West Ham vs Sunderland preview- the return of Big Sam

Two weeks after a memorable victory over Manchester United, relegation threatened Sunderland travel to the Boleyn Ground this weekend in the Premier League, with manager Sam Allardyce making his first and last trip to the stadium where he is revered by many for getting the Hammers back to the top flight following their relegation in 2011.

Although Allardyce’s tenure at the Hammers didn’t quite end on a happy note, he is still a respected figure, with current boss Slaven Bilic saying ahead of the game that big Sam had done “great for West Ham”.

After 26 rounds of the Premier League and plenty of many memorable matches, the Hammers are currently in 7th position. Although that’s a bit of a far cry from the elusive top 4 places that the lads enjoyed in the 6-7th and 10th weeks, they still have good chances at finishing this season well: but first, there’s Sunderland to get through. [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet scores glorious free-kick vs Blackburn

Dimitri Payet continues to star for us, and here is a video of him scoring a glorious free kick in the FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Got a nice hug from Slav at the end! [Read more…]

Video West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa- Lawro gets prediction right & Manager Thoughts

Surprise, surprise! Mark Lawrenson’s just got his prediction for the West Ham vs Aston Villa game spot on. And if you’re a WHUFC fan who also keeps track of Lawro’s predictions at the Beeb, you’ll understand why this is such big news.

Lawro predicted it would go 2-0 in favour of the Hammers, and so it did, with second half goals from Antonio and Kouyate setting up a win over the struggling Villans, who had Ayew sent off in the first half.

Check out the video highlights from the game, plus what both managers had to say, with Villa boss Remi Garde lamenting Jonathan Moss’ decision not to award a penalty when it was 0-0 [Read more…]

Video- Beautiful Enner Valencia & Payet free kick goals give Hammers victory against Cherries

Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia both showed their class last night as West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1. Both scored very, very good free kicks after Harry Arter’s first ever Premiership goal had put the Cherries ahead. Check out this video from the game- a very entertaining clash, both goalkeepers kept busy, with some cracking goals thrown in.

Three straight wins in the league after Christmas. And the club’s official Twitter feed even had something cheeky to say to poor old Mark Lawrenson. Must admit that I was a bit worried at half time though! [Read more…]

Player Watch Video- Carlton Cole scores his first Celtic goal

Hammers legend Carlton Cole netted his first official goal in Celtic colours in the Hoops’ 3-0 Scottish Cup win away at Stanraer. Carlton’s goal came on 42 minutes, while Leigh Griffiths also netted twice (18′, 84′) for the visitors.

Forgetting that it was a Cup clash, Carlton was quoted after the game saying “We got the job done and got the three points”. However he did see the funny side of it and even made a mention of it on his Twitter account (@CarltonCole1) [Read more…]

Loan Player Watch Video- Martin Samuelsen scores very nice goal for Posh in FA Cup

West Ham starlet Martin Samuelsen, currently on loan at Peterborough United, scored a very nice goal in his side’s 2-0 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End. Samuelsen’s goal v Preston was the opening goal of the game, and came on 7 minutes. Posh sealed victory thanks to Conor Washington’s second half strike [Read more…]

Video- What happened last time? West Ham vs Wolves 2-0 January 1 2011

West Ham are due to meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup tomorrow (January 9, 2016), and this will be the first meeting between the two sides in over FIVE years. The last competitive fixture between the two sides took place back on January 1, 2011 (in the 2010/11 PL season), with the Hammers winning 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Ronald Zubar and a late strike from Freddie Sears. [Read more…]