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Masuaku reminders of that other French bloke

I don’t have to cast my mind back very far to find a player of whom Arthur Masuaku reminds me. The skill of this extraordinary Frenchman is quite unbelievable and it’s pretty simple to make a comparison. He came unhrealded and at half the price of Dimitri Payet yet is gliding past players in a […]

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Arnautovic Nets First Hammers Goal To Down Blues In Shock Win

A first-half volley from Marko Arnautovic was enough to overcome a shell-shocked Chelsea side under Antonio Conte and deliver David Moyes a first win in charge of West Ham United at The London Stadium on Saturday. The Austrian’s strike came in just the eighth minute of The Premier League clash, as the travelling Blues enjoyed plenty of possession but could never really find a final ball. When they did have their moments, however, the likes of Alvaro Morata …

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Moyes proving what you hear is what you get

It’s becoming quite apparent, rather quickly, that David Moyes is cut from a different cloth to many plying their trade as managers. One comment  from him – which went virtually unnoticed recently – was his response to all the transfer window chat and rumour mongering when saying: “My only focus at this moment is concentrating […]

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Marko Arnautovic typifies fitter, sharper West Ham in win

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT LONDON STADIUM: It wasn’t so much his goal as the passage of play that soon followed it which revealed so much about the changing mindset of Marko Arnautovic.

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Moyes responds to “younger players only” cry

West Ham boss David Moyes has reacted to David Sullivan’s ‘younger only players’ declaration by explaining that may not always be the bet way forward. Sullivan has insisted that he can only bring in young and athletic players in January but Moyes  has made it clear there’s a place for more mature individuals. He said: […]

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West Ham chief opens up on recent transfer business

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has revealed his kids ‘begged’ him not to sign Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass from Southampton and Hull respectively in January 2017.

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Moyes speaks to press ahead of Chelsea

David Moyes has hosted his pre-match press conference at Rush Green this afternoon. On injuries “It’s looking much better. We’ve got a whole host of players back training and it’s good to get them back. Chicharito is one of those who is back training. On team selection including whether Hart or Adrian would start  “I wouldn’t give […]

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Ogbonna looks at the positives

Angelo Ogbonna had more reason to feel upset than many on Sunday after scoring the goal which gave us the lead against City. But the Italian defender – whose header shocked everybody inside the Etihad – is looking only at the upsides as we head for the game against Chelsea. He said: “I think it […]

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Hammers get tricky Third Round FA Cup draw

West Ham were handed a tricky FA Cup third round draw when Glenn Hoddle and Jermain Jenas pulled the balls out of the urn live on BBC Two. The Hammers will have to travel to high flying League One side Shrewsbury Town whoh;ding second place behind are currently Wigan. The Irons No 43 came out […]

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Hammers linked to two PL winter targets

West Ham may resurrect their interest in Arsenal’s Theo Walcott in the January transfer market. The 28 year old will be allowed to leave the Emirates if the Gooners receive a suitable offer and was on the list of possible targets back in the summer. The 28 year old has barely been involved for the […]

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Guardiola backs Aguero to find form post-Amsterdam crash

The Manchester City manager conceded his striker is still working his way back to top form after returning from a broken rib

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London Stadium future funding in doubt

London Stadium owners LLDC & Greater London Authority (GLA) have warned of a significant risk for future funding of the loss-making stadium, the absence of which would inevitably lead to administration. In the E20 Stadium LLP financial accounts quietly published on Friday, a note says that material uncertainty casts doubt on the partnership’s ability to continue […]

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Zaba: “A win could get everything back on track”

Pablo Zabaleta is ready to help the Hammers give the “perfect” performance against  Manchester City today and looking at a likeley result says: “You never know.” He goes back to the club he served with great distinction for eight years saying: Even if people say we cannot beat the big teams, like Manchester City, this is […]

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Moyes muses January window

David Moyes has revealed that the owners have made it clear that if he needs players in January they would support him. But the manager believes is only focusing on those that are available to him saying: “I’m focusing on the players that are here, not the players that are elsewhere just now. “I have […]

