Defensive cover: Do we have enough?

I think every West Ham fan is in agreement that Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena should, and indeed will, be our starting centre back pair next season. But is our cover for those positions sufficient enough? Angelo Ogbonna was essentially our only deputy last season, and while he is clearly…

2018/2019 – What Now?

Out of the cup in dismal fashion coupled with a performance and result last night which was as bad as any in recent years, where exactly does this season lead to now?  In true West Ham fashion, January has been quite complex. Arnautovic dreamed of his big pay day (or…

Hopeless Hammers torn apart by Wolves

Yesterday evening saw West Ham United take on Wolves in a game in which Manual Pellegrini demanded his team “react” to their embarrassing defeat against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.   However, that wasn’t the case…   he hammers were ultimately outplayed by the hosts as it was yet another defeat,…

BALBUENA – The man we need back asap

We have now been without Fabián Balbuena for 4 matches now since his injury against Watford on 22nd December. Have we missed him? I think so, and more importantly with some of the more difficult fixtures coming up and hopefully a Cup run then we need our main defender back. His…

The Mid-Season, End of 2018 Review

So, we end 2018 with defeat to Burnley and a feeling that we have become all too familiar with. A sense that we should have and could have done better against a team that, on paper, we are better than. The fact that we couldn’t overcome a Burnley side bereft…