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West Ham United expect difficult match against Stoke City, says Slaven Bilic – video

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic looks ahead to their Premier League match against Stoke City at Upton Park on Saturday. Bilic says it is easy for a team to play badly at home. He praises Stoke City’s skills in attack and counter attack West Ham’s Winston Reid and Victor Moses out until new year with injuries Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Winston Reid and Victor Moses out until new year with injuries

• Defender Reid hurt in training as casualty list grows • Manager Slaven Bilic to move training grounds to combat problems West Ham United’s Winston Reid and Victor Moses have been ruled out until the new year with hamstring injuries prompting the manager Slaven Bilic to move training grounds. The Hammers were due to relocate to their new Rush Green HQ, where they currently play under-21 games, at the start of next season. Related: West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini ruled out for up …

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Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger to appeal against charge

• Midfielder allegedly elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid • Referee Mark Clattenburg and assistants missed incident Bastian Schweinsteiger has told Manchester United he wants to fight a charge of violent conduct after his clash with Winston Reid during Saturday’s goalless draw against West Ham at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger is facing a three-match ban after knocking Reid to the ground with his forearm but the Germany international does not believe it should warrant a suspension and has the backing of his…

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Manchester United’s timidity against West Ham raises Wolfsburg fears | Richard Jolly

Another 0-0 draw at Old Trafford has left the United manager unconvinced of a positive result when his misfiring side face Wolfsburg in Champions League A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there are limits to his powers. “I cannot predict.” The Manchester United manager had been asked if Tuesday’s game in Wolfsburg could bring a catalytic result. Related: …

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West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 2.05pm kick-off at Upton Park Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Email alan.smith@theguardian.com | Tweet @alansmith90 2.01pm GMT The teams are out. Bubbles are reaching the East London sky. We are moments away from kick-off. 1.20pm GMT West Ham: Adrian; Jenkinson, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell; Obiang, Kouyate; Moses, Zarate, Lanzini; Sakho. Subs: Song, Tomkins, Carroll, Jelavic, Antonio, Spiegel, Cullen. West Brom: …

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Boleyn becomes bygone: West Ham’s Upton Park upheaval a sign of the times | Daniel Taylor

Football grounds reflect the soul of the community and their disappearance from historic locations across the country strikes at the heart of the game • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 1) • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 2) Moss Side, on a dank, inhospitable November’s morning. On Blue Moon Way, mums and dads are on the school run outside Divine Mercy Primary. The house …

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Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham can reach Champions League after win

• Manager Pochettino calls 4-1 home victory ‘a complete performance’ • West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits defeat could have been worse Mauricio Pochettino saluted a “complete performance” from his Tottenham Hotspur team in Sunday’s 4-1 home win over West Ham United and said that he believed they had the quality to finish in the Premier League’s top four. “After the game that we’ve played today, I think that we have quality enough,” Pochettino, the …

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West Ham have ‘unbreakable option’ over Manuel Lanzini, warns David Sullivan

• Argentine is on a season-long loan from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira • Co-chairman Sullivan says ‘any other team’s interest is irrelevant’ The West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has warned off rival clubs interested in signing their rising star Manuel Lanzini. The Argentinian midfielder is reportedly a target for Liverpool after his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Lanzini has scored four goals so far …

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Premier League team of the season: the best XI so far

With almost one-third of the season gone, two players from Leicester City and two from Southampton make our side but Arsenal provide more individuals than any other club – and there is only one from the leaders, Manchester City Continue reading…

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West Ham and Chelsea fined for bad-tempered Premier League clash

• FA fine West Ham £40,000 and Chelsea £50,000 after misconduct charges • Both clubs admitted charges after stormy Upton Park game on 24 October West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month’s clash at Upton Park. Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham’s 2-1 win . The two clubs have also been severely warned as to their future…

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Romelu Lukaku’s cool finish earns Everton a point at West Ham United

Romelu Lukaku continued to wage his personal crusade against West Ham, scoring on his seventh successive appearance against the Hammers on a muggy, wet afternoon at a subdued Upton Park. Otherwise this was a low-pressure meeting of two neat, quick-passing teams, illuminated by some nice touches but little in the way of unbound attacking play. When counterattack meets counterattack the result can often be a little lukewarm. By the end a 1-1 draw was fair…

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Watford’s Odion Ighalo on target again in defeat of West Ham United

As Watford set about remodelling their squad in the summer it was decided that Odion Ighalo might be surplus to requirements and only the player’s refusal to leave stalled a move to the Chinese side Hebei China Fortune. Despite his 20 league goals last season he started their opening game on the bench. Since then however he has become perhaps the league’s most influential attacking player. Not since that day have they fashioned a goal that he has not either scored or…

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Swansea v Arsenal, Real Madrid v Las Palmas and more: clockwatch – live!

