What team should Bilic pick against Liverpool?
Jan29

What team should Bilic pick against Liverpool?

It has been well-documented in the media that Slaven Bilic has his eyes on silverware in his maiden season in charge of West Ham United. Saturday’s clash with Liverpool represents the chance to knock out one of the ‘big boys’ whilst making history for the Hammers by beating the Reds three times in one season and winning twice at Anfield. It won’t be easy of course. The Merseysiders will be on a high having just reached Wembley after...

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Can West Ham’s Class of ’16 match ‘the boys of ’86?’
Jan15

Can West Ham’s Class of ’16 match ‘the boys of ’86?’

The 2015/16 season marks the 30th anniversary of the greatest season of West Ham United’s history, famously known as ‘the Boys of ’86’. Despite a disappointing start to the season which saw John Lyall’s men win just one of their opening seven fixtures, the Hammers went on a stunning unbeaten run to make themselves real title contenders. The Irons went 18 games without defeat – still a club record to this day...

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West Ham ready for their 2016 emotional roller coaster
Jan01

West Ham ready for their 2016 emotional roller coaster

Nineteen games down, and just nineteen remain in our historic last season at the Boleyn. It has been so far so good for Slaven Bilic and his men as the Hammers are sitting pretty in seventh place at the halfway mark of the season. As we enter arguably the biggest year in the Irons’ history, with the move to the Queen Elizabeth Park next summer, Bilic and his merry men will look to leave the Boleyn in style. The Croat enjoyed a dream...

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Winter break would help Hammers, but I’m a traditionalist
Dec18

Winter break would help Hammers, but I’m a traditionalist

It is around this time of year when just about everyone from pundits to players and managers to fans are talking about the possible inception of a ‘winter break’ in British football. The United Kingdom remains the only country in Europe to still play football during the Christmas period, and the fixture schedule is well known for it’s gruelling nature. With four fixtures in just 12 days the argument for a break in football is one of...

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What can West Ham, and the English game in general, learn from the Germans?
Dec04

What can West Ham, and the English game in general, learn from the Germans?

So, recently myself and nine other lads embarked on a winter beer and football-filled break to Berlin. After a couple of days of Currywurst, Schnitzel, some awful British dancing in German nightclubs and some choice words with some fellow tourists (yes, they were West Ham fans) Saturday came and we excitedly scurried off to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, home of Die Alte Dame (the Old Lady). The moment you stepped off the train you...

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Is this Lanzini’s time to shine?
Nov20

Is this Lanzini’s time to shine?

With Dimitri Payet continuing his fine form against Everton, disaster struck in the 34th minute as James McCarthy took it upon himself to take the Frenchman out of the game. The Irishman went steaming into the back of the Hammers’ number 27 leaving him in a crumpled heap on the ground. Cue a gasp inside the ground as the summer signing stayed on the turf before a defiant rendition of the popular chant of ‘We’ve got Payet’. After...

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