Monthly Archives: June 2015

Slaven Bilic and I: our first defeat in Vienna

ALSO PUBLISHED AS GUEST POST AT “WEST HAM TILL I DIE“ I have seen West Ham’s new manager Slaven Bilić “live” once, in the EURO 08 quarter final game at the “Ernst Happel Stadium” in Vienna, when Croatia was knocked out of the tournament by Turkey on penalties. As a West Ham fan, aware of Bilic`s [...]

Claret and blue – The Boleyn kit 2015-16

The so-called Boleyn kit for the 2015-16 season has been presented last Friday and is supposed to look like the first kit that West Ham wore in their first season in their stadium in 1904. I am happy that the new kit has the traditional blue sleeves, and that the Hammers will wear white shorts [...]

Europa League: From Andorra to Armenia or Malta

Am 22. Juni begann das Training für die neue Saison bei West Ham, das sich über die Fair Play League für die Europa League qualifiziert hat. Am selben Tag, als Diafra Sakho (links) und seine Kollegen wieder in Chadwell Heath, dem Trainingszentrum der Hammers, eintrafen, erfuhren diese, wer ihre Gegner in den ersten beiden Qualifikationsrunden [...]

New kit to be unveiled on Friday

The new kit for West Ham’s last season at the  Boleyn Ground will be presented on Friday. The special commemorative kit will look like the first one that West Ham have worn in their stadium which has been used from 1904 until present. The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in [...]

Premier League Fixtures 2015-16

Premier League fixtures are out! Arsenal is going to host West Ham on the first day of the season. The following two games are home ties for the Hammers against Leicester and newly promoted Bournemouth, followed by an away game at Anfield Road against Liverpool. The league starts on 8th August 2015. The final opposition [...]

Slaven Bilic returns to West Ham as manager

The Hammers have appointed the Croatian as their new manager, on a three-year deal at Upton Park. The former Hammers player, who left Turkish side Besiktas last month, has replaced Sam Allardyce. Bilic, who played for the Hammers between 1996-97, now returns 18 years later as manager. The charismatic boss may not have managed in [...]