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Zola heaps praise on Upson after vital win
Monday, 24th November 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''Yesterday’s victory over Sunderland was probably the most important of the season so far. Not only did it end a run of seven games without a win, but it has also given Gianfranco Zola a huge boost as he gets to grips with life as West Ham manager...''


If ...
Sunday, 23rd November 2008
by Paul Turner
''If its and buts were candy and nuts then this article would be a sugar coated almond. What I type below is under two assumptions:..''


Sunderland v West Ham Utd: preview
Friday, 21st November 2008
by Preview Percy
''We next have a long trip up to the North East to the Stadium of Light where the football authorities and the TV companies have showed exactly the contempt they have for us supporters by decreeing that we will have to play at a travel-unfriendly 4.00pm on a Sunday. Still, as we all know, we’re the last ones that matter to the powers that be...''


Should West Ham fans be worried?
Tuesday, 18th November 2008
by Lee Byron
''Should West Ham fans be worried? One point off of the relegation zone, two points from the last possible 21, and three points just a distant memory. The stats, when looked at in isolation, don’t bode well for a comfortable campaign. ..''


Zola reserves praise for England’s number five
Monday, 17th November 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''Following West Ham’s 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth on Saturday, Gianfranco Zola has claimed that Robert Green is showing ‘national team’ form at the moment. The former Norwich City keeper made a number of important saves to ensure that the Hammers picked up only their second point in the last seven games...''


West Ham Utd v Portsmouth
Friday, 14th November 2008
by Preview Percy
''Greetings next to Portsmouth. The visitors were the main beneficiaries last season of the so called big four’s simultaneous self-destruction on the road to Wembley and arrive as FA Cup holders. ..''


Takeover our club!
Monday, 10th November 2008
by Kyle Marvell
''Due to the recent ‘credit crunch’ there has been all sorts of speculation over us being taken over by numerous consortiums. No matter how much Mr Gudmundsson insists that we’re not for sale and in a stable condition we all know that we need a takeover to be able to compete with the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Man City. So what would a takeover do for the good of our club? ..''


Moyes has sympathy for worried Zola
Monday, 10th November 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''Heading into the last ten minutes on Saturday, it seemed as though West Ham would be picking up there first win since defeating Fulham back in September. After the hard fought draw at Middlesbrough in the previous fixture, there was hope that the revival really was underway. All the players had to do was hold on to the three points...''


West Ham Utd v Everton
Thursday, 6th November 2008
by Preview Percy
''Next up we play host to the less irritating half of Liverpool as Everton make the journey south to the Boleyn. The Toffeemen sit in 7th place at the moment, two points ahead of ourselves. It is indeed a strange league and a strange season where a team sitting one place outside the European places can be a mere four points off the relegation zone but there you go...''


Time to trim?
Thursday, 6th November 2008
by Paul Turner
''Samson lost his strength when his hair was cut. Has our owner and chairman, Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson lost his financial strength with Samson Holdings filing for bankruptcy?..''


West Ham stop the rot as Zola praises Sears and Collison
Monday, 3rd November 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''After four defeats on the spin, West Ham finally got themselves their first point since the 2-1 victory over Fulham back in September. Gianfranco Zola’s men played their part in a thoroughly entertaining 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough, with Mido securing a point for the home side after smashing home a late free-kick...''


Three defeats in a row: time to panic?
Monday, 27th October 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''It hasn’t been the best few weeks to be a West Ham fan. Since the 2-1 away victory over Fulham, it has been three Premier League defeats in a row and only one goal has been scored along the way. Not long before this, the team suffered a narrow defeat at Championship Watford in the Carling Cup...''


West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match preview
Thursday, 23rd October 2008
by Preview Percy
''Next up is Arsenal. Let’s face it - there’s not much to like about this club. ..''


The link between our fans and our history
Monday, 20th October 2008
by Kyle Marvell
''Some say we’re too optimistic, some say we’re too pessimistic - but we’re just West Ham through and through. Over the years we have shared heartache and even heartbreak, which is all part of the parcel of being a West Ham fan. But what do us West Ham fans really expect? ..''


