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Diafra Sakho is on the missing list again

Diafra Sakho has nott made the away trip to Stoke. One West Ham supporter claimed he was nowhere to be seen at the hotel and official club photos of the dressing show he is the notable exception from named shirts hanging. A club source confirmed he has not made the trip saying “He is injured, unfortunately!” […]

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Four more Hammers doubtful after suffering knocks

Cheik Kouyate, Winston Reid, Arthur Masuaku and Diafra Sakho could all in doubt today after suffering knocks against Everton with Slaven Bilic admitting some of these players missed training this week. All will face late fitness tests for Stoke today. Writing in his match day column on WHUFC.com Bilic penned  “Some of the boys had […]

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Brady breaks silence on HMRC raid

West Ham Vice Chairman has broken silence on Wednesday’s raid of 30 HMRC officials at the London Stadium and Rush Green. Brady wrote in her Sun football diary for Wednesday: “THIS morning West Ham FC provide documentation to HMRC in relation to player transfers as part of a wider probe in football. This was the extent […]

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Tax raids: The Demba Ba connection

Former Hammer Demba Ba is the player whose transfer believed to be at the heart of the football tax probe as he allegedly pocketed nearly £1million for image rights when he joined Newcastle on a “free transfer” after leaving West Ham according to a report by the Sun.  Ba’s cash was part of a £2million fee […]

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Throwback Thursday: West Ham United vs Leicester

In this week’s edition of our weekly throwback segment, we speak to Tom, 57, a lifelong West Ham fan and season ticket holder about his first Hammers experience: “At the age of 18 years old I was eagerly awaiting a New Years Eve party when I found myself being dragged along to a football match. I always played football, but I never really supported any club back then. I was quite nervous about it being my first time. I didn’t really know what …

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West Ham raid could be tip of iceberg

Today’s raids by HMRC officials on West Ham and Newcastle could be the first of many as the Taxman targets football club and footballers in a new public campaign. In a bid to tackle tax issues relating to players’ image rights, the Treasury initiated a specific football compliance project earlier this month, and has announced […]

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Defoe option – the latest!

West Ham have cooled considerably on the possibility of signing Jermain Defoe. The former Hammer was in flying form earlier in the season but has scored only once in the last eight games since February. The club have had the striker checked out regularly and took a particularly close look at him during the 2-2 […]

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Tyler’s stats: Joy at Anfield

Martin Tyler brings you the best stats around ahead of the next set of Premier League fixtures.

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Chelsea London Stadium groundshare update

The chances that West Ham could ground share with Chelsea or Spurs have been described as extremely unlikely despite reports in a tabloid last week.  The Sun newspaper claimed Chelsea were holding talks with West Ham over moving to the London Stadium for three years while they rebuild Stamford Bridge. However, a stadium insider described […]

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Magnificent young Irons reach play-offs

The young Hammers confirmed their place in the Premier League 2 play-offs with an emphatic 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion last night. The U23s travelled to the Hawthorns knowing their fate wasn’t in their own hands with result elsewhere needing to work in their favour. But they seriously turned on the style with goals […]

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Nortveidt reckons we need to bring more!

Havard Nortveidt is looking for a big finish to the season after producing his best display in a Hammers shirt against Everton. He said: “We played well and might have got more than just a point. We kept a clean sheet and also had a couple of chances to score, but we’ll take the one […]

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Masuaku so happy with his monster display

Arthur Masuaku enjoyed a brilliant game against Everton and clearly nobody enjoyed it more than the man himself. Speaking to the official site he said: “I think that was my best game for West Ham. In my opinion I’m better when I’m on the wing because I can go forward and I can come back and […]

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Vlog: Gonzo at large on match day v Everton

Join Gonzo on match day in his latest vlog as he watches the Irons grab a precious point against Everon. Join him in the build-up with Gro sat alongside and another Hammers Chat regular spotted in the crowd. Once again it’s a must for all Irons fans.

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Lawro’s predictions v Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Jermaine Jenas and Trevor Nelson in this week’s Premier League predictions.

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Manchester United kings of the PFA Team of the Year award

Only 11 players can be awarded such an honour each season, preserving their status in history, but what is the make-up of the 275 selections over the last 25 years? Sportsmail takes a look.

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West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Everton

The Hammers face Ronald Koeman’s Toffees knowing that a victory would move them level on points with 10th-placed Watford

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We must stop this man on Saturday

Lukaku has scored in his last NINE outings against West Ham. He heads for the London Stadium on Saturday aiming for an incredible perfect 10. It’s a personal crusade which no modern striker can match.  And if he hasn’t netted deep into the second half, the Hammers dare not relax. Five of Lukaku’s goals against […]

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Running stats: Man Utd bottom

Manchester United are bottom of the Premier League for distance covered but face one of the most tireless teams in Burnley this Sunday.

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Irons rubbish new name as Bilic replacement

A new report that West Ham are considering ” a shock move to for Lazio boss, Simone Inzaghi” has this afternoon been described as “pure fantasy.” The report – from Corriere dello Sport  and repeated in The Sun – claims that we are looking at the Lazio boss as  a potential replacement to Slaven Bilic — and […]

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West Ham boss Bilic WON’T bring Chelsea legend John Terry to the Hammers

Slaven Bilic has been linked with a move for Chelsea star John Terry but when you read what the Hammers boss has to say on the matter it seems highly unlikely the former England defender will join West Ham. Yes, JT started his career in football as a young Hammer and is said to have grown up as a supporter along with his brother Paul, both of whom were born in nearby Barking. But …

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West Ham official reveals issues with club’s key ambition

West Ham’s inaugural season in the London Stadium hasn’t quite been one to remember, with the Hammers struggling to build on their success last term. With five games left to go in the Premier League season, Slaven Bilic’s side sit 13th in the standings but have pushed away from the relegation zone in recent weeks. The […]

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Club annoy fans by telling them use it or lose it

West Ham have emailed all season ticket holders to warn them they must use any club cash earned from selling their seat on ticket exchange before 1st September or they will lose their club cash balance. The club wrote to supporters over the Easter weekend to say “Please note that your current Club Cash balance, […]

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Ayew’s confident but doesn’t say why!

Andre Ayew is the latest player to be trotted out on the official website saying precisely what you would expect him to say – that we were okay at Sunderland and he’s confident problems will be sorted before the end of the season. He doesn’t say how  which would have helped! and I’m not sure […]

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Bilic on striker’s future

Slaven Bilic has admitted that Michail Antonio’s absence at Sunderland  is a “massive blow, of course.” And he added: “We know what he is giving us in every game. He’s one of our best players, so it’s going to be a big blow that we’re going to be without him for the rest of the […]

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Slav set to release strike duo

Slaven Bilic has dropped a heavy hint that both Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll will play a part in the match at Sunderland this weekend. Many questioned the manager’s decision to keep the pair on the bench against Swansea but it has become clear since that neither were 100 per cent. Had the team been […]

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West Ham fan killed his mate after Arsenal defeat

West Ham fan Nigel Williams admitted manslaughter today in court after hitting his friend and fellow West Ham fan Mark Munday in a Bedford pub. The father of three died from a bleed to the brain and Williams has been jailed for five years. Williams and Munday had been friends and season ticket holders for […]

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5 Newcastle United 3
6 Brighton & Hov… 3
7 Leeds United 3
8 Chelsea 3
9 Brentford 1
10 Fulham 1
11 Leicester City 1
12 Liverpool 1
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14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
15 Everton 0
16 Aston Villa 0
17 Crystal Palace 0
18 Nottingham Forest 0
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