New season, new players = new chants. It’s going to be a difficult season for West Ham, and not just on the pitch.
There can be discord and ill feeling between sets of fans. Perceived slights and insults can fester and over the course of time become bigger and more disproportionate then the original incident or initial intent.
You know the term "The Gift Of Friendship"? Well, to put it mildly West Ham is not one of those gifts.
The weekend before last we sent KUMB's Gordon Thrower to Germany in order to cover the Schalke Cup, where West Ham faced the hosts and Malaga FC. Here's the second of two reports filed by our man on the spot...
The weekend before last we sent KUMB's Gordon Thrower to Germany in order to cover the Schalke Cup, where West Ham faced the hosts and Malaga FC. Here's the first of two reports filed by our man on the spot...
Astonishingly, Sam Allardyce is now the third longest serving manager of a Premier League club (admittedly, serving one season in tier two), behind only our own ex Alan Pardew and, of course, Arsene Wenger.
New players, check. Youth being given a chance, check. More attacking approach and new systems, check. Big Sam smiles at us more…well, you can’t have everything can you?
I think we all must be suffering from a case of déjà vu this summer. Ravel Morrison made headlines for more off field activity, Andy Carroll has a long term injury and if David Gold’s twitter blunder is anything to go by, there’s still a very prominent discontent between the board and manager.
West Ham United take part in this four-team tournament in Gelsenkirchen over the weekend of 2-3 August, where they will face Bundesliga giants and UEFA Champions League qualifiers Schalke 04 plus Spanish Primera Division side Malaga.
Good grief, I’ve only been away for a few weeks, have I missed much down at the Boleyn? Too right I have. Some of it you just couldn’t make up!