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Super Spurs Sink U23’s In High Scoring Thriller

  Terry Westley’s U23 side’s impressive unbeaten run was abruptly ended by a sublime Tottenham Hotspur with an incredible 7-2 thrashing in the first round of matches for the group stage of the 2017 Premier League Two International Cup. In a remarkable 90 minutes, our starlets were awarded none other than four penalties by referee Alan Young, as the hosts needed no second chance to take their opportunities at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. Westley …

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Main Talking Points: Newcastle United vs West Ham United

Let’s take the opportunity to delve deeper into the main Talking Points from yesterday’s defeat in The North East, as individual errors cost us dearly again, the pressure was heaped on Bilic and the Board came under rapid fire. Time Up For Super Slav? Following the full-time whistle at St James’ Park yesterday, a barrage of pressure was placed on the shoulders of Slaven Bilic, after we slumped to…

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Late Magpies Double Downs Dreadful Hammers

  Goals from new-signing Joselu, Ciaran Clark, and Aleksandar Mitrovic were enough for an inspired Newcastle United side to condemn us to a third straight Premier League defeat at St James’ Park yesterday afternoon. The defeat places a huge amount of pressure on our Croatian manager Slaven Bilic, but for Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez, the pressure has well and truly been eased. The severity of the loss has been made worse by the fact that we had …

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Youthful Hammers Progress To Round Three At Whaddon Road

Two first-half goals in the space of three minutes from Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew helped us to overcome a stern Cheltenham Town side at The LCI Rail Stadium last night to book a place in the Draw for The Carabao Cup Third Round. Slaven Bilic made as many as seven changes to the side that were beaten at The St Mary’s Stadium last Saturday, but the team still …

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Stellar U23’s Complete Second-Half Comeback To Stun Strong Spurs

Terry Westley’s U23’s completed a remarkable second-half fightback to overcome Premier League 2 Title favorites Tottenham Hotspur and earn the youngsters’ a first-ever victory in Division One. The lunch-time kick-off took place at The Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre in North London and saw the hosts field an impressive line-up that boasted some of the game’s brightest prospects. Wayne Burnett’s side included the likes of England U19 star Marcus Edwards, captain …

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Mock the West Ham Week Episode 4: We need a smile, don’t we?

Monday is dragging and the Hammers have conceded SEVEN in just two games. I think we need cheering up, no? Luckily Nigel has been hard at work searching West Ham social media accounts for anything that might make you lot smile. And this is what he has found… The post Mock the West Ham Week Episode 4: We need a smile, don’t we? appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Marko Arnautovic Arrogance or Stupidity?

Marko Arnautovic… love him or hate him, you can’t deny the stupidity and arrogance this man poses. West Ham fans found this out the hard way in their game against Southampton at St. Mary’s. Already trailing the game by an early goal from Manolo Gabbiadini and the perhaps debatable and possible sending off from captain Mark Noble it looked as if the game couldn’t get any worse. Marko Arnautovic is known for picking up bookings and…

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I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.

John Cleese in clockwise best describes how it is being a West Ham fan, going to Old Trafford is never an easy prospect, but three draws in last four visits there said to me we are not the push overs we have been in the past. At 6 o’clock on Saturday though, it was the fact I had hope before the game kicked off that left a bad taste in my mouth. I have witnessed worse defeats there …

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Lukaku Double Haunts Hammers in Premier League Opener

A brace from £75-million-man Romelu Lukaku helped a rampant Manchester United to condemn us to a 4-0 defeat in our opening-fixture of the 2017/2018 Premier League season. Lukaku, who has now scored 11-goals in his last 14-appearances against us, struck in either half and the performance was rounded off by Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for the hosts. United displayed their impressive squad-depth by naming a side that…

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Should We Be Worried About Our Crown Jewel?

Transfer rumors are swirling ominously around our talisman Manuel Lanzini following the fall out from the Neymar saga. Liverpool have hinted that should they lose their talisman, our little Argentine would be top of their transfer list. After seeing Neymar head to PSG for a mind blowing €200M, many of us began to worry that the chain reaction had been set in motion. However, with sources close to club reporting …

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Worst XI: The Strikers Part One, Goal Shy Strikers

West Ham’s recent history is littered with poor strikers completely over shadowed by the ghosts of the past the next big thing has often crumbled under the pressure despite big reputations and even bigger pay packets here is part one of 3! Benni McCarthy 2010-2011, 3 (11) Apps South Africa’s top scorer and the first South African to win the Champions League, McCarthy came with a big reputation and an even bigger waistline. The South African poacher came to West Ham…

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Match Report: Brilliant Bremen Down Scrappy Hammers

  A defensively-solid Werder Bremen side condemned us to our first defeat of pre-season yesterday evening in the first-leg of The Betway Cup at The Osterwald-Stadion in Schneverdingen. Slaven Bilic named a starting XI that included a blend of youth and experience, but one that was considerably weaker than the starting sides that faced Sturm Graz ll and Fulham. Under-pressure Spanish keeper Adrian San-Miguel started …

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Energetic Hammers Overcome Fulham With Ease

A slick West Ham side registered the first win of pre-season in the second friendly of the tour of Austria against EFL Championship side Fulham in Graz yesterday. Temperatures had soared throughout the day in the mountains, as a blend of youth and experience was picked to start the game by Slaven Bilic. There had been much anticipation at the potential Claret and Blue debut of England No1 Joe Hart, but the former Manchester City man was not…

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Why Are You Here?

