Category Archives: Match reports

No Salvation yet, but a Boost of Confidence

Easter Saturdays with West Ham involved in a relegation battle are something special. I particularly remember a Holy Saturday eleven years ago, when West Ham played Arsenal on April 7th, 2007. Mark Noble played in midfield and Carlos Tevez and Bobby Zamora led the line. West Ham were the first team to beat Arsenal in [...]

Arnie from Austria: A West Ham Legend In The Making?

I have been to London twice this autumn and Christmas time. Fortunately I was able to watch West Ham on both occasions and to some extent I witnessed history: I was present at Slaven Bilic’s last game in charge back in November, and I watched my fellow Austrian Marko Arnautovic’s first goal for the Hammers. [...]

The turning point

Marko Arnautovic’ erstes Tor für West Ham und David Moyes’ erster Sieg – das war das Match gegen Chelsea im London Stadium am Samstag, 9. Dezember, und wir waren dabei! Es war eine “completely different story”, verglichen mit dem Spiel der Hammers gegen Liverpool Anfang November. Einen “turning point” hatte ich mir nach der damaligen [...]

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 [...]