Lanzini earns maiden Argentina call up

Manuel Lanzini has been rewarded for his great form in West Ham colours with a maiden call up to the Argentine national team for their upcoming friendlies vs Brazil and Singapore next month.

Lanzini has represented Argentina at U20 level, but has never made a senior appearance for the Albiceleste.

We reckon this is well deserved for him- he was West Ham’s Players Player of the Season for 2016/17, and probably the club’s most creative player following the departure of Dimitri Payet. It took him a while to settle down, but he really came into his own in the 16/17 season.

It’s a strong Argentine squad- the likes of Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain are all in it. [Read more…]

Antonio named Hammer of the Year, Lanzini Players’ Player of the Year

Michail Antonio has been named the Hammer of the Year at the Player Awards ceremony at the Intercontinental. The 27 year old edged out Manuel Lanzini and Pedro Obiang to the award. Lanzini however did get the Players’ Player of the Year Award.

Edimilson Fernandes won the Signing of the Year award, perhaps a testament to how poor the club’s signings have been this season when the winner has started only 3 games.

Antonio, who has also been linked with a switch away from the London Stadium in the summer, also appeared to quell those rumours when he mentioned that “he’d like to win it again” in his acceptance speech. [Read more…]

The uniforms Dimitri Payet will be wearing next season- Adidas Marseille 17/18 Kits

The uniforms that former Hammer Dimitri Payet will be wearing for French giants Olympique Marseille next season have been released by Adidas. The French club have released all three of their uniforms at one go (white home, blue away and purple third) earlier today.

When will our kits be released? Only two Premier League sides have released their jerseys so far- Stoke and Liverpool [Read more…]

Watch Video- Manuel Lanzini’s Rabona Cross vs Everton

Check out this great piece of skill from West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, one of the club’s standout players in yesterday’s goalless draw against Everton at the London Stadium, showing the Argentine attempting a rabona cross against Ronald Koeman’s side. Didn’t quite have the end result as Payet’s against Watford, but definitely worth a watch! [Read more…]

Hammers celebrate Reid’s 200th appearance with shutout against Everton

West Ham produced a solid defensive performance to keep a clean sheet and pick up a point against European hopefuls Everton at the London Stadium today afternoon.

Everton’s record against West Ham was a historically good one- they’ve had more wins in the last ten years against the Hammers than against any other opposition and Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku had scored in all of his nine previous appearances against WHUFC.

This match, and West Ham’s resoluteness in defence could be summed up by Ronald Koeman’s post match interview statement stating that he would have subbed off ten players at half time if he was allowed to. That was testament to how well West Ham’s back three, featuring Reid, Collins and Jose Fonte, performed as a unit (the first time since the Palace game that Bilic opted for a back three). Romelu Lukaku was kept very, very quiet and in a rather stunning stat- Everton had 0 (Yes ZERO) shots on target in the WHOLE game.

Complementing the back three were wing backs Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes (the latter’s first start at RWB since Chelsea), both with similar hair cuts, that made it appear [Read more…]

Romelu Lukaku v West Ham- Lukaku’s incredible goal scoring record against WHUFC

Should you bet your house on Romelu Lukaku scoring against West Ham later this afternoon? Judging by the Belgian’s incredible recent record against the Hammers, the answer is a big YES.

The 23 year old has scored in ALL of Everton’s last nine games (dating back to September 2013) against West Ham. Incredible record- check out the games and his goals below.

Everton 2-0 West Ham 30 October, 2016 (Lukaku 50′)
Everton 2-3 West Ham 5 March, 2016 (Lukaku 13′)
West Ham 1-1 Everton 7 November, 2015 (Lukaku 43′)
West Ham 1-2 Everton 15 May, 2015 (Lukaku 90+3′)
West Ham 2-2 Everton 13 January, 2015 FA Cup (Lukaku 97′)
Everton 1-1 West Ham 6 January, 2015 FA Cup (Lukaku (90+1′) [Read more…]

Carroll to miss Everton game

Andy Carroll has been ruled out of West Ham’s game at home against Everton after picking up a groin injury in last week’s 2-2 draw against Swansea. Carroll’s abductor muscle, a recurrent injury problem for the lanky striker, acted up again when his kick resulted in an assist for Andre Ayew at the Stadium of Light.

West Ham, who are already missing Michail Antonio to injury, might be forced to turn to Diafra Sakho, but Jonathan Calleri and Ashley Fletcher also remain options. Skipper Mark Noble and right back Sam Byram are both suspended for Everton’s visit to the London Stadium. [Read more…]

Goal of the season for 2016/17- Nominees announced & Voting Open

The club have today (April 19, 2017) officially opened voting for the End of the Season Awards in six categories- Hammer of the Year, Best Goal, Best Save, Team Performance, Individual Performance and Best Signing.

The Best Goal of the season award has six nominees- two of the goals came against Crystal Palace.

Antonio v Watford (Payet’s rabona assist)
Payet v Middlesbrough (great individual goal)
Lanzini v Palace
Reid v Sunderland
Carroll v Palace
Kouyate v Swansea

In our humble opinion, Carroll vs Palace is our easy winner. [Read more…]