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Access to West Ham’s memorial garden improved

West Ham’s Memorial Garden has in Green Street has been tidied up again on Tuesday afternoon by Boleyn Ground developers following complaints of further neglect by supporters visiting it in recent days. Developers Barratt London has now agreed to provide better access to the garden through their own site team after concerns about the process to pre-book […]

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West Ham flop Nordtveit joins Champions League qualifiers Hoffenheim

The former Hammers midfielder will compete in Europe’s premier club competition next season after signing a five-year deal at the Bundesliga club

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Hammers want Ayew to miss US trip

West Ham have asked the Ghana FA not to include Andre Ayew in the squad for the upcoming friendlies against Mexico and USA scheduled for June 28 and July 1. With the two friendly matches taking players outside the FIFA dates for international matches, West Ham want their player to rest ahead of pre-season training. “We […]

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Speedy winger could join Hammers soon pending medical

 West Ham are poised to complete the signing of Adama Traore from Middlesbrough in a £8m deal. David Sullivan is reported to have held talks with the 21-year-old winger on Friday according to the  well placed Ken Dyer of the London Evening Standard and says the transfer could be completed soon pending a medical. Traore […]

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West Ham player released by mutual consent

West Ham have released full-back Stephen Hendrie by mutual consent. The 22-year-old, who joined from Hamilton in 2015, has had loan spells at Southend United and Blackburn Rovers where he made eight appearances last season. Hendrie progressed through Hamilton’s youth system and made his senior debut for the club aged 16 in July 2011. The […]

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At a Glance: The Hammers’ 2017/18 Fixture List

This morning the Premier League fixtures were released and I was eager to see what hand we had been dealt for the forthcoming season. Fingers were crossed for a generous start, nice weather fixtures against the seaside clubs and most of all a decent run in. Sadly, I was disappointed on all three counts! The opening day fixture away against Manchester United gives me mixed feelings. It will add to our list of walk in the park, opening …

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No to Chris Smalling

Reports that West Ham are leading the chase to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling are wide of the mark yet again. The defender has two years to run on his current deal at Old Trafford but new reports claim Jose Mourinho is ready to sell the player if clubs can match his £15million valuation. […]

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West Ham forward could be set to leave the club with European giants expressing interest

West Ham United striker Enner Valencia could be set to leave the club this summer, according to reports in the South American media. South American media outlet Bolavip – reported via Portuguese news source A Bola – are reporting that Enner Valencia is on the radar of FC Porto this summer. Valencia joined the Hammers in […]

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Forward keen on West Ham summer transfer – report

According to reports in the French media, Andre Ayew is trying to push through a move to leave West Ham United and re-join his former club Marseille. According to French media outlet France Football, reported via Sport Witness, Andre Ayew is “scratching at Marseille’s door” as he attempts to push through an exit. Andre Ayew […]

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Hammers/Gunners in cat and mouse game

Arsenal are ready to let OIivier Giroud leave the club this summer as West Ham wait to step up their interest in the player. A cat and mouse game of ‘name the price’ is set to be played between the two clubs with nether wanting to be the first first to show their hand. Arsenal […]

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Hammers social club is saved

Members of the Hammers Supporters Club have supported and agreed to a rescue package for the West Ham Supporters’ Club which was due to close its doors forever on 31st May. A brand new committee has been formed, membership has been re-opened and the club is now busy organising its future. Steve Midwinter is now […]

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Hammers speak on Chelsea “target”

EXCLUSIVE Claret and Hugh has learned this afternoon that reports linking Bertrand Traore with the club are some way wide of the mark. We reported this morning that reports had emerged in the general media claiming that the club were looking seriously in the youngster direction. He enjoyed a great season with Ajax on loan […]

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West Ham pre-season to be low key

West Ham won’t be travelling thousands of miles or playing in flashy tournaments against big named teams pre-season.  Slaven Bilic has told the board he isn’t interested in commercially attractive offers for West Ham to play in Asia or America and has instead requested the squad will stay in Europe to prepare. West Ham will next […]

