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West Ham mortgage training grounds and Stadium lease

West Ham have borrowed money secured against the remaining property and leases they own. A charge filed at Companies House on Thursday shows that the Hammers have borrowed money from Rights and Media funding thought to be financed by West Ham fan Michael Tabor secured against Chadwell Heath, Rush Green and Little Green. In addition, they […]

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Damning poll verdict on board

A social media poll of nearly 6,000 conducted on twitter by @WestHamTransfer shows 85% of those who took part want the current board out. Of the 5,952 who voted just 15% wanted the board to remain. In March this year David Gold said “If 86% of West Ham fans voted for me to go I […]

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Hammers offered Sporting Lisbon loan option

Portuguese newspaper The Record claim West Ham made a fresh last minute cheeky offer on deadline day to Sporting Lisbon for William Carvalho. The report claims that the Hammers would have asked for a six-month loan deal with an option to buy. The Irons would have paid Carvalho wages plus a  €2m loan fee and […]

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Quina loan deal collapses

Domingos Quina’s proposed loan move to Sheffield United broke down before last night’s transfer deadline. The West Ham youngster was reportedly scheduled to undergo a medical in South Yorkshire yesterday but talks between the two clubs are understood to have stalled during the closing stages of the window. Although the exact reason behind Sheffield’s decision […]

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Hammers look to Arsenal for loan

Samuel Lovett in the Independent has suggested West Ham are considering a season-long loan move for West Ham boy hood fan Jack Wilshere. He claims the Hammers have made contact with Arsenal over the 25-year-old but have yet to submit a formal bid as they wait on the Sporting Lisbon player and an unlikely U-turn. Slaven […]

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Sakho transfer update

Diafra Sakho’s much speculated switch to Rennes has been dismissed as highly “highly unlikely” by a key club insider after the “news” broke out on social media last night. But ClaretandHugh had it confirmed the French Ligue One outfit had made a bid which was immediately snubbed and described as “ridiculously low.” Rennes had shown […]

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Robert Snodgrass wants to reward Gordon Strachan’s loyalty

MARK WILSON: Robert Snodgrass admits he is determined to reward Gordon Strachan’s loyalty in the forthcoming World Cup qualification double-header.

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Lanzini/Reid updates

Manu Lanzini – contrary to reports that he has a new injury – is  still in training and working hard to be 100 per cent fit for the match against Huddersfield. And ClaretandHugh understands that it was his decision to stay at home -no doubt helped by the the club’s “persuaders!” Manu decided than rather […]

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Irons wait on Carvalho U turn

West Ham have their fingers crossed that Sporting Lisbon will have a last minute change of heart over the proposed switch of defensive midfielder William Carvallo to the London Stadium. Although the deal remains where it was several days ago – with the Hammers offering £5 million less than the Portuguese demands – our negotiators […]

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Bilic to stay on at West Ham

Slaven Bilic will remain West Ham manager for the time being, according to Sky sources.

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Arsenal will lose yet again if Alexis Sanchez fades away 

MARTIN SAMUEL – CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Alexis Sanchez sat on the bench, his blue shirt pulled up, hiding his face, engulfing his head. This could well be his last season at Arsenal.

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After the horror show Slav responds

Slaven Bilic is vowing to resurrect the Hammers fortunes declaring: “I’ve done it before, of course, and I have to do it again.” The pressure from inside and outside the club is fiercer than it ever has been with fans right across social media calling for his head. But he declared:  “Again, we conceded three goals […]

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Late Magpies Double Downs Dreadful Hammers

  Goals from new-signing Joselu, Ciaran Clark, and Aleksandar Mitrovic were enough for an inspired Newcastle United side to condemn us to a third straight Premier League defeat at St James’ Park yesterday afternoon. The defeat places a huge amount of pressure on our Croatian manager Slaven Bilic, but for Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez, the pressure has well and truly been eased. The severity of the loss has been made worse by the fact that we had …

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Bilic becomes overnight favourite for the sack

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been made the over night bookies favourite for the first Premier League manager to be sacked. Yesterday Bilic was the fourth favourite at 4/1 behind Frank De Boer, Rafa Benitez and Antonio Conte but he has been made the odds on favourite overnight after the crushing 3-0 defeat at Newcastle.  Sky […]

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Carvahlo deal OFF!

CANDH EXCLUSIVE by Hugh Southon West Ham have this afternoon pulled the plug on the Wiliam Carvahlo deal and unless Sporting Lisbon perform a massive U turn, the deal is officially ff. The long and drawn out discussions have tried the Hammers patience to the limits as the Portuguese cub has consistently moved the goalposts […]

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Bilic’s two year hunt for quality player

Slven Bilic has admitted that a quality midfielder has been at the top of the club’s wanted list for a couple of years as he awaits the outcome of the William Carvahlo negotiations. But he insists that is remains unfazed as the negotiations go on for the 25 year old Sporting Lisbon midfielder who is […]

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West Ham tipped for sensational move for star with "unfinished business"

There has been some movement in the betting world on Carlos Tevez’s next club and West Ham are currently joint second favourites to resign the former hammer. As noticed by HITC, West Ham are 8/1 to sign the Argentinean as are any south American side. Barcelona are leading the way and are currently 3/1 according […]

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Utd draw Burton in Carabao Cup

Holders Manchester United have been drawn to play Burton Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup, while Liverpool will travel to Leicester in an all-Premier League tie.

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‘Arry set to enter the Snodgrass race

Robert Snodgrass may be about to attract a third club as a serious battle develops for his signature. Aston Villa are reportedly favourites to grab the Scottish international with Sunderland also in the frame but both of them may be hijacked by Harry Redknapp and Birmingham City. Snodgrass has been exiled from the Hammers first […]

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Euro Papers: Tuchel to replace Conte?

The summer transfer window is in full flow and clubs across Europe are making moves as they look to put the final pieces in place to build the squad they need for a successful 2017/18 season.

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Bilic seeks Carabao Cup boost

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has called on his team to play “like it is the last game of our lives” and kick-start the season with a Carabao Cup win at League Two Cheltenham on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports .

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Michail’s honesty off pitch as great as on it!

Ya gotta love Michail Antonio – as honest off the pitch as he is on it. And his response to the official website inquisitor after the game yesterday was typical as he declared: “I don’t really know what you want me to say!” Michail was his all action self returning as though he’s never been […]

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WATCH: Southampton 3-2 West Ham

Southampton ended their goal drought at St Mary’s and increased 10-man West Ham’s misery with a 3-2 Premier League victory secured by a stoppage-time penalty from Charlie Austin.

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Thriller but ten men beaten in injury time

Southampton 3 Irons 2   It started going wrong befkick off when Winston Reid was stretchered off after injuring himself in the warm-up. It went downhill from there before the Hammers were forced to stage a 10 man battle for an hour and were deprived of a brave point by a last minute penalty! They […]

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London Stadium breaks attendance record

The London Athletic Championships have been awarded an official Guinness World Record for the number of tickets sold at any IAAF World Championships event. The figure recorded on the official Guinness World Record certificate is 701,889 but with that taken two days before the end of the Championships, it will be updated to reflect the […]

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Video: Why we want Carvahlo

We are still waiting for the final answer on William Carvalho but the Hammers remain confident that a deal can be done. The game of brinkmanship has been going on for weeks with Sporting Lisbon wanting approaching 40 million euros. So far the Hammers have offered 32 million plus extras. It’s entirely possible this could […]

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English Premier League Table

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

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