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Solving the problem of empty seats

West Ham faces a showdown in court this October in their attempt to increase the capacity at the London Stadium to over 57,000. However, if the Hammers win their court case against E20 Stadium they still face the challenge of getting a safety certificate from Newham council and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority before they […]

Pellegrini’s approach to formations

Manuel Pellegrini has displayed a clear preference for the 4-2-2-2 formation throughout his career although it is often mistaken as a 4-4-2. His teams hold a fairly deep defensive line. He prefers two big, strong and solid centre-backs with two defensive midfielders in front of them to provide a sold shield. Pellegrini likes his teams […]

In Pellegrini we must trust

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena this weekend completes an incredible summer of transfers for West Ham which has left many rival Premier League supporters jealous and envious. The seven signings mean the Hammers have committed to spend over £100m in transfer, signing-on and agent fees which is breaks all the records for our club. Some […]

Pellegrini’s new look team

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena brings the total number of summer signings under Manuel Pellegrini to seven with Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmelenko already in the Hammers squad. We could be looking at an unrecognisable lineup when we face Liverpool on Sunday 12th August. Pellegrini is […]

Uncovering the London Stadium disputes

So what are the real disputes between West Ham and the public London Stadium owners? The first category of disputes is related to what West Ham believe they are entitled to under their agreement namely under their London Club comparable clause. The clause allows them to have the stadium be compared with Chelsea, Arsenal and […]

Too early to write off Manuel Lanzini

There is much wide speculation about Manuel Lanzini’s devastating injury and the real severity of it. On one hand, those close to the player are saying he is very confident he will in six to nine months for the start of the 2019/2020 season while others claim it is the worst rupture of the anterior […]

Big name signing could cause upset

Manuel Pellegrini’s interview in Chile with Emol seems to hint that he wants the West Ham owners to bring in one big name this summer like he did at Malaga when he landed Ruud Van Nistelrooy. If the reports are to be believed that big name could well be Javier Pastore from PSG,  the 28-year-old […]

How to spend the £75m summer transfer budget

Manuel Pellegrini is said to have a £75m transfer budget to spend this summer. The Chilean has already said he wants to sign four to five players and is known to prefer younger players. Tonight we look at six players previously linked to the Hammers which could cost a combined total of £75m. Reports suggest Pellegrini […]

Pellegrini must be allowed to get on with the job

If Manuel Pellegrini is appointed as the next West Ham manager next week he must be allowed to get on with the job without any interference. In February David Sullivan promised to take a back seat in recruitment by saying: “I want to set something in, a procedure, a set up that will long term deliver […]

Four managers available to replace Moyes

West Ham will take the next ten days to decide on who their next manager will be next season. Although many supporters want a change of manager, that is on the proviso that the replacement is an improvement on David Moyes and not just more of the same or worse. Below are four experienced and successful managers […]