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How Brady, Gold and Sullivan have committed the ultimate ownership sin

Ask people in the East End what life means to them, the chances are they will immediately think of particular traditions that are embedded deep within their own culture. From Cockney rhyming slang to pie and mash, Pearly Kings to jellied eels and Chaz and Dave to Danny Dyer, those in the East End are proud of who they are and what they represent. Icons matter. Moments in history are remembered for decades. There is a certain expectation that you work…

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"Let’s see" – West Ham boosted as deal to sign £22.5m-rated star isn’t ruled out

A deal to bring Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho to the club could yet be saved, according to an exclusive report from International Business Times. A deal to sign the Portugal international in the summer ended up with emails being leaked by the club and Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho going public on the poor […]

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‘Payet was Bilic’s downfall’

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady claims Slaven Bilic never recovered from Dimitri Payet’s acrimonious departure from the club and eventually “ran out of ideas”.

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David Moyes says has point to prove after being appointed West Ham manager

• Former Manchester United and Sunderland manager replaces Slaven Bilic • ‘I’m hungry to make sure I get things right now,’ says new coach West Ham United will give David Moyes the chance to establish himself at the club after appointing him as their new manager on an initial six-month contract that could turn into a longer deal if the 54-year-old revives his new team’s wretched form. Moyes…

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10 Things about Crystal Palace

West Ham face Crystal Palace this weekend in another huge game for the Hammers, here are 10 facts about this week’s opponents. 1. Founded in 1905, Palace played their homes games inside the historic Crystal Palace grounds which was then the venue for the FA Cup Final. 2. Palace moved to Selhurst Park in 1924 and have remained there ever since, Selhurst Park is one of the old school grounds amongst the local community and tight to the pitch with one of the…

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Where Are they Now: Posh Boss and a Trailblazer

Grant McCann 1996-2003 Signed from Northern Irish side Lisburn Distillery in 1996, McCann found first-team chances severely limited during his time with the club making only four substitute appearances, his final game appearance was the 7-1 hammering at Blackburn Rovers in the early stages of Glenn Roeder’s tenure. McCann was perhaps unfortunate to have been vying for a midfield position with the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole so it’s no surprise the Ulsterman found …

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Where Are They Now? Keep it in the Family

Paul Allen 1979 – 1985 If you watch any sort of footage of the 1980 Cup Final you will see a teenage Paul Allen either sobbing with delight at having collected his winner’s medal or being callously hacked to the ground by Arsenal centre half Willie Young while he is bearing down on the Arsenal goal. With this appearance Allen became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium at the…

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Done Deal: West Ham miss out on attacking midfield target as La Liga side complete deal

West Ham United have missed out on another transfer target. Real Betis have signed Ryad Boudebouz, the club’s official Twitter account confirmed today. Ryad Boudebouz joins Real Betis from Ligue 1 side Montpellier after impressing in Ligue 1 this season. The Algerian international scored eleven goals in Ligue 1 last season and contributed with a […]

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West Ham agree deal to sign international striker

West Ham United have agreed a deal in principle to sign Javier Hernandez, the club’s official website has confirmed. West Ham United will complete a deal for Javier Hernandez after he finalises personal terms and undergoes a medical. This move can now go ahead after a deal was agreed between the two clubs. West Ham […]

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Greatest XI: Left Midfield

John Sissons 1962-1970 263 Apps A product of the youth system, Sissons was a schoolboy star playing for his county Middlesex and England schoolboys as an inside forward. Ron Greenwood switched him to be an out an out winger with some success. Sissons would go on to play 263 times for the club including the clubs first FA Cup win in 1964 in which he became the youngest scorer in a Wembley FA Cup Final and the second youngest player to play…

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West Ham ready to sell midfield duo in the summer transfer window

West Ham United could let two wingers leave the club this summer. According to The Mirror, Robert Snodgrass and Sofiane Feghouli could be on their way out of the London Stadium in the summer transfer window if a good deal comes in. Robert Snodgrass arrived with plenty of hype when he signed in January. However, […]

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Where Are They Now?: The Fondly Remembered

Christian Dailly 2001-2008 Scottish International Dailly was signed by West Ham in 2001, and was ever present in the side that finished 7th in the 2001-2202 season. Dailly remained in the side through relegation and the two years spent in the Championship scoring the winning goal in the play-off semi-final against Ipswich in 2004. Dailly’s influence waned through his later years with the club but the fans always appreciated his hard work and honesty. Dailly left the club in 2007 and …

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Worst XI: Left Midfield

Joey Beauchamp 1994 0 Apps 1994 Signed from Oxford for £1.2 Million Beauchamp was one of the more sort after players in the lower leagues and as such West Ham regarded his signing as something of a coup. The signing was a disaster for both the club and the playerending in the club transferring him to Swindon for £800,000, incurring a £400,000 loss. Then manager Billy Bonds speaking some years later said of Beauchamp “He said he couldn’t settle at West Ham, that the…

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Greatest XI: The Right Backs

John Bond 1950-1966 Bond was signed from Colchester Casuals in 1950 having been spotted by West Ham Assistant Manager Ted Fenton during his time as manager of Colchester United. Bond quickly established himself in the team and formed a successful full-back partnership with Noel Cantwell, the pinnacle of which was clinching the Second Division title in 1958. Bond was known as an attacking right back with an eye for goal scoring 8 in the promotion season. Bond was a firm favourite…

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Worst XI: Vote for the right winger here!

Pablo Barrera 13 Apps 2010-2012 Signed after the 2010 World Cup, Barrera starred for Mexico in their defeat of France, a jet-heeled winger he looked to be a bargain when he signed for £4 million. Of course, like many signings West Ham have made on the back of a World Cup, Barrera didn’t settle in England as he was in a struggling side managed by Avram Grant; two things which wouldn’t help anyone. One of the…

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"Just stop tweeting mate" – West Ham fans continue to slam David Gold for teenagers tweet

West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has come under fire with plenty of criticism recently for his comments on the youth players at the club. Gold believes that the teenagers at the club do not have a chance of breaking into a first team set-up full of “seasoned internationals”. This enraged West Ham fans […]

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