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West Ham need to consider a swoop for defensive free agent this summer

It’s fair to say that West Ham’s defence has been sub-standard this season, with changes to the back line anticipated in the months ahead. With West Ham looking set to lose James Collins, while the likes of Winston Reid and Reece Oxford also have question marks hanging over their futures, significant boosts are required in […]

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West Ham should move for impressive powerhouse midfielder this summer

West Ham’s 2-0 victory over Leicester City all but secured the club’s Premier League status for another season but while we were celebrating, disaster struck for other supporters. After a decade in the Premier League, Stoke City were relegated on Saturday following a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and a mass exodus is now expected […]

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Hammers linked with Mexican left back

West Ham have been linked with the Mexican left back Miguel Layún. The 29-year-old currently plays for Spanish club Sevilla, on loan from Portuguese club Porto.  Layun is good friends with Javier Hernandez and whether his fellow Mexican stays or goes could also be a factor. The pair are set to both go to the World cup in […]

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Moyes wants owners to break the bank for keeper

According to journalist Alan Nixon, David Moyes wants Jack Butland from Stoke, telling owners to buy him if they give him the managers job. Butland was in floods of tears as Stoke City succumbed to defeat to Crytal Palace yesterday to confirm their relegation but in reality, the goal stopper will want to find a new Premier League club […]

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Former player would only keep 5 Hammers this summer

Former player turned BBC pundit Danny Murphy says he would only retain five of the current West Ham squad this summer. Writing for the London Standard Murphy wrote “If the majority of the West Ham squad were to leave the club in the summer, you won’t hear many fans protesting about it. The recruitment has been chaotic […]

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West Ham Pie and Mash shop to close

Nathans Pie and Mash shop will close in May after 80 years serving West Ham fans in East Ham. A notice to customers said “Dear Customer, after 80 years of trading in East Ham we regret that the Nathan family have decided to retire from the Pie and Mash business. Our last day will be Saturday […]

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Striker drops out of squad after knee injury

Javier Hernandez has not travelled with the first team squad to Leicester after suffering a knee injury. David Moyes made no mention of striker’s injury while he confirmed that Andy Carroll will be part of West Ham matchday squad during his press conference at Rush Green this morning. The manager admitted that Pedro Obiang and James Collins […]

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Moyes has enjoyed the “West Ham challenge”

David Moyes has admitted he’s enjoyed the experience of working as the West Ham boss. Whether his decision to speak in the past tense or not was deliberate who knows but he has made it clear he won’t be going to Leicester City in downbeat mood. Discussing his time in charge so far at his […]

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Irons linked with new midfield target

West Ham are being linked with Huddersfield Town’s midfielder Aaron Mooy should they retain theur PL status and the Terriers go down. David Moyes has reportedly been monitoring the player  – along with various other midfielders – and could stage a bid should he be offered a new deal at the London Stadium. Town playmaker […]

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Baseball for the London Stadium as Khan makes ‘pitch’

The London Stadium is due to host Major League Baseball from next year. Regular-season fixtures in June 2019 and likely to involve the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are set to start in June – the first time the game has ever been played in Europe. Sadiq Khan – a fan of the […]

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West Ham scouts in action tonight for big game

Scouts from West Ham will be at the Europa League semi-final between RB Salzburg and Marseille at the Red Bull Arena this evening. They will be joined by Premier League colleagues from Man City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Spurs, Leicester, Newcastle and Everton. Marseille hold a commanding advantage over Red Bull Salzburg after their 2-0 first leg win […]

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Irons buy out? Microsoft’s Paul Allen has been here before!

It won’t come any surprise to those who keep track of such things that Microsoft co founder Paul Allen’s link to a possible West Ham United buy-out produces a tired sigh and an “Oh no not again!”. Stories of him wanting to get involved in the Premier League are not new – indeed they go […]

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Hammers can kill off another Leicester boss

Former Daily Express chief sportswriter and all round good guy JOHN WRAGG  has been covering Leicester City for national papers over many years. Today in this exclusuive CandH blog ‘Wraggy’ takes a look at the troubles affecting the Foxes and they may just be a bad or worse than the Hammers right now.   CLAUDE […]

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West Ham’s Pablo Zabaleta backs Manuel Lanzini to help club to safety

Manuel Lanzini’s return to form can propel West Ham towards Premier League safety for next season, according to team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. The Argentine has struggled with a knee injury.

