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West Ham’s marriage of convenience threatened by struggle for power | David Hytner

David Sullivan believes club’s improvement down to his decision to take responsibility for transfer but his manager, Sam Allardyce, is not convinced David Sullivan was relaxed, brimming with characteristic conviction and in the mood to give himself a pat on the back. It was Christmas time, West Ham United were fifth in the Premier League before the derby visit of Arsenal and the club’s co-chairman was larging it on the…

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Why West Ham’s ambition should be praised, not ridiculed

It is five years since David Gold and David Sullivan saved West Ham from financial meltdown. The club was on the brink of

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David Sullivan’s son sorry for Twitter rant at Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll

• Son of West Ham co-owner criticised players online • David Sullivan Jr blames a ‘moment of madness’ • 17-year-old says: ‘I’m old enough to know better’ • Match report: Everton 1-1 West Ham The son of West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan has issued an apology for a “moment of madness” after criticising players Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll on social media. David Sullivan Jr posted several messages on…

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A rollercoaster ride – West Ham’s 2014 told in pics, vines and tweets

Well the roller coaster that is 2014 is hours away from being a distant memory – one that we might just look

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Outrage as promising star leaves West Ham

The January Transfer Window isn’t even open yet and we’re already talking about one of our players going on loan to QPR.

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West Ham announce record profits of more than £10m

• David Sullivan says he is ‘satisfied with achievements’ • Match report: West Ham 1-2 Arsenal West Ham have recorded pre-tax profits of over £10m and the joint-chairman David Sullivan has said he is “satisfied with the achievements” the club have made. West Ham are sixth in the Premier League heading into the new year, only two points off a Champions League qualifying position. Continue reading…

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New contract for West Ham’s main man?

So after we almost pulled out of the deal to bring Diafra Sakho to east London in the summer, the Senegelese striker

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Why West Ham must still be cautious over a new Allardyce contract

Sam Allardyce has had a difficult job to win over West Ham fans. Despite a poor campaign last time around, the co-owners decided to stick with him but should they be cautious about offering him a further deal? He took over in June 2011; initially signing a two-year contract with two specific aims: the first… Read more »

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Why Carroll’s return is brilliant news for West Ham

Due to Andy Carroll’s devastating injury record since he signed for West Ham back in the summer of 2013 he has not had much time on the pitch. At times last season the club would have been desperate to see him in action because of the lack of goals that the Hammers were scoring, but… Read more »

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Nine months on and West Ham’s transformation is complete

Upon leaving the Etihad Stadium in January after a 6-0 humiliation in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, the hope of any success under Sam Allardyce was at an all time low. Having been lucky enough to watch the game from the comfort of City’s impressive Director’s Lounge, the opportunity to demand answers… Read more »

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Much better! Proof that West Ham have turned a corner?

So after all the pessimistic speculation surrounding the board’s demands placed upon a one-dimensional and quite frankly tired style of football, we’re all now being forced to sit back and admit we may have been wrong. But it’s ok to now accept that maybe – just maybe – Sam Allardyce and his dinosaur reputation may… Read more »

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So who exactly called the shots at West Ham this summer?

Finally another crazy a transfer deadline day is over. When we look at the business West Ham have done, I think it’s a good guess that most, if not all, fans will be very pleased. Nine new signings (yes, nine!) have graced the corridors of the Boleyn Ground this window.  But, typical of West Ham,… Read more »

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Should the lack of Plan B be the final straw at West Ham?

