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Poll result: Where will the Irons finish!

A majority of West Ham fans have voted that Slaven Bilic’s new-look team are booked for a top ten finish which will carry them into seventh or eighth place in 2017-18. A ClaretandHugh poll of 2,239 fans saw 42.5 per cent (952) claim that would be the club’s finishing position at the end of the […]

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West Ham welcome new boys Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic

West Ham kicked their pre-season preparations up a gear on Tuesday as they arrived at a training camp in the German town of Rotenburg. Hart and Arnautovic have linked up with the squad.

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Sullivan: ‘Calleri couldn’t score and Zaza was disinterested’

West Ham Chairman David Sullivan has talked about last summer’s transfer signings insisting two of them will still come good for the club while voicing his disappointment about the two strikers he took on loan last season. David Sullivan told Jim White and Tony Cottee on Talk Sport radio: “I like a couple of players we signed […]

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Sullivan knew Payet was a flawed individual

West Ham Chairman David Sullivan has admitted he knew Dimitri Payet was a flawed individual before they bought him but added he was a fantastic servant to the club for the first twelve months. Speaking to Jim White and Tony Cottee about Payet on Talksport this morning Sullivan said: “I think we knew Dimitri was flawed when […]

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Hammers legends thrilled as Hernandez signs

Javier Hernandez is a Hammer! The club has officially announced within the last few minutes that the brilliant Mexican striker with a goals to game ratio to kill for has joined the club. And that was immediately greeted with whoops of “Come on You Irons” of legendary Hammers striker Frank McAvennie who declared: “Here’s the […]

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Is This West Ham’s Strongest XI For Next Season?

West Ham United have again broken their transfer record with the signing of Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic for a reported fee of around £20 million potentially rising to £25 million. He became West Ham’s third summer signing after following Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart to the London Stadium, with Javier Hernandez agreeing to move to West Ham pending a medical on Monday morning.  Here is West Ham United’s potential strongest XI when fully fit. Goalkeeper: Joe Hart This…

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Four clubs chase Irons striker

Ashley Fletcher is being chased by four Championship clubs who want to loan him for the upcoming season. The Sun claims Middlesbrough, Leeds, Reading and Wolves are keen to give the former Manchester United youngster first team football this season. However, reporter Andrew Dillon – a Hammers supporter who has decent links to the club  – […]

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PSG make move for Hammer

John Cross in the Daily Mirror claims this morning that Paris Saint-Germain have made a shock move for West Ham wonderkid Domingos Quina. PSG head of recruitment Joao Luis Afonso instructed a party led by his brother Nuno to meet 17-year-old Quina’s family. Portuguese midfielder Quina is regarded as one of the hottest teenage prospects and West Ham pulled […]

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Westley bringing Academy “drought” to an end

Exclusive Academy boss Terry Westley is delighted how his youngsters have adapted to life with the first team squad in Austria and believes the long drought of home grown products could be coming to an end. Delighted that such as Nathan Holland, Declan Rice and Josh Cullen are showing such composure in pre-season games he […]

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West Ham hope to tie up £24m deal for Marko Arnautovic

West Ham hope to complete a deal for Marko Arnautovic from Stoke on Friday after the forward undergoes a medical. The forward has agreed personal terms to move to the London Stadium.

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Chicharito agrees to join West Ham from Leverkusen

Javier Hernandez will seal a move to the Premier League club from Bayer Leverkusen upon the successful completion of a medical

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West Ham midfielder being chased by a quartet of Premier League and Championship clubs

According to a report by Football London, Robert Snodgrass is on the radar of four clubs in the top two divisions of English football. Having struggled to settle at West Ham United, Snodgrass could be heading for the exit door after just a few months as a Hammer. Robert Snodgrass was the star man for […]

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Adrian hits back at Sullivan’s praise for Hart

West Ham goal keeper Adrian has shown his passion for the Hammers by hitting back at comments by West Ham Chairman David Sullivan on the official club website in which he said he was looking forward to being reunited with the ‘best goalkeeper’ he has worked with in Joe Hart. Adrian posted on his official […]

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West Ham near Arnie deal

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign Marko Arnautovic from Stoke, according to Sky sources.

