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On This Day: 2016: Hammers Edge Past Black Cats In Lunchtime Kick-Off

In the first edition of our weekly On This Day series, we take you back in time to relive a memorable West Ham United clash that occurred on this very day two years ago. Cast your minds back to the late winter of 2016, “7 Years” by Lukas Graham was at the very summit of the United Kingdom Music Charts and a British nurse had just been admitted to a London Hospital believed …

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Nothing Left To The Imagination: Hammers Defender Evra Displays Anfield Battle Scars

West Ham United defender Patrice Evra bared all on his imaginative Twitter account on Sunday afternoon, showing the true price of his second Premier League debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. The 36-year-old was signed on a short-term contract by David Moyes’ side at the beginning of February and made his first start since joining up with the Hammers on Merseyside at the weekend. While his new club were downed 4-1 by Jurgen Klopp’s Reds courtesy…

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Hammers Thrashed At Anfield As United Get The Better Of The Blues On Super Sunday

After another enthralling weekend of Premier League action, Matchday Twenty-Eight to be precise, it’s now time to look back at all the drama from the last few days, as David Moyes’ Anfield misery continued with West Ham United and two of the “Big six” met in a Super Sunday showdown. The two days of action began at the King Power Stadium live on Sky Sports on Saturday lunchtime with the meeting of Claude Puel’s Leicester City and Paul Lambert’s Stoke …

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Arnautovic Impresses As Defenders Rack Up Low Scores In Anfield Outing To Forget For Hammers

Let’s take an in-depth look at West Ham United player performance from their Saturday afternoon Premier League thrashing by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield, as David Moyes’ misery against the Reds away from home continued at his newest club. Adrian San-Miguel: 7/10 Having kept a clean sheet last time out at home to Watford at London Stadium, the Spanish shot-stopper would endure an afternoon to forget in a hurry on Merseyside. Though Adrian was not visibly at fault …

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Racy Reds Prove Too Hot To Handle For Hapless Hammers At Anfield

A barnstorming attacking performance from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool saw them add to David Moyes’ Anfield misery by thrashing his West Ham United team 4-1 at the ground in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Reds seized the advantage in the first period through a rare goal from Germany midfielder Emre Can, a lead that they increased after the break thanks to the red-hot Mo Salah continuing his prolific form. Roberto Firmino was next to strike for the hosts …

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Classic Match: Volume Nineteen: Liverpool 0-3 West Ham United August 2015

In the 19th Volume of our weekly Classic Match series, we delve into the archives once more to take you through another memorable West Ham United clash from down the years, this time around, it involves their Saturday opposition at Anfield in Liverpool. Cast your kinds back to the late summer of 2015, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”, by Jess Glynne was at the very summit of the British Music Charts and …

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Hammers Defender Fonte Leaves For China Ahead Of World Cup

The departure of West Ham United defender Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang was announced by the club yesterday afternoon amid days of speculation. The 34-year-old makes the move to China for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £5 million, just over a year after becoming a Hammer for £8 million in the January 2017 Transfer Window, joining from Southampton. Fonte’s motive for upping sticks and moving is believed to be forcing …

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Bobby Moore: 25 Years Gone But Never Forgotten: Club Remembers Greatest Son

West Ham United will today pay tribute to the memory and legacy of their favourite ever footballing son and England legend of all time Bobby Moore on the 25th anniversary of his tragic death at the tender age of 51. The first of a fortnight of tributes that will be paid to the Three Lions’ first and only ever FIFA World Cup-winning captain will take place at today’s Premier League clash with Liverpool…

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The hills are alive with the sound of music!

As if the Von Trapp family had burst into song, so did Marko Arnautovic return from injury to put on another committed and dazzling display at home to Watford last week. He certainly showed what we had been missing for a few weeks and even inspired our front-runners to attack with more purpose. Now in the middle of a two-week training camp with the rest of the boys due to an embarrassing FA Cup exit to Wigan…

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The Pied Piper and the fleeing rats!

“The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one calls vice or virtue, the most appalling vice being the ignorance that thinks it knows everything and which consequently authorises…

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Of Noble Mice and Risen Men

John Steinbeck, in 1937, told the tale of George Milton & Lennie Small who searched for toil in the days of the Great Depression in the United States. Theirs was a friendship that nurtured a brotherhood and undying loyalty to each other until the day came where one would meet his fate for deadly transgressions but lacking intent of purpose. Mark Noble has led our club with grace, desire and passion…and what he lacked in pace and raw talent, he has …

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Early Pask Strike Sees Young Hammers Topple PL2 League Leaders

A rare goal from the unlikeliest of sources in West Ham United Development Squad centre-back Josh Pask was enough to give Terry Westley’s men a shock victory away at high-flyers Liverpool in the Premier League 2 Division 1 on Saturday afternoon. The game’s only strike came in only the third minute of the affair, Pask getting himself on the end of a Marcus Browne delivery to beat Caoimhin Kelleher between the sticks and give his team …

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Where Are They Now? Lionel Scaloni

Argentine defender Lionel Scaloni was one of a rare and special few South Americans to wear the colours of West Ham United, doing so for a mere few months during the 2005/2006 campaign. But, how did he manage to make it into the club’s history books? Why did his spell in East London come to an impromptu end? And more importantly, where is he now? Lionel Scaloni Born in the Rosario region of Argentina in the year of 1978, a …

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Who Will Swoop 2017/2018 Hammer Of The Year? Five Strong Candidates

With the annual West Ham United Player Awards a mere three months away, it’s now time to check out some of the main candidates for the night’s showcase award, the Hammer of the Year, there are some old favourites and some new unlikely names too. Pablo Zabaleta The veteran full-back arrived from Manchester City in the summer on a free Transfer and was expected to play second fiddle to his younger colleague at right-back…

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It Is Time To Tango!

