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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho may be offered new deal

It comes less than two months after the striker spent deadline day trying to push through a move to French side Rennes, where he passed a medical without West Ham’s permission.

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Opinion Piece: The Jewel In The Rough: Manuel Lanzini’s Rise To Claret & Blue Prominence

It has now been over two years since we picked up Argentina International midfielder Manuel Lanzini from the far East and you only had to listen to the reception he got during Saturday’s home victory over Swansea City to pinpoint just how far he has come since then. Today, we look back at his short spell in a Hammers shirt so far and map his career up until this date to display just how far…

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Richard Scudamore caught in £1bn Premier League scrap 

CHARLES SALE – SPORTS AGENDA: Scudamore needs to persuade another five clubs to switch their support in time for the expected vote at the PL summit next Wednesday.

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Matchday Six’s Premier League Review: Hammers Edged Out In London Stadium Derby As Audacious City Continue Groundbreaking Run

After what has been an emotional, remarkable and record-breaking weekend of the Premier League, we look back at all of the spoils and thrills from Matchday Six as our Hammers were edged out at The London Stadium and The Citizens snatched top spot to continue an incredible run of results. Kane Double Fuels Spurs In Derby Day Victory In Sky Sports’ Saturday early kick-off, we were narrowly overcome by Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, as a late comeback…

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Player Ratings: West Ham United vs Bolton Wanderers

Let’s take a look at how each featuring squad member performed yesterday evening, as there were good Grades all round in a superb Team performance as we thumped The Trotters. Adrian: 7/10 Spanish keeper Adrian will feel like he hasn’t had anything to do this season after keeping two clean sheets against Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers respectively in The Carabao Cup. The good form will do him no harm in the race with Joe Hart for the …

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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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Where Are They Now? Keep it in the Family

Paul Allen 1979 – 1985 If you watch any sort of footage of the 1980 Cup Final you will see a teenage Paul Allen either sobbing with delight at having collected his winner’s medal or being callously hacked to the ground by Arsenal centre half Willie Young while he is bearing down on the Arsenal goal. With this appearance Allen became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium at the…

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Ravel Morrison leaves Lazio to join Mexican side Atlas

Former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has signed for Mexico side Atlas from Lazio on a one-year loan deal.

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Where are they Now? A Legend a What if and an If only

Paul Goddard  1980-1986 Goddard joined the club in 1980 for what was then a club record signing £800,000 he has the quite unique honour of at one point in his career being both Millwall and West Ham’s record signing. The former QPR youth player was prolific in his time for the Hammers averaging roughly a goal every 3 games. His injury at the start of the 1985-86 season forced John Lyall to partner Frank MacAvennie with Tony Cottee up front which led …

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Manchester United vs West Ham United: Premier League Match-Day One: Main Talking Points

It’s time to take a look at some of the key Talking Points from our 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford yesterday-afternoon, as we began our 2017/2018 Premier League campaign with embarrassment in Manchester. Individual errors prove costly for Hammers It seems like for many Hammers that individual mistakes have overshadowed superb team-performances more than ever in recent times and the case was no different yesterday. Slaven Bilic was forced to name Arthur Masuaku in the starting Xl, …

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Lukaku Double Haunts Hammers in Premier League Opener

A brace from £75-million-man Romelu Lukaku helped a rampant Manchester United to condemn us to a 4-0 defeat in our opening-fixture of the 2017/2018 Premier League season. Lukaku, who has now scored 11-goals in his last 14-appearances against us, struck in either half and the performance was rounded off by Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for the hosts. United displayed their impressive squad-depth by naming a side that…

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Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Things you missed

Manchester United rocketed to the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 demolition of West Ham at Old Trafford. Sportsmail were on hand to pick up anything you might have missed from the game.

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Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Lukaku hits double on debut – as it happened

Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his league debut for United, who produced a very confident statement of intent by battering West Ham 6.11pm BST And here’s Daniel Taylor’s match report from Old Trafford . Related: Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United dream start against West Ham 5.50pm BST Peep peep! That was a very confident statement of intent from United. Matic was good, Lukaku scored twice, and there were patches when United played with devastating speed…

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Where Are They Now?: Pape Bouba Diop

In this week’s edition of our weekly Where Are They Now? Segment we look at one of the key players of the 2011/2012 season in the form of Papa Bouba Diop, but why was he so important during that promotion? And where is he now? Papa Bouba Diop The now 39-year-old began his career in The Senegal Premier League with Ndeffann Saltigue, before later moving to ASC Diaraf in the same …

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Where Are They Now? Minto, Breacker and Quinn

Jimmy Quinn 1989-1991 A well-travelled and experienced Centre Forward Quinn was signed from Bradford City in 1989, Quinn scored 22 goals in 42 games for the Hammers before moving on to Bournemouth. Quinn’s return will surprise many as Quinn was known as “Jimmy the Tree” because of his lack movement but he played a part in getting the club promoted in 1991. Quinn moved to Bournemouth where again he scored 19 goals in one season then moved onto Reading…

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Where Are They Now?: Jack Collison

