Yeah, I'd say west ham are serious competition these days.
Fucking hate saying that.
I'd have to go one further and say they are ahead of us at present, i hate saying that and i'm very pissed off that its happened so quickly but they've got a good manager, a fantastic player in Payet (who we were apparently in for but of course lost out on), a brand new massive stadium coming, are based in London, are above us in the league by 6 points and have a great chance of getting in Europe this season, where we have basically no chance, not because we don't have a good team but because we have a manager who can't get results, 1 premier league win in 9 GAMES!!! Who would you rather go to if you were a neutral......I knew it as soon as i saw he had returned to Leeds to 'think it over' after agreeing terms and completing a medical, he would have signed there and then if he was going to, such a shame as he's a very good young english player in a postion we need strengthening. Gutted