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Talk West Ham: Blowing Bubbles Special

We’re joined by the writers from Blowing Bubbles magazine ahead of their bumper summer annual to discuss all things West Ham in Hammers Chats phone-in.     http://www.blowing-bubbles.co.uk/subscribe.html

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Hammers £80m lynchpin

Lukaku looks certain to leave Everton this summer and has revealed that he has already made a decision about his next move. Chelsea are eager to bring the big Belgian back to Stamford Bridge and are working hard to beat rivals Manchester United and are said to be willing to pay up to £80m although […]

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Hammers ready to let £8 million man go

West Ham are ready to offload Robert Snodgrass this summer after the Scot disappointed big time in the second half of the season following his arrival from Hull. The club believes it can its money back on the winger who is understood to have cost £8 million when arriving at the club following Dimitri Payet’s […]

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Cresswell teams up with Defoe in Devon

England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that his squad has returned from a top-secret trip to the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre. Southgate gathered his players and support staff in one of the national football centre’s dressing rooms, where a member of the Royal Marines informed them that they would immediately relocate to Devon for […]

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New Martial development

West Ham’s hopes of landing Manchester United striker Anthony Martial have suffered a big blow. The 21 year old has been strongly linked with a move to the London Stadium and at one stage looked a likely proposition. United boss Jose Mourinho was thought to be preparing to allow the player out but that appears to […]

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‘Ginger Pele’ aims to go on and on

James Collins feels better than ever and has suggested he may do a Teddy Sheringham and go on until he is 40! The Ginger Pele was outstanding when he returned to the team at the end of last season but with a year left on his contract – and at 34 in August – questions […]

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London Stadium miss out on extra payments

London Stadium operators and owners have missed out on any performance related bonuses due by West Ham under their 99-year agreement for the stadium after a disappointing season on the pitch. It means West Ham’s rent was fixed at the One-Off usage fee of £2.5m after we finished 11th in the Premier League and failed to […]

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London Stadium in Depeche Mode

The London Stadium has been transformed into a music venue for the arrival of Depeche Mode as part of their Global Spirit Tour on Saturday.  The Global Tour is the band’s 18th tour which will see them play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe but this Saturday will be […]

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West Ham striker target joins Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin have signed former West Ham striker target Davie Selke from RB Leipzig on a long-term deal. The 22-year-old  International said on the club website “For me, Hertha are one of the biggest clubs in the Bundesliga, and I’m delighted the transfer has gone through, In the coming years, I want to do my […]

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5,000 season tickets will go on sale to waiting list

Under 5,000 season tickets will go on sale to 55,000 waiting list in two weeks time ClaretandHugh has learned. With over 90% renewing their season tickets at the London Stadium it means demand will outstrip again on season tickets. The club has been amazed at the high renewal rate which they say matched the last […]

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Arsenal to land West Ham striker target

West Ham striker target Henry Onyekuru is closing in on a move to  Arsenal after the Gunners agreed a £6.8m fee for his transfer with Belgium side KAS Eupen claims a report on owngoalnigeria.com A fellow Nigerian football site called ScoreNigeria, says the 19 year old who scored 24 goals forBelgium side Eupen will earn a […]

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Odds on two top striker targets joining West Ham

Bookmaker Sky Bet is making West Ham the red hot odds on favourite to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho but Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi is a less fancied move by the Bookies making the Hammers only the fourth favourites to make the move to East London behind Monaco, Everton and Newcastle. Sky Bet make West Ham […]

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Cressie gets ready to up his game

West Ham’s strength in the left back position has been demonstrated again following Aaron Cresswell’s England call-up. Cressie may not have enjoyed the greatest season of his career but improved considerably towards its climax to ensure that England boss Gareth Southgate . He may well have had our back-up left back Arthur Masuaku to thank […]

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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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