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“Maybe It’s Coming Back” – Hammers Academy Director Westley Foresees Academy Of Football Return

West Ham United Academy Director and Development Squad manager Terry Westley had made an exciting admission about the current crop of young players in the youth system and Academy of the club. No fewer than five homegrown stars were included in David Moyes’ first-team squad for the vital 1-1 Premier League draw away at Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Three of them, skipper Mark Noble and starlets ever-present in the first-team Declan Rice and Josh Cullen, …

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Young Hammers Travel To Merseyside With Opportunity To Go Fifth In PL2 Division One Standings

In a fixture that was re-arranged from December 2017 and on the 20th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League 2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United U23s make the lengthy trip to face David Unsworth’s Everton U23s for what promises to be an intriguing clash. The Young Toffees go into the fixture eight days after a thrilling league defeat to Manchester City at Goodison Park, while the Young Hammers also faced the…

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Chelsea’s Christensen thanks Conte for support during slump in form

The Blues defender admits that his form has dipped of late due but he has thanked his manager for keeping faith in him

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Antonio And Lewis Impress As Hammers Put In Dominant Performance To Defeat Daggers

Let’s take an in-depth look at West Ham United player performance from yesterday evening’s #SaveTheDaggers friendly victory over John Still’s National League Dagenham & Redbridge at the Chigwell Construction Stadium as David Moyes’ Hammers reigned supreme to the tune of 1-3. Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10 Coming in to replace Joe Hart, the Spanish shot-stopper did himself no harm when it comes to regaining his Premier League place, pulling off a string of impressive saves in both halves and not being at fault…

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Young Hammers Welcome Young Blues To Victoria Road In PL2 Mid-Table Clash

In the 18th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United U23s play host to Joe Edwards’ Chelsea U23s in a mid-table clash of two teams looking to put pressure on the top four. The Hammers recently had their trip to Manchester City postponed and were last in action in mid-February before then, defeating PL2 high-flyers Liverpool away from home, while the…

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The pull of the Bundesliga

Jadon Sancho and Ademola Lookman are part of a growing contingent of young English players in Germany, but what makes the Bundesliga such an attractive proving ground? Nick Wright speaks to those in the know – including an MK Dons academy product now shining for Augsburg.

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Cometh The Hour Cometh The Man: Marcus Browne

There has been plenty of hype surrounding all manner of different West Ham United Academy stars in the past few years, but very little of it like that associated with young midfielder Marcus Browne. However, the media and supporter attention has somewhat died down during the 2017/2018 campaign, largely due to the starlet suffering from a string of different injury problems which also plagued him at the back end of last season. Undoubtedly, another …

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Young Hammers Travel To Merseyside For Key PL2 Clash With Liverpool

In the 18th round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division 1 campaign, Terry Westley’ West Ham United Development Squad make the tricky trip to face off with Neil Critchley’s Liverpool Development Squad in an intriguing top six matchup. The young Reds go into the affair off the back of a disappointing Premier League Cup defeat at the hands of Bristol City, while the young Hammers were able to get a draw from their last outing at home…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Snodgrass Rides The Villa Wave As Youngsters Hook Up With Loan Clubs

It’s that time of the week again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various loan starts to see how they’ve been getting on over the past seven days after a week off for Emirates FA Cup action, as Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa continued to march on and five more Hammers starlets embarked on short-term spells away from East London. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) Fresh from an impressive League home win over Barnsley, followed by a weekend off whilst …

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Match Preview: West Ham United U23s vs Sunderland U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Sixteen

In the sixteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad play host to Elliot Dickman’s Sunderland Development Squad in what is set to be an intriguing East London battle. The young Hammers will be looking to bounce back instantly from a disappointing League defeat away at Swansea City a week ago, while the Young Black Cats were also in action last week, Sunday to be more precise when they went down 1-3 …

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Match Preview: Manchester United U23s vs West Ham United U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Thirteen

In the thirteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad make the tricky trip North to face off with Rick Sbragia’s Manchester United in what is set to be an intriguing affair. The hosts were last in action before the Christmas break, drawing 1-1 at home to Leicester City in the League, while the visiting Hammers have not played since the very start of December when they…

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London Stadium saga can only be good news for West Ham

Last week West Ham United find out their fate for the future of the London Stadium. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has taken ownership of the arena after the London Legacy Development Company are set to enter bankruptcy. So what now for the West Ham owners? In terms of football politics this has been a deal […]

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Oumar Niasse’s case is so simple – he dived, it’s cheating

MARTIN SAMUEL – CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Everton requested a personal hearing for Oumar Niasse over his diving charge. Maybe that was the problem.

