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Klopp keen on West Ham ‘project’ – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on May 24, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
. So the inevitable has happened and Sam has said goodbye.  Those of you that follow me on Twitter or on here will know that I have said this will happen for a while and anyone who has been around the club and seen the relationship between Sam and the chairmen, particularly David Sullivan, would...

Sakho snubs Allardyce at awards evening – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on May 10, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
It has been a while since I have written a blog but with any luck they will be weekly again from now on. The manager issue is still on going.  At the player awards the chairmen and the manager did not  speak.  In fact Sam seemed very aloof during the whole evening, didn’t present any...

West Ham scouts likely watching Konoplyanka – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on April 22, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
I didn’t expect us to win against Manchester City. I wouldn’t have expected us to win even when we were playing well but it was the nature of the performance that upset me. We showed no passion, no desire, we couldn’t pass to our own players and there were so many individual mistakes. Our season...

Benitez and Bilic spoken to off the record – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on April 5, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
Sam Allardyce continues to divide opinion First things first: the run in we have would have been considered “easier” at the start of the season than it is now and this was proven at Leicester. Teams at the bottom have far more to play for than we do and they will have more fight. That...

Enough is enough, West Ham fans need some perspective – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on March 22, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
At long last we have a win! Yes it wasn’t the best football and yes we should have played better but when your confidence is low, finding results is harder than normal.  Plus, we were up against Sunderland with new manager syndrome! I logged onto twitter expecting to see our fans generally happy but instead all that...

Aaron Cresswell set for new deal amid interest from Champions League clubs

By on March 19, 2015 in Latest News
Aaron Cresswell is set to be handed a new West Ham contract to fend off interest from some of England’s biggest club. Cresswell has been one of West Ham’s standout performers this season, leading to the likes of Man City and Arsenal actively pursuing the 25-year-old. Indeed, West Ham are now concerned that Cresswell’s latest...

Gold and Sullivan still undecided on Big Sam’s future – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on March 15, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
The Arsenal game was a disappointment.  I thought 3-0 was a bit harsh but that said we didn’t really look like scoring.  I didn’t expect much from the game and with so many injuries I expected even less. The main frustration for me was the crossing and set pieces. When you play the big teams...

Mauro Zarate returns to West Ham with knee injury

By on March 13, 2015 in Transfer News
Mauro Zarate has today returned to Chadwell Heath, but he has not been recalled from his QPR loan. Indeed, the forward is back at West Ham to have treatment on a knee injury sustained while training with the relegation threatened club. He has found playing time hard to come by thus far, making only four appearances...

Alex Song desperate to prove Arsenal wrong

Alex Song is desperate to show his former side what they’re missing when West Ham play Arsenal this weekend. Despite maintaining a good relationship with ex-boss Arsene Wenger, the Barca loanee was left infuriated when Gunners assistant manager Steve Bould labelled the midfielder as lazy and lethargic. With James Tomkins out with a shoulder injury,...

Hernandez to West Ham rumours are genuine – The ExWHUemployee Column

By on March 8, 2015 in ExWHUemployee column
The Chelsea game was frustrating to say the least. I felt that we dominated the match and really should have got more out of it then we did.   If we had a referee who wasn’t afraid to give decisions against the big teams (do they exist?!) it could have been different.   I try not to...

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...