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Match Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Six

In the twenty-sixth round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, David Moyes West Han United make the trip to face off with Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion in a battle of two teams that are desperately trying to pull away from danger in the bottom half of the table. The Seagulls are fresh from a 1-1 away draw at the hands of South Coast rivals Southampton on Wednesday evening, while…

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Comfortably Numb Are We? 

“Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?” Pink Floyd Well cover me in goose fat, whack up the oven and prick me when I’m done because the honeymoon is over as we have opened the gates of apathy and let in the plebs once more. I had taken a deep breath and exhaled to inflate my bubble and it had started to …

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Live Blog: David Moyes’ Pre-Brighton & Hove Albion Press Conference Live From Rush Green

1:05 PM: We would like to apologise for the lack of our usual visuals of the front of the Training ground and Media Centre today, we have been experiencing some major technical issues, we hope to get those images up as soon as we can, go nowhere. 1:00 PM: Good afternoon from a very chilly Rush Green Training Ground where we have finally arrived to bring you live coverage of David Moyes’ Pre-…

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Hugill Joins as Youngsters Depart on Transfer Deadline Day for West Ham United

Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill hooked up with West Ham United on what was a busy Deadline Day for the club yesterday, with a series of departures to accompany the arrival. The forward has netted close to 20 goals for the Lilywhites in just over 80 appearances in League One and the Championship for them, he is 25 years of age. It will be the first time that Hugill has played in the …

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Matchday Twenty-Five’s Premier League Review: Hammers Claim Crucial Point as City Extend Lead at the Top

After an enthralling two nights of the Premier League, Matchday Twenty-Five to be more precise, it’s now time to take you back through all the spills and thrills that were in store as David Moyes’ West Ham United claimed a comeback point against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace and it was business as usual for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The midweek English Top-Flight action began at the Liberty Stadium two days ago with Arsene …

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Young Hammers Thrashed By Ruthless Swans In Wales

Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad were on the receiving end of a three-goal drubbing by Cameron Toshack’s Swansea City in their Monday evening Premier League 2 clash at the Landore Training Centre. The Swans’ win came courtesy of first-half goals from East London-born forward George Byers and 19-year-old Jordan Garrick, leaving the East Londoners with a very tough hill to climb in the second period. They tried with…

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Between the sticks and out of sorts!

Fortuitous it may have been, but when Hart was excluded from the team that faced Man City, Adrian stepped in and has never looked out of favour…but should he be resting on his laurels? The goalkeeper situation at West Ham has given rise to much debate and with prejudices set aside, we are looking at two men who have very similar performance statistics but fans seem to favour the Spaniard over the Englishman…

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The Tortugan Pirates

Long gone the days when a football team would be littered with boys from the local area and owned by fully committed likely lads. English teams flirted with overseas players with some exceptions to mostly dire performers who failed to hit the high note. Anyone remember Alberto Tarantini who signed for Birmingham City in the 1978 after winning the World Cup with Argentina? I do…barely! He was supposed to bring us football fans a taste of foreign flair but all…

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Classic Match: Volume Fifteen: West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace January 2017

In the 15th edition of our Classic Match series, we delve through the archives once more to relive a memorable West Ham United clash from down the years, this time around the opposition were Tuesday night’s visitors to the London Stadium in London rivals Crystal Palace. Cast your minds back to the cold winter of 2017, Ed Sheeran was at the very summit the United Kingdom Music Charts with “Shape of You” and the Prime Minister Theresa…

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What’s the first rule of Relegation Fight Club?

You know it and you dare not even whisper it. You don’t talk about relegation fight club…even though that fight is never far away. The revolution under Moyes would see our overall performances improve, results that grant us valuable points to pull us clear of danger and dares to suggest fights for survival are for impoverished street urchins where all hope is lost. Like a red-headed Pitt and Norton combination of Tyler Durden, Moyes has stood proudly over…

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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic vs West Ham United: Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

In the Fourth Round of the 2017/2018 Emirates FA Cup, David Moyes’ West Ham United make the trip to face off with Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic, in a meeting of teams two Division apart, the hosts in League One and the visitors in the Premier League. The Latics go into the tie off the back of an impressive away triumph over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, whereas, the Hammers were also last …

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Hammers Boss Moyes Hopes New Signing Mario Can “Hit The Ground Running”

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has passed his judgment on new loan signing from Inter Milan Joao Mario, as the Portuguese International finalises his deal in East London. After confirming that the exciting attacker was presently undergoing his Medical to join the club in his Pre-Wigan Athletic Press Conference at Rush Green, which MooreThanJustAClub were fortunate enough to be in, the former Manchester United Manager had this to say about the former European Champion, “I watched…

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The Godfather: Going to the Mattresses!

When Marlon Brando built his portrayed mafia empire, ultimately he knew that his power was only as strong as the loyalty of his men and the legacy endowed upon his children. In Moyes, we have our very own Vito Corleone…The Boss…the man with the plan…The Godfather to guide us to premier legitimacy with his Genco Oil silky smooth football…or so we would hope. With the assured assistance from his Caporegimes …

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Classic Match: Volume Fourteen: West Ham United 2-1 Liverpool (AET) February 2016

In the 14th edition of our Classic Match series, we dig deep in the archives once more to take you through a memorable clash from down the years, this time around, we relive a certain FA Cup Fourth Round replay with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground. Cast your minds back to the late winter of 2016, “Pillowtalk” by Zayn Malik was at the very summit of the British Music Charts and Storm Imogen had just battered the…

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Sing a song a sixpence!

