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One centre back in, one centre back out

West Ham are said to be in advanced talks to sign defender Jose Fonte from Southampton, according to Sky Sports. The Portugal international, who has 18 months remaining on his contract at St Mary’s, expressed his desire to leave Southampton earlier this month. Fonte revealed on social media in December he had not rejected a new […]

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Payet : No deal is better than a bad deal

West Ham are fully prepared to allow Dimitri Payet to serve out his remaining years of his contract in the West Ham Academy at Chadwell Health if needs be to prove a point to the football world. They are keen to prove that West Ham are no longer a selling club and this is not […]

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Payet trains: Before and after pics

    Dimi Payet turned up for training with the under 23s today and these pictures from Chadwell Heath show exactly what sort of state the Frenchman appears to be in right now. That a European superstar should reduce himself to this situation is really pretty mind-blowing but I guess nothing in football should really […]

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Payet’s pleas set to fall on deaf Irons ears

Dimi Payet is this morning being reported as having made a desperate plea to West Ham to allow him to leave for Marseilles this January. We understand he has cited family reasons but the Hammers remain unmoved until the bidding hits their absolute minimum of £30 million. Payet is allegedly insisting he wants to go […]

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Reaction to meeting

As Sean has mentioned below a number of us met with Karren Brady last night to discuss a number of issues and to assist in the transition to the new stadium. We’ll produce a more detailed video analysis over the next couple of days but here is our initial reaction. I’d just like to say […]

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Brady meets with the West Ham internet community

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady spent a three hour meeting on Tuesday evening with representatives of the many of the West Ham websites, blogs fanzines and social media channel community. Together the sites and social media accounts are read and watched by tens of thousands of West Ham supporters. Present at the meeting included KUMB, […]

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West Ham star is favourite for top award

Andy Carroll, the big, beautiful man. If there was a game in which a West Ham player needed to show they really, really cared about playing for our famous colours, it was against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The players as a group did just that, with a wonderful 3-0 win over Big Sam’s Palace to prove […]

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Investors could put a stop to Calleri’s return to Brazil

Brazilan team São Paulo have confirmed their interest in signing Jonathan Calleri during a press conference. Football director José Jacobson Neto said the club want the player despite problems with his third party ownership. He told reporters: “I think we lack a number nine, otherwise, I think we’re well prepared for this first semester. Calleri is interested, but […]

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Antonio and Payet valued at £68m

Dimi Payet has been valued at £36m while Michail Antonio has been valued £31.8m in a list of the world’s 100 most expensive players. In total, of the 100 players listed by the Football Observatory, 40 are from the Premier League, and nine are English. Neymar who David Sullivan claims he once tried to buy […]

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Mooro & Bilic was not the same as Payet request

Inevitably comparisons have been made by non West Ham supporters of the time Slaven Bilic wanted to leave West Ham for a ‘bigger club’ namely Everton and Bobby Moore tried desperately to leave West Ham for Spurs in 1966 before winning the world cup with England. While both facts are true, both players were professional […]

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Mark Noble celebrates with ball boy

Eagle eyed West Ham season ticket holder George Bucci spotted this classic moment in footage of the Andy Carroll goal celebrations. Mark Noble runs over to the celebrate with his team mates and picks up the West Ham ball boy.  Bet the young lad had something to brag about at school this morning. Mark Noble […]

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Carroll’s odds for goal of season

Andy Carroll’s goal against Crystal Palace has been dubbed “the best in Premier League history” and less ambitiously “the main contender for Goal of the Season.” AC himself has dubbed it the best he’s ever scored and good judges everywhere have gone entirely overboard about it. However, even if it’s to become the goal of […]

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Mooro was mistaken as a drummer

This interview with former West Ham physiotherapist Rob Jenkins talks about the old days when the physio was based in a flat at 540 Green Street above Bobby Moore’s sports shop. Rob explains how his dad rented the flat from Bobby’s agent, Jack Turner for nine pounds per week. Rob took over from his dad […]

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Payet U-turn chances under discussion

West Ham believe the chances of Dimi Payet doing a U-turn are about one in ten but remain insistent that he won’t be allowed to leave the club on the cheap. Publicly the Hammers are insisting that he’s not for sale but in reality the Frenchman appears to have burned every bridge and it would […]

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It’s all been so West Ham and it’s why we love this amazing club with everything in our beings – IRONS!

