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Fredericks on ‘Animal Arnie,’ Yarmo and Jack

Ryan Fredericks has had experience of Preston North End over recent Championship seasons and knew exactly what to expect on Saturday after – he wasn’t disappointed. He told www.whufc.com “They  puts a lot of pressure on your back four and they put a lot of balls in behind that you’ve got to go and chase.That’s […]

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Hammers Chat slash boats prices – get in!

The boys over at Hammers Chat are really pushing the boat out this season as they prepare to receive new fans onto they continue with their highly popular pre and post match social activity. Three years ago HC took the whole fleet of boats available for the season and next month they will open their gates […]

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Hammer Molinari wins the Open

Well, had I known beforehand I’d have had a bet on him given that it now turns out Open winner Francesco Molinari is a Hammer. In what turned out to be a riveting afternoon’s watching at Carnoustie, the 35 year old lifted the most famous trophy in the game and immediately let the world know […]

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Pellegrini set to meet three more players

Manuel Pellegrini welcomes back the final thee players in the Hammers squad he has yet to run the rule over when training gets underway at Rush Green tomorrow (Mon). New signing Lukasz Fabianski, striker Chicharito and midfielder Cheik Kouyate will rejoin the Hammers squad following their breaks following the World Cup in Russia. The arrival […]

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Hart disappointed with West Ham loan spell

Former Hammer Joe Hart has spoken of his disappointment with his loan move to West Ham and now wants a permanent move away from Man City. “I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that’s obvious,” said Hart after making his first Man City appearance since August 2016 in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund in […]

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Pedro Obiang update

Fresh reports today suggest Pedro Obiang is keen on a return to Italy but the articles from Italian media have all the hallmarks of agent generated content. The latest club to be linked with 26-year-old is his former club Sampdoria. Sampdoria is close to the signing of Pedro Obiang from West Ham claims Gianlucadimarzio.com who said the […]

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Pellegrini sends out first team signals

Manuel Pellegrini looks to be getting closer to sorting out his first team with some possibly significant signs coming from the team’s most competitive match so far at Preston yesterday (Sat). It’s still far too early to make  hard and fast judgements and Chicharito’s return will change things up front but the boss made fewer […]

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Six to fit the back-up Irons striker role

West Ham face no shortage of possible back-up strikers after admitting this is the one area they are currently looking to fill before the transfer window closes. With Andy Carroll again injured and the defensive and midfield reinforcements now in place a striker is the one option the are currently trying to sort out. And […]

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Teaser trailer brings taste of Boleyn emotion

Final Score is the movie which presumably no high action loving Hammers fan will want to miss  when it is released on September 7. For not only will it bring some exciting viewing but some emotional and nostalgic reminders of our spiritual home at Upton Park. Starring Pierce Brosnan, much of the action takes place […]

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Chicharito set for key Pellegrini ‘meet’

Despite regular reassurances on here and elsewhere, Chicharito’s future is regularly being discussed by some West Ham fans! This is based on what has been interpreted as an unwillingness to say “out loud” that he intends to remain at the club but the reality is he doesn’t need to. With a couple of years left […]

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West Ham team news for Preston North End

West Ham will be without Cheikhou Kouyate, Javier Hernandez and Łukasz Fabiański for today’s trip Preston North End. The trio remains on extended leave after World Cup action. All are due to report back for training on Monday at Rush Green and could be included for Wednesday’s game against Aston Villa. Manuel Pellegrini could hand debuts […]

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It’s the return of Hugill

Jordan Hugill hopes he gets the chance to show his former Preston fans that he has become a better player since he arrived at West Ham. Despite regilar bulletins that he’s on his way this summer the young striker is having none of it saying: ““It’s brilliant for me and now I feel as I’ve […]

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Pellegrini to run rule over Hammers striker at PNE

Manuel Pellegrini is set to get his first sight of gifted young striker Toni Martinez at Preston tomorrow (Sat) should he decide to give the Spaniard a run out at Preston North End. The 21 year old has joined up with the first team squad since returning from a loan spell at Real Valladolid and […]

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Hammers admit they need one more player

West Ham have denied any interest in Croatian central defender Domagoj Vida who enjoyed an impressive World Cup campaign with finalists Croatia Reports arose out of Turkey this morning that the Besiktas central defender had been the subject of a €22 million bid but that was immediately knocked back by Hammers insiders. A senior source […]

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We’re ready for the off – are you?