Is Bellamy the man to help West Ham get back to winning ways?
Monday, 20th October 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''After the defeat to Hull City yesterday, there is no need to panic. The words ‘keep the faith’ are extremely relevant because the Gianfranco Zola era is only just getting started. Yes, things are about to get even tougher in the coming weeks, but by Christmas time – West Ham will be comfortably in the top ten and that’s very respectable...''


Hull City v West Ham Utd: preview
Thursday, 16th October 2008
by Preview Percy
''Next up we have Hull in a match that has been moved to Sunday for no good reason other than the local police said so. Either the constabulary genuinely believes that any troublemakers will prefer to attend church that day or they are abusing their powers in an attempt to a) make travel difficult for law-abiding citizens, and b) make themselves a cosy few bob in Sunday overtime. You decide...''


Neill enjoying life under Zola
Tuesday, 14th October 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''I suppose it is no surprise that a captain comes out in support of their new manager. However Lucas Neill’s words regarding Gianfranco Zola really do go someway to highlighting how much the players are enjoying life under the Italian. The West Ham skipper says that Zola is a ‘fantastic guy’ and that he is’ really pleased with how things are going so far...''


Wishful thinking
Wednesday, 8th October 2008
by Paul Turner
''The course of true love never did run smooth and the same can be said for West Ham’s recent history. If it’s not a claim for £30 million without admitting your part in your own failure it’s a shirt sponsor going belly up. Today the news is Landisbank, Iceland’s second biggest bank has been privatised. Why should that matter? Well our chairman owns a group that controlled 41% of the bank and was its chairman until being kicked off the board. ..''


The West Ham family tree
Tuesday, 7th October 2008
by KUMB.com
''United owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson has suffered a series of major financial setbacks in recent weeks which has led to speculation suggesting that he may be about to sell the club...''


Zola gives his support to Green
Monday, 6th October 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''Robert Green has been fantastic for West Ham during his time at the club. He has often rescued a number of points for the Hammers and has got himself a reputation as a superb saver of penalties. However, in yesterday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to he made two mistakes that effectively cost Gianfranco Zola his first points since taking charge...''


West Ham Utd v Bolton: preview
Friday, 3rd October 2008
by Preview Percy
''Our first home Sunday fixture of the current campaign pitches us up against Bolton Wanderers in a re-run of the 1923 FA Cup Final that even I am too young to remember. ..''


Onwards and upwards with Gianfranco
Monday, 29th September 2008
by Thomas Rooney
''I have been extremely encouraged by West Ham’s start to the season. I have also been encouraged by the way the team is playing under new manager Gianfranco Zola. It’s two wins out of two in the Premier League for the Italian and putting the Carling Cup defeat to Watford aside – it’s been the best possible start...''


After the lies came the farce
Saturday, 27th September 2008
by East Stand Martin
''I have some very good friends in Sheffield. We have a lot in common. We all love our football clubs and we also love English cricket. Sheffield United Football Club is a great Yorkshire institution and I happen to have a lot of respect for its fans. They are passionate. They are not glory-hunters. They support their local club, although admittedly quite a number of locals prefer the other steel city club, who my mates disparagingly call ‘Wendys’. Their corruption of ‘Annie’s Song’ has to be one of great football anthems. I like visiting Bramall Lane because it reminds me of football grounds in the 1980s. It’s a piece of nostalgia...''


Fulham v West Ham Utd: preview
Thursday, 25th September 2008
by Preview Percy
''Next up we have a short but expensive trip down by the riverside to Fulham, a strange club owned by a strange man that even the current Government deems too untrustworthy to be granted a UK passport. Fayed (The “Al” is an affectation – a bit like me calling myself “Lord” Percy – not actually illegal but a bit of a pose nevertheless) is charging us £48 quid to sit in the Putney Stand...''


Never mind the facts – here’s the b*llocks
Wednesday, 24th September 2008
by Legal Beagle
''So the arbitration panel has sat in judgement and, in a decision that defies logic, common sense and about a thousand years of English Law, have decided that compensation should be paid by West Ham to a club for fielding a player that they were always legally entitled to play...''




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