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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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Idle Thoughts: The 1920’s

In my last ‘idle thoughts’ musings, I wrote of the fascination of old football memorabilia; programmes, handbooks, newspaper articles which could waft you back through the generations and provide you with a glimpse of life as it was in the days of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. A typical Hammers’ programme of the early 1920s was of four pages, the front page given over to the editorial and lists of current goal-scorers, the back …

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Throwback Thursday: 2011: A Ray Of Light In West Ham United’s Darkest Hours

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from James, 56 and a lifelong Hammers fan and Season Ticket holder about a magical afternoon at Upton Park. “I took my young kids to their first Hammers game in the 2010/2011 campaign but from what I can remember of it, it was a torrid and ill-fated season. What should have been a special campaign for both me and my children was ruined, …

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Where Are They Now? Marco Boogers

When it comes to “worst Premier League signing in history” or “worst signing in football history”, Hammers legend Marco Boogers is certainly a hard man to overlook or beat, actually, the latter was easy. But, how did the Dutch forward find himself in the best league in the world? How did he earn such an infamous reputation during his time in East London? And where is he now? Marco Boogers …

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M7: International Football And A Yellow Submarine defeats The U23’s.

It’s the International break (yawn), this week on A Week in the World of West Ham United. Luke discusses the boredom of a typical international break and reviews all of the action from last weekend. The post M7: International Football And A Yellow Submarine defeats The U23’s. appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Are the boos as bad as they first appear?

I’ve seen a lot of comments on social media suggesting that those who booed West Ham this weekend against Swansea are “plastic fans” and didn’t deserve to go to the game and back the team. How can they be plastic fans? I have only been a season ticket holder at the club for five years and over the past few games it has been perhaps the most frustrating to watch West Ham play. Our excuse last season for …

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West Ham ace Lanzini’s extra training sessions in fight for full fitness ahead of crucial clash at Burnley

West Ham star Manuel Lanzini is being put through his paces by physio Gary Lewin in a bid to build up his fitness ahead of the crucial Premier League clash at Burnley. The Argentine ace has been sidelined for a spell with a niggling knee problem but made a return in the 1-0 top flight win over Swansea on Saturday at the London Stadium. The victory, secured thanks to a last-gasp …

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West Ham super-sub Masuaku pledges to graft hard in bid to sink Burnley and climb Premier League

Super-sub Arthur Masuaku has vowed to try to inspire the collective work rate to help West Ham zoom up the Premier League table — but first he has to be chosen to start by boss Slaven Bilic. Masuaku, 23, has won over Irons fans thanks to recent dazzling displays from the bench, the latest of which saw him deliver a perfect assist to allow Diafra Sakho to score a last-gasp winner in the much-needed 1-0 victory …

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Did Bilic get it tactically right?

Slaven Bilic’s tactics have been quite confusing to most fans recently with the most confusing obviously playing Javier Hernandez out of position by playing him at left or right wing. Many fans including myself thought it was bizarre how when Michail Antonio got injured against Tottenham last Saturday he brought on Andy Carroll instead of the straight position swap for Andre Ayew who later made an appearance. At the early stage of the…

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Idle Thoughts on how it all started

What causes us to develop an attachment for one particular football team in preference to another? Some will choose simply to follow their local team. The first people I remember as having any interest in football were my Dad’s cousin, Tony, and his father. Often we would visit my Aunt in Leytonstone on a Saturday afternoon and around about teatime, the pair of them would come home, having spent the afternoon watching Leyton Orient, whose ground was within walking distance. Another …

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I’m The Boss: Pragmatism and Directness

Tottenham come to the London Stadium in mixed form, their struggles at Wembley continue but performances against Everton and Dortmund highlight their undoubted class. West Ham will need to be at their very best to stay with Spurs in this fixture, a win here would really kick-start the season and could help make our home really feel like home. Bilic has set the team up with 3 at the back and I would keep Declan Rice in there alongside Fonte and…

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Wilson Double Condemns U23’s To Third Consecutive Defeat

A first-half brace from Harry Wilson was enough for Liverpool’s youngsters to extend their 100% record in The PL2 Division One this season, as our Hammer starlets tumbled down the table in Dagenham. The encounter was one that could have gone either way as agonizing chances continued to go by the wayside in the early stages for Terry Westley’s men against a clinical Reds side. There was all change before the game as both Westley and Liverpool boss Neil Critchley …

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Player Ratings: West Bromwich Albion vs West Ham United: Premier League Match Day Five

Let’s take a look at how each featuring Squad member rated out of ten in Saturday’s stalemate at The Hawthorns, as we ended our run of three consecutive League away defeats. Joe Hart: 7/10 With very little to do for the second consecutive Game, it turned out to be a relaxing afternoon for England’s No1. The Baggies failed to register a single shot on target until the last ten minutes at The Hawthorns, allowing for Hart’s third …

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The Noble and Tevez show! West Ham skipper recalls stunning goal and Argentinian ace’s double

Mark Noble has fond memories of the last time West Ham beat Bolton. Rightly so. For the Irons skipper executed a stunning volley to snatch one of the best goals of his career. And in the same encounter, a certain Carlos Tevez hit a brace. West Ham ace Noble is fighting to be fit for tomorrow’s Carabao Cup fourth round clash with the Trotters at the London Stadium. He does so after missing Premier League encounters with Huddersfield…

