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Spoof: The bet that optimistic West Ham fans simply had to make!

You thought West Ham United’s turnout at Upton Park in the Capital One Cup was poor last night? That was nothing compared to the Football Transfer Tavern’s attendance figures.

Six.

A poultry six customers turned up to watch the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg between West Ham United and Manchester City.

It really was a case of the job being done and dusted at the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago but, as our sole West Ham punter mumbled to me, last night was really a case for the Hammers to salvage some pride.

My landlord isn’t a big fan of the cup competitions, but, for some reason, he took a front row seat at the plasma screen and was continually shouting: “Come on you Irons!”

Well, he was until the third minute, when, after Alvaro Negredo had put City 7-0 up on aggregate, he shouted an obscenity and screwed up a betting slip.

After he had stormed out to the kitchen, I went and fetched the slip and, well, I suppose you’ve got to admire his faith in the Hammers…

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Click below to see Arsenal, Fulham and Everton in action this weekend!

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