Bilic makes a pledge to raise our hopes

Slaven Bilic is sure that we are about to see vastly improved performances from a thus far generally lethargic West Ham team. And he admits that whilst he believes we are getting better, the team has not always been good to watch. Now, however, if he is to be believed things are about to change with […]

D-day to decide who is West Ham’s No.1 striker

By CandH associate editor Sean Whetstone Slaven Bilic has almost a full squad to choose from when West Ham face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday and all eyes will be on his first choice of striker. The Croatian appears to favor Andy Carroll despite the striker giving away two goals and picking up yellow cards […]

Was it a wise board decision to back Bilic?

Was it a wise board decision to back Bilic?

By Tom Coles It has not been a good start and Slaven Bilic remains in the firing line for the poor performances on the pitch. The pressure has again been mounting but in recent weeks there are marginal signs he is slowly starting to turn things around. The narrow 1-0 victory over Swansea last week […]

In defence of Sullivan Junior

Over the weekend Graeme Souness stuck the boot into Jack Sullivan claiming his comments on club business on Twitter was “unacceptable.” The Sky pundit told the Sunday Times: “Look at the West Ham situation, where you have Jack Sullivan, son of the owner David Sullivan, on social media criticising the manager’s selections, substitutions and signings. […]

Masuaku or Arnautovic – Who is better on the left wing?

Arthur Masuaku has proved himself to be just as capable on the left wing as the left back. The left-back signed from Olympiakos in August 2016 for a fee understood to be £6m. Last week he told WHUFC.com “I like to go forward because when I was younger I played left wing, so for me my best position […]

Big thumbs down from Hammers for Christmas Eve football

A Claret and Hugh poll on whether football should be played on Christmas Eve has received massive thumbs down with nearly 87% of supporters saying football should not be played the day before Christmas. With 1,274 voting, 1,108 (86.97%) said No football should not be scheduled on that day and only 166 (13.03%) said Yes they had […]

Successful strike partnerships? The list goes on and on

By Mick Brown Of all West Ham’s intriguing summer signings the one that really got the pulses racing was that of Javier Hernandez. Mexico’s all-time leading scorer had been a revelation at Man Utd and held one of the Premier League’s all-time best goals per minutes ratios, and in the mix with Thierry Henry, Sergio […]

West Ham have the last laugh over Everton

Everton have proved that the size of your transfer spending over the summer doesn’t guarantee success on the pitch as they lost their fourth game in a row over the weekend conceding twelve goals without scoring a single goal. The Merseyside club spent £143m in the summer after receiving £96m the other way for Lulaku, Deulofeu […]

Chicharito could be dropped

Javier Hernandes could easily find himself dropped to the bench this weekend as the Hammers travel to the Hawthorns to face the Baggies. West Ham keeper Joe Hart has already given a hint how Bilic could setup in the Midlands by saying “It’s not going to be one for the football purists. It’s going to […]

Newham could have last laugh at London Stadium

Newham council is expected to take over full ownership of the London Stadium long term. At present Newham Legacy Investments own 35% of the stadium with the London Legacy Development Corporation ( LLDC) owning the remaining 65% through a joint company called E20 Stadium LLP. Long term the likelihood is that London Legacy Development Corporation will be […]