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The Hammers Loan Report: Snodgrass’ Villa March On As Samuelsen Makes Brewers Debut

It’s that time of the week yet again, to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars in various different parts of Britain and see how they’ve been getting on over the last week, as Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa marched on and Martin Samuelsen made his Burton Albion bow. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) Fresh from a handy away victory at the City Ground last weekend, the Scottish winger and his Villa side, under Steve Bruce, welcomed …

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Luke Talks Norwich City And West Ham United Comparisons with Jack (OffThePitchFM)

This week on A Week In The World Of West Ham United, Luke is joined by FMG Podcast Editor and Higher Tempo Press Site Lead Jack to discuss a range of topics, including their joint-admiration of Dean Ashton, don’t miss it. The post Luke Talks Norwich City And West Ham United Comparisons with Jack (OffThePitchFM) appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Stern Foxes Hold Young Hammers In Premier League 2 Stalemate

Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad were left frustrated by Steve Beaglehole’s Leicester City at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on Friday evening, as the spoils were shared in their PL2 Division One encounter. Both sides had their opportunities throughout the end-to-end affair, the likes of Grady Diangana, Domingos Quina and prolific Spanish forward Antonio Martinez always looked a threat for the hosts, but never came close enough. While for the visitors…

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Transfer Champagne Supernova or Fizzy Plonk!

“From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the Gathering; when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you… until now” – Highlander Like some Hollywood script playing out before our eyes, the January transfer window steamrolls into our consciousness daring to peak our enthusiasm however when it …

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Are West Ham flattering to deceive?

A few weeks ago I was at an all-time low with not only my appraisal of the team performances but also with the ongoing club owners’ shenanigans…to the point that I felt compelled to ring into radio shows to voice my displeasure. At the spritely age of 47, I’ve had an unwavering support for our club since I was a boy but had drifted in and out of pleasure with the teams and players over…

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10 Things you didn’t Know About: Shrewsbury Town

West Ham face high flying Shrewsbury Town in a tricky tie in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on Sunday here are 10 facts about you may not know about Sundays opponents 1.  Shrewsbury were formed in 1886 at the Turf Hotel Shrewsbury. 2.  Shrewsbury were admitted to the Football League in 1950 following the Football Leagues decision to extend the League from 88 teams to 92. 3.  Shrewsbury have won the Welsh Cup 6 times a record for an English team. 4.  Shrewsbury Town played at former …

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We need to talk about Andy

When I got back from The London Stadium and settled down with a coffee to watch Match of The Day after seeing West Ham climb out of the relegation zone I had a feeling of jubilation that we’re finally on the up. I scrolled through various club sites and forums and couldn’t believe what I was reading about Andy Carroll, you know the guy who’d just scored twice to win the match in the dying seconds. Never has there been a player…

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Idle Thoughts on the FA Cup

I have, on a previous occasion, mentioned the story my Uncle Tommy used to tell, of the day, way back in the early 1930s, when, having finished his shift down the mine, he walked into Sunderland for the big match, paid his tanner to get in and, once inside, would have paid a shilling to get out again, such was the crush inside the ground as Sunderland recorded their biggest-ever attendance. The record books show…

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I’m The Boss: Keep the Momentum!

An injury time winner from Andy Carroll moved West Ham out of the relegation zone and started the punishing run of 3 games in 6 days on a positive note. Under David Moyes West Ham have developed the knack of scoring late goals and so it proved again on Tuesday night. West Ham developed a certain amount of steel and that has to becoming from the Manager, our captain Mark Noble proved …

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Podcast: 2017 Festivities 2 – A Year Of West Ham United

In this week’s Festive edition of A Week In The World Of West Ham United, Luke looks back at what has been a turbulent year in East London, from January’s dismal home defeats to the sacking of Slaven Bilic. The post Podcast: 2017 Festivities 2 – A Year Of West Ham United appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Hammers Boss Moyes: “The Stuff About Sakho Was A Load Of Rubbish”

West Ham United Manager has played down rumours of a possible rift between him and Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho as he prepares his side to face Newcastle United at home in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon. Speaking in response questions about the situation with Sakho, during his Pre-Newcastle Press Conference at Rush Green Training Ground, which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, the Scotsman stated, “The stuff about Sakho, for …

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Carabao Cup Preview: The Quarter-Finals: Irons Clash With Gunners As United Travel To Bristol

We are into the Last Eight of the 2017/2018 Carabao Cup campaign and what a round of matches lay ahead, as the Hammers travel to the Emirates for a London Derby and the Robins entertain the possibility of a giant-killing at home to the Red Devils. Leicester City vs Manchester City (Tuesday 7:45 PM) To kick-off Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action, the Foxes play host to the Citizens in an all-Premier League matchup in the …

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I’m The Boss: A different challenge but another result needed

Another solid defensive performance from West Ham on Wednesday has given the team a solid foundation to build on, the results against Arsenal and Chelsea and the performance against Manchester City gave the fans some reasons for cautious optimism. Moyes is a pragmatist, the tactics against Arsenal and Chelsea demonstrated that, but with the attacking players in the team West Ham do still carry a threat. West Ham face a struggling Stoke team this Saturday and face a different sort …

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Throwback Friday: 1979: From Cyprus To East London

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from a Cypriot Hammer about the day he became a member of the Claret & Blue Army, just under 40 years ago. “I was born in Cyprus in 1960 and come to England with my family in 1972. We settled in Hackney Downs Secondary School. I began to make friends and although I had learnt English growing up I had an accent and with my broken English, I managed to converse with…

