Historically the sublime and the ridiculous never seem too far away from one another when it comes to West Ham United.

But since the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos there has certainly been less of the latter.

Better football, better results and better recruitment has unsurprisingly resulted in better relations between owners and fans.

That has manifested itself in a happier atmosphere at the much-criticised London Stadium.

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Sweet harmony

And guess what? The knock-on effect meant West Ham had the best home record outside the top six last season.

Harmony at any football club is vital.

With owners, manager, players and fans on the same page, pulling in the same direction West Ham have settled down enormously.

It has been reflected once again in record season ticket sales and renewal rates.

West Ham once again have the second most season ticket holders in the country. They are behind only the mighty Manchester United in that respect, read the full story here.

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Surely Hammers would not insult fans with Adebayor signing?

So the owners surely would not risk insulting the fans they have just praised to the high heavens (whufc.com) by signing has-been striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The former Tottenham and Arsenal forward has been perennially linked with the Hammers.

But West Ham supporters thought those dark days were well behind them.


That was until The Sun reported at the weekend that West Ham were in the running to sign the 35-year-old.

Others were also said to be interested. Then The Daily Star explained why West Ham were favourites.

Yes West Ham need a second striker before the transfer window closes.

But talk of Adebayor has gone down like a lead balloon among supporters.

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Owners must tread carefully

The free agent left Turkish side Basaksehir by mutual consent last week.

He scored just three goals in 19 appearances for them last season and has not played a full 90 minutes since January.

An ageing striker, well past his best on a cheap deal and one last pay day. It sounds every inch a West Ham signing in years gone by.

Not under Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos, though. And let’s hope it stays that way too.

There are still some trust issues between a section of supporters and co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

The duo must tread carefully on this one. It could undo all their good work of the last 12 months.

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