Category Archives: West Ham

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 [...]

An expedition into the unknown

RapidHammer’s monthly column for West Ham Till I Die The header of my first monthly column in August was: “Your Nightmare Returns”, chosen with the paradoxical intention to prevent West Ham from bowing out of the Europa League being beaten by the same team as last year. Unfortunately, as we all know, that kind of [...]

Your nightmare returns

RapidHammer’s first monthly column for West Ham Till I Die Good times for Austrian West Ham supporters: the season has not started yet, but in Austria we have already been able to watch four games of our beloved Hammers without having to travel the 900 miles or so to England. I am going to contribute [...]

Thursday’s the day

West Ham will start their new life at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night with an Europa League second leg tie against Domzale from Slovenia. And this first game in the now so-called “London Stadium” is a must-win match, the Irons having to overcome a 1-2 deficit from the first leg in Ljubljana last week. [...]

Hammers to remain in Austria

Two bad injuries during pre-season The West Ham first team will remain in their training camp in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria this week until they travel directly to Slovenia to face NK Domzale in the capital city of Ljubljana at the 16,155-capacity Stozice Stadium, Claret and Hugh reports. The state of the art football camp facilities in Austria’s most [...]

West Ham in Bad Tatzmannsdorf

West Ham United has travelled to Austria for their pre-season camp in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in the Burgenland. The Hammers will play three pre-season matches with FC Slovacko, Rubin Kazan and Karlsruher SC this week: 19 July v FC Slovacko, 18.00, Rohrbach an der Lafnitz (Burgenland) 20 July v Rubin Kazan, 18.00, Krottendorf (Weiz, Steiermark) 23 [...]

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 [...]

Europa League draw on Friday

< Allianz Stadion / London Olympic Stadium West Ham Utd and Austrian clubs SK Rapid and FK Austria Vienna cannot play each other in the next qualifying round of the Europa League according to UEFA’s seedings ahead of the draw on Friday, 2 p.m. (BST) respectively 3 p.m. (MESZ). West Ham though will play at least [...]

Four signings so far

West Ham’s latest signing of this summer is Ashley Fletcher, an England U20 international striker. The 20-year-old has joined the Hammers on a four-year contract and becomes the fourth signing of the summer following the arrival of Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore. Read more at

J’en ai marre!

Finale verloren, aber Dimitri Payet im Team des Turniers “Es reicht!” Ein Monat EURO ist wahrhaftig genug. Die letzten Spiele, all diese Verlängerungen und Elferschießen, waren Schwerarbeit – nicht nur für die Spieler, auch für den Zuschauer! “We’ve got Payet” endete in der 58. Minute Als Dimitri Payet im Finale in der zweiten Hälfte beim Stand [...]