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Payet-gate; Team Need To Stand Up And Be Counted

By on January 13, 2017 in Latest News, Opinion, Transfer News
  West Ham’s season can’t look any gloomier. We have hit rock bottom. A 5-0 mauling in the FA cup was followed by news, this morning, that Dimitri Payet has requested to leave. What happens next with the player remains to be seen, and, Bilic has set his stall out. You are staying, you have...

New System The Key To Byram Success

By on October 29, 2016 in Opinion
When West Ham signed Sam Byram from Leeds United last January there was a great deal of fanfare about the player and how we fought off Everton for the hot prospect. However, the deeper you delved it seemed that we were signing a player who was not yet 100% a Right Back nor 100% a...

I’m Forever Blowing Balon D’or’s

By on October 25, 2016 in Latest News, Opinion
This week something quite remarkable happened. Something I honestly never thought would happen in my lifetime. West Ham’s Dimitri Payet has been nominated for the Balon D’or. Sitting alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is a footballer who plies his trade for West Ham United. Nobody could have predicted this when we signed him last...

Iron Views Talks to…WHUFCYouth

By on September 26, 2016 in Interviews
For my latest Iron Views piece I spoke to Kai Barrett who runs the excellent – @whufcyouth – and has kindly agreed to do a Q&A with me. Kai also runs a thread on KUMB, as well as his own website, and, has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the youth system at West Ham....

8 Things We Learnt; West Brom vs West Ham

By on September 19, 2016 in Match Report, Opinion
I have been to our last three visits to the Hawthorns. The 4-0 thrashing we suffered in the FA Cup under Big Sam, our 3-0 win last season and I was in the away end on Saturday as we suffered another drubbing from Tony Pulis’ men, but what can we learn from what we saw...

A West Ham Free Saturday

By on September 4, 2016 in Opinion
The dust has started to settle after the conclusion of the transfer window and we have entered one of the annoying mid-season International breaks. I am very glad to see that Michail Antonio get an England call-up which, in my opinion, is very well deserved. Even though he was an unused substitute, the recognition will...

How to solve the Obiang issue?

By on August 31, 2016 in Latest News, Opinion, Transfer News
Here’s a debut article from our new writer Ed, you can follow him @D_R_A_Y_ – if you’re interested in joining the writing team please email us at ironviewseditorial@gmail.com for more information! As it stands Pedro remains at the club, however, the hours are counting down as the rumours keep circulating… __________________   So the transfer...

Does Daniel Levy hate West Ham?

By on February 6, 2015 in Opinion
It was a frustrating Transfer Deadline Day for West Ham. Despite being linked with several players and hours of negotiations, sadly no new faces appeared at Chadwell Heath before the window slammed shut. Emmanuel Adebayor was apparently one of those potential faces and it’s arguably a shame that a deal didn’t get over the line....

West Ham: Now officially a good team

By on January 27, 2015 in Opinion
I watched West Ham’s FA Cup fourth round match with more interest than usual, given that Bristol City have long been my nearest Football League side geographically. And while it was not the most thrilling encounter in West Ham’s history, the win provided us with the perhaps the best opportunity in recent years to bring...

Will the real Andy Carroll please stand up?

By on January 26, 2015 in Opinion
The superlatives know no end when it comes to Andy Carroll. Just take the two quotes below as an example: I.Holloway in 2010 – “He’s the best striker in the Premiership.” J.Hartson this season on Match of the Day – “Swansea simply could not cope with him and it was the sort of display I...

Jonjo Heuerman – a remarkable young man

By on January 19, 2015 in Interviews
Jonjo Heuerman is a remarkable person and has deservedly become a West Ham hero at a young age. His charity events have not only raised a lot of money for his chosen cause, but have also massively raised their profile too. When Jonjo got in touch with me and asked me to run another interview...