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Idle thoughts on that defeat to Brighton…

It is far too early to reflect on the long-term significance of last week’s  0-3 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion. Over the years, there have been similarly dire performances with similarly dire results, some of which have, in one way or another, proved to be turning points in the fortunes of West Ham United, whilst others have proved to be minor blips, of no importance whatsoever. In an earlier piece, I wrote of the shock to my teenage self when …

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Carabao Cup Round Of 16 Preview

After a fantastic weekend of results with some massive teams losing, the Carabao Cup returns with no little than 11 Premier League teams competing with a massive London Derby to top it off. Arsenal vs Norwich City (Tuesday 7:45) The first of six games to be played tonight will see Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium which will see two teams who occupy 5 th and 6 th in their respective leagues face off. Arsenal…

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Live Blog: Slaven Bilic’s Pre-Tottenham Hotspur Press Conference Live From Rush Green

” I will never lose faith in the players, they are my team, I rate them very highly but it’s also my job to demand more from them”. ” As I said after the game, I am the Manager and it is my full responsibility”. ” All the players were there and there is no excuses for that performance and especially, that result”. ” We must perform better than Friday…

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Fearless Seagulls Demolish Irons In London Stadium Rout

A brace from striker Glenn Murray helped Brighton & Hove Albion to a shock 0-3 victory at The London Stadium on Friday night, to turn up the heat on Hammers boss Slaven Bilic. The Seagulls struck either side of half-time through Murray, with a superb effort from Jose Izquierdo sandwiched in between to deliver the visitors a first ever Premier League away victory and the hosts, a Hammer blow. A remarkable win for Chris Hughton’s men …

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Snodgrass Thrives But Burke, Cullen And Oxford Are Left Frustrated

After an enthralling Saturday of Football both in England and on The Continent, it’s that time of the week again to check in with our Hammer loanees at their various clubs. It would turn out to be another solid Matchday for Reece Burke and Josh Cullen, a joyous one for Robert Snodgrass, but a miserable one for Reece Oxford in The Bundesliga. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Having found their first victory of the season last weekend over Sheffield…

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Match Preview: Chelsea U23s vs West Ham United U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Eight

In Matchday Eight of The PL2 Division One season, Terry Westley’s young Hammers make the trip to face Chelsea, with an opportunity to go level on points with reigning Champions Everton in second place. The hosts head into the tie off the back of a disappointing 1-3 home loss to Swansea City last Friday, whereas, our Hammer starlets are brimming with confidence following a thrilling 4-2 victory over Manchester United at The London Stadium. When? The tie will kick-off at 12:05 PM this…

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Infuriating Carroll set to make way for Martinez?

Andrew Thomas Carroll, a name that seems to infuriate me recently. I don’t know what’s worse his injury record or his discipline since joining the club in 2012, whether it’s his poor attitude on the field and picking up suspensions or whether it’s staying out all night partying. After having so many injuries you would think that he would try his best when he is fully fit and not try to jeopardise that, however this past weekend he did exactly that by…

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Throwback Thursday Article: 2015: A Festive Night To Remember Under The Lights at The Famous Boleyn

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Bob, 20 and a lifelong Hammer about the magical night that a Claret & Blue star was born. “I will never forget the West Ham first game that I took my girlfriend, Samantha, to and I am eternally grateful that she got a taste of a “proper” Upton Park atmosphere before our move to Stratford. It was late December 2015 and our Hammers were enjoying a magnificent season…

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Live Blog: Slaven Bilic’s Pre-Brighton & Hove Albion Press Conference Live From The London Stadium

“It was the same for Craig and it is for any Manager”. “I was born under pressure, I don’t know about a new contract”. “Troy Deeney is a very honest man, I think he just wanted to praise Watford”. “I am impressed with Brighton, clubs who are promoted always have that positive arrogance”. “Chris Hughton is underrated as a Manager” He has also proclaimed that Javier Hernandez and an ill Adrian should be…

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Martinez Hattrick Downs Sorry United In London Stadium Thriller

Spanish striker Antonio Martinez netted the first ever hattrick by a West Ham United player at The London Stadium yesterday afternoon to help inflict a 4-2 defeat on Manchester United. The Red Devils had edged ahead twice in the first period, both times through Demetri Mitchell, but Martinez twice levelled the scores and then put Westley’s Boys ahead just before Joe Powell added a fourth. Victory for the Hammer starlets, their second consecutive in The League, took them up to …

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West Ham Vs Burnley: Tactical analysis

Burnley started with the 4 5 1 that they have been using for most of this season to great effect, this changed to a 6 3 1 when they defended as the full backs dropped in as two extra centre backs with the wingers covering in their place. When they lost the ball every player except Chris Wood was behind the ball and they were keeping a very tight shape. While when they attacked they tended to hit…

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Player Ratings: Burnley vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eight

Let’s take a look at how each featuring Squad member performed in Saturday’s disappointing draw at Turf Moor as we put in our best away showing of the season without taking all three points home to East London. Joe Hart: 8/10 Another impressive afternoon for the England man as he was a firm contender for Man of the Match at Turf Moor with some magnificent saves and brave claims. However, the shot-stopper would have had his heart …

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Where Are They Now? Marco Boogers

When it comes to “worst Premier League signing in history” or “worst signing in football history”, Hammers legend Marco Boogers is certainly a hard man to overlook or beat, actually, the latter was easy. But, how did the Dutch forward find himself in the best league in the world? How did he earn such an infamous reputation during his time in East London? And where is he now? Marco Boogers …

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Sakho The Saviour Sinks Sorry Swans

  A remarkable late winner from forward Diafra Sakho was enough for Slaven Bilic’s Hammers to steal a vital three points at The London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a win that may just have saved the Croat’s Job. The visitors, Paul Clement’s Swansea City, were devastated to concede so late after putting up a stern and respectable performance, but have now slumped to three defeats in four Premier League Games. …

