At the end of the 2015-sixteen time, items at West Ham looked instead rosy.
The club had just completed seventh in the Premier League and were about to transfer into the more substantial previous Olympic Stadium.
Factors don’t look so rosy now for the previous Boleyn Ground tenants and the ill-emotion erupted at the weekend as some West Ham fans poured onto the pitch in the course of their house defeat to Burnley to show their displeasure as relegation fears deepened.
They also turned their ire toward an unpopular board, venting their frustrations at the route the club is heading in.
Why has the scenario turned so substantially more than the previous few of a long time and who are the crucial figures involved?
Nathan was joined on the Soccer Present by The Guardian soccer author Jacob Steinberg who was at the London Stadium on Saturday and witnessed the angry scenes.
A single problem Steinberg highlighted was a divide amid the fanbase.
“There’s a group referred to as the Genuine West Ham Followers Motion Team who have considering that dropped the ‘Action’ from their identify and are now recognized as the Actual West Ham Enthusiasts Group,” he discussed.
“Two of the founder associates experienced hyperlinks with the former Inter-Metropolis Firm.
“They had been element of a broader fan group coalition which contains 15 enthusiast groups who achieved with Karren Brady on two situations last month.
“That enthusiast coalition also integrated the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association who have also been fairly anti-board and right after the next assembly, the Actual West Ham Followers Action Group all of a sudden made a decision that the march was off and they were pleased with Karren Brady. They considered they’d achieved a dialogue with Brady and every little thing was likely to get a bit better now.
“However, WISA, the other team, at the behest of its associates, imagined things hadn’t in fact obtained greater. They desired to guide a march and its customers experienced advised it to do so. It variety of erupted and relations between the two teams broke down.”