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£75m budget cynicism casts doubt on Pellegrini

Quite understandably, there has been much discussion surrounding the projected £75 million transfer kitty allegedly being handed to new manager Manuel Pellegrini this summer. There is also the agreement between him and the board that he will receive all the proceeds from outgoings although we don’t see the likes of Sam Byram, Robert Snodgrass, Reece […]

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Video: Super Mario scores wonder goal

Joao Mario scored for Portugal from outside the box as they drew 2-2 with Tunisia in an International friendly. Technically the Portuguese player remains a Hammer until 30th June under his loan agreement.  From a Portugal corner on 34 minutes, the ball is headed away to Mario who controls it and lashes it into the top […]

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No happy returns for midfielder

Speculation that Joao Mario could find himself back at the club on a permanent basis next season is totally inaccurate. The reports came out of Europe recently and then found their way into social media but there is no chance of the midfielder leaving Inter Milan for the London Stadium. And the player himself admitted […]

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West Ham legend has pacemaker fitted

West Ham legend Kenny Brown has had a pacemaker fitted,  his son of the same name and also a former Hammer revealed the news on Twitter yesterday with a photo of his 84-year-old father in a hospital saying “Dad after having a pacemaker fitted this morning” Ken Brown Senior is the only Hammer to win the […]

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Snodgrass farewell message

Robert Snodgrass has penned a heartfelt farewell message to Aston Villa fans. The Hammer loanee took to social media as his season in the Midlands came to a disappointing end when he ended up on the losing side of the Championship Play off final. Snodgrass wrote on Instagram “Devastated to lose, we tried for you and […]

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In for the Pellegrini ride but worries aren’t far away

By ClaretandHugh follower Hammer64 I was okay with the Manuel Pellegrini  appointment a week ago whilst remaining a tad sceptical. I have admit to being won over – the guy is saying all the right things for me. How good would it be to recognise a West Ham ‘style of play’ (other than desperate defence […]

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West Ham awarded Super League license

West Ham United Ladies have been awarded a licence to join next season’s Women’s Championship as part of the new 11-team, full-time Women’s Super League. The news comes after a restructure of the women’s leagues – which are run by the Football Association – and saw existing clubs have to re-apply for their places, before […]

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Report: Newcastle slap £30m price tag on Hammers target

Newcastle has slapped a £30m price tag on their captain Jamaal Lascelles according to reports. The ex-Nottingham Forest centre-back has impressed on Tyneside over the course of the season and a number of Premier League clubs are believed to be keen on signing the 24-year-old. Chelsea, Everton and Liverpool have all been linked with a […]

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Pellegrini on Pellegrini and a cash warning

Manuel Pellegrini has produced a fascinating article in which he looks back over his years in the game and declares: “It’s a source of pride for me to have been at all those clubs and to have left them with a style of play.” However, there’s a warning for the West Ham board when he […]

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Lanzini loves the South American connection

Manu Lanzini is set to stay at the club with Manuel Pellegrini ready to make him the club’s main man. The Argentine playmaker -who was just a kid at River Plate when Manuel Pellegrini was in charge of the Buenos Aires outfit – is keen to remain under the South American regime now moving in […]

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Noble can’t wait to work with a winner who entertains

Mark Noble is relishing the prospect of working under Manuel Pellegrini’s brand of attacking football and looking forward to his first meeting with the new boss on the return to pre-season training. Noble – talking to the club website – said: “As captain, I am looking forward to welcoming the new manager to the Club when […]

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Rice ignores Gold gaffe

Declan Rice knows how to keep it together at the tender age of 19 better than many twice his age and more. We’ve seen him demonstrate that on the pitch and now he has reacted to a club owner in the perfect fashion after David Gold claimed he could become a future ENGLAND REGULAR. It […]

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For Gareth Bale read Andy Carroll

As overhead goals Gareth Bale’s goal against Liverpool last night Saturday was pretty special. The former Spurs man showed great technique in hammering home his effort soon after arriving as sub for Real Madrid. The world and his wife, which included Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard described it in terms that did the […]

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Irons cult hero reckons early appointment just the job

