A Look (Centre) Back

‘What is your ideal centre back pairing as we have seen Balbuena / Diop, Ogbonna / Diop & Balbuena / Ogbonna?’ A question I recently posed on A Cup of Tea with Geo and Gonzo. Both men were quite quick of the mark in naming Balbuena & Diop as their…

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…

ISSA RELIEF FOR THE HAMMERS

West Ham avoided an enormous upset against AFC Wimbledon thanks to second half goals from Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and forward Javier Hernandez, cancelling out Joe Pigott’s opener. The Hammers made nine changes from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, with Diop and Robert Snodgrass the only ones to keep their…

West Ham and the Summer of 2018

The summer of 2018 is over. The transfer window has now slammed shut and we are all set and ready for the start of the Premiership season.   West Ham have signed a total of nine players – Fredericks, Fabianski, Balbuena, Diop, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Perez & Sanchez. I think,…

Next Season – Score more goals or concede less?

As we go into another new Manager search we will all have to wait and see what style of football we will be playing next season. But where do we need to improve? A big percentage of the fan base including myself want a more attacking style. But when you…