We have a Europa Conference League Cup Final to look forward to, a better finish in the Premier League than we thought only a few weeks ago, but we have also seen the last home game featuring our Hammer of the Year captain Declan Rice. Other players are likely to exit as well with plenty of rumours now flying about on social media of who is staying, leaving or coming.
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West Ham United 4 KAA Gent 1 20th April 2023 Europe Conference League – Quarter Final – 2nd leg (Aggregate 5-2)
European nights have been a source of joy for fans at the London Stadium as this is now the second season we have progressed into an European Semi Final that leaves the Hammers a favourites to win in the final at the Fortuna Arena in Prague on 7th June against either Fiorentina or FC Basel.
West Ham United 2 Arsenal 2 16th April 2023
The title is for Arsenal’s to lose and the team seem to be feeling the pressure as the Hammers worked their way back into a game that looked beyond them within the opening minutes. In fact we could have won this encounter if only for the cross bar to deny Antonio late on in the game.
West Ham United 1 Newcastle United 5 Wednesday 5th April 2023
The result certainly piles pressure onto David Moyes and the fans are now openly turning against a manager who has brought European football to the club in successive seasons and potentially a chance for some silverware.
West Ham United 1 Southampton 0 Sunday 2nd April 2023
We beat the Saints because they were worse than us – if we had played Newcastle on 2nd we would have been thrashed just the same. It was a victory that was well needed but one that could not cover up the gapping holes we have in how the team are set up to play and who is on the team sheet week in week out.
West Ham United 4 AEK Larnaca 0 (Aggregate 6-0) Europa Conference League Round of 16 2nd Leg Thursday 16th March 2023
Bowen’s brace at the beginning of the second half should not over shadow Scamacca’s scoring our first goal on the night, bringing his total for the season so far to 8, with help from Larnaca’s Bosnian keeper Piric letting the ball roll under him into the net. The game needed a goal and this was followed by a disallowed goal from Scamacca and for the visitors before Gustavo Ledes was shown a red card for a very poor challenge on Fornals, after the VAR check upgraded the original yellow card.
West Ham United 4 Nottingham Forest 0 25th February 2023
Antonio, Lanzini and Fornals came on to replace MOM Ings, Paqueta and Benrahma to see out the game along with Antonio scoring his first goal since October. The party atmosphere swept around the stadium and the team had finally showed what they can achieve on the pitch and have us dreaming of bubbles flying high again.
West Ham United 1 Chelsea 1 Saturday 11th February 2023
Fabianski was excellent in goal pulling off some great saves and commanding his box and Bowen was also lively down the right and around the area working well with Coufal, who seems to have found some form and looking more like his old self.
Back to the Future Part 4
“We were massive,” Moyes said. “We played with great passion. It’s not just Yarmolenko. It was the team. His message and his name will be heard all round Europe. But the story is not just about Yarmolenko. The story was about West Ham.”
West Ham United 2 Everton 0 21st January 2023
West Ham said farewell to David Gold, a life long Hammer, with a respectful tribute to the joint chairman who was born in the shadow of Upton Park and even played for the youth team as a promising youngster between the ages of 13 and 16. Mark Noble, newly appointed sporting director, laid a wreath with Gold’s daughters as fans watched a video of David Gold talking about his life.