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Hammers in the Heart - Tue May 22 11:02 AM
So West Ham have finally got their Manuel in Pellegrini. For once we haven't ended up with a fourth choice manager, but someone who can genuinely be described as an A-list gaffer, a man who has won the league in four different countries. David Moyes did a decent job with an unbalanced squad, but...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon May 21 5:12 PM
Thanks to my pal Fraser for keeping up to date with Chilean daily paper La Cuerta, which has been reporting on the possibility of Manuel Pellegrini joining West Ham as our new gaffer. Apparently unfamiliar with the Hammers, they’ve settled on describing WHU as, "a team fanatically supported by I...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun May 20 2:38 PM
So it's probably goodbye to James Collins, the Ginger Pele, fans' favourite and a great servant to West Ham. The press stories about him being dumped by email seem to be a bit of media spin, as he already knew he was being released and the email was apparently only a written confirmation. Though...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat May 19 11:52 AM
Always a dangerous business taking a five-day trip to the Lake District where everything is offline. Returned to find West Ham have lost one manager and might be on the point of appointing an A-list manager in Manuel Pellegrini or, less likely, Rafa Benitez. Firstly, David Moyes did a decent job...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu May 10 5:14 PM
Hard to believe it was two years ago tonight that David De Gea couldn't hold Winston Reid's header and West Ham were beating Man United 3-2 in the much-missed Boleyn Ground. Looking at the line-ups most of the West Ham players are still here, which makes you realise how much they have underachiev...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed May 9 9:59 AM
Selling Andre Ayew to Swansea is now looking like a master-stroke. When Ayew had a fantastic game against West Ham to inspire a 4-1 win back in March it looked like Swansea were heading to safety and West Ham had made a big mistake in selling to a relegation rival. But Ayew has failed to score fo...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun May 6 12:49 PM
It's going to be strange to have nothing much to worry about for the final two games. The ingrained pessimism of being a West Ham fan means I'm still thinking of things that can go wrong. Perhaps one of our players will turn out to be owned by a third party? Perhaps Manny Omoyinmi and not Patrice...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat May 5 5:33 PM
Leicester City 0 West Ham United 2 (two) A fantastic result at the King Power Stadium. It's a long time since West Ham fans have been able to sing "Is this a fire drill?" at an away match. It was tense listening to it on Radio London but thankfully Leicester appeared to be playing on sun-loungers...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri May 4 8:07 PM
Interesting to watch the Roma versus Liverpool game in the Champions League. The Roma ground looks worse than the London Stadium in terms of having a huge athletics track going round the stadium and large gaps behind the goals. Yet the Roma ultras were still able to whip up a fervent atmosphere,...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed May 2 6:54 PM
Football gets more and more like nursery school. The Evening Standard reports that after a day on the naughty step Andy Carroll has apologised to David Moyes and the rest of the squad and returned to training. Let's hope the matter is over with and that Carroll now has a point to prove. It would...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue May 1 10:23 AM
Things are continuing to implode at West Ham. The Evening Standard reports that Andy Carroll left the bench for the dressing room when he wasn't used as a sub against Man City. While the Daily Telegraph claims that Carroll snd Moyes had a row at the training ground yesterday with the striker bein...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Apr 27 10:49 AM
Keep the World Cup statue at Upton Park! It's the Bike from Boleyn ride on Sunday before the Man City game. The local primary school are now on board with about 50 school kids plus their parents cycling to the London Stadium for a football training/coaching session at the Community Track with Wes...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Apr 26 1:32 PM
It's hard to believe that the diffident winger who was sent off at Southampton and booed off against Brighton is now the Hammer of the Year. It's been a remarkable turnaround for Marko Arnautovic under David Moyes. We might not like Moyes' cautious approach but Arnie has really responded to being...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon Apr 23 7:59 PM
One or two West Ham fans have been critical of David Moyes for singling out Declan Rice for public criticism after the Arsenal match, but I think he has to be honest about mistakes. It would be pointless to claim that it wasn't an error by Rice that lead to the second goal. What Moyes said was re...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Apr 22 6:54 PM
Arsenal 4 West Ham 1 It's in to the East Stand at the Emirates where I'm sitting among the Gooners with Aubrey, a former pro footballer in the Cyprus second division who is a mate of Alfie's dad David. Despite the Wenger finale there are are still a surprising number of empty seats in the upper t...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Apr 21 5:13 PM
It's obviously a daunting prospect to be about to face West Ham, but there was surely no need for Arsene Wenger to resign. My favourite Wenger moment was when Marlon Harewood scored an 88th winner against Arsenal in 2006 and Alan Pardew gave it a Bruce Forsyth fist pump. Wenger then completely lo...
