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Join James Jones, Will Pugh and Tom Edwards for a weekly dose of West Ham chat, with regular guests including ex-players and well-connected journalists. New episode every single Wednesday!

We Are West Ham


    • Oct 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    154: Wet Spam 1 - 0 Spuds. Up the Spammers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 124:26


    Weeks at West Ham don't get much better than that, do they?!  After winning at Goodison Park, David Moyes' men followed up with a comfortable 3-0 win over KRC Genk in the Europa League before beating Spurs 1-0 at London Stadium to climb back into the top four. We're running out of words to describe how good our football team has become under the Moyesiah. Three wins in a week, zero goals conceded, six points clear at the top of our Europa League group and sitting pretty in the top four of the Premier League. What a time to be a West Ham fan. So on this week's show, James Jones and Will Pugh react to the wins over Genk and Spurs, clash over the future of Declan Rice and wholeheartedly agree with each other that West Ham United are absolutely massive. Also this week, we chat to Man City and Aston Villa fans for yet another double-up of the increasingly popular opposition view segment and the lads pick their Betway Charity Bets for Sunday's trip to Villa Park.  This is a packed episode and really isn't worth missing! You can follow the podcast here:    Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_ and @ByJamesJones. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. We've teamed up with MANSCAPED to bring our listeners 20% OFF and FREE worldwide shipping on Manscaped.com! Just use promo code WEAREWESTHAM to get your exclusive discount!   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM 


    153: Well I n-Everton, GENK & Spurs are coming to town

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 133:48

    What a way to return to 'proper' football!  After a two week international break, West Ham got their upcoming hectic fixture schedule off to the perfect start with a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park. Angelo Ogbonna was the match-winner with around 15 minutes to go as all our possession and huffing and puffing paid off in the end, and it took us straight back into the Premier League's top-six, which is fast becoming home for West Ham. Still a bit weird, isn't it? Now we face a busy run of fixtures, which includes hosting Genk in the Europa League on Thursday, a huge London derby against Spurs on Sunday afternoon and then Man City in the Carabao Cup the following Wednesday.  So on this week's show, James and Will react to that Everton win directly after the final whistle, while they also look ahead to Sunday's huge clash against Spurs. With two games before our next episode, it means we've got two Opposition View sections.  Firstly, James catches up with Tim Oliver from the TerrilTalks Podcast, who revealed everything we need to know about Europa League opponents and also discussed the similarities between our two clubs.  And then Will has a chat with talkSPORT's Paul Coyte, who gives us the lowdown on how Spurs are adapting to life under Nuno Espirito Santo. Also this week, the lads discuss West Ham Women's 1-0 WSL Cup victory over London City and they give their Betway Charity Bet selections for the Spurs game. This is a packed episode and really isn't worth missing! You can follow the podcast here:   Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_ and @ByJamesJones. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM 

    152: Yarmo the troll strikes again & Everton here we come!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 88:09


    West Ham are almost through yet another international break, but thankfully James Jones and Will Pugh are at your service once again to make things a bit more interesting. With no fewer than eight players out on international duty, it's great to finally see West Ham's superstars getting recognition on the international stage, albeit with the added anxiety of them all returning injured and prepared to get back to the more important job of keeping up our strong start to the season. That's more important than ever before as we embark on a crazy fixture schedule that sees David Moyes' men play five games across 19 days in three different competitions. So on this week's show, James and Will discuss the players out on international duty, compare outfits ahead of the Football Content Awards on Thursday night (we're nominated for a gong!) and give their views on the controversial takeover of Newcastle, which sees them become the richest club in world football under questionable new ownership. Also this week, the lads react to West Ham Women's 1-1 draw with Birmingham City last weekend and preview this Sunday's huge Premier League clash at Everton. And the lads also make their Betway Charity Bet selections for the Everton game. There may not have been much football to talk about this week, but this episode is still packed with loads to discuss! You can follow the podcast here:    Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_ and @ByJamesJones. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM 


    151: Therapise session after Bees' sting & Vienna win

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 128:19


    It was a weird week for West Ham.  After comfortably brushing aside Rapid Vienna in the club's first-ever home Europa League group stage match, David Moyes' side conceded a a 94th-minute goal to newly-promoted Brentford at London Stadium in the Premier League. But despite the negative thoughts that inevitably follow a defeat - especially in those circumstances - we must not lose sight of the fact West Ham are still having a really good season.  It was only the Hammers' second defeat in all competitions since the 1-0 home loss to Everton back in May, so there's absolutely no reason to start panicking just yet. West Ham have taken to European football like a duck to water with a 100 per cent record in Group H without conceding a goal.  And that's the general consensus on this week's episode as James Jones and Will Pugh - in Reece's absence - discuss the win over Vienna and defeat to Brentford in detail.  The lads touch on the Vienna fans and the 'trouble' on Thursday night, Peter Bankes' performance in the middle against Brentford, Tomas Soucek's worrying form, Jarrod Bowen's epic fitness levels and much, much more! Despite it being an international break, there's still so much to discuss on this week's show. The lads also chat about PAI Capital's decision to step back from their attempts to buy the club, Sunday's protests and the lovely new statue of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters outside the stadium. Last week's Betway charity bet selections are reviewed. And lastly, the lads are joined by The Daily Mail's Kathryn Batte, who gave her thoughts on West Ham Women's outstanding 2-0 away victory over Manchester City in the WSL. It's an epic show and plenty to get through so whack the kettle on and enjoy! Hello to all our new listeners! We've had a few record-breaking weeks on the listener front this season so welcome. And thanks as always to our long-term loyal listeners. You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    150: Winning away & the Europa returns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 141:50


    West Ham won two fantastic back-to-back away games since the last podcast. A first win at Old Trafford in 14 years followed by a dramatic late winner at Leeds thanks to Michail Antonio. The Carabao Cup win at Man Utd was somewhat dampened by immediately drawing Man City in the next round but the 1-0 win thanks to Manuel Lanzini's early goal was a stunning achievement nonetheless. That was followed by an important 2-1 win at Leeds which the travelling fans loved. But West Ham have no time to rest on their laurels as it's another double header before the next pod. Rapid Vienna roll into town on Thursday for West Ham's first ever home Europa League group stage game. Tom from the 'Other Bundesliga podcast' dials in to give a view on the opposition for that one. Before Billy Grant from the Beesotted pod joins to look ahead to Brentford's first ever visit to the London Stadium on Sunday. Will Pugh is joined by Reece Bayliss and James Jones to discuss all of that and make their Betway charity bets selections after ANOTHER winner in the Leeds game. Our loyal listeners can also win TWO free tickets to the Europa League game at London Stadium on Thursday. Visit @WeAre_WestHam on Twitter to find out how. Hello to all our new listeners, we've had a couple of record breaking weeks on the listener front so welcome. And thanks as always to our long-term loyal listeners.  You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.    #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    149: He's not the Moyesiah... he's a very naughty boy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 111:23


    In one of the most dramatic and heartbreaking ends to a football match in living memory, David Moyes' decision to sub on Mark Noble to take a last minute penalty against Man Utd backfired in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The Hammers legend hadn't warmed up and was thrust into the action at London Stadium to try and make it 2-2 after ex-West Ham man Jesse Lingard had oh-so predictably broke Hammers hearts - coming off the bench to complete the Red Devils' comeback after Said Benrahma and Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in the first-half. Will Pugh, James Jones and Reece Bayliss discuss the rollercoaster ride and also cover the Irons' historic win at Dinamo Zagreb in their first ever Europa League group game on Thursday. The lads also make their Betway charity bets with some money landing after the Man Utd defeat. Moyes' men have the opportunity for immediate revenge as they travel to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. SunSport's Kieran Benn dials in to look ahead to the Hammers' visit to Leeds on Saturday before some final thoughts from the boys who then say goodbye for another week. Hello to all our new listeners, we've had a couple of record breaking weeks on the listener front so welcome. And thanks as always to our long-term loyal listeners.  You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.    #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    148: Dinamo Zagreb, we're coming for you!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 113:39


