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Darth Vader and the Lollipop Men

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…there are those who would look upon the West Ham universe with envious eyes. A Premier League standing, albeit with dubious foundation…a shiny happy people stadium and a bank balance that would make the greedy chuckle in delight. The owners have pulled off a masterstroke of apparent duplicity and subterfuge whilst the minions would rise up to challenge the masters of the dark side. “There is …

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Tony Cottee Exclusive: David Moyes’ Present And Future And Mark Noble Admiration

Legendary former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee has praised the work of David Moyes so far at the London Stadium, stating “we’ve made progress under the manager,” and heaped praise on club captain Mark Noble “he’s been one of our best players.” Cottee wore the colours of his boyhood club over two spells between the years of 1982 and 1988 and 1994 and 1996, scoring almost 150 goals in the process and picking up…

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Dickensian Rights and the Orphans in the Workhouses

Who would have believed that in the twenty first century of footballing tribulations, the West Ham fans would be facing the fight of their supporting lives? When the Victorian masters on top of the hill would act with impunity, sneer, scoff and deride the spoon fed street urchins until revolutions are hissed with greater ambition? “The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues; probity, kindness, hard…

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Strange Days and the Sausage Factory

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Is it any wonder that the West Ham masses have become a disillusioned lot of dissenters and pleaders? Each and every supporter would only wish good things for their club and hopes are eternal for those splendid performances and rib-tickling…

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Hammers Boss Moyes On Fan Protests: “As A Supporter, You Can’t Cross The Line”

West Ham United manager David Moyes has condemned the actions of supporters protesting during last Saturday’s Premier League defeat to Burnley but admitted, “They have their reasons.” Fans invaded the London Stadium pitch no fewer than four times during the must-win affair, which the Hammers lost thanks to goals in the final 20 minutes from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood for the Clarets. Protesters also gathered on the concourses below the Director’s Box after their team fell…

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Identity is what West Ham fans want and deserve, to achieve it they must look towards Brooking and not the pitch

As David Sullivan and David Gold left the Olympic Stadium, with West Ham United collapsing on and off the pitch in their 3-0 capitulation against Burnley, one man refused to budge. A majority of Hammers fans had congregated a few metres down from the Director’s Box, aiming their insults and granitic like beliefs at the pair, behind the fateful decision to move stadium. Yet every one of those supporters knew that their anger was not the…

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Regatta Oars and Aficionado Boars

In the recesses of my sombre mind, I may yet see a flicker of hope that would ease my fears and make our club whole once more…and that may not mean surviving in the Premier League. On the whole, I am not convinced that certain patrons of our world-class stadium are indeed West Ham fans but rather fans of Premier League football. The move has generated an extra twenty thousand …

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Anadin Extra and the Singing Ultra

The pressure has been mounting for some time without release to ease fears or quell the rallying calls for uprising. The movers and shakers have brought issues to the boardroom table, to be met with comprehension, a quasi commitment to restore and rectify but layered with the verbiage of a seasoned business spin doctor and political lobbyist. Many would call for revolution for its own sake! Many would march for no better …

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Marching on

So just as the bulbs in my garden start to show along comes a sky fall of snow that quickly covers them up. They’re still there frozen, ready to go again. Their time will come and in a few weeks every thing will look rosey in my garden. A couple of months ago something new started to grow outside of the club. Disgruntled and disillusioned fans formed a group joined by followers of…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about: Swansea City

West Ham face Swansea on Saturday in another big game for both clubs, here are 10 facts about West Ham’s opponents this week: # 1   Swansea City were founded as Swansea Town in 1912, the club became Swansea City in 1969 to signify the areas’ new City status. # 2  Swansea’s first game as a professional club came in September 1912 against local rivals Cardiff City, the club’s first season as a professional club was a successful one ending the season with a Welsh Cup win…

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Time To Keep Our Head Above Water

This has been another week where events off the pitch have somewhat overshadowed team matters, as of yesterday the Real West Ham Fans Action Group March has been cancelled with the board offering to match any fundraising aimed at the march and the total being donated to the cause of young West Ham fan Isla Caton who is suffering from a rare form of cancer. I have seen the group being criticised for this and the board being…

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This is now

The West Ham juggernaut ground to a sudden halt against Liverpool last weekend. It was a long journey and although it was well tuned it wasn’t at the races versus a red machine that was firing on all cylinders. On the road once again it ventures into Wales to go head to head against a revitalised Swansea who have aspirations of avoiding relegation like ourselves. Since the arrival of David Moyes we’ve made …

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The Pied Piper and the fleeing rats!

“The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one calls vice or virtue, the most appalling vice being the ignorance that thinks it knows everything and which consequently authorises…

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‘Good on the ball’, ‘Looks proper decent’ – West Ham fans want Championship star signed in the summer

West Ham fans are desperate for the club to try again in their attempts to sign Norwich City’s impressive attacking midfielder James Maddison. The Hammers had a £12m bid rejected in January for the 21-year-old, as per The Guardian, which left a lot of fans raging at the club’s continuous low bids for players. But […]

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From King To Moyes: Who Is The Greatest Ever West Ham United Manager?

