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Hammers in the Heart - Thu Nov 23 5:41 PM
Another Friday night game and a much better performance is required from the Hammers against Leicester. Moyes will have had a week of full training with the players and we have to hope they respond to a new gaffer. Watford deserved their win, but there was some sign of improvement in that West Ha...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Nov 21 5:13 PM
I'm not sure the away fans at Watford should have had a go at Andy Carroll, with chants of "Andy Carroll we left 'cos you'e shit!" and "You'e not fit to wear the shirt!" (though this was more against the team as a whole). Big Andy has wound up some fans after the Liverpool match by suggesting tha...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon Nov 20 6:08 PM
So who was it who phoned 999? West Ham fans have been urged not to dial 999 by the police because losing to Watford is not a genuine emergency. Though presumably the police will accept Tony Pulis being on the market as a valid reason for calling them up…
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Nov 19 11:39 PM
Watford 2 West Ham 0 It’s off to Watford Junction with Matt, where we trek across a sleepy Watford and home fans offer us directions rather than trying to attack us. Well, they say it;s a family club. We enjoy a cup of Rosie Lee in Domenic’s Café, before meeting my old school pal Mark at the stad...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Nov 17 10:34 AM
Congratulations to Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow on the birth of their second child, who has been given the entirely sensible name of Wolf Nine Carroll. Is the lad's first name a tribute to Wolfie from Citizen Smith ? Or a hint that he might go on to play for Wolves? His second name of Nine is t...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Nov 16 12:03 PM
Thanks to all the 40-odd punters who came to see Brian Williams and myself talk about our Goodybye To Boleyn and Home From Home books at East Ham Library on Tuesday night as part of the Newham Word Festival. Great to have readers arriving from as far afield as Southend and Benfleet. Enjoyed he...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed Nov 15 11:06 AM
David Moyes has announced his back-up team and although it's the usual suspects, the positive is that there's a lot of managerial experience in there. Stuart Pearce is a good appointment because he was a popular figure at West Ham when he arrived in his late thirties and was utterly committed. He...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Nov 12 7:30 PM
It's the literary event of the year on Tuesday, Nov 14 at the East Ham Library where Brian Williams and myself take West Ham to the next level (possibly) while talking about our books Goodbye to Boleyn and Home From Home . As double acts go it should be somewhere between McAvennie and Cottee and...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Nov 10 10:54 AM
The majority of West Ham fans might remain underwhelmed at the appointment of David Moyes, but he's made the right noises at his first press conference. He's declared West Ham a big club with a good squad and addressed the rumours about lack of intensity in training by organising double sessions...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Nov 9 10:39 AM
Slaven Bilic was a decent man let down by a lack of planning at boardroom level and most managers would have struggled after the stadium move. But he made a number of crucial mistakes too… SELLING JAMES TOMKINS The sale of James Tomkins to Crystal Palace in the summer of 2016 was baffling. The...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Nov 7 11:36 AM
Well, it's happened. David Moyes is the new West Ham boss, at least until the end of the season and with the option of another two seasons if successful. The worry is that the last time West Ham appointed a manager from a team that had just been relegated, it was Avram Grant arriving from Portsmo...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon Nov 6 5:53 PM
So the inevitable has happened and Slaven Bilic has been sacked. I'd like to thank him for getting the West Ham Way and understanding what the fans wanted – as exemplified by his tears after the final win against Man United at the Boleyn. He gave us a great season in 2015-16 but faced a massive t...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Nov 5 11:40 AM
West Ham 1 Liverpool 4 It’s into the Clyde Best Café to meet Nigel and CQ. Lisa managed to lose Nigel’s season ticket at the Brighton match, but unfortunately for Nigel the club have sent a replacement. Fraser also lost his season ticket for the Brighton game before finding it concealed in plain...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Nov 4 7:47 AM
The latest issue of Blowing Bubbles Monthly features an exclusive interview with club legend Tony Cottee, giving his take on the team’s current issues in attack. He also tells us why he still has faith in his old team-mate, Slaven Bilic, despite the stick he is currently receiving for the team’s...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Nov 3 10:57 AM
So now Byram has been injured in training and the Evening Standard reports that Antonio has had a recurrence of his rib injury, though Slaven Bilic says in his press conference that it is a muscle injury. The only good news is that Reid and Cresswell might be fit. Antonio didn't look right after...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Nov 2 10:35 AM
