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Lanzini keen to return to winning ways, Cresswell backs Bilic as Hammers linked to Benitez once again

Lanzini keen to return to winning ways Our Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini has urged his Hammers team-mates to get back to winning form when we face Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. The playmaker said, “I think we have been improving overall, conceding in the last minute is always a blow and, as a team, we can always work harder to stop that happening again”. Lanzini was speaking in an interview with…

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The Case for Defoe?

Putting history aside, I am very torn on our Club’s pursuit of Jermain Defoe. If rumours are to be believed, something the Twitter age has made incredibly difficult, he is one of our main targets in the forthcoming summer transfer window. My issue is not whether we should sign Defoe, again history aside he would be a valuable squad member with a proven record at the highest level but my suspicion is that the Club view him as a…

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Snodgrass urges West Ham team-mates to be at their best for Hammers on return to Hull

West Ham star Robert Snodgrass has reminded his team-mates that they will have to perform to the top of their game if they are to grab a win at Hull City on Saturday. The Hammers go to the KCOM Stadium for a Premier League clash in the knowledge that they have failed to pick up a win in their past five top flight games; gleaning just two points from a possible 15. And Slaven Bilic’s troops …

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Hammers after Stam, Byram wants more league action and Tyman deal over the summer?

Could Stam be the man? It has been rumoured this week in The Sun that David Gold and David Sullivan could be lining up Reading manager Jaap Stam as a summer replacement for Slaven Bilic. The former Manchester United legend has enjoyed a superb season with the Berkshire club who currently sit fifth in the Championship playoff spots. Bilic has come under pressure from fans after our recent poor form, we are without a win in five League games. Stam was …

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Well that was an enjoyable international break, wasn’t it?

Well that was an enjoyable international break, wasn’t it? A pointless friendly defeat in Germany and gaining 3 points against a team who aren’t even in the top 100 of the world rankings. I suppose one good thing came out of the international break, at least West Ham didn’t lose. Small mercies and all that. So what have we actually learnt from these 2 England games? Not much I’m afraid. Qualification to the World Cup …

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Lanzin’s tribute to skipper Noble as he homes in on milestone 400th game for West Ham

West Ham star Mark Noble could well feature in the side that faces Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday – and if he does he will then be one game away from making 400 appearances for his beloved Hammers. Skipper Noble was given extended rest by manager Slaven Bilic after coming under fire from some disgruntled fans following some below par performances. He missed out entirely when Leicester City won 3-2 at the London Stadium last time the Hammers…

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Revealed: West Ham star Michail Antonio tells how he snubbed Tottenham as a teenage starlet

West Ham star Michail Antonio has paid tribute to the good advice given to him by his mum…which meant he didn’t end up a Tottenham player! The attacker chose Mother’s Day to lift the lid on her wise words that lead to a career in the professional game; and saw him in a Hammers shirt rather than a Spurs top. Jet-heeled winger Antonio has told how his mum made sure that as an aspiring teenage footballer he listened to…

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West Ham ace Kouyate desperate for confidence boost with Premier League victory at Hull

Cheikhou Koulyate has assured concerned West Ham fans that the downcast players’ confidence will come flooding back if the Hammers win at Hull City Kouyate, who helped Senegal to 1-1 draw with Nigeria at Barnet’s The Hive in a friendly match last night, realises that a victory at the KCOM Stadium against Marco Silva’s men will do wonders for morale in the camp. A win against the Tigers is desperately in order …

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Hang on, it’s only March!

I know we’ve had three consecutive losses and no wins in five, but I think some fans believe our season is quite literally over. We have nine games left and although there are nine points between the bottom and ourselves, I wouldn’t take safety for granted. Nor however, would I confine myself to relegation and demand Slav’s sacking. It’s been a weird week for the club since the loss to Leicester many have gone into meltdown. The loss was especially painful …

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West Ham winger Feghouli pledges to help Hammers out of the doldrums

West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli has pledged to redouble his efforts to help the Hammers out of a five-game losing streak in the Premier League. The international break means Slaven Bilic’s side are without a game this weekend and the Algeria attacker has plenty of time to dwell on a recent run of poor form as his home nation are without a game. The slump has seen West Ham drop to 12th in the top flight table. But Feghouli…

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At least Allardyce could defend…

With injuries to three very key players, one a season ending injury for arguably our player of the season Pedro Obiang, West Ham are entering a very crucial period which may well shape the short term future of our Club. Defeats to Bournemouth and Leicester have left us less than comfortably placed in the league table and points are still needed to ensure Premier League survival. With a defensive unit in crisis, we are conceding goals…

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Life’s a pitch! Antonio: West Ham ‘adjusted’ to size of London Stadium surface, yet results seem to disagree

Life’s a pitch; a really big pitch in the case of West Ham’s HQ, the London Stadium. But is the playing area at the home of the Hammers impacting tactically on Slaven Bilic’s side? Winger Michail Antonio, who has forced to pull out of the England squad with a hamstring injury which is likely to sideline him for up to a month, has suggested that the pitch size was a problem early on at the stadium after…

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Sullivan apologises, Masuaku calls for “belief” and Hammers hunt Muriel

Sullivan apologises for loss Our co owner David Sullivan has apologised for our 2-3 defeat to Leicester on Saturday in his weekly column on the club website. The 68 year old said, talking about Saturdays game, “ All we can do is say sorry, as I have learnt in many decades it’s never easy being a West Ham supporter and we all know we have to do better”. Many may see the joint chairman’s comment as…

