Poll: Have you witnessed racism at the London Stadium?

A poll for Sky Sports News claims that 86% of fans have witnessed racism at a football match at least once, with the figure rising to 93% among supporters from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. One in five (20%) witness racism – including gestures, chants and abuse – often or every time […]

Did we make a mistake with Arnie?

Marko Arnautovic was left on the bench by Manuel Pellegrini until the 68th minute and when he came on it failed to make a difference. If I was being kind I would say he didn’t receive any service to make a difference however his body language still suggests to me he has the hump about being […]

Fredericks blows his big chance

Hammer Ryan Fredericks appeared to blow his big chance yesterday to nail down the number one spot for right back, Manuel Pellegrini showed faith in the young defender after an impressive performance against Liverpool last Monday night but he failed to show the same consistency at Selhurst Park he demonstrated at the London Stadium. That led […]

The players who can make an Irons difference

The players who can make an Irons difference

By Colin Gates Ok the window has been and gone making very little difference to the Irons set-up! We did a great bit of business earlier when bringing in Samir Nasri and regardless of how you feel about Marko Arnautovic, holding onto our top goalscorer can be considered a plus – at least until summer. […]

Marko: time to move on

So Marko Arnautovic signed a new contract to motivate him to give his best for West Ham, so what! He was born in Austria, not the East End,  this is not his boyhood club! We all know and understand he is motivated by money and wants to maximise his earning potential in his remaining playing days […]

Trying to make sense of Arnie’s U-turn

Twenty four hours on and I am still trying to make sense of Marko Arnautovic’s apparent change of heart and commitment to the Hammers. Just what is the real story behind his statement of Hammers love and loyalty. Days ago the club were bracing themselves for a further bid from China with a minimum valuation […]

CandH Player Watch: Marko Arnautovic

In our Player Watch series, CandH’s man Danny Danielli Leach takes a look at Marko Arnautovic’s display against Arsenal, in what might well have been his last game in Claret and Blue! 0 – Service as normal, he applauds the Hammers faithful in the East Stand as always before kick off 17 – Runs on to […]

Sunderland documentary is a warning to us all

Over the Christmas holidays, I have been watching the Netflix documentary series called Sunderland Till I Die. It is very hard not to feel synergy and empathy with the Sunderland supporters as the documentary charts their back to back relegations. In the Summer of 2016 former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce left Sunderland to take his doomed England […]

Strange timing of publication of West Ham accounts

West Ham published their financial accounts last Friday on the club’s official website although the accounts have yet to make their way to the companies house website. Last year they released the accounts at the latest possible date on 5th March 2018 and the year before that it was 24th February 2017. So why release […]

The best is yet to come from Pellegrini

Back in July, I blogged about Manuel Pellegrini joining as the new West Ham manager and warned that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I suggested it might take until December for the manager to turn things around at West Ham and that we should be patient. I signed off the blog by saying: “I for one […]