Sean’s Blogs

Player abuse – It doesn’t help!

West Ham fans waited to ambush Andy Carroll as he came out of Vicarage Road ground on Sunday to give him verbal abuse after the two-nil defeat. It came after away fans booed players during the game and sung ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ during the game. Many West Ham players are constantly trolled […]

Advice to the West Ham board

Poor results on the pitch for West Ham have led to an inevitable return of anti- board feelings and London Stadium discontent. Much good work was done by the club last season to fix new stadium teething issues and atmosphere but a toxic atmosphere and a winter of discontent is once again returning. The same can […]

Official: West Ham are better than Real Madrid

Spurs beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League at Wembley last night in a team that included Dele Alli, and Christian Eriksen. Just six days earlier West Ham turned over Spurs 3-2 at Wembley in the Carabao Cup in a team that also included Dele Alli, and Christian Eriksen. Logic follows that means that West Ham are […]

An open letter to London Mayor Sadiq Kahn

Dear Sadiq Kahn As the Mayor of London, you are the only person who can sort out the problems surrounding the London Stadium. Through London Legacy Development Corporation majority ownership of the stadium, you are ultimately the leader responsible for the former Olympic Stadium. We appreciate you inherited this mess and politicians before you made […]

Tough guy Koeman can turn around hapless Hammers

By Sean Whetstone Everton have parted company with Ronald Koeman today as he became the fall guy for a failed summer transfer policy which left the Toffees side unbalanced for the start of this season. However, Koeman’s recent failure in the transfer market does not make him a bad manager and in my view, Everton’s […]

Toxic atmosphere returns to London Stadium

The omens were there from the very start last night at the London Stadium, the Claret and Hugh crowd-funded flag was missing and they couldn’t get the massive TV screens working in the stadium so it was impossible to know how many minutes were left to play throughout the game. Although West Ham fans sang loudly […]

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 […]

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 […]