We at 32 Flags are previewing every team in the English Premier League, two teams a day until the beginning of the season. Get ready as we preview your favorite team or maybe we can help you pick a team to root for if you are undecided so far. Today, we’re covering West Ham.
West Ham United F.C.
Founded - 1895
Last Year Position - 13th place
Transfers In (As of 8/15) – Diafra Sakho, Carl Jenkinson, Diego Poyet and Mauro Zarate among others
Transfers Out (As of 8/15) – Joe Cole, Callum Driver, Alou Diarra and Jack Collison among others
Projected Finish (Voted among 32 Flags staff) - 17th place
Rivalries - Millwall (Not in EPL)
Famous Supporters - President Barack Obama, John Cleese, Alfred Hitchcock, Russell Brand and Katy Perry among others.
West Ham is our final team preview on 32 Flags. Under “Big Sam” Allardyce, the Hammers finished a solid 13th in the EPL. They weren’t the flashiest team out there, in fact they were probably one of the least flashy teams in the league but they got points where it mattered and stayed in the EPL.
So what will become of the team who will move into London’s Olympic Stadium in a couple years? Expect more of the same out of Allardyce’s men. They may finish a bit lower in the table but I still can’t see them getting relegated. And that will make their fans happily blowing bubbles all year long.
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