    West Ham United play their first ever Europa League group stage game away at Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. And the Hammers cap off a historic week by welcoming a Cristiano Ronaldo led Manchester United to the London Stadium on Sunday. It all comes after a dull 0-0 draw at Southampton in the Premier League where Michail Antonio's stupid sending off means he will miss the Red Devils' visit. But the point means David Moyes' men are unbeaten in their first four Premier League games and are sitting reasonably pretty in seventh. Will Pugh is back from Portugal and is joined by Reece Bayliss for this week's show with James Jones taking a holiday of his own. The lads react to the Saints draw and ask if Craig Dawson's time is up with Kurt Zouma surprisingly left on the bench. There are TWO opposition views as Lovre Nikolac from the Croatian Football Podcast dials in from Dalmatia to let West Ham fans know what to expect from Zagreb. And sports journalist Matt Beadle gives the Man Utd perspective with the Reds looking strong domestically after Ronaldo's arrival. The boys of course make their Betway charity bet selections. And discuss West Ham Women who've had a disappointing start to the season – losing 2-0 at Brighton on the opening day before late heartbreak in week two saw Aston Villa equalise at the death in a 1-1 draw. All in all, it's a fantastic show at the start of a historic week for the Hammers. Hello to all our new listeners, we've had a couple of record breaking weeks on the listener front so welcome. And thanks as always to our long-term loyal listeners.  You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.    #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    147: West Ham's striker myth, International Break and a chat with BGT finalist James Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 97:30


    Not long now before the return of 'proper football' as the latest round of World Cup qualifiers take centre-stage. West Ham have no fewer than 10 players out on international duty, including our three newest recruits - Kurt Zouma, Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral. Declan Rice has obviously grabbed most of the headlines after scoring in the 4-0 win away at Hungary and winding up the Hungarian ultras in the process, while Antonio made his international bow for Jamaica in a 3-0 defeat to Panama last weekend. But while we do cover a bit of that on this week's episode, much of it involves James and Reece ripping apart a recent Daily Mail article that claimed Vlasic was the club's 50th striker signing in the GSB era, even though he's not a striker and half of the players they've included in the list are either midfielders, wingers or youngsters who never made a first-team appearance.  The article particularly annoyed James who, despite acknowledging the fact West Ham's inability to sign a proper striker is definitely real, was desperate to set the record straight on this week's show.  Also this week, in the absence of Will - who is currently having a rubbish holiday in Portugal - James steers the ship and manages not to fumble his words, while he's also joined by 2015 Britain's Got Talent Finalist James Smith, who is a huge West Ham fan. The brilliant James Smith is currently working on his debut album and his new single 'Got The Love' is a track you really need to get in your ears! Unfortunately, there is no Opposition View or West Ham Women's Section this week, but this is still an episode you don't want to miss! Thanks so much for listening! You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    146: Europa draw, point vs Palace & what a window!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 108:02


    West Ham are still in the Europa League group stage! It's not a dream. And that was proved by Friday's draw when the Hammers were picked to play against Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna. It's an exciting time to be a West Ham fan and even Saturday's slightly disappointing 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace couldn't put a dent in most Hammers' positive vibes. So imagine how they felt when the club actually made three signings in the last week of the transfer window! Kurt Zouma arrived from Chelsea, Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow and Alex Kral from Spartak Moscow. Still no striker but all in all, it was a solid enough window and with Irons fans' expectations on the floor in recent times, there seemed a pretty buoyant mood among the fanbase after Tuesday's deadline. Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Reece Bayliss to discuss all of that and more. There's Palace reaction, Betway charity bets, West Ham Women with the Daily Mail's Kathryn Batte, a quiz and plenty beyond. Thanks so much for listening! You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code WEAREWESTHAM at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    145: Cottee backs PAI and West Ham top the Prem

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 122:26

    WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! That's right, after thrashing Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season, the lads followed it up by THRASHING Leicester City in front of a packed London Stadium on Monday. Two games played. Eight goals scored. Top of the Premier League. WE ARE MASSIVE! What's more, Michail Antonio is now the club's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer, Said Benrahma just keeps getting better and better, and Pablo Fornals put in arguably his best performance in claret & blue (and thankfully his leg isn't broken, either!). So on this week's show, the lads welcome Reece Bayliss to the team as they react to that HUGE win against Leicester and have a pretty difficult time trying to pick their Man of the Match. It was really was that perfect. Also this week, Tony Cottee returns to give us the lowdown on why he's backing PAI Capital's takeover bid, giving us his first official interview since going public with his endorsement of PAI's plans to buy the club, while James and Will spend some time reacting to his interview. We're also joined by Max Matthews - sports journalist and Crystal Palace fans - to preview this Saturday's home clash with Patrick Vieira's side. Can we make it three from three going in to the international break? And as always, the lads discuss their Betway Charity Bets ahead of the Palace game. It's a packed show, full of positivity and anticipation for what's to come under this wonderful era under David Moyes. How could it get even better!? Thanks so much for listening! You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones, and @ReeceWHU83. WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM

    144: Toon, takeover and transfer talk with two hours of Tony (Cottee)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 116:07


    West Ham legend Tony Cottee joins the lads for the ENTIRE two hour show as he steps in as the third member of We Are West Ham.    The Hammers icon opens up about his departure from Sky Sports after 20 years, answers questions surrounding his involvement with the PAI Capital takeover bid, reveals his concerns over the lack of summer transfers and looks ahead to his old club Leicester's visit to the London Stadium on Monday night.   West Ham got their season off to a perfect start with a 4-2 win at St James' Park against Newcastle on Sunday thanks to goals from magic Aaron Cresswell, super Tomas Soucek, silky Said Benrahma and marvellous Michail Antonio.   Will Pugh, James Jones and Tony react to the fantastic win as well as analysing any areas they'd like to see improved.    The Betway charity bets return and the boys have already had a winner! Ans the lads make their selections for the Foxes game.   Having scored 34 goals for Leicester in 100 games between 1997 and 2000, and still working for them now, Tony provides an excellent opposition view and gives a run down of what to expect from Brendan Rodgers' team.   And the show wraps up with a Q&A where Tony answers questions on anything and everything from the boys and the We Are West Ham listeners.   All of that and so much more. It's an absolute corker of an episode. Thanks so much for listening. Philip Beard from PAI Capital's TalkSport interview on Tuesday morning can be found here… Part 1: https://talksport.com/radio/listen-again/1629190800/1629198000/ Part 2: https://talksport.com/radio/listen-again/1629190800/1629199800/ You can follow the podcast here: Twitter: @We Are_West Ham. Facebook: We Are West Ham podcast. Instagram: @WeAreWestHamPod The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, and @ByJamesJones.   WATCH the show and subscribe to We Are West Ham's YouTube channel HERE. And you can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    143: Atalanta at a canter & The Prem is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 101:26


    The We Are West Ham podcast is back! Will Pugh and James Jones said goodbye to Tom Edwards over the summer but say hello to an exciting new Premier League campaign. The boys will be back producing weekly shows with special guests and features as they attempt to take the podcast to new heights in 2021-22. Messrs Gold, Sullivan, Moyes, Rice and Noble et al will hopefully be trying to do the same to West Ham United as they look forward to a fully fledged European campaign. Still no outfield players have been signed, but having gone a full pre-season unbeaten, the players in David Moyes' squad have shown they are willing to do their part even if they are left short of team-mates. Will attended the glorious Betway Cup win over Champions League side Atalanta at London Stadium on Saturday and the boys have a right old debrief. Chad Yeomans presented the trophy to Mark Noble after the game and he dials in to kick-off the first Betway charity bet section of the season. And ahead of West Ham's opening game of the campaign against Newcastle AGAIN, The Athletic's Magpies correspondent Chris Waugh joins in to give the lowdown on the hosts ahead of the opening day clash at St James' Park. Will and Jonesy sum up their pre-season expectations and pick their projected star and flop of the campaign. The West Ham Women segment will return but a little closer to the season. And then the boys say goodbye for another week. Thanks so much for listening. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, and @ByJamesJones. The podcast's Facebook page is here. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. This podcast is sponsored by Football Prizes. Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.     #COYI #WHUFC #WAWH #WEAREWESTHAM


    142: GSB vs PAI (Capital)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 74:57


    Will Pugh and James Jones stop by for their last informal chat of the summer break.    The lads cover West Ham's transfer activity. Stop laughing.  Lingard, Milenkovic, Pereira and Zouma come up. Manuel Lanzini and Conor Coventry's future in the side gets analysed. As does West Ham's goalkeeper situation after Alphonse Areola's arrival. The takeover story involving PAI Capital has developed since the last podcast which the boys evaluate. And they wrap up with a summary of the Irons' pre-season campaign including the Brentford game at their stunning new stadium. Podcasts will be back to weekly from next week when normal service will resume.    Hope everyone's doing ok.    You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, and @ByJamesJones. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #WEAREWESTHAM


