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Antonio’s season over and Bilic eyeing three new signings

Antonio out for the season It has been confirmed this week by Slaven Bilic that our top goal-scorer Michail Antonio will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. The Croat confirmed the sombre news in his pre-Sunderland press conference, Bilic had this to say about the matter “For Antonio it is a significant injury so he is out for the rest of the season”. It is without a…

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Pearson Previews the Premier League as West Ham play Sunderland, and everyone beats Sunderland….

West Ham travel to face bottom side, Sunderland, this weekend having all but secured their Premier League survival. Their 1-0 win at home to Swansea was the first win in their last eight games and moves them eight points clear of the drop. They are now instead just a point from a place in the top half of the league and a win in this game will see them move up. Sunderland…

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Throwback Thursday: 1986

In this week’s edition of our weekly throwback Thursday segment, we speak to Dave, 52, and a lifelong West Ham fan, about a very special year to be a Hammer. “1975 was a special year for West ham fans, lifting the FA cup with a win over London rivals Fulham. It was even more special for my Dad because he was a Hammers fan and 1975 was the year I was born. I first showed an interest in football…

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Hammers targeting new boss? Bilic backed again and Fonte attempts to motivate

Fulham boss could be a target With pressure mounting on Slaven Bilic, the board could look to bring in current Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic should they sack Bilic in the summer. Even if the side can salvage a respectable finish to the season it has not been one without its difficulties at times. This was supposed to be the season where West Ham kicked on but for one reason or another it …

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Widespread backing for Bilic but, Obiang could be out the door

Noble:”The fans really helped” Our skipper Mark Noble has praised the Hammers fans, declaring how influential the atmosphere was as we ended our run of seven games without a win, on Saturday against Swansea City. Noble made his 400th West Ham appearance against the Swans on Saturday and had this to say in a post-match interview with WHUFC.com: “It was one of the best atmospheres we have played in this year, the…

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The Loan Report: Minutes for Martinez and a win for Cullen

Tony Martinez – Oxford United The forward was involved in both games for Oxford this week but, started from the bench in each. During the midweek defeat to Fleetwood Town, he came on in the 66th minute with the scores level. It would be the visitors who went on to win the game, 3-1. He was once again on the bench for the weekend trip to Walsall, coming on as a half-time substitute in an entertaining 1-1 draw. Josh Cullen –…

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West Ham can breathe easier after vital win over Swansea

West Ham 1 – 0 Swansea City Kouyate (44’) “That’s our biggest win in a few years.” Mark Noble wasn’t exaggerating after the Hammers beat Swansea by a single goal. The collective sigh of relief after the final whistle could be heard around the London Stadium. We are now eight points clear of Swansea, who are now in a desperate position just two points adrift of Hull and in torrid form. Despite the pressure on the Irons, the home team started …

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West Ham need to get back to basics

A win is a win and, make no mistake, our 1-0 victory against a very poor Swansea side was a huge result for the club. Whilst perhaps not deserving of the hype that built over the week leading up to the fixture, it was nonetheless a massive confidence boost for everyone concerned with West Ham, not least the players. The three points sees a healthy gap open up between us and the…

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The Talking Points, Reaction & Player Ratings from the win over Swansea

Hammers keep solid clean sheet James Collins and Jose Fonte enjoyed a much more enjoyable afternoon in just their third game as a centre back pairing, as did the whole back four against the Swans. Fonte managed to keep his first clean sheet in Claret and Blue as we kept our first clean sheet in eleven games as a team. The back four was barely troubled by the Swans attack yesterday, as we were …

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The important stats from the key win over Swansea

Let’s start by looking at the key statistics from yesterday’s vital 1-0 win over Swansea City. Possession One main downfall in our recent poor form has been our lack of possession, however yesterday; we were able to use the lack of keep ball to our advantage. The visiting Swans had the edge over possession, with 53.9 percent to our 46.1 percent possession. Despite the Welsh side keeping the ball more, they rarely threatened us…

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Hammers eyeing winger? Fletcher fee nearing agreement & U17s successful abroad

Fans Angered about Brady tweet Many West Ham fans were left angry by a tweet from our deputy chairman Karren Brady, ahead of our Premier League clash with Arsenal. Instead of focusing on the important Hammers game in hand, Brady was more interested in the desserts on offer in the Arsenal hospitality lounges. The baroness posted a picture of the Gunners desserts, less than an hour from kickoff, last Wednesday which left many fans angry. Many West Ham fans dislike Brady…

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Beleaguered Bilic bullish ahead of West Ham’s vital Premier League clash against Swansea

Under-fire West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists his side retain the belief in themselves required to meet the challenge of beating Swansea City tomorrow and going some way to staving of any lingering threat of relegation from the Premier League. Frustrated fans and critics have called into question the matter of Bilic’s tenure and asked if he can stay at the helm if the Hammers, currently 15th in the top flight, lose…

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Pearson rounds up the Premier League as West Ham fall to 5th straight defeat

West Ham drop to 15 th in the table following their fifth straight defeat, 3-0 away to Arsenal. They are five points above the bottom three and need to pick up more points before the end of the season to be sure of safety. Arsenal’s win moves them back into contention for the top four places. They move into 5 th place, just four points behind Man City with a game in hand. …

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Bilic still best boss to steer West Ham from dreaded drop zone, says Hammers legend Cottee

Slaven Bilic is the right man to steer West Ham away from the threat of relegation, according to Hammers legend Tony Cottee. Beleaguered Bilic watched his side slump to yet another defeat last night in a 3-0 loss against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors turned in a solid first-half display and went into the break at 0-0, looking as if they might cause the Gunners some problems with counter-attacks in the second…

