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Throwback Thursday: The Glory Days of Football: Remembering Upton Park And Our Transitional Move To Stratford

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we speak to Raymond, 56 and a lifelong Hammers’ Season Ticket Holder as he recounts the painful move from Upton Park to The London Stadium. “Growing up in the crammed streets that surrounded my spiritual home of The Boleyn Ground was the most amazing experience and of course, I was a Hammer. However, little did I know that the privilege of meandering down …

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The Hammers Face The Saints As The Lead Leaders’ Travel To Wales

After the spoils and thrills of the opening weekend, it is now time to look ahead to Game Week Two as League leaders Manchester United travel to Wales and Slaven Bilic’s boys will be hoping jump off bottom place on The South-Coast in the second round of matches in the 2017/2018 Premier League season. The first Premier League clash of the weekend sees League leaders Manchester United travel to The Liberty…

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Young Hammers March To Victory In The West Country

  Terry Westley’s bright young U23’s put in a fantastic display at The County Ground to defeat Sky Bet League Two side Swindon Town 2-3 in the opening game in Group C of the 2017/2018 Checkatrade Trophy. The starlets were boosted by the inclusion of club debutant Sead Haksabanovic to the starting Xl, who was signed for £3 million from Halmstads BK last week. However, they were still without captain Declan Rice who is on first-team …

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Where are they now? 90s Wingers

Kevin Keen 1983-1993 Something of a teenage prodigy in his early career, Keen joined the Hammers from Wycombe in 1983. He represented his country and youth level on numerous occasions eventually making his first-team debut in 1986 having helped the reserve team win the Combination League the preceding year. Keen would experience two relegations and two promotions during his time with the club and would feature in both the League Cup and FA …

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The Loan-Report: Duo Impress For Bolton

Let’s take a look at how some of our young Academy starlets fared at some of their loan-clubs over the weekend, as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen impressed for Bolton, and Reece Oxford continued his quest for a first-team place in Germany. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Young duo Reece Burke and Josh Cullen continued to impress Bolton Wanderer’s boss Phil Parkinson, as The Trotters drew 1-1 with Millwall at The Den. Cullen, who …

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I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.

John Cleese in clockwise best describes how it is being a West Ham fan, going to Old Trafford is never an easy prospect, but three draws in last four visits there said to me we are not the push overs we have been in the past. At 6 o’clock on Saturday though, it was the fact I had hope before the game kicked off that left a bad taste in my mouth. I have witnessed worse defeats there …

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Reasons to be cheerful

I was honestly never that optimistic that I’d be sat here writing a first post season kick off article laden with superlatives about our performance at Old Trafford. Even with the undisputable strengthening of the squad that has taken place in recent weeks, it was always going to be an uphill battle from minute one, and so it proved. One thing I was hopeful of, which proved to be in vain, was that the clubs support would acknowledge the good…

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Premier League Review: Champions Are Shocked At Home By Clarets As Hammers Are Thrashed In Manchester

There were shocks a plenty on the opening-weekend of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, as The Champions were shocked at home to Burnley and newly promoted Huddersfield Town ran-riot at Selhurst Park. Gunners Edge Foxes In Thriller The first Premier League clash of the new season saw Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal entertain Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City at The Emirates Stadium, and it was to be an absolute classic. £75 million man Alexandre Lacazette was making his League debut…

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Mock the West Ham Week Episode 3: Forget yesterday, laugh at this instead

Nigel is back with the next episode of Mock the West Ham Week which was recorded before the game yesterday – that is, it has nothing to do with the game yesterday as comical as that turned out to be… The post Mock the West Ham Week Episode 3: Forget yesterday, laugh at this instead appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Manchester United vs West Ham United: Premier League Match-Day One: Main Talking Points

It’s time to take a look at some of the key Talking Points from our 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford yesterday-afternoon, as we began our 2017/2018 Premier League campaign with embarrassment in Manchester. Individual errors prove costly for Hammers It seems like for many Hammers that individual mistakes have overshadowed superb team-performances more than ever in recent times and the case was no different yesterday. Slaven Bilic was forced to name Arthur Masuaku in the starting Xl, …

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Manchester United vs West Ham United: Premier League Match-Day One: Player-Ratings

Our third-consecutive defeat at Old Trafford yesterday-afternoon was certainly one for Hammers’ fans to forget in a hurry, but who performed the worst and which players were to blame? As we take a look at how each featuring squad-member ranked out-of-ten at Old Trafford. Joe Hart: 7/10 It was a difficult debut afternoon for Joe Hart at the Ground of his former bitter rivals, but the jeers of the crowd are not…

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Lukaku Double Haunts Hammers in Premier League Opener

A brace from £75-million-man Romelu Lukaku helped a rampant Manchester United to condemn us to a 4-0 defeat in our opening-fixture of the 2017/2018 Premier League season. Lukaku, who has now scored 11-goals in his last 14-appearances against us, struck in either half and the performance was rounded off by Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for the hosts. United displayed their impressive squad-depth by naming a side that…

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Worst XI: The Strikers Part 3: An Irishman, A New Caledonian and a Brazilian and very few goals!

David Kelly 1988 – 1990 48 (16) Apps 14 Goals Signed by John Lyall for £600,000 from Walsall in the summer of 1988 as replacement for the outgoing Tony Cottee, Kelly struggled to find form in a struggling team and as such had a largely unsuccessful time with the Hammers. Prolific in the lower leagues for Walsall Kelly only found the net 6 times in his first League season which saw the Hammers relegated in 1989, he didn’t fare better in his …

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The Reds Hunt Our Number Ten As Hammers Prepare For Premier League Opener

2017/2018 squad numbers unveiled Our squad numbers for the 2017/2018 Premier League season have been revealed as we prepare for our opening-trip to Old Trafford later today. New signings Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Sead Haksabanovic will take up the 17, 27, 5, 25 and 23 numbers respectively in their first-campaign in Claret & Blue. Meanwhile, there has been one change of number by an existing squad member, as Jose Fonte takes the No4 spot that was …

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Everton Hold U23’s in PL2 Opener

Terry Westley’s bright young U23’s were somehow held to a 0-0 draw in their first ever PL2 Division One game by last season’s Champions Everton last night at The Chigwell Construction Stadium. The young Hammers, who were strengthened by the rare pleasure of having 2016/2017 Hammer of the Year Michail Antonio in their starting Xl, missed an entourage of chances against David Unsworth’s men. The side were also bolstered by the return of young Spanish striker Antonio Martinez…

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs West Ham United

We face-off with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in our opening fixture of the 2017/2018 Premier League season this weekend at Old Trafford. Bilic’s boys make the trip to Manchester after a relatively poor pre-season tour of Europe, where our only win came against Championship side Fulham in Austria. It is the second time in succession that we have ended our preparations with only one victory to our name, and the Claret & Blue Army who are making the 218-mile…

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