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House divided
Saturday, 16th August 2014
by David Hautzig
''You know the term "The Gift Of Friendship"? Well, to put it mildly West Ham is not one of those gifts. ..''


A moment of clarity
Friday, 18th July 2014
by David Hautzig
''I've heard the term "a moment of clarity" used many times in various scenarios. ..''


The conflict within rages on
Sunday, 11th May 2014
by David Hautzig
''For the better part of my life, I haven't had that much trouble making important decisions. ..''


Relationships are complicated animals. Just when you think you've got it all figured out.....you don't
Friday, 28th March 2014
by David Hautzig
''Sam Allardyce loves to talk about all of the cutting edge tools he embraces as a manager. Statistics, video technology, and psychologists to name a few...''


A Faustian pact?
Tuesday, 18th February 2014
by David Hautzig
''It's a story that has been told many times throughout history. From Faust, to George Burns. When the going gets rough, the devil himself offers you a way out. Sign over your soul, and all sorts of short term goodness will come your way...''


Should he stay or should he go?
Tuesday, 17th December 2013
by David Hautzig
''You'd think Mick Jones and Joe Strummer were peering into their crystal ball at our current predicament when they sang this.....''


What's really going on?
Wednesday, 4th December 2013
by David Hautzig
''I'm a little confused over something and I think if I write about it my confusion may go away. Or it may get worse. Time will tell...''


The power of rationalisation
Monday, 30th September 2013
by David Hautzig
''I'm going to tell you right now that I am writing under duress...''


Watching Ravel come of age
Saturday, 17th August 2013
by David Hautzig
''I think it was the reactions on the various Manchester United fan sites that got my attention...''


Twitter addiction?
Sunday, 28th July 2013
by David Hautzig
''"God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."..''


Tactically Speaking
Wednesday, 10th July 2013
by David Hautzig
''I grew up watching football with my dad. ..''


Are the kids alright?
Thursday, 4th July 2013
by David Hautzig
''Later this month my daughter is scheduled to have surgery. It's called Turbenate Reduction surgery to relieve a constant feeling of nasal congestion...''


The dangers in rushing to judgement
Monday, 1st July 2013
by David Hautzig
''There is a pretty decent bar to watch some football near where I live called Wolf's Biergarten. It's a Bayern Munich stronghold, but the beer is very good as are the sausages. It doesn't hurt that the manager is a West Ham supporter, so when I decide to watch a game away from home that's where I end up. Which is not often. ..''


Second Season Syndrome
Monday, 24th June 2013
by David Hautzig
''The minute a newly promoted team survives their first year back in the top flight of English football, talk of a mystical and deadly disease begins. The dreaded ‘Second Season Syndrome’. And the way it's presented makes it seem plausible. Even logical. ..''