While things are a little dismal for Hammers fans at the Transfer Tavern currently, it’s always worth looking at what could have been.
Five years ago West Ham were playing in the Championship after suffering the indignity of finishing bottom in 2011.
Obviously the fans know a club like that shouldn’t have gone down, but it’s worth noting how well the Hammers bounced back and established themselves in the top flight.
They could easily have joined clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa in dropping down a level, with the latter in particular not looking like returning anytime soon.
Last season’s seventh-placed finish was a particular success in recent times; West Ham’s second best finish in Premier League history.
With that considered and having moved into a brand new stadium, the future could be bright for the Claret and Blues side should they get out of their current mire.
With that in mind, the Tavern looks at the three best things West Ham have done since returning to the top flight.
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