Us Hammers moan a lot – we’re really good at it but then to be fair we have had a lot of practice down the years when the sun comes out briefly before fortune starts hiding all over again. Paul Ince, Jermain Defoe, yo yoying between divisions on far too many occasions, Dean Ashton’s agony, […]

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Carroll digs out Payet

Andy Carroll too a very clear knock at Dimi Payet after producing his own fantastic performance in in the 3-0 win over Palace. The Hammers completed a double over the Sam Allardyce-managed south London side with Carroll putting the game beyond them with a totally magnificent second scissor kicked goal. And afterwards as he assessed […]

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Gold’s magical end to a horrible week

Exclusive Emotional David Gold described the win over Crystal Palace as the best day of his season so far and “right up there with the best during my time in charge.” Describing the victory over Palace as “beautiful” he declared: “It was special for so many reasons – the second half was amazing to watch […]

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NO PAYET- no problem – watch AC’s phenominal goal

Match verdict Irons 3 Palace 0 It couldn’t have been better scripted …no  Payet – NO PROBLEM…quite the opposite. After a nervous first half the Irons grabbed their big London Stadium win via sensational overhead scissor kick from Andy Carroll  which  followed a Feghouli tap in before Manu Lanzini  dinked home a magnificent effort. That […]

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Slav: ” This is an unbelievably great challenge for me “

Slaven Bilic has called Sam Byram and Jmes Collins into the squad for today’s match declaring: “It is brilliant to have both of them back in contention.” And in his appraisal of the 90 minutes ahead he added: “I was asked in the pre-match press conference if this is the toughest time I have had as […]

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Bilic calls on midfield ace to step out of Payet’s shadow

Slaven Bilic has urged Manuel Lanzini to emerge from the shadow of Dimitri Payet and become the top man! That could start today as Manu has the knack of scoring crucial goals against Crystal Palace. Bikic said: ‘Since I’ve been here we played Palace twice at Selhurst Park. ‘Last year we won 3-1 and this […]

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Dimi’s attitude is only one piece of this disaster

Guest post by George Bucci from Moore Than Just A Podcast Thursday gave us the revelation that the man most West Ham fans thought of as a cult hero wants to leave the club and has told Slav he will never play for us again. There’s no question that this isn’t the professional or gentlemanly […]

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The Zaza Pantomime: He is leaving, Oh No he’s not!

Simone Zaza is closing in on a move to Valencia that could see him join the Spanish club permanently in the summer say the London Evening Standard. The structure of the deal is similar to West Ham’s deal with Valencia agreeing to buy Zaza in the summer for £16million providing he plays 10 games for […]

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Payet is not bigger than West Ham

They say no one man is bigger than the club, that was true of Bobby Moore, Paolo Di Canio and now Dimitri Payet. In a strange way his departure may revitalise the team as Bilic appeared to build the team around Payet so when he didn’t turn up, the team didn’t seem to work. For […]

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Opposition View: West Ham v Crystal Palace

We welcome Crystal Palace to London Stadium on Saturday, which means we also welcome back Sam Allardyce. We rarely have much luck when it comes to facing up to former managers and, with all the mess that we’ve experienced this season, it’s understandable if you’re not confident that we can win the game. Palace are arguably […]

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Payet “had been given time off to clear his head”

West Ham – according to The Mail’s Martin Samuel – had given Dimitri Payet time off to clear his headahead of yesterday’s revelations the player wants out of the club. In explaining the anger that motivated Slaven Bilic to reveal far more than had ever been intended about Payet’s position  Samuel writes: “One escape route […]

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Wikipedia lock Payet’s page

Wikipedia have locked down Dimitri Payet’s page on their online encyclopedia after it was continuously vandalised by West Ham fans in the last 24 hours. Pictures of snakes have been posted along with accompanying text to vent their anger on his refusal to train or play for West Ham. His name was changed to ‘Snake in […]

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# 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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