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Kouyate blow

Cheik Kouyate is the latest Hammers injury victim having picked up a knock in training. Talking after the 0-0 draw against Sturm Graz, Slaven Bilic said: “The only one problem we’ve had is with Cheikhou, who injured his knee in a very strange and awkward way during training, but apart from that I’m happy with […]

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Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart completes West Ham medical

Manchester City will continue to pay a significant portion of Hart’s £120,000-per-week salary while West Ham will have an option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.

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Joe Hart set for medical at West Ham

Joe Hart will have a medical at West Ham on Monday before completing a season-long loan move. The Hammers will have the chance to sign him permanently at the end of the season.

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Hammer joins Dutch team

West Ham have confirmed that midfielder George Dobson has joined Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam for an undisclosed fee. Dobson, a boyhood Hammers fan, joined the club from Arsenal in July 2015 and quickly became an integral part of Terry Westley’s U21 squad. He played a key role as the team won the Premier League Cup in […]

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Noble: Hart ‘hard done by’

West Ham captain Mark Noble feels Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has “been hard done by” with the England stopper expected to move on loan to the London Stadium.

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New boss announced at London Stadium owners

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced he intends to appoint Sir Peter Hendy CBE as the new Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) which runs E20 Stadium LLP which owns the London Stadium with Newham. In November last year the then LLDC Chairman David Edmonds resigned after a further £51m over spent […]

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Your Shout: Fans React to Joe Hart

Here is episode 9 of ‘Your Shout’ which sees the fans react to the imminent signing of Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The supporters are more split on this than I anticipated so we have four varied views from Craig, Jamie, Shane and Your Shout regular Mr B.      

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Hammers Continue To Struggle On The Transfer Front As The Hard Work Starts in Austria

Hammers get down to business in Austria Slaven Bilic and his first-team have been getting down to work in our first tour of pre-season at The Bad Waltersdorf Training Camp as their fifth day in Austria dawns. The boys have been being put through their paces in fitness based drills in the first few stages of the tour and First-Team Coach Edin Terzic has had this to say about the…

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Valencia officially leaves West Ham

This morning West Ham finally confirmed that Enner Valencia has joined Mexican Liga MX club Tigres UANL for an undisclosed fee believed to be between £6m and £7m. The 27-year-old departs east London after three seasons, during which he scored ten goals in 66 appearances. Valencia joined the Hammers for £12m after a prolific 2014 season […]

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Wage rises analysed

Premier League revenues may have hit record levels – but player wages are soaring, too, reveals a study into football finances. 

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Giroud admits leaving Arsenal is an option

Oliver Giroud has finally admitted the inevitable – that leaving Arsenal is an option. The Hammers have been chasing the Gunners striker all summer but everything was put on hold when he claimed he wanted to continue his Arsenal journey. However the hammers will be back on red alert today – along with Everton, AC […]

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Irons fly in with plan set in stone

West Ham’s new head of medical services Gary Lewinwas pleased to get away to Austria day as the first stage of the team’s pre-season preparations swung into action. The Hammers flew into Europe this afternoon for an 11 day training camp and a four week tour with Lewin explaining: “It’s such a great environment, the team. The […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 14
2 Manchester City 13
3 Chelsea 13
4 Manchester United 13
5 Everton 13
6 Brighton & Hov… 13
7 West Ham United 11
8 Aston Villa 10
9 Brentford 9
10 Arsenal 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 9
12 Watford 7
13 Leicester City 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
15 Crystal Palace 6
16 Southampton 4
17 Newcastle United 3
18 Leeds United 3
19 Burnley 2
20 Norwich City 0

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