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How does Slaven Bilic approach this complicated striker dilemma?

As David Gold has recently pointed out, our current academy is looking very promising. After bringing through a number of high profile players such as Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe, West Ham developed a reputation as “The Academy of Football”. However, that reputation has faded in the past decade […]

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Jermain Defoe: I always knew Eddie was a leader and now I’d like to follow

The England international is back where it all began at Bournemouth, reunited with Eddie Howe – who ‘used to kick people’ – and raring to go again It does not take Jermain Defoe long to roll back the years after walking back into a pocket of Dean Court. It was here where it all started for a raw, tenacious teenage striker looking to make his mark on loan from West Ham United in October 2000. He scored on his debut against Stoke…

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West Ham drop their interest in Premier League striker with Bournemouth set to complete deal

West Ham United have dropped out of the race to sign Jermain Defoe and he is closing in on a move to Bournemouth instead, reports The Telegraph. Jermain Defoe has previously played for both sides but West Ham, who had been heavily linked with a move for Defoe, have ended their interest. The Hammers have […]

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"As long as he’s not the only striker" – West Ham fans split on summer striker move

West Ham United are in the market for at least one new striker this summer. With Andy Carroll’s injury problems, Diafra Sakho’s attitude problems and Jonathan Calleri’s ineffectiveness, West Ham have been crying out for a top striker all year. According to Sky Sports News HQ, West Ham could swoop for Jermain Defoe this summer. […]

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Key £5.53m-rated summer target wants West Ham move, PL rivals to miss out

Jermain Defoe wants a move back to West Ham if Sunderland are relegated this season, according to The Sun. Despite being 34-years-old, Defoe remains one of the top-flight’s most prolific goal scorers, netting 14 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats this term. That has obviously led to a number of sides showing an […]

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Football transfer rumours: Jermain Defoe back to West Ham?

Today’s fluff is scrounging a lift Home, says the Mill from beneath a pile of crisp packets, nail clippings and loose change in its hovel, is definitely where the heart is. Therefore no one should be remotely surprised that Wayne Rooney has decided 13 years at Manchester United was basically an extended gap year and, before he morphs into the character Tim Key plays in the sort-of funny E4 comedy of that name, he’s shedding…

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Do West Ham fans really want to see this January transfer happen?

It appears Slaven Bilic and the club are extremely eager to bring Jermain Defoe back to East London this January. BBC Sport reported a couple of days ago that Sunderland had rejected an initial £6m bid for the 34-year-old but it is being widely reported that we’re ready to go back in with a bigger before […]

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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic still in hunt for Jermain Defoe despite rejected bid

• ‘Last season he was probably the main reason Sunderland stayed up’ • West Ham also expected to table £9m bid for Brentford’s Scott Hogan Slaven Bilic remains in the hunt for Jermain Defoe after West Ham United had an opening offer for their former player rejected by Sunderland . Bilic once again sang the praises of the 11-goal striker who started his career at West Ham, though the manager refused to comment…

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Sunderland reject £6m bid for Jermain Defoe from West Ham United

• West Ham come back after first bid of £5m is rejected • Striker has scored 11 goals in 21 games this season Sunderland have turned down a £6m bid for Jermain Defoe from West Ham United and have reiterated that they have no intention of selling their leading scorer. It is the second offer from West Ham that Sunderland have received since the transfer window opened – the opening salvo was £5m – and West…

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PREMIER LEAGUE: Defoe must prove point – Allardyce

Jermain Defoe must prove he deserves a place at Sunderland, according to manager Sam Allardyce.

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Football – Sam Allardyce urges Jermain Defoe to be ready for Sunderland derby heroics again

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has told last season’s derby hero Jermain Defoe to force his way back into his plans by doing the same if he gets a chance this

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Premier League – Sam Allardyce urges Jermain Defoe to be ready for Sunderland derby heroics again

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has told last season’s derby hero Jermain Defoe to force his way back into his plans by doing the same if he gets a chance this

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Soccer-Players should take responsibility not managers, says Defoe

Sunderland’s fate is in the hands of the players and not the manager, striker Jermain Defoe said after the club’s woeful form led to Dick Advocaat’s departure just eight Premier League games into the season. The Black Cats are rooted to the bottom of the table after nine games and are the only team yet to win this season after losing Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge during the weekend. Defoe has already seen three …

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FOOTBALL: Does modern football still have space for players like Jermaine Defoe?

Aanu Adeoye looks at if there is really any truth to Sam Allardyce's claim that the role of a Defoe-style 'pure-striker' is now dead in modern Football.

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Allardyce warns misfiring Defoe

Sam Allardyce has refused to guarantee Jermain Defoe a spot in his Sunderland starting XI.

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Sunderland – West Ham United Preview: Defoe eager for quick start

The striker is desperate to end his side’s winless start to the season as they welcome the east London club to the Stadium of Light on Saturday

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Who will this MLS star be supporting on Saturday?

There’s a big part of me that hopes the little striker who played such a huge role in Saturday derbies of the past cheers for his first love come kick-off on Saturday afternoon. Even though I can now watch Jermain Defoe in black and red live from comfortable seats at Chicago Fire (next Saturday at… Read more »

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What does Collison’s latest loan move say about our famed Academy?

Jack Collison’s recent loan move to Wigan Athletic has had many West Ham fans scratching their heads with confusion as they see yet another promising youngster leave the club for first team football. It has been a regular occurrence ever since Harry Redknapp left the club as manager in 2001, with a host of the… Read more »

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5 Quick Fixes to West Ham’s Striker Problem

5 Quick Fixes To West Ham’s Striker Problem It is a well known problem that West Ham are lacking goals this season. We are definitely missing the services of the big money man, Andy Carroll. However our lack of ability to sign a second quality striker has cost us dearly this season. So, here I propose five quick fixes to our striker problem when the window re-opens in January, whether Carroll is…

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Friend or Defoe?

Friend or Defoe? They say that the second album is always the trickiest. Sequels never live up to the original. That once you’ve gone, you should never go back . Try telling that to Julian Dicks. Or Tony Cottee. Both outstanding players who after brief forays at opposite sides of Stanley Park, came back to Upton Park and continued in the same rich veins of form as their earlier careers. However, players with such natural ability as Frank McAvennie and Joe Cole have disappointed…

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