    141: Takeover, shmakeover

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 61:59


    Will Pugh and James Jones stop by for another quick chat in the middle of the summer break.    The lads cover England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy at Wembley that Jonesy was lucky enough to attend.   West Ham's wonderful new kit gets a mention as do Michail Antonio, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals' shirt number switches.   The lads run through some of the recent transfer rumours – namely Jesse Lingard's return from Man Utd, Tammy Abraham's potential arrival from Chelsea and the prospective departures of Jarrod Bowen and Issa Diop.   Will also gives a run down of his exclusive story regarding Felipe Anderson's departure to Lazio and the subsequent funds that have been freed up as a result and how the club will have those available to them in negotiations with Declan Rice.   Takeover rumours have surfaced again which the boys evaluate before wrapping up with a summary of the Irons' pre-season friendlies so far.  Podcasts will be every fortnight from here until the beginning of the season when normal weekly service will resume.    Hope everyone's doing ok.    You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, and @ByJamesJones. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #ENGLAND #EURO2020


    140: Mid-summer night's dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 60:35


    Will Pugh and James Jones stop by for a quick chat in the middle of the summer break. The lads cover Jonesy's goal at London Stadium, his ticket to the Euros final and his blue tick on Twitter. England's historic run to the Euro 2020 final gets a mention as does Declan Rice and his future. Podcasts will be every fortnight from here until the beginning of the season when normal weekly service will resume. Hope everyone's doing ok. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, and @ByJamesJones. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #ENGLAND #EURO2020


    139: We're STILL all going on a European tour! - End of season review (Pt 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 57:50


    West Ham are in Europe. That's all we need to say. Will Pugh, Tom Edwards and James Jones join up for the last time this season in person and look back on what has been a phenomenal campaign for the Hammers.  The highlight of this episode is the finale of Name That Game and the boys outlining what they want to see from the club over the summer. Thanks so much for listening this season. We really hope you've enjoyed the pod and we really appreciate every message, review and interaction with you guys. Thanks also to Betway who helped us raise over £12,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund, Isla's Fight and the DT 38 Foundation. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. The podcast is sponsored by FootballPrizes.co.uk.   Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.   #COYI #WHUFC #EUROPEANTOUR


    138: We're all going on a European tour! - End of season review (Pt 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 127:07


    West Ham are in Europe. That’s all we need to say. Will Pugh, Tom Edwards and James Jones join up for the last time this season in person and look back on what has been a phenomenal campaign for the Hammers. The highlight of this episode is undoubtedly the lads handing out the We Are West Ham end of season awards. Thanks so much for listening this season. We really hope you’ve enjoyed the pod and we really appreciate every message, review and interaction with you guys. Thanks also to Betway who helped us raise over £12,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund, Isla’s Fight and the DT 38 Foundation. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. The podcast is sponsored by FootballPrizes.co.uk. Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC #EUROPEANTOUR


    137: Whelming at West Ham

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 89:36


    West Ham failed to beat Brighton on Saturday. Again. It's a pathetic record and the latest installment in the tragic Seagull saga had far bigger ramifications for West Ham's season as it all but killed their Champions League hopes.It turns out that dream officially died just as Will Pugh, Tom Edwards and James Jones wrapped up this podcast as Chelsea beat Leicester at home.Unfortunately after the 1-1 draw at the Amex, the Hammers also made it bloody hard for themselves to qualify for the Europa League as they slipped to seventh behind Tottenham.Spurs still meet Leicester who will be scrapping for their own Champions League spot so it's still all to play for but West Ham HAVE to win their last two to stand a chance at Europa.West Brom and Southampton are left with neither having anything to play for. Jack Rosser from the Evening Standard joins the lads to discuss his beloved Saints' visit to London Stadium on Sunday.The boys make their final Betway charity bets of the season.And Will Pugh is quizmaster for Name That Game.The Sun's Sandra Brobbey dials in one more time to discuss West Ham Women's season officially finishing with a 5-1 FA Cup thrashing at Man City.And the boys wrap up with some final thoughts before a rallying call to drive the Irons to the end of the season.Thanks so much for listening.You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.#COYI #WHUFC


    136: The Italian Allardyce - ft. West Ham icon Martin Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 100:10

    The Champions League dream isn't dead just yet, but it's a lot further away than it was a week ago. Sunday's defeat to Everton and Leicester's win at Old Trafford means a miracle might need to happen for West Ham to secure a top-four spot, but a top-six finish is still well and truly in our sights, which is obviously something we would never have dreamed of at the beginning of the season.It wasn't the worst performance against the Toffees and the Hammers probably didn't deserve to lose in the end, but we now have three huge and winnable games left to finish the season with momentum.On this week's show, the lads take a look back at the Everton performance and are also joined by ex-Hammer Martin Allen, who has plenty to say on the season, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma and what needs to be done in the summer.Also on the show this week, Liam from Albion Analytics joins us to preview Saturday's trip to the AMEX, the lads make their Betway Charity bet selections, Tom is Name That Game Quizmaster and friend of the show and WSL expert, Isabelle Barker, joins us to chat all things West Ham Women.Thanks so much for listening.You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.#COYI #WHUFC

    135: It's now or n-Everton

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 90:20


    West Ham beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on Monday to keep their Champions League dream alive.The Hammers went behind to a Chris Wood (shock) penalty but Michail Antonio returned to the team with a bang as he scored twice to complete West Ham's comeback before half-time.David Moyes' side absolutely dominated the Clarets and should really have scored more but on this occasion, who cares!With the Irons fifth with just four games to go and a real chance of closing the three-point gap on fourth place Chelsea, Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to dare to dream once again.The lads look back at Monday's win, heap praise on Manuel Lanzini and ask: 'Should fans be loving or hating Issa Diop and Said Benrahma?' Tony Scott - host of All Together Now Everton podcast - dials in to look ahead to what could be the first of four historic games for West Ham as the eighth placed Toffees visit the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The boys make their Betway charity bet selections for the game and James Jones takes the hotseat for one of the most shambolic games of Name That Game ever.And finally West Ham Women season ticket holder Michelle returns to celebrate the girls all but securing their WSL survival with a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Sunday.Thanks so much for listening.You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us. #COYI #WHUFC Circus Theme (Ragtime Version) by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    134: What the reffing hell was that?! - ft. Mark Halsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 127:12

    West Ham were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Saturday as their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a severe knock.  The Hammers lack of January transfer activity appears to be catching up with them.  But most of that was forgotten after the game because ten minutes from time referee Chris Kavanagh made the most inexplicable decision ever when he decided to send Fabian Balbuena off for kicking the football during a game of... wait for it... football.  It was a disgrace and a scandal and another knife in the heart of our great game and decisions like it, along with the appalling application of VAR, are ruining our sport.  Former Premier League ref Mark Halsey makes his We Are West Ham debut to give his take on the decision and he does not pull any punches.  Will Pugh, Jame Jones and Tom Edwards are reunited after three weeks where at least one of the lads was absent.  The guys review the Chelsea game in finite detail. The Name That Game quiz returns.  And the boys make their Betway charity bets for the Burnley game before Simon Townley from the Turfcast podcast dials in for the opposition view. West Ham Women season ticket holder Michelle joins to wrap up the show and toast another point for the girls in their push toward WSL survival. Thanks so much for listening. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones. You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham. And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.  Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.  #COYI #WHUFC 

    133: Power to the people - We beat the billionaires

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 136:21

    Has there ever been a crazier 48 hours in football? On Sunday night we were all hit by the bombshell that 12 greedy European football clubs were intending to break away and form a closed-shop European Super League, threatening the very future of the sport as we know it. And then by the time we sat down to record this episode on Tuesday evening, it was all beginning to fall apart as Chelsea and Man City pulled out, Man Utd announced Ed Woodward was going to leave the club and football fans began to celebrate what is increasingly looking like a victory for football and a victory for integrity. All the quick developments on Tuesday evening meant that a lot of it was going on as we were recording, so apologies if it sounds a bit disjointed at times. We tried our very best for it to make it all make sense. On the show this week, we were joined by former West Ham goalkeeper and co-host of the Footy Prime podcast, Craig Forrest, who was very vocal about the ESL on Sunday night and used our chat to blow off some steam about how he feels about the whole thing. Forrest also discussed Lukasz Fabianski’s mistake against Newcastle last weekend and what he thinks the future holds for our No.1. Also this week, The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas joined us for a chat about the ESL, the board and the season so far, and David Chidgey from the Chelsea FanCast helps us preview the weekend’s game against the Blues as well as talking through his views as a fan of one of the ESL clubs. Finally, James and Will chat through their Betway Charity Bets for the Chelsea game and we discuss West Ham Women’s recent two results, including that 11-0 FA Cup win over Chichester City. It’s another action-packed show and well worth a listen as we and the rest of football continue to digest what has happened in football over the last 72 hours. Thanks so much for listening.You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.#COYI #WHUFC