We stand on a threshold. Whether you like it or not West Ham United is changing. The financial appeal of a London club that is so well supported for one with such a relatively small amount of success is undisputable. I have to believe that our owners are acting in reasonable faith. They are ultimately business folk, but with far more connection to their (our) club than the majority of the increasingly faceless dictatorial types that govern many of the great pillars…

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Hammers Ultimate 5-a-side Team

During this summer’s off-season, I’ve started taking part in a weekly 5-a-side team to keep up the fitness. It’s a good laugh and nice to get back on the pitch with a ball at my feet. However, after spotting a tweet recently from the lads at Hammers Chat (@Hammers_Chat) discussing an all time Hammers squad, I thought I would give it a go. 5-a-side required a well-rounded…

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Loans: What’s The Point?

Down the years, our Football Club has lent it’s name to such tags such as the “Academy of Football” and while we have produced players like Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand in the last 20 years, what have we really produced in the last ten? Is our shambolic policy of loaning out any future prospect we may have to blame? Since defender James Tomkins successfully came through the ranks and graduated into the first…

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The Worst XI: Vote for the second centre back here!

Matthew Upson 2007-2011 144 Apps Matthew Upson was clearly a defender with a great deal of talent, signed from Birmingham for 6 million in January 2007 at a time when the club were struggling to survive in the Premier League, he injured his calf in the first half an hour of his debut and then came off after the first 10 minutes of his comeback against Spurs in 4-3 defeat that looked to have condemned the club to relegation. Upson did not feature again that season, but …

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The Worst XI – Vote for the full backs now!

West Ham have had some legendary full backs, Julian Dicks, Stuart Pearce, Ray Stewart to name three, but as always we have had our share of slightly less successful players in the left and right back positions. Here are some examples of our worst right and left backs. Sebastien Schemmel 61 Apps, 1 Goal (2001-2003) A Harry Redknapp signing, Schemmel looked like being a world beater in his first season (2000-01). A busy attacking full back …

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Talking Points, Reaction and more from Burnley win

Ayew nets winner in end of season victory As the full-time whistle blew on one of the strangest West Ham seasons in our history, at least it was the travelling Claret and Blue army who were celebrating despite a Burnley pitch invasion. Irony always manages to play its part when it comes to West Ham United and how ironic was it that on a day where we didn’t even have…

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Key Stats from the win at Burnley

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the key stats from our season ending 1-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor yesterday. Possession Having dominance over our opponents in any game this season in terms of possession has been a rarity at best, but yesterday was an exception to that rule. We got the better of The Clarets in most areas and possession was certainly no different, as we had 55.6 percent to our hosts 44.4 percent possession. However, despite…

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Key Talking Points and Reaction from the defeat to Liverpool

Old defensive woes resurface Many Hammers’ fans would have almost forgot the feeling of walking out of a Football ground complaining about a dreadful defensive display after our five clean sheets in six games, but that feeling was very much restored as a lazy Hammers defence was breached four times by a rampant Reds attack. It became clear quite early in the game that our defence was on the beach a little bit, as …

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Looking at the Stats from the Liverpool Defeat

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the key statistics from yesterday’s 0-4 defeat to Liverpool at The London Stadium. Possession The possession statistics from yesterday’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of The Reds almost echoed those of our heroic 1-0 Victory over Spurs last week, but the result was to be so much different. Last week our distinct lack of keep ball was contradicted by our good performance, but yesterday afternoon our 33.2 percent…

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Key Stats from the Hammers’ Draw at Stoke

Let’s start by taking a look at the key statistics from yesterday’s frustrating goalless draw at the Bet 365 Stadium. Possession Despite being largely regarded as the better side at The Bet 365 Stadium yesterday, there were many key areas where we had no joy at all and possession of the ball was one of those. The hosts had a hearty share of 57.1 percent possession, to our unflattering 42.9 percent of the keep ball in the draw. Keeping the ball …

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Key Statistics from the draw with Everton

Let’s start by taking by taking a look at the key statistics from our 0-0 home draw to the Toffees yesterday. Possession We were dominant in most areas of the action at the London Stadium yesterday, but unlike recent games possession wasn’t one of those areas. The visitors had the Lion’s share of keep ball with 59.3 percent possession to our 40.7 percent in the bore draw. However, we were largely regarded as the better side against Ronald …

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Talking points, reaction and player ratings from the 2-2 draw at Sunderland

Time for Adrian to return? Darren Randolph came under major fire, for not the first time this season, at the full-time whistle yesterday as pressure grows on Slaven Bilic to replace the Irishman in goal. There is no denying that Darren Randolph’s performances in goal have been poorer than the norm recently, the keeper was criticised for his performances against Leicester and at The Emirates, but yesterday many fans called for his…

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Key stats from the disappointing draw at Sunderland

Let’s start by taking a look at the key statistics from yesterday’s 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light. Possession Like many games where we haven’t taken the three points this season, we had the edge over our opponents in terms of possession. The hosts only managed to take a 47.4 percent share of the possession, whereas we had 52.6 percent of the keep ball yesterday. However, we were unable to take the…

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2 Arsenal 0
3 Aston Villa 0
4 Brighton & Hov… 0
5 Burnley 0
6 Chelsea 0
7 Crystal Palace 0
8 Everton 0
9 Leicester City 0
10 Liverpool 0
11 Manchester City 0
12 Manchester United 0
13 Newcastle United 0
14 Norwich City 0
15 Sheffield United 0
16 Southampton 0
17 Tottenham Hotspur 0
18 Watford 0
19 West Ham United 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

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