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Time for West Ham to finally let him go?

In March 2012, West Ham were very short of goalkeeping options. From the three they had, two were unavailable; Marek Stech was out on a loan deal and Peter Kurucz was injured, making Robert Green the only option. Sam Allardyce was desperately searching for other options and in the end the name of Portsmouth’s Stephen… Read more »

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Would this be the ultimate tribute to Mark the end of an era?

With the 2015-2016 season set to be our last at Upton Park, many ideas have been voiced about making our last year at Upton Park one to remember. Themed matches has been one idea with each home match dedicated to a former player or manager. I think this is a fantastic idea. Players such as… Read more »

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SIX players that could solve West Ham’s problem position next season

There is no doubt that, despite our defence having a good season, it certainly needs strengthening, especially in the left-back position. The popular figure of Pablo Armero looked like the answer but Big Sam’s reluctance to make the Columbian’s loan deal permanent meant that West Ham would be looking for at least one new left-back… Read more »

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Exactly what impact will he have on West Ham next season?

At the Board meeting the co-owners set up to discuss how Sam Allardyce was going to take the club forward following a below average season, it was agreed that an attacking coach should be added to the backroom staff.  So, why Teddy Sheringham? He has supported the club since childhood, so for him the decision… Read more »

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LEAKED! Hammers set for away day opening fixture?

As is the case every single summer, someone’s leaked what looks like the fixtures for the opening day of the Premier League season. With access to photoshop and other types of technology to readily available to anyone, it’s difficult to tell with the below image is fake or actually the real thing. But if it… Read more »

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Hammers fans open to historic crest change

So the club have done the inevitable and opened a consultation about the a potential change of the club’s crest to coincide with West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium in August 2016. It’s something most fans was expecting and a decision many had previously been open to, but under the proviso that the club’s… Read more »

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Getting hooked from 200 miles away

West Ham prides itself on being a big club and, even though they haven’t won a major trophy since their FA Cup final triumph in 1980, they still regularly fill the Boleyn Ground. Outsiders may struggle to understand why this is, but here’s my story as a long distance West Ham fan whose round trip… Read more »

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TEN Championship stars West Ham should consider this summer

We’re well in to the summer now and deals are already being done, but how long are we in danger of spending too much on untried stars? With the club not competing in Europe and having only been back in the Premier League two seasons, it’s not going to be easy to attract top class… Read more »

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SIX deals West Ham must get done this summer

Silly season is well and truly upon us and we’re being linked with every single player and his agent right about now. The chances of most of them being true are extremely slim, but there are are a few we should be looking at if we aren’t already. But that doesn’t include buying in one… Read more »

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West Ham must prioritise disabled fans at the Olympic Stadium

Most disabled football fans, if and when they go to watch their team away from their home ground, would prefer to sit with their own supporters. But, in most grounds around the Premier League, this is not the case. A recent report into disabled access in the top-flight suggests that only three of the stadia… Read more »

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Thumbs up from fans as West Ham unveil smart new away shirt

So today saw the official unveiling of our new away shirt for next season and, although we already had a good idea of what to expect, it turns it out it’s a very smart bit of kit. Thanks to adidas, we’ll be playing away from Upton Park looking not too dissimilar to the Thunderbirds next… Read more »

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Hammers in for Dortmund striker

If reports on Goal are to be believed, West Ham are amongst a number of clubs looking at Borussia Dortmund striker Julian Schieber. The 25-year-old is out of favour at Dortmund after registering just one goal in 20 Bundesliga appearances last term, having struggled to keep Robert Lewandowski out of the team. And now it’s… Read more »

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West Ham closing in on French goal machine?