    132: Take a Bowen son

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 88:51


    West Ham beat Leicester in mirror image fashion to last week's victory over Wolves.The Hammers took a 3-0 lead through Jesse Lingard's first-half brace and Jarrod Bowen's strike just after half-time.But in what is rapidly becoming typical fashion, the Irons let the Foxes back in the game and Kelechi Iheanacho's two goals made for a nervy finish.However David Moyes' men held on for a spectacular victory and three points that put them back in fourth and just one point off third placed Leicester with seven games of the season remaining. Will Pugh is joined by Tom Edwards this week to look back on the game as well as looking forward to Saturday's trip to Newcastle. James Jones phoned in sick so it's a two-man show until Jack Rosser from the Evening Standard dials in to give the from-stadium view on the Leicester win.The lads celebrate the biggest win of the season with the Betway charity bets as Jonesy bagged a 40/1 shot to net £2,000 for the DT38 Foundation. Matt Ketch from the Newcastle Chronicle joins to look ahead to West Ham's visit to St James' Park to face the relegation threatened Toon on Saturday lunch time.Will and Tom wrap up the show with a jam-packed West Ham Women section with some huge games approaching.Thanks so much for listening. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @T0m_Edwards and @ByJamesJones.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE at buymeacoffee/com/wearewestham.And you can WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.Do SUBSCRIBE, RATE, SHARE and REVIEW the pod and tell your friends about us.COYI. #WHUFC


    131: All hail Lionel Jesse

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 103:12


    West Ham raced into a 3-0 first-half lead again on Monday night against Wolves at Molinuex. And they almost threw it away for the second week running too. But driven on by captain fantastic Mark Noble and the Mancunian Maradona Jesse Lingard, the Hammers dug deep and only conceded two to walk away with all three points and go fourth in the Premier League with just eight games to go. Will Pugh is back in the hotseat after having surgery last week and is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards as usual. West Ham correspondent Tom Clark from Football London dials in to look back on the Wolves win having covered the game from the stadium.The boys make their selections for the Betway charity bets.  And former show host Jake Watson also joins the lads for the opposition view as West Ham host Leicester on Sunday in a Champions League qualification showdown. Tom plays host for the worst episode of Name That Game in history before the lads rejoice in West Ham Women’s 5-0 thrashing of Reading to lift themselves off the bottom of the WSL. They wrap up with a Fantasy round up before saying goodbye for another week.Thanks so much for listening.You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.And the lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones and @T0m_Edwards.You can support the podcast or buy the lads a beer HERE.Do SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and RATE, SHARE and REVIEW.COYI. #WHUFC


    130: The world's most expensive potato salad?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 68:57

    It's been a relatively quiet international break from a West Ham point of view, but three of our players have still be making headlines on the international stage over the last week or two.Tomas Soucek kicked it all off with a perfect hat-trick in Czech Republic's 6-2 win over Estonia last week, and then Jesse Lingard and Declan Rice put in Man of the Match performances for England against San Marino and Albania respectively. It capped off a wonderful week of international football for our three most in-form players this season, meaning international football has turned claret and blue once again. On this week's show, James steps into the presenting hot seat in Will's absence as he and Tom comb over all the big international break stories. The lads also discuss a handful of transfer rumours involving the club, including the danger of big clubs coming in for Tomas Soucek this summer - just how much is he worth right now!?Also this week, James and Tom are joined by Matt from the Wolves Fancast to preview Monday night's game at Wolves and friend of the show Kathryn Batte calls in to discuss West Ham Women's 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford and their increasingly precarious position at the foot of the WSL league table. All that and loads more this week as we enter a huge few months in the club's history. Can we secure European football or will the season end in bitter disappointment?Thanks so much to all of you for listening, it means the world to us. As mentioned at the beginning of the show, you can now BUY THE BOYS A PINT and support the pod at buymeacoffee.com/wearewestham HERE. You can follow the podcast on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones and @T0m_Edwards. And you can WATCH the show and individual interview clips on We Are West Ham’s YouTube channel HERE. Don’t forget, if you like the pod then SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW. And most importantly, tell your friends about us! #COYI #WHUFC

    129: Pain in the Arsenal - ft. The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 110:27


    West Ham threw away a 3-0, yes THREE NIL, lead against Arsenal on Sunday and ended the game clinging on to a 3-3 draw. Jesse Lingard was one of few bright sparks as the Hammers fell to bits having raced into a convincing lead within 35 minutes. But the outstanding Alexandre Lacazette, Calum Chambers and Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard led the Gunners in their dramatic comeback at the London Stadium.  An irate Will Pugh is joined by a pragmatic James Jones and a freshly shaven Tom Edwards to discuss the draw that felt like a defeat. Will makes a We Are West Ham announcement to mark one year since the boys stopped doing the show as a live radio broadcast and started the podcast from home as a result of lockdown. Top football journalist and West Ham fan Jacob Steinberg from the Guardian dials in to chat to the lads just a week after Tom went after him on Twitter for his post-Man Utd opinions. Jacob defends his views on Said Benrahma and debates whether he is overrated, sticks up for David Moyes in the face of criticism from some fans and predicts whether or not the mighty Irons will finish in Europe this season. The guys look back on their agonisingly close Betway charity bet selections and preview which West Ham players are doing what and going where during the international break. James Jones is in the quizmaster’s seat for the Name That Game quiz with a belter from the early 2010s. And sports journalist and WSL expert Sandra Brobbey from The Sun joins the lads to discuss the excellent news about the WSL’s new broadcast deal.And West Ham Women’s heartbreaking draw with Birmingham that saw the Blues grab a 94th minute equaliser as well as Saturday's game against Man Utd at Old Trafford. Thanks so much to all of you for listening, it means the world to us. As announced in the show, you can now BUY THE BOYS A PINT and support the pod at buymeacoffee.com/wearewestham HERE. You can follow the podcast on Twitter HERE. The lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones and @T0m_Edwards. And you can WATCH the show and individual interview clips on We Are West Ham’s YouTube channel HERE. Don’t forget, if you like the pod then SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW. And most importantly, tell your friends about us! COYI #WHUFC


    128: Holy (balance) sheet! - ft. 1975 FA Cup winner Patsy Holland

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 124:20


    West Ham lost 1-0 at Manchester United on Sunday night and it’s fair to say the reaction to David Moyes’ set up after the game was varied. A particular tweet from The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg suggesting criticism of Moyes was ‘pathetic’ and that perhaps Said Benrahma is not as good as some fans like to think he is was met with fury. Tom Edwards was particularly angry while Will Pugh happened to agree with some of his points.  And this leads to a fiery start to the show with the pair going head to head early on. West Ham’s accounts for the financial year up to May 2020 were also released last week and conveniently wedged between announcements about Mark Noble’s impending departure and Lukasz Fabianski signing a new contract. Football finance expert David Bick joins Will, Tom and James Jones to discuss the headline figures, the impact of Covid, profits and losses, Karren Brady’s potential salary and of course interest charged on loans by David Gold and David Sullivan. The lads make their Betway charity bet selections before Pat Holland - European Cup Winners Cup and FA Cup winner with West Ham and former Arsenal scout – dials in to look ahead to the Gunners’ visit to London Stadium on Sunday.  Will Pugh is the quizmaster for Name That Game. Daily Mail journalist Kathryn Batte joins to discuss the West Ham Women and their WSL relegation battle. And the boys sign off with some final thoughts and a Fantasy Premier League update. Please RATE and SUBSCRIBE if you like what we do. You can follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE.And the boys can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones and @T0m_Edwards.You can also WATCH the show and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel HERE.And please spread the words to your friends and family.COYI #WHUFC


    127: No more Noble - ft. Tracy Tombides

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 122:05


    West Ham legend Mark Noble sent an open letter to Hammers fans on Tuesday confirming he has signed a one-year contract extension at London Stadium but that next season will be his last in claret and blue.Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to discuss Noble's contributions to the club during his 17 year spell with his boyhood club, what the future holds and whether he should have a statue erected in his honour. The Irons beat Leeds 2-0 on Monday night in altogether unconvincing fashion but nonetheless, the three points still keep the East Londoners in the hunt for an unlikely Champions League spot.The lads are also joined by Dylan Tombides' mum and DT38 Foundation founder Tracy for the Betway charity bet section to mark what would have been Dylan's 27th birthday on Monday.Will, Tom and James make their selections for the Manchester United game at Old Trafford on Sunday before sports journalist and Red Devils fan Matt Beadle dials in for the opposition view.Tom Edwards is quizmaster for Name That Game before The Sun's Isabelle Barker breaks down West Ham Women's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea and gives her opinion on whether they'll be relegated from the WSL having dropped to bottom of the league.Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW if you like what we do.You can follow the podcast on Twitter HERE.And the lads can be found @WilliamPugh_, @ByJamesJones and @T0m_Edwards.You can also WATCH us on YouTube HERE.Thanks for listening. COYI #WHUFC


