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Happy St Patrick’s Day! The Irish Hammers throughout the years

Saturday is St Patrick’s Day and to mark the occasion here is a selection of some Irishmen who have represented the club throughout the years. Noel Cantwell Cantwell was signed by West Ham from Cork Athletic in 1952 as an enterprising 18-year-old full back. Cantwell spent 8 years with the club, the high being captaining the side to the Division Two Championship in 1957-58, leading the club to their first appearance in the top flight of English football …

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Throwback Thursday: 2006: A Cup Run That Dreams Were Made Of

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from John, 40 and a lifelong West Ham United supporter and Season Ticket holder about the magic of an FA Cup run. “Long campaigns in football’s oldest competition are often underestimated these days, with league and other competitions being prioritised, that certainly seems to be the case in the Premier League anyway. I’m too young really to remember my team’s…

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Classic Match: Volume Twenty-Two: Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United March 2006

In the 22nd Volume of our weekly Classic Match series, we delve into the archives once more to bring you another memorable West Ham United match from down the years, ahead of the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend, we relive the time the club reached that stage 12 years ago. Cast your minds back to the late spring of 2006, “No Tomorrow” by Orson was at the very summit of the British Music Charts and the English national team were…

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Hammers Vow To Take “Decisive And Positive Action” Following Supporter Protests

West Ham United have promised life bans for any supporter seen invading the pitch or throwing missiles during last Saturday’s Premier League defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium. Fans began to protest after David Moyes’ side went a goal down to Sean Dyche’s Clarets in the second-half of the must-win affair, they eventually went on to lose the game thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood . During …

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Moore’s the Pitiful Display!

West Ham fans arrived at the London Stadium on Saturday last to spur on the team to better performance and result, to march in protest and to remember a fallen hero some 25 years past. It was meant to be so much Moore but the spectacle was anything but and it was hardly befitting his great memory. In all of the hullabaloo it seems many had forgotten what the day was supposed to be about. There were videos …

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Five Reasons Why West Ham United Can Beat The Premier League Drop

David Moyes’ West Ham United sit 16th in the Premier League table after Saturday’s defeat to Burnley , a mere three points off the bottom three with eight matches of the campaign remaining, here’s five reasons why they can beat the Top-Flight drop. Home Advantage Of the Hammers’ aforementioned eight matches to go of the 2017/2018 term, five of those will be played at their home of the London Stadium, thus giving them plenty of opportunities to pick up points at home. …

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Blue Pill or Red Pill? Time to Choose!

There are horrors that lurk behind every closed door and secrets that should be uncovered but fear may prevent our inquisition! The offenders have defected, the dissenters have become isolated and the prized assets are losing worth with every passing embattlement. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the…

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A Blade of Grass

I often wonder about the oddities in life, take time to consider the absurdities and try to rationalise what I witness but also to find comfort and humour within it all. For…if we cannot laugh in the face of petty tyrannies then we are lesser men and our legacies will be unstructured, wispy and dull. “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow…

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Young Hammers Welcome Young Blues To Victoria Road In PL2 Mid-Table Clash

In the 18th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United U23s play host to Joe Edwards’ Chelsea U23s in a mid-table clash of two teams looking to put pressure on the top four. The Hammers recently had their trip to Manchester City postponed and were last in action in mid-February before then, defeating PL2 high-flyers Liverpool away from home, while the…

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Burnley: Premier League Matchday 30 Live From The London Stadium

2:30 PM: Both sets of players are out to stretch their legs prior to kick-off here, It’s a fairly mild day but the wind is swirling, it could still be tricky conditions out there today. 2:25 PM: A win for the hosts this afternoon could be enough to 12th place this afternoon, while the visitors could edge closer to Arsenal above them in sixth, plenty at stake today. 2:20 PM: With team news out of the way, the atmosphere is building and…

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Parallel lines then and now

The players car park back in the day “What the hell is that Tone?”. “That my friends is a XR3i cabriolet, cabriolet. Electric windows and look how that’s roof goes back. Little treat to myself with a few bob off the asking price from Del at the showroom”. “With Dagenham Motors all over the motor. What’s it say there?”. “Driven by blah blah blah Essex Ford, you’re ‘aving a bubble ain’t yah?”. “Yeah …

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Bobby Moore: Hammers To Mark Anniversary With Minute’s Applause At London Stadium

West Ham United plan to remember their greatest-ever footballing son this weekend at the London Stadium during their first home game since the 25th anniversary of the former Hammers and England captain’s death. A minute’s applause will be held before the Premier League fixture with Burnley, during which a unique mosaic will be displayed in the East Stand, reminiscent of the one that was used to remember fallen heroes in the last match before Remembrance Sunday against Liverpool …

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From Here to Eternity…with Infinite Pain!

