London outfit West Ham are having a truly fabulous season and are in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The Hammers are currently seventh in the league table with 36 points from 22 matches, just four points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
West Ham are also financially secure and will move into a new stadium (the Olympic Stadium) in 2016.
Things are looking great for West Ham, whose vice-chairman has now explained just why they are achieving so much success at the moment.
“We are living proof that local, British tax-paying people are very capable of running a successful club, at least as well as the current crop of tycoons who moved in from the United States, Russia or the Middle East,” the 45-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun.
“My rule is that we have to be efficient at every level and maximise every opportunity. For 45 minutes today (against Hull City last Sunday) Sam’s team showed the skill of Brazil, the organisation of Chelsea and the fitness of Arsenal. A unique mix which efficiently destroyed the opposition."
It seems that West Ham’s boardroom success is being reflected on the pitch by Sam Allardyce’s team.
The Hammers, who are in FA Cup action later today, returned to winning ways in the Premier League last Sunday when they eased past Hull City 3-0 at home.
Allardyce’s side were expected to pick up the three points at the Boleyn Ground, and it was indeed a very complete performance from the players.
Andy Carroll opened the scoring just minutes into the second half, Morgan Amalfitano doubled the lead in the 69th minute, and Stewart Downing made it 3-0 on 72 minutes.