Carlton Cole reckons Manuel Pellegini is set to take the club to that famous “next level.” The Hammers cult hero and ambassador is thrilled with the appointment and told the official site: “It’s exciting times. We’ve got a world-class manager, one of the best in the Premier League now in my opinion. We know what his […]

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Report: Hammers are favourites to sign Barcelona defender

West Ham have been touted as favourites to sign £18m Barcelona defender Marlon Santos reports in Spain claim. The Brazilian spent this season on-loan in France with Nice and is now a summer target for the Hammers. Mundo Deportivo says despite English media sources claiming interest from Leicester City, Barca insiders insist West Ham are now close to signing Marlon. Barca […]

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Pellegrini’s recipe for getting best from everybody

Manuel Pellegrini insists “respect” is the key word among everybody within the Hammers community. In a recent article with The Coaches’ Voice,  reproduced on the official site, the new boss gave his personal guidelines for producing the best  out of himself, his players and his club. He wrote: “Usually, the first few days I’m with the […]

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Poll: Where do think the Hammers can finish?

The season has only been over for 12 days but the Hammers have been on the march since the final day victory over Sam Allardyce’s Everton. The arrival of Manuel Pellegrini has raised hopes sky high for next season but realistically how much can the new boss achieve in what looks set to become a […]

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Report: £26m Porto striker scouted by Hammers

Fresh reports in Portugal suggest West Ham want to sign €30m Porto striker Moussa Marega. Correio da Manha claims that Wolves, Aston Villa and the Hammers are all interested in the forward and have been scouting the player. Marega scored 23 goals and eight assists in the Primeira Liga in 2017/18 as Porto ended their […]

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Thanks Ginge… a race well run!

So the club has confirmed that Ginge is on his way! It’s now been made official on the club website with the usual kind words we’ve all been used to reading down the years as great player after great player heads towards the sunset. The circumstances surrounding Ginge are no different to those who stirred […]

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Report: Pellegrini linked with new target

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is today reported as being keen on Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The 25-year is rated at £2million according to The Mirror and  has also attracted interest from Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez who, ironically, was also linked with Joe Hart last season. The Guinea-Bissau international has gained top reviews in France, […]

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Why this manager gives Irons ANOTHER big edge

As the dust settles on the Pellegrini appointment one point appears to have remained overlooked ! By and large his arrival has been welcomed in a big way by Hammers fans although social media will always ensure  those with axes to grind will come across louder than those who are content. As a member of […]

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West Ham join chase for West Brom striker

According to John Cross in the Daily Mirror West Ham have joined the battle to sign West Brom striker Salomón Rondón. 28-year-old Rondón is available for £16m thanks to a clause in his contract following West Brom’s relegation and they may have to sell to balance the books. West Ham’s interest comes from incoming boss Manuel […]

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We’ll probably spend more money in this window than ever

West Ham Chairman David Gold told Talksport listeners that West Ham were ready to spend more this summer than ever before. Gold told Jim White “You can’t put a figure on [what Pellegrini has to spend this summer] because you don’t know the players who are going to leave, therefore that will add to the […]

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Italian to join Pellegrini at West Ham

Enzo Maresca will leave Sevilla this summer to join West Ham on three-year deal reports in Italy claim. Maresca, who has been alongside Vincenzo Montella at Sevilla this season has some experience of the Premier League having played for West Bromwich Albion during his playing career. The former Italian midfielder has spent time with Pellegrini before, […]

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Derby starlet is not Pellegrini’s first signing

Club insiders have rubbished reports that Derby County’s Luke Thomas is close to becoming Manuel Pellegrini first signing. Reports this afternoon suggested the Hammers have made an offer of £1.2million for the 19-year-old, who was the young player of the year at Pride Park for the 2017/18 season, however, a club source said ‘it was […]

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Decision justified as new boss arrives!

  CandH blogger Allen Cummings explains why he had no option but to renew his season ticket – it’s in the blood you see 🙂       So  the deal we’ve all, or most of us at least, been eagerly anticipating is finally done. Pellegrini is the new ‘Manu’ on the block. No wonder […]

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