Fortress Boleyn sets home record

West_Ham_United_Football_Match_at_Upton_Park_Football_Club_3979_14871West Ham holds the best home unbeaten record in all four divisions in England. The Hammers have not been beaten at the Boleyn Ground for 227 days and that will increase to 230 days by the time we play Arsenal at Saturday lunchtime.

Two Premier League defeats last August at home saw us lose 2-1 to Premier League leaders Leicester City on Saturday 15th August, then a week later we lost our last game at home to Bournemouth 4-3 on 22nd August.

Since those early setbacks we have won seven games in the league and have drawn a further six scoring 24 goals and conceding 16 in the process during our last season at the Boleyn Ground.

We are also unbeaten in all cup competitions at home which include two Europa League wins against Lusitanos and Birkirkara FC and one 2-2 draw against Astra Giurgiu together. We have also witnessed two FA Cup wins at home against Wolves and Liverpool.

The next seven days will prove a big test to retain our Fortress Boleyn record. We face third place Arsenal at Saturday lunchtime followed by Manchester United on Wednesday evening in a FA Cup quarter-final replay under the famous lights.

Whatever happens, at 18 games unbeaten we still have some way to go to catch up with Chelsea’s 86 matches unbeaten at Stamford Bridge achieved by the recently sacked Jose┬áMourinho.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Fortress Boleyn sets home record

  1. All eyes on the ref,s !
    After clatterburks overruled red !!
    Don’t hold you’re breath , the 18 refs on Monday all backed the muppets decision to send papi off , only to be proved wrong !!
    Evidently Halseys mate , clatterburk is furious , maybe he should take it up with his guvnors at the FA , then again I don’t think this deluded mug has the bottle ?
    This is by all accounts is our top ref ??) Ffs , god help the euros ! And the rest of our season?

  2. So who should we blame for Fortress Boleyn? Who is the culprit? Slav? 2 Davids? WHO?? SlavenaLaugh will probably blame Shakespeare….and I wouldn’t argue with that.

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