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Arnie: “They’re only human – we can turn it round”

Record signing Marko Arnautovich has pledged that the Irons will turn their season around declaring the club and all the people involved deserve better.. Speaking to the official site he said: ” I came here because, and I will say this always, West Ham is for me a big, big club with big history and […]

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Zaba has one aim on his emotional return jouney

Pablo Zabaleta tomorrow makes an emotional return to the club which saw him become a hero and part of Manchester City’s history. He spent eight years at the club picking up five trophies along the way including two Premier League titles but now the 32 year old is far more interested in his West Ham present than […]

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Idle Thoughts on Manchester City

The Hammers have not had a good record against Manchester City recently, an appalling record in fact. Since the start of the 2008/09 season, the two teams have met a total of 19 times, once in the F. A. Cup, twice in the Carling Cup and 16 times in the Premier League. City have won 13 of these matches, drawn three and lost three, and in doing so have notched up 46 goals to the Hammers’ 14. But there was a time when matters were…

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Hammers keen on PSG midfielder

West Ham are being linked with a move for  PSG star Hatem Ben Arfa. The former Newcastle United right sided attacking midfielder has been unable to nail down a place in the French side and is open for  move back to the Premier League in January. Ben Arfa spent last season on-loan with Nice, however […]

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Irons issue “hands off” warning to Spurs

Spurs have zero chance of taking Manu Lanzini from West Ham in the January transfer window. According to ESPN, sources close to both clubs claim that North Londoners are keen to grab Lanzini but it’s not going to happen according to our own insiders. Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of the midfielder and is keen […]

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Moyes reveals how long he wants to be an Iron!

David Moyes has laid his West Ham ambitions on the line – he wants to stay for the next ten years plus! Just as was the case at Everton he hopes he gets the chance saying: “I think West Ham has got unbelievable potential, unbelievable potential to be up there. They have got the infrastructure now […]

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How has Sam Allardyce fared in his 6 Premier League jobs?

Sam Allardyce will complete a magnificent seven when his appointment as Everton’s next manager is confirmed – so how has he fared at the likes of Palace and Sunderland?

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Massive boost as striker returns to training

David Moyes will receive a big boost this morning when Chicharito  returns  to training at Rush Green. The Mexican striker has been given the go ahead to rejoin he first team squad after recovering from a hamstring injury picked up on international duty. It’s great news for the manager although the striker is unlikely to […]

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Big reaction to Hammers wages spending

West Ham are paying out £2.9 million a year on wages which puts them in 14th place among the world’s biggest wage payers. In the Premier League only the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs have a higher wage bill but ClaretandHugh’s Faceebook followers have mixed views on whether the club’s  spending is […]

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Hammer Moyes wants to pile misery on his ‘special place’

David Moyes goes back to ” special place for himself” on Wednesday night looking for the Hammers third win at Goodison Park in 12 years! The manager admits though there are things the team will have to do ,oads better but adds: “I have to say though we are trying to do the basics right […]

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Moyes in passionate unity plea

David Moyes has made a passionate appeal for the  fans to unite in order to give the team every chance of beating Leicester City. Against a week long backdrop of protest and unrest among the supporters Moyes – like many – is hoping the fans can put the unrest to bed for 90 minutes at […]

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West Ham ICF call to arms

Former West Ham ICF member Andy Swallow says he is planning to create an action group and meet with the club in the next few days. Speaking on Facebook the former owner of Grays Athletic said: “I’ve spoken to Ben Illingworth and I’m going to meet them in the next couple of days. I’d like […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 22
2 Manchester City 20
3 Liverpool 18
4 Brighton & Hov… 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 15
6 Manchester United 14
7 West Ham United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Arsenal 14
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13
11 Brentford 12
12 Leicester City 11
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Watford 10
15 Crystal Palace 9
16 Southampton 8
17 Leeds United 7
18 Burnley 4
19 Newcastle United 4
20 Norwich City 2

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