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Fernandes Stands Out During Burnley Win

I can rarely remember a final game of the season being more welcome than this one. Despite a respectable mid-table finish, the season feels like it has had far more negatives than positives and I for one was not sorry to see the fat lady sing and the curtain come down. In a weekend where once again David Gold took to social media and dropped the sort of gaff that Donald Trump would be…

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U23s Promoted and Reid ruled out of Confederations Cup

U23s clinch promotion Our bright young U23 starlets have clinched promotion to the highest tier of youth Football the PL2 Division one, after a Play-Off victory of Newcastle on Tuesday night. It was the third time we had made the trip to St James’s Park this season losing and drawing previously, but this time we would leave The North East as Play-Off champions. The hosts took the lead on 19 minutes when Tom Heardman popped to head home from…

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Match Preview: Burnley v West Ham

Welcome back for the last time this season, as we head up to our final fixture of the season against Burnley. It’s been a long, hard slog but we’ve got through it relatively unscathed. Hopefully, we can give this game a good go with some of the youngsters seeing their first starts. The Opponents: Burnley have not had the best of seasons themselves. They are languishing in fifteenth. However, they are comfortably, and most importantly, mathematically safe. That being said, …

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They Just Can’t Get Enough

With the ongoing rumours that Jermain Defoe is set to make a return to the Hammers next season, here are 3 other players who left West Ham and returned Julian Dicks (1988 – 1993) & (1994 -1999) The current Assistant Manager was first signed by John Lyall for £300,000 in 1988 and after a slow start, he quickly established himself as a both a first-team regular and a fans favourite. A cultured left-back whose combative nature perhaps overshadowed…

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Trevor Brooking’s ‘delight’ at West Ham move for defender Pablo Zabaleta

West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking has endorsed the cub’s efforts to land Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has been linked with a move for Zabaleta, 32, who is leaving City at the end of the season. Zabaleta is said to have been offered a two-year deal at the London Stadium as Bilic attempts to strengthen his rearguard ahead of the new campaign following an indifferent Premier League season. And Brooking…

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Why Andy Carroll’s amazing overhead kick was best goal of Premier League season…

Andy Carroll’s amazing overhead kick should have been named the best goal of the Premier League season, so says Sky pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. Carroll hit his wonder goal in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at London Stadium in January. Other strikes in contention were Liverpool midfielder Emre Can’s recent overhead kick against Watford and a scorpion kick from Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud against Crystal Palace. But Carragher said: “I’ve gone for Andy Carroll. This is better…

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Pearson’s Premier League Roundup: Hammers suffer heavy home defeat

West Ham suffered their first loss in 6 games at home to Liverpool but they stay 12th in the league. After the 4-0 loss a top half finish is now looking out of their reach but they now won’t end the season lower than 16th. The Hammers have now lost more at home this season than they have won but considering they flirted with relegation at times, a comfortable end to the campaign will welcome. Liverpool took a step …

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Key Talking Points and Reaction from the defeat to Liverpool

Old defensive woes resurface Many Hammers’ fans would have almost forgot the feeling of walking out of a Football ground complaining about a dreadful defensive display after our five clean sheets in six games, but that feeling was very much restored as a lazy Hammers defence was breached four times by a rampant Reds attack. It became clear quite early in the game that our defence was on the beach a little bit, as …

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Looking at the Stats from the Liverpool Defeat

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the key statistics from yesterday’s 0-4 defeat to Liverpool at The London Stadium. Possession The possession statistics from yesterday’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of The Reds almost echoed those of our heroic 1-0 Victory over Spurs last week, but the result was to be so much different. Last week our distinct lack of keep ball was contradicted by our good performance, but yesterday afternoon our 33.2 percent…

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West Ham ace Reid wants to make London Stadium a fortress next season

