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Hammers won’t let Antonio leave on the cheap

Reports have resurfaced today that Crystal Palace are planning to make a move for West Ham winger Michail Antonio over the Summer even though he remains injured. Palace are said to be willing to cash in on Wilfred Zaha getting up to £50m from Liverpool and would then move for Antonio who the London rivals greatly […]

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Head of fitness leaves West Ham

West Ham’s head of Fitness Nick Davies has left West Ham, less than six months after being appointed. Davies left Norwich last June, following four years at the club to help improve the squad fitness. He had previously been Head of Sports Science at Charlton and Birmingham and also served the Hammers during a previous spell […]

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Pellegrini excitement – fans can take huge credit

That Manuel Pellegrini is on his way to London and expected to arrive on Monday for an interview at West Ham United is massive and for the first time in months I’m excited. There is no doubt  that the former Manchester City boss – and architect of same of the most beautiful football you could […]

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New manager appointment could lead to player reunion

If Manuel Pellegrini is appointed as West Ham manager next week his first signing could well be his old player Yaya Toure.  The Chilean manager is expected to land in London on Monday for talks with the Hammers with a possible announcement on or before Wednesday. Toure previously put his stamp on Man City’s 2013/14 […]

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The next level? Here’s what it’s NOT

    By CandH’s Allen Cummings     So at least one decision has been made. It won’t be David Moyes we’ll be looking to, to take us forward to that often quoted “Next Level”. An over-used cliche so many seem ready to throw out there on a regular basis. But whether it’s likely to […]

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Former managerial target signs two year contract

Paulo Fonseca, who was interviewed for the West Ham manager’s job on Monday evening, has signed a new two-year contract at Shakhtar Donetsk. Shakhtar officially announced on Thursday night that the 45-year-old had committed his future to the club. Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov said on the club website: “Paulo Fonseca is at Shakhtar and I’m delighted […]

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Report: Benitez could walk away for free

Rafa Benitez could walk away from Newcastle without paying his £6million severance penalty because his lawyers believe he has a case for constructive dismissal the Daily Mail claims. The Mail says his camp are not denying an interest in the West Ham position but it is also thought their preference is to negotiate the best terms […]

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Rafa, Pellegrini and mystery man in Irons frame

West Ham are making progress in getting Manual Pellegrini in front of David Sullivan for an interview to become the next West Ham manager. But the former Manchester City boss is currently still in China although it looks likely he will be arriving in England to consider the possibility of taking over at the London […]

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New name could enter Hammers managerial frame

Claudio Ranieri has given himself a chance of becoming a shock late managerial candidate for West Ham with his departure from Nantes today. The former Premier League Leicester City boss has parted company with French Ligue One outfit after leading them into tenth place last season. And with the Hammers very much in the market […]

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Media backlash against the West Ham board

ITV and BBC Sports presenter & journalist Jacqui Oatley is one of a number media people to criticise the West Ham board after yesterday’s statement confirming the departure of David Moyes. The Women in Football ambassador said:  “Everything I hear from people who work at West Ham (or have left) is that it’s “carnage”. Referring to […]

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Moyes post mortem drags on as Rafa hopes rise again

It’s always easy to be wise after the event but the David Moyes passing has raised the usual West Ham post mortem which refuses to go away. It’s now well known that just a few hours after David Gold had gone public with his hopes of a” Moyes stay” the axe was reported to have […]

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Midfielder’s perfect ending

Pedro Obiang has apologised to the Hammers fans for the suffering they were made to endure last season. But he was delighted to step onto the pitch again for the final heart-warming result against Everton on the final day. Speaking to West Ham TV the midfielder said: It was a perfect way to end the season. […]

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Hammers set new boss deadline date

West Ham have set a Wednesday May 23 deadline to have their new boss in place. With Paulo Fonseca out of the frame the club seem now to be focused on bringing in either Unai Emery or Rafa Benitez as their next manager after allowing David Moyes and his backroom team to walk away. Manuel […]

