Arnie’s brother is the real problem

The news that Daniel Arnautovic could be engineering a move for his brother Marko shouldn’t come as a surprise to West Ham supporters. We all know the routine! As a football agent if you only have one client the only way you properly earn big money is to move him on to another club as […]

Golden handshake – Do me a favour!

News that Richard Scudamore could pick up a £5m golden handshake funded by all 20 Premier League clubs including West Ham has not been well received by football supporters up and down the land. Footballers are not rewarded when they leave the club or retire so why should Scudamore?  Testimonials are now a rare occurrence and even […]

Arnie’s departure may just help the Irons

Could Manchester United again be interested in Marko Arnautovic? He certainly seems to think so! The Austria international made it very clear on Wednesday that he would be willing to leave the Irons for a club playing in the Champions League. And while his brother, who also works as his agent, says Arnie “loves playing […]

The honeymoon period’s over Pelle – we need more!

By Sean Whetstone The honeymoon period is now well and truly over for Manuel Pellegrini and he should not be exempt from criticism. He is a world class manager reportedly earning £10m per year at West Ham; he spent over £100m in the summer but I was expecting much more by now. His team seriously […]

Atmosphere is not a London Stadium problem

The lack of atmosphere is not a London Stadium problem. Critics have often blamed the former Olympic Stadium saying it hasn’t been designed for football, blaming the running track or distance between the stands and the football pitch for a lack of atmosphere at many West Ham games. Supporters of Red Star Belgrade proved that those […]

The London Stadium tourist conundrum

I have come under a lot of criticism when I published a photo of a foreign football fan at the London Stadium wearing his team’s football shirt and having his photo taken with a half and half scarf on Twitter for suggesting he should have thrown out for the possession of a half and half scarf alone. Those […]

London Stadium security balance must be right

Getting the balance of London Stadium security checks is difficult but it is something that the Stadium operator needs to get an urgent grip on. Yesterday I was delayed getting to the stadium because of various train strikes and engineering meaning I didn’t get to the security checks on the bridges until 2.45pm. I choose bridge […]

FA probe: Irons can’t escape security responsibility

West Ham are still awaiting the outcome of the FA charge brought as a result of the events of last season’s incidents during the Burnley clash on March 10. Since then we have seen two instances of smoke bombs at London Stadium in games against Spurs, both of which could bring further charges against the […]

Anderson may just be having his Marko moment

The Felipe Anderson debate gets fiercer by the day and although sides are being taken there’s a very sensible mass of people sitting on the fence and giving the Brazilian time to find his feet. That’s a wise policy given what we have seen so often before with a number of newly arriving players, notably […]

£100m was a lot of dough but more needed this winter

It’s not rocket science of course! It was my good pal and Hammers fanatic Nigel Kahn at @mywhufc who mentioned it as we with others made our way to the PL game against Spurs a couple of weeks back. He simply said: “It is intensely worrying that if anything happens to Arnautovic we are in […]