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Support Stu this Movember

By on November 3, 2014 in Misc.
Afternoon everyone, I’m sure most of you have heard of Movember – the period where men rock a moustache for the whole month of November in order to raise money and awareness for men’s charities. Unfortunately, the majority of us will have known or know someone right now who is dealing with one of the...

Iron Views competition: win an amazing piece of footballing memorabilia

By on May 3, 2014 in Misc.
Ironviews.com is giving fans the exclusive opportunity to win a truly amazing piece of footballing memorabilia. A montage of England 1966 World Cup Winning team fully autographed by the entire team including Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. The piece is also signed by Sir Alf Ramsey and even Kenneth Walthamstow, the commentator  who...

Currys FIFA Cup

By on April 25, 2014 in Misc.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the first ever Currys FIFA Cup, sponsored by BEKO. A number of football bloggers from across the UK took on one another in a knockout competition, with contestants competing for  pair of FA Cup Semi Final tickets. Rather embarrassingly, I was eliminated in...

How well do we know our team?

By on January 17, 2014 in Misc., Uncategorized
Earlier this month, Ladbrokes launched a brilliant new quiz called ‘How well do you know your team?’ in which supporters are asked 10 questions about the club they follow. I’ve always thought of West Ham as a club who pride themselves on their East London rooted history – I know I do – so it’s...

17 days later – a quick update

By on August 13, 2013 in Misc.
Hi everyone. After spending 17 days touring the sunny state of California I’m finally back in England – just four days ahead of the new season. The website remained in good hands whilst I was away however, with Stuart Plant and ExWHUemployee posting regular column/opinion pieces. Thanks to those of you who follow me on...

Make It or Break It – A Reflection on Youth

By on June 8, 2013 in Misc.
Most people recall our Youth Team’s success in 1999, beating Coventry 9-0 on aggregate in the FA Youth Cup Final.  But how many of the players other than Joe Cole and Michael Carrick does anyone remember? Some fans just about recollect that it was Stephen Bywater in goal too. Obviously both Cole and Carrick have...

Two Defining Promotions For The Club

By on May 30, 2013 in Misc., Opinion
  Eight years ago today, Alan Pardew’s West Ham were promoted back to the Premier League via the play-offs at the second time of trying. Having beaten Ipswich 4-2 (on aggregate) the team would have been in the same state of confidence as Big Sam’s team last season, after their 5-0 (on aggregate) win over...

Season Review (Part 6)

By on May 27, 2013 in Misc., Opinion
The ‘bit part’ players of the team; Collison; Was ruled out for almost half the season due to his knee, and only made 5 starts the entire season. Something which is worrying for fans, the club, and most of all the player himself. He managed to score two goals though which was a good return...

Season Review (Part 5)

By on May 26, 2013 in Misc., Opinion
Team (cont.); Strikers; Cole; This season was definitely one to forget for Carlton. Only managing 14 starts and struggling for goals (scoring only twice) saw him consistently benched by Big Sam who preferred to utilise AC as the lone striker. Cole turned down a new contract, and has since left the club which I think...

My West Ham Story

By on May 25, 2013 in Match Report, Misc.
Until I was nine-years-old I hated football. I’m now 17, and there’s nothing in this world that I enjoy more. For a long time I was unable to come to terms with how the act of kicking a ball back and forth for hours on end brought any enjoyment to those either spectating such an...

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...