West Ham United 1 Frankfurt 2 Europa League Semi Final 1st Leg 28th April 2022

The pre-match rendition of ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ and noise from the crowd could not lift the home side despite the fans continuing to sing their support throughout the match. The London Stadium has found its voice in this competition and it sends the hairs on the back of your neck tingling as the crowd stood throughout the match to cheer, chant and sing West Ham on, urging the team to find a goal.

West Ham United 2 Leeds United 3 16th January 2022

But could the Hammers at least rescue a draw? With growing purpose the Hammers began to push further forward with Vlasic and Fornals making way for Masuaku and Yarmolenko to see out the final 20mins of what was becoming a more frantic encounter. So, it was a final chance falling to in form Bowen who could only chest over a cross that should have been headed firmly into the Leeds net to salvage something from a match that had 2 goals ruled out for offside, one for each team, that raised Leeds to 15th place, whilst the Hammers hang precariously in 4th anxiously watching results of those teams around us. 

West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2 4th December 2021

Wins don’t come better that this and the end of match celebrations reverberated in and around Westfield until the small hours with fans singing ‘West Ham are massive wherever we go’ punctuated with cries of ‘Irons!’ ‘Irons’ and ‘Stick your blue flag …..’ Well, you know how that one goes eh?

From the Vaults: West Ham United v Chelsea 23rd September 2018

Rice’s display was once again a major plus, the 19-year-old showing composure in a defensive midfield role as he adds another string to his bow after showing his talent as a central defender.

From the Vaults: West Ham United v Leicester City 20th April 2021

Almost 2 years ago at the London Stadium the Hammers looked on course for a win after Lucas Perez, a 78th minute replacement for Arnautovic, had turned in a rebound after fellow substitute Pedro Obiang had hit the post in the 82nd minute.

From the Vaults: West Ham United v Sheffield United 26th October 2019

Memories of the bitter row between the clubs hung over proceedings with fans goading the visitors by holding up Tevez masks in the first league fixture between the teams since the 2007 season that saw Sheffield United relegated from the Premier League.

Match Day Roar Silenced As Top Flight Football Suspended Until April 4th

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.

Hammers Labour A Draw As Moyes Old Club Comes To Town

The Moyes effect seems to have stalled somewhat having seen the Hammers secure 1 point from a possible 6. The match against The Blades was dire and with Moyes return to London Stadium against his old club, there was little else to cheer except not losing.

Boleyn Ground Stadium Tour

Before the bulldozers rolled in to dismantle the old stadium I took one of my sons on a tour one over cast day in May 2016. For me, it was an emotional and moving experience but one I needed to take to finally see that we had left the old ground behind and we neededContinue reading “Boleyn Ground Stadium Tour”