Editorial Team

Site Editor: Dean White

Dean loves three things: West Ham, Dr Martens and Paulo Di Canio. As he grew up in south east London, Dean started to follow the Irons and regularly visited Upton Park with his dad Colin. He’s been writing about the club since his teenage years and continues to obsess over tactics and transfer stories to this day. Read more from Dean here.

West Ham Zone Pundits

Pundit: Frank McAvennie

Two stints with the club and still a firm favourite with the fans all this time later, thanks to lines like these from his autobiography: “It was the tops. The place to be. I wouldn’t give a monkey’s what the pay was. I’d play for West Ham for free.” McAvennie will bring you all the latest news and opinion about all the big news stories from
West Ham. Read Frank’s expertise on the Irons here.


Finance expert: Dan Plumley

A senior lecturer and researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor Dan joined our team in November 2021. Since then, he has demystified the world of football finance and governance for our readers. Never more at home than when pouring over a spreadsheet, he crunches the number so you don’t have to. Read Doctor Dan’s financial expertise about the Irons here.

Journalists

Senior Contributor: Mike Southey

Mike is a diehard Iron who’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt. From defeats to Astra Giurgiu and Oxford United to Bobby Zamora’s play-off winner against Preston and our farewell to the Boleyn, Mike has seen it all. He bleeds claret and blue and loves writing about the club he supports. Read more from Mike here.


Senior Contributor: George Overhill

George is a sportswriter with degrees in Sports Journalism (MA) – University of Brighton – and Politics (BSc) – University of Southampton. Sport, and especially football, has been his first love since the age of four, although football tests that sometimes. Also particularly interested in the women’s game and the NFL. Read more from George here.


Senior Contributor: Pranav Shahaney

Pranav is a sports journalist who graduated from St. Mary’s University, London, with a Distinction in Sports Journalism (MA). He has over six years of experience working inside newsrooms and has been writing about football since the age of 15. Long-form tactical articles and investigative pieces hold a special place in his heart. Read more from Pranav here.


Contributor: Daniel Feliciano

Daniel is a football writer who has a great thirst for the Premier League and other major European leagues. A lover of the beautiful game and a firm believer that the eye test is better than statistics. Also an avid MMA fan. Read more from Daniel here.


Contributor: Saikat Mandal

Saikat is a sports journalist who graduated from University of Bedfordshire in mass communication (MA). He has over 10 years of experience working for various reputed websites. Apart from football, he loves watching F1, golf and cricket as well. Read more from Saikat here.


Contributor: Joe Ellis

A sports journalism graduate from Staffordshire University, Joe is not only an avid football fan but also cricket and motorsport. He even crashed a single-seater car during a driving experience at Oulton Park. Read more from Joe here.


Contributor: Sam Stone

Sam is a sports journalism graduate from the University of Brighton. Sam has a huge passion for football writing, particularly the EFL, having visited 68 of the 92 EFL grounds. Sam has previous experience working on radio stations and loves to play cricket and golf in his spare time. Read more from Sam here.


Contributor: Azeem Siddiqui

Azeem is a sports journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. He has more than seven years of experience working in the field of sports journalism for multiple local and international publications. He is also a sports data specialist and has helped many websites and different cricket boards in the live broadcast over the last few years. Read more from Azeem here.