It may be time to use our flair players sparingly

So football is back but not as we know it. There are no spectators, more substitutions and probably many more rules that I have allowed to pass me by. Personally I felt the season should have been voided. Perhaps to some degree that opinion is driven by a fear of…

The story of the Hammers’ immediate return to the Premier League

A 3-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic on 15 May 2011 brought to an end a six-season stint in the Premier League and saw the Hammers relegated to the Championship for the first time in seven years. It took two seasons to regain our Premier League status following relegation in 2003,…

Rebuilding West Ham

We’ve all been watching recent events unfold at West Ham in a bit of a daze, wondering quite how such a promising set of players could have failed to such an extent that relegation now seems more than likely. Most of the fan-base now appear to be in agreement that…

West Ham Need Declan Rice As Captain

Watching West Ham’s performances over the last month, I have been so impressed with Declan Rice. Even more than usual. Declan has always been consistent ever since he first stepped in to the first team. Of course there were a couple of minor blips along the way, but once he…

Fans Should Let David Moyes Manage

After reading what seems like hundreds of ‘news’ stories titled ‘West Ham fans react…’ I can’t help but feel exhausted by the countless know-it-alls (mostly on social media) who seem offended that David Moyes ignores their instruction when it comes to team selection. Manuel Lanzini is the new figure of hate…