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Former West Ham Star Treated Disgracefully

How outrageous! West Ham fans up and down the land will be venting their fury at the news that former favourite Paul Ince has been shown the door by Tangerine Dreamers Blackpool. How very dare they? What has Ince done to deserve the sack exactly? He took over a moderately crap team – his son apart – and nearly a year later, he leaves behind a moderately crap team. Since when has that been a reason for a guy to be sacked exactly? Ok, Blackpool started the season fabulously, and have fallen …

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Half Time West Ham 1 Newcastle 2 – Skin of Teeth Time

Well we are still in it, but God knows how! Newcastle completely dominated the half and but for two Adrian saves, some poor finishing and half a dozen last ditch blocks, we could have shipped six or seven. Then, on the stroke of half time, Rat showed Jarvis how to cross, Carlton chest controlled the ball into Williamson’s path, and with his keeper on the deck, the Newcastle man supplied a clinical finish to bundle the ball over the …

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All we ask for, passion

It’s nice to be writing something positive about West Ham for the first time in a while. The game at Cardiff gave the fans what they wanted to see, the players showing some passion and fight. Of course no one is saying one game will change everything but I’m hopefully that the performance will give us the boost we need to go on and try and climb the table because we have an extremely good run of games coming up and can get points out of most of them…

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Onwards and Upwards

What a week it has been for us Hammers!! The mixture of the U21s & a few first team players being beat 5-0 then the horrific first leg at the Etihad on Wednesday was very painful for us BUT what a win it was away from home at Cardiff! Three vital points that lift us out of the bottom three and hopefully a springboard to kick us on. I will be honest after Wednesday, I thought we would…

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Striker close to joining West Ham on loan

West Ham close to signing the “Gentle Giant” Lacina Traore is close to signing a loan deal at West Ham United which will end at the end of the season. The 6ft8 “Gentle Giant” signed on loan from Monaco who he had just joined for a fee reportedly to be around €15 Million from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. With West Ham struggling with Strikers Traore seems like the perfect short term fix although Andy Carroll is back from his long 7 months out, it will…

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To be a West Ham fan

To be a West Ham fan Being a West Ham fan is the best feeling in the world. It can also been the worst feeling in the world! Ecstasy, thrill, happiness, overwhelming and a joy are just some words that spring to mind when I think West Ham but they also comes with the feelings of dread, despair, sadness and disappointment but do you know what… I wouldn’t have it any…

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Parker, Zola and me

As the snow pounds on an already winter weary Toronto, I’m thinking about July 24th 2008. That was the day I became a fan of West Ham United. That evening under a cloudy sky, and a relatively balmy night the MLS All Stars defeated the Hammers 3-2. The score didn’t matter, the Hammers were in training mode, and I saw a real football club in person for the first time. To be fair I had followed TFC from MLS, but this was different. Even David…

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Mark Noble Epitomises Bulldog Spirit at Upton Park

It was good to hear Hansen singing a West Ham players praises on MOTD for a change. Usually it’s all about how our centre halves are too far apart, how we can’t defend set pieces, how the position of our keeper is all wrong at a free kick and how detached our lone striker is. So for Hansen to say that he would be surprised if ANY player performed better this weekend than Noble at Cardiff, then we should sit up and take notice…

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Scrapper Allardyce Rallies The Troops Brilliantly

Damn the man! We hate him. And hate him with good reason. He is a tactical Neanderthal. He is arrogant. He is coarse and crude and belligerent. But bugger him, just when you think you have him down and defenceless, he grabs your foot in mid kick and flips you over backwards! Let’s get one thing straight. Greenwood would not have won today’s game after a 5-0 and 6-0 hammering. Nor would Lyall. Nor Bonds. Nor …

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Is Andy Carroll the next Dean Ashton?

Those of us with long enough memories will read the suggestions of Carroll being rushed back early with a sense of deep trepidation. Who can forget the lumbering shadow of the player that he once was that Ashton cut when he was rushed back following his ankle break? Look at his scoring record in the history books and it would be difficult to imagine that anything was ever seriously wrong –  19 goals in 43 starts (with another 13 appearances as a sub) is a record that Andy Carroll could probably …

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Fade and Dying

I woke up today with the reminder of why I supported West Ham. It was 14th April 1991, I was eight sitting on a coach with my dad and brother heading to Villa Park, Birmingham. What a day it turned out to be. Not the score, as the ref Keith Hackett ruined the game by wrongfully sending off Tony Gale and we lost 4-0. However, our fans continuously sang “Billy Bonds’ Claret and Blue Army”. I remember thinking I will love…

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West Ham goalkeeper dilemma

West Ham have been swapping goalkeepers a lot the last few games which isn’t really a good sign but I think it’s a complicated situation, Jussi didn’t deserve to be dropped he’s been an amazing keeper for us but his distribution was poor.  Adrian was so good against Spurs, coming up with key saves but also has very good distribution, so after the Spurs game he got his chance in the Premier League and…

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Allardyce Laughs at West Ham Fans’ Pain

As if the performance itself wasn’t sickening enough, the sight of Allardyce laughing in the post match press conference really twisted the knife in the guts. When pressed on the unhappiness of the fans, Allardyce had the audacity to laugh and tell the journalist that he had just won him 150 quid by leading with that question. Laugh? How dare he! Mock the fans who vented their understandable anger following a second thrashing in a week? That is beneath contempt. In fact, the guy seemed to …

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West Ham to offer free seats to all fans until the end of the season

With every West Ham fan in the land weeping in humiliation, joint chairmen and owners David Gold and David Sullivan are rumoured to be planning to offer free seats at Upton Park to everybody wearing a Claret and Blue scarf until the end of the season. Speaking after the 6-0 reverse at Manchester City,  a source close to Mr Gold explained: “We really can’t ask the fans to pay to watch this crap any longer.” “It’s bad enough that they have been spending hard earned …

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Allardyce Genius Vindicated in Manchester Rain

Half time and it’s only 3-0. That proves the genius of Big Sam. He sacrificed the kids to save the big guns for this one, and look at how well we are doing! The decision to pick Adrian again was especially inspired. The guy is clearly bolted to his line and is a rabbit in the headlights of the Unreal City players as they pour into our box. Just what McCarthorse and Johnson’s Polish need behind them! Carlton’s on…

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Enough is enough, sack Allardyce NOW!

