OK, I have some questions that maybe you could answer:I once tried to explain to an American the concept of a multi-tiered league set up with promotion/relegation AND additional cup competitions AND international games. It was one of the most futile things I've ever tried to do (other than being a Birmingham City fan obviously).
Before I get jumped on, that wasn't meant to be a slight upon Americans as a whole, just this particular guy.
West ham play terrible football, sorry. My idea of hell is watching them vs Chelsea- that game vs atletico last night was one of the worst I've ever seen.
Dundee United?! No. They beat my team in the Scottish Cup Final in 2010... I hate them. I support Ross County, and no, I don't expect you to have heard of us although we are in the Scottish Premier League. We are currently 11th out of 12 and heading for the playoffs...
Ha Ha sorry about that. My old man worked in Glasgow for a while in the 80's and I went up to visit and saw West Ham at Tannadice in a pre season friendly (we lost 4-0!). I have had a soft spot for them ever since. They played a number of friendlies around that time as part of the deal to take Ray Stewart to West Ham (remember him?) Of course I have heard of Ross County, I know all the teams up there (that is what gambling does to you!).
As for West Ham, yes the football isn't good at all but that is Allardyce for you. People are getting the raving hump as we have always, tried at least, to play attractive football. I think things will have to change as the owners can't afford the team moving into the bigger olympic stadium with disulliosioned fans. They need everyone on side to get near filling it.
Gold and Sullivan did a lot for us cus we were in a right state before they came along (and now that they've gone as well) but towards the end they had this infuriating habit of making deliberately low bids for players so they could try to claim they had ambition but, at the same time, knowing full well that they wouldn't have to fork the money out
Lumber I have heard that before and that has been levelled at them at West Ham as well plus it seems Sullivan can't help but make some signings himself. Some unknown South American who never ends up playing (See Wellington Paulista as an example).