Pelle’s demands on midfielder have paid off

Manuel Pellegrini made two major decisions in the summer – one about Felipe Anderson and the other on a certain Robert Snodgrass. At the time they were at the opposite end of his thinking with one to become the marquee signing at 35 million and the other needing to show that he could his unfortunate […]

Zaba and what he wants from the Cardiff clash

Zaba is thinking only of Cardiff City and back to back wins! Whether he plays or not given Manuel Pellegrini’s insistence that he can’t play in every game is another things but his commitment to the squad is clear. Speaking about the game to www.whufc.com he said: “We are thinking about Tuesday, then we will think […]

Flop Fernandes feel heat after Juve disaster

West Ham’s on-loan midfielder Edmilson Fernandes has been roundly condemned in the Italian media after an apparently awful performance against Juventus. Fiorentina were beaten 0-3 and Fernandes’ display was described by Calciomercato.com as:  “Mistakes and errors, he also gives a penalty to Juventus, not ready for certain situations.” Fiorentina  won their last match on September 30 […]

Newcastle proves stadium is nothing to do with atmosphere

    By CandH’s Allen Cummings   On Saturday it was a 550 mile plus round road trip to see the Hammers play away at Newcastle. St. James’ Park is one of the country’s iconic football grounds. Those West Ham fans with an aversion to the London Stadium will willingly tell you it’s a ‘proper’ […]

Rice’s St James’ Park blues banished

Declan Rice gave honourable mentions to Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass after a victory he hopes will really set the team on its way this December. The 19 year old had special reasons for wanting a big result at St James Park where he had previously experienced the biggest of highest and lowest of lows […]

Hammers kids “double excited”

West Ham United’s U18 squad are more than ready for tomorrow’s  FA Youth Cup third-round tie with Brighton & Hove Albion to kick-off with coach Jack Collison describing them as ”double excited.” They will be eager to end a six-year wait for a win in the country’s most-prestigious tournament for scholars and schoolboys. The Irons […]

AC finds ‘charming man’ Pelle doesn’t do sentimentalism

He was known as ‘This Charming Man’ at Manchester City but a certain West Ham based Geordie striker may be ready to disagree. For all the quiet and dignified personality, Manuel Pellegrini is no sentimentalist as his attitude to the last two game, when AC has apparently been ready to go,  is concerned. Instead, over […]

Anderson on his Irons expectations…and it’s all good

Felipe Anderson received rave reports last night and this morning after a brilliant display at Newcastle which was probably even better than his outstanding display against Burnley. The Brazilian showed a vast array of skills against the Geordies and probably, with the rest of the team, demonstrated that the time for looking over our shoulders […]

Double injury worry for Irons ahead of Cardiff clash

West Ham will be without Aaron Cresswell and have also been hit with another injury concern ahead of the Tuesday night visit of Cardiff City. There is a doubt over highly impressive central defender Fabian Balbuena who has a dead leg after the exertions of the match against Newcastle yesterday afternoon and looks set to […]

Pundit reckons Anderson is set for Irons cult hero status

Match of the Day‘s top pundit ( for me anyway) Jermaine Jenas could hardly have spoken more highly of Felipe Anderson if he he had tried. Anderson of course had an enormous game against Newcastle with the goal becoming his fourth in four games. But it’s his speed, guile, passing ability, positioning and so much […]