For the second home league game, the fans have left Upton Park wondering, why didn’t we win this one? The obvious reason was because we lost but it is how we lost that is the main cause for concern. Against Spurs on the opening day, we didn’t take advantage when they went down to 10… Read more »

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A player by player Analysis of West Ham’s summer signings

It’s no secret that this transfer window has been, in the words of David Gold, ‘one of the best windows in the history of the club’. With a rather impressive nine additions made over the summer, the West Ham squad is far more impressive than it was at this stage last year. From Mauro Zarate… Read more »

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West Ham and Tottenham ask fans to behave at Premier League opener

David Sullivan and David Gold appeal directly to supporters Racism, antisemitism and homophobia will not be tolerated David Sullivan and David Gold have urged West Ham United supporters to avoid any unwanted behaviour when they start their Premier League campaign at home to fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. With West Ham having come under scrutiny in the past antisemitic chanting and hisses designed to imitate the gas chambers used during the Holocaust…

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Too little, too late from the owners?

The football played last season was dire to say the least. Others might use even stronger abusive words to describe the style of football produced, but the above just about sums it up for. Now after a fans’ poll, the addition of Teddy Sherrington as the attacking mastermind and the owners insisting the team must… Read more »

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Is he risking his reputation at West Ham?

Within weeks of the Premier League ending Sam Allardyce escaped the West Ham axe after agreeing to produce a more adventurous team true to the attacking principles of the club. Under pressure Allardyce was summoned to a meeting with the board and emerged with his job after accepting certain objectives, including a change of philosophy… Read more »

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Has Allardyce lost his transfer ‘magic?’

When Sam Allardyce was the manager of Bolton, he had a certain knack of getting the right players and getting them to play well. Players like Jay Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff and Ivan Campo were, without doubt, quality free players when he signed them, and were fantastic to watch. Now we are hearing stories of… Read more »

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Exactly what impact will he have on West Ham next season?

At the Board meeting the co-owners set up to discuss how Sam Allardyce was going to take the club forward following a below average season, it was agreed that an attacking coach should be added to the backroom staff.  So, why Teddy Sheringham? He has supported the club since childhood, so for him the decision… Read more »

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SIX fixtures that could define West Ham’s season

The 2014/2015 Premier League fixtures were released this morning and anyone claiming to have successfully guessed who we were going to get on the opening day would no doubt be telling porkies. It turned out to be something of the perfect draw for us. Tottenham at home. With the memories of the famous treble still… Read more »

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West Ham closing in on French goal machine?

West Ham are reportedly well in the race for free-agent Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports this morning. The 28-year-old’s Lyon contract expires this summer and is regarded as one of the hottest free agents on the market this summer after netting 17 goals in 43 appearances for the French side last term. And amid reports… Read more »

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A good start to a ‘new dawn’ at West Ham?

When Sam Allardyce was given the green light to continue at Upton Park last Tuesday, he immediately started planning for the upcoming season. This included identifying players he wanted, wasting no time in setting his sights on Argentinean forward Mauro Zarate, and a three-year deal has now been completed. Various press reports are claiming that… Read more »

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West Ham’s ‘Dream Midfield’ next season

David Sullivan has hinted at a number of new signings that will bring back some excitement to the team next season. We’ve been liinked with several ‘exciting’ midfielders over the past two weeks, some of which initially appear to be a little unrealistic but exciting all the same. Given Allardyce’s new remit this summer, it’s… Read more »

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The right decision was made, now to look forward

After constructive talks with the co-owners, it was announced earlier this week that Sam Allardyce will remain at Upton Park for the foreseeable future following what was a disappointing season, finishing just seven points off the relegation zone in 13th place.  The storm over Allardyce’s future began early in the season, as the fans probably… Read more »

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SIX more promises Allardyce must make to win the fans over

So that’s it then. He’s staying and there’s nothing an online poll or a banner outside the chairman’s house can do about it. Sam Allardyce has saved his job by promising two things; employing an attacking coach and playing more attractive football. Both of which the fans will be genuinely happy to hear. But that… Read more »

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These figures prove that West Ham fans are right to be angry

The football West Ham fans were regularly forced to endure over this season has quite rightly got the fans calling for Allardyce to be sacked. The money that loyal fans pay to watch the Hammers every week is astronomical, and they’ve deserved a lot more for their hard earned cash on so many occasions throughout… Read more »

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English Premier League Table

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

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