Category Archives: Match reports

The Liverpool Defeat: Will It Be Another Turning Point?

The Liverpool game was my first “live game” in London this season. Together with three friends we had planned to spend a weekend in London at the beginning of November and watch those boys in claret & blue under the lights on Saturday evening. And maybe, well maybe, we were going to be entertained by [...]

Relief

Pedro Obiang’s heavily deflected goal was the moment of luck West Ham and their manager needed to set them on the way to their first points of the Premier League season as Huddersfield suffered their first defeat. It was a well deserved win on Slaven Bilic’ 49th birthday! The Hammers with Andy Carroll back in [...]

Disappointing start

The sum of all our fears came to past as Mourinho’s mob took us to the cleaners and back again. Ok, we didn’t expect much but we certainly didn’t believe that we would be second or third best to every ball and manage just one shot on target. Yes, United are a highly athletic and [...]

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 in a nutshell

There’s never a dull moment with West Ham, as the old adage goes. And last week was “West Ham in a nutshell”, a lot of downs made us desperate, sad and angry at the same time, but at last the Hammers came back in style with their highest victory in the London Stadium so far. Having [...]

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 [...]

WEST HAM vs Hull: My first visit to the Olympic Stadium

Last weekend I have been to the London Stadium for the first time when West Ham hosted Hull City. West Ham was lucky to win the game due to a Mark Noble penalty, securing 7 points from their last three games and climbing up the table to 13th. The game will be remembered for the [...]

3 league wins in 8 days, Hammers challenging top 4

Having proceeded to the sixth round of the FA Cup with a convincing 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, in their next league game last weekend, West Ham faced their former manager’s team Sunderland before a mid-week London derby against Tottenham and a difficult away game at Everton. Three league wins within eight days now have propelled [...]

“I am loving 2016 already”

Last weekend, January 2nd, 2016 has seen West Ham beat Liverpool 2-0 at home, completing the double over the Scousers – for the first time since 1964! We couldn’t have asked for a bettter start to 2016. “I am loving 2016 already”, West Ham Vice-Chair(wo)man Karren Brady tweeted after the game. And that summed up [...]