Vital Reading Season Preview – West Ham
Club – West Ham United
Founded – 1895
Nickname – The Hammers
Ground – Upton Park (Capacity: 35,533)
Manager – Sam Allardyce
When we face each other? – Sat 10th December (H) Sat 31st March (A)
Last Season Finish – 20th – Premier League – Relegated
Season Preview – West Ham have been Premier League regulars for the majority of the past 10 years, despite relegation in 2003. They did however return in 2005 through the play-offs under former Royals boss Alan Pardew, which also saw the get to the FA Cup final in 2006.
Despite some successful seasons and just surviving in the 09/10 season, they were relegated to the Championship the following season under Avram Grant, finishing bottom.
I feel with the acquisition of Kevin Nolan and keeping the majority of their key player in Noble, Tomkins, Green and Piquionne should allow the Hammers to bounce straight back up.
My Prediction – 2nd
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