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Monday Musings: A walk in the (Ewood) park
Monday, 22nd February 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham were simply too good for Championship side Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon as they eased their way through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 2011...''


Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United
Friday, 19th February 2016
by Preview Percy
''There's been a lot of talk about scrapping FA Cup replays recently. We're not quite sure where we stand on this one. On the one hand it would represent yet another erosion of those traditions that make the FA Cup so special. On the other hand each match that isn't replayed means one less offering from Preview Percy.......''


Tickets for West Ham? Join the queue, Hodgson
Tuesday, 16th February 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''The next time Roy Hodgson asks to visit West Ham, the club should kindly point him towards the ticket office and tell him to join the queue...''


Monday Musings: A decent week
Monday, 15th February 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''It's often said that in order to enjoy a productive season, a team should aspire to win its home games and try not to lose too many away. In that sense, it's been a pretty perfect week for West Ham United...''


West Ham are right to pay it for Payet
Saturday, 13th February 2016
by Matt Bell
''So Dimitri Payet has been rewarded with a bumper contract extension only seven months after joining from Marseille...''


Thanks Jack and good luckÖonce a Hammer, always a Hammer
Saturday, 13th February 2016
by Paul Walker
''Jack Collisonís retirement announcement was not a shock, but it is extremely sad all the same. And West Ham should be eternally grateful to the 27 year-old...''


Time to up your game, West Ham
Friday, 12th February 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham United FC have got so much right in this, our final season at the Boleyn Ground. ..''


Norwich City v West Ham United
Friday, 12th February 2016
by Preview Percy
''You might think that after Tuesday's win, and with Valentine's Day around the corner Preview Percy might be full of the joys of spring. Don't be stupid......''


West Ham United v Liverpool
Monday, 8th February 2016
by Preview Percy
''We're not saying Preview Percy is old but (part 94): He can remember the last time a Man Utd FA Cup tie WASN'T selected for live tv. It may be hard to believe but he has actual proof of a preview even worse than his. Don't believe us? Read on...... ..''


Groundhog Day for Slav's slow starters
Monday, 8th February 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Back in 1993 Bill Murray was the star of a film entitled Groundhog Day (based upon an annual American festival of the same name that takes place every February in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania) in which the protagonist, a weatherman tasked with covering the event found himself living the same day over and over again. ..''


Southampton v West Ham United
Friday, 5th February 2016
by Preview Percy
''When we arrived to pick up this week's "effort" from Preview Percy we were surprised to find major celebrations under way at the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewildered. When we asked what the occasion was we were told that, after the recent cold that he didn't like to talk about, the grumpy one had lost his voice. Sadly he could still write. Can't have everything we suppose.......''


West Ham United v Aston Villa
Monday, 1st February 2016
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is smothered in a cold. He doesn't like to mention it much. Here's his look at the forthcoming visit of Aston Villa, whose supporters have good reason to be even grumpier than he is. And regular readers will know just how grumpy that is......''


Liverpool v West Ham United
Friday, 29th January 2016
by Preview Percy
''We're not saying Preview Percy is old but when Man City scored their "over the line" second the other night he started muttering stuff about Newcastle's equaliser against Arsenal in the 1932 FA Cup Final. Of course it was all fields around here back then. Here's the grumpy one's look at this weekend's trip to Anfield......''


We think you understand now!
Tuesday, 26th January 2016
by Paul Walker
''Itís all happened in a bit of a rush, hasnít it? You have to wonder whether the Davids and Karren write their own scripts these days!..''


Monday musings: a team to be reckoned with
Monday, 25th January 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''That he and thousands of Irons supporters were left hugely frustrated by West Ham's 2-2 draw with title-chasing Manchester City at the Boleyn on Saturday afternoon was a mark of the steady progression the club has made under Slaven Bilic since he succeeded Sam Allardyce last summer. ..''


West Ham United v Manchester City
Thursday, 21st January 2016
by Preview Percy
''Unlike Michael Caine in Get Carter, Preview Percy made it back from Newcastle in one piece. Mainly because, unlike Caine's bosses, we were a bit concerned that sending a hit man up to the north east might be a bit, well you know, illegal. Whilst our legal team is working on that here's his look at this weekend's visit of Man City........''


Monday musings: start starting better
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham came crashing back down to earth at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon with a disappointing defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Newcastle United, as Steve McLaren finally got the better of his opposite number...''


Actions speak louder than words
Sunday, 17th January 2016
by Paul Turner
''The beginning of this piece was written before my scheduled appointment at the Stratford reservation centre this past Thursday (14th)...''


Newcastle United v West Ham United
Friday, 15th January 2016
by Preview Percy
''As the temperature drops, if you have elderly neighbours why not pop round and make sure they are ok. Unless you live near Preview Percy in which case we wouldn't bother. Talking of freezing temperatures, he's off to Newcastle this weekend....... ..''


AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United
Monday, 11th January 2016
by Preview Percy
''It's been a sad few days hasn't it? Lemmy, Stewpot and now Bowie are no longer with us. Even sadder, Preview Percy shows no sign of leaving us any time soon...... ..''


Monday musings: Up for the Cup
Monday, 11th January 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''It may not have been the most memorable game ever to feature at the Boleyn Ground, but West Ham are in the hat for the fourth round of the FA Cup after successfully navigating a potential banana skin against Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers...''


West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Friday, 8th January 2016
by Preview Percy
''We received some disturbing reports after the Liverpool match that suggested Preview Percy may have actually been seen with a smile on his face. However, we've had a chat with Matron at the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewildered and she confirmed that it was just his new dentures not fitting properly. So it's business as usual then. Sadly.......''


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......''




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