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More turmoil for Hammers Social Club

The future of the Hammers Social club remains in the balance after the resignation of the executive committee and the chairman. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this month failed to come to a conclusion on its long-term future and financial accounts for the year were rejected by the twenty plus members present in Castle-street. Three […]

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West Ham enquire about German international striker

West Ham have enquired about RB Leipzig striker Davie Selke, according to German Magizine Kicker. The report claims that the player’s agent Akeem Adewunmi is said to be in the UK this week to try in an attempt to seal a deal to the Premier League. The German magazine says that Swansea City are the likeliest […]

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West Ham are top eight in Europe

West Ham has the eighth largest average attendance in the whole of Europe this past season and third largest in England figures by Talksport have revealed. With all games technically sold out, West Ham achieved an average league attendance (tickets sold) of 56,970 just 30 below their 57,000 London Stadium capacity. Borussia Dortmund tops the European table with an […]

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David Gold’s dig at Man City’s wealth

West Ham Joint-Chairman David Gold has hit back at supporters who have pointed to Manchester City as a role model of how to complete transfer business this summer. One Hammers fan pointed out that Man City’s interest in Bernardo Silva broke in the morning and they had signed by the evening telling Gold ‘That’s how […]

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Rivals emerge for Irons No 1 target

West Ham are set to have Monaco as rivals s they bid to land Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer. The Irons are keen to make the Belgian their No 1 signing after missing out to the losing FA Cup finalists last year. However, the French outfit have been following events at Stamford Bridge and […]

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No to Jordan Pickford

A report in the Sun that West Ham want to sign Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and use Adrian as a makeweight in a deal worth around £25million is completely wide of the mark. The tabloid claims that Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is happy to allow his Spanish stopper to leave despite signing a new contract […]

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PSG to rival Hammers for Martial

PSG are thought to be preparing a bid to bring Manchester United’s Anthony Martial back to France.  Reports in France suggest they are prepared to pay €50 million (£43.5m) for the 21-year-old. The Frenchman believes Jose Mourinho is using him as a scapegoat for what went wrong at Old Trafford last season and is attempting to […]

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West Ham and Southampton chasing 11-goal striker

With the summer transfer window set to open shortly, West Ham United have been linked with a number of strikers. This season, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have struggled with persistent injuries while Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza scraped one deflected goal between the two of them. It is evidently clear that strikers are at […]

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Boleyn Ground castle turret gone

The Boleyn ground is in its final weeks of demolition as the final West Stand is demolished in which has been a long agonising death over many months for many. Many supporters will be relieved when it is finally over and the ground levelled and that point could be very close.  One of yellow castle […]

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West Ham exceeds season ticket renewal targets

West Ham is on target to exceed an eighty percent renewal rate a source close to the club have told Claret and Hugh.  Premier League clubs work on an 80/20 rule where eighty percent of current season ticket holder renew each season. However, we have been told the club are on target to exceed this […]

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West Ham season review: How did our midfielders rate out of 10 this year?

After finishing 7th and qualifying for the Europa League in the 2015/16 season, plenty was expected from the Hammers this year. However, it was a disappointing season judging by those high standards. A poor summer of recruitment held us back from progressing and the move to the London Stadium did not go quite as planned. […]

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Bilic rules out move for striker

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has ruled out Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge as a summer transfer target. Despite learning that the Hammers are ready to consider any striker with a top six club on the fringes of the first team, Sturridge is not on the Irons wanted list. With Diafra Sakho and Andy […]

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West Ham teenager Declan Rice called up by Ireland

Named Ireland Under-17 Player of the Year for 2016 and captain of West Ham’s U23 team, Rice can play in defence or midfield. He qualifies for Ireland through his grandparents.

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Irons looking hard at top six striker targets

West Ham are looking at every striker with a top six club unable to get regular first team football as targets this summer. As reported here earlier the Irons remain very keen on Chelsea’s Michy Batshuyai but Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho (above) is another top target with both expecting to cost between £25 – £30 […]

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Hammers get business rates discount

A recent freedom of information has revealed that West Ham pays a fraction of the £2.3m business rates for the London Stadium. The FOI response said  “West Ham’s usage fee under the concession agreement does not cover business rates, however the Underleases between E20 and West Ham for West Ham’s leased areas state that West […]

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Striker already looking forward to next season

Hammers record signing Andre Ayew produced probably his best performance in an Irons short at Burnley and declared:  “The whole season has been difficult so we’re happy to end like this.” And he added: “Overall, the season has been difficult, but we’re just a point away from eighth spot at the end of the day. We were […]

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VOTE: Summer signings – hit or miss?

Were last summer’s Premier League transfer signings hits or misses? Here’s your chance to have your say…

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Hammers sweat it out on Zabaleta answer

West Ham summer target Pablo Zabaleta wept on the Etihad Stadium pitch on Tuesday night as he bade farewell to the club after nine years and described his decision to do so as the hardest in his career. Zabaleta was bought by the then City manager Mark Hughes two days before the club was taken over […]

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Sullivan’s promotion delight

Exclusive David Sullivan has sent a big “well done” to Academy head Terry Westley and the under 23s on their promotion to Premier League Division One. As we have reported the youngsters beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park last night to clinch promotion and a delighted Sullivan was quick to send his congratulations. And […]

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West Ham and Swansea battling with Chinese clubs to sign Manchester City flop

The Daily Mail is reporting that West Ham United and Swansea City will compete to sign Wilfried Bony this summer. Wilfried Bony is set to leave Manchester City after an unsuccessful season on loan at Stoke City. West Ham have been persistently linked with the Ivory Coast international in the past. With his prolific record for Vitesse […]

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Vodafone pulls out of London Stadium deal

Vodafone has pulled out of a naming rights deal for the London Stadium after reporting massive annual losses of £5.2bn, due partly to a big write-down in the value of its Indian business. The mobile phone giant, which operates in 26 countries, wrote down the value of its Indian unit by 3.7bn euros after a major […]

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Lanzini wanted by Everton

Everton wants to sign West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini according to rthe Daily Mirror. The tabloid claims the Hammers face a summer fight to keep hold of the South American over the summer. Friend of this site, Darren Lewis claims  Everton boss Ronald Koeman is hunting creative options with Ross Barkley increasingly likely to decide […]

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West Ham and Everton locked in battle to sign £25m Premier League sensation

West Ham United will rival Everton in the battle to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to The Mirror. Gylfi Sigurdsson has played a key role in keeping Swansea City up in the Premier League this season. The Swans will be desperate to keep the Icelandic international star at the club but they might be powerless to […]

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PL clubs tracking Onyekuru

Henry Onyekuru is in talks with two Premier League clubs, according to Sky sources.

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VOTE: MNF Goal of the Season

There have been some special goals in the Premier League this season, but which one was the best?

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Antonio Signs On The Dotted Line

Antonio pens new deal Much to the relief of many Hammers’ fans, Michail Antonio finally put pen to paper on a bumper new deal to end speculation once and for all on Thursday. The contract will keep the newly crowned Hammer of the Year at The London Stadium until 2021, reports of a stand-off between Antonio and the club over a new deal had filled the papers for weeks, but now the former Non-League star …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 35
2 Liverpool 34
3 Chelsea 33
4 West Ham United 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25
6 Manchester United 24
7 Arsenal 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21
9 Brighton & Hov… 20
10 Aston Villa 19
11 Leicester City 19
12 Brentford 17
13 Crystal Palace 16
14 Leeds United 16
15 Southampton 16
16 Everton 15
17 Watford 13
18 Burnley 10
19 Newcastle United 10
20 Norwich City 10

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