Hammers enjoy encouraging Saturday


West Ham remained in 15th place ahead of tomorrow’s game against Arsenal with only Bournemouth gaining a big win beating Spurs in north London by three goals to two.

That took them into 14th place with 33 points to our 30 although their goal difference is 16 worse than ours.

However, with Saints being beaten at home 2-0 by Crystal Palace and Fulham seeing of Everton  3-1 the Hammers could have few complaints with the afternoon events notably with Leicester City beaten by the same score line at Manchester City.

The Hammers will be looking for a win over Arsenal tomorrow but are very much underdogs to do so although it’s impossible to write them off completely against the bigger teams.

A win over the other north London team following Bournemouth’s victory at Spurs would be exactly what the doctor ordered.

And should they do so it would see us move back into 14th place above Bournemouth whom we meet in two weeks time.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Clive says:

    Both Wolves and Bournemouth beating teams way above them in the table? Couldn’t have gone worse for us. How many times have the spuds been beaten by teams at the bottom so far this year? How spuds are where they are in the table is beyond me. It’s a strange year with teams like Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool losing games to clubs well below them in the table. One of the reasons there are so many teams fighting relegation this year. I notice it’s a lot of the clubs who were in Europe last year that have been struggling this year in comparison. What with Europe and then a winter World Cup etc I think fatigue could be a factor.

  • Limey says:

    Spurs… Gone all ‘Spursy’….:-D

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