West Ham are reportedly well in the race for free-agent Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports this morning. The 28-year-old’s Lyon contract expires this summer and is regarded as one of the hottest free agents on the market this summer after netting 17 goals in 43 appearances for the French side last term. And amid reports… Read more »

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New away shirt confirmed

A few mock ups of our away kit for next season have been flying around for the last few weeks. But it appears the one below might actually be a real representation of what we’ll be playing in away from Upton Park next term. The club have hidden flyers around their club shops with small,… Read more »

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Fans react to West Ham’s double swoop

The club announced the free signing of Mauro Zarate today, which didn’t come as much to surprise to many given the ongoing reports of his imminent arrival over the last two weeks. But it’s a refreshing thought that Allardyce and the board and striving to get business done early in what will be an important… Read more »

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West Ham’s ‘Dream Defence’ next season

One of the highlights of last season was our defence and the number of clean sheets we kept. But since then we’ve seen George McCartney released, Pablo Armero sent back to Napoli and, of course, the not so premature release of Razvan Rat. So we’re going to need to strengthen at the back a little,… Read more »

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West Ham’s ‘Dream Midfield’ next season

David Sullivan has hinted at a number of new signings that will bring back some excitement to the team next season. We’ve been liinked with several ‘exciting’ midfielders over the past two weeks, some of which initially appear to be a little unrealistic but exciting all the same. Given Allardyce’s new remit this summer, it’s… Read more »

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The right decision was made, now to look forward

After constructive talks with the co-owners, it was announced earlier this week that Sam Allardyce will remain at Upton Park for the foreseeable future following what was a disappointing season, finishing just seven points off the relegation zone in 13th place.  The storm over Allardyce’s future began early in the season, as the fans probably… Read more »

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LEAKED: Could this be our new shirt for next season?

It’s around this time of year that we see scores of speculative mock-ups of what people think our new kit for the upcoming season could be. Most of them are simply designs put together using a certain Photoshop pack that’s normally used to design different kit styles for Football Manager, and most of the time… Read more »

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West Ham transfer update: Deals imminent?

Now that we know Sam Allardyce will be with us for the foreseeable future, attention has rapidly turned to how he can implement the promise of more attacking football. The board have admitted that they will have the final say on transfers this time around, which isn’t too surprising, and they’re already in the market… Read more »

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SIX players David Moyes could bring with him to West Ham

With Sam Allardyce’s future becoming more and more speculative, the news that a number of bookmakers had suspended the betting on David Moyes becoming the Hammers’ new manager had a lot of fans excited. The Scot didn’t enjoy the best of times at Manchester United last season, but that doesn’t mean to say he’s a… Read more »

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Why this Dutchman is the only man capable of replacing Allardyce

It seems strange to talk about replacements for Sam Allardyce when he still has his ample frame in the managers chair. But lately, three candidates have appeared to be in a race on their own to be West Hams next manager, if you believe what you read in tomorrows chip paper. Those three candidates are David Moyes, Gus… Read more »

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Why Allardyce completely messed up in the January window

It was widely reported when the January transfer window opened that the hierarchy at Upton Park were only prepared to sanction loan deals. The question is, did they make any real difference to the club? The first deal to be completed was that of defender Roger Johnson, who signed from Wolves until the end of… Read more »

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Why this signing would be a backward step for West Ham

Now the silly season is well and truly upon us, West Ham are being linked with everyone and their dog, as we are during every off season. Ninety nine per cent of it is just players’ agents putting out a few stories or rumours to try and get their player a better pay day. And there is always… Read more »

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Why West Ham MUST invest in a decent striker this summer

As most of you already know, West Ham have gone without a decent striker for the majority of the season. With Andy Carroll being injured we had to cope with Modibo Maiga up front and sometimes even managed to play the formation 6-4-0. This angered many of the West Ham United fans as we couldn’t… Read more »

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Fans take ‘Sam Out’ protest to Sullivan’s doorstep

Hammers fans have made it very clear that they want Sam Allardyce sacked in recent weeks. Boos after beating Hull at home 2-1, ‘Sam Out’ banners in the 1-0 loss away to West Brom and a pretty convincing 78% voting against him keeping his job in an online poll run by 16 West Ham sites,… Read more »

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