• With Antonio out until the New Year and Hernandez sold, Sebastien Haller was left looking rather isolated against Aston Villa. Yarmolenko had a fine match against Norwich, both scoring and showing an ability to beat his man either with skill or just power. But against Villa he got very little […]
  • Aston Villa 0 West Ham 0Well, not quite the 11 goals WHU needed to go second but at least it was a solid defensive performance in a disappointing game. Watched the first half in the World's End. The Irons had more of the play in the first half though Villa […]
  • Doh! Thanks to my pal Nigel for jinxing us by stating that if West Ham win 11-0 at Aston Villa tonight we go second. Creating such a hostage to fortune could easily mean that we only win 10-0… 
  • In the fourth season of WHU at the London Stadium it's still almost impossible to get to an away game. As a fan who's been going to games for 50 years that doesn't seem very fair. Yes, it's an improvement to have ten per cent of tickets going into a […]
  • Arrived back from the Lake District to learn that the Hammers have sold Javier Hernandez to Sevilla for a rumoured £7.2 million. It seems he asked for a transfer and it's difficult to keep an unhappy player, but with Antonio injured it leaves West Ham down to Haller up front […]
  • West Ham 2 Norwich City 0Welcome news reaches Part-Time Pete on top of Whinlatter that WHU have beaten Norwich and incredibly kept a clean sheet. Good to see Haller score again and Arthur Masuaku make the goal with a great run down the left. Yarmolenko’s goal was deserved after he […]
  • Newport County 0 West Ham 2 (Carabao Cup)It's off to the World's End, our new Lucky pub, with Mystic Matt to watch this one over a pint or two of Camden Pale. Stranglers fan Matt wonders if the Rodneys will be queuing up at Rodney Parade as we are left […]
  • Watford 1 West Ham 3Just the result West Ham needed to get our season going. It was an an ideal start with Lanzini winning a penalty and the returning Mark Noble converting after three minutes. But WHU still can't defend, and Gray promptly equalised just as I was texting Matt […]
  • The London Stadium from the Lea Valley WalkEnjoyed a West Ham-themed birthday promenade last week exploring the Lea Valley Walk. My journey saw me trek from the London Stadium down to Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth, opposite the site of the old Thames Ironworks shipbuilding yard. Following the Lee Navigation from […]
  • Brighton 1 West Ham 1In the context of West Ham's terrible record against Brighton, a point and preventing Glenn Murray scoring has to be regarded as a decent result. Particularly as Anderson and Haller (yes, already!) were out injured. Pellegrini dropped Cresswell and Balbuena from the defence and restored Snodgrass […]