West Ham

Being In A Top Four Stadium Will Not Guarantee West Ham A Top Four Finish This Season

Joe Difford | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Slaven Bilic and Co. will do fine this season, possibly finishing in the top eight again, even with the rejuvenation of the likes of Chelsea, but instant success and Champions League football is out of the picture, for a while.

West Ham Revellers Weren't Shy About Posing With Seats, Signs And Relics From Upton Park

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

West Ham fans celebrated late into the night on Tuesday as they marked the closure of their East London Boleyn Ground, with many deciding to take a pi...

Eamonn Holmes' Comments Linking West Ham Bus Attack To Hillsborough Set Off Firestorm

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Eamonn Holmes has been forced to apologise after linking the Hillsborough tragedy to an attack on the Manchester United bus by West Ham fans on Tuesda...

Dramatic Video As Manchester United Bus Attacked At Upton Park

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Manchester United players including vice-captain Michael Carrick cowered in mock fear as their team bus was pelted with missiles, video from inside th...

The FA Cup Is a Stranger Beast Than Normal This Year

Matthew Smith | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

The FA Cup is a stranger beast than normal this year - in most cases, a semi-final line up where only one of the five is counted among the traditional big boys, and a quarter-final where both Arsenal and Chelsea were comprehensively beaten, would make for a major shock that would be talked about for days.

FA Cup Fifth Round: A shock would be more shocking than ever

Matthew Smith | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

With plans possibly afoot to kill off FA Cup replays and play games midweek in order to increase English chances in Europe and in international tournaments, we should enjoy the cup in its current form. Although looking ahead, I'm not seeing too many possible shocks.

West Ham Manager Interrupted In Most Unexpected Way During Press Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Slaven Billic was caught out in the most unexpected way during a regular press conference on Thursday, whilst discussing the improvem...

Fans Shouldn't Scoff - Most Premier League Clubs Would Be Lucky to Have David Moyes

Jamie Spencer | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.

Premier League Boasts Europe's Most Creative Players

Russell Cane | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Sport
Russell Cane

Fantasy football managers take many forms. There are those that go top heavy, goal-hungry obsessives - the Kevin Keegans. Then there are the managers that take the careful approach when building their fantasy football team. Beginning at the back with a well thought-out and solid defence - the Tony Pulis' of fantasy football management.

#DeadlineDay: Who Will Your Club Sign?

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza and Elliot Wagland | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Sport

With just over hours to go until the window shuts on transfer deadline day, football fans around the UK will be watching and willing their club to mak...

Russell Brand Gives Cameron Both Barrels In One Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Daily Mail And Murdoch Press Have Gone Full Nuclear On 'Mockney' Miliband Russell Brand has mocked David Cameron for calling him "a joke" a...

'What Is Football?' Asks David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister admitted today that he had never heard of the game of 'football'. "Football... is that the one that's like rugger, or the one th...

What's Gone Wrong for West Ham Since Christmas?

Joe Difford | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

They certainly haven't lost the fight they showed in the first three months of the campaign, except for two of what can only be described as humiliating results against West Brom in the FA Cup and Crystal Palace. So, what's gone wrong?

Shocking Video Shows West Ham Fans Letting Black Man On A Train

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

Apologies, by "shocking" we mean "hilarious". The clip was filmed ahead of the West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur derby on Sunday and mocks a genuinely s...

The Dreaded Long Ball: So What?

Joe Difford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When the words long and ball are read or heard, many would conjure up images of Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis embracing as the likes of Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll frolic around them. However, many fail to consider that this tactic can be hugely effective, if executed correctly.

Five Factors Behind West Ham's Dramatic Improvement

Joe Difford | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

This time last season, West Ham United were mid-way through their seemingly regular flirtation with relegation and were preparing for a painful second half of the season... Here are the five defining factors in the East London club's rebirth, other than the obvious arrival of new and improved players.

League Focus: The Increase in the Use of a 4-3-1-2 Formation

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While not a carbon copy of Mourinho's 4-1-2-1-2, Manchester United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool have all, at one point or another deployed a diamond midfield in the 2014/15 campaign. The 4-3-1-2 allows teams to maintain numbers in the middle of the park, but means managers can field a creator in between the midfield and attack.

Ravel Morrison - A New Start at Cardiff City?

Chris Saunders | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

At the same stage in his career, Leon Jeanne was a highly hyped, pacey, skillful midfielder with the world at his feet. He had a few off-field issues, but City took a chance on him. Now he plays for Weston-Super-Mare. Nothing against Weston-Super-Mare. It's a nice place. I visited once. But let's hope Morrison doesn't go the same way.

Seven Defenders Who Need to Be at Their Best This Season

Joe Difford | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

It's all well and good signing players who can score goals and it's not surprising that the most expensive transfers tend to be attack minded players... In what could well be the most exciting season yet, here's seven defenders who simply must perform this season and what's at stake if they don't.

A New Dawn at Tottenham That May Not Prove False

Theo Delaney | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

No strangers to false dawns, the Spurs faithful filed out of the Lane to a murmured chorus of 'let's not get carried away'... But, while a much more thorough examination is in store when Liverpool come to visit next Sunday, the fact that Pochettino's plan was so clear and that it worked so comprehensively was as joyous to behold as it was unexpected.

Five Premier League Clubs Whose Seasons Were Disrupted by Injured Signings

Graham Matthews | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Managers have been taking risks by signing injured players or those with a lengthy injury history for a while now, as well as being desperately unlucky when they pick one up soon after arriving. Here are five recent signings who, had they stayed fit, could have drastically improved their club's season.

Five Things We Learnt From the Opening Weekend of the Premier League

Joe Difford | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

After what has seemed like an eternity Premier League football is back, putting an end to talk about how awful England were in the World Cup, for four years at least... Here are five things we have learnt from the opening weekend of the best league in the world.

Why Sam Allardyce Is Football's Living Dinosaur

Tony Jimenez | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

Let's face it, West Ham are going nowhere fast with his approach to football. There is no long term strategy here, and the fans are ridiculed and criticised for daring to want more... by bullishly clinging on to a bygone era, Allardyce is damaging not only West Ham and the Premier League, but the English game as whole.

Six Premier League Signings That Just Didn't Work Out

Joe Difford | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

After news of Andy Carroll's new injury surfaced, West Ham chairman David Sullivan said that the club would not have signed the crocked number 9 had they known he would be injured, well, all the time. West Ham aren't the only club to regret a signing, however, and here are six Premier League flops who their managers almost certainly regret recruiting.

How Important Is a Manager With Premier League Experience?

Joe Difford | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

A combination of Premier League experience and time is needed if a team are to beat the drop and the way things are going, the sides who have neither of these things are the ones who will struggle. That being said, experience can only come if a manager is given a chance...