    126: RIP Glenn Roeder ft. John Moncur & Tony Carr

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 119:19


    West Ham fans were rocked by the news of former manager Glenn Roeder's death on from a brain tumour on Sunday aged 65. Glenn managed the Hammers between 2001 and 2003 after initially being appointed as a coach by Harry Redknapp. The Irons finished seventh in his first season in charge but were unfortunately relegated during his second campaign during which he collapsed after a game against Middlesbrough - the first showing of the tumour. Glenn has been fondly remembered by people across the game and Will Pugh, Tom Edwards and James Jones are joined by John Moncur and Tony Carr who played under and worked alongside the Woodford born boss. The pair pay touching tributes to the mild-mannered Roeder. As well as remembering Roeder, the boys look back to the defeat at Man City game and Will and James go head to head over Vladimir Coufal's reaction to the loss. The lads make their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet selections. Leeds fan Kieran Benn from The Sun dials in to give a detailed analysis of his team's visit to London Stadium on Monday night and once again the boys are split down the middle over whether Marcelo Bielsa is as good as people say he is. James is quizmaster for Name That Game. And before saying goodbye the boys look ahead to Chelsea's visit to the West Ham Women on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who listens and downloads every week. Please SUBSCRIBE to the pod and give us a 5* review. Follow We Are West Ham on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And you can find the boys @WilliamPugh_ (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , @ByJamesJones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and @T0m_Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . You can also WATCH the shows and our interviews on YouTube HERE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) ! COYI. #WHUFC This episode is dedicated to Glenn Roeder. RIP.


    125: Ta-ta Tottenham ft. West Ham legend Tony Cottee

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 116:28


    West Ham beat bitter rivals Tottenham 2-1 at London Stadium on Sunday to move FOURTH in the Premier League. FOURTH! Whether the Hammers can cling on to that last Champions League place remains to be seen but these moments have been at least five years in the waiting since the move from Upton Park and every West Ham fan deserves to enjoy them. Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to revel in the glow of a victory over Spurs and also to chat just how far this team can go under David Moyes. The boys heap praise on Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal, Jesse Lingard, Lukasz Fabianski and David Moyes after a win that meant so much to the team and the fans. West Ham’s legendary former striker Tony Cottee dials in for an exclusive interview to celebrate, reminisce and look ahead to the Irons’ visit to Man City. And he also calls on the club to extend Mark Noble’s contract for another year to ensure he gets a proper send off from fans. The lads make their picks for this week’s Betway (https://twitter.com/betway?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) charity bets after Tom came agonisingly close against Spurs. And Man City fan Ste Tudor joins the lads to look ahead to Saturday’s clash with the Hammers at the Etihad.  Will is in the hot-seat for popular quiz Name That Game.  And the lads reflect on a quiet week for the West Ham Women. Thanks very much for listening. Please SUBSCRIBE to the pod if you like what we do, give us five stars and leave us a nice review. You can follow the podcast on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/weare_westham?lang=en) . The lads’ tweets can be seen @WilliamPugh_ (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , @ByJamesJones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and @T0m_Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . And you can WATCH and SUBSCRIBE to We Are West Ham on YouTube HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) COYI. #WHUFC


    124: Champions League planning - ft. Hammers Utd & West Ham Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 98:44


    West Ham beat Sheffield United 3-0 at London Stadium without getting out of third gear on Monday night. Declan Rice coolly dispatched a penalty after Jesse Lingard was wiped out and then tried to take the spot kick ahead of Dec. The Hammers briefly went fourth before Chelsea's win a few hours later but once again things are hunky dory in East London. Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to plan the European tour for next season which is definitely going to happen and the lads decide which of Europe's giants they want to face in the group stage. Iconic mastermind of West Ham's alternative commentary Twitter account 'West Ham Clips' (https://twitter.com/WestHamClips) joins the lads for an EXCLUSIVE interview and to place a Betway (https://twitter.com/betway?s=20) charity bet. And Andy Byrne from West Ham's biggest supporter group Hammers Utd (https://twitter.com/HammersUnited2) dials in for a chat to discuss many things happening at the club right now including the fan survey undertake by Andy's group. Daily Mirror sports journalist and Tottenham fan Alex Milne features to look ahead to Sunday's massive London derby with Spurs. Tom hosts Name That Game and the lads wrap up with another discussion of a defeat for West Ham Women. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW if you like what we do and just let your friends know about us. Follow the podcast on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . The lads can be found on Twitter here.... Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . And you can watch the show and subscribe to our YouTube channel here. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) COYI. #WHUFC


    123: Cupsetting scenes at Man Utd

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 100:17


    West Ham crashed out of this year's FA Cup in frustrating fashion with a 1-0 extra-time defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The lack of strikers and the club's dereliction of duty by failing to sign one in January came back to bite the Hammers almost straight away as Andriy Yarmolenko failed to cut it in Michail Antonio's absence and youngster Ademipo Odubeko was given a chance off the bench only to be hooked again soon after. An irate Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards straight after the final whistle to wallow in each other's misery and rue the club's lack of ambition in the transfer market. Said Benrahma gets a hammering while the boys take time to praise the positive performances by Fabianski, Craig Dawson and Ben Johnson. The lads also look back to the Mike Dean/ Tomas Soucek farcical situation at the end of the dross 0-0 draw at Fulham. The remarkable win at Aston Villa also comes up as there were three games between podcasts over the last week before focus switches to next Monday's Carlos Tevez derby showdown with Sheffield United at London Stadium. James brings a blast from the past to the table for Name That Game. And he also had a winning Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet for the Villa game. The lads make their selections for the Blades' visit before the Travelling Blade dials in for the opposition view. The Sun's Sandra Brobbey joins to dissect a grim week for West Ham Women after their thrashing at Chelsea in the League Cup and the underwhelming 1-1 draw at Matt Beard's Bristol City in the WSL. Please SUBSCRIBE to the pod and like, share and review on social media and your chosen pod platforms. Also spread the word to your friends. That helps the most. You can follow the We Are West Ham podcast on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And the lads can be found at @WilliamPugh_ (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , @byJamesJones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and @T0m_edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . You can also WATCH the shows as well as extra bonus content by SUBSCRIBING to We Are West Ham on YouTube HERE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) . COYI #WHUFC


    122: January transfer win-doh! - ft WHUISA chair Sue Watson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 139:21


    West Ham failed to sign a striker as the January transfer window slammed shut AND lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool in the space of a week. But the Hammers are still fifth in the Premier League – such is the rollercoaster nature of this football season. As James Jones wrote it in his SunSport article on Tuesday: 'Given how West Ham’s season is going so far, it feels weird to be moaning'. But moan the lads certainly do this week as David Moyes’ squad was left threadbare up front with just Michail Antonio and his fragile hamstrings left to score the goals needed to push the Hammers into Europe. Will Pugh is joined by James and Tom Edwards to chat the complete lack of new strikers, the somewhat underwhelming signing of Jesse Lingard on loan from Man Utd and the Liverpool defeat. Chair of the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association Sue Watson joins the lads for an exclusive interview to discuss the group’s role on the newly formed Independent Supporters Committee, her stance on #GSBOut and WHUISA's feud with Karren Brady. Two of the lads’ all time favourite opposition view guests join to look ahead to West Ham's two games before next week’s episode.  TV presenter and Aston Villa fan Tim Warwood dials in complete with a voice note from Uncle Ron to chat Wednesday night’s game at Villa Park. And sports journalist, Fulham fan and friend of the show Isabelle Barker speaks to Will about her team’s chances at Craven Cottage on Saturday as well as giving the run down on the West Ham Women. The boys make their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet selections. Will is quizmaster for Name That Game as James looks to scrape himself off the bottom of the table. And there’s a brief Fantasy Premier League update at the end. Please SUBSCRIBE, SHARE and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if you like what we do. You can follow the podcast on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . WATCH the shows and much more bonus content on our YOUTUBE channel HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) And follow the lads on Twitter here.. Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . COYI #WHUFC


    121: King Soucek destroys Palace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 110:15


