According to their brand spanking new signing, Carlton Cole.
The soon-to-be-booed Cole had this to say to Sky Sports,
“I just thought from then, I had to go out and better myself and try and play more games and play and gain more experience in The Premiership.
“You never know. Maybe, in the future, I can get to a big club.
“Now, West Ham is the first on my list and West Ham has given me the opportunity to play and hopefully, I’m going to do well for them.”
Now although it’s not exactly news that the Hammers are not one of the Big Four, the big-club-little-club issue is just one of those delusions that every football supporter secretly maintains. And to hear that a bloke who hasn’t even played a match yet let alone score a goal is using you as a stepping stone can’t be that pleasing either.
Oh well, at least none of their players have just been banned for coke.