Lukaku ‘fears’ helped the Hammers

There’s nothing like fear to focus the mind in any walk of life! And as the game against  Everton loomed the figure of Roman Lukaku became very much a part of the Hammers psyche after the big fella had scored nine times on the trot against us. The build-up to the game was all about […]

Big three get Bilic praise

Slaven Bilic has heaped praise on his  defence after they stopped Romelu Lukaku  in his tracks yesterday (Sat). The Belgian striker was limited to a single blocked shot thanks to the efforts of Winston Reis, Jose Fonte and the brilliant James Collins.. Bilic admitted he was concerned about Lukaku’s impressive goal scoring run against West […]

Spanish interest emerging in Iron

Adrian – who returned to first team action against Everton after 22 games on the sidelines is set to became a target for Spanish clubs this summer. The Hammers triggered an option to tie down the Spanish stopper for another 12 months in March and will discuss a new deal with the 30 year old […]

Slav delivers his verdict

Slaven Bilc was delighted with the team’s performance against Everton despite them not making “big big chances.” Speaking after the game he said: “I’m really pleased with the way we played. Especially talking about how solid we were, how composed we were, how we kept the shape. If we are talking about effort, determination and […]

Delighted Gold names personal man of match

David Gold had little hesitation in handing James Collins his personal man of the match award following the draw against Everton. He claimed it was a close call between the claret and blue bleeding-loyalist and relative newcomer Arthur Masuaku but that the pride and passion of The Ginger Pele won the day for him. He […]

Hammers 0 Everton 0 – how the fans saw it!

At last something to celebrate – just a point that probably could and should have been three – here’s how the Irons fans saw the game on ClaretandHugh’s Facebook forum @https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/   We were solid and well organised and looked the only team who would re going to win the match, excellent point .now let’s […]

How we rated the Irons v Everton

  Niall McDonald has returned and brings you his ratings from the improved Hammers performance against Everton this afternoon.   Adrian: Only really called into action once, and that was to gather his own fumble from a throw-in 5 Fonte: Looked more solid than I’ve seen him in previous games. Safety in numbers perhaps 6 […]

Adrian: “We should have got more from the game”

Adrian made his long awaited return to the first team after being “rested” for 22 and claimed: ” We could have got more from the game.” Speaking immediately after the final whistle he said:“We played very well in defence and had chances from set pieces. The game was a bit open in the second half, but […]

Much improved Hammers big winners on points

Hammers 0 Everton 0 We’d have take before the game and perfectly content with it now following a well organised and nerve-less performance from the boys. Slaven Bilic was of course forced to make several changes with Andy Carroll, Mark Noble and  Sam Byram out leaving the likes of Ayew, Fernandes and Calleri with points […]

Leroy: Dodgy Everton defence offers hope

The Hammers will put out a patchwork team today but let’s get this right from the start, managers are paid to find solutions – that’s their job! Let’s get the obvious weak spot out of the way first – the right back position and for me the answer is fairly obvious. We need someone in […]