Will Slaven Save Our Season?

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

It’s a game most fans look out for when the fixture list comes out but there will be no sterner test this season than when Tottenham come to town.  Spurs have become a well drilled outfit this season, even down to ensuring they get marginal penalty calls.  Meanwhile, the Hammers need a couple more points … Read more

Reflections on the West Ham Olympic Stadium

London Stadium

I wanted to let it all sink in…this new era, this great leap forward!  West Ham United (London) will never be the same again, but will the team fade and die like bubbles or rise like the phoenix of the stadium we have inherited?  Only time will truly tell, but this stadium is built for … Read more

West Ham – Looking Ahead

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

Sorry, but I am not one of those fans who wet themselves at a pre season loss.  I’m old enough to remember winning every pre season game under Avram Grant, and look what happened there!  However, it’s not long before we get down to business for the season, so I thought the time was right … Read more

West Ham 3 Arsenal 3

This post is dedicated to Don Coates, a lifelong Hammers fan and Essex cricket umpire who sadly lost his life last week – 1941-2016 – Rest In Peace Don Having just got back from the ground, it’s worth reflecting on a pulsating game, fitting for the run in for the Boleyn. First up, on Diafra … Read more

West Ham 2 Chelsea 1 – Hammer time!

I was going to say, we wren’t expecting that were we?  But actually, in the back of our heads, I think a few of us were.  There’s a natural cynicism when it comes to being a West Ham fan, but that is being slowly replaced by a sense of optimism that Slaven Bilic’s tenure thus … Read more

Amalfitano leaves West Ham

Morgan Amalfitano has left West Ham United, under that delightful euphenism ‘mutual consent’ ie someone said leave and he said okay.  The contract has been paid up and a player who in spite of a couple of sparkling moments never really felt like a true hammer has gone.  Having arrived on a one year deal, … Read more

Arsenal v West Ham Preview

First off, I’d like to address the European exit.  We finished 12th last season and were nowhere near ready for a European assault.  The adventure was great but the last match up was lost at Upton Park with the loss of Collins and Sakho not being present for this fixture.  The injuries on the night … Read more

Pre Season Predictions

I like to check on my predictions pre season again in May time, and invite you all to do the same.  So, here we go… League Position – 9th – a comfortable season but tempered by a few slaps from the big boys means our points haul will be sufficient without being spectacular Top Scorer … Read more