Hammers News Magazine

The only official monthly magazine published for West Ham United.

Hammers News was launched in January 1987 as a very modest tabloid newspaper, with just two spot colours. In 1991, full colour was introduced to the covers and centre pages, but it was not until August 1994 that the title adopted its very successful magazine format, with every page printed in full colour.

The magazine has increased its circulation from a mere 4,000 in the beginning to today's average of around 15,000 copies per month . . . and an overall readership of more than 40,000!

Hammers News has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the most impressive, authoratitive magazines in the football publishing sector. It's well-balanced editorial content and contemporary design combines the obvious strength and authority of an official club magazine - with exclusive access to the players and management - with a refreshingly candid approach to the views of the Hammers players and supporters, whose critical opinions are to be found in every issue.

Find out more about Hammers News Magazine by visiting their website: www.hammersnews.com


Back in the side after weeks sidelined by injury, England midfielder Michael Carrick talks exclusively to Danny Francis about what it's like playing for Glenn Roeder, his thoughts on the press treatment of his close friend Joe Cole, his lingering World Cup hopes and much more...

A former favourite who's now commanding respect as Glenn Roeder's trusted
No.2, 'Sarge' talks to Steve Blowers at length for the first time about his vital behind-the-scenes role and what it's been like returning to Upton Park as a coach.

West Ham's Mr Mean Machine gives his first major interview. As well as
reflecting on his first season with the Hammers, our Czech mate also gives Nicola Lagzdins the lowdown on his likes and dislikes in our latest offbeat Q&A session…

Also in this month's action-packed issue:

Yes, it's that time of the year again, when our readers get the chance to vote for the Hammers News Magazine Player of the Season. We nominate the five contenders for our annual award and the rest is up to the fans.

Hammers legendary goalscorer TC continues his monthly column and this time he has some strong words for Paolo Di Canio following the Italian's public show of anger at being substituted at Fulham recently.

Double page posters of The Boleyn Ground - see our spectacular view through the camera lens of Arthur Griffiths for the first time - and Sebastien Schemmel, plus a single-pager of former striker David Cross.

Our regular columnists...
Robert Banks, author of West Ham 'Till I Die, brings his own unique brand of fan's insight and humour to the pages of Hammers News Magazine. Read him every month... And also Darron Kirkby, former Editor of The Water in Majorca fanzine, Sally Roberts and Chris Brown is back with his Diary for the month...

Your chance to win...
This month we're giving away three pairs of his and hers limited edition timepieces designed by Klaus Kobec for West Ham United. The gents watches retail for £79 each and the ladies watches for £69, so they're well worth winning! See the latest issue, answer three questions and you could be a winner...

And then you simply mustn't miss this...

Neale Harvey meets up with the former midfielder and club captain who talks for the first time about those those gay rumours and how they affected his friendship with former club-mate Trevor Morley. 'Bish' covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, so you wouldn't want to miss one of the most compelling interviews ever published by any club magazine.

On sale from May 10.