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Ashton reveals Pardew’s Irons nickname!

Dean Ashton has revealed the nickname West Ham players handed Alan Pardew when he was manager at the club. Speaking to talkSPORT following Pardew’s  appointment as new WBA boss Ashton said he believed  the 56 year old’s self-confidence will inspire the lowly Baggies. “He’s not short of confidence,” said Ashton, who was signed by Pardew […]

Hammers face new “crisis” at Etihad

Winston Reid is ruled out of the fixture against Manchester City after sustaining a hamstring injury against Everton. And the Hammers now travel to the toughest match on the Premier League  programme with a real defensive crisis. Jose Fonte has been ruled out until next year and James Collins will be unavailable after he came […]

Adrian’s chance arrives!

Joe Hart will take an enforced rest against Manchester City under the terms of his loan deal … and the sad truth is it’s the right time! Ok, we understand that there’s more to conceding 30 goals in 14 games than goalkeeping errors but mentally the guy must be shot and the return of Adrian […]

Ayew agrees things aren’t normal!

Earlier this morning before I dared to visit the excuse-making one usually finds from players on the official website I wrote that nothing at our club is normal right now. Having now dared to have a look at  the comments emerging on www.whufc.com it seems that I find myself in the less than exalted company […]

Even a Moyes rollicking did no good!

  David Moyes refused to put his name to the first 45 minutes against Everton and admitted the Hammers neither performed of deserved anything from the game last night (Wed). Speaking after the horror show he said: “The second half I could put my name to the performance, I didn’t want to put my name […]

Where the hell do we go from here?

  It’s the morning after the night before and nothing feels normal! In normal times we’d claim it was just the West Ham Way. In normal times we’d have a good moan and get on with it. In normal times we’d find an excuse or ten. In normal times we’d suggest team changes and find a […]

It’s misery for Moyes – the manager’s verdict

David Moyes made it clear that the Hammers didn’t deserve the final 4-0 scoreline at Goodison Park! Delevering his verdict on the game he told BBC Sport: “”Not good in the first half but a massive improvement at half-time. We didn’t deserve that final score. Mistakes cost us. “The missed penalty [at 2-0] was the […]

How we rated the Irons at Everton

Niall McDonald hands out the marks Hart: Will forever feature in replays of Rooney’s wonder goal sailing over him into the net 3 Zabaleta: Very static, prevents any attack being launched down the right. Booked, again 2 Reid: Looked stretched at times. Limped off with a hamstring strain on 75 mins 4 Ogbonna: Most touches […]

Horrible Hammers ripped apart by Rooney

Everton 4 Irons 0 West Ham tonight is a club which has seen its heart and soul ripped out! It is impossible to describe the depths to which this squad sunk this evening. An absolutely appalling first half was followed by an improved 20 minutes after the break before Wayne Rooney completed a hat-trick with […]

Moyes set to give young striker the nod

Toni Martinez looks set for a place on the bench at Everton after missing the Irons under 23 Checkatrade Trophy match at Wycombe last night (Tues). David Moyes has been impressed with the young striker along with Declan Rice who is also with the first team squad for the clash at Goodison Park. The young Spaniard […]