West Ham stand-in skipper Winston Reid wants the Hammers to be harder to beat at the London Stadium but will have to wait until next season to help Slaven Bilic’s side fulfil his ambition. The Hammers suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at home to Liverpool yesterday to conclude an indifferent first season at the new ground after leaving the Boleyn Ground last summer to make the switch. Jurgen Klopp’s side set about…

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Hammers hero identifies ‘little magician’ to build resurgent West Ham team around

Slaven Bilic has been told he should build his Hammers team for next season around the mercurial talent that is Manuel Lanzini. The West Ham manager, who is set for showdown talks to iron out his future as manager of the London Stadium outfit, must harness the abilities of the Argentine ace and make him the focus for the new campaign. That’s according to former West Ham striker Tony Cottee, who believes Lanzini …

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Skipper Noble sets sights on West Ham win over Liverpool and a top 10 Premier League finish

West Ham skipper Mark Noble has surveyed the crucial win over Tottenham and declared: Now we must claim victory over Liverpool. Captain Noble was instrumental as Slaven Bilic’s hard-working side all but ended Spurs’ Premier League title hopes with a 1-0 victory at the London Stadium last Friday. Now Noble, ever eager to make improvements and learn from the experiences of being victorious, says the focus now switches to doing …

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Bilic-Matic have some banter & U23s into PL2 play-offs

Bilic reveals Matic banter Our Croatian manager Slaven Bilic has revealed an exchanging of friendly banter that took place between him and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, prior to our victory over Spurs on Friday night. The Croat revealed all in an exclusive interview with Sport Klub after the game, outlining the fact that Matic had offered to take The Croat out to dinner if we could do The Blues a favour and overcome our North London …

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RIP Dad…he’s why I am hooked on West Ham: Cottee’s emotional tribute to his father Clive

West Ham legend Tony Cottee has paid an emotional tribute to his father, who he says is the reason he has been hooked on the Hammers for more than half a century. Former Upton Park favourite Cottee revealed his devoted dad Clive has passed away and then lifted the lid on just what an influential figure he was as the budding footballer and Hammers supporter grew up. Ex-England striker Cottee, writing in his regular column for …

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West Ham boss Bilic hails Hammers ace Lanzini, the destroyer of Tottenham title tilt

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has hailed Tottenham destroyer Manuel Lanzini and paid tribute to his youthful exuberance – and eye for goal. Lanzini delighted Hammers fans with a second-half strike that all but ended Spurs’ Premier League title hopes and gave the London Stadium outfit a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Bilic’s men put in a totally committed display against Mauricio Pochettino’s title-chasing Spurs in Friday’s win to end the visitors’ nine-match winning streak. And while the boss …

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Noble revels in ‘unreal’ atmosphere and attackers linked

Lanzini-“It was amazing tonight” Our Argentine ‘jewel’ Manuel Lanzini was in high spirits after he continued his impressive form against Spurs by netting the winner in Friday night’s 1-0 victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s men. The goal meant that Lanzini continued his incredible run of scoring in London derby’s, well over a half of the 24 year-olds Premier League strikes have been against fellow London rivals. After winning The Man of the Match…

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Who Was Man-Of-The-Match Against Tottenham?

In what was a tremendous overall team performance, it is difficult to single out one individual for the accolade of man of the match. From Adrian in goal, through to Calleri with arguably his performance of the season, the team gave everything for the cause. With the winning goal and his undoubted creativity, Lanzini will take all the headlines and he has certainly seized his chance to step out of the shadow of…

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Stats & Talking Points From West Ham v Spurs

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the key statistics from our dazzling 1-0 victory over our London rivals last night. Possession Who said possession matters in Football? Well, we certainly didn’t need much of it to derail Spurs title hopes last night and this can be seen from the possession stats. The visitors managed to have the lion’s share of keep ball with 67.6 percent to our 32.4 percent possession. The seemingly negative possession stats only help to paint the…

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Defiant West Ham skipper Noble desperate to give rivals Tottenham a ‘proper game’

