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A game of fine margins

By Allen Cummings Never before has football and football clubs been so much at the mercy of ‘fine margins’. There is so much money at stake in the modern game now, the difference between winning and losing, or winning and drawing, can ultimately define the very future of a football club in today’s game. Indeed, […]

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Mark Noble protester releases statement

A West Ham fan who claims to be the pitch invader who was tackled by Mark Noble has made a statement on Social media. The supporter says “I want to write to Twitter to West Ham fans, my fans, my beloved team, it was a moment of stupidness from me but passion took over and […]

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West Ham ready to pay for huge police presence at London Stadium

• Decision follows ugly scenes at home game against Burnley • Under stadium deal LLDC foots bill for police at matches West Ham United are prepared to pay for a huge police presence inside the London Stadium to help to prevent a repeat of the crowd disturbances that marred Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley. The stadium’s security failings were exposed by unrest which included four pitch invasions and David Sullivan, the club’s co…

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Report: London Stadium capacity could be reduced

A report in the Daily Mail today claims that West Ham could have their home capacity reduced for their next home match at the London Stadium. The tabloid claims “West Ham now face the major threat of having their stadium capacity reduced for their next home league game against Southampton on Saturday after four separate […]

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Collins has sympathy with both players and fans

James Collins has spoken about the fan incident with Mark Noble saying: “I think any fan running on the pitch and seeing my friend and captain and a boy who loves this club as much as me and who has been here since he was a kid…having to do that with a fan on the […]

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Moyes calls for a united Irons front

David Moyes made a heartfelt plea for the supporters and players to pull together after another defeat and intense protests from the terraces. He told the official site: “What we need the Club to do now, the supporters and the players, is pull together. When I took over we were in the bottom three and we’re […]

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West Ham fans storm pitch and confront players during Burnley defeat

The London Stadium saw scenes from a bygone era as angry fans trudged onto the pitch, with Ashley Barnes’s opening goal in the second being the trigger which sparked the unsavory scenes.

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Report: Irons keen on winger

Reports have emerged this morning that Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi is being eyed by the Hammers after his exploits against Manchester City in midweek. The Mirror claims that ourselves and Southampton are tracking the Basel winger who would cost in the region of £15 million. However, it would be surprising were the Hammers not previously […]

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Bobby Moore: Hammers To Mark Anniversary With Minute’s Applause At London Stadium

West Ham United plan to remember their greatest-ever footballing son this weekend at the London Stadium during their first home game since the 25th anniversary of the former Hammers and England captain’s death. A minute’s applause will be held before the Premier League fixture with Burnley, during which a unique mosaic will be displayed in the East Stand, reminiscent of the one that was used to remember fallen heroes in the last match before Remembrance Sunday against Liverpool …

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Gold in shocking scenes after defeat

David Gold was tonight forced from his car by angry hammers fans following the defeat at Swansea. Here is the response from Hammers Chats Gonzo after the footage emerged on twitter.   BOARD OUT 10th March we March!! pic.twitter.com/gZVSUh5P03 — Kristian Jones (@stuttanutta) March 3, 2018 Too much for me, not up for all of […]

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West Ham consider move for out-of-contract striker

According to a source close to WestHamWorld.co.uk, West Ham United may make an approach for free agent striker Jackson Martinez after he was released from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande. Jackson Martinez’s deadly performances for FC Porto secured him a move to La Liga to play for Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, but just 15 appearances and […]

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Poll: Should the march be cancelled?

Last night the Real West Ham Fans Action Group released a statement cancelling the planned protest march on 10th March. Others who were part of the West Ham Groups Alliance claim they were not consulted on the unilateral decision and some groups say they still plan to plan. Today’s Claret and Hugh poll asks the […]

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‘Beast from East’ puts paid to under 23s clash

The Irons U23s’ Premier League 2 fixture against Manchester City on Friday night has fallen foul of the Beast from the East! Snow and and sub freezing point temperatures have made it impossible to play the fixture which has now been postponed to a date to be announced. The under 23s will now face a […]

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Adrian form leaves Moyes with transfer puzzle

Adrian is in great form and has even been nominated for an award, as the best goalkeeper in London. Joe Hart remains on loan at the club from Manchester City, but has been frozen out, and has not played in the Premier League since November.  It is no surprise, with the Spaniard  an authoritative No.1, […]

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Who has won the most penalties?

Burnley host Everton live on Sky Sports this Saturday – but both clubs have polarised fortunes when it comes to winning penalties.

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Former Hammer fraud case dismissed

A former Hammer accused of gambling £16,000 using a card stolen from a pensioner has had the case against him dismissed. Ex-West Ham winger Blair Turgott was accused of withdrawing the cash and exchanging it for chips during a night at the Playboy casino in Mayfair. Jurors at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a […]

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Premier League: The two tier system

The current Premier League table shows the real divide between the haves and the have-nots when it comes to money and success in the League. The top six of Man City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal all have positive goal difference between +15 and +59 while everyone else outside the top six including West Ham has a […]

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Report – Hammers to reignite midfielder interest

West Ham are set to reignite their interest in Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker this summer, according to a report from the Daily Mirror. The Hammers were reportedly interested in signing the Belgium international in the January transfer window, only to eventually plump for Joao Mario, securing the Portuguese on loan from Inter Milan. The Mirror […]

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Majestic Mooro ensures history of this great club

By Allen Cummings     Last Saturday we were united in remembering and paying tribute to Bobby Moore, probably the finest player ever to grace our great club. Bobby’s premature death from cancer is as much an indelible part of our history as the memories of Mooro’s majestic performances in the claret and blue for […]

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Slave Bilic: ‘I should have left after the second season’

Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed he should have left the club after his second season in charge. Bilic, who was sacked as West Ham boss in November last year, explained he didn’t start his third season from ‘zero’, as he had to face several off-field issues including three away games and many […]

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London Stadium losses forecast to continue

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is forecast to lose over £120 million over the next four years, according to the mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s draft budget proposals. Total expenditure on the London stadium will be in excess of £37 million while the forecast income will only peak at £6.9 million in 2021-22. In December […]

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Moyes rues self inflicted problems

David Moyes refused to be unduly downbeat after the Liverpool defeat but believes the team shot itself in the foot. Speaking to the official site he said: “It was a tough day, but we played a good team in form, but we’ve done quite well against the top teams since I’ve been at the Club and […]

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Liverpool 4-1 West Ham: Salah, Firmino and Mane score

MIKE KEEGAN AT ANFIELD: The Kop has a song for Mohamed Salah which goes to the tune of Sit Down, by 90s indie band James. The irony is that when he gets the ball he has the opposite effect.

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Carabao Cup final betting odds as Arsenal face Man City

Arsenal and Manchester City meet at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final this Sunday. Here’s the best bets for the big game plus tips for Man United v Chelsea and the rest of the Premier League.

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England rugby boss Jones is an Iron

England rugby boss Eddoe Jones has declared his love of the Hammers. He grew up supporting the team and revealed his love of the club in a meeting with English football legend Stuart Pearce after David Moyes’ Number Two watched the Six Nations champions train this week. Jones said: “I told him I used to be a […]

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FA issue West Ham with anti-doping charge

The Premier League side have been given a week to respond to the charge, which they have put down to “administrative oversights”

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English Premier League Table

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

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