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Backlash from rival supporters proves West Ham have done great business

West Ham United fans are excited about the club’s prospects next season after the club’s owners finally started showing some ambition. There was a very distinct change of tide when David Sullivan and David Gold splashed out to bring in top quality manager Manuel Pellegrini as a replacement for David Moyes despite the Scotsman keeping […] The post Backlash from rival supporters proves West Ham have done great business appeared first on Moore Than

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Potential surprise sale suggests West Ham are serious about signing £18 million midfielder

West Ham United look to be entering sell to buy territory after splashing more than £90 million on seven signings this summer. Manuel Pellegrini has been brought in to turn West Ham into a force and co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have backed him with the kind of cash they pledged to spend on […] The post Potential surprise sale suggests West Ham are serious about signing £18 million midfielder appeared first on Moore

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Is controversial super agent connected to West Ham’s impressive summer business?

Kia Joorabchian is a name that jars with many West Ham United fans. He should be remembered fondly in East London given he was the man who brought Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham in one of the most remarkable transfer deals in modern history. Tevez helped keep the Hammers up and is […] The post Is controversial super agent connected to West Ham's impressive summer business? appeared first on Moore Than

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Could West Ham’s excellent transfer business make fans more open to another free transfer?

West Ham United have been linked with a move for out of contract former Manchester City star Yaya Toure. According to the likes of The Daily Mail, the Hammers have held talks with Toure over a free transfer move to East London. In his pomp Toure would have been a major coup for West Ham […] The post Could West Ham's excellent transfer business make fans more open to another

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Respected South American football expert delivers his verdict on West Ham signings

West Ham United fans are finally seeing their club spend some serious money. It is an exciting time to be a Hammer after co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold sanctioned over £90 million of transfers for new manager Manuel Pellegrini. West Ham have signed Jack Wilshere and Ryan Fredericks on free transfers, Issa Diop, Lukas […] The post Respected South American football expert delivers his verdict on West Ham signings appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Now is not the time for West Ham fans to re-open poisonous can of worms

West Ham United have been turning heads with their transfer business this summer. The penny looks to have finally dropped for Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold after the angry protests which marred last season and money is being spent. Many West Ham supporters feel betrayed over promises and pledges made when the club […] The post Now is not the time for West Ham fans to re-open poisonous can of worms appeared first on Moore…

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Pellegrini: The Fans React

Wow, what a day. The club decided to hit us with the news early this morning as many of the fans were heading for work (or in my case finishing one last bowl of Crunchy Nut) with sleep in their eyes. Clearly those sneaky elves in the West Ham media department had put their videos […]

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Manuel Pellegrini set to be confirmed as West Ham’s new manager

• Chilean agrees three-year deal after talks with David Sullivan • Pellegrini will be given full control of transfers at London club Manuel Pellegrini is set to be announced as West Ham United’s new manager after holding talks with the club’s co-owner David Sullivan in London on Monday. Pellegrini has agreed a three-year deal worth £10m a year with West Ham, who parted company with David Moyes last week, and it is understood that the Chilean will…

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West Ham’s hardball approach to finding a manager already looks risky | Jacob Steinberg

David Sullivan promised a ‘high-profile’ appointment but having already lost out on one, the co-owner has to get it right this time Even as late as Tuesday night, David Moyes had the backing of one of West Ham’s owners. But when David Gold appeared on Sky Sports News to throw his support behind Moyes, his words only heightened the growing uncertainty. A day earlier, after all, David Sullivan had met Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca at his …

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West Ham board set date for significant decision on club’s future

West Ham have secured their Premier League status for another season after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Leicester City but there’s still a lot to decide on this summer. David Moyes’ tenure since taking charge in November has been par for the course, guiding the Hammers to safety, but he’s hardly set the world alight at […]

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Reason behind imminent & uninspiring West Ham deal revealed

David Moyes may have pushed West Ham onto the verge of securing their Premier League status for another season but there’s still many left uninspired by his tenure. The former Sunderland boss has only achieved par for the course following his appointment earlier in the campaign, though he’s expected to be handed extended terms this […]

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Fragile mood blights West Ham’s first return since ugly crowd scenes | Jacob Steinberg

A toxic atmosphere at the London Stadium has led to heightened security for Saturday’s relegation match against Southampton In different circumstances it would be possible simply to look forward to a day of huge significance at the bottom of the Premier League. If life at the London Stadium was that straightforward, however, they would not be fortifying security in front of the directors’ box and there would be no clamour for …

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West Ham issue lifetime bans to fans involved in trouble against Burnley

• Punishment applies to West Ham matches at home and away • Club expects to issue further bans before end of month West Ham have issued lifetime bans, from the club’s home and away games, to fans who invaded the pitch or threw missiles in front of the directors’ box during the defeat by Burnley. The match at the London Stadium on 10 March was marred by four pitch invasions and by hundreds of fans gathering in front of …