West Ham could go into the Liverpool game with a defence of Byram, Ogbonna, Rice and Masuaku. Slaven Biiic faces a defensive crisis: Winston Reid picked up a calf injury before the game at Palace, while Fonte injured his foot at Selhurst Park and James Collins is also out. Aaron Cresswell also we...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Oct 31 4:26 PM
In a double act to rival McAvennie and Cottee — or some might say Mike Small and David Kelly — Brian Williams and myself will be appearing at East Ham Library, 328 Barking Road, on Tuesday Nov 14 as part of the Newham Word Festival. Brian will be discussing his new book Home From Home on his stru...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Oct 29 11:24 AM
Crystal Palace 2 West Ham 2 "Six minutes, six bloody minutes!" I find myself declaring in the style of Michael Palin in Ripping Yarns , while sitting with a drink at the Amble Inn in Harpenden, having completed stage two of the Lea Valley Walk with Nicola and Paula. "I'll just assume we concede...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Oct 28 11:58 AM
It would be good to see Slaven Bilic stick with some of the side that achieved an astonishing turnaround at Spurs on Wednesday. Two-goal Andre Ayew should keep his place and there's a case for sticking with Carroll and Ayew up front with Hernandez to come on from off the bench. Cresswell should s...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Oct 26 11:56 AM
Tottenham 2 West Ham 3 (Carabao Cup) Hearing the half-time score during the interval at the Ian Dury musical at the Stratford Theatre Royal it was hard to find any Reasons To Be Cheerful while anticipating another drubbing. Yet as we leave the play Matt texts to say that he never doubted Captain...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed Oct 25 4:11 PM
Great fun recording the Stop! Hammer Time podcast with legendary comedian Phil Whelans and Joe Fordham, author of the book No Place Like Home . The only drawback was we had to talk about West Ham. Click on the link to hear our full and frank discussion of the Brighton debacle, the Croatian top te...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Oct 24 10:15 AM
It seems Slaven Bilic is to be given more time by the board and will be in place for the Spurs and Palace games. David Sullivan has rightly said that he won't sack a manager unless things "become desperate", though after Friday night West Ham must be pretty close to desperation. One of the most...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Oct 22 4:06 PM
The idea of changing the carpet surrounding the pitch to claret was rather lost amid all the reaction to the terrible home defeat against Brighton. Slaven Bilic wrote about it in his Standard column and said the club had offered to pay the £200, 000 cost of conversion, but so far the landlords at...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Oct 21 1:21 PM
West Ham 0 Brighton 3 It’s into the Clyde Best Café to meet Matt. Lisa and Steve the Cornish postie, who is still recovering from travelling on the Central Line and the shock of a city with underground trains and internal combustion engines. Then it’s Matt’s short-cut via the dodgy estate and dow...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Oct 20 11:15 AM
It's a bit early to be down to Harry Redknapp's bare bones… West Ham face a striker crisis against Brighton tonight. Andy Carroll is suspended for idiotic elbowing while Javier Hernandez pulled up in training with a tight hamstring and is a doubt. While Diafra Sakho is apparently out with his bac...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Oct 17 3:50 PM
Amid all the fuss over elbowgate it's been almost forgotten just what an attacking side Slaven Bilic fielded at Burnley. Slaven had just Kouyate as a holding midfielder, alongside the very attack-minded Manuel Lanzini and two wingers in Antonio and Arnautovic, plus two strikers in Carroll and Her...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Oct 14 5:44 PM
Burnley 1 West Ham 1 It's always disappointing to concede an equaliser with five minutes to go, but in the circumstances this was a decent away point. Down to ten men after Andy Carroll's dismissal on 27 minutes, it seems West Ham defended stoutly until Wood scored with a fine header. Sounds like...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Oct 14 12:28 PM
A difficult match away to Burnley today. Many thought the Clarets might struggle having sold Michael Keane and Andre Gray, two of their best players last season. But young James Tarkowski has had an exceptional season in defence while new striker Chris Wood looks like a no-nonsense centre-forward...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Oct 12 12:16 PM
Just missed out on Spurs away tickets along with most of my pals, bar Full-Time Matt, as I've only got six priority points. Yes, it's probably the only fair way of allocating tickets, though it seems a bit of a Catch 22 situation in that you can now only get points for away games by attending awa...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon Oct 9 5:52 PM
Interesting to note that one Robert Snodgrass took his goal well when scoring Scotland's equaliser for Scotland at Slovenia, a draw that ended Scotland's dream of World Cup qualification. Snoddy is still a West Ham player, even if he is on a season's loan at Aston Villa. He also opened his accoun...