The March madness begins as West Ham United face one of the most important months in the club’s modern history.
West Ham secured a vital 1-0 win over Wolves to breathe new life into their bid for a European spot.
With Manchester United drawing at home against Watford the Champions League dream is still alive via fourth place.
Indeed West Ham have two bites at the cherry. Winning the Europa League will see David Moyes’s side automatically qualify for Europe’s top competition.
The Hammers are just three ties from a dream final in Sevilla. But first that must be that very team over two legs after a tough draw in the last 16.
West Ham are also still in the FA Cup and play Southampton on Wednesday night for a place in the quarter-finals.
March madness begins as West Ham face one of the most important months in their modern history
The March madness is about to begin and West Ham truly face what could be one of the most historic months in the club’s modern history.
If West Ham can hit top form this month they could, come April, be in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, the quarter-finals of the Europa League and still right in the mix for the top four.
After Southampton in the FA Cup, West Ham go to Liverpool at the weekend in what is a massive game for both the title race and the European spots.
Then next Thursday sees West Ham travel to Sevilla for the first leg of the last 16 tie before taking on Aston Villa at the London Stadium three days later.
The home leg against Sevilla follows that on Thursday March 17th. And if West Ham have made it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals, they will play it that weekend.
If not – and if Spurs don’t make it past Middlesbrough in the cup tonight – then West Ham will travel to bitter rivals Tottenham for what promises to be a true six-pointer in the race for the European spots.
After that game comes an international break.
And West Ham will have completed one of the most intense months in their modern history.
Let’s embrace it and hope we get to April with everything still to play for!
Cynics will of course point out that West Ham’s season could essentially be over by this time next Friday. But this team has shown amazing resilience over the last two years and Moyes said last week his players perform better when they are in action three times a week.
Come on you rip roaring, goal scoring Irons.