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Podcast M4: Hammers Finally Taste Vital Victory as The William Carvalho Saga Rages On

This week on a Week In The World Of West Ham United, we discuss all of the pressing Hammers issues that have dominated headlines over the past seven days. Including, Monday night’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town and the upcoming Cup and League clashes. The post Podcast M4: Hammers Finally Taste Vital Victory as The William Carvalho Saga Rages On appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Handle with care! West Ham boss Bilic admits he treats injury-prone Carroll with kid gloves

Slaven Bilic has admitted he is happy to handle injury-plagued striker Andy Carroll with kid gloves to get the best out of the West Ham talisman. Carroll was fit again for the win over Huddersfield on Monday after another in  lay-off and he proved hugely influential in the 2-0 win at the London Stadium. The victory gave Bilic’s men their first points of the season, and helped them climb off the bottom of the table. And collecting three points eased…

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Now let’s cash in on confidence at WBA, says West Ham ace Pablo Zabaleta

Pablo Zabaleta wants his West Ham team-mates to carry the confidence from the vital win over Huddersfield into the Premier League showdown at West Brom. Zabaleta says he was delighted to feature so prominently in the 2-0 victory at the London Stadium on Monday; delivering three points to lift the Hammers from the basement position in the top flight. The triumph over David Wagner’s Terriers lifts a huge amount of pressure from …

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Forget Barcelona’s slick football…we’ll be happy to win ugly against Terriers, says West Ham skipper Noble

West Ham skipper Mark Noble is happy to abandon super-slick football played by the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid and win ugly tonight against Huddersfield. Noble is desperate to help under-fire Slaven Bilic’s side snatch their first win of the season when they host the Terriers at the London Stadium. Bilic’s beleaguered outfit sit bottom of the Premier League table after three defeats on the road and go into their first home game of the campaign…

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West Ham’s Andy Carroll is ‘own worst enemy’ when returning from injury, says new physio Lewin

Andy Carroll has been told he has been his own worst enemy when busting a gut to play for West Ham after time out injured. Big hitman Carroll has endured his fair share of time sidelined through being crocked and has yet to feature this campaign through a thigh problem. But he looks set to figure in some way when the Hammers face Huddersfield Town on Monday at the London Stadium …

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Throwback Thursday: 2010: An Aussie’s Fairy Tale West Ham United Story

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Bret,18 and a lifelong Hammer about his first experience of East London on a magically festive night at Upton Park. “Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1998, I was brought up to a life of West Ham United and sunshine, a combination that rarely exists in my country of origin. Although my whole family are avid Hammers, living over 10,000 miles from the East End means that it is near…

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Sell West Ham and quit London Stadium within five years, says Hammers legend McAvennie

West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan have been urged to sell the Hammers to allow the club to leave the London Stadium. Frustrated Irons fans have yet to embrace fully the stadium and the players have struggled to a make their home advantage count in games. And legendary striker Frank McAvennie believes if a moneybags buyer can be found, the club will be playing home matches at a different venue to the former Olympic Stadium within five years…

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U23’s Hammer Sorry Swans In Sunday Rout

Outstanding goals from Nathan Holland, Grady Diangana, Dan Kemp and a brilliant brace from Spanish forward Antonio Martinez was enough for Terry Westley’s youngsters to thrash Swansea City and continue a lengthy unbeaten run at The Chigwell Construction Stadium yesterday afternoon. Our starlets have made a glorious start to life in The PL2 Division One, earning a fantastic point against the reigning Champions’ Everton and beating Tottenham Hotspur away from …

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Hammers Loan Report: Burke And Cullen Suffer Hull City Misery As Oxford Is Kept Waiting For Bundesliga Bow

It is now time to check in with our bright young Academy starlets on their loan moves, as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen slumped to defeat with The Trotters and Reece Oxford continues to wait for his Bundesliga bow. Reece Burke And Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Homegrown duo Reece Burke and Josh Cullen are continuing to gain vital first-team experience in The Sky Bet Championship for Phil Parkinson’s Bolton by assuming their respective starting…

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Tactics: West Ham’s best XI and formation to guarantee three points v Newcastle

While it was pleasing to see us gain a much needed win over Cheltenham Town during the week, perhaps we should not get too carried away. While Cheltenham play in a league, three levels below the Premier League, the home team put in a spirited effort and it was gratifying to make it through to […]

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Saints benefit from Masonic help

Southampton’s victory over West Ham came with more than just a little help from the Masonic lodge of referee’s, Lee Mason. His decision to award a last minute penalty for the adjudged push by Zabeleta on Yoshida condemned the luck less hammers to another away days defeat and left us propping up the table. If ever a game though, highlighted an explanation of the mystical West Ham Way, then this was it. Winston Reid, …

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Stellar U23’s Complete Second-Half Comeback To Stun Strong Spurs

Terry Westley’s U23’s completed a remarkable second-half fightback to overcome Premier League 2 Title favorites Tottenham Hotspur and earn the youngsters’ a first-ever victory in Division One. The lunch-time kick-off took place at The Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre in North London and saw the hosts field an impressive line-up that boasted some of the game’s brightest prospects. Wayne Burnett’s side included the likes of England U19 star Marcus Edwards, captain …

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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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