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West Ham United v Burnley
Friday, 2nd November 2018
by Preview Percy
''Apparently the state pension will rise by £299 in 2019. Which would account for the near smile that arrived on Preview Percy's face after this week's budget. Unfortunately he thought that was a weekly rise rather than an annual one, hence the slightly grumpier than usual tone of this week's look at the visit of Burnley..... ..''


Haven’t we been here before?
Friday, 2nd November 2018
by Paul Walker
''Here we go again. it’s Burnley next and we are still running on the pitch, fans are still fighting inside and outside the stadium, and we are getting flares thrown now, too...''


West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur - League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 30th October 2018
by Preview Percy
''Somewhat - and understandably - subdued following his trip to Leicester here's Preview Percy look at the midweek visit of Spurs in the League Cup.....''


Just how do you put this horror into words?
Tuesday, 30th October 2018
by Paul Walker
''Sometimes words are just not enough, sometimes they become meaningless, sometimes there are too many of them. Sometimes the shock is so profound you are stunned into silence...''


Leicester City v West Ham United
Friday, 26th October 2018
by Preview Percy
''Here's Preview Percy's look at Saturday's visit to Leicester City. Those of you of a more sensitive nature might just want to skip the bit about Jamie Vardy's early departure the other night.......''


And into the fire
Wednesday, 24th October 2018
by HeadHammerShark
''Well, that didn't last long...''


West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Friday, 19th October 2018
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy wasn't as upset as some when England crashed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage this summer. To find out why, and to find out why Daisy, The Work Experience Girl With The Beautiful Smile is nowhere to be seen this week read on... If you look hard enough there might also be some stuff about Tottenham in there....''


An unwelcome conundrum
Thursday, 18th October 2018
by Graeme Howlett
''The suspension of Under 18s coach Mark Phillips has given West Ham United's Board yet another unwanted headache to deal with...''


The SAB and the 'false gains' claims
Wednesday, 17th October 2018
by Graeme Howlett
''I was interested to read a item on West Ham's website this morning citing the gains made as a result of the concerted efforts of the now defunct SAB (Supporters’ Advisory Board) and the DSAB (Disabled Supporters’ Advisory Board)...''


As the Hammers march through the Carabao Cup, should we consider the options?
Tuesday, 16th October 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''There are few things better than watching the Hammers put eight goals over an opponent as they did against Macclesfield Town at the end of September. ..''


Jordan Hugill struggling to make an impact back in Teesside
Monday, 15th October 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''West Ham made a number of signings during their season of struggle in the Premier League and, as a result, they were left with a mishmash of players who had been recruited by completely different regimes...''


Brighton And Hove Albion v West Ham United
Friday, 5th October 2018
by Preview Percy
''Despite the fact we beat Man Utd Preview Percy STILL isn't happy. And the reason? Pretty much the same reason as why he wasn't happy after the Macclesfield game actually. Here's his look at this evening's trip to the seaside......''


The week of waking up
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
by HeadHammerShark
''I don't know about you guys, but I'm quite enjoying this good start to the season that we have made, whereby one must discount the actual beginning to the season and instead pretend it all kicked off last week...''


Don’t look back in anger, look to the resurrection
Monday, 1st October 2018
by Paul Walker
''If Manuel Pellegrini starts whistling ‘I am the Resurrection‘ around Rush Green this week, you will know he picked up more than just his love for attacking football from his time in Manchester...''


West Ham United v Manchester United
Friday, 28th September 2018
by Preview Percy
''Nobody could have anything to moan about in an 8-0 victory, right? Well one person could. See what Preview Percy's bone of contention was as he takes a look at this weekend's visit of Manchester United.......''


West Ham United v Macclesfield Town
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
by Preview Percy
''After four points from the last six we faced the prospect of having to face a nearly happy Preview Percy. Thankfully the cold mornings have played havoc with his arthritis so it's pretty much business as usual. Here's his take on the forthcoming visit of Macclesfield Town in the third round of the League Cup........''


Murphy’s law - or is he just helping a mate?
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
by Paul Walker
''The Declan Rice contract saga is getting nastier and nastier - and just who he ends up playing international football for, much the same...''


West Ham United v Chelsea
Friday, 21st September 2018
by Preview Percy
''After last week's result we saw Preview Percy actually break into a smile. Which was every bit as disconcerting as you might think. However, the smile from his face soon disappeared when he found out who they had appointed as referee for this weekend's visit of Chelsea.......''


Pablo Zabaleta: playing the West Ham way
Friday, 21st September 2018
by Joe Dear
''As West Ham fans, we often suffer results that keep our expectations in check. ..''


Getting away from it all for a change
Thursday, 20th September 2018
by Paul Walker
''West Ham have won just 27 of their 117 Premier League away games since they returned to the top flight under Big Sam...''


Everton 1-3 West Ham (And Other Ramblings)
Wednesday, 19th September 2018
by HeadHammerShark
''Frantically googling synonyms for "happy". Frantically trying to remember what time Match of the Day 2 is on. Our season starts today, folks!..''


Toffees away (six somersaulting Llamas)
Monday, 17th September 2018
by Oxford Fred
''I’d been talked into going to Everton by an optimistic Young Jack (East Stand Martin Junior) in the Drayton Park pub after our good (but losing) performance at the Goons...''


Everton v West Ham United
Friday, 14th September 2018
by Preview Percy
''The international break came at the right time for Preview Percy - mainly because we probably wouldn't have been able to print what he would have written straight after the Wolves match. Let's hope things improve at Everton as there's only 6 days to the next match after this one.......''


Will Pellegrini and Mourinho still be around for West Ham vs Man Utd clash?
Wednesday, 12th September 2018
by Staff Writer #3
''Four league defeats in a row was hardly how West Ham expected to start the 2018-19 campaign with Mauricio Pellegrino at the helm, as possibly the highest profile coach to take charge of the team in recent years, having already proven himself in English football during a successful spell at Man City...''


For the love of the green shirt, or the greenback?
Thursday, 6th September 2018
by Paul Walker
''Gordon Strachan got it about right. The clue is in the Christian name, he said, when debating Declan Rice’s international future...''




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