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Obiang Puts Pen To Paper And Friendlies Announced

Obiang signs new deal Our Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang has put pen to paper on a new 5-year-deal at The London Stadium this week. The former Sampdoria man is following in the footsteps of defender Angelo Ogbonna who signed on the dotted line for a similar deal last week. Obiang was one of Slaven Bilic’s first signings as manager in summer 2015 and has got better and better ever since, gradually working his way up to being a permanent fixture in …

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Ex Hammer Retires As Young Hammers Prepare For A Big Summer

Seats sell fast for Altona clash It has been revealed by the club in the last few days that almost 5,000 seats have been sold for our pre-season clash with German outfit Altona 93. The tie is set to take place on Tuesday 1st August at The Adolf-Jager Kampfbahn Stadium, with kick-off being at 5.30 PM BST. The clash is also scheduled for just a few days after the conclusion of The Betway Cup, which is this …

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Youngsters Take Centre Stage & Key Players Set To Stay

Trott receives England call Our young up and coming keeper Nathan Trott has received a Three Lions call-up for The European U19 Championships in Georgia. The 18-year-old impressed for the U23’s throughout last season but was largely left out during England’s qualification campaign for the tournament. However, he set to feature as the premier keeper during the tournament, as Keith Downing’s men face Bulgaria, Holland, and Germany in their opening group games. Trott and …

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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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West Ham’s Summer Cleaning

Last season saw a number of questionable transfers as a result of both a poor summer and January window. Players such as Nordveit, Fernandes, Snodgrass, Fletcher and Fonte arrived and did little to impact the team. That’s not even mentioning the likes of Arbeloa, Tore or Calleri. This has left us with an awkward situation in that we have a number of year-old players that could be shown the door in the coming months. Having a look at the …

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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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Zabaleta Joins & Controversial New Away Kit Launched

Zabaleta joins on a free It has been confirmed in the last few days that we have signed Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer from Manchester City. The The two-time Premier League winner’s deal will keep him at The London Stadium until 2019 and makes him our first signing of the summer window, and it comes less than a week after the conclusion of the 2016/2017 season. The highly …

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Which Striker Are The Hammers Being Linked With Today? Plus New Kit Launched!

Hammers hoping Zab can help land striker West Ham fans will be hoping that new signing Pablo Zabaleta will be able to help in their pursuit of Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho. The 20-year-old Nigerian striker is close friends with Zabaleta and Bilic is hoping that he could help answer the goal scoring issues for this season. The Hammers scored 18 goals fewer in this campaign compared to the previous season and it was a major factor as to why they flirted…

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The Loan Report: Cullen tastes Wembley heartache

Enner Valencia – Everton Valencia played 83 minutes in the Toffees 3-1 defeat against Arsenal. Valencia was brought down in the incident that led to Lauren Koscielny’s dismissal, an incident that will cost the Frenchman his place in Arsenal’s Cup Final Reece Oxford (Reading) Did not feature in Reading’s 1-o victory in the Royals play-off semi-final second leg against Fulham a result that the booked Reading a place in the Play Off Final next week. The Berkshire side have also announced that…

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The Loan Report: Cullen To Make Permanent Move?

Enner Valencia – Everton Valencia played the second half of Everton’s 1-0 victory over Watford. The forward has scored 3 goals and provided one assist in just 4 Premier League starts this season, he has also made a further 16 appearances from the substitute bench. Reece Oxford (Reading) did not feature in Reading’s 1-1 draw in the Royals play-off semi-final against Fulham. Oxford has only started 2 games since his loan move in January. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) – Speaking to the West Yorkshire…

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Antonio Signs On The Dotted Line

Antonio pens new deal Much to the relief of many Hammers’ fans, Michail Antonio finally put pen to paper on a bumper new deal to end speculation once and for all on Thursday. The contract will keep the newly crowned Hammer of the Year at The London Stadium until 2021, reports of a stand-off between Antonio and the club over a new deal had filled the papers for weeks, but now the former Non-League star …

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All the winners from the end of season awards, and Hammers target two big name signings

Antonio scoops Hammer of the Year award Our top goal scorer and standout performer for the season, Michail Antonio, has claimed the prestigious prize of Hammer of the Year, at the end of season awards on Tuesday. Antonio is currently on nine goals for the season and has excited fans this season with his trademark pace and power, turning defenders inside-out each week and was voted our Player of the Season in a vote exclusive to Hammers’ fans. …

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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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The Loan Report: Cullen helps Bradford go to Wembley

Enner Valencia – Everton Valencia played 25 minutes as a second half substitute in Everton’s 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Swansea on Sunday. Reece Burke – Wigan Athletic Burke played no part in Wigan’s home 1-1 draw against Leeds United on Sunday Josh Cullen – Bradford City Cullen played in both playoff semi-final games against Fleetwood, The West Ham youngster helped the Bantam’s overcome Fleetwood and set up a Play-off final with Millwall later this month…

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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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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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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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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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London Stadium raided by police and Antonio keen on stay

London Stadium in Police raid We were at the forefront of world sport headlines as HMRC officers carried out a raid on our London Stadium offices on Wednesday morning. The raid was part of a huge Police operation in which 200 officers were deployed across England and France to investigate various fraud allegations. Newcastle’s St James’s Park was also raided as us and The Toon were the only English League clubs to be affected. No further developments have taken place, …

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Adrian Feels The Frustration and League One ‘Keeper A Target For Bilic

Adrian: “We could have got more” Our Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San-Miguel has felt the disappointment of the players and fans after our frustrating 0-0 draw with the Toffees on Saturday. The 30-year-old shot-stopper made his first team return in the draw after six months of being kept out of the side by Darren Randolph, Adrian had this to say in a post-match interview: “We played very well, it was a tactical game, but at …

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Youth success & Hammers eye Inzaghi

Ladies beaten in historic fixture Our ladies side were well beaten by top of the table Spurs on a historic night at White Hart Lane. The fixture was the first and possibly even the last ever woman’s game to be played at the soon to be demolished stadium, Spurs were returning the favour as we played them at home in the last season at the Boleyn a year ago. The hosts were in rampant mood …

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Bilic denies argument, update on Reid, and Terry could return

Bilic denies Sakho spat Our Croatian manager, Slaven Bilic has come out against recent rumours claiming that he and striker Diafra Sakho had an argument prior to the Premier League trip to Sunderland. The Senegalese striker was not part of the match day squad that travelled to the Stadium of Light, thus causing rumours of a conflict between him and the boss to spiral. Bilic was asked about the supposed row in an exclusive interview with WHUFC.com and said: “It was…

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Hammers Lukaku Rejection and Bilic Laughs Off Angry Tag

Collins:”It feels like a defeat” Our Welsh centre-back James Collins has revealed that Saturdays 2-2 draw to the Black Cats felt like our sixth defeat in seven matches. We looked set for the three points on Wearside, before a late Fabio Borini leveller ensured that we left the Stadium of Light without the lion’s share of the points. The “Ginger Pele” was speaking in a post-match interview with WHUFC.com and had this to say: “It feels like a defeat…

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The Loan Report: Mixed Bag For Loanee’s as Youngster Struggle For Minutes

Enner Valencia – Everton The striker came on at half-time during Everton’s 3-1 home win against Burnley this weekend. With the game tied at 0-0 and Everton struggling to break down the away side, Valencia was introduced to the game. During his minutes he had two shots, one of which was on target. His passing statistics were also good, completing over 90% and providing one key pass. Valencia has been a bit part player…

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3 Manchester City 17
4 Brighton & Hov… 15
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7 West Ham United 14
8 Everton 14
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10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12
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12 Arsenal 11
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