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Deadline Day is here!

Oh I do love deadline day… Jim White and co. are preparing for their moment in the spotlight once more, as football managers across the globe forget about worries and budgets and get involved in the bonkers day which is transfer deadline day. Quite how active Big Sam will be in terms of arrivals is very much determined by the removal of some deadwood at the club. The likes of Diarra, …

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Chelsea 0-0 West Ham

Let’s be honest we never threatened to take all three points but there is no doubting our defensive efforts deserved a point. Chelsea struggled to break down our defensive line(s) and didn’t do enough to open us up. We threw bodies in the way of every shot, particularly Noble and Taylor who would have been my candidates for man of the match before Adrian pulled off a great stop in the last minute to deny our …

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Should we sell to buy?

With the squad now at the 25 man limit after the loan deals for Borriello and Nocerino , there will be no more additions until players leave. The likes of Maiga and Diarra have been strongly linked with moves away from West Ham , and would free up spots for potential targets. With Nocerino, Borriello and Johnson (sorry I have to include him…) we have bolstered our options in this window so far but do you think the squad is now good enough?…

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West Ham look to bolster options with Italian duo…

It is widely expected that both Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino should arrive in London in the coming days, as the club try and bolster the squad for the Premier League run in. Are they what we need? Marco Borriello photo shared by Ronnie Macdonald   (CC by 2.0) The Roma forward is rumoured to be having a medical on Saturday ahead of a proposed loan move until the end of …

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Tottenham 1-2 West Ham: Unbelievable!

Well I don’t quite know what to say! After struggling in the first 20 minutes we stayed resilient and somehow come out with another win thanks to our substitutions, particularly Maiga, who was involved in everything positive in the second half. The striker who has been struggling this season played the role of ‘super sub’ in the sequel to our 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane earlier this season. Winning the flick on which led to the equaliser, a brilliant header to…

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Spurs fixture less important?

Yes I know it’s Spurs so it adds a little extra, and with a spot in the semi-final up for grabs it adds even more, but personally, this game holds less importance to me than any of our remaining league fixtures. Points is now the aim of the game for us at West Ham , and staying in the Premier League is everything. We are not blessed with lots of players and risking an injury to the likes of Diame and Ravel Morrison is …

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West Ham vs Sunderland: More than a 6 pointer

This game is by far the biggest of our season as Allardyce goes out to prove that he is the right man to steer us away from danger. Against relegation rivals Sunderland there is only one thing that will appease the fans (for a little while at least), a win. In my honest opinion nothing else will be good enough to save Allardyce picking up his p45 on Sunday morning and I am confident he will get the…

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Downing set for 3 months on sideline

As if we aren’t struggling with injuries enough! It seems Downing is next to spend a long time on the sideline as rumours suggest he could be out for three months. This is very frustrating as for me at least the winger had just started to settle and look like a good outlet for us, only to now be missing possibly until March. The problem with the injuries we are picking up is obviously the seriousness of each injury, but also they are being picked up…

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West Ham vs Aston Villa Match Preview

A good result against Lambert’s Aston Villa could make this a very impressive week for the club. The result against Burnley on Tuesday was one I wasn’t expecting but we managed to do enough to run out 2-0 winners without the use of our major stars. With our key players now fresh for the home Premier League fixture this is…

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Burnley vs West Ham Match Preview

It is going to be a very tough away trip to Turf Moor that is for sure. With Sean Dyche’s side leading the way in the Championship they go into this Capital One Cup tie full of confidence. With a lot of attacking threat they could cause us endless problems and we will need to be at our best to escape a so-called…

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Swansea 0-0 West Ham: A decent point

While we did play quite well in the game against Swansea and probably could’ve nicked a 1-0 win, on the balance of the 90 minutes I thought that a point was probably a fair result, and a result I certainly would’ve taken before the match. To stay in this league it is …

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West Ham strikers head out on loan

West Ham have today announced that both Elliot Lee and Paul McCallum will be loaned out to sides in the football league to gain first team football. Paul McCallum will be heading off to Torquay for a month’s loan while Elliot Lee will be staying local as he joins Colchester for a month also. It will be very interesting to see how both perform after…

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Time to drop Nolan?

A long standing debate amongst most West Ham fans is becoming ever more apparent this season is the importance of Kevin Nolan to our side. I don’t think anyone is questioning his influence around the club, he is a born leader who the younger players clearly look up to highlighted by Carroll and Morrison in the past. …

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West Ham vs Man City Match Preview

Well the mood has switched once again after our magnificent result and performance away at Tottenham. The tactics we deployed against our rivals were a stroke of genius by Allardyce and I cannot see us lining up any different when Pellegrini’s Man City come to town. Even though it will be different (as this time…

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A big season for Ravel Morrison, like all the young lions.

With England now guaranteed a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil attention now turns to those on the fringes fighting for a spot on the flight to Rio de Janeiro with the World Cup squad. There is no doubt in my mind with Ravel’s recent exploits for both club and country will have him on Hodgson ‘s ‘possibles’ list, but…

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Ravel Morrison: He’s still young

After the superb goal against Tottenham it seems that Ravel Morrison has become one of the prized assets for both club and possibly even country. We must understand that he is by no means the finished article, and any club willing to pay his rumoured £19 million release clause at this moment in time …

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