Let’s be honest…before Moyes came along we were like flat pancakes smothered in bitter lemon and in need of sugar. Yes our Crêpes Suzette had left a sour taste in our mouths and quite frankly I’d lost my appetite for anything more. So, along came William Wallace…who had suffered a few spankings but had come back with face painted claret and blue, chest puffed out, sword and shield in hand and ready to do …

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Brave Young Isla Leads Out Hammers At London Stadium For Cherries Clash

While many will remember last Saturday’s Premier League London Stadium stalemate between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth for what unfolded on the pitch, off it, it was a very special afternoon for one courageous little girl. Isla Caton, three years old and from Hornchurch in Essex, is currently battling a rare and cruel disease that affects only around 100 children per year in the United Kingdom, Neuroblastoma. Isla’s parents Michael Hook and Nikki Caton are…

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Matchday Twenty-Four’s Premier League Review: Cherries Frustrate Hammers As The City Juggernaut Thunders On

After another enthralling long-weekend of the Premier League, it’s now time to look back at all of Game Week 24’s memorable action, as David Moyes’ West Ham United played out a close-knit affair with Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth and normal service was resumed for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Slick Blues Down Slacking Seagulls The first encounter of the Matchday saw an under-pressure Antonio Conte take his Chelsea side to face off with Chris Hughton’s…

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Chicharito Leveller Saves Point For Hammers In Cherries Clash

A second-half strike from West Ham United substitute Javier Hernandez was enough to give them a valuable point against Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The visitors had taken the lead on 71 minutes through Scottish winger Ryan Fraser in an affair that they had played second fiddle in for the most part up until that point, though their advantage wouldn’t last for very…

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Throwback Thursday: 2016: A Memorable Debut for the London Stadium

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Paul, 35 and a lifelong Hammers fan and Season Ticket holder about the first of many magical nights under the lights at the London Stadium, a European adventure. “After watching West Ham play at Upton Park for so many years, I had fallen in love with the place, so the London Stadium was going to have to be very good to …

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Main Talking Points: West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay

It’s now time to take a look at some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of West Ham United’s FA Cup Third Round Replay victory over Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury Town at the London Stadium yesterday evening as David Moyes’ men booked a place in Round Four of Football’s oldest Competition. Burke Finds First Hammers Goal as Youngsters Shine Some times are better than others to net for the first ever time for your boyhood …

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West Ham Fans and Fantasists!

Whether you’ve been a Claret & Blue fan for 60 minutes or 60 years, there is something that we can all agree upon and it plagues every Hammers supporter. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always pretty and good results are never a given…but that just makes us as loyal like no other and proud of what we are, where we’ve been and where we’re heading towards! Ask any fan of any team and you’ll probably hear a similar tale, …

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Match Preview: West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay

In the Third Round Replay stage of the 2017/2018 Emirates Football Association Challenge Cup, David Moyes’ West Ham United meet with Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury Town for the second time in the space of nine days and a place in the Fourth Round up for grabs. The Hammers will go into the clash brimming with confidence having thrashed Huddersfield Town away from home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, while the Shrews were also in action at that time, losing out to …

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Load the torpedo tubes Ensign!

Was John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) prophesying about West Ham when in 1978, he proclaimed with indignant submission, on the San Francisco Winterland Theatre stage; “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” I look to the quality of performance much more than I do to our results as a gauge of where we fit into the Premier League ranks, but of course the standings at the final whistle are all that count in retrospection. I have two set standards when it comes…

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Matchday Twenty-Three’s Premier League Review: Hammers Taste Dales Delight As Blue Moon Let It Slip At Anfield

After another enthralling weekend of English Top-Flight action, it’s now time to look back at all Matchday 23’s action as David Moyes’ Hammers knocked a tame Terriers side for four and Pep Guardiola’s once-unbeaten Citizens were in for a shock at Anfield on Super Sunday. Stern Foxes Frustrate Blues In West London In the first of the weekend’s encounters, a traditional Saturday afternoon kick-off, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcomed Claude Puel’s Leicester City to Stamford Bridge for a frustrating …

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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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West Ham Face Tough Schedule This Week With Two Games In Two Days

West Ham face a tough schedule this week with two games, starting on tomorrow before facing Tottenham later in the week. They host West Brom in the Tuesday evening kick-off, having picked up points in four of their last five games. Although they slipped back into the relegation zone this week, a win against out of form West Brom will surely move them clear. West Brom still are without a …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 24
2 Manchester City 16
3 Arsenal 15
4 Leicester City 14
5 Chelsea 14
6 Crystal Palace 14
7 Burnley 12
8 West Ham United 12
9 Tottenham Hotspur 11
10 AFC Bournemouth 11
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10
12 Manchester United 9
13 Sheffield United 9
14 Brighton & Hov… 9
15 Aston Villa 8
16 Newcastle United 8
17 Southampton 7
18 Everton 7
19 Norwich City 6
20 Watford 3

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