    West Ham are FOURTH in the Premier League. That’s right, if the season finished now, David Moyes’ men would qualify for the Champions League. After going down to Wilfried Zaha’s early goal at Crystal Palace, the Hammers bounced back in emphatic fashion thanks to a brace from Tomas Soucek and a powerful header from Craig Dawson. Michy Batshuayi got a late consolation but the ref blew the whistle to send the boys back to East London with a 3-2 win. Will Pugh is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to revel in the Hammers’ fifth win on the bounce including Saturday’s 4-0 FA Cup thrashing of Doncaster. A trip to Old Trafford to face Man Utd in the fifth round awaits as the boys muse over the club’s chances of success this season. Football journalist Mark Flanagan joins the lads to look ahead to Liverpool’s visit to London Stadium on Sunday. The boys make their weekly Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet selections for the Reds game and update listeners on Isla Caton’s progress who started a round of chemotherapy this week. Will chatted to Nikki and Isla on Monday as the brave six-year-old started her latest round of chemotherapy and that interview can be heard at the end of the podcast. Tom is quizmaster for Name That Game. And the guys wrap up the show with a West Ham Women update after the girls reached the Conti Cup semi-final with a 3-0 win over Durham. Thanks to all our listeners who download the pod week in, week out.  Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the pod and leave us a review. You can WATCH the shows and special bonus footage on our YouTube channel HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw?view_as=subscriber) And you can follow the podcast and the lads on Twitter here… We Are West Ham Podcast (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) , Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) , Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . COYI. #WHUFC You can donate to Isla Caton's JustGiving page here (https://t.co/1mD1Au48fF?amp=1) .


    120: The murky world of West Ham's finances - Ft. football finance expert Kieran Maguire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 122:35


    West Ham are massive. Two wins in four days. Six games unbeaten. Four wins in a row in all competitions. Seventh in the league.  West Ham are MASSIVE! In what is fast becoming another memorable season in our great club's history, David Moyes has transformed us into a dodgy, weak and unpredictable relegation battling outfit to a strong, resolute, consistent and hard to beat side battling for European qualification. All that in just over a year! Of course, it's still early days and we are playing in unsual circumstances with COVID still very much playing a part in the way football is played both on and off the pitch. But we're beginning to see real progress under Moyes. On this week's bumper show, recording straight after the 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday night, James Jones, Will Pugh and Tom Edwards dissect the side's fantastic form, look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup 4th Round clash v. Doncaster and, in a huge and very insightful interview, chat about West Ham's finances with football finance expert Kieran Maguire. Kieran reveals what he thinks are the reasons behind the recent appointment of new directors, gives a pretty heartbreaking view on a potential sale of the club in the near future and discusses the ins and outs of recent transfers, the severe financial impact of COVID on the club and much, much more. This really is a must-watch interview! Please SUBSCRIBE to the pod and like, rate and share our stuff. Tell your friends about us. And WATCH us and subscribe to our YouTube channel here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) . You can also follow We Are West Ham on Twitter (https://twitter.com/weare_westham?lang=en) . And the lads’ individual accounts can be found here: Will (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) , Tom (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . #COYI #WHUFC


    119: Haller-lujah, he's gone! - ft. The Ribman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 100:28


    West Ham battled through to the FA Cup fourth round by beating Stockport County 1-0 on a boggy Edgeley Park pitch that would have made some Sunday league teams turn their noses up. Craig Dawson leaped like a salmon to nod home the 83rd minute winner after David Moyes’ men had huffed and puffed all night against the deep and well organised National League side. Hammers fans finally said Au Revoir to Sebastien Haller who left for Ajax in a £20-25million deal. There were very few people sad to see the disappointing Frenchman leave but there was barely a dry eye among West Ham fans when the club announced Robert Snodgrass had left for West Brom. Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) is joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards to discuss all of that and more as the Irons approach the midway point of what is undoubtedly a make or break month. The boys are also joined by Mark Gevaux – more commonly known as the Ribman – who pulls no punches as he gives his unfiltered views on the club’s board and their transfer activity.  David Sullivan and David Gold appointed new directors at West Ham this week – Sullivan’s son Jack and current partner were two of them. Tom gives the run down on the long list of strikers the Hammers are being linked with and the lads have a general chat about West Ham transfer news. Name That Game is back in dramatic fashion with one of the guys having an absolute mare. West Ham’s women had ANOTHER game postponed because of Covid-19 as their trip to Man City was axed. But the lads discuss other comings and goings before giving details on the New Year shirt giveaway. James reads out some outstanding reviews including a list of belting comparisons between the lads and some current players. Please SUBSCRIBE to the pod and like, rate and share our stuff. Tell your friends about us. And WATCH us and subscribe to our YouTube channel here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) . You can also follow We Are West Ham on Twitter (https://twitter.com/weare_westham?lang=en) . And the lads’ individual accounts can be found here: Will (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) , Tom (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . COYI. #WHUFC Please be aware there is some swearing in this episode.


    118: Potato Salad, Old Cliches and New Year optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 92:32


    Happy New Year to all of our listeners across the globe - this is our first episode of 2021 as we look to put 2020 well behind us and vow never to speak of it ever again. After ending the previous year with a bit of a whimper, David Moyes' men entered the new year in style by rocking up at Goodison Park and winning 1-0, courtesy of a late Tomas Soucek own goal. And if you didn't love the big man enough by now, he then confessed his love for potato salad during his post-match interview. What a guy. On this week's show, James Jones, Will Pugh and Tom Edwards mull over that Everton win, briefly touch on the draws with Brighton and Southampton, discuss the rumoured return of Marko Arnautovic, thrash out their views on the upcoming FA Cup 3rd Round tie with Stockport County and, of course, compete in the brilliant Name That Game quiz. Can you count how many times James uses old and tired cliches to describe the FA Cup? This week's opposition view is Russ from the Scarf Bergara Wore podcast, who chats with Will ahead of West Ham's FA Cup journey gets underway at Edgeley Park on Monday night. Also this week, WSL expert and sports journalist Isabelle Barker joins the lads to discuss West Ham Women's appointment of Olli Harder as the new manager, as well as their chances of beating giants Man City in the WSL this coming weekend. And finally, the lads chat about their Fantasy Premier League progress as Will bathes in accidental success, James wallows in accidental failure and Tom climbs off the bottom of the table for the first time in weeks. As always, it's a cracker of a show and a superb one to kick 2021 off in style. Don't forget to subscribe on whichever platform you're listening on, give us a lovely review and SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . And please tell your friends about us if you think we're worth it - we really do appreciate the support! You can follow us all on Twitter here, as well.  We Are West Ham (https://twitter.com/weare_westham?lang=en) , Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . #COYI #WHUFC


    117: A year of progress on and off the pod – 2020 in review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 91:47


    West Ham finished 2020 with somewhat of a whimper but the We Are West Ham boys go out with a bang. In order to have a break over the festive period, Will Pugh was joined by James Jones and Tom Edwards for one last time in 2020 to pre-record a full review of the Hammers’ fortunes on and off the pitch over the last 12 months. The episode was recorded before West Ham’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea so the boys were still in the dark about the wet fashion 2020 ended on the pitch. However, there is plenty covered from David Moyes’ appointment at the end of December 2019, the thousands strong #GSBOut protest against David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady, coronavirus changing football beyond recognition and the recent surge towards to the European places.  Thanks so much to everyone who has listened and contributed to the We Are West ham podcast in 2020.  We really appreciate every single listen, download, rating, review and subscription. And we hope you all continue to support us in 2020. You can follow us on Twitter here. We Are West Ham (https://twitter.com/weare_westham?lang=en) , Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) . And you can WATCH and SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) here. Happy New Year everyone! COYI #WHUFC


    116: Sitting on a Noble shaped fence

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 73:42


    In the last proper episode of 2020, the We Are West Ham boys are faced with the reality that maybe, just maybe, it's time to finally call time on Mark Noble's place in the starting XI. Of course, he's been a wonderful servant for the club, making over 520 first-team appearances and becoming a legend in the making, but his inclusion in the team to face Chelsea this week baffled most fans and while he didn't particularly play badly, some believe he didn't exactly benefit David Moyes' side either. Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) believes Moyes' decision to play Noble was a strange one while Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) is understanding of the reasons behind selecting the skipper over Said Benrahma. James Jones (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , on the other hand, sees both sides as he desperately tries (and fails) to sit firmly on his Noble shaped fence. Also on this week's show, the lads react to the draw v. Crystal Palace and the defeat at Chelsea, they discuss the Hammers' latest signing, mull over the Brighton game on the 27th and look back on the season so far for the West Ham Women team. There's also an absolute spanking dished out in Name That Game as James takes the quizmaster hot seat this week! As always, it's an action-packed show as the lads bring 2020 to a much needed close with yet another brilliant episode. Oh and we've even included a lovely blooper at the beginning for you, courtesy of Will Pugh! While this is the last proper episode of 2020, keep an eye out next week for our 2020 Review episode, where the lads take a look back at West Ham's calendar year, starting with David Moyes' first game back in charge, and finishing just before the Chelsea defeat. James, Will and Tom are taking a well earned week off from recording, but the 2020 Year Review will still be out next week to ensure you can get your We Are West Ham fix before we finally wave goodbye to a woeful 2020 and welcome in a hopefully much more promising 2021. Merry Christmas to all of our listeners around the world - it's a pleasure to be able to at least try and keep you all entertained on a weekly basis and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us and sticking with us this year. Much more to come from us in 2021!! Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW the podcast if you like what we do. Follow us on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . WATCH all of our shows on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . And please tell your friends all about us. COYI. #WHUFC