Captain Mark Noble has admitted he is desperate for West Ham to give Premier League title hopefuls Tottenham a “proper game” when they teams clash tonight at the London Stadium. Slaven Bilic’s side host bitter London rivals Spurs with both teams keen for the spoils of victory for different reasons. The Hammers seek victory and three points to try to deliver a strong finish while Mauricio Pochettino’s side  want to taste triumph in their first visit to the …

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Throwback Thursday: European Cup Winners Cup 1981

In this week’s edition of our weekly throwback segment, we speak to Mick, 61, an avid Hammers fan, about a rare European night at Upton Park. “I’ve been a fanatical West Ham fan for 36 years now, but I didn’t start my journey as a Hammer until the age of 25. That coincided with my very first visit to The Boleyn Ground. I’ve loved football all my life, played Sunday league Football in …

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Premier League Preview: West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur

It’s that time of year again… Tottenham in chase once more and before them lies another trip to their London rivals. If anyone wants to stop a high-flying Spurs it’s us. It’ll be a tough ask but a London derby under the lights could be the perfect motivation for the Hammers. A point is all the Irons need to reach the ‘magic forty’, I’m hoping we see it out in style and break a few lily white hearts…

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Doubt still lingers over Bilic’s future, Adrian full of confidence, and African pairing targeted

Bilic future still in doubt According to Sky Sources, Slaven Bilic’s much-securitized position of manager of our club is to be reviewed at the end of the season, as rumours of a summer move for Rafa Benitez continue to circulate. It is fair to say that this season Slaven Bilic has somewhat underachieved as we find ourselves in at the wrong end of the table trying to secure safety, as opposed to last season when at this…

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Bilic sweats on his job as West Ham power-brokers ponder his future as Hammers boss

It looks highly likely that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will help the Hammers avoid the dreaded drop – but that may not be enough to save his job, it has emerged. A mini-run of four game without defeat means Bilic’s men would appear to have retained their top flight status, though it should be said that they are not mathematically safe just yet. After 39 games, the Hammers have 35 points and sit in 15th position …

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Club deny allegations and ex-Hammers honoured

Norwegian Air to honour Hammers legend It has been announced in the last few days that Nordic airline Norwegian Air are to honour our greatest footballing son Bobby Moore OBE by having the England legend appear on the tail fin of their new airliner. The World Cup winning captain will follow in the footsteps of icons like veteran pilot Amy Johnson and legendary children’s author Rohl Dahl. The announcement came on the date …

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Loan Report: Disappointing Week for Loanees

Enner Valencia – Everton Valencia played 72 minutes in the Toffee’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday. Reece Burke – Wigan Athletic Burke was substituted late in the first half of Wigan’s 1-0 defeat to Reading on Saturday. The defeat confirmed Wigan’s relegation to League One Josh Cullen – Bradford City The midfielder did not feature in Bradford’s 1-1 draw with Rochdale on Sunday. Cullen won 4 awards at the Bantams end of season awards last week. Bradford will face …

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Exasperated West Ham boss Bilic desperate to let Andy Carroll loose on Tottenham

If Andy Carroll didn’t know that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is becoming increasingly frustrated that his star striker hasn’t been available as regularly as he would like of late, he certainly does now. For the Hammers boss has made it clear that he is exasperated at Carroll’s time on the treatment table; and has expressed his desire that the former Newcastle and Liverpool hitman, recently out with a groin injury, be available for selection when West Ham host…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 57
2 Liverpool 48
3 Chelsea 47
4 Manchester United 38
5 West Ham United 37
6 Arsenal 36
7 Tottenham Hotspur 36
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34
9 Brighton & Hov… 30
10 Leicester City 26
11 Aston Villa 26
12 Southampton 25
13 Crystal Palace 24
14 Brentford 23
15 Leeds United 22
16 Everton 19
17 Norwich City 16
18 Newcastle United 15
19 Watford 14
20 Burnley 12

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