This game last season- West Bromwich Albion 4-2 West Ham United (2016-17)

Ahead of this weekend’s game at the Hawthorns, we take a look at what happened in the corresponding fixture last season. This fixture will take place on the 16th of September, 2017- last season’s took place on the 17th of September, 2016.

West Brom powered themselves to a 4-0 lead by the hour mark, with Nacer Chadli netting a double (including one penalty) and Salomon Randon and James McClean also getting on the scoresheet, as the Baggies registered their first home win since March.

Goals from Antonio and Lanzini (PG) lent a sense of respectability to the scoreline for West Ham. None of the three subs used by Bilic that afternoon- Feghouli, Calleri and Fletcher, are with the club currently [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…]

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…]

Antonio out of England squad with hamstring injury

Michail Antonio will have to wait for his maiden England cap after the West Ham forward was ruled out of the Three Lions’ upcoming fixtures against Germany (also Lukas Podolski’s farewell game) and Lithuania. Antonio was the solitary Hammer to make the cut in Southgate’s original squad, with Andy Carroll missing out.

West Ham have been struggling with a spate of injuries with Pedro Obiang and Winston Reid also set to be out for an extended period of time. [Read more…]

Andre Ayew miss vs Leicester (Video) March 18, 2017

Horrible miss from West Ham’s Andrew Ayew in their 2-3 loss to Leicester at the London Stadium on March 18, 2017. After a great run from Michail Antonio, Ayew found himself with just Schmeichel to beat, but blazed his effort over the bar. If he had scored, the game would’ve been tied at 3-3 [Read more…]

Antonio named in England squad- No Carroll

Michail Antonio is the solitary West Ham representative announced in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming games against Germany and Lithuania. Southgate was also thinking of calling up Andy Carroll, but has instead opted for the experience of veteran Jermain Defoe, with the ex Hammers and Spurs forward now set to battle for a spot upfront along with Rashford and Vardy in the absence of Kane, Sturridge and Rooney [Read more…]

Carroll and Antonio in line for England call ups?

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering a recall to the national squad for West Ham striker Andy Carroll for the Three Lions’ upcoming clashes against Germany and Lithuania. With Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge all out, Southgate is mulling over a call up to Carroll as well his West Ham teammate Michail Antonio.

Carroll last played for England over four years ago. Antonio was called up by Sam Allardyce last year, but never earned a cap. [Read more…]