It’s been an amazing start this season for the Hammers, who are currently sitting atop their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, and are currently in the Premier League and, now, into the last eight in the cup competition.
Despite this, Collymore takes issue with West Ham fans celebrating for an unknown reason and instead has opted to make mention of the discontent shown towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold. Collymore told The People[Octiber 31, page 56]:
“To hear West Ham fans celebrating you would think they had won the Champions League,” Collymore wrote in the print edition of The People…They’re all over the radio and piping up everywhere, but perhaps they do need reminding that what they’ve actually done is clinch a place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup…Seriously, come on. I’m a big fan of what they have achieved and what they are doing right now…And, yes it was Manchester City etc, etc, but let’s not get too hysterical just yet. There’s such a sense of excitement around the place at the moment that you could almost be fooled into thinking everything was rosy down at the London Stadium…It’s not. Everybody knows it’s not. No one is kidded by the fact that even the protestors who want the board out are a little muted at the moment…But it’s a time bomb. Like a household where the couple can’t stand each other but put up a facade, knowing it could kick off at any time…Those who want David Gold and David Sullivan out haven’t gone away and, to be honest, util they are persuaded to go, I think West Ham will struggle to get to the next stage.”
Let Sleeping Does Lie Stan...
What happens in the board room right now doesn’t affect the fan in the stands, they are just happy to have something to celebrate.