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Surprise medical claim about Chicharito

A report by  El Universal claims  Javier Hernandez has suffered from epilepsy since he was a boy. The claim has since been confirmed by the Chivas de Guadalajara doctor, Rafael Ortega, who treated him for six years. “Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurrent seizures. They occur when nerve cell groups […]

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West Ham & Chelsea accused of Racism

West Ham and Chelsea have been condemned by Spanish newspaper Marca who claimed Spurs are hated ‘due to their Jewish origins’ in an article originally published on Monday.  Marca has since issued an apology for the article which also said the north London club were ‘hated, but played good football’. Spurs, West Ham and Chelsea have […]

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Bilic and the striker that got away – THANKFULLY!

Who remembers the name Kelechi Iheanacho? For those with shorter memories he was the young man West Ham were supposedly set to sign as their main striker way back in the summer. Without most of us having seen him or heard about him, his 22 goals for Manchester City over two seasons made him a […]

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Chicharito is only as good as his service says Phelan

“If you’re looking for a centre-forward with a history of scoring goals, it doesn’t get any better than Javier,” Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant at Manchester United has told Sky Sports. “But there is another side to it: Can you provide the service for him to score the goals? If the service is […]

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Heads up…there’s great stuff happening at West Ham

What do Pablo Zabaleta, Michail Antonio and Manu Lanzini have in common apart probably from being our three best players? Answer: A combined transfer fee of £15 million – less than the fees paid for Chicharito, Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovicm and the combined value apparently of Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte. There’s a widespread misapprehension […]

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Main Talking Points: Burnley vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eight

It’s now time to analyse all the main causes for discussion from Saturday’s eventful draw at Turf Moor, as Chris Wood struck to break Hammers hearts in Lancashire and leave us rooted to 15th spot. Fans Fume At “Liability” Carroll Over the past few weeks, many have called for the exile of forward Andy Carroll from the starting Xl after some shabby showings, but tensions came to the boil on Saturday at…

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Carroll gets ‘soft’ fine for red card

Andy Carroll will be fined around £45,000 for his red card against Burnley at the weekend. Reports that the striker will be hit with a two week wage fine are incorrect and the Geordie’s indiscretion instead will be hit with a fine which represents a pretty lenient punishment given the severity of the crime. There […]

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Boss Bilic defends pricey winger’s slow start

Slaven Bilic has been defending the slow start made by his record signing Marko Arnautovic. Despite an improved performance – and with just 10 men – there was little coming down the left side from the Irons against Burnley. With Aaron Cresswell out of sorts again and and Arnautovic offering very little offensively, the team […]

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Poll: Who can replace Andy Carroll?

With Andy Carroll reckless sending off Slaven Bilic will be forced to choose a new combination up front when West Ham face Brighton at the London Stadium next Friday. In today’s Claret and Hugh poll we ask who should replace Andy Carroll up front and what formation should be played? With Andy Carroll unavailable for […]

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Fans wade into Carroll – “it was down to him alone”

Andy Carroll’s sending off for a double elbowing at Burnley has gone down like the heaviest lead balloon of all time among the fans. The Hammers 10 men were caught five minutes from time to be deprived of three points and Carroll’s two minutes of madness are being seen as the reason why. Here’s how […]

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Noble dropped as Carroll gets another start

Hammers captain Mark Noble has been dropped while Manuel Lanzini gets his first start since injury. Inform Diafra Sakho and Arthur Masuaku have to make do with the bench as Andy Carroll starts up front with Hernandez. Sky are predicting a 4-4-2 formation but we will wait and see. West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell; Antonio, Kouyate, Lanzini, Arnautovic; […]

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Rumours to leave you cold…Bilic open season…Jack attack…Lady Brady’s thoughts -oh yeah and football too

Hugh Southon reacts at the end of an international fortnight which has felt like a decade or more It’s been a long and intensely slow news fortnight which appears to be closing with yet another sleepy time story from the Sun.…well it would have to be them wouldn’t it. They have unashamedly recycled the ‘Walter […]

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Slav’s 19 man squad revealed- who drops out?

Slaven Bilic and a squad of 19 players are travelling up to the north west in pursuit of a win over Burnley tomorrow. And as the manager said at his presser, James Collins is the only notable absentee but analysing the squad it looks as though either Declan Rice or Angelo Ogbonna will be the […]

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PL study claims to show true price of tickets

A Premier League study claims that the average ticket prices in the Premier League this season works out at £32 and over 50 per cent of all fans are paying less than £30 per match. The conclusion comes as a result of the league’s second annual pricing survey which is based on data collected from […]

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Lawro stays on the Hammers tipping fence

Controversial pundit Mark Lawrenson is playing it safe with the Irons this weekend. Perceived by many as being anti Hammers Lawro reckons the team should be higher up the table but says:  ” I think that will happen now the likes of Manuel Lanzini are returning to fitness.” And he adds: “The constant speculation over Slaven […]

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West Ham squad given extra time off

The West Ham first-team squad were given extra time off by Slaven Bilic over the weekend during the International break. The first team players not on International duty were released from training on Friday lunchtime and told they didn’t have to report back for training at Rush Green until Tuesday morning. One of those players who took […]

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