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Has West Ham’s right-back solution been staring them in the face all along?

As players get older they tend to take on a much deeper role on the pitch so that their energy levels are reserved. We’ve seen this is many players over the years, more recently Wayne Rooney as he moved from striker to attacking midfielder. Could Mark Noble take on the role for the right-back position? […]

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Hammers striker’s days look numbered

Andy Carroll’s long term West Ham future remains very much in the balance as the club prepare to entertain bids in the summer. Despite the club regularly making assurances about the striker’s position at the club there is no question they feel short changed after a trouble torn five years – including his loan season […]

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Positive Bournemouth outlook after Chelsea battle

Andy Carroll is believed to have survived his return with no ill effects  and is expected to be fit for the trip to Bournemouth at the weekend. AC looked exhausted at the end of 90 minutes and suffered a wound on the bridge of his nose which required stitches but he is understood to be […]

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Hammers bad habit comes back to haunt them

West Ham’s season-long problem of individual mistakes being punished wasdemonstrated in all its ugliness against Chelsea last night. And Slaven Bilic made a point of drawing big attention to it after the match without naming culprit and skipper Mark Noble. It was his poor pass deep in Chelsea’s half which saw the league leaders counter […]

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Three arrests but Chelsea game largely trouble free

West Ham’s game against Chelsea was largely trouble free last night and there was no repeat of coin throwing or crowd trouble which marred the same fixture in the London Stadium back in October in the EFL Cup. The Met Police have confirmed there were no major issues or incidents but they arrested three supporters […]

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Chelsea star Hazard wants quick end to Premier League title race

The Blues kept moving towards the top-flight crown with a 2-1 win at West Ham and their Belgian forward is hoping to avoid any late drama

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Obiang sees a problem

Pedro Obiang has identified a problem area in Hammers hunt for home points. And it appears to back the view of those who believes the stadium itself is a problem for the team following life at the Boleyn. The midfielder – one of the big success stories of the season – said that the size […]

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West Ham vs Chelsea Match Preview

Tonight, we will see the latest in a short line of London derbies to grace the London Stadium when Chelsea make the short trip across the capital. The home side will be hoping to repeat the success of the same fixture that took place in October when they won 2-1 in a victory against a very strong ‘Blues’ side – at the top of the Premier League. With nine teams already between the…

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Hammers on trail of PL striker

West Ham have added Burnley’s Andre Gray to the list  of striker targets they will be considering this summer. With a year left on his current deal and no talks having taken place on a new deal the 25 year old looks set to leave Turf Moor. Gray grabbed 23 goals last term and has […]

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Antonio …England and selfies!

Michail Antonio on his England call-up last year pic.twitter.com/JeibdJrC99 — West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) March 4, 2017   Michail Antonio is a straight down the middle guy who still obviously can’t believe how far he has travelled these last couple of years. And in this video talking to BBC 5 Live Sport he reveals how […]

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Payet names top Irons player – after himself of course!

Slaven Bilic has recalled how Dimitri Payet claimed Victor Moses was the best player the Irons had last season – with the exception of himself! Moses has now been handed a new Chelsea deal after spending loan periods with the Irons, Liverpool and Stoke City respectively. Bilicisn’t surprised Moses managed to finally nailed it at […]

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Hammers star attracts top clubs interest

West Ham whizz-kid Ajibola Alese is reportedly being monitored by Manchester City and Liverpool. The 16 year old is rated as one the hottest young talents in England, and has been an amazing player within the is  Hammers’ Under-18s team. It’s that which has alerted the Premier League big boys but  Slaven is a keen admirer […]

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West Ham set to offer Michail Antonio a new contract

EXCLUSIVE BY KIERAN GILL: The London club are aware of interest in Antonio, with Premier League leaders Chelsea among those who have looked at the versatile 26-year-old.

