AEK Larnaca 0 - 2 West Ham

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 20:29

Hammers took a big step towards the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League Cup with an 'easy peasey' first-leg victory at AEK Larnaca.

The Home team caused some early problems but West Ham grew in confidence and started to resemble a team that had topped their group and were unbeaten in the competition. It was a question of when, not if, Hammers were going to score. An unmarked Antonio expertly headed Said Benrahma's superb left-wing delivery into the right corner on the 36th minute to open the scoring.

Live Now-AEK Larnaca v West Ham Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 16:27

Larnaca : Pirić, Casas, Miličević, Tomović, Englezou ©, Mamas, Gus, Oier, Rosales, Jakoliš, Lopes Subs: Toumpas (GK), Stylianidis (GK), Gonzalez, Tričkovski, Faraj, Christoforou, Naoum, H.Andreou, Altman, Nikolić
West Ham : Areola, Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell, Rice ©, Lanzini, Downes, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio Subs: Hegyi (GK), Anang (GK), Johnson, Emerson, Ogbonna, Souček, Paquetá, Cornet, Bowen, Scamacca, Ings

No Excuses..Bare Bones Baloney!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 09:10

West Ham United's foray in the third tier of European Cup Football continues this evening with the first leg of the fixtures against AEK Larnaca in Cyprus. Although potential Hammers manager Jose Mourinho celebrated like there was no tomorrow when Roma won the ill conceived trophy last year, the truth is that it is a 'Micky Mouse 'Cup that was 'invented' solely as a revenue earner and has little real meaning in the great scheme of things.

Di Canio Shock Return?

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Submitted by Louis Nixon on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 21:18

Wouldn't Hammers fans just love it? The sight of Paulo Di Canio patrolling the touch line, just ready to erupt in a 'stylish Roman rage' at the slightest offence by his own players let alone the opposition! Majority shareholder David Sullivan once said that he would absolutely 'love' Di Canio as a manager but that he was a loose canon that couldn't be controlled.

Oh No! Smoke, Mirrors & Suns Deja Vu

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 10:07

Excuse the Star Wars vernacular, but far far away, back in the day, Smoke and mirrors were the preferred method of communication used by the club to 'muddy the water' as Hammers fans sought clarity regarding the future of their beloved club. For a brief while that antiquated and unworkable approach was abandoned during what many now see as a halcyon period in time when the owners finally stopped living their business lives on media platforms and let the club progress with the minimum amount of negativity and fuss. Unfortunately the 'Dark Star' has returned!

Panic Attack K.I.T.S!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 19:09

No, not a set of new home and away replica survival kits to be flogged off to the next generation of lambs to the slaughter more commonly known as young West Ham fans. The 2nd part of the headline K.I.T.S!, which follows Panic attack, stands for 'Kretin in the Sky' the name used behind the back of Hammers second highest share owner by his subordinates and also his fellow shareholders, if rumours are to be believed.

If The Hat Fits

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 06:37

Current West Ham supremo David Sullivan used to have a penchant for wearing his now politically incorrect Russian hat which is called a Ushanka, which rhymes with what many fans used to call him from the metaphorical terraces that adorn the as yet commercially unnamed Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Amex Offer Refunds-Irons Don't!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 11:24

"That'll do nicely" was the American Express advertising copy line for decades, Brighton fans will be thinking exactly that as they pontificate their 'easy' demolition of West Ham yesterday, the 4-0 scoreline was flattering to the visiting Irons as ALL the good will of last week's 4-0 victory over Notts Forest evaporated, as the late Tommy Cooper would say "just like that".

Live Brighton v West Ham Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sat, 04/03/2023 - 14:01

Brighton : Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Gross, Caicedo, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson Subs: Sanchez, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Van Hecke, Buonanotte, Welbeck, Veltman
West Ham : Areola, Johnson, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Emerson, Soucek, Rice, Paqueta, Benrahma, Ings, Bowen Subs: Hegyi, Anang, Cresswell, Scamacca, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes, Zouma

Th'Ings' Could Have Been So Different!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 18:00

Ahead of last night's FA Cup game few people have Hammers a chance against Man U at Old Trafford, ultimately the home side prevailed with an immensely flattering score line, but things could have been SO different had the normally immaculate Nayef Aguerd not had an absolute stinker of a night AND Big Mikey Antonio hadn't fluffed his lines on at least TWO separate occasions!


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