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Valencia on song for Everton as Martinez continues to be key for Oxford

Enner Valencia – Everton The forward was introduced into the game in the 77th minute shortly after Hull City were reduced to 10 men. The score at that time was 1-0 to Everton but Valencia scored just one minute after coming on. He then set up Lukaku for Everton’s third in their 4-0 win. Tony Martinez – Oxford United Martinez played 83 minutes from the start of Oxford’s 2-1 home win against Scunthorpe. Oxford came from …

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West Ham star Fonte leaps to defence of under-fire Hammers manager Bilic

Under-fire West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been defended by struggling Hammers star Jose Fonte following the defeat at home to Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend. The 3-2 defeat to the Foxes means Bilic’s men are without a win in five top flight outings. And fans were critical of the manager and his team after seeing them go 2-0 down after just seven minutes at the London Stadium and failing to turn things around. But Fonte, who …

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Pearson’s Premier League Roundup as the Hammers slip to 12th

West Ham drop into 12th place in the league table courtesy of a 3-2 loss to Leicester but are still only outside the top half on goal difference. It is now three defeats in a row for the Hammers and five games without a win. Leicester move to within three points of West Ham but stay in 15th place. That win was their third in a row in the league and they have now scored nine goals in three games since changing manager…

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Having been a defender himself why can’t Bilic sort out ours?

Sitting in my seat approximately 200 miles away from the pitch at the London Stadium for yesterday’s game against Leicester City, even I could see we cannot defend. The clause in the contract which states that West Ham must give the opposition at least a 1 goal lead in the first 5 minutes of a match also needs to be taken out. As we all know, football is a relatively easy game to …

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Hammers boss Bilic told by chairman he must fix leaky rearguard causing West Ham so much woe

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has told manager Slaven Bilic he must find a way to shore up the leaky defence that is causing West Ham woe. Sullivan apologised to Hammers supporters following the 3-2 reverse against Premier League champions Leicester City at the London Stadium. And then he called on Bilic to get to the bottom of the defensive problems that saw the visitors 2-0 up after just seven minutes in…

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Bilic regrets slow start, U23’s out of cup and Hammers in for Mandzukic

Bilic regrets slow start Our under pressure manager Slaven Bilic rues the way in which we started yesterday’s game conceding twice in the opening 10 minutes. The Croat was speaking in his post math press conference and said “It was another Jekyll and Hyde display”. Our boss was referencing to our contrast in play between awful defending and scoring frequently on the attack. Bilic has come under a lot of pressure in recent weeks and yesterday was …

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Talking points from the Hammers defeat to the resurgent Champions and player ratings

Lackadaisical defence costs Hammers again Our hopes of our first 3 points were dashed within 8 minutes of our Premier League clash yesterday with a shabby defence being infiltrated for 2 quick fire Foxes goals. Pedro Obiang gave the ball way in midfield, a poor performance from him before going off injured, to allow Riyad Mahrez a shot at goal, last year’s PFA player of the year curled it into the far corner. Darren Randolph has received…

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Some statistics from West Ham’s defeat to Leicester

Possession In terms of ball possession we had the better of the reigning champions of England yesterday afternoon. They do say in some matches possession doesn’t mean a thing and that was certainly the case in yesterdays 2-3 defeat to the Foxes. Shots on/off target Yesterdays 5 goal thriller certainly wasn’t without its fair share of goal mouth action. We had 13 efforts with 7 of them on target whereas Leicester managed just 6 shots with 5 of them directly at goal. It is clear to …

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West Ham skipper Noble breaks silence on Hammers social media trolls

Mark Noble says he is “not fussed” by the criticism that has led to him being given time off by West Ham boss Slaven Bilic in a bid to rediscover his best form. Hammers skipper Noble has been the subject of some stinging rebukes following a couple of under-par performances, especially in the two most recent defeats, at home to Chelsea then at Bournemouth. Now Noble will sit out the home Premier League game…

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West Ham United vs Leicester City Match Preview

West Ham will welcome Leicester City to the London Stadium tomorrow, a team fresh off the back of a famous last 16 win over Seville. The Hammers will be hoping they can capitalize their opponent’s potential Champions League hangover. The Opponents: This will be a tough task despite West Ham’s superior league position following a fine run of form for the East Midlands outfit. Since Leicester’s controversial decision to replace Claudio Ranieri…

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Pearson Previews the Premier League as West Ham aim to end Leicester revival

West Ham go into their game at home to Leicester on the back of four games without a win. A good run in January elevated the Hammers into mid table but following recent defeats they could see them miss out on a top half finish. After Leicester’s game in midweek however, they may have the chance to turn this around. Before their last two wins Leicester were in serious danger of relegation but …

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Should he stay or should he go?

Football can be an unforgiving and fickle beast. One minute you are lifting the Premier League trophy, the next you are unemployed. This season, we at West Ham have already been the victim of just how fickle football can be. A certain French midfielder (sorry but can’t quite remember his name) was signing a lucrative new contract with a loyalty bonus and the next thing we knew was refusing to play and on a plane back to …

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Season ticket prices frozen, Carroll for England, throwback Thursday and on this day in 2002

Joint chairmen freeze season ticket prices It has been announced this week in a statement from David Gold and David Sullivan that season ticket prices will remain the same for existing season ticket holders. Ever since the two Cockneys took over in 2010 they have promised affordable family football and they certainly delivered on that pledge when season ticket prices were slashed as far down as £99 for u16s for our first season at the London Stadium. This season the club reported…

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English Premier League Table

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

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