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Swansea City Live From The London Stadium

  17:05: We are in position and waiting for Bilic in The Press Conference Room. Quotes from Bilic’s Presser to follow……….. Full-Time here at The London Stadium, it wasn’t pretty but what a moment for Diafra Sakho and what a turnaround, a vital three points!! 90+4: Lanzini breaks but cannot find Antonio. 90+2: Bilic’s Boys doing all they can to keep the ball in the corner and hold out for three points. 90: Five minutes …

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Where Are They Now? Morgan Amalfitano

Morgan Amalfitano can be accredited with having one of the weirdest and most wonderful short spells at Upton Park in history, which included plenty of highs, lows, and controversies. But, how did the Frenchman’s time in claret & blue come to such a bizarre and abrupt end? Just how successful was he in a West Ham shirt? And where is he now? Morgan Amalfitano Born in Nice, the winger started …

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Player Ratings: West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League Matchday Six

It’s now time to analyze Player performance from the weekend’s defeat to Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs, as Derby Day disappointment left The Claret & Blue Army with a bitter taste at The London Stadium. Joe Hart: 6/10 In a Game that, once again, England’s No1 conceded more goals than he should have, the fault mainly laid with the defence and not the keeper. However, Hart was rather hasty to race off his line in a bid …

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Ten Man Tottenham Edge Derby Day Thriller

Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs held onto a narrow lead late on at The London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime to condemn us to a fourth League defeat in our last six League fixtures. The clash, featuring Live on Sky Sports, was a classic feisty and end-to-end London Derby and for the visitors, three points meant revenge from two consecutive away defeats at the hands of Slaven Bilic. The Lilywhites made a fast start…

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Main Talking Points: West Ham United vs Bolton Wanderers

It’s now time to analyse all of the main points of discussion from last night’s thumping of Bolton Wanderers as we made it back to back Premier League and Carabao Cup victories at The London Stadium for the first time since last October. Masuaku Gets Off The Mark With Screamer One of the main highlights of yesterday evening’s cup triumph was surely Arthur Masuaku’s stunning late strike for his first Hammers goal…

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Superb Hammers Sail Past Deflated Trotters

  Slaven Bilic’s weakened Hammers Side thrashed a Bolton Wanderers outfit that never really had a sniff at The London Stadium last night, to book a place in the Draw for Round Four of The Carabao Cup. We made a much-needed fast start to the tie, as first-half goals from centre-back Angelo Ogbonna and forward Diafra Sakho complemented a late Arthur Masuaku stunner for victory in the first home Cup …

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Main Talking Points: West Bromwich Albion vs West Ham United: Premier League Match Day Five

It’s now time to analyze some of the Main Talking Points from Saturday’s draw with Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion, if there was any, in a dull affair at The Hawthorns. Travelling Hammers Fume At Second Half Tactics Many a West Ham fan was left perplexed on Saturday afternoon by some more odd tactics in the second period from Slaven Bilic, much like last Monday night’s victory over The Terriers. Bilic …

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The Hammers Loan Report: More Misery For Bolton Duo

It’s time to catch up with our Hammer loanees who were in Championship action this week on match day seven of the season, as Robert Snodgrass gained his first Villa start and Reece Burke and Josh Cullen’s Bolton Wanderers continued to struggle at The Macron Stadium. Reece Burke And Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) It was to be yet another painful week for the bright Academy duo of Burke and Cullen, as their Bolton side were beaten at …

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Iheanacho Nets As Westley’s U23’s Taste Foxes Defeat

  Terry Westley’s U23 Hammers suffered their first Premier League Two defeat of the season on Monday night, as a remarkably strong Foxes side proved overwhelming at The King Power Stadium. Having started the season strongly with a home draw against Champions Everton and victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City, with a Checkatrade Trophy win at the Country Ground sandwiched in between. The youngsters have now slumped to consecutive defeats, inflicted by that very …

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Ayew Fires Hammers To Vital Victory In London Stadium Return

Match Report: West Ham United vs Huddersfield Town: Premier League Match Day Four 12th September 2017 A fluky effort from Pedro Obiang and a late Andre Ayew poach proved enough to ease the pressure on Slaven Bilic in Stratford last night, as we picked up our first points of the Premier League campaign against David Wagner’s men. Bilic opted for an experimental five at the back formation for his must-win mission, and it would succeed in keeping an in…

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Time for the talking to stop, a game must be won

At last, the talking can stop and the majority of West Ham fans will get to see them in action for the first time this season tomorrow. For 90 minutes we can forget the circus club we are, and in a way, have been for a long time, as the players get to either show they are as good as a team we all think they are, or they prove that no matter the talent West Ham will drag …

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West Ham No.1 Hart: We owe it to our loyal fans to get first league win against Huddersfield

Joe Hart has told West Ham supporters that Slaven Bilic’s players have a duty to perform for them when the Hammers host Huddersfield in the Premier League on Monday. Bilic, under mounting pressure after his side suffered three top flight defeats away from home at the start of the campaign, is desperate to oversee a victory at the London Stadium. And Three Lions keeper Hart says he and his team-mates are under no illusion as to…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Everton 13
2 Liverpool 13
3 Aston Villa 12
4 Leeds United 10
5 Crystal Palace 10
6 Chelsea 9
7 Leicester City 9
8 Arsenal 9
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9
10 Tottenham Hotspur 8
11 West Ham United 8
12 Manchester City 8
13 Southampton 7
14 Newcastle United 7
15 Manchester United 7
16 Brighton & Hov… 4
17 West Bromwich Albion 2
18 Burnley 1
19 Sheffield United 1
20 Fulham 1

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