A fan’s adoration for their club of choice is a selfless act that is rarely returned in kind. Players may commend, salute and pledge all their might to produce over and over again for the pleasure of the crowds. They may declare love and gratitude for those who would cheer but whilst all of that is a handsome reward in itself, all that we require from our hammer heroes right now is a damn good performance and results that give us three…

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Young Hammer Eager To Impress In Club’s Premier League Relegation Battle

Starlet West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen has stated his desire to make an impact in the club’s fight for survival in the Premier League over the final few months of the 2017/2018 campaign. Cullen, 21, returned from a loan spell with Championship Bolton Wanderers back in January and has been kept on since to help his boyhood club try to beat the drop. Speaking exclusively to West Ham’s Official Website, the former…

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Where Are They Now? Alou Diarra

Former France International midfielder Alou Diarra represented West Ham United between summer 2012 and summer 2014, a period that proved frustrating for both parties. But, why didn’t things work out for the versatile Frenchman in East London like they had elsewhere? What did he go onto achieve in the twilight years of his career? And more importantly, where is he now? Alou Diarra Diarra was born in the suburbs of Paris in July 1981 and grew up dreaming of becoming a …

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Hammers Fail To Show For Vital Swans Clash As Sky Blues March On To Early Title Crowning

After another pulsating weekend Matchday of the Premier League, Game Week 29 to you and me, it’s now time to look back at all the action from the last few days of Top-Flight football as David Moyes’ West Ham United were hit for four in South Wales and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City continued their march towards securing the title in early April. The drama of the 29th round of matches of the 2017/2018 campaign was kicked …

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Storm Emma Affects Hammers Loanees As Oxford Impresses In Bundesliga

It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars at their various different clubs both in the United Kingdom and on the continent as Storm Emma got in the way of things for three of them over the weekend and Reece Oxford continued his impressive run of starts in the Bundesliga. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) It would be frustrating few days for the Scottish winger and his Villa side …

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Super Mario Encourages Teammates Ahead Of “Dangerous” Swans Test

West Ham United attacker Joao Mario believes that Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea City will prove a stern to test to his side in the Premier League this afternoon as he prepares for his first trip to the Liberty Stadium. The Portugal International has settled in well to English football since joining on loan from Inter Milan during the transfer window, starting every English Top-Flight match since. In doing so, the…

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Hammers Travel To South Wales For Liberty Stadium Relegation Six-Pointer

In the 29th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, David Moyes’ West Ham United make the trip to south Wales to face off with Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea City in what is being dubbed a real relegation six-pointer for both sides. The Swans go into the clash off the back of an FA Cup fifth-round proper reply beating of Sheffield Wednesday on home turf on Tuesday evening, while the Hammers …

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Moore than just a Podcast: Does Arnautovic Hold The Key?

This week on Moore Than Just A Podcast, Luke Glanville is joined by Long Ball Football Magazine Founder and Editor, Talk From The Top Flight Podcast Host and Friends of Liverpool Site Lead Eion Smith. The post Moore than just a Podcast: Does Arnautovic Hold The Key? appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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More Than One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest!

There is much to question within our world and more that confuses, leaving people wondering if whatever they are hearing or seeing is actually real. Are we the confused ones or are there conspirators in our midst that would blur the lines to keep the truth from emerging? My paranoia has taken hold! “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence, …

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Hammers Goalkeeper Adrian Up for London Keeper of the Year Award

West Ham United’s Spanish shot-stopper Adrian San-Miguel has been nominated for the London Football Goalkeeper of the Year Award at tonight’s 2018 London Football Awards at the Battersea Evolution. Adrian is going up against four other shortlisted keepers for the accolade in the form of Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur, Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea, Watford’s Heurelho Gomes and Championship Brentford’s Daniel Bentley. Speaking exclusively to West Ham’s Official Website, the…

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All Change In April: Hammers April Fixture Changes Revealed

The latest English Top-Flight fixture changes for April were announced yesterday by the Premier League and it’s two United Kingdom broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport. The announcement covered the remaining 2017/2018 PL ties through to the end of April, leaving only the penultimate and final weekend of the term’s fixtures unconfirmed as of yet. West Ham United were widely affected by those alterations, remarkably seeing every single one of…

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The Parcel at the Post Office

At the beginning of this season I was in a general state of well being, content in my slumber and fat with relief that West Ham had escaped the misery and would go again into another campaign…surely it would be so much better than the last? The search was made, scoured throughout endless web pages to find that consumable we so desperately needed, placed the order and waited for it to arrive…but did it ever? Only a note stuck…

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Where Are They Now? Bondz N’Gala 

Young Academy graduate defender Bondz N’Gala was at one time, one of West Ham United’s brightest prospects, spending four years at the club between 2006 and 2010. But, why did things never quite pan out for the robust centre-back in Claret & Blue? Did he ever go on to fulfil his potential in football? And more importantly, where is he now? Bondz N’Gala The boyhood West Ham fan was born in Forest Gate in September 1989 and always dreamed of becoming a…

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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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English Premier League Table

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

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