In the wake of Sky Bet Championship club Leeds United appointing their 16th manager in Paul Heckingbottom in the space of ten years, today, we look back at West Ham United’s 16 permanent Bosses over their 117-year history and analyse which one of those was the most successful. Having emerged from Thames Ironworks to be formed as West Ham United in July 1900, the first man at the helm of the club was Syd King, …

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Ten Things you didn’t know about – Brighton

West Ham face Brighton this weekend, below are 10 facts about the Hammers’ opponents this weekend: 1. Brighton were the only professional team in Sussex for 91 years between 1920 and 2011 until Crawley Town promotion to the League in 2011. 2. The club was founded in 1901 at the Seven Stars Public House in Brighton. One of the pub’s former attractions was a 26 stone pianist named Fingers Calders who apparently had a nine-inch moustache – not sure what …

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A Call for Unity & A Shout for Solidarity!

The turbulent winds roll through the valley floor carrying away the thunderous sounds of united drums and the once brothers on the field of conflict with onlookers’ roar have disappeared behind a veil of unattainable wealth, they have lost the common touch and are sinking with hidden ambition. The modern fan is not foolhardy enough to believe that their Premier League football club always shares their same identity, collective goals and tribulations. However to sever the ties with …

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West Ham suspend director of player recruitment Tony Henry amid racism claim

• Henry allegedly told agents club do not want to sign African players • West Ham say they will carry out ‘thorough investigation’ West Ham have suspended Tony Henry “pending a full and thorough investigation” after the club’s director of player recruitment was reportedly accused of racism and unlawful discrimination. A report by the Daily Mail alleged Tony Henry told agents the club did not want to sign any African players in the transfer window. Asked for a response by the paper…

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West Ham continue Serie A scouting mission as two more hit the radar

A close source to WestHamWorld.co.uk can confirm that the club are keeping an eye on two Serie A midfielders in Argentine Bruno Zuculini from Hellas Verona and Czech Antonin Barak of Udinese. Zuculini’s weakness is his discipline as he has picked up four yellow cards and three red cards this season, but he tops the […]

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"This doesn’t seem like a good move", "Our next Lanzini" – West Ham fans react to confirmed transfer deal

West Ham United have sent Martin Samuelsen out on loan to Burton Albion for the rest of the season, the club’s official website confirmed yesterday. The skillful attacking midfielder will continue the next stages of his development out on loan in the Championship as he aims to keep Burton Albion up this season. The 20-year-old […]

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Experienced West Ham defender could complete Championship transfer in January

It has come to WestHamWorld.co.uk‘s attention that when Jose Fonte returns from injury, he will leave the club in a £6m deal to join the Portuguese revolution at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been linked with a number of Portuguese talent in this window and is looking to get some vital Premier […]

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West Ham’s Cup Winning Captains

Only two players in our club’s long history have had the chance to lift the FA Cup, here is the profile of the men who wore the armband on the greatest days in the club’s history. Bobby Moore 1958-1974: 646 Apps What can be said about Bobby Moore that hasn’t already been said? West Ham and England Captain through both the club’s and the country’s most successful periods. Moore made his first-team debut in 1958 and by the time …

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10 Things You didn’t know about: Huddersfield Town

West Ham face a trip to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield on Saturday, here are 10 facts about Saturdays opponents; 1. Huddersfield were formed in 1908 in the Albert Pub Huddersfield and were admitted to the Football League just three years later. 2. Huddersfield were the first club to win the first Division 3 times in a row from 1923-24 to 1925-26, a feat only matched by Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United. 3. Legendary Manager Herbert Chapman led the…

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£4.5m-rated West Ham favourite set to sign improved terms – report

West Ham are set to hand Adrian an improved contract, according to a report in The Daily Mirror’s printed edition, dated 01/01/2018 – page 47. The Spaniard looked almost certain to the leave the club in the near future following the arrival of Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City in the summer. But the […]

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10 Things You didn’t know about: Bournemouth

West Ham face Bournemouth on Boxing Day. Here are 10 facts about our opponents: 1. AFC Bournemouth was first formed as Boscombe St John’s Institute FC, the club was reformed as Boscombe FC in 1899, then again as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic in 1923, they settled on their current name in 1972. 2. The club was elected to the Third Division in 1923 and hold the record for the longest continuous run in England’s third tier. 3. The club’s red and …

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How Brady, Gold and Sullivan have committed the ultimate ownership sin

Ask people in the East End what life means to them, the chances are they will immediately think of particular traditions that are embedded deep within their own culture. From Cockney rhyming slang to pie and mash, Pearly Kings to jellied eels and Chaz and Dave to Danny Dyer, those in the East End are proud of who they are and what they represent. Icons matter. Moments in history are remembered for decades. There is a certain expectation that you work…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 90
2 Liverpool 89
3 Chelsea 71
4 Tottenham Hotspur 68
5 Arsenal 66
6 Manchester United 58
7 West Ham United 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 51
9 Leicester City 49
10 Brighton & Hov… 48
11 Brentford 46
12 Newcastle United 46
13 Crystal Palace 45
14 Aston Villa 45
15 Southampton 40
16 Everton 39
17 Burnley 35
18 Leeds United 35
19 Watford 23
20 Norwich City 22

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