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Irons forgotten man may be the answer

Forgotten man Alvaro Arbeloa who signed a one-year contract with West Ham last summer as a free agent may wonder why he is not in the frame for a game this weekend. So might the rest of us! He’s believed to be on wages of around £60k a week and will presumably wave goodbye after […]

The importance of the twelfth man

The importance that a determined and driven fanbase can have for the club should never be under-estimated. A positive atmosphere can have a massive influence on the players. The aptly named twelfth man, can deliver just that. It can make the home side feel like they have the numerical advantage, it can make them appear […]

The Irons board issue: be careful what you wish for!

By Sean Whetstone The West Ham board has come in for criticism for a poor season after the move to the London Stadium. The recent LS survey showed that  32 percent thought the board were doing a Good or Excellent job, 40 percent thoughts their efforts were average while 28 percent thought they are doing […]

Let’s fill those empty London Stadium seats

The next two home games have already sold out meaning that season ticket holders who can’t make the Swansea or Everton games can relist their seats on Ticket exchange now or share them using Ticket Forwarding 10 days before kick off. Thousands of seats remain empty each league game depriving thousands of Hammers the chance […]

Former Hammer in fall out with Palace fans

Former Hammer James Tomkins allegedly fell out with Crystal Palace fans away at Stoke at the weekend. Unconfirmed Internet reports- and they are only reports –  suggest he told disgruntled Palace fans to ‘Foxtrot Oscar’ at full time after prolonged abuse of the team during the game. Palace remain in deep trouble sitting second from […]

Super bowl comparisons with Hammers

I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the Atalanta Falcons in the early hours of this morning. There they were 28-3 ahead at the third quarter only for the New England Patriots draw level 28-28 before full time in dramatic fashion with the Patriots going on to win the Superbowl 38-28 in extra time (over […]

West Ham’s thirty goal partnership

Andy Carroll has scored six goals from twelve Premier League apperances in the fist half of the season while Michail Antonio has scored eight goals from twenty two premier League appearances. Their fourteen goals between them could mean they could be on for a thirty goal plus partnership between them by May. Carroll scored his […]

Southampton win was just the tonic we needed

Despite the disappointing 4-0 loss on Wednesday a loyal Claret and Blue away army of 3,388 supporters made the journey to the south coast on Saturday morning. I had that sinking feeling again after Southampton went one nil up after just twelve minutes, the goal at first looked offside but TV replays showed that Winston Reid […]

West Ham fans United at London Stadium

For probably the first time this season West Ham supporters were UNITED in one simple common goal. No difference of opinion about standing or sitting, the popcorn, the stewards, the distance from the pitch or the walk to and from the station. Everyone was UNITED in their disgust of Payet’s behaviour in his refusal to […]

Payet is not bigger than West Ham

They say no one man is bigger than the club, that was true of Bobby Moore, Paolo Di Canio and now Dimitri Payet. In a strange way his departure may revitalise the team as Bilic appeared to build the team around Payet so when he didn’t turn up, the team didn’t seem to work. For […]