    115: 'Someone's robbing your house' ft. Martin Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 97:35


    West Ham United are sixth in the Premier League after 12 games. The Hammers had an extremely tough start to the season but David Moyes' men have come out the other side of it smelling like roses. Tomas Soucek and Angelo Obgonna's headers helped the boys to another fantastic win at Leeds on Friday - West Ham's first comeback win after going a goal down away for two years. Crystal Palace visit London Stadium on Wednesday - a game which will unfortunately be back behind closed doors after Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock decided to put London back into coronavirus tier 3. And Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) and James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) are back to discuss it all as well as look ahead to the Chelsea game on Monday night. West Ham cult hero Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen also dials in to give his view on the Hammers' excellent run of recent form. And the former midfielder does not pull any punches when asked for his thoughts on Sebastien Haller and Tottenham! Palace fan and sports journalist Max Mathews gives the Opposition View. The Betway Charity Bets are back, Will is quiz-master for Name That Game and of course the boys wrap up the show with the West Ham Women segment. Having beaten Bristol City 4-0 and news of a new manager on the horizon, things are looking up for the girls. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW the podcast if you like what we do. Follow us on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . WATCH all of our shows on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . And please tell your friends all about us. COYI. #WHUFC


    114: A VARy embarrassing linesman ft. Matty Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 114:53


    So we all came crashing down to earth on Saturday night when our impressive run of form was ended in quite controversial fashion by Man United and VAR.   We didn't help ourselves with all those missed chances, particularly in the first half, but that shambolic VAR decision that led to Paul Pogba's leveler set the tone for the rest of the game.   But there are still loads of positives to take from that 3-1 defeat as we head into to a huge Friday night clash with Leeds at Elland Road - a win there takes us back into 5th, a draw would at least keep us firmly in the top 10.   And that's the crux of this week's episode as James Jones and Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) go it alone with Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0M_EDWARDS) , who couldn't get himself out of work in time for the recording. The lads discussed the Man United game in depth - what did they blame for the defeat?    Also on this week's episode; James and Will discuss their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) Charity Bets ahead of the weekend, Will chats to Darren Harper from the LS11 Leeds United podcast, the boys mull over West Ham Women’s narrow defeat to Chelsea and, at the very end, Will catches up with former Hammers winger Matty Taylor, who recalls his memories of playing with the late Papa Bouba Diop at both West Ham and Portsmouth.   There’s no Name That Game this week due to Tom’s absence, but that will of course return next week as James looks to extend his points lead at the top.   It is of course yet another packed show! SUBSCRIBE, SHARE and REVIEW if you like what We Are West Ham (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) do and tell your friends. WATCH the show on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) .   Up the Hammers! #COYI #WHUFC  


    113: Our guardian Angelo ft. Wally Downes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 132:11


    West Ham fans were saddened to learn about the death of Papa Bouba Diop on Sunday. The Senegalese - or 'The Wardrobe' as he was known - played for the Hammers for just a year in the 2011-12 season but was well liked and immediately gained the respect of his team-mates for his kind nature and outstanding attitude in training. Former Hammers assistant manager Wally Downes was Sam Allardyce's No 2 during Diop's year at the club and Downes dialled in from Jamaica to speak to Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) about his first hand experiences with the gentle giant. Ex-Wimbledon man Downes also told tails of his time at Upton Park under Big Sam and Avram Grant. Chad from Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) joined Will, James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0M_EDWARDS) to celebrate their HUGE charity bet wins after TWO winning selections in Monday's narrow victory against Aston Villa. One of the boys even nailed a 25/1 shot bagging a whopping £1,250 for his charity! The lads dissect the crazy win against Villa that sent the Hammers fifth. The Sun's Manchester United correspondent Neil Custis joined the guys to preview the Red Devils' visit to London Stadium on Saturday night. Name That Game is back and the lads discuss Matt Beard's new social pursuits having left his role as West Ham Women manager last month. Packed show. SUBSCRIBE, SHARE and REVIEW if you like what We Are West Ham (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) do and tell your friends. WATCH the show on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . Up the Hammers! #COYI #WHUFC


    112: John Lyall will sort it ft. Boys of '86 legend Frank McAvennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 92:00


    West Ham put the Blades to the sword with a thoroughly professional performance on Sunday thanks to a goal from under pressure frontman Sebastien Haller.  The Hammers could have had more if it wasn't for Jarrod Bowen's indecision and Tomas Soucek's missed sitter.  And Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) discuss all of that and more as the lads are joined by West Ham's iconic Boys of '86 striker Frank McAvennie to give his views on the Hammers' current situation.  Frank was Tony Cottee's famous strike partner in the club's most successful season to date with the pair bagging a staggering 46 league goals between them as West Ham finished third. The Scot gives his views on David Moyes, Haller, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals as well as his predictions for next Monday's game against Aston Villa.  And of course it would be criminal of the lads to let Frank go without asking him about his time at the club and boy did he deliver.  Some hilarious and engaging anecdotes about his time in East London including a belter about iconic manager John Lyall.  TV presenter and Aston Villa fan Tim Warwood also dialed in to talk Villa's visit to the London Stadium next Monday.  The Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) Charity bet section was back as always before a very tough round of Name That Game. And to wrap up, after Matt Beard left as manager of West Ham's Women team last week, the lads were joined by Geoff Longhurst - dad of West Ham Women's midfielder Kate Longurst and lifelong Hammers fan for the inside track on Matt's departure.  Please leave us a REVIEW and RATE and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and our YouTube channel if you like what we do. And also just tell your friends about us. WATCH the show on YouTube HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw) Up the Hammers. #COYI #WHUFC


    111: Pre-Blades Birthday Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 93:55


    West Ham didn't have a game last week as it was the international break but several Hammers stars jetted off across the world to play for their countries. Declan Rice was involved in both Belgium's goals in England's Nations League defeat but he is still the best midfielder in the world. And Andriy Yarmolenko tested positive for coronavirus while away with Ukraine. Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) is joined by James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) to discuss all of those issues and much more ahead of the return of Premier League action this weekend. The Irons travel to 'Tevez-gate' rivals Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon and the lads make their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet selections ahead of the fixture. The Sun's northern football correspondent Oscar Paul also dials in for the opposition view ahead of the Blades clash. Before the Daily Mail's Kathryn Batte joins to discuss the West Ham Women and their disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Brighton on Sunday. Name That Game is back as ever and Will spends a lot of the episode sulking with his former mates James and Tom who failed to wish him a happy birthday last Friday. Please RATE, SUBSCRIBE and follow (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) if you like what we do. And tell your friends about us. WATCH on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . #COYI #WHUFC


    110: Is it even possible to be angry after a win? - Featuring Tony Gale

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 89:30


    Is anyone still giggling to themselves about Ademola Lookman's hilarious attempt at a Panenka last weekend? Surely it has to be the worst penalty to have been taken in Premier League history, but it means we were able to come away with what some consider to be a very fortunate three points last weekend. The first half wasn't bad but the second half was poor, as we ran out of ideas to break Scott Parker's side down, and it almost cost us.  And that's the stance Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) is taking this week. Despite the win, Will is angry with the performance, Said Benrahma's 'unprofessionalism' in giving away the penalty and James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) ' view that you just can't be upset with a win. The latter definitely making Will a lot angrier than he should be. So this episode has a lot of James and Will completely disagreeing with each other, which always makes for fun listening, while Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) sits back and refuses to get involved. The big interview this week is with West Ham icon Tony Gale, who joined the lads to discuss the Fulham game, the impact Moyes has had on the team, Declan Rice and so much more! Also on the show, the lads discuss their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) Charity Bets from last weekend, WSL journalist (and upset Fulham fan) Isabelle Barker dials in to chat all things West Ham Women and Tom Edwards takes the quizmaster hotseat for Name That Game. Please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast. FOLLOW us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And WATCH the shows on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw?view_as=subscriber) Tell your friends if you like what we do and please leave a review. #WHUFC #COYI


