Quiet man Henry opens up on recruitment policy

West Ham quiet man Tony Henry has given an in depth interview to the official side in which he describes this summer requirements and how he operates in his job. It’s the first time the recruitment director has opened up about his methods and it makes fascinating reading. He explained at http://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2017/may/22-may/two-or-three-signings-will-take-us-level-director-player-recruitment: “It is difficult […]

Hammers get business rates discount

A recent freedom of information has revealed that West Ham pays a fraction of the £2.3m business rates for the London Stadium. The FOI response said  “West Ham’s usage fee under the concession agreement does not cover business rates, however the Underleases between E20 and West Ham for West Ham’s leased areas state that West […]

Sunderland game cost £6m and 3 places

West Ham’s away game against Sunderland cost the Hammers a cool £6m and an eighth-place finish in the Premier League table. The Irons finished the 2016/2017 season in eleventh place yesterday on 45 points but just one point separated the next three places. West Brom finished in tenth place with 45 points on better goal difference than […]

Fonte wants to be loved!

Jose Fonte is heading for his most restful summer in three years and has vowed to come back a better player as a result. Speaking after the victory over Burnley he said:: Firstly, they  are a very difficult team to beat at home, so we’re very pleased. We came in with a bright attitude and […]

Board meeting focus on Feghouli

Sofiane Feghouli will become a biggish issue at today’s annual review of the season being held at Sullivan Towers today. The two Davids, Karren Brady and Slaven Bilic will settle down to frank talks after the club finally finished in a creditable 11th position. But they will know it could have been very different had […]

West Ham’s turnover to pass £268 million

West Ham should record a record turnover of around £268 million when the financial year finishes on the 31st May later this month. The Hammers are set to earn £119m from the new 8 billion pound TV deal after finishing 11th in the Premier League. Each Premier League receives £85m but the Irons received £15m […]

The Bilic verdict

Slaven Bilic insisted this had not been “a very bad season” as the Irons went out with a heartening last day victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. The manager said: “We wanted to finish positive and we deserved to beat them. It is always nice to win the last game and I’m really pleased for […]

How we rated the Irons at Burnley

Adrian: No chance with the goal and next to nothing to do after that so average mark 5 Byram: Looking better and better game on game; stout defending and raided forward well 6 Fonte: Looked calm and composed. Vastly improved since early games 6 Collins: Couple of clumsy fouls and caught out of position early. […]

Feghouli stars in gritty Irons win

Burnley 1 Irons 2 The Irons showed true grit to come from behind and grab a final day victory at Turf Moor with Sofiane Feghouli the star of the show. The Algerian grabbed a superb equaliser (27) after a wonderful set up from Andrew Ayew following a Sam Vokes opener (24). Ayew, himself notched the […]

Hammers bag £119m for top 11 finish

West Ham is in line to earn £119m this season from the new TV rights mega deal. Every club gets a £38m as an equal share of the UK TV rights shared by Sky Sports and BT plus a further £47m equal share is given to all twenty Premier League clubs as part overseas TV rights […]