Our transfer policy has always been long a topic of debate among West Ham supporters and the press, from foreign unknowns, to established England Internationals. But a usual occurrence for our activity in the transfer window is for us to be linked with a relatively aggressive player, or a player with a chequered past.
So finally, itís back! In all itís gory glory, the Premier League is here to haunt our Saturdays.
With the season nearly upon us and with the close of the transfer window not far behind it, in his kumb.com debut Sam Hills wonders whether we might not have put all our striking eggs in one basket....
In a dramatic effort to stem the chaos that has followed the recent release of West Hamís gorgeous new home strip, the club have been forced to withdraw the kit from general sale and recall all items so far purchased in an effort to protect fans who have been exposed to Ďa number of significant health and safety dangersí.
Every time I visit the Sky Sports transfer centre, I get bemused. We are linked with so many players; surely a percentage of the stories must be true?
Ok, so lets be clear. Itís fashionable to blame the entire ills of your club on the manager and evil board (as well as the FA and a variety of intergalactic conspiracies involving Manchester United, Sheffield United and the Zorgians).
"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."
Phil Woosnam passed away in the States this weekend at 80, a man who became a huge name in football after he left West HamÖbut to those of a certain claret and blue vintage, he was a legend who had a massive impact on the transformation of our club in the 1960s.
West Ham need providers if they are to make full use of £15m signing Andy Carroll, but that doesnít mean Liverpoolís failed winger Stewart Downing is the answer.
I grew up watching football with my dad.