About me

As one of the younger members of the West Ham community, I am far more accustomed to modern football. The speed and energy the players possess has never ceased to astound me. My approach to football can be described as a bit unorthodox given I tend to look at FIFA ratings to see a player's potential, and what we can generally expect from them. I am part of the gaming generation, which has influenced my perception of "the beautiful game" - famous words of Pelé.

The factoids don't stop there! As a proud statistician, I try to predict the likelihood of various sporting events often comparing markets in sports betting, as well as using the FM database. When I'm not watching football, I watch darts supporting 'The Machine' James Wade.

How I came to support West Ham

As a child, I spent most of my time watching all sorts of sports trying to find out which sports are worth watching. Undoubtedly, football was at the top of the list. The question on my mind was: "Which club?" I wanted to be part of a club with a rich history and a bright future. Winning the only World Cup was one important reason.

There were many teams who played well. Watching the breadth and depth of the West Ham squad filled with potential young heroes and renown players convinced me this was the club. Being one of few Hammers in my part of NW London, I am proud to follow my team every week with moments of jubilation and despair.

My best West Ham memory

Without a shadow of a doubt, it was a 4-0 mauling against Manchester United in the English League Cup. They were the incumbent holders of the cup, so we needed something special. In hindsight, it was a relatively weak United side. Nevertheless, it was a sight to behold! My memories of that match were the goals from Jonathan Spector, a former Man United player, as well as the rain and snow that encapsulated the wonderful night.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

Blackpool 1 - West Ham 2 (2012 Football League Championship Play-Off Final). "It just might be Carlton Cole, Vaz Tê!"

Best Player of the Last 50 Years
Adrián San Miguel
Top 11 of the Last Fifty Years
  • 1
    Phil Parkes
  • 2
    Julian Dicks
    Left back
  • 3
    Ray Stewart
    Right back
  • 4
    Alvin Martin
    Central Defender
  • 5
    Bobby Moore
    Central Defender
  • 6
    Alan Devonshire
  • 7
    Dimitri Payet
  • 8
    Martin Peters
  • 9
    Trevor Brooking
  • 10
    Frank McAvennie
  • 11
    Geoff Hurst