Post Match West Ham v Tottenham Carabao Cup Analysis, Match Report & Thoughts

West Ham’s first game at Wembley since the 2012 playoff final saw them conjure up a miraculous second half comeback as they netted three times in the space of a quarter of an hour in the second half to stun in-form Tottenham Hotspur, and make it to the last eight of the Carabao Cup for the second season in succession.

Slaven Bilic made NINE changes to the side that had lost at home to Brighton on Friday. Cheikhou Kouyate, on the right side of a back three (along with Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna) and Manuel Lanzini were the only survivors. Adrian replaced Joe Hart in goal, with Andy Carroll returning from suspension to take his spot upfront. [Read more…]

West Ham Attendances 2017-18 season | Crowd figures & stats for WHUFC home games at London Stadium 17-18

Click here to see West Ham Attendances for the 2018/19 season

Here is a look at West Ham United attendance figures for the 2017/2018 Premier League season and other home games in the League and FA Cups. The Hammers had the third highest average attendance in the 2016/17 league season (56,972), behind Manchester United (75,290) and Arsenal (59,957).

This season they’ve dropped to fourth owing to Spurs shifting to Wembley, which has a 90,000 capacity.

The London Stadium can accommodate more people than Anfield, Etihad and St.James Park, so we’d expect the Hammers to always feature in the top five [Read more…]

West Ham v Spurs- Crunch game for Slav?

After a dire performance at home against Brighton, West Ham will be hoping to bounce back when they make the short trip to Wembley to take on in-form Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers were abject against the Seagulls despite playing at home with potentially their strongest XI against a promoted team that had not won away on the road this season. The result lead to more calls among supporters and pundits alike for Slaven Bilic’s head but the Croatian gaffer has apparently been given this midweek clash against Spurs and the weekend league one against Crystal Palace to turn things around. [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…]

Sullivan reveals West Ham asked for Harry Kane in exchange for Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham chairman David Sullivan has revealed that the club asked for Harry Kane in exchange when Spurs came shopping for Cheikhou Kouyate last summer. The Lilywhites tabled an unsuccessful £15m bid for the medio as Mauricio Pochettino, a big fan of the Senegal international , looked to bolster his side. [Read more…]

Thoughts, Observations and Highlights- Spurs vs West Ham 4-1

This was one bad result that we’ll like to forget. Tough writing about such a fixture, but it needs to be done, so here we go.

While Spurs were favourites going into the match, it wasn’t expected to be a cakewalk for them. We were unbeaten in our last three trips to the Lane, while they had only beaten us once in our last five clashes.

Payet’s injury was a real blow, and this game was another example of how difficult things could be for us without him. We started with Kouyate and Noble in midfield, with Carroll alone upfront [Read more…]

Parker Slaps In Transfer Request

Scott Parker slapped in a transfer request in order to push through his move to Tottenham ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

The midfielder claimed he had to leave West Ham in order to continue being involved with the England squad, although he has been picked for two consecutive England squads as a West Ham player in The Championship. Sounds like an excuse to me Scotty! Just say you want to leave rather than come out with some England nonsense when your already in the squad and Mr. Capello has stated he will continue to pick you!

“I have had a fantastic four years at West Ham United and will never forget all the support I have had from the fans and everyone associated with the club,” he told whufc.com.

“The manager and board have tried hard to convince me to stay but at this stage in my career, I need to be playing in the Premier League, especially now that I am involved with England.

“I hope the fans will understand and respect my decision and I wish the club every success in their fight for promotion this season.”

Not the best time to go to our bitter North London rivals when we are embroiled in a bitter dispute with them!

Hammers Cleared

Tottenham’s attempts to throw a spanner in the works over West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium have been proved futile, after it was announced that the decision to award use of the Olympic Stadium to United has been upheld.

Independent investigators were called in after a newspaper accused West Ham of corruption due to personal links between an employee of the club and a member of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC). Although it was Tottenham who used debatable means to gather this information! I can see this one going on and on.

However forensic accountants acting on behalf of investigators Moore Stephens have concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that the relationship had any bearing on the decision to award use of the £500million stadium to West Ham post the 2012 games.

Tottenham, who are set to continue with their request for a judicial review – despite both this and a previous investigation commissioned by West Ham into the affair having returned ‘no evidence’ verdicts – take their case to the High Court this Wednesday.

Does anyone else just wish they would let it go?!