  Image courtesy CandH Facebook Group regular Dean Marsh The season is less than a month away and the excitement is building over here just as it is everywhere else as the big day approaches. And we have made  one or two appointments to the CandH team to ensure that we are bang on the […]

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Return of the ten percent ticket ballot

Details for West Ham’s first game of the Premier League have been published on the club’s webiste. The Hammers have an allocation 3,000 at Anfield on Sunday 12 August. Tickets go on sale to the 808 Bondholders this Friday with Season Ticket Holder holders with 14 points or more able to buy tickets from Monday 3 pm. […]

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Stats say we don’t need a striker

By Mike Manera   Several people have mentioned recently their worry that much money and time has been spent into recruiting defenders and attacking midfielders believing instead we need a new striker. But after taking a look at last season’s statistics I would have to disagree. OK, I get that we can make the same […]

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Oxford for sale

CandH Exclusive West Ham are ready to sell Reece Oxford should they receive an offer of £10 million or more. With central defenders Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuana, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice all part of the first team squad, boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be more than happy with those options.. ClaretandHugh understands that […]

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Wilshere gets important message from the boss

Jack Wilshere is settling into West Ham life made easier by the similarities between his new boss Manuel Pellegrini and his Arsenal chief of many years, Arsene Wenger. He said: “They are both calm and first and foremost they are good people. “In the morning they see how we are and how we’re feeling then, […]

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West Ham’s Third kit leaked again

A new photo claiming to be West Ham’s third Umbro kit of the 2018/2019 season has been leaked on the Internet yet again. The off White Hammers kit features blue and claret striped effects on the shoulders as well as a Claret Umbro logo and West Ham crest. A similar kit leaked on the Internet […]

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Pellegrini extends D-Day on players’ futures

Manuel Pellegrini will give himself more time to decide the immediate futures of the under 23 contingent currently with the first team squad in pre-season. He had been expected to have made his mind up on which of the youngsters would be staying at the club or going out on loan by now. But with […]

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Hammers midfielder facing exit door

Edi Fernandes has been added to the list of players that look outward bound once the new boss Manuel Pellegrini gets down to making final decisions on his Hammers first team squad for the new season. The young Swiss midfielder is one whom he may be ready to allow to leave as he starts as […]

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Anderson can’t wait to thank the boss

Felipe Anderson has landed in the east end and ready to help drive the Hammers onwards and upwards. But in particular he badly wants to meet the boss for the first time and thank him personally for the faith that he has shown in him by ensuring he got the switch from Lazio he wanted. […]

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Former Hammer contract terminated in China

Former Hammer Jose Fonte has left Chinese club Dalian Yifang by mutual consent. Fonte, who left West Ham to join the Chinese Super League side in February for £5.6m, says he would be keen on a return to the Premier League. He made just seven appearances for Dalian Yifang before his contract was terminated despite […]

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Report: Hammers receive loan bid for Pedro Obiang

According to a report from the Italian media outlet Serie A club Atalanta have made an approach to sign West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.   Bergamo Corriere Della Sera claims that the 26-year-old Spaniard is a key target for Serie A side Atalanta. The Italian club have allegedly made an initial loan offer of €1 million (£890,000), with a […]

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Pellegrini’s approach to formations

Manuel Pellegrini has displayed a clear preference for the 4-2-2-2 formation throughout his career although it is often mistaken as a 4-4-2. His teams hold a fairly deep defensive line. He prefers two big, strong and solid centre-backs with two defensive midfielders in front of them to provide a sold shield. Pellegrini likes his teams […]

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