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Byram leaves London Stadium on crutches

It was a very nervy ending at the London Stadium on Saturday as Swansea City desperately searched for an equaliser to aid their Premier League survival. In the dying minute of injury time, there was an outpouring of passion and emotion when Sam Byram blocked Gylfi Sigurdsson’s effort and managed to win a goal kick. […]

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants to learn season lessons

SAM CUNNINGHAM AT THE LONDON STADIUM: The Croatian was under pressure following five straight defeats but victory against fellow strugglers Swansea means they’re virtually safe.

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The Talking Points, Reaction & Player Ratings from the win over Swansea

Hammers keep solid clean sheet James Collins and Jose Fonte enjoyed a much more enjoyable afternoon in just their third game as a centre back pairing, as did the whole back four against the Swans. Fonte managed to keep his first clean sheet in Claret and Blue as we kept our first clean sheet in eleven games as a team. The back four was barely troubled by the Swans attack yesterday, as we were …

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Relieved Gold is “looking up again”

Vastly relieved Irons vice chairman David Gold is “looking up” again after the win over Swansea City. Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh  immediately after the game he said: “That was a massive result – absolutely massive and now I can stop looking over my shoulder. “Swansea has been the team we have had to keep out […]

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Lawro predicts a West Ham win

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts a West Ham win on Saturday. Despite being winless in seven games and losing five games in a row Lawro thinks we can overcome the Swans. Lawro writes in his prediction column for the BBC “Swansea have been playing well but have only one point to show for it from their […]

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Paul Merson: “I think West Ham could go!”

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believe West Ham could be relegated if they lose against Swansea on Saturday. Merson told Jeff on Sky Sports “I watched them at Hull and thought they could have easily got a draw but when your confidence is down and in the end they got beat, and that is what […]

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Newcastle join chase for Irons top target

Newcastle are tonight reported to be poised to join the summer chase for Jermain Defoe. With the Geordies heading for promotion, new reports have emerged that he is fancied by Sunderland’s deadliest enemies. But assuming the Irons pull clear of the relegation battle the club remains favourite to sign a player who according to close […]

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West Ham face stiff competition in race for clinical £2.98m-rated striker

West Ham face competition in the market this summer for the services of Hamburg’s in-form striker Bobby Wood. The American international has netted nine goals for the Bundesliga strugglers this season and could be available for just £4m this summer, if Hamburg are relegated. However, The Liverpool Echo states Everton are keen on the striker and the […]

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Carroll/Antonio fitness update

Andy Carroll will again be involve in Saturday when the irons face Swansea City in the huge relegation clash on Saturday. The big man left the action last night against Arsenal with Slaven Bilic claiming he was feeling the groin injury which kept him out for several weeks. However, ClaretandHugh learned this morning that with Carroll […]

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Wenger wants consistency after woeful Arsenal run

Arsenal took a poor run of form into their match against West Ham but emerged victorious, and Arsene Wenger wants more of the same.

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Defeat changed nothing as all eyes turned to Swansea

Arsenal 3 Hammers 0 So in the end script unchanged – it’s all down to Saturday and Swansea at the London Stadium! Win and we stay up, draw and we remain favourites to be in the PL next season – lose and it’s a nightmare scenario. In my book Swansea simply have to be beaten […]

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Slav’s same Irons script but different result crucial!

Slaven Bilic appears to be in deeply philosophical mood as he approaches yet another crucial game at the Emirates this evening. The Hammers boss makes it clear “we are determined to bounce back” and that “we have belief in ourselves” but we are now at the point where only actions matter. He adds: “The players […]

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Bilic: I didn’t need backing

Slaven Bilic says he did not need a statement of support from the West Ham board because he already knew they were behind him.

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Arsenal 3-0 West Ham recap

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Fee agreed as West Ham complete striker move

West Ham and Manchester United have finally reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Ashley Fletcher to the Hammers last summer, The Express cites The Sun on Sunday as stating. 21-year-old Fletcher, who’s only goal for the Hammers so far came against his former employers in a 4-1 League Cup defeat, penned a four-year deal in East London last […]

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Double-edged sword facing Irons on Wednesday

It’s not the greatest thought in the world but at the moment we need to face stark realities. Weder there nesday night is just about as crucial as it gets for quite apart from the fact that we face a massive task at Arsenal, Hull are also in action on their own manor – a […]

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Vote of confidence rings of board bravado

So finally comes the dreaded vote of confidence aimed at quietening down the speculation over Slaven’s future. There’s only one flaw in the thinking… it usually creates exactly the opposite reaction and we can assume that the discussion over our much-liked manager will now gain even more pace. Claiming – as the statement does – […]

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Slav: “I love my job but it’s very complex”

Slaven Bilic is loving his job as manager of this great club. Despite all the pressure he has been talking anbpout his life in the game and what makes him tick as the manager. Speaking to the official site he said: “The job of a football manager is like any job. It has a lot […]

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Noble’s special gift to Afghan veteran

Mark Noble handed a surprise gift to an Afghan veteran when he bumped into a group who were visiting the  Chadwell Heath training ground.. And the captain made sure it became a very special day for lifelong Hammer Matty Wollard, who lost his right leg while on his first tour with the Royal Anglian Regiment in Afghanistan. […]

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Gold: ‘There are no issues between the board and Slaven’

David Gold has finally made the board’s position clear on Slaven Bilic! A media storm has been whipped up over recent days which has included Jaap Stam, Tony Gale, Tony Gale and Danny Gabbidon along with the pros and antis on social media as the debate over the manager’s future is hyped beyond any normal […]

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Bilic unconcerned by sacking speculation

The Hammers boss has endured a torrid second half of the season but insists he is unworried by reports that his job is in any kind of danger

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Crunch May clashes on Sky

Sky Sports will show more crucial clashes as the Premier League nears its climax, with the current top six in front of the cameras and Friday Night Football back on the first weekend in May.

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New attack on board over Slaven treatment

Former Hammers players are coming out in force to support Slaven Bilic after a series of veiled threats from the board. After Tony Gale’s attack on them earlier, David Gold, Davis Sullivan and Karren Brady are again being pummelled by another Irons former defender – Danny Gabbidon. And that comes on top of Tony Cottee’s […]

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Hammers play waiting game on stadium ownership

Reports that West Ham will buy the London Stadium and turn it into a proper football stadium have been described as “very premature.” There are no current plans to make an offer to buy with the Irons happy to play a waiting game rather than make the first move. The club believes the stadium is already […]

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Stam happy to be linked with Irons job

Jaap Stam has commented on the speculation that he is a target for West Ham should Slaven Bilic fail to turn around the club’s current poor form. And in doing so can probably expect to face some ‘lack of class’ criticism – certainly from us! We have no idea whether there’s any ‘previous’ between himself […]

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Gold welcomes huge ‘video ref’ breakthrough

David Gold has welcomed the use of TV technology during last night’s international between France and Spain. The Hammers co chairman is a long time advocate of video refs claiming that such a system does not undermine refs but helps them. And given the number of dodgy decisions suffered by the Hammers in recent seasons […]

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