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Emery next up but no Pellegrini contact

Unai Emery remains in the Hammers frame despite a lack of English which is hindering the club’s negotiations with top managers. Having seen Paulo Fonesca – interviewed on Monday – sign a new deal at Shakhtar Donetzk, the club are now working their way through a list of names which is also believed to include […]

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Carroll: “The fans deserved it! “

Andy Carroll insists that “hard training” was the key to an Irons revival which saw him grab to goals against West Brom last night (Rues). Speaking after the three pointer he told West Ham TV: “It was good. It was nice to get a start and get some goals and the three points. It was a […]

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Westley pride as U23s advance

Academy boss had nothing but praise for his under 23s despite despite a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers last night as the youngsters progressed to the knockout rounds of the Checkatrade Trophy. The Irons now meet  Luton Town in the last-32 after finishing second in their group and Westley said: “We have to be positive to start […]

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Make a Friday night LS date with the U 23s

West Ham’s under 23s are having a magical season and becoming widely discussed  by Irons fan base this season. And with calls growing for the inclusion of one or two in the first team, we all have an ideal chance to run the rule over the youngsters at the London Stadium on Friday evening (kick […]

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Video: Watch the Martinez goals as double decision looms

West Ham have a double decision looming on Toni Martinez’s future as the club heads towards the second half of the season. The goal machine Spaniard – signed from Valencia last summer for £2.75 million last year – has a clause in the contract which involves a further payment to his former club once he breaks […]

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Martinez double as U21s see off League One Rovers!

Tony Martinez grabbed a brace with Martin Samuelsen getting in on the goal scoring act as West Ham’s under 21s brushed aside League opposition in the shape of Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium tonight. It was a tremendous display by the boys who came from behind after a first minute goal by the League […]

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Hammers look for important win tonight

West Ham’s youngsters are looking to move into the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy at Bristol Rovers tonight! The Hammers are allowed to include overage players in the squad but need to have at least 6 U21s in the starting line-up, and we go into the game with three points from three in Southern Group C following […]

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Make no mistake – this Iron is going to the top

Academey boss Terry Westley has revealed just how quickly the outstanding Hammers prospect Declan Rice is growing up. A highly impressive performance against Spurs was followed by an excellent 15 minute sub appearance late on yesterday as Palace stormed the Irons defensive barricades. But the teenager was bang to the fore, making one superb intervention […]

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U23s v Man City can pave way for a great day

West Ham’s under 23s can pave the way for the first team when they spring into action against a bang in form Manchester City outfit at Dagenham this afternoon (KO: 1.30 pm). Academy boss Terry Westley is set to name his youngest team of the season with four under 18s taking their places in the […]

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Westley looks for U23 cheer against Chelsea on Sunday

Academy boss Terry Westley has told his under 23 squad they all have a chance of forcing their way into the first team with a top performance tomorrow (Sun). Westley – like everybody else was devastated by the first team’s 3-0 defeat by Brighton – but told the youngsters: “When things like that happen there’s […]

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Big Martinez decision looming as U23s roar on

West Ham’s under 23s lifted themselves into third place behind the merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton in Premier League 2 with their great 4-2 win over Manchester United yesterday (Sun). And given they have been without inspirational skipper Declan Rice until yesterday the newly promoted Hammers can be delighted with their brilliant start. They have […]

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Hammers confident they will sign top prospect

West Ham are confident that superb young prospect Domigos Quina is set to sign his first professional contract with the club next month. Talks between the club and his advisers have been going on for several weeks and so far have proceedeed without any hitches. Quina is unable to sign a professional contract until he […]

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Young striker grabs first Hammers LS hat-trick

Academy boss Terry Westley was delighted to see one of his own become the first Hammer to score a London Stadium hat-trick and told Toni Martinez: “You won’t take that ball off him!” The young Spaniard sent a timely message to Slaven Bilic that he’s ready to step up to the first team and an […]

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