Football Media Watch: Sold a dream, given a nightmare on Green Street

THE disconnect between West Ham United’s board and the club’s fans boiled over at the weekend, with protests, violence and symbolic gestures that made it crystal clear – the Hammers’ supporters are very unhappy. The nature of the protest will bring West Ham trouble, but the fact there is an air of delusion about the club means that is will probably happen again. A few … Continue reading Football Media Watch: Sold a dream, given a nightmare on Green Street

London mauling in the imitation zone

LONDON has tried hard to ensure the 2012 Olympics have an appropriate legacy, which includes maintaining the Olympic Stadium as an ongoing concern. West Ham United secured the site and left their Boleyn Ground at the end of 2015-16 for a new beginning. Opinion was divided about the three-mile move to Stratford, but some people believed that the new home would provide the Hammers with … Continue reading London mauling in the imitation zone

Die Hard 2 Tourist 1

I WAS sitting high in the north side of Stamford Bridge when a bald, burly and Stone Islanded middle-aged man came bursting his way through row 24. He sat two seats away from me and said, “’aint seen you here before. Are you new?”, I smiled and responded, “about 45 years new.” It was true, I looked out of place – firstly, I had not been … Continue reading Die Hard 2 Tourist 1

The Lazy Listicle: Five things to remember about the Boleyn Ground

WEST HAM UNITED will shortly move from their long-time home at Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium. While Hammers’ fans may mourn the loss of their old ground, the relocation could prove to be one of the smartest decisions they’ve made. Nevertheless, the Boleyn Ground has been one of the most atmospheric football grounds in the country. Here’s five things to remember: Nathan’s Eel and … Continue reading The Lazy Listicle: Five things to remember about the Boleyn Ground