No pressure game? Cobblers. this must be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back surely. Today was utterly and completely disgraceful and shameful. Never mind playing kids, the team played without pride, without spirit, without organisation and without shape. And who is to blame for that exactly? Sullivan and Gold now have to act. If Allardyce can’t motivate the likes of Jarvis and Downing to put in a shift – and neither broke sweat all afternoon despite sharing the armband – then what …

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HT Nottingham Forest 1 West Ham 0 – We’re shite and we know we are!

So the first eleven are crap, the squad players are crap, and the kids are crap too it seems based on that first 45 minutes.  If this is anything like the team we will field in the Championship next season, then we will fall straight through the division! Mind you, the kids aren’t the worst players on the pitch! Look at Jarvis yet again! Time and again he has been one on one with the full back, and time and again he has failed to beat his …

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QPR interested in West Ham pair

QPR interested in West Ham pair Once again, former manager Harry Redknapp is after our players. No surprise there. This time the players in question are Carlton Cole and Joe Cole. These are two players that are quite popular figures at West Ham, with some people regarding Joe Cole as a legend.  Redknapp is looking to reinforce his squad, to try and push his side’s promotion campaign further. Let’s first look at Carlton Cole. Redknapp wants the striker to ease…

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West Ham submit bid for striker

Since the window opened on Wednesday, the rumours have been coming in thick and fast as West Ham. It seems as if we are looking at players in two position primarily, centre back and striker. Well, it appears as if West Ham have lodged a bid for a striker, according to reports this morning. The sum is rumoured to be around the £6 million mark, and the player in question is none other than former Hammer Demba Ba. Demba …

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Who would strengthen our current squad?

As January Window Opens, let’s hope no Doors Close. If there is one thing that recent performances have shown us, it is that our squad is in desperate need of strengthening. Whilst I think its fair to say that we have a fairly strong first eleven – on the rare occasion that they’re all fit at the same time – it has become apparent that beyond the obvious starting line up, there is a serious imbalance in the squad. However, if the…

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Where do we find the points?

Where Do We Find The Points? We are just two games away from the halfway point and sit on 14 points. Wins in our next two games put us on pace for 40 points, which is of course the mythical number that guarantees safety from relegation.  The reality is that in the last ten years (I did not look further back than that) the most points any relegated team has had is 39 and it is usually about 37 points to really be safe. However, since the traditional number is 40 …

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Sack Nolan first, then show Allardyce the door!

What a pile of crap! Look at the starting eleven today and it was embarrassing. Never mind the injuries, the squad Allardyce has put together is simply pathetic, and the reason, of course, is the ludicrous purchase of the injured Carroll and the superfluous Downing. Any team featuring Demel, McCarthorse, O’Brien, a semi fit Diarra, Taylor, Collison and Maiga in the starting line up is going to struggle. Where was the creativity? Where was the flair?…

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A player I would look to sign in the January window

A player I would look to sign in the January window With West Ham struggling this season, everyone has been quick to point out that we lack goals and that a striker is crucial in the coming window. This is something I totally agree with, we are missing the presence of Carroll up front and we can’t guarantee when he will be back, with a recurring ankle injury. However instead of pointing out the obvious in this …

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Stick or Twist – The Great Managerial Gamble

Stick or Twist – The Great Managerial Gamble As it currently stands, West Ham are the only team in the bottom 5 of the Premier League who have not made a managerial change. An alarming statistic for those who believe change is a good thing. However, it might also lead to you ask if there is any merit in the wisdom of our fellow relegation battlers decisions. After all…they are still all in the bottom 5. Following the bore draw against Sunderland – themselves having made a managerial change …

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COMPETITION: Win a shirt from Campo Retro

Moore Than Just A Club and Campo Retro have come together to offer all West Ham United fans around the world a fantastic opportunity to win a Hammers retro shirt with any name & number on the back. Campo Retro has a wide range of West Ham United retro shirts available.  With classic shirts and track jackets ranging back from 1958 to 2000, not only that, but Campo Retro will also print any name and number that you want …

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Allardyce Offers Still More Lame Excuses

Well, come the end of the day, the result wasn’t as disastrous as it could have been, thanks to every other result going in our favour, including the draws. Hull Tigers are showing what we could be achieving with a half decent squad but, of course, we haven’t got one. So Allardyce has hit the excuse button yet again. Now there’s a surprise! This time it’s the injuries, the lack of recovery time and the fans that are to blame. The injuries that have …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 46
2 Leicester City 35
3 Manchester City 32
4 Chelsea 29
5 Manchester United 24
6 Tottenham Hotspur 23
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23
8 Crystal Palace 22
9 Sheffield United 19
10 Arsenal 19
11 Newcastle United 19
12 Brighton & Hov… 18
13 Burnley 18
14 Everton 17
15 AFC Bournemouth 16
16 West Ham United 16
17 Aston Villa 15
18 Southampton 15
19 Norwich City 11
20 Watford 9

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