West Ham United - Season Overview 2013-2014

= Dublin Hammers Meeting (Live on television).
= Dublin Hammers Trip.
LP = League Position.


Defender Razvan Rat joins from Shakhtar Donetsk on a free.
Goalkeeper Adrian joins from Real Betis on a free.
Carlton Cole and Gary O'Neil released by the club.
After last season's loan, Andy Carroll signs from Liverpool for £16m.
Stuart Downing joins us, also from Liverpool.


17th Cardiff City (h). 2-0. J.Cole, Nolan.

joe cole scores against cardiff city

24th Newcastle United (a). 0-0. LP:4th.
27th Cheltenham Town (h). Capital One Cup - 2nd Rd. 2-1. VazTe, Morrison.
31st Stoke City (h). 0-1.

West Ham announce Andy Carroll will not play until the new year.
Free agent Mladen Petric joins to help ease the striker crisis.


15th Southampton (a). 0-0.
21st Everton (h). 2-3. Morrison, Noble (p). LP:15th.
24th Cardiff City (h). Capital One Cup - 3rd Rd. 3-2. Morrison, Jarvis, VazTe.
28th Hull City (a). 0-1.


06th Tottenham Hotspur (a). 3-0. Reid, VazTe, Morrison. LP:13th.

winston reid scores against spurs

19th Manchester City (h). 1-3. VazTe.
27th Swansea City (a). 0-0.
29th Burnley (a). Capital One Cup - 4th Rd. 2-0. Taylor(p), Collison (p).

Player of the season so far, Winston Reid suffers long term injury during training!
Carlton Cole given short term contract.


02nd Aston Villa (h). 0-0.
09th Norwich City (a). 1-3. Morrison.
23rd Chelsea (h). 0.3.
30th Fulham (h). 3-0. Diame, C.Cole, J.Cole.


03rd Crystal Palace (a). 0-1.
07th Liverpool (a). 1-4. Own Goal.

Nolan sent off!

14th Sunderland (h). 0-0.
18th Tottenham (a). Capital One Cup - Quarter Final. 2-1. Jarvis, Miaga.

he rises above the defenders and....


21st Manchester United (a). 1-3. C.Cole.
26th Arsenal (h). 1-3. C.Cole.

West Ham drop into the bottom three for the first time this season!

28th West Bromwich Albion (h). 3-3. J.Cole, Miaga, Nolan.<


01st Fulham (a). 1-2. Diame. LP:18th.

nolan get his marching orders

Nolan sent off... AGAIN!
No fit central defenders available.

05th Nottingham Forest (a) F.A. Cup 3rd Round. 0-5.

BFS puts out a team full of youngsters, only to make them play a system none of them were familiar with? TV cameras show him laughing on the bench.

West Ham buy central defender Roger Johnson from Sheffield Wednesday.

08th Manchester City (a) Capital One Cup - Semi Final 1st Leg. 0.-6.

Another poor showing from the Hammers has fans calling for BFS's head!.

11th Cardiff City (a). 2-0. C.Cole, Noble.

Noble gets the second at cardiff

Tomkins returns but is sent off... Hammers out of the bottom three!
Carlton Cole signs new 18 month contract.

18th Newcastle United (h). 1-3. C.Cole.

Back into the bottom three!

21st Manchester City (a) Capital One Cup - Semi Final 2nd Leg. 0-3.

Antonio Nocerino, midfielder from AC Milan joins on loan.
Marco Borriello, striker from AS Roma joins on loan.

29th Chelsea (a). 0-0.

Ivory Coast international midfielder Abdul Razak joins on a short-term contract.
Razvan Rat leaves by mutual consent.
Modibo Maiga heads west to QPR.


01th Swansea City (h). 2-0. Nolan x2.

Andy Carroll is sent off!

08th Aston Villa (a). 2-0. Nolan x2.

Back to back wins see the Hammers rise out of the relegation places!

11th Norwich City (h). 2-0. Collins, Diame.

Another win and 10th in the table... TOP OF THE SHITE!
Ravel Morrison goes to QPR on loan.

22nd Southampton (h). 3-1. Jarvis, C.Cole, Nolan. LP:10th.5

nolan scores!

MARCH 2014

01st Everton (a). 0-1.
15th Stoke City (a). 1-3. Carroll.
22nd Manchester United (h). 0-2.
26th Hull City (h). 2-1. Noble (p).

The fans protest against BFS's style of play at the final whistle by booing the team off, even though they had won!


Jack Collison moves to Wigan Athletic on loan.

29th Sunderland (a). 2-1. Carroll, Diame.

APRIL 2014

05th Liverpool (h). 1-2. Demel.
12th Arsenal (a). 1-3. Jarvis.
19th Crystal Palace (h). 0-1.
26th West Bromwich Albion (a). 0-1.

MAY 2014

03rd Tottenham Hotspur (h). 2-0. OG, Downing.

Tottenham - Played 3, Won 3... a ray of light in a piss poor season!

11th Manchester City (a). 0-2.


A poor season! Started with the failure to sign a replacement for Andy Carroll who was injured for the first half of the season. BFS spent the last of the transfer fund on Stuart Downing (a disappointing choice). This put us on the back foot as we dropped down the table. Fat Sams one dimensional tactics were well and truely exposed as we had no striker, what is the point of putting 40 crosses into the box, if we had no one there to finish? Carlton Cole was let go, then resigned in desperation.

Lowest point of the season had to be the 5-0 away defeat to Forest. BFS played a weakened team, full of youngsters. he played them in a new formation and was then filmed laughing from the bench as the younsgters struggled. It was as if BFS was saying I told you so to all those who were pushing for a change by playing some of the youth players. It was a this point that I turned and joined the growing ranks of the BFS Out crew! A few days later we were exposed again by Man City in the Capital one Cup Semi Final, a poor showing that lacked guts and desire! The pressure was mounting on Fat Sam.

February was a make or break month, and we went on to win 4 games in a row... quite how we did this I'm not sure, but it involved huge slices of luck. BFS went on to win the Manager of the Month award which left a bad taste in the mouth.

That run pretty much saved us from relegation as the season came to a close.

I have to say watching the Hammers this season has been truely dreadful, one of the worst seasons I've seen and I feel it's all down to the BFS hit and hope tactics. The only light on a gloomy season were the 3 wins against Tottenham! That away cup win on a rainy night in December, coming back from 1-0 down was a truely great West Ham moment!



Andy Carroll 2 - -
Carlton Cole 6 - -
Joe Cole 3 - -
James Collins 1 0 -
Jack Collison - Pen x 1 0 1 -
Guy Demel 1 - -
Mo Diame 4 - -
Stewart Downing 1 - -
Matt Jarvis 2 2 -
Ravel Morrison 3 2 -
Modibo Maiga 1 1 -
Mark Noble - Pen x 2 3 - -
Kevin Nolan 7 - -
Winston Reid 1 - -
Matt Taylor - Pen x 1 0 1 -
Ricardo VazTe 2 2 -
Own Goals 3 - -
Total 39 9 -


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