We need to build on this season – not let it become an one-off

A glance at the history of our Premier League positions shows after most good campaigns, we endure bad seasons

Players warm-up at the EPL match West Ham United v Burnley, at the London Stadium, London, UK on 16th January, 2021. English Premier League matches are still being played behind closed doors because of the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and government social distancing/lockdown restrictions.

This month marked five years since our final game at Upton Park as we said farewell to the Boleyn in style by beating Manchester United 3-2.

That victory actually took us up to sixth in the league before a final day defeat away at Stoke saw us end in seventh.

After the Allardyce years, this season excited me like no other with Super Slav at the helm.

Fast forward five years, and we’re raising our glasses once more to another magnificent season but there’s been a lot of disappointment between 2016 and 2021.

In my mind, we shouldn’t have suffered as much as we have – especially when you look at the team that started that final game at the Boleyn.

Antonio, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Lanzini and Noble all played and the former three have all had great campaigns this time round with Lanzini and Nobes putting in some good shifts too.

Why in the four campaigns since 2015/16 were we only able to register one flukey top 10 finish and why were we in two relegation battles?

You will have your own view as to why things didn’t click again until this campaign, but I hope history doesn’t repeat itself next season

A glance at the history of our Premier League positions shows after most good campaigns, we endure bad seasons.

The owners and Moyes cannot let this happen. A top 10 finish is a minimum for us next campaign, otherwise what was the point in leaving the Boleyn?

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