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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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PREVIEW: West Ham v Southampton

West Ham v Southampton Preview: Allardyce and his men will be looking to continue their fine form coming into Saturday’s clash with The Saints. On the back of three consecutive wins along with four clean sheets from their last four, it would take a bold man to bet against the Hammers. However, Southampton are unbeaten in six in the league and after their loss in the Capital One Cup last weekend, they will be looking to make amends…

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The mystery of Big Sam’s substitutions

Sam substitutions have often been a mystery for a long time. For example taking of a striker for a striker when we are 1-0 down. However every once in a blue moon, Allardyce gets it spot on with his substitutions. For example when we won against Fulham 3-0, he put on Joe Cole, Carlton Cole and Ravel. The two Coles scored and Ravel brought the game to life. Or when we beat Chelsea at home last season, he brought …

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MATCH REVIEW: West Ham v Norwich

West Ham v Norwich post match review The Canaries made the trip down to East London looking for their first win at The Boleyn Ground since 1987, and although irrelevant records such as this mean very little, it always seems to be against West Ham that these records are broken. However, with West Ham picking up back ­to­ back wins, for the first time since returning to the Premier League, the boys in claret and blue were looking to …

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Match Preview: Aston Villa v West Ham

Team News: Aston Villa (10th, 27 points) Gabby Agbonlahor is expected to return from a foot injury, but captain Ron Vlaar will sit out with a hamstring problem. Defenders Chris Herd and Joe Bennett could feature after recovering from injury. West Ham United (18th, 22 points) Andy Carroll begins a three match suspension, which could… Read more »

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Time for blood, guts and passion

After our park the bus and defend like hell performance at Chelsea, where we defended in numbers and managed to put at least one player in front of any Chelsea shot and then our win over Swansea with their falling to the ground cheat Chico Flores, it’s now time for the team to show the… Read more »

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A Good or Bad Transfer Window for West Ham?

It’s such a prestige month in the world of football, which concludes with the obligatory Jim White Day commonly known as Transfer Deadline Day. This day brings out all the rumours on Twitter and the far fetched reports where someone’s uncle’s brother’s sister’s aunt knows who is signing for us and feels the need to start off some pointless rumour! First of all, the players we’ve brought in starting with…

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West Ham’s Transfer Window – Hit or Miss?

Transf er Window Summary It’s a time which every football fan across the countr y looks forward to. This one month has the ability to potentially make or break a season, and with The Hammers boasting no less than seven new signings, I think on the whole this has certainly been one of the more active transfer windows as far as West Ham are concerned. In contrast to the final few days of…

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What next for West Ham?

What comes next? The club has is going through a rough period where no one involved has been happy and we didn’t expect the transfer window to make that all better. However we have managed a couple of signings that I think fans can be happy with. I’ve mentioned before that February can make or break the season, with 4 games that we can potentially win even though that is unlikely…

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Proposed starting XI v. Swansea City

Had Joey O’Brien not dislocated his shoulder in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Wednesday you could have put money on Sam Allardyce naming an unchanged side to take on Swansea at Upton Park today. So George McCartney should come in to replace him is as new arrival Pablo Armero didn’t sign in time yesterday… Read more »

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Match Preview: West Ham v Swansea

Team News: West Ham United (18th, 19 points) New arrivals Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello are expected to make their Upton Park debuts, while Abdul Razak is also in contention. But Deadline Day loan signing Pablo Armero didn’t sign in time to make the squad. Joey O’Brien and Joe Cole are the only injury worries,… Read more »

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Match Preview: Chelsea v West Ham

The injuries are clearing up, we’ve got a couple of new faces and February looks like it could be a very promising month for us and our Premier League survival bid. But there’s just one thing we’ve got to take care of before we start looking positively towards the future; Chelsea away. The arrival of… Read more »

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Match Preview: Chelsea vs. West Ham

The injuries are clearing up, we’ve got a couple of new faces and February looks like it could be a very promising month for us and our Premier League survival bid. But there’s just one thing we’ve got to take care of before we start looking positively towards the future; Chelsea away. The arrival of… Read more »

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Two new faces in town, but are they our saviours?

West Ham United have finally managed to boost their striking options with five days left to go in the January transfer Window. Having completed loan deals for AS Roma striker Marco Borriello, the club have also strengthened in midfield securing the services of Antonio Nocerino from AC Milan. The question is this: will they prove… Read more »

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Official: Roma loan Borriello to West Ham

The forward becomes the Hammers second signing of the day following Antonio Nocerino’s arrival from AC Milan, with both players penning deals until the end of the season

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Borriello bagged on loan

West Ham have secured the loan signing of Roma striker Marco Borriello until the end of the season. The 31-year-old becomes the second Italian to sign for the Hammers today following the arrival of AC Milan’s Antonio Nocerino in a similar loan move. Borriello began his career at AC Milan in 2002, scoring 18 goals… Read more »

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The most crucial transfer window yet?

The most crucial transfer window yet? This January’s transfer window started off in a bad way for West Ham. We were met with the rejection of Heitinga and also Lacina Traore. It left us fans wondering if we were ever going to sign someone of some quality. To add to our pain, we ended up signing Wolves defender ROger Johnson, a League One player. So, now as we near the end …

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Borriello hints at Hammers move

Roma striker Marco Borriello has dropped a huge hint that he is ready to complete his move to West Ham this weekend. The 31-year-old is reportedly in London this weekend for a medical ahead of six-month loan move and it is believed the club are close to announcing his signature. And after weeks of January… Read more »

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