I thought I’d bring you up to date with some news of new columnists for the coming season… I want to introduce a little new blood to the site as well as welcome back a couple of names you might know from the past. We’re going to aim to have two posts per day – at 8am and 5pm.
Zaman Siddiqui will no longer be writing for the site, and Dan Coker is taking over the running of the WHTID Facebook page and Twitter account @WestHamTil. I’d quite like to recruit another match reporter, ideally someone who goes to away games too. David Hautzig will continute to write his match summaries but unfortunately US TV isn’t broadcasting all our games, so he may miss a few.
I’m very pleased to report that Sean Whetstone will be writing a weekly Sunday evening column, with S J Chandos returning on Wednesdays. David Blackmore, editor of Blowing Bubbles magazine will start a new Wednesday afternoon column in September. Tony Hanna will be musing on a Tuesday morning with Blind Hammer taking the Thursday morning slot. The excellent HamburgHammer will continue to entertain us on a Monday morning to get the week off to a good start.
Some of you long term readers will remember GoatyGav. He’s returning with a Thursday afternoon column, while newcomer Jeff Gayle will take over Friday evening interviews with other teams’ bloggers.
I will continue doing the match day columns and write the odd blog here and there too.
We’ll also be posting irregular columns from Michael Brook, RapidHammer, Bobby Shovels and Mike Ireson. I haven’t given up on trying to persuade Iron Liddy to return to writing her epic epistles, either!
I’d still love to have weekly columnists covering the Under 23 side and also West Ham Ladies.
Let me know if you, or someone you know, might like to write for us. Just email me with an idea and we can take it from there.
UPDATE: In addition I am delighted to announce that Dawud Marsh will be posting a photo diary of our home games.