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No Booing, Please

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It’s only ok to boo at the opposition, not your own players.

Over the course of last season, there was a worrying trend.  It started as a small, unruly minority, but it slowly grew over a stretch of successive draws and defeats, both home and away.  People who called themselves West Ham fans were booing.  Journalists, managers, players, and fellow fans were dumbfounded.  While one can argue that cagey long-ball performances are not the West Ham way, no one can argue that booing is the West Ham way.

Fixture Changes Announced

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As expected, Sky Sports and ESPN have announced the fixtures they’ll be showing live coverage of for the first few months of the season.

Amazingly, the Hammers will be on the box for five of their opening seven fixtures.

The most significant changes to our schedule as a result of these TV announcements are that our visit to QPR has been moved to Monday 1 October and our home fixture with Stoke City will now take place on Monday 19 November. Both of those will be 20:00 kick-offs.

Below is a complete summary of all the fixture, kick-off times and TV changes:

Date Fixture Time TV?
Sat 25 Aug Swansea City (A) 12:45 Sky Sports
Sat 1 Sep Fulham (H) 12:45 Sky Sports
Sat 15 Sep Norwich City (A) 12:45 Sky Sports
Mon 1 Oct QPR (A) 20:00 Sky Sports
Sat 6 Oct Arsenal (H) 17:30 ESPN
Sat 3 Nov Manchester City (H) 17:30
Mon 19 Nov Stoke City (H) 20:00 Sky Sports
Sun 25 Nov Tottenham Hotspur (A) 16:00
Wed 28 Nov Manchester United (A) 20:00

It Was Fun While It Lasted

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We might have done it the hard way, but you wouldn’t swap that win at Wembley for automatic promotion, would you?

Last season was a funny ol’ season, wasn’t it? We were favourites to bounce straight back up as Champions. Favourites in every game we played. Favourites do what Newcastle did only a couple of seasons before.

Interview with Jeremy Nicholas – Mr Moon Has Left The Stadium

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This is an interview I did with West Ham’s stadium announcer Jeremy Nicholas about his book ‘Mr Moon Has Left The Stadium’, which had just been released. The interview was originally published on my previous website ‘HammerTime’ in September 2011, but seeing as many you of may not have seen it and that it’s still an interesting interview, I thought I’d bring it back to life on this website.

If you haven’t yet read Jeremy’s book then you’ll definitely want to after you’ve read this.

Where are they now? – Marco Boogers

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Apparently he ended up in a caravan. Find out where he really ended up.

Here’s an article I wrote for my previous blog a while ago. Thought I might as well post it up here for those that never saw it and for those that still don’t know what ever happened to the ‘legend’ that is Marco Boogers.