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Relegation run-in: Who’s going down?

The Premier League relegation battle hots up this weekend as Brighton face Manchester United on Friday Night Football , Stoke take on Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early kick-off, and Huddersfield travel to Manchester City on Super Sunday .

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Lanzini whinge could rebound on Moyes

David Moyes’ decision to publicly dig out Manu Lanzini’s “contribution” to the fourth goal against Manchester City may rebound on him during these troubled Hammers times. The West Ham manager chose to highlight the issue in his post match presser after being roundly booed for removing the Argentinian midfielder from the action. Then – claiming […]

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Sympathy vote for Carroll

Should Andy Carroll have walked away from the subs bench yesterday afternoon – and it remains an allegation at this stage – it would be hard to blame the man. He would of course have been wrong to do so but despite my criticisms of him in the past I can help but feel some […]

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Another home thrashing – the fans speak out!

ClretandHugh’s Facebook followers have their say on a terrible defeat that sends us a little bit further towards the trap door when looking at goal difference. O Moyes must be a proper inspirational speech maker at half time, we went in with our tails up, over our mistakes, everything to play for and then came […]

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COYI – we want that December 3 feeling again!

Back at the start of December as we approached our first fixture of the month most of us were probably feeling as worried – if not more so – that we are right now. It was the eve of the Manchester City game at the Etihad shortly after David Moyes’ arrival had seen us take […]

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Moyes makes an Adrian pledge

Adrian will remain in the team if he plays well against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. The Spanish stopper will regain his place in the team as a result of Joe Hart being ruled out under the terms of the loan agreement with Manchester City. And manager David Moyes appears ready to allow him to […]

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West Ham Podcast: Discussing the Arsenal defeat

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew were back this week recording the latest West Ham podcast covering the Arsenal defeat, whether David Moyes should be offered a new contract, Declan Rice unfortunate duck and we predict the result at the weekend as West Ham face Man City at the London Stadium. Listen to Sean, […]

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Snodgrass drops hint on future

Robert Snodgrass is continuing to talk up his ambition to remain at Aston Villa for the long term. There have been regular suggestions that he will be returning to West Ham in the summer with David Moyes – should he be manager – keen to give him a pre-season. Snodgrass  has played a key role […]

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Arnie scores a hat-trick!

Marko Arnautovic scored a hat-trick of awards at the West Ham Players’ awards tonight. The awards ceremony at the Intercontinental London – The O2 saw eight awards handed out, from Young Hammer of the Year, to Goal of the Season and finally the big one – the prestigious Hammer of the Year. Arnie predictably picked […]

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Report: Chicharito to be thrown out of West Ham

 Chicharito’s grandfather, Tomas Baltazar, has all but announced the Mexican striker won’t be at West Ham next season. Speaking to the media on Friday, he allegedly told Mexican newspaper El Sol de Irapuato: “I think he’ll carry on triumphing. Over there, they’re going to throw him out of the West Ham team. It’s a team that […]

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No Hart so Adrian ready to make his point

Adrian is ready to return to the team on Sunday with Joe Hart ruled out under the terms of his loan deal from Manchester City. And he wants to make sure it’s ore than a one-off performance telling the official site: “I want to be in the team until the end of the season and to […]

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Wenger may spring Lacazette surprise on Irons

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang  – who formed Arsenal’s front pair against Newcastle last weekend – are unlikely to team up for this afternoon’s game against the Hammers. The Arsenal boss stated after the game that the partnership, which saw Aubameyang play on the left side of the attack, showed plenty of signs of promise. […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 14
2 Manchester City 13
3 Chelsea 13
4 Manchester United 13
5 Everton 13
6 Brighton & Hov… 13
7 West Ham United 11
8 Aston Villa 10
9 Brentford 9
10 Arsenal 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 9
12 Watford 7
13 Leicester City 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
15 Crystal Palace 6
16 Southampton 4
17 Newcastle United 3
18 Leeds United 3
19 Burnley 2
20 Norwich City 0

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