|Man in a Desert||
On September 15, 2010 I blogged about the terrible predicament of the football club I support, West Ham United.
Today, exactly 8 months later, the Hammers were relegated from the English Premier League, firmly anchored to the bottom of the table, 20th out of 20 teams. They went into the away game at Wigan needing to win to have any chance of avoiding the drop. The first half ended 2-0 to West Ham. The game finished 3-2 to Wigan! Immediately after the match West Ham fired their manager Avram Grant.
One of the best quotes I read about West Ham during this season was, "Avram Grant - any club that hires him really deserves him."
It was Grant who oversaw Portsmouth's relegation from the Premier League last year. He did it again this year with West Ham.
The writing was on the wall throughout the season. Which, I suppose, is why I'm not really upset about it!
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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