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Hammers Frustrate Gunners In London Stadium Stalemate

David Moyes’ West Ham United were locked in a goalless draw in East London last night with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, in a game that far from caught the imagination of the London Stadium faithful. Both teams had their opportunities, but these were few and far between as the rain fell in the Capital, the home side going closest in the closing stages through Javier Hernandez. The visitors’ biggest threat to the organised hosts’ back line…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about… Arsenal

West Ham face Arsenal as David Moyes looks to capitalise on Saturday’s fantastic result here are 10 facts about our opponents on Wednesday 1. Arsenal were founded in 1886 by Munitions workers at the Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal armaments factory in Woolwich. 2. One of the founder members of the club was a former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper by the name of Fred Beardsley. Beardsley obtained a set of red shirts from his former club giving Arsenal the club colours they still…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Frustration All Round For The Hammer Loanees This Week

It’s that time of the week again to check in with our loanee Hammers both in England and on The Continent and have a look at how they have performed in the last seven days as Reece Burke, Josh Cullen, Robert Snodgrass and Reece Oxford were all left frustrated. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Much like many of the other loan stars, it would be a frustrating weekend for the Academy pairing in Lancashire …

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Arnautovic Nets First Hammers Goal To Down Blues In Shock Win

A first-half volley from Marko Arnautovic was enough to overcome a shell-shocked Chelsea side under Antonio Conte and deliver David Moyes a first win in charge of West Ham United at The London Stadium on Saturday. The Austrian’s strike came in just the eighth minute of The Premier League clash, as the travelling Blues enjoyed plenty of possession but could never really find a final ball. When they did have their moments, however, the likes of Alvaro Morata …

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‘Board In’, ‘Board Out’. It’s time to shake it all about!

Fortunes always hiding, but will we ever find them? Supporting West Ham United isn’t always an easy task. In my lifetime we’ve been through two relegations, a play-off final defeat and an unforgettable FA Cup final heartbreak. But for some strange reason, we always come back for more. Why? Because supporting our club is a passion, some would even say it’s an addiction. No matter what heartbreak may be around the corner, we absolutely love supporting our boys in…

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Adrian San-Miguel: The Keeper Comeback Hero

West Ham United’s Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San-Miguel impressed fans and Pundits alike wildly with a superb display of saves in last Sunday’s narrow defeat to League leaders Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium. His performance has piled pressure on regular No1 and England man Joe Hart, who has shipped the most goals in The Premier League this season, the man who had originally displaced him after making a loan move from The Citizens in the summer. Adrian is now set to…

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Hammers Draw Shrews In FA Cup Third Round Amid Hectic Schedule

The Draw for the Third Round of the 2017/2018 Football Association Challenge Cup was made on Monday night with West Ham United being given an away trip to face League One Shrewsbury Town at The New Meadow in early January. The tie will see both Joe Hart and David Moyes return to their former employers, Hart, England’s No1, started out his coveted Career with The Town, leaving for Manchester City in 2006. Whereas, Hammers Boss Moyes represented …

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Hungry Hatters Dump Young Hammers Out Of Checkatrade Trophy

A physical performance from Nathan Jones’ Luton Town was enough to thrash Terry Westley’s U23s at Kenilworth Road last night, as the Bedfordshire side progressed to the Last 16 of The Checkatrade Trophy. The hosts first took the lead on 28 minutes through Lawson D’Ath and while the visitors wasted their chances, teenage prodigy Aaron Jarvis doubled the advantage just after the break. It was then made three by fellow starlet Kavan Cotter in the last …

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Hammers Boss Moyes Stays Cool On January Transfer Window Activity

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has commented positively on the notion of possible buying activity in the upcoming January Transfer Window as he faces an injury crisis. Speaking in his Pre-Manchester City Press Conference, in which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, at Rush Green Training Centre on Friday afternoon, the Scotsman stated, “Well, they (The Owners) told me when I came that if things were needed in January, it would be possible to do so, but I said…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Burke Puts In Fine Showing As Cullen, Snodgrass And Oxford Left Disappointed

It’s that time of the week yet again, to check in with our various loan stars after a busy week of Football both in England and on The Continent as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen tasted sweet victory, Robert Snodgrass performed well on the road and there was yet more frustration for Reece Oxford in Germany. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) In the wake of a 5-1 away embarrassment at the hands of Championship …

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Classic Match: Volume Two: Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United September 2016

With tomorrow’s Premier League trip to The Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City now just over 24 hours away, we delve into the archives once again in the second edition of our Classic Match series to relive a much happier evening than tomorrow promises to be in Manchester. Cast your mind back to the late summer of 2016, “Easy Love” by Sigala was on top of The UK Charts and NASA was about to announce that it had found the first traces of …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Manchester City

West Ham face Manchester City on Sunday here are some facts about our opponents: 1.  Manchester City were formed in 1880 as St Marks West Gorton. The club was formed by two church wardens to create a new past time for local men as the area was plagued by gang violence and alcoholism. 2.  The Club was known as St Marks West Gorton until 1887 when they became Ardwick Association Football Club before being named Manchester City in…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 93
2 Liverpool 92
3 Chelsea 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 71
5 Arsenal 69
6 Manchester United 58
7 West Ham United 56
8 Leicester City 52
9 Brighton & Hov… 51
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 51
11 Newcastle United 49
12 Crystal Palace 48
13 Brentford 46
14 Aston Villa 45
15 Southampton 40
16 Everton 39
17 Leeds United 38
18 Burnley 35
19 Watford 23
20 Norwich City 22

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