Dawud Marsh's Photo Diary

Late Ayew Goal Snatches Victory for Palace at London Stadium


Dawud Marsh's Photo Diary

Yarmolenko and Cresswell Secure Victory Over Man United


Dawud Marsh's Photo Diary

Haller Shines as Hammers Beat Struggling Norwich

Firstly, I just wanted to welcome everyone back to the new season. I am sorry that I missed the first two games this season but I was away in Mauritius for August and literally came off the plan on Saturday and went straight to the game after travelling for almost a day and not getting much sleep. But I must say it was well worth the effort. Hopefully my photos capture some of the match day experience of what was a fantastic match. Looking forward to capturing a successful season for the Hammers this season.


Dawud Marsh's Photo Diary

Photo Diary 2018-19 Season Review Part 3: The Players

Manuel Pellegrini is already ringing the changes with new Spanish goalkeeper Roberto, signing on a free as the popular Adrian leaves, along with Carroll and Nasri and there will no doubt be more players on their way out. The big question will be who will we sign to replace and hopefully improve our squad for the coming season? Well, whilst we wait for the excitement of the transfer window to unfold here is a timely reminder of the players who have excited, frustrated, entertained – on and off the pitch at times and caused us to shout and scream with joy and celebrate as well as give us high blood pressure and make us use a few choice words we no doubt will be repeating again next season. Some of those featured here will not be wearing the claret and blue next season, and some we can’t wait to see walk onto the pitch wearing the new kit, which I think is looking pretty cool. Oh, and we got to honour West Ham legend Billy Bonds – as well as seeing some other ex-players on a match day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and wonderful words and feedback. I am always touched by those who take the time to comment and so glad that readers enjoy my match day photo diaries.


Dawud Marsh's Photo Diary

Photo Diary 2018-19 Season Review Part 2 The Passion

The second part of my end of season review is focused on the fans – those who travel from far and wide to watch the team in all weathers, families, individuals, groups, from the young to the not so young – disparate people coming together to form a family filled with a shared passion. From the songs and chants as you enter the stadium to the cheers, calls, shouts and exasperations as we follow the fortunes of the players on the pitch throughout the season. We celebrate the highs, those wins that we long for, to commiserations as another game slips through our fingers and we analyse tactics, players performances and the what ifs. Its what makes it a home for me, filled with those who come and make the atmosphere what it is at times – although there are plenty of occasions when you wonder if we have a voice. I actually find it quite emotional to say good bye to those around me as the season draws to a close, hoping to see my family again next season.


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