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Match Preview: West Ham United U23s vs SL Benfica B: Premier League International Cup Group F Matchday Three

In the third round of Group F matches for the 2017/2018 Premier League International Cup, Benfica B travel to Essex to face off with Terry Westley’s U23s in an exciting European clash. The Hammer starlets go into the eagerly-awaited matchup off the back of a magnificent run-ending 1-5 defeat to Derby County at The London Stadium on Friday night, meanwhile, the Portuguese youngsters were bested 3-4 by Penafiel last time out, balancing the scales …

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Player Ratings: The First Eleven Games Of The 2017/2018 Premier League Season (Part Two)

Last time we had a look at how the defensive section of the team has rated in the first quarter of this Premier League campaign, but now, it’s time to look at the midfielders and strikers in depth and see how they have performed in what has been an inconsistent start for many Claret & Blue stars. Michail Antonio: 6/10 It has mostly been a start of the season to forget…

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The Rush Green Effect: Was There Ever A Need To Move Training Grounds?

Many will remember the rather sudden and intriguing decision made by Slaven Bilic midway through last season to relocate Training Bases from Chadwell Heath to Rush Green in Romford, but has the move really had its desired impact on The Squad? Upon visiting the cosy Facility every Thursday for Bilic’s Press Conferences and various other Media events, I found myself pondering this question like many other Journalists. The original reason for Bilic and his Coaching Staff deciding to make the 1.7-…

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High-Flying Young Hammers Seal Second Consecutive Win In Bristol

Terry Westley’s U23s continued their sensational vein of form to record a third win in four games in all Competitions by comprehensively beating Bristol Rovers at The Memorial Stadium last night. It had looked like things would pan out very differently for the visitors when Tom Nichols fired the home side ahead without even a minute on the clock. But, a penalty from in-form Spanish forward Antonio Martinez, a strike …

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Slaven Bilic’s Modern “Academy Of Football”

Many Hammers may say that nowadays, the term “Academy Of Football” can no longer be used to describe our Youth System, with no products of notable talent being brought through the ranks in the last ten or so years. However, there is no doubting or questioning the rare and quite tantalizing Development Squad that we currently possess at The London Stadium, but who are they? Today, we look at the…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Burke And Cullen Continue Bolton Misery As Snodgrass Makes Villa Debut

It’s now time to check in with how our loanee Hammers are doing at their various Clubs, as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen continued to ride the wave of Bolton woes, Robert Snodgrass made his Villa Park bow and Reece Oxford witnessed his Gladbach side slump to a defeat in The Bundesliga. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) The Exciting young Academy duo of Burke and Cullen were yet again left disappointed in a Trotters shirt at the …

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Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley get Everton back on track against West Ham

Romelu Lukaku got the goal he probably expected and Ross Barkley the goal he definitely needed as Everton signalled an important step in their development under Ronald Koeman. A 2-0 lead against West Ham United was the cue for Everton to implode at Goodison Park last season . Only Slaven Bilic’s defence collapsed this time out. Everton found relief not only in a first win in six matches but in the contribution of Barkley, who was involved in the breakthrough, started…

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West Ham winger Michail Antonio sad to see Sam Allardyce go and says Alan Pardew should be next for England

Michail Antonio has spoken of his sadness at Sam Allardyce’s departure as England manager — and believes the job should go to Alan Pardew.

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Hammers sign young Portugese striker

West Ham have completed the signing of Portuguese forward Domingos Quina.

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Olympic Stadium move brings season-ticket boost

West Ham will have the most season ticket holders of any London club in the Premier League next season when they move into the Olympic Park.

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Chelsea loan report: Who can find a first-team spot?

It’s been a good week for Chelsea’s loan prospects after Nathaniel Chalobah and Andreas Christensen both shone. So who from the 33-man group spread across Europe will make the cut back in London?

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Howes hails Tottenham test

Academy stopper Sam Howes enjoyed pitting his wits against an experienced Spurs side on Thursday

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Haycock rues narrow loss

Nick Haycock was disappointed after the U21s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Fulham on Monday night

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 34
2 Leicester City 26
3 Chelsea 26
4 Manchester City 25
5 Sheffield United 17
6 Arsenal 17
7 Manchester United 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 16
10 Burnley 15
11 Brighton & Hov… 15
12 Crystal Palace 15
13 Newcastle United 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 14
15 Everton 14
16 West Ham United 13
17 Aston Villa 11
18 Watford 8
19 Southampton 8
20 Norwich City 7

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