Many Hammers will remember the name Jack Collison as one of the brightest young West Ham players in the last couple of decades, but how did he have his career cut-short? And where is he now? The former Welsh international joined our Academy at the age of 17 in 2005 and would make his Hammers debut just two-years later at The Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day 2008. Collison would also go on to make one further appearance during the…

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From McCarthy To Zaza: The Plight Of Gold And Sullivan’s Striker Signings: Part Five

Last week we touched on the unflattering attacking duo of Enner Valencia and Nene, but who will be the latest additions to our infamous list of the worst David Gold and David Sullivan attacking signings in their time in East-London. Nikica Jelavic Former Everton forward Nikica Jelavic was one of four signings made by new manager Slaven Bilic on deadline day of the summer 2015 transfer window. Jelavic was signed as a free-agent for…

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Where Are They Now? Foes Of The 2010/2011 Season: Part Four: Pablo Barrera

After exploring the main defensive culprit of our dreadful relegation in the form of Matthew Upson last week, this week, we look further forward to attack and more especially: Pablo Barrera. Who was this little-known Mexican winger? How did he help to make our torrid demise? And where is he now? A youthful Barrera started his career in his native Mexico with Mexico City based Primera Division Side Club Universidad …

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Worst XI: Centre Midfield

Radoslav Kovac 2009-2011 50 Apps Kovac signed initially on loan from Spartak Moscow in January 2009, Kovac impressed with his combative style and was signed permanently in August 2009. Unfortunately for both the player and the club this was a time when West Ham were recovering from the Icelandic owners gamble and were between the Zola/ Grant era’s. Kovac was extremely slow in every sense, slow in thought and movement so much so that a group of fans nicknamed him “Ron” after…

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Hammer commits future as pre-season dawns

Ogbonna commits future Our Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna has signed a new five-year deal at The London Stadium amid rumours of a move back to Serie A. The 29-year-old’s new deal will see him tied down to the club until summer 2020 and his wages are expected to rise close to the 100k per week mark. Many Hammers fans were left relieved by the news, as Ogbonna has played a key role in Slaven Bilic’s first team in his first…

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Worst XI: Left Midfield

Joey Beauchamp 1994 0 Apps 1994 Signed from Oxford for £1.2 Million Beauchamp was one of the more sort after players in the lower leagues and as such West Ham regarded his signing as something of a coup. The signing was a disaster for both the club and the playerending in the club transferring him to Swindon for £800,000, incurring a £400,000 loss. Then manager Billy Bonds speaking some years later said of Beauchamp “He said he couldn’t settle at West Ham, that the…

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Ex-Hammers Retire As Hammers announce Hamburg Stop

Arbeloa to retire Ex-Hammers defender Alvaro Arbeloa announced his retirement from football yesterday, just a matter of days after being released by Slaven Bilic. We signed the former World Cup winner at the start of last season as back up for Sam Byram, but Arbeloa endured a tough time at The London Stadium as we struggled last season. In the interview with Marca where he announced the end of his career, the 34 year old described…

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Greatest XI: The Right Backs

John Bond 1950-1966 Bond was signed from Colchester Casuals in 1950 having been spotted by West Ham Assistant Manager Ted Fenton during his time as manager of Colchester United. Bond quickly established himself in the team and formed a successful full-back partnership with Noel Cantwell, the pinnacle of which was clinching the Second Division title in 1958. Bond was known as an attacking right back with an eye for goal scoring 8 in the promotion season. Bond was a firm favourite…

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Where Are They Now?: Carlton Cole

Over the years us West Ham fans have been treated to many cult heroes, but none quite like Carlton Cole. Today we ask just where is the former England star now? Carlton George Cole began his career as a youngster on the books of Claudio Ranieri’s Chelsea, making his debut as a substitute to club legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in April 2002. Cole impressed in this career-starting time and Ranieri described the young…

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Greatest XI: The Left Backs

Julian Dicks 1988-1993 & 1994-1999 326 Apps The current Assistant Manager was first signed by John Lyall for £300,000 in 1988 and after a slow start quickly established himself as a both a first team regular and a fans favourite. A cultured left-back whose combative nature perhaps overshadowed his undoubted talent. Throughout both spells with West Ham Dicks won plaudits for his wholehearted approach and was very unlucky not to receive international recognition. During Dicks first spell West …

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Hammers to dip into Continental Europe this summer

Oxford off to Germany? According to reports from The Mirror, we are set to offload young defender Reece Oxford to Borussia Monchengladbach on a season long loan. The 18 year-old burst onto the scene early in Slaven Bilic’s first season as our boss, making early Europa League appearances before making his Premier League debut, starting in our 0-2 win over Arsenal in August 2015. However, the England U20 international has been used sparingly since…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 67
2 Manchester City 51
3 Leicester City 48
4 Chelsea 40
5 Manchester United 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34
8 Sheffield United 33
9 Southampton 31
10 Arsenal 30
11 Crystal Palace 30
12 Everton 30
13 Burnley 30
14 Newcastle United 30
15 Brighton & Hov… 25
16 Aston Villa 25
17 West Ham United 23
18 AFC Bournemouth 23
19 Watford 23
20 Norwich City 17

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