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Talking Tactics – Arsenal Preview

By on April 7, 2016 in Match Preview, Tactics
  Here’s a new piece, which, could turn into a weekly feature! Looking at the tactics going into the game, brought to you by Ben Cust – @bacspace88 – so, let us know what you think!   The game against Arsenal on Saturday is a big game for the usual London derby reasons. What makes...

Bilic’s midfield led by Payet is the key to Success

By on September 16, 2015 in Tactics
Playing in transition is a beautiful thing to watch. For the last two matches, West Ham have put the rest of the league on notice with some talented play from the midfield and some tactical adjustments that came just in the knick of time after a rough losses to Bournemouth and Leicester City earlier this...

Analysis: West Ham’s lack of width severely holding back squad

By on August 25, 2015 in Tactics
When Dimitri Payet scored two cracking goals against Southend United in the preseason tour, I think its safe to say pretty much every West Ham supporter was buzzing about the potential creativity and quality balls we’d see the French Ligue 1 star launch into scoring areas. Three matches into the season proper, Payet has been...

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...