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Hard-to-beat flair team - the new West Ham way
Wednesday, 6th January 2016
by Paul Walker
''Damned with faint praise, but we eventually got there, even if it took a little time. Finally there has been some serious, considered views on our season in the wake of the momentous victory over an admittedly spineless Liverpool...''


Monday musings: the worst Liverpool side ever?
Monday, 4th January 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Not content with winning at Anfield for the first time since 1963 earlier in the season, West Ham completed the double over Liverpool at the Boleyn on Saturday with a thoroughly satisfying team performance...''


West Ham United v Liverpool
Friday, 1st January 2016
by Preview Percy
''You thought Preview Percy was grumpy? You should try visiting him when he has his New Year's Day hangover......''


Not just a lucky man
Thursday, 31st December 2015
by Paul Walker
''The remarkable recovery against Southampton may well have been the watershed moment, when Slaven Bilic felt that he had proved he could hack it in the Premier League...''


New Year's resolutions
Tuesday, 29th December 2015
by Brian Williams
''I once resolved to never again make a New Year’s resolution for the simple reason I am too weak-willed to keep them. ..''


Ten lessons from the victory over Southampton
Tuesday, 29th December 2015
by David Meagher
''The tussle with Southampton at Upton Park yesterday evening certainly was a game of two halves. ..''


West Ham United v Southampton
Sunday, 27th December 2015
by Preview Percy
''The traditional festive fixture list means that we are in the unenviable position of having to having to pay no fewer than three visits in a week to see Preview Percy. we've suffered and now it's your turn.....''


The Christmas Q&A - with Dave Sullivan
Thursday, 24th December 2015
by Staff Writer
''Christmas is of course a family affair - so we asked Dave Sullivan, son of West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan to tell us how he and the family will be celebrating the big day!..''


Aston Villa v West Ham United
Thursday, 24th December 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy took time out from laying out his seasonal array of anti-personnel mines for carol singers to write this. Aren't we the lucky ones..... ..''


The West Ham way: the kids are alright
Wednesday, 23rd December 2015
by Staff Writer #3
''These are undeniably exciting times to be a West Ham United fan, with the move to the Olympic Stadium providing the club with the superb opportunity to potentially challenge for the major honours on a regular basis...''


Monday musings: keeping things ticking over
Monday, 21st December 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham secured a fifth draw in seven appearances at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon - although there was very little else to cheer on a dreadfully dull day in South Wales...''


Swansea City v West Ham United
Friday, 18th December 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy would like to convey his best wishes to all our readers this festive season. Actually he does no such thing - but we know it will annoy the hell out of him if we say so......''


Boleyn memories: through the eyes of a child
Wednesday, 16th December 2015
by Paul Turner
''As each game comes and goes (mostly in draws these days), time ticks down to the day the Hammers can no longer call the area of Upton Park home. ..''


Vive la difference
Tuesday, 15th December 2015
by Paul Walker
''So exactly what is the difference now as West Ham struggle through their worst injury crisis since…well, last season…but do it with a smile on our faces?..''


Boleyn memories: skinheads, Harringtons and tattoos
Monday, 14th December 2015
by Alison O'Brien
''Queueing up at the North Bank turnstiles, I suddenly looked around and felt very nervous. I was the only woman as far as I could see and Jimbo, who was nine, was the only little boy...''


Monday musings: no goals, but no lack of entertainment
Monday, 14th December 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''As goalless draws go, West Ham's nil-nil with Stoke at the Boleyn has to go down as one of the more entertaining ones in recent times...''


West Ham United v Stoke City
Friday, 11th December 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy DOES actually know it's Christmas. He just doesn't like the fact very much.......''


Stop making nonsense
Tuesday, 8th December 2015
by Matthew Webb
''Following the match against Manchester United on Saturday, most people seem to agree that both Marouane Fellaini and Bastian Schweinsteiger should have been sent off. I am certainly one of them. ..''


Manchester United v West Ham United
Friday, 4th December 2015
by Preview Percy
''Picture the scene: A wise man in a velvet smoking jackets pores over reference books and the internet to construct a well-researched article concerning his club’s forthcoming opponents. Pausing only occasionally to sip a chilled glass of Sancerre he constructs his article over the course of a few hours before sitting back at the end of the day in front of a log fire with a decent Armagnac, content with the knowledge of a job well done. That’s how other websites do it. We, on the other hand, have Preview Percy, with a bottle of Mackesons, a packet of Werther’s Originals and, if he’s got change for the meter, one bar on an electric fire……....''


Monday musings: defensive frailties prove costly again
Monday, 30th November 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham United's run of Premier League games without a win extended to four on Sunday afternoon following a desperately disappointing draw at home to West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn Ground...''


West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday, 28th November 2015
by Preview Percy
''We figured that Friday was "Black" enough without subjecting you to Preview Percy. So welcome to "Even Blacker Saturday" then.......''


Hammers worldwide: from Malta with love
Monday, 23rd November 2015
by Norman Galea
''My name is Norman Galea. I'm 52 years old and come from the islands of Malta. ..''


Monday musings: outfought, out-thought and outplayed
Monday, 23rd November 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''It was a case of men against boys at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham hammered the Hammers 4-1 in the day's big London derby...''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Friday, 20th November 2015
by Preview Percy
''We win an award the week there's an international break and therefore no Preview Percy? Coincidence? We don't think so........''


Monday musings: football fans must remain vigilant after Paris
Monday, 16th November 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''The terrorist attacks on Stade de France last Friday night left a handful of football fans dead and many more injured. But for the swift actions of French security forces, those numbers could have reached into the thousands...''




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