Want-away West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker admits last season's struggles took it's toll.
Now on the verge of a move to Aston Villa, the England U21 star said: "Yeah, it did get me down.
Reo-Coker hit rock bottom during the 6-0 defeat away to Reading on New Year's Day, after which Alan Curbishley, the manager, famously referred to the club's money-obsessed underperformers.
"Yeah, the Baby Bentley Club," Reo-Coker says tersely. "Well, I'm not a member. I don't have a Bentley. No comment.
"But that game was probably one of the lowest points of my career. It was such an embarrassment and I just can't put into words how it felt in the dressing-room. When your own fans sing 'You're not fit to wear the shirt' it's heartbreaking."