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Interview with Jeremy Nicholas – Mr Moon Has Left The Stadium


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

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.

It’s Time for a Number 10

Ravel Morrison needs to be given a chance to shine by Big Sam this season.

You can’t win with youth, they said.

There’s no substitute for experience, they said.

They were wrong.  Whoever “they” are, they’ve been proved wrong repeatedly, from Manchester United in the 90s to the current German national team, youth has been proven to be irrelevant.  The only thing that matters is quality.  Enter Ravel Morrison.  Everyone acknowledges his talent.

Most choose to focus on his past troubles.  However, if there’s one thing this West Ham team lacked last season, it was creativity, and Ravel Morrison definitely brings that to the table.

I know he hasn’t been tested at the highest level, and only the manager, backroom staff, and the players know what he’s truly capable of, but I can’t help thinking he needs to at least be given a shot.  We haven’t had a true number ten in what seems like forever, and I feel we could really use one to add another dynamic to our gritty, workman midfield.

Not only that, but it would allow Big Sam to run his preferred 4-5-1 without sacrificing real attacking ability.

Like I’ve said, it remains to be seen whether or not Morrison can make the step up to the toughest league, but that doesn’t mean he can’t.  I’d like to see him with considerably more playing time this season, and I’m hopeful that it will be beneficial to both the club and Ravel himself.

It’s time for a number 10.

Welcome To West Ham United


Firstly I would like to welcome all our new signings to the club. Below is my own personal views on each player, if you are unfamiliar with them then this could easily help you get to know them already.

The Way Forward

The likes of Kevin Nolan will be pivotal to West Ham’s goalscoring abilities this season.

While it’s clear that Big Sam has a certain nous when it comes to organizing defenses, there’s no way we can expect our back line to keep clean sheets away at the bigger clubs, even with the manager’s emphasis on safety first, particularly when we travel.