    109: Is Haller a 'dying giraffe'? - ft. Craig Forrest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 135:38


    West Ham narrowly lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Pablo Fornals gave the Hammers an early lead before Mo Salah scored a penalty he won by flinging himself to the floor after a slight touch by HRH King Arthur Masuaku. Diogo Jota got a late winner and after the game Irons fans tripped over themselves to point the finger of blame. Sebastien Haller got some stick, so did Masuaku but the main anger was directed at VAR for awarding the soft pen. And Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) , James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) are joined by West Ham cult hero - former goalkeeper Craig Forrest (https://twitter.com/craigforrest1) to decide who was to blame for the defeat. Ex-Canadian international Forrest shares some hilarious and insightful anecdotes about some iconic Hammers of the past including Harry Redknapp, Paolo Di Canio, John Moncur and Neil Ruddock. Joe Sansom from the Fulhamish podcast dials in to look ahead to Saturday's game against the West Londoners at London Stadium. Jonesey takes the hotseat for Name That Game. And the lads of course place their Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bets before touching base with the West Ham Women. Please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast. FOLLOW us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And WATCH the shows on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGub_tMpawm0U0YJhNTA8Lw?view_as=subscriber) Tell your friends if you like what we do and please leave a review. #WHUFC #COYI


    108: New contracts for everyone! - with legend Tony Cottee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 101:20

    Take yourself back to after the Newcastle defeat and remember how you felt before that horrid run of fixtures that followed. Horrible, wasn't it? But what was all the fuss about? We've only lost once in the league since then and have instead played like what we can only describe as a proper looking football team. For once. So it's positivity all around as we take eight points from our opening six fixtures into a tough trip to Anfield, but when you've avoided defeat against top sides like Man City, Wolves and Leicester beforehand, facing the Premier League champions doesn't seem so difficult. James (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones?s=20) and Will (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_?s=20) aren't joined by Tom this week, as he's been at a family wedding in Portugal, but they did manage to sub in a late, yet pretty special replacement. None other than West Ham legend and ex-goal machine Tony Cottee! Cottee joined the lads for the bulk of this week's episode, where he gives his views on the season so far, demands new contracts for two people at the club in particular and has a go at raising some money with the Betway (https://twitter.com/betway?s=20) Charity bets! Please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast if you don't already and a big hello to all our new listeners. Follow us on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) and WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube here (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . This episode really isn't one to be missed! #COYI #WHUFC

    107: There really 'Ain't nobody like Lanzini'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 96:20


    Manuel Lanzini is already a favourite among West Ham fans but on Sunday night as the clock ticked down to zero at Tottenham's new stadium, he cemented his place in Hammers history with one of the greatest goals you will ever see. 3-0 down with ten minutes remaining at the home of their bitter rivals and with hope seemingly lost, West Ham battled back to draw 3-3 thanks to Fabian Balbuena, an own-goal from Davinson Sanchez and an absolute screamer from La Joya - The Jewel - Lanzini. It was a feeling you want to last forever, and Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_?s=20) is joined by James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones?s=20) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0M_EDWARDS?s=20) to try and drag the ecstasy out a little bit longer on this week's We Are West Ham podcast. West Ham's legendary former academy director Tony Carr joins the lads to discuss the famous performance at Tottenham, Declan Rice's rise to the top and his memories of Dylan Tombides whose foundation James is raising money for this season. One of the lads celebrated a Betway (https://twitter.com/betway?s=20) charity bet win in the Spurs game and Tony joined the boys in placing another for this weekend's visit of Manchester City. Ste Tudor from the 93:20 pod dialled in for the opposition view and Will took the quizmaster's mantle this week in nostalgic quiz Name That Game. The boys of course wrapped up the show with the West Ham Women segment and a hilarious middle name game after the Hammers' Premier League squad was announced on Tuesday night. Please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast if you don't already and a big hello to all our new listeners. Follow us on Twitter HERE (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) and WATCH the show and subscribe to our YouTube here (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . What a week. COYI. #WHUFC Audio credit: West Ham United official Twitter (https://twitter.com/WestHam/status/1317933471155834882?s=20) .


    106: A transfer strategy to cure insomnia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 83:25


    With the international break behind us, the lads turn their attention this week to arguably our biggest game of the season - Spurs away! But that's not before James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) , Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) address all the big talking points of the last seven days, of which there have been many. Firstly, and most importantly, James addresses a rather hilariously harsh review from one of our dear listeners, which has given him the inspiration to take the government's recent advice and retrain for a completely different career altogether. And then the lads discuss the recent arrival of defensive powerhouse Craig Dawson, the confusing pursuit of Brentford's Said Benrahma, Declan Rice's impressive performance for England V. Belgium and, of course, look ahead to this weekend's big London derby. Plus lots, lots more! Also this week... - Chad from Betway joins the team to talk through the week's Betway Charity Bet Selections, while also making a very kind gesture following James and Tom's Leicester heartbreak. - The Athletic's Tottenham Correspondent, Charlie Eccleshare, discusses the chances of Gareth Bale making his second Spurs debut this weekend (and obligatory goal, no doubt). - The Sun's football reporter and WSL expert, Isabelle Barker, reviews the Hammers' recent defeat to Everton, Matt Beard's future as West Ham Women's boss and looks ahead to the big clash with Man United this Sunday. Please like, rate and subscribe if you like what we do. Follow We Are West Ham on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And WATCH the shows on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . #COYI #WHUFC


    105: Repka and Schemmel's love child

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 95:56


    West Ham pulled off one of the most complete performances from a Hammers team in recent memory when they went to Leicester and thrashed the Premier League leaders 3-0 on Sunday. The win came off the back of a defeat at Everton in the League Cup and a fantastic 4-0 league win over Wolves. Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) is joined by James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) to revel in the Irons' newly found excellent league form and the lads swing between the desire to get carried away or heed the urge to let it all go and be depressed about West Ham's totally shambolic transfer window. David Sullivan assured fans the fury inducing sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom would fund investments in other areas of David Moyes' squad. But shock, horror, the only man to arrive is £5million Czech right-back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague. One of the lads won the first Betway (https://twitter.com/betway) charity bet of the season and 'Name that Game' heats up with a ferocious battle between Tom and Will. The Athletic's West Ham correspondent Roshane Thomas dials in with acute insight into how hard West Ham really tried in the transfer market. And the boys discuss much more including Felipe Anderson, Jack Wilshere, Harry Redknapp, King Arthur Masuaku and the West Ham Women. Please like, rate and subscribe if you like what we do. Follow We Are West Ham on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WeAre_WestHam) . And WATCH the shows on YouTube HERE (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . Audio credit: West Ham United Twitter (https://twitter.com/WestHam/status/1313479124879585281?s=20) . COYI #WHUFC


    104: God save the King (Arthur)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 110:31


    We all know supporting West Ham really is exasperating, but even more so when they put in incredible performances against the likes of Wolves at a time when all hope and confidence is at rock bottom. Why can't we do that every week!? That 4-0 victory over a very good Wolves side (albeit very poor on the day) might just kickstart our season, but at the very least it gives us a very good insight into what this David Moyes side is capable of on its day - just imagine how good we could be if Dave is able to convince Sullivan to sign some better players before the transfer deadline. This is an unexpectedly bumper show where the lads discuss all sorts of big (and small) topics surrounding the club. That Wolves win, King Arthur's return to form, the Carabao Cup trip to Everton, transfer rumours, David Sullivan's talkSPORT interview and much more is on the agenda on this episode, as well as the new Name That Game Quiz. There's also the Betway Charity Bets as James Jones (https://twitter.com/ByJamesJones) , Will Pugh (https://twitter.com/WilliamPugh_) and Tom Edwards (https://twitter.com/T0m_Edwards) discuss a third week of losing selections, although they are getting closer to raising some money for their nominated charities. They're are also joined by Sun journalist and Leicester City fan, Josh Jones, who gives us some insight into a rampant Foxes side ahead of Sunday's clash at the King Power, while they also discuss West Ham Women captain Gilly Flaherty's very open, brave and inspirational admission that she attempted to take her own life 10 years ago. Once again, it's a huge and action-packed show with plenty of talking points covered. As always please REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE if you like what we do. And you can now WATCH the show on YouTube here (https://t.co/BerkadaUal?amp=1) . #COYI #WHUFC Audio Credit: BBC Three (https://twitter.com/bbcthree/status/1307771511785189376) & West Ham United Women


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