Astonishing win …the fans react


West Ham scored another remarkable victory to take their unbeaten run to nine games at Bournemouth which became their fourth win on the trot.

Two wondrous free kicks and a totally different level performance from the brilliant Dimitri Payet were the reasons why as the Irons came from one down to snatch three points.

That has now pushed the them into fifth place just one point off the Champions League places Here’s how the fans are reacting on the ClaretandHugh Facebook forum at

payetO Best we’ve had it for some time. Exciting times. I don’t want to fall into the trap of getting over excited but with the new stadium and manager I always said from the start of the year we can push on to the next level.
O All season, we see a player walk off injured, only to find another player coming back that we are excited about! Never known a WHU squad like it. Payet playing behind Valencia and Sakho? The prospect is mind blowing. Although trying to work out who takes the free kicks out of them three would be impossible

O They are looking good. While I believe we have a stronger squad than we have had for years you really can not underestimate the contribution of Payet. What a player – genuine class. It’s not about being a one man team though.
O I was 14 before I made it to Upton Park.. A life changing experience… This season has come V close to matching that feeling !!!!

 O If Leicester fade (which I think they might), and we keep this form up, we could even make fourth!

 O All three goals were superb but the two free kicks WOW!!!!!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Neil Down Under says:

    So I was on Facebook a few minutes ago and saw a post by a good mate and Man U fan (we won’t hold it against him). A video of Sir Bobby Charlton saying “You’re not allowed to play boring football, you have to entertain “.
    I’m usually placid but after the **** we took over the last two years of Sams stewardship and being told the West Ham way was bull****, well it was time, this was my comment left. I’ll be interested to see a reply:

    When all us West Ham fans asked for the same, the West Ham way, we got told we were deluded. That results were worth more than entertainment and I believe Sir Alex agreed.
    Sorry mate I’ve no sympathy now the shoes on the other foot. We endured two years after promotion of Sams crap and got told to suck it up.
    First and foremost, football is about entertainment. We work hard all week and need escape, 22 artists painting a masterpiece on green canvas. The romance of the cups, it’s not a business it’s our escape from the drudgery of everyday life. I’d take 90 minutes of great football and see my team lose over 90 minutes of 11 behind the ball killing the game.
    I’ve loved watching Man U over the years, homegrown talent wining cups and leagues, but after the **** West Ham fans coped for asking for their entertainment back, forgive me if I don’t feel anything for Man U’s current predicament.

  • bubs says:

    Agree 100% Neil Shearer said the same on MOTD on Saturday and actually said the Man U Way ( hypocrite)
    Remember last year when pug nose brought out all his paper work to try to prove against us they never played long ball football,
    He said himself last night Entertainment is not important getting points is all that maters,
    He is the Dutch Hippo and no fans deserve to be treated like mugs and English football does not need this sort of football,
    There is a lot of over paid managers in the premier at the moment Klopp,Hippo,Van rubbish
    We are so lucky

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