Category Archives: London

West Ham Supporters Club refuses to ‘fade and die’

The closure of their Castle Street Headquarters was a huge blow to famous Supporters Club, but a new match day facility has been opened at Stour Space PUBLISHED in Newham Recorder, 11 October 2017, by Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent < Paul Christmas outside the West Ham Supporters Club close to the former Boleyn Ground It was the [...]

West Ham vs Tottenham: ein überwältigendes Erlebnis

Nachdem das vorletzte Spiel dieser Saison im neuen “London Stadium” einen großartigen 1:0-Sieg der “Hammers” gegen Tottenham gebracht hatte, verpatzte West Ham den Saisonabschied von den Heimfans eine Woche später: 0:4 daheim gegen Liverpool. Aber der Abstieg ist spätestens seit dem Sieg gegen die Spurs kein Thema mehr, die erste Saison nach der Übersiedlung  ins neue Stadion [...]

The Curse and Magic of a “Parallel Campaign”

RapidHammer’s column for West Ham Till I Die The plot of one of the best known Austrian novels, Robert Musil’s “The Man Without Qualities” (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften) is about a so-called “Parallel Campaign” meant to celebrate the Austrian Emperor’s 70 years of reign in the same year 1918 in which the German Emperor would [...]

West Ham Till I Die:

We all follow the West Ham, over land and sea, to the Olympic Stadium on the River Lea By rapidhammer     23 Dec 2016 at 08:00     147 comments It was not only Hamburg Hammer who was in London that last weekend before Christmas. I visited the British capital too and made WEST HAM v [...]

Successful rallying cry or imminent good-bye?

RapidHammer’s monthly column for “West Ham till I die” It’s early December and it has already been a long, long, tough and so far disappointing season. In November West Ham couldn’t muster a single win home or away, and they spoiled the party when the Austrian Irons celebrated their fifth anniversary on the evening of the [...]

An almost perfect October

I have left it late to write my October column for “West Ham till I die”. Now it has become an early November column. After a draw and three wins in a row from the beginning of the month I thought I could wait until the Everton game and then happily write about four weeks [...]

We’ll Never Forget

The Boleyn Ground in Green Street has been handed over to developers Barratt London & Galliard Homes recdently. And this picture of West Ham’s ground may be the saddest one of Upton Park ever published (left). But we all know what we are heading for – the now “London Stadium” called OS in Stratford is not very far away, in less than [...]

Still old West Ham?

Zu einem der letzten Spiele von West Ham im alten Stadion am Upton Park zu kommen, war mir in diesem Frühjahr nicht möglich. Zwei Mal hatten wir Tickets, beide Male klappte es dann nicht mit der Reise nach East London zum Boleyn Ground. Die letzte Chance, noch einmal den “hallowed turf” des seit 1904 bespielten [...]

Von E13 nach E20: Bye-bye, Boleyn !

Am 10. Mai um 20:45 (MESZ) wird das letzte Premier League Spiel in West Ham’s seit 1904 bespieltem Stadion an der Green Street angepfiffen. Das “Bye-bye, Boleyn Ground” und das “Farewell Upton Park” (hashtag “FarewellBoleyn”: https://twitter.com/) sind endgültig. Die nächste Saison wird ab 13. August im Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gespielt. Es werden sehr, sehr emotionale Momente für [...]

Will I be able to watch West Ham at the OS?

For me, being a supporter who lives on the continent, buying a season ticket would not make much sense. But as an Academy member I always have been able to get tickets for West Ham games at the Boleyn Ground so far, though West Ham has sold out 99,75% of their seats this season. But now an [...]