Hammers in the Heart - Sat Apr 14 12:01 PM
Looking at David Moyes' comments in the Evening Standard it seems that he still regards Javier Hernandez as an alternative to Arnautovic as a lone striker and a great player to come on and nick a goal. It proved effective at Chelsea where Javier netted his eighth goal of the season, but the pro...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed Apr 11 9:56 AM
Great fun appearing on the Stop! Hammer Time podcast with Phil Whelans and Jim Grant last night. We discussed the Chelsea game, Chicharito's equaliser, Arnie and of course Arthur Masuaku's penchant for making holes in the back of his socks to minimise the strain on his muscly calves. (Or have the...
Hammers in the Heart - Tue Apr 10 5:56 PM
It was a very encouraging performance from Declan Rice at Chelsea. Released by the Blues at 14, he seemed determined to show them what they had missed (and where to stick their blue flag). It's no surprise that John Terry rates Deccers from his time at the club. It's easy to forget that Rice only...
Hammers in the Heart - Mon Apr 9 11:45 AM
It's off to the Hole in the Wall at Waterloo to watch this one with Matt, Nigel and Fraser over a pint of Hopback TEA. Arnie has an early chance from a Masuaku cross but takes one ouch to many, The rest of the first half is all Chelsea with Kante winning the midfield battle and Willian and Hazard...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Apr 8 11:58 AM
The euphoria of the victory over Southampton has rather eclipsed the bad news that Michail Antonio is out for the rest of the season. He's having another hamstring operation after shooting against the Saints and pulling up after nine minutes. Michail's injury record is starting to look very worry...
Hammers in the Heart - Thu Apr 5 4:56 PM
Lovers of both West Ham and striding edgily might like to try my new book Man About Tarn , now out as a Kindle Single. Despite being about the Lake District it has a fair few football references. There's a lot of searching for results in August, including learning that West Ham have lost 3-0 at A...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed Apr 4 4:18 PM
Through the use of all those extra stewards at the Southampton game, WHU might just have solved the problem of the running track at the London Stadium. All those extra bodies positioned in a square formation around the pitch lessened the sense of wide open space across the green carpet. Get a few...
Hammers in the Heart - Sun Apr 1 5:35 PM
West Ham 3 Southampton 0 It’s in to the revamped Best Cafe where Michael the Whovian has been to see a play called Cathy that actually gives the Best Cafe a nameckeck - surely a lucky omen. He then orders “Set 2” from the menu as I suggest we had a Set 2 against Burnley as well. We’re met by...
Hammers in the Heart - Fri Mar 30 6:42 PM
In a perverse kind of way you wonder if the events of the Burnley match might fire the crowd up for the Southampton game and see a massive wave of support for the Irons. It's often been said that the London Stadium has no history, but we've now seen the first pitch invasions and the first stormin...
Hammers in the Heart - Wed Mar 28 11:45 AM
One rare piece of good news for West Ham is that Arthur Masuaku is available again after his six-match suspension for spitting at a Wigan player, which did appear to be out of character. He must be grateful to Jamie Carragher for making his spitting image at Wigan not look quite so bad. He might...