The 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow Londoners Chelsea has seen West Ham boss Avram Grant virtually concede that his club is a dead cert to be relegated.
Losing so heavily at this time of the season is always hard to take, a world weary Grant commented yesterday , "but to concede a goal to an over priced flop like Torres is just about the straw that broke the camel's back as far as I'm concerned.
If any Hammers fan needed a sign that disaster will very soon be visited upon our team, then that was definitely the clincher.
It doesn't matter how hard we try between now and the end of the season, we don't have a hope in hell now. You get the feeling that even if our diddy striker Carlton Cole got a hat trick in every remaining game, our defence would concede four".
He's definitely got a point.