Manchester City stay top, Arsenal score their 2,000th goal under Arsene Wenger, Jamie Vardy finds the net yet again, and Jurgen Klopp wins his first Premier League match. 5.04pm GMT And that’s that on the day Jamie Vardy scored in his eighth consecutive Premier League match, Arsenal scored their 2,000th goal under Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp registered his first league victory in English football, and Jose Mourinho answered 13 questions in…

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West Ham’s David Sullivan dreams of double – or top-four finish

• Team are currently third in Premier League, two points off top • ‘I’m not talking it down. I want to talk it up. I believe it’s achievable’ West Ham’s joint-chairman, David Sullivan, is dreaming of winning the Premier League and FA Cup double this season. The side have made a fine start to the campaign under their new manager, Slaven Bilic , and are third in the Premier League after 10 games, …

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Slaven Bilić: third in Premier League huge motiviation for Hammers – video

The West Ham manager says the team’s current third-place position in the Premier League motivates the club as the players are enjoying their winning streak. Slaven Bilić says he rates Watford’s manager Quique Sánchez Flores really highly for his managerial skills, admitting Watford will be difficult to beat when they meet at Vicarage Road stadium on Saturday Continue reading…

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Chelsea’s José Mourinho charged with misconduct for West Ham dismissal

• Mourinho could be banned from dugout against Liverpool • Coach Silvino Louro also charged, and Chelsea for failing to control players José Mourinho has been left fretting over whether he will be permitted in the home dugout against Liverpool on Saturday after the Football Association charged the Chelsea manager with misconduct following his dismissal at Upton Park . Mourinho, who is already appealing against a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for suggesting …

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West Ham v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Live updates on the Premier League match at Upton Park Saturday scoreboard: follow all the day’s goals Tweet @timmyhilleh or email tim.hill@guardian.co.uk 2.24pm BST West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Tomkins, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Zarate, Sakho. Subs: Randolph, Carroll, Valencia, Obiang, Ogbonna, Jelavic, Antonio. Chelsea: Begovic, Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Ramires, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Baba, Oscar, Falcao, Mikel, Traore, Amelia, Loftus-Cheek. 2.23pm BST Chelsea are the champions, but they …

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West Ham United v Chelsea: match preview

Slowly, but perhaps not that surely, signs of the old Chelsea are emerging. The champions have relieved the pressure on them in the past week, beating Aston Villa 2-0 last Saturday and drawing 0-0 at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. Two clean sheets have boosted confidence at the back. Yet the visit to Upton Park could be awkward for José Mourinho. West Ham are fourth and Slaven Bilic’s side have already beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester

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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic: ‘You either love or hate José Mourinho’

West Ham manager Bilic is a fan of Mourinho and sees signs of Chelsea returning to their best as the teams meet on Saturday Slaven Bilic thought it was a prank. His phone buzzed the day after he became West Ham United’s manager and there was a text from an unknown number. The sender called himself José Mourinho. “I was back home in Split in Croatia,” Bilic said. “I thought that someone is winding me up…

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Carlton Cole signs for Celtic until end of 2016-17 season

• Striker joins following trial spell • Hammers released him in summer The former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole has signed for Celtic. The 32-year-old has signed a contract until the end of next season following a trial spell. Continue reading…

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Sam Allardyce lays into West Ham’s ‘brainwashed’ supporters

• ‘West Ham way’ is a millstone round the club’s neck, he adds • Curbishley, Pardew and Redknapp also ‘got it in the neck’ Sam Allardyce has lashed out at supporters of his previous club, West Ham United, accusing many of them of being “deluded” and “brainwashed”. Allardyce, who last week became the Sunderland manager after completing a four-year contract at Upton Park last summer , during which he took the Hammers…

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West Ham’s David Sullivan attracts suspicious reviews for his Krays film

• Rise of the Krays features in news section of club’s website • Reviews on IMDb seem to have been written by people connected to Sullivan The West Ham chairman, David Sullivan, has been trumpeting the release of a film he has financed this week, with Rise of the Krays featuring prominently in the news section of the club’s website on Monday. Related: David Squires on … David Sullivan’s West Ham fitness tips Continue reading…

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Nearly Reach the Sky: A Farewell to Upton Park by Brian Williams – review

From FA Cup glory to relegation misery – a ‘proper’ supporter pays tribute to West Ham I remember the moment that determined my future. I was 10 years old, and standing around with a group of boys during break. My best friend said, “Come on, you’ve got to support a team. Just pick one.” “Um,” I replied, “I think I’ll go for West Ham .” And that was it. Continue reading…

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My guilty pleasure: Green Street

This football hooligan genre film about an expelled Harvard student who joins West Ham’s firm is compellingly awful – but it’s entertaining if you can’t sleep • More from My guilty pleasure I am prone to insomnia. I’ll lie in bed for a couple of hours, then go turn on the TV and flick through the channels until I find something that holds my attention, often on the film channels. Sometimes it’s The Ring , but, when it’s on…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 21
2 Tottenham Hotspur 20
3 Chelsea 18
4 Leicester City 18
5 Southampton 17
6 Everton 16
7 Aston Villa 15
8 Manchester City 15
9 West Ham United 14
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14
11 Newcastle United 14
12 Manchester United 13
13 Arsenal 13
14 Crystal Palace 13
15 Leeds United 11
16 Brighton & Hov… 10
17 Burnley 5
18 Fulham 4
19 West Bromwich Albion 3
20 Sheffield United 1

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