Having fought against Hammersfan from the sidelines since the inception of this site, I've decided that if you can't beat him, join him. Iain Dale has his Chandos so Hammersfan now has his sidekick, though it is my intention to give him a damn good kicking at every opportunity.
Here's the deal. Hammersfan has agreed to carry my articles in answer to his. Where he seems determined to see the negative in everything West Ham - especially everything Parker - I will be offering the counter position. And he has pledged to post everything I submit subject to grammar and spelling editing. He says he may tweak my English but will not tamper with my opinions. We will see how that goes.
All my articles will be signed off Ironside. I won't be as prolific as Hammersfan - I have a life and don't intend to post for the sake of it - but hopefully this site will now read more like a West Ham blog than a bloody Spudfest! Unless he provokes me, expect my first article to be a match report on Saturday. Let's see who reads the game better, me from the Bobby Moore Upper or Hammersfan from his blue and white armchair! (And I bet that doesn't get through his edit!)
Come On You Irons!