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Hammers Manager Bilic Defends “Long-Term England No1” And “Top Professional” Hart

Our Croatian Boss Slaven Bilic has come to the public defence of Hammers keeper Joe Hart, stating in his Pre-Burnley Press Conference last Thursday that, “I think you fans in England don’t appreciate Hart”. The keeper has come under scrutiny recently in the English Press over his recent performances in Italy and in an England Shirt, with huge pressure being provided by younger shot-stopper such as Jordan Pickford and Jack…

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Why Slaven Bilic Can’t Afford To Ignore Antonio Martinez For Much Longer

Young Spanish forward Toni Martinez became the first West Ham United player to score a hat trick at The London Stadium on Sunday and is undoubtedly one of the most prolific strikers at the club, but why has he never made a competitive appearance for the first-team? Today, we examine exactly why he is continually overlooked by Slaven Bilic and examine what the immediate future might hold for Martinez…

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Matchday Eight’s Premier League Review: The League Leaders Storm Past Stoke City As Slaven Bilic’s Hammers Suffer Turf Moor Frustration

Hooray, The Premier League is finally back and what a weekend of Matchday Eight action it truly was, as the City Train proved unstoppable for yet another week and our Hammers tasted late heartbreak at Turf Moor. Reds Held To Anfield Stalemate In what was arguably the weekend’s most exciting matchup on paper, there would be disappointment for audiences the World over as Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho shared the points. In …

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The Hammers Loan Report: Championship Joy For Burke And Cullen As Snodgrass’ Villa Falter And Oxford Is Left Frustrated In Germany

As domestic football finally made its return after The International Break, it is that time of the week again to check in with our Hammer loanees at their various clubs both in England and across the continent. It would be a joyful weekend at last for Reece Burke and Josh Cullen but quite the opposite for Robert Snodgrass and another dull Sunday for Reece Oxford in Germany. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton …

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Martinez Hattrick Downs Sorry United In London Stadium Thriller

Spanish striker Antonio Martinez netted the first ever hattrick by a West Ham United player at The London Stadium yesterday afternoon to help inflict a 4-2 defeat on Manchester United. The Red Devils had edged ahead twice in the first period, both times through Demetri Mitchell, but Martinez twice levelled the scores and then put Westley’s Boys ahead just before Joe Powell added a fourth. Victory for the Hammer starlets, their second consecutive in The League, took them up to …

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West Ham Vs Burnley: Tactical analysis

Burnley started with the 4 5 1 that they have been using for most of this season to great effect, this changed to a 6 3 1 when they defended as the full backs dropped in as two extra centre backs with the wingers covering in their place. When they lost the ball every player except Chris Wood was behind the ball and they were keeping a very tight shape. While when they attacked they tended to hit…

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Player Ratings: Burnley vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eight

Let’s take a look at how each featuring Squad member performed in Saturday’s disappointing draw at Turf Moor as we put in our best away showing of the season without taking all three points home to East London. Joe Hart: 8/10 Another impressive afternoon for the England man as he was a firm contender for Man of the Match at Turf Moor with some magnificent saves and brave claims. However, the shot-stopper would have had his heart …

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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 Off As Wood Header Earns Clarets Point

A first-half red card for Hammers forward Andy Carroll marred what would have been a respectable victory at Turf Moor on Saturday as Chris Wood netted a late header to rescue the hosts Burnley. Slaven Bilic’s Boys had seized an early lead through Michail Antonio before Carroll saw red and Wood converted an 85th-minute leveller to save the home side from what would have been a second defeat …

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Live Blog: West Ham United U23s vs Manchester United U23s PL2 Matchday Ten: Live From The London Stadium

11:30 AM: First-teamers Sam Byram, Declan Rice, and Edimilson Fernandes could all feature today, Team News in 30 minutes. 11:20 AM: If you are bored and waiting for kick-off here in Stratford, be sure to check out our Match Preview here: http://www.moorethanjustaclub.com/match-preview/match-preview-west-ham-united-u23s-vs-manchester-united-u23s-premier-league-two-division-one-matchday-seven/. An empty looking Press Lounge this morning. More to follow………… 11:00 AM: …

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Match Preview: West Ham United U23s vs Manchester United U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Seven

In Game Week Seven of the PL2 season, Terry Westley’s U23s face the daunting prospect of welcoming Manchester United to East London on Sunday afternoon in what is surely the biggest game of the season. The young Hammers enter the clash off the back of Premier League International Cup disappointment at home to Villarreal, whereas, The Red Devils were defeated at home by Derby County last time out. When? The clash is scheduled to kick-off at 1 PM …

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Where Are They Now? Thomas Hitzlsperger

One could say that “Der Hammer” Thomas Hitzlsperger was always a perfect match for West Ham United and a fan favourite he was during his time in East London, but it would all come to a sad and premature end. However, how did one of Germany’s greatest end up at Upton Park? Why did his time in East London end in sad circumstances? And where is he now? The technically gifted midfielder began …

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Matchday Eight Premier League Preview: Hammers Travel North To Turf Moor As Saturday Serves Up A Premier League Thriller

It has been a very long International week, but the Premier League is back once again for Matchday Eight and it has some real treats in store this weekend, with a battle of giants at Anfield and our Hammers travelling to Turf Moor for an intriguing clash. Liverpool vs Manchester United (Saturday 12:30 PM) It is one of the world’s most-watched sporting events and we now have less than 24 hours to wait for The Reds to host The Red …

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Match Preview: Burnley vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eight

As the Premier League returns from the second International Break of the season, we make the tricky trip to face an in-form Burnley side under Sean Dyche. Slaven Bilic’s Boys come into the clash off the back of a late vital win over Swansea City in late September, whereas, The Clarets also enjoyed a one-goal victory in their last game, beating The Toffees at Goodison Park. When? Kick-off is scheduled for 3PM tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 14 October 2017…

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10 things you didn’t know about: Burnley

West Ham face Burnley this weekend, below are 10 facts about the Hammers’ opponents this weekend: 1. Turf Moor became the first senior football ground to be visited by a member of the Royal family when Prince Albert Victor – son of Edward VII and Grandson of Queen Victoria – watched Burnley lose 4-3 to Bolton on 13th October 1886 while in the town to open a hospital. 2. Burnley have played at Turf Moor since 1883 making Turf Moor the longest continuously …

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I’m the Boss: All we are saying is give pace a chance!

A trip to East Lancashire is next up for West Ham after the rather uninspiring win against Swansea last time out. Burnley have started the season well beating Chelsea and Everton away from home as well as earning creditable draws with Tottenham at Wembley and Liverpool at Anfield. Burnley’s achievements last year were built almost completely on their home form, but they have found it very hard to score this time …

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