Category Archives: West Ham

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 [...]

Another surprise on the cards?

The first round of the Premier League has already provided us with some shock results: Watford holding Liverpool to a 3-3, Burnley winning 3-2 away at Stamford Bridge against champions Chelsea, and newcomers Huddersfield beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in London. Will we see another upset in Sunday’s late kick-off when Manchester United host West Ham [...]

Football is back

Natürlich wird schon seit Wochen in den europäischen Cupbewerben und auch in der österreichischen Bundesliga wieder Fußball gespielt. Aber so richtig zu Ende ist die sommerliche Fußballpause erst mit diesem Wochenende. Die englische Premier League geht endlich wieder los. Diesmal ist nicht nur für mich Ost-London der Fokus des Interesses. Aus österreichischer Sicht richtet sich [...]

Ten Years After

It seems that the 24th of May, 2017 has gone fairly unnoticed with the Football Blogger community. Not even RapidHammer himself did spare a single thought about what happened on this very day 10 years ago. On this day in 2007 the blog RAPIDHAMMER started with the first post about West Ham United (-> my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]