Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Any club that makes four close season signings and all four pay off will inevitably have a good season. Slaven Bilic signed Dmitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Angelo Agbonna and Michail Antonio and they have all slotted seamlessly into the first team contributing immensely. Payet with 9 goals 9 assists, Lanzini with 6 goals 2 assists and Antonio has 6 goals and 5 assists. That's an astonishing 21 Premier League goals and 17 assists from 3 new signings at a combined …
O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

With the imminent move of Chelsea captain John Terry at the end of the season, the Premier League is characterised by a lack of stand out captains. Captains in the military sense that would lead their charges into battle or that would grab points from the jaws of defeat. Bryan Robson, Colin Hendry, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira types are few and far between. At the top eight clubs we have Wes Morgan, …
QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

QPR vs West Ham United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Relegation battlers Queens Park Rangers welcome London rivals West Ham United to Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon. If QPR have any ambitions of remaining in the Premier League for another season this will be a game that Ramsay and his squad will be looking at as a potential 3 points. West Ham and Sam Allardyce are in a state of flux. The great success their season appeared to be heading for before Christmas has petered out into a mid-table finish. …
West Ham vs Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sam Allardyce's future is unknown as he is entering the last few months of his contract at West Ham without looking like renewing his contract with the East London side. However he could be managing in this fixture next campaign as many believe he will be a front runner for the Sunderland job in the summer after Gus Poyet was relieved of his duties this week. The experienced Dick Advocaat was appointed as his replacement, but he isn't expected to …
Noble sets Premier League Record for West Ham

Noble sets Premier League Record for West Ham

Mark Noble set a new Premier League appearance record for West Ham on Saturday; surpassing the club's previous highest Premier League appearance maker, Steve Potts. Noble led his side out at Upton Park to rapturous applause from the club faithful as he made his 205th Premier League appearance. Noble's Premier League career spans from as early as August 2005 when he made his league debut in a 3-1 win against Blackburn, a day that saw none-other than Teddy Sheringham on the Hammers' …
West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

With both teams having nothing to play for, this game on Saturday lunch-time between the Hammers and Spurs is simply for bragging rights, with Sam Allardyce's men recording two wins over the North London side this season; a 3-0 victory in the league at White Hart Lane, and a 2-1 win in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. The 2-1 defeat in the Capital One Cup quarter-final was Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of Spurs, since that result, Sherwood has …
West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Saturday afternoon will see Sam Allardyce's Hammers welcome Tony Pulis' Eagles to The Boleyn Ground, in a game that really has very little significance to how the Barclays Premier League will finish this season. Both teams are safe for another season and are sitting comfortably in mid-table. After Wednesday's impressive 3-2 away victory over Champions League chasing Everton, Palace currently sit 11th in the Barclays Premier League table, 1 place and 3 points above West Ham and a massive 10 …
West Ham vs Newcastle Preview | Team News, Key Player and Stats

West Ham vs Newcastle Preview | Team News, Key Player and Stats

West Ham welcome Newcastle to Upton Park on Saturday in a game which could see Andy Carroll start his first game this season after returning against Cardiff last weekend. The Hammers recorded a crucial 2-0 win against the Bluebirds after defeats against fellow strugglers Fulham in their last league match, followed by two very heavy losses in cup competitions. Sam Allardyce was a man under intense pressure after those results but remained resilient along with his players who showed a …
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