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Hugh’s Blogs

Bilic v Grant – what the stats say

So just how bad are things! I regularly hear on the forums that we are in Avram Grant country as the team staggers through another seriously worrying season – a quarter of which has now passed. Having read this morning that we are gonna suffer the same fate as we did during that disastrous 2010-11 […]

Hammers hell to Hammers heaven – why I love this club

By Hugh Southon Why do I love our wonderful old football club? Can’t answer for you but last night summed up exactly why I have had a lifelong affair with WHUFC – all perfectly demonstrated in 90 of the most incredible minutes we’ll probably ever see. For 45  this was the Irons which so often […]

How we rated the Irons against Spurs

  Hugh marks the boys on an incredible night. Not an easy job because a dreadful first half means a mark or two has to be taken off here and there.     Adrian: A couple  of decent saves inside a performance which wasn’t always as secure as it might have been with one long […]

That was divine football lunacy …and so very West Ham

By Hugh Southon Spurs 2 West Ham United 3 Some of us who have been around for a while sat, smiled and remembered: ‘That was so West Ham.’ When everything is fading and dying up they come, as they so often have, with one of the most stunning and remarkable nights under the lights and […]

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 […]

Crowd trouble – we will bring you the truth

West Ham are being put on trial by media who appear to have hung, drung and quartered us after crowd disturbances in the final few minutes  of a magnificent EDL Cup vitory over Chelsea last night (Wed). But all many not be as it seems and later this morning Sean Whetstone our associate editor here […]

The defining moment in the Hammers season…2-1

West Ham’s fantastic victory over Chelsea tonight was the defining moment of our season so far. I – like many others – have believed a victory would see the season turn and for the stadium to start feeling more like home. So sadly, some idiots made sure the hope of ‘home’ was perhaps still a […]

Zaza £20m, Ayew £20m – Payet £10m, Lanzini £8m!

The clearest indication that the transfer market went totally bonkers in the summer can be seen in the following figures: 2015: Dimitri Payet £10 million Manu Lanzini £8 million 2016 Andre Ayew £20 million Simone Zaza £20 million Sky and BT Sports money are calling the shots but not to the point where West Ham […]

Hammers revival in hands of old guard

With Diafra Sakho and Aaron Cresswell tipped to return to the squad this week it gets harder and harder to see how any of the summer additions are going to get games. Add Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew’s return within the next fortnight and the position only bcomes exasperated. The bottom line is that West […]

Slav’s stadium training plan isn’t full answer

Fair play to Slaven Bilic. Hewants to train at the London Stadium in order for the lads to become better adjusted to the place. He explained: ” The pitch at our training ground at Rush Green is the same size as the one we play on at Stratford but you can’t replicate what is unique about […]