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Blowing Bubbles looking for answers

The Blowing Bubbles team asked me some tough questions based on the March edition of their monthly magazine and as expected the replies we’re not exactly uplifting. In what is perhaps the toughest period West Ham have faced in recent years we look at exactly what has got us into this mess. Protests, stadium, ownership, […]

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Delusions of stadium grandeur haunt West Ham and club’s owners | Richard Williams

West Ham once gave life to a part of east London, but the Boleyn ground is gone and the heart has been ripped out of the club The fate of the little memorial garden on Green Street, next to where the Boleyn ground’s main entrance once stood, is just one of the problems facing West Ham United. Full of bedraggled scarves and wilting flowers and plaques dedicated to long-gone fans …

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West Ham pitch invasions: Trevor Brooking calls for overhaul of security

• Club face investigation from FA after fans invade pitch • West Ham co-owner David Sullivan hit by coin in director’s box Sir Trevor Brooking has admitted West Ham’s security situation could be “out of control” after the ugly scenes which marred the club’s 3-0 home defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday. West Ham are facing an investigation by the Football Association after a series of pitch invasions and …

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David Sullivan’s influence over transfers will be reduced, says David Moyes

• Manager will have a bigger say in future West Ham signings • ‘The chairman is going to try to stand aside a bit from it’ David Moyes has said that David Sullivan will have less influence over new signings when West Ham United revamp their transfer strategy in the summer. Related: Javier Hernández strike sets West Ham on the way to victory over Watford Continue reading…

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West Ham pay a high price for keeping faith in Slaven Bilic too long

After spending £40m on new signings in the summer only to languish in the relegation zone, it is clear the east London club let a torrid situation drag on There are times when the cheap option ends up being the most costly one. Although it is easy to understand why West Ham decided not to sack Slaven Bilic at the end of last season and instead chose to let …

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Hammer Horror Show

Sorry but I couldn’t resist the Halloween themed headline but it is quite apt. Our inability to hold on to a 2-0 lead against a struggling team without a striker was horrific whilst Antonio displayed the dexterity of Herman Munster at the end. Anyway what started out as a promising day turned quite sour at […]

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A Letter To Gold & Sullivan

Well the title doesn’t leave much to the imagination so I guess I just hand over to Paul who has sent me a video of him reading an open letter to the West Ham owners.  

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Bilic on The Brink: Blowing Bubbles Special

That was the title of Septembers Blowing Bubbles Magazine and it looks quite prophetic as October draws to a close. When the team from the popular West Ham publication sent me their clips on Friday even the most pessimistic of us never imagined that we’d lose 3-0 at home to Brighton Hove Albion. What might […]

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I’m talking about West Ham of course and specifically the the amount of fuel we seem to continuously donate to fuel the media’s fire. This first international week is supposed to provide meagre pickings for those who seek to fill the column inches and 24 hours news channels.  The qualifying break has just started which usually […]

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Blowing Bubbles: David Gold outlines his future plans for West Ham

West Ham co-owner David Gold has once again rejected any suggestion that he and co-owner David Sullivan are in the club purely to make a quick buck – and has hinted that the names Gold and Sullivan could stay at the club long after the current owners have gone. In an exclusive interview with Blowing […]

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West Ham’s striking failure: 32 signed in seven years and still no solution | Jacob Steinberg

In the seven years since David Sullivan and David Gold took charge, West Ham United have signed 32 strikers who have managed 125 goals in 641 games Haggling with Brentford over the asking price for Scott Hogan , testing Sunderland’s sense of humour with a £4m offer for Jermain Defoe, steeling themselves for bids for the mutinous Dimitri Payet, waving goodbye to Simone Zaza and preparing to point Jonathan Calleri to the exit, how West Ham United savoured …

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West Ham want Dimitri Payet to apologise after they reject £20m Marseille bid

• Co-chairman David Sullivan adamant club will not be bullied into sale • West Ham yet to return with fourth bid for Brentford’s Scott Hogan West Ham United have rejected a second bid from Marseille of around £20m for Dimitri Payet with the co-chairman David Sullivan adamant the wantaway France international should apologise to supporters before he is allowed to leave the club. Sullivan met the Marseille president, Jacques…

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Dimitri Payet will not be sold by West Ham in January, says David Sullivan

• Co-chairman insists Payet will not leave West Ham this month • ‘We will not sell Dimitri in the January transfer window’ says Sullivan The West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has vowed not to let wantaway forward Dimitri Payet leave this month. The France international this week told manager Slaven Bilic that he wishes to leave the club and has refused to play against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old, who signed a bumper £125,000-…

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