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The statistics behind Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United

Let’s take a look at the key statistics from our 3-0 defeat to the Gunners last night. Possession Arsenal dominated us in all but every area last night and possession is certainly no different. The hosts had a staggering 65.6 percent possession to our 34.4 percent at the Emirates. The Gunners dominance can certainly be seen in the possession figures and if there was one stat that summed up our evening last night, that was it. …

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Manchester City duo on Hammers radar and Cresswell injury news

Vodaphone Stadium? It has been rumoured this week in The Daily Mail that we are set to announce a six-year contract for the naming rights of The London Stadium with telecommunications company Vodaphone. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are said to be in advanced talks with the broadband and internet provider over the multi-million-pound deal, however an announcement isn’t expected until May. The naming rights for …

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Bilic backed, Sakho returns and Wilshere inbound?

Owners back Bilic Our under pressure manager Slaven Bilic has received the full backing of the board following recent speculation about his future at the club. The joint chairmen, David Gold and David Sullivan, released a statement on Sunday, ending the speculation and declaring “we have 100% faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United”. Gold and Sullivan’s statement came a day after our 2-1 defeat to Hull City at the KCOM Stadium, a game in which we…

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The Loan Report: Valencia, Cullen and more

Enner Valencia – Everton Valencia came onto the field in the 65th minute with Everton already trailing 3-1 away at Liverpool. During his 25 minutes he was unable to make an impact upon the game having just 14 touches and no shots. The forward has scored three times for Everton this season and assisted once. He will be hoping to add to that as they travel to Manchester United tonight. Josh Cullen – Bradford City Cullen …

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Uncertain times ahead as Hammers get dragged into relegation battle

Well, at least the end of the season is going to be interesting for us West Ham fans. I watched the 2-1 defeat to Hull yesterday, and half of me couldn’t believe we had just lost to one of the worst teams in the Premier League, while the other half insisted that this is West Ham and anything can happen. After every match, I give the players ratings out of 10. What is worrying is just how many…

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4 Key Talking Points and Player Ratings from West Ham’s defeat to Hull

1. Bone idle defensive display costs Hammers yet again Our biggest problem in our poor season so far is the way we have defended, both home and away, with yesterday being no different. The central defensive partnership of Fonte and Collins lined up from the start for the first time ever together at the KCOM yesterday. In Reid’s absence, the pair didn’t have much joy as we were sliced open a …

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The key statistics and reaction to West Ham’s defeat to Hull City and Hammers News

Let’s take a look at some of the key statistics from yesterday’s 2-1 Defeat to Hull City at the KCOM Stadium. Possession and passing As characteristic with most of our League games this season we dominated possession of the ball yesterday. Despite our poor performance, we had 54.5% possession to the Tigers 45.5%. Our passing accuracy was also superior to that of Marco Silva’s men, with 78.8% to Hull’s 67.4% passing accuracy. Even though we had the better of our opponents in those…

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As the dust settles on another West Ham defeat, is it time to start looking over our shoulders?

As the dust settles following another West Ham loss, it is almost impossible to draw any positives from our fourth successive defeat. Make no mistake, it is a result which leaves us looking over our shoulders with much trepidation at the relegation zone looming large and ever more in focus. A defeat is always hard to take but the manner in which we are conceding and allowing games to get away from…

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Match Preview: Hull City vs West Ham United

Finally, we welcome back Premier League football after the international break. West Ham will travel to the KCOM stadium to face Hull City. Despite still sitting in the bottom three, Hull’s home form of late might worry the Irons. The Tigers haven’t lost in their last five fixtures at the KCOM and will desperately look to pick up another win to pull them out of danger. The Opponents: Hull City have had a turbulent season with two manager changes, an early…

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Forever Blowing Bubbles in a Social Media World

When I first started following West Ham ‘social media’ was having a chat with your neighbour whilst picking up the paper from the corner shop. There were no hashtags, no followers, likes, dislikes or status updates. ‘Check in’ was something that you queued for hours to do at an airport and a troll was a creature which only existed in mythology. Times have changed……… The day to day business of our Club, most notably during the transfer windows, seems…

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Carroll’s England snub! West Ham ace to quit Three Lions and play for minnows GIBRALTAR

Fed-up West Ham striker Andy Carroll is ready to relinquish his English nationality so he can make a name for himself on the world stage with minnows  GIBRALTAR . And if the lanky forward can push through the paperwork in time he hopes to revive the nation’s hopes of qualifying for World Cup 2018. They currently sit bottom of qualifying group H with no points; and face Cyprus next on June 9 — a game in which Carroll wants to feature. …

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Let us show our captain the respect he deserves!

At the last game at Upton Park you could feel the connection between the fans and our captain Mark Noble, I was so proud we had a proper Hammer leading us in such a historic game and you could see from his performance and his reaction at the end what it meant to him to be involved in such an occasion. The move to the London Stadium has been turbulent for…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Tottenham Hotspur 3
2 AFC Bournemouth 3
3 Arsenal 3
4 Manchester City 3
5 Newcastle United 3
6 Brighton & Hov… 3
7 Leeds United 3
8 Chelsea 3
9 Brentford 1
10 Fulham 1
11 Leicester City 1
12 Liverpool 1
13 Manchester United 0
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
15 Everton 0
16 Aston Villa 0
17 Crystal Palace 0
18 Nottingham Forest 0
19 West Ham United 0
20 Southampton 0

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