Hey everyone! Do you recall my crowing about West Ham United being fourth in the English Premier League, just before Christmas? Yes? Well, since that balmy day (20th Dec) West Ham have won TWO - yes, TWO - games! Drawn seven and lost eight. Hurrah! Order is restored and we are once again “bottom half”. Never has the oft-used phrase “West Ham: Down with the decorations” been more apt.
Getting down to it now, Phil. Win or bust. On the one hand, away to Swindon should spell the end, really. But on the other hand, Swindon have nothing to play for positionally and hopefully their boys will be focussed on picking up no bookings (do they carry over into the playoffs?) and certainly no injuries before the playoffs. They’ll be wanting to glide through this match as smoothly and incident-free as possible. The biggest worry I’d imagine will be the other results. I reckon Notts County will lose to Gillingham and I’m bloody positive Colchester are doomed versus a Preston NE who need the win to secure promotion, but Crawley have got an eminently winnable game v Coventry.