The war party drums get louder and louder. The crowd inhales in desperation and exhales in utter frustration. The movers and shakers deflect…and the masses congregate to urge their soldiers on whilst being riddled with internal dissenters…and the fans haven’t even gone to the match yet! If we could only close our eyes and dream of better days and fortunes found, to rid ourselves of such absurdity and beckon footballing purity. Ultimately we are to be one voice who loyally…

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Classic Match: Volume Eighteen: Blackburn Rovers 1-5 West Ham United February 2016

In the 18th Volume of our Classic Match series, we delve deep into the archives once more to relive a West Ham United memorable encounter from down the years with you, this time around ahead of the weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Fifth-Round action, it’s a famous outing in Football’s oldest competition. Cast your minds back to the late winter of 2016, “Seven Years” by Lukas Graham was at the very…

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Happy Days Are Here Again

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. The sun’s gonna shine, the sky will be blue. I think I’m going to head to the gym, pop into the supermarket on the way back home, make myself a gourmet fry up, potter in the garden, then on the pop for the rest of the day. Yes sireee it’s going to be a great weekend. ‘Why is it going to be so…

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Throwback Thursday: 2012: Love Is in the Air at the Boleyn Ground

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Jack, 30 and a lifelong West Ham United fan and Season Ticket holder about a special Valentines’ Day table for two in a very unlikely place. “Around six years ago I can vividly remember a February like no other, the big day was fast-approaching, and I had run out of ideas of what I might get my beloved girlfriend Beth. By the …

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Two Scoops of Kiwi Ice Cream Please!

When Winston Reid left his native New Zealand at the age of 10 years old, few would have thought that he would have become the player he is today, to be held in such high regard by players and fans alike. When he moved to Denmark and began to make waves within the Danish footballing system, it became apparent that this lad had the potential for great things and a brilliant footballing career. He joined FC Midtjylland in 2005 in a professional…

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Hammers Boss Moyes Praises Up New Signing Veteran Evra

West Ham United manager David Moyes has heaped praise of the newest member of his squad, 36-year-old former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra. The former French International ad free-agent was signed last week, days after the conclusion of a frustrating January Transfer Window for the club, signing on a short-term deal. Speaking in his Press Conference before the Premier League win over Watford at Rush Green Training Ground last…

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Matchday Twenty-Seven’s Premier League Review: Super City March On As Hammers Down Hornets

In the wake of yet another highly-entertaining weekend of Premier League action Matchday Twenty-Seven to be more precise, it’s not time to take you back through all of the action from the last few days, as Pep Guardiola’s League leaders extended the gap at the top of the table and David Moyes’ West Ham United got back to winning ways. Game Week 27 was kick-off in style at Wembley on Saturday lunchtime when the North London derby rolled…

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Late Browne Penalty Saves London Derby Point For Young Hammers

A second-half spot-kick from young West Ham United Development Squad midfielder Marcus Browne was enough to rescue Terry Westley’s men a draw in the Premier League 2 against Tottenham Hotspur at the Chigwell Construction Stadium yesterday evening. In an entertaining London derby, Keanan Bennetts did give Wayne Burnett’s visitors the lead early on, but Portuguese youngster Domingos Quina levelled things up a short while later in the Division 1 clash. The scores weren’t even for very long with Shilow Tracey putting the…

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Main Talking Points: West Ham United vs Watford: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Seven

It’s now time to take a look back at some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of Saturday’s Premier League clash between David Moyes’ West Ham United and Javier Gracia’s Watford at the London Stadium, as the Hammers remained unbeaten at home in all competitions in 2018. Hammers Claim Vital Relegation-Battle Points West Ham’s win against the Hornets over the weekend wasn’t just significant in carrying on their impressive…

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Matchday Twenty-Seven’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Host Hornets As League Leaders Look To Tame Foxes

After a midweek of FA Cup Fourth-Round Replay action, the Premier League is back for another full round of fixtures this weekend, Matchday Twenty-Seven to you and me and what a few days it promises to be as David Moyes’ West Ham United host Watford and Pep Guardiola’s League leaders entertain former champions Leicester City. The next three days’ Footballing action will get underway in some style tomorrow lunchtime, with …

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West Ham United Disprove Paper Talk Over David Moyes’ Future

West Ham United have responded to newspaper rumours stating that Scottish manager David Moyes is set to leave at the end of the season over the last few days. The gossip, which first appeared in the Daily Telegraph, claimed that the former Manchester United boss’ departure is on the cards in the summer, regardless of whether or not the club manage to avoid Relegation from the Premier League. In a statement first released on their official …

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Match Preview: West Ham United U23s vs Sunderland U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Sixteen

In the sixteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad play host to Elliot Dickman’s Sunderland Development Squad in what is set to be an intriguing East London battle. The young Hammers will be looking to bounce back instantly from a disappointing League defeat away at Swansea City a week ago, while the Young Black Cats were also in action last week, Sunday to be more precise when they went down 1-3 …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 6
2 Arsenal 6
3 Manchester City 4
4 Manchester United 4
5 Brighton & Hov… 4
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4
7 AFC Bournemouth 4
8 Sheffield United 4
9 Everton 4
10 Burnley 3
11 Norwich City 3
12 Leicester City 2
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
14 Crystal Palace 1
15 Chelsea 1
16 West Ham United 1
17 Aston Villa 0
18 Newcastle United 0
19 Southampton 0
20 Watford 0

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