The Guardian football writer and lifelong Hammer Jacob Steinberg was at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday and still expects West Ham to be playing in Europe next season....
Unfortunately we were not able to secure a top six finish but I thought the Hammers played really well for long spells but were unable to get the crucial second goal.
They ended up paying for it and if Sakho had scored the second goal at the start of the second half they would have come away with the victory.
Unfortunately the lack of ruthlessness in front of goal has cost West Ham, but it has still been a strong season finishing seventh, given the aim was survival at the start of the season.
The football has been great to watch at times and we have had some great wins.
I am still confident the club can qualify for Europe next season and I am hopeful that Manchester United will beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final on Saturday.
Maybe the West Ham supporters will turn out at Wembley on Saturday to cheer them on!
I am expecting a busy summer of transfer activity and feel the Club need to sign a striker.
I think they will also look to sign another right back to allow Michail Antonio to play further forward and allow Sam Byram a bit more time to get used to the Premier League.
The Club have already brought in Havard Nordtveit so that area looks to be well covered with four central midfielders.
I think the fans should be proud of what the Club have achieved this season and you could see that by the reception the players got when they left the field at Stoke.
There was a lot of applause and overall I think everyone has enjoyed it.
Despite the defeat at Stoke I think the fans are still celebrating the final ever home win over Manchester United and there is a lot of goodwill.
The last time the Hammers finished in the top seven was 2002 and they finished with a positive goal difference.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily the opinions held by West Ham United