West Ham lose out to Hull theatrics

West Ham United continued their abysmal away form in The Premier League at the weekend, being turned over 1-0 by new boys Hull City.

The game was settled in the 12th minute when Robbie Brady went down like a sack of potatoes in the box when jumping for a header he was never winning, to the shock of everyone in the stadium the pathetic referee gave the Prima Ballerina a penalty which he dispatched past Jaaskelainen. [Read more…]

Steve Bruce defends Brady swan dive

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has defended the swan diving antics of Robbie Brady that handed his team the win on a silver platter.

Brady went tumbling to the floor like a sack of spuds after a “soft” challenge in the box by West Ham’s Joey O’Brien. [Read more…]

West Ham iron out Cardiff 2-0

West Ham United spoiled Cardiff City’s first game in the Premier League running out comfortable 2-0 winners at Upton Park.

Cardiff, who were last seasons runaway winners in the Championship, found it difficult to get an early foothold in the game and found themselves under pressure straight away.

West Ham made their early pressure count when in the 13th minute Joe Cole opened the scoring to make it 1-0 to the Hammer’s. [Read more…]

Preview: West Ham United v Cardiff

The wait is finally over, after weeks of anxiously waiting for the new Premier League season, it’s finally here!

West Ham United today welcome Premier League new boys Cardiff City for the the season opener at The Boleyn Ground. [Read more…]

Can West Ham Make Europe?

David Gold firmly believes West Ham can improve on last seasons 10th place finish.

Finishing so highly was a real revelation of how good our squad actually is, and we seem to be making all the right noises to build on that. [Read more…]

Southampton 1 – 1 West Ham United

West Ham United  took another step towards Premier League safety this weekend when they secured another valuable point by drawing 1-1 away to a Southampton team on an excellent run.

Mauricio Pochettino has really turned things around for The Saints and after a fine run of form they are now level on 38-points with West Ham after hovering just above the drop zone under former manager Nigel Adkins. [Read more…]

Preview: West Ham vs Chelsea

West Ham host London neighbours Chelsea in the Premier League this Saturday with the game being shown live on SkySports 2 for a 12:45 ko.

Sam Allardyce’s men are coming off two straight away defeats in the Premier League, having lost 3-1 to Tottenham last weekend and 1-0 to Manchester United midweek in a much improved performance with Robin van Persie’s fortunate deflected goal being the difference between the teams.

Chelsea will be under the charge of new interim boss Rafa Benitez, with Chelsea having failed to score since the Fat Spanish Waiter took over from Roberto Di Matteo with both previous outings ending in a goalless draw.

West Ham will need to keep an eye on Fernando Torres, even though he can’t hit a barn door against anyone else it seems the Spaniard has netted 6 times in 6 appearances against the Hammers’. However we have Andy Carroll who will be looking to build on his first goal for the club which he scored against Tottenham last week.

Interesting stat is that Torres and Carroll have netted just 18 league goals in 114 games combined since they fetched £85million in transfer fees! Makes your eyes water!

There will also be no love lost between Allardyce and Benitez with the two far from friends during their Bolton and Liverpool days.

West Ham News

Mark Noble is back from suspension and will be a welcome addition to the teamsheet as we missed him at Old Trafford.

Ricardo Vaz Te, Alou Diarra and Jack Collison all remain sidelined, while Yossi Benayoun is not available for selection due to loan restrictions from his parent club Chelsea.

Chelsea News

Chelsea will be without Englan trio John Terry, Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge through injury while Brazillian defender David Luiz is suspended.

It looks like a good time to be playing Chelsea but with the quality of individuals they have you can never be too sure, lets hope we can something out of this game and start moving up the able again. COYI!

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West Ham Beat Southend 3-0

West Ham today won their first game of the pre-season with a 3-0 win over Southend United.

Nicky Maynard headed in a wicked Matty Taylor corner kick in the 22nd minute to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage.

Jordan Spence then doubled the lead as he romped clear of the Southend defence to fire home, and Sam Baldock came off the bench to score his 3rd goal in as many pre-season games to give The Hammers an emphatic victory.

After a loss in Austria and a draw to Boreham Wood it was nice to taste victory, lets hope the pre-season gets better and better for West Ham.