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Eight Things We Learnt; Crystal Palace (a)

By on October 18, 2016 in Match Report, Opinion
A torrential downpour at Selhurst Park created a gloomy atmosphere which suitably matched the current predicament at West Ham, but I can finally begin to see light at the end of the tunnel after what could prove to be a crucial victory that turns our season around. The look on our manager’s face at the...

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...

Man City 1 – 2 West Ham: Bullet point breakdown

By on September 19, 2015 in Match Report
Well, this is all starting to get rather ridiculous now isn’t it? To spell it out for you in all its glory, West Ham have won three away games in succession against Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City. In those three games they have scored seven, conceded one, and picked up as many away wins as...

West Ham power rankings: Newcastle

By on September 16, 2015 in Power Rankings
Editor’s note: In a new matchly article, James Gooderson will be looking at the performances and match stats from West Ham’s starting XI plus subs to create a weekly Power Ranking. This is a list, 14-to-1, of the club’s worst/least influential performers, all the way down to the best. The position of each player will fluctuate weekly depending...

West Ham 2 – 0 Newcastle: Bullet point breakdown

By on September 15, 2015 in Match Report
Forget the match, forget the teams, and forget the result. There’s only one man who can kick-off these bullet points, and his name is Dimitri Payet. From the opening four games West Ham fans had already been given a decent taste of what the Frenchman was capable of. We witnessed an emphatic strike against Leicester,...

Liverpool 0 – 3 West Ham: Bullet point breakdown

By on August 29, 2015 in Match Report
Slaven Bilic: “It is only three points but it is one of those games that become more than three points, It’s been 50-odd years and the fans who were lucky enough to be here will tell their kids that they were there for the Club. It’s going to be written in books and all that,...

West Ham 3 – 4 Bournemouth: Bullet point breakdown

By on August 22, 2015 in Match Report
Slaven Bilic: “It was a tough day. It is tough to talk about it because if you talk about the first half you could talk for ages. I am so disappointed and I am sure the lads are. I want to apologise to the fans because it was not acceptable, not only in terms of...

West Ham 1 – 2 Leicester City: Bullet point breakdown

By on August 15, 2015 in Match Report
Today’s result comes down to the matter of game plans. Leicester City had one and – at least for the first half – West Ham didn’t. An unchanged team, other than Jenkinson coming in at right back, seemed fair enough. How could you drop any of the heroes from the Arsenal performance? Harsh though as...

West Ham continue to crash and burn against City, 2-0: Bullet point breakdown

By on April 19, 2015 in Match Report
Ahead of today’s game, Sky Sports broadcasted a four-man interview with West Ham teammates Carl Jenkinson, James Collins, Stewart Downing and Kevin Nolan. The quartet appeared relaxed, upbeat, and in generally good spirits as they discussed a multitude of issues from Sam Allardyce to the Man City game. Most notably, they gave the impression that...

End is nigh for Allardyce as West Ham slip to Leicester defeat, 2-1: Bullet point breakdown

By on April 4, 2015 in Match Report
Today’s result—and performance to go with it—has left me feeling more than a little confused. On one hand, the game was thoroughly entertaining to watch. Between the two sides there were 34 shots, 13 corners, two great finishes and one penalty save. Indeed, the fixture had just about everything except for—of course—three points for West...

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...