Allardyce: Stick or twist this summer?

West Ham produced another one-dimensional and uninspiring performance last night to battle past 10 man Hull City and win the game 2-1.

However, the biggest thing to come out of the game was not the three points, nor the fact that West Ham are now 11th in the Premier League Table and nor that we have almost secured our Premier League status for another year.

Last nights game was overshadowed by the booing of the home team by West Ham’s own supporters. [Read more…]

Allardyce backed by owners despite impossible task ahead

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been backed by owners Gold and Sullivan despite the seemingly impossible task that lies ahead of him. After the 5-0 FA Cup battering from Nottingham Forest, a lot of fans thought that he had to walk for the sake of the club. However, the owners have felt differently. [Read more…]

New deal on cards for Allardyce if Hammers stay up

Big Sam Allardyce will be offered a new deal in the summer if he manages to keep West Ham United in the Premier League.

Allardyce’s new deal offered by the Hammers would be in the region of £1.5 – 2 Million. This is provided he can turn things around at the club and edge us forward as we are currently in 13th position. [Read more…]

Allardyce To Sue Kean (Reportedly)

Current Hammers Manager and former Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has reportedly instructed lawyers to sue his former Number 2 and current Blackburn manager Steve Kean.

This action comes following a four minute video released on YouTube overnight, apparently filmed during Rovers pre-season trip to Hong Kong, it shows Kean being very critical of Allardyce and using a series of expletives and going as far as to call Sam “a crook”.

It also shows Kean predicting a top half finish in The Premiership and that Blackburn would win the Carling Cup.

The BRFC Action Group  have claimed responsibility for the footage,  and have long campaigned against Kean and the clubs owners the Venky’s.

A statement from the group says: “We as a group of supporters, elected by its members, are disgusted that our club has been allowed to be pillaged with very little resistance from the regulatory bodies who should act in the best interest of the sport and supporters.

“We are pleased to announce that the Premier League has invited the BRFC Action Group for a full meeting to take place in the next couple of weeks.

“We are further delighted that the Sports Minister has also agreed to a similar meeting to discuss the goings on, behind the scenes, at our club.”

Interesting times to be a Blackburn fan then!

If your interested in seeing the video you can find it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xcB9XfLjL8

Hammers Snatch Late Equalizer At Elland Road

The hammers snatched a deserved late equalizer at Elland Road this afternoon after going one nil down to Leeds United.

As far as possession was concerned it was more or less 50 50 and for the whole match it was anybody’s game.Both teams had everything to play for this afternoon with the hammers sitting in 3rd place behind Reading and The Saints and neil Warnock’s leeds United bringing up the rear in tenth position in the championship.

The irons now have 68 points and sit behind Reading who are on 73 points after thrashing Barnsley 0-4 away.Southampton stay top with 75 points after beating Iron’s rival Millwall 2-3 at Cold Blow Lane.

On 35 minutes leeds got a free kick just outside the Hammers’ penalty area after Matt Taylor was adjudged to have handled the ball. Leads man Snodgrass sent in a lovely curling effort that just went wide of Rob Green’s post. After the free kick Taylor continued to have words with the linesman as he felt he had been judged too harshly.

West Ham have been unbeaten in their last seven games with 3 wins and 4 draws – the draws all being a Upton Park, by the way. on 40 minutes, Adam Clayton for Leeds fashioned a chance and struck just wide of keeper Green’s post – looks like Rob had that one covered, though.

3,000 West Ham fans made the trip to Elland Road and the last five minutes of the first half saw a flurry of attacks from the irons. A very competitive first half and anybody’s game!

After the break Snodgrass found the net on 47 minutes from a throw in but the ref already blew his whistle for a scuffle he saw on the near post. Lucky escape for the Irons!

Leeds pressed on regardless and White found space to shoot which ended up wide and to the left of Rob Green’s post. With 53 minutes on the clock Connolly headed into the arms of Green. 55 minutes saw Maynard off and Carlton Cole on.

On 69 minutes Paul Connolly with a flick of the head failed to find the net and was saved by the Robster. Connolly has yet to score for leeds and that might have been his first goal.

With just 8 minutes remaining Neil Warnock was praying for a late goal to give leeds a 3 point lifeline and it came. Danny Webber’s cross found Connolly who headed against the crossbar only to fall for Luciano Becchio to shoot home and give Green no chance. leeds were ecstatic with their goal and this happens to be the fourth late goal that Leeds score against the Hammers in a row!

The Hammers then went on to equalize on 89 minutes and grab a share of the spoils, too! Danny Collins headed home from a cross from Mark Noble to level the scores at 1 apiece. The ref adds 4 minutes of extra time and it’s end to end stuff. On 93 minutes O’neil could have stolen the game for West Ham united but it wasn’t to be and ends up a draw.

Leeds United
01 Lonergan
02 Connolly
22 Lees
28 White (Webber – 76′ )
33 Robinson Booked
48 O’Dea
08 Brown Booked
15 Clayton
10 Becchio
23 Snodgrass
44 McCormack (Forssell – 76′ )
Substitutes
29 Thompson
16 Pugh
20 Nunez
18 Forssell
25 Webber

West Ham United
01 Green
03 McCartney
05 Tomkins (O’Neil – 46′ )
15 Faye
17 O’Brien
25 Collins
04 Nolan
10 Collison (Morrison – 81′ )
14 Taylor
16 Noble Booked
08 Maynard (Cole – 56′ )
Substitutes
13 Henderson
23 Morrison
32 O’Neil
07 Baldock
09 Cole

Referee: Walton
Attendance: 33,366

Watford 0 – 4 West Ham United

West Ham had a wonderful victory against Watford at Vicarage Road tonight, running out four nil winners in a very professional performance.

Sam Allardyce’s team enjoyed a first back-to-back away wins since 2007 in tonight’s Championship clash.

The signs were good for The Hammers in as early as the third minute when centre-half James Tomkins pounced on Matty Taylor’s corner to direct a powerful header beyond Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach.

The second goal came with half time rapidly approaching, right back O’Brien sprinted past half the Watford team before firing beyond Loach at the second attempt after the Hornets keeper had pummelled away his initial effort.

Carlton Cole added another when he converted an Ilunga cutback from close range. Finally, Scott Parker completed the rout for the Hammers with a tidy finish to send the Hammers into third place in the league.

I am not used to seeing such a professional performance from the boys, especially on the road so long may it continue.