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Hammers track prolific youngster

West Ham are being reported as being among a number of clubs interested in highly-rated Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru. Arsenal and Chelsea have already had the 19-year-old watched, while Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is also a fan. Onyekuru has scored 12 goals for his club KAS Eupen and says he will leave the club this […]

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Carroll questions put names in frame

Andy Carroll’s West ham future is now very much under the microscope following the news that the Hammers have rejected three bids from China for the injury prone striker. And club explanations that the advances were rejected simply because we were suffering a shortage of players at the time is hardly a glowing confirmation of […]

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Big Bilic rethink after bitter Chelsea blow

Slaven Bilic is bitterly disappointed that Michail Antonio will be unavailable to unsettle a slowing central defensive partnership at the heart of the Chelsea defence next Monday evening. The manager believes suspended Antonio would have proved a real handful for Gary Cahill and David Luiz who aren’t the quickest across the ground. Now, however, he […]

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Report: Carroll Chinese takeaway authorised

WEST HAM have reportedly been attempting to sell injury-prone Andy Carroll to any one of three Chinese Super League clubs but with Tuesday representing deadline day it is now not going to happen. And with Michail Antonio suspended for the Chelsea game after a red card yesterday Carroll will be needed – if fit – […]

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CandH special: DG sends pics from Dubai

Exclusive David Gold sent ClaretandHugh a couple of pictures of his own from Dubai after the team’s performance in grabbing a point against Watford. And the co- chairman – having watched the 1-1 draw at The Nelson pub with a bunch of Hammers supporters – told us: “It was fantastic to be with hard core […]

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Watford vs West Ham: Team news

Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Watford and West Ham at Vicarage Road.

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Carroll bench expectations

The Mirror’s Darren Lewis  is confirming our view that Andy Carroll will be on the bench at Watford tomorrow evening. We  have reported over the past couple of days that it is more a case of his match fitness than injury and that he is likely to be in the squad. And today Darren – […]

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Iron promises to fight until final day

Sofiane Feghouli is very happy with the way things are coming together for himself and the team. Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “I am happy, because it was important for me to take my chance. Before this moment, I had less opportunities to show my worth, so when I had the chance to play it was […]

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Little Iron Zara to be remembered at Chelsea game

Little Hammer Zara Banks – who passed away at the age of just eight years old last month – is to be remembered by the club at the next home match against Chelsea on March 6. Zara went to school as normal on Wednesday 11th January but sadly suddenly collapsed in class and was taken […]

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Westley reckons Irons have a young Ryan Giggs

Terry Westley piled the accolades on young Nathan Holland after the  Premier League 2 victory over Fulham last night likening him to a “young Ryan Giggs!” Holland only joined West Ham from Everton last month and Westley said: ““I’d probably say Nathan Holland [was brilliant], particularly in the first half. “What a talent we’ve got […]

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Happy Hammer Holland on the mark

West Ham United enjoyed a debut Premier League 2 London Stadium debut beating  Fulham 2-0 to strengthen their claims for a Division 2 play-off place. The win saw them into fifth place just two points behind Newcastle and Wolves with Fulham on 34 and runaway leaders Swansea on 42. Nathan Holland scored with a curling strike […]

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Mayor struggling with London Stadium investigation

The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan is struggling to find an auditing company to take on the independent review of the London Stadium transformation over-spend and spiraling running costs. He announced his inquiry on 1st November last year but many companies have reportedly ruled themselves out through conflict of interest as they were involved in the former […]

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Reid happy as Hammers toughen up

Winston Reid knows the Hammers are getting better and better. The are no longer a team that falls apart when the going gets tough and but one that is improving with every outing. And assessing the progress, Reid said: “In the last game we played against West Brom, even though we were 1-0 behind, we […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 93
2 Liverpool 92
3 Chelsea 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 71
5 Arsenal 69
6 Manchester United 58
7 West Ham United 56
8 Leicester City 52
9 Brighton & Hov… 51
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 51
11 Newcastle United 49
12 Crystal Palace 48
13 Brentford 46
14 Aston Villa 45
15 Southampton 40
16 Everton 39
17 Leeds United 38
18 Burnley 35
19 Watford 23
20 Norwich City 22

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