west ham


Watch These Two Crazy-Ass Goals from Tottenham-West Ham Right Now

What a pair of screamers from Son and Pedro Obiang. Wow.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Wayne Rooney Caps Hat Trick With Screaming Half-Field Golazo

And the newly signed manager Sam Allardyce watched on from the crowd.
Liam Daniel Pierce
not just another london stadium hot take

Life at the London Stadium in West Ham Fans’ Own Words

With the twilight of their first season at the London Stadium upon them, West Ham fans are well placed to give a balanced verdict on their new home. What’s more, they certainly don’t want a load of wonk journalists trying to do it for them.
Will Magee
referees: not necessarily such wankers after all

Why Don’t More Footballers Become Referees After Retirement?

While there are a whole host of former pros lining up to criticise refereeing standards on radio and television, very few decide to pick up the whistle themselves.
Will Magee

Chips Podcast Episode 6: The Bricklayers Cup

Aaron and Will get to the bottom of why every non-league team seems to employ players with the same four jobs. Also, the saddest MLS expansion team rally and whether West Ham screwed up with Payet.
VICE Sports
snapshots of the old west ham

Capturing The Spirit Of East London With Photographs Of Upton Park

Before West Ham left Upton Park, photographer Freddie Bonfanti decided to document the culture of the club and the area. Here, we look at his pictures of a time gone by.
Will Magee
the rumour mill

Why Are Soccer Clubs Actively Engaging With Transfer Rumors?

In the form of ‘Insider’ columns and ‘Media Watch’, football clubs are embroiling themselves in the swirling maelstrom of transfer gossip. So, what’s in it for them?
Will Magee
festive goalfests and boxing day batterings

Remembering the Greatest Boxing Day in the History of English Football

With Boxing Day one of the most important dates in the domestic football calendar, we expect it to produce some serious entertainment. In 1963, expectations were exceeded by an absurd margin.
Will Magee
dickensian football and the ghost of bilic past

Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More: Reviewing Tottenham vs. West Ham

In the final serving of this week’s Premier League Review, we discuss the Dickensian naming rituals of the Tottenham academy and West Ham’s chronically ill season.
Will Magee
the unloved

The Cult: Teddy Sheringham

In the nineties and early noughties, Teddy Sheringham was one of the most effective strikers in the Premier League. Despite all those goals, however, he remains somehow unloved.
Will Magee
fond old football cliches

Double Or Quits: The Glorious Cliche Of The Relegation ‘Six-Pointer’

With struggling Stoke hosting shabby Sunderland this weekend, the first relegation ‘six-pointer’ of the season is on its way. Here, we explore the psychology of the old cliche, and remember some of the best six-pointers in recent memory.
Will Magee
big sam vs. modern technology

Sam Allardyce Renamed The St. George’s Park WiFi Connection, And This Is What It Means

During his short spell as England manager, Big Sam apparently named the in-house WiFi connection ‘BIG SAM’S OFFICE’. This is extremely significant, for more reasons than one.
Will Magee