Sean’s Blogs

Pitch surround colour doesn’t matter but the principle does

The latest disagreement between West Ham and stadium owners E20 has been aired in yesterday’s papers and with the Times, London Standard, Sun, BBC, Sky Sports and the Daily Star each giving it column inches and coverage. Personally, I am not bothered whether the pitch surround is Blue, Claret, Green or Yellow with pink spots on […]

Make Billy Bonds the greatest ever Hammer

West Ham have been counting down their fifty greatest Hammers on the official website and social media channels over the past two months. It is not clear who voted for and how they came up with the positions of 11-50 but they are now giving West Ham supporters a chance to vote on the top […]

Predicted lineup for Liverpool away

I think Manuel Pellegrini will be cautious in setting up his team for the Liverpool opener on Sunday. We have only won at Anfield twice in 55 years and they were unbeaten at home last season only conceding ten goals. Yarmolenko is probably a doubt after suffering a hip problem and although he trained this […]

The transfer rumour that never was

By Sean Whetstone Back in July West Ham ITK @EXWhuEmployee contacted us with an idea for a social experiment. He wanted to prove that many newspapers would print any transfer rumour without checking it out first. He asked us to choose a random player that might sound credible. At the time we knew West Ham […]

An irrational hatred of Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass had a tough act to follow after being bought in Slaven Bilic to replace Dimitri Payet. Paying £10.2m to Hull City he was never going to live up to Dimi’s reputation and it was perhaps very unfair to compare him at the time. He started just eight games for West Ham with a […]

Rome wasn’t built in a day, Nor will West Ham

There is an air of excitement around West Ham and the fan base which is clear for anyone to see at the moment. The board have invested in an experienced and expensive manager with an excellent track record in Manuel Pellegrini and invested over £100m in seven players over the summer to back their new […]

Solving the problem of empty seats

West Ham faces a showdown in court this October in their attempt to increase the capacity at the London Stadium to over 57,000. However, if the Hammers win their court case against E20 Stadium they still face the challenge of getting a safety certificate from Newham council and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority before they […]

Pellegrini’s approach to formations

Manuel Pellegrini has displayed a clear preference for the 4-2-2-2 formation throughout his career although it is often mistaken as a 4-4-2. His teams hold a fairly deep defensive line. He prefers two big, strong and solid centre-backs with two defensive midfielders in front of them to provide a sold shield. Pellegrini likes his teams […]

In Pellegrini we must trust

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena this weekend completes an incredible summer of transfers for West Ham which has left many rival Premier League supporters jealous and envious. The seven signings mean the Hammers have committed to spend over £100m in transfer, signing-on and agent fees which is breaks all the records for our club. Some […]

Pellegrini’s new look team

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena brings the total number of summer signings under Manuel Pellegrini to seven with Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmelenko already in the Hammers squad. We could be looking at an unrecognisable lineup when we face Liverpool on Sunday 12th August. Pellegrini is […]