were our former Icelandic owners and now our current bosses intentions to win the Championship within seven years or the Champions League? Our bi-annual dalliance with relegation is confusing me. Exciting as this is, i’m finding it difficult to summon any enthusiasm. Deeds please.
Returning to London after a weekend away, I got on the tube at the same time as Shefield United fans returning home after their Championship play-off final at Wembley. I approached one fan, who was holding a limp team-flag and asked him the score, “lost one nil” he replied. Well, after all the whingeing and […]
Light at the end of the tunnel? It looked ominous two months ago, an untried manager, an unsettled squad, the backers going bust and the team in free-fall. But it looks like West Ham have got some iron in their management structure and all seem to be singing from the same song sheet. Zola seems […]
If West ham aren’t careful they will be tip-toeing their way to the Championship. Maybe Curbs saw the looming credit crunch coming that has knocked the Hammers for six, and did a runner. We should have seen it coming. The squad was “trimmed” in the close season in an attempt to cut costs. West Ham […]
getting to the sharp end of the season, really exciting is n’t it? Do we play Carlton Cole as a lone striker or Carlton Cole as a lone striker? it’s mind numbingly dull at the moment being a west ham fan. bring back the brinksmanship of last year, a non goal here, a unreistered player […]
Is it me but I find the international breaks a little bit of a distraction from the real business of league football. I miss my (bi) weekly fix of the mood altering drug that is being a West Ham United fan. The highs and lows produced on the whim of the fates is only […]
Being a team that perennially need to sell their big name players due to our regular dalliances with relegation, I have compiled a list of ex- Hammers and my attitude towards them. Normally these opinions are formed by the terms they left the club, with honour, putting club on a par with their own interests […]
What must it be like to the the fans boo-boy? You can do no right in the eyes of the hard core. Having a good match is seen as an aberration rather than an improvement. Perhaps being the scapegoat is just the embodiment of the frustrations and dashed hopes of the fans, whose expectations have […]
Green for England call up. The campaign starts here.
Finally was able to make my debut at Upton Park this season for the match yesterday against Middlesbrough. I chose to be “embedded” amongst the away fans and learnt many interesting sociolgical facts about Geordies in general and Alan Shearer in particular. Being sat near the West Ham fans, one particularly obese gentleman dressed in […]
West Ham United, vintage 2007. New money, new owner, new West Ham squad that doesnt yet feel like a good fit. It seems the hand-me-downs look like they were bought for someone else. The squad looks uncomfortable and a bit scratchy the only constant in a changing world is Curbs. But will he know […]
Looks like we are certain for relegation, even before the Spurs match. Still hard to see why we have had such a bad season. Suffering from the “deficlt ” second season syndrome it seems. I think last year our batch of average players over achieved and this year the opposite has been the case. I […]
I happened to be cycling past Upton Park yesterday afternoon, a few hours before the Liverpool game. The buzz was already building , the souvenir shops were set up and the burger bars had already overcooked the onions. It’s at moments like these that all seems well in the world. The approaching storm clouds forgotten […]
Playing well, scoring goals but having decisive decisions going against us resulting in draws instead of wins and cries of “unlucky” or the kiss of death ” too good to go down”all point to the fact that West Ham are toying with a quick return to the championship. The fact that
The roller coaster ride of being a West ham fan provides a good grounding for life. I learned from an early age that winning doesn’t come automatically, you work hard just to maintain an even keel, become stoical through the rare highs and frequent lows. Even when we beat Man U this week, a win […]
Now we have champions league qualification assured following our take over this week, I’m worried. It’ll mean I’ll have to go to the pub more often, increasing my alcohol intake and expenditure. I’ll have to watch all the matches on tele, time that i could be using more profitably. I’ll get worried when about whether we reach the knock out phase or not, increasing my stress levels and turning my hair grey.