After tough games against Spurs and Man United, it doesn’t get any easy with the visit of Chelsea this weekend.
But following positive performances against Man City, Newcastle and Stoke which saw us pick up five points and the reigning Champions League winners not looking their best, surely we have a better chance of securing three points at Upton Park than we have in previous years?
Looking at this week’s issue, I’ve taken a bit of a risk by giving four pages (10 to 13) to Frank Lampard and whether West Ham should take him back or not.
I decided to give such coverage to this issue because I am sure it is something many of you will be discussing down the pub or on your way to the game. James Chadderton, Carl Bateson and Tommy Desborough were tasked with tackling this subject.
We’ve also got brilliant pieces from the Meagher family on whether we are bound for Europe (pages 4&5), and from Jon Williams on West Ham leading the “long ball” Premier League (page 9).
Following Rik Moran’s piece in support of the Olympic Stadium move in issue seven, Lee Vehit also argues for the move (pages 16, 17 & 18) while Thomas Johnson explains why we must keep Winston Reid in light of alleged interest from other Premier League clubs (page 19).
Looking past the fold, I must mention the excellent pieces from Richard Johnson on Paul McCartney (pages 22 & 23), Pete May on his favourite West Ham goal celebrations (pages 26 & 27) and from Lucy Woolford on a brilliant away day at St James’ Park (page 30).
Finally we’ve got two exclusive interviews for you this week. Tim Holland caught up with Omer Riza while Dave Clements has interviewed Adam Newton about the highs and lows of his football career.
Enjoy the game at Upton Park – I’m going for a 2-1 win with our goals coming from Noble and Nolan.
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