With interest rumoured to be from Chelsea to acquire the services of Declan Rice, I thought it would be a good opportunity to focus on him in this post. Born on 14th January 1999 in Kingston Upon Thames, Rice joined the academy of Chelsea in 2006, being released in 2014 and joining academy of West Ham at the age of 14.
Ricardo Vaz Te scores an 87th minute winner against Blackpool in the Football League Championship Play Off Final at Wembley on 19th May 2012 to secure promotion to the Premier League.
Fabianski has made 16 appearances in the Premier League this season, keeping 5 clean sheets, conceding 22 goals, being on the winning side 5 times and on the losing side 7 times. This season Fabianski has been hindered by injury after an excellent season before and he started strongly with the Hammers 5th in the league, keeping 2 consecutive clean sheets by the end of September 2019.
With the talk of potentially playing the final games of the season behind closed doors, I though it would be interesting to look back at a match the Hammers played behind closed doors, but for very different reasons.
Snodgrass is a versatile player capable of playing across the midfield and delivering vital crosses into the box from the flanks, particularly with his left foot and from corners and free kicks. With a passing accuracy of 77.8% and averaging 21 passes per game, Snodgrass has hit form this season and is certainly a grafter on the pitch and rumour has it Moyes is looking to extend his contract for another year.
Trevor Brooking Scores Only Goal to Seal 1980 FA Cup Final Win Against Arsenal
Sandwiched between ’61 and ’63 where he was voted Hammer of the Year, Moore played in the warm up match against Peru and remained in the squad for the duration of the 1962 World Cup in Chile, where England were beaten in the Quarter Finals by winners Brazil.
Joining the Hammers aged 14, Ngakia has played both right back and right wing and you can see how offensively he plays with some wonderful runs down the wing to give the forward players space and time on the attack.
The match day noise and smell of food, music playing and children playing football all gone and cloak of silence surrounding the ground. I tried to imagine the match day, groups of people drinking and chatting, lining up for food, buying their programmes, voices of children calling and the sense of anticipation rising as fans poured into the stadium itself.
After the excellent performance at Anfield against runaway league leaders Liverpool, the Hammers followed that up with a convincing win against The Saints at the London Stadium