Which 'West Ham Way' Will Turn Up Against Villa?

There has been much written and said about the 'West Ham Way', particularly in Old Sour Puss' Book, and also by the current Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce from his time at the Boleyn. Generally the public perception is of a mythical Claret&Blue haze that descends on whole groups of people, particularly men of a certain age and seduces them in to thinking what they are seeing and experiencing is special and unique. To many the West Ham way is an illusion that has been perpetuated and manipulated for financial benefit by the current owners, so what is the West Ham way?

Be Prepared For Damp Squib Dead Line Day

Unless there is a 'cunning' plan afoot, West Ham United appear to have shut up shop early on transfer deadline day. No frenzied candle burning at the Boleyn, no mysterious fat over weight mercenaries waiting in a near by Hotel hoping for one more excessive pay day, and no hopes of fans to be dashed! Pretty boring in one way, but on the other hand the club's work was already done earlier in the year with a very successful recruitment of top players who have all proved their worth.

One In One Out Eminike's Arrival Heralds Jelovic's Departure

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Emmanuel Emenike, after lengthy negotiations, on loan until the end of the season. The 28 year old Nigerian ex international arrives from Fenerbahce having been on loan at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates league, Slaven Billic knows the player well and will be able to run the rule over him during the rest of the season to see if the club want to make the move permanent for a fee of around £8 Million.

Fans Forum Wednesday 3rd of February Any Questions?

We shall be at the Fans Forum on Wednesday 3rd of February in the Legends lounge, if any members have a question they would like to ask please add it into the comments section underneath this article and we will endeavour to ask it for you. Acceptable questions only! - Ed

Hammers Favourites Following Hard Fought Draw

OK it was not this season's third victory against Liverpool, but this hard fought FA Cup 4th round 0 - 0 draw at Anfield has surely put West Ham United in the driving seat to progress to the 5th round with the replay to be held under the floodlights at the Boleyn Ground in a tie that could well turn out to be revenge for the infamous 'Gerrard' and Scaloni 2006 FA Cup final.

Liverpool FC v West Ham United FA Cup 4th Round Team Sheets

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Caulker, Lovren, Smith, Stewart, Allen, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke
Subs: Ward, Enrique, Ilori, Chirivella, Sinclair, Ojo, Randall
West Ham : Randolph, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Song, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Valencia
Subs: Howes, O'Brien, Collins, Oxford, Cullen, Antonio, Jelavic

Jenkinson Ruled Out For Rest Of Season, Hérita Ilunga Anyone?

Carl Jenkinson has returned to parent club, Arsenal, from his loan spell at West ham United in order to be treated for the cruciate ligament injury he sustained early on in the 2 - 2 draw with Manchester City, the 23 year old will miss the rest of the season, with june being pencilled in as his earliest return date.

Eminike Having Medical As Complicated Deal Nears Fruition

Emmanuel Emenike is due to have a medical at the Spire Roding Hospital today ahead of his loan move to West Ham United, after Fenerbahce finally accepted West Ham's loan offer for the 28 year old Nigerian striker. Eminike had been on loan to Al Ain in Dubai from Fenerbahce, and one of the reasons for the delay in the transfer was that Al Ain had to 'un sign' the player on loan in order that he could be released to join up with Slaven Billic's Hammers chargers!

True Sportsmen, Payet And Hart

In among the action of what turned out to be a memorable match between West Ham United and Manchester City, one of the last few remaining at the Boleyn Ground or Upton Park as commentators insist on calling it, there was a moment that was lost to most of the media and observers, it was similar to when Pele and Bobby Moore embraced following their epic duel in the Mexico World Cup, each the absolute definition of perfection in their footballing role.

Every Cloud Has A Silva Lining, Byram Take A Bow

Every cloud has a silver lining, so the expression goes, and thirteen is supposed to be unlucky, so it must have been with great trepidation that Sam Byram, who had just completed his move from Leeds United, took to the stage at the Boleyn yesterday on the thirteenth minute to replace Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson in the enthralling 2 - 2 draw against Manchester City. Byram was not supposed to even be at the club, yet alone making his debut in such a high profile match, originally the club weren't even going to buy him until the summer.

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