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Clarity Causing West Ham’s Problems?

By on April 24, 2017 in Opinion
West Ham United – From reaching Europe to battling relegation in a year. A drastic change in 12 months and one that didn’t seem possible after our highest ever Premier League points total. But is that true? Or were the signs of this dreadful season already developing when Payet’s free kicks and talk of a...

Boy, Could We Do With A Repka

By on April 6, 2017 in Latest News, Opinion
We have struggled all season in defence. Whether it’s because of injuries, poor form, players being played out of position or simply just a lack of passion to get stuck in. We could really do with the spirit and passion of former Hammer, Tomas Repka. Or, more realistically, just someone to channel their inner Repka and try...

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...

Our Desperate Hunt For Recruits

By on December 22, 2016 in Latest News, Opinion, Transfer News
Despite having climbed the Premier League table in recent weeks, extending the gap between ourselves and the relegation zone to five points, we are continuing to work on bringing fresh faces to the Olympic Stadium, reportedly contacting the Premier League’s top sides ahead of the transfer window. Despite such moves being long shots in the...

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...

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...

Eye On The Enemy – Crystal Palace (A)

By on October 14, 2016 in Interviews, Match Preview, Opinion
Eighth game of the season and it’s another London derby, with the short journey to SE London. Hopefully, James Tomkins plays and scores a hat-trick of celebrated own goals. I won’t hold my breath though. We spoke to our friends at @TheEaglesBeak – www.theeaglesbeak.com – about the game at the weekend, as always a big...

Where Have The Owners Gone Wrong?

By on September 30, 2016 in Opinion
  The atmosphere around the club has been getting more sour by the game this season with discontent fans already pressing the panic button whilst the more optimistic bunch of us have tried to keep everyone level headed. I recently got a lot of stick on Twitter when I voiced annoyance at the owner’s. 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...

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...