Post Match Report & Thoughts- West Ham v Swansea | Win that papers over the cracks?

Going into this game, West Ham had never failed to score at home against Swansea, finding the back of the net 74 times in 31 previous games against the Swans.

Going into this game, Swansea were yet to concede an away goal in the Premier League this season.

One of those two records was to be broken at the London Stadium, and for eighty nine minutes, it looked like the former, before substitutes Arthur Masuaku and Diafra Sakho combined for a goal that saw Swansea concede a late winner for the second Saturday in a row. [Read more…]

West Ham v Brighton & Hove Albion- Friday clash at the London Stadium

Friday’s solitary Premier League clash sees West Ham host newbies Brighton at the London Stadium.

This is the third time West Ham have played a top flight fixture at home on a Friday, and encouragingly for their fans, both of those fixtures (against Coventry back in 1997 and against Spurs last season) ended in wins. The Hammers have lost only one of their last five games in all competitions, and coach Slaven Bilic will definitely be looking at this clash against the Seagulls as a great opportunity to put three points in the bag. [Read more…]

Joe Hart becomes third highest capped England goalkeeper against Slovenia

Joe Hart now has more England caps than the legendary Gordon Banks! Hart achieved the feat earlier today evening in England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley. He earned his 74th cap, thus overtaking Gordon Banks (73). Only David Seaman (75) and Peter Shilton (125) have more England caps than the West Ham goalkeeper. [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- How did our players fare against Swansea (H)?

Here is a small table that shows ratings for West Ham’s players for their game against Swansea on 30 September, 2017, as compiled from various media sources. Not surprisingly, substitutes Diafra Sakho and Arthur Masuaku have been rated highly for their contributions, while Mark Noble didn’t exactly crown himself in glory, according to the pundits. We agree that while Nobes didn’t have a great game, he was perhaps no better than the rest- this was a pretty poor performance overall. [Read more…]

Player Watch (VIDEO)- Robert Snodgrass’ first Aston Villa goal (vs Burton Albion)

Winger Robert Snodgrass, currently on loan at Aston Villa from West Ham United, scored his first goal in AVFC colours earlier this evening (September 26, 2017) in their game away at Burton Albion. Villa won the game 4-0, with Snodgrass’ goal against Burton being their third of the fixture. Nice finish from the Scotland international, who had earlier in the game also provided an assist for Albert Adomah’s goal. He played the full 90 at the Pirelli Stadium. [Read more…]

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham | Thoughts and Opinions

This was a game that West Ham started and finished well, and lost in the middle. That’s about as succinct a summary as it gets.

With Pedro Obiang picking up a knock against West Brom, in came Mark Noble to the starting lineup, and with Carroll benched, Chicharito reverted to a more familiar central position, with Antonio and Arnautovic supporting the Mexican from the wings. James Collins, also injured against Albion, was replaced in the back three by Angelo Ogbonna. [Read more…]

West Ham to auction off match worn shirts from Tottenham game for charity

West Ham have announced that they will auction off match worn shirts after this weekend’s derby against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with all proceeds going to charity.

The proceeds from the auction will go to the YoXMexico foundation, an initiative launched by Hammers striker Javier Hernandez and his Mexican compatriot Miguel Layun, to help those hit by the recent earthquakes in Mexico.

Hammers chairman David Gold has also announced that they will match any donations raised from the auction. [Read more…]