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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......''


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 Yearís 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. ..''


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