West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley admits he wants a "nice, solid" season after the rollercoaster ride of last term.
"Before the game I was thinking that if we win, it becomes a good start, and if we lose, we're in the bottom five or six.
"All I've said since we've been back is that I want a solid season.
"In the last four seasons West Ham have lost a play-off final, won a play-off final, lost an FA Cup final and won a relegation battle.
"So I said to Eggert in the summer that we want a nice, solid season, and he said 'Yeah, Europe!' But we want to put some foundations in to start building the club."