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Brooking sets Hammers a target for season

Trevor Brooking has declared that West Ham must finish  in the top half of the table this season. The Hammers legend has told  Sky Sports News that  challenging the ‘big six’ clubs may be unrealistic but that a top half finish is a must. “We’ve been looking over our shoulders in the wrong way the last couple […]

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Hungry Yarmolenko states his aims

Andriy Yarmolenko is starting to look the business after just a couple of pre-season friendlies providing some jinking and tricky runs yesterday against Preston and last week at Wycombe Wanderers. And he admits that he’s feeling better as he starts to settle into life at West Ham but adds: ” I need time to reach […]

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Hammers stood out as new signing’s next club

Jack Wilshere has had no second thoughts that the move to West Ham was absolutely the right decision since arriving at the club. The former Arsenal man enjoyed 45 impressive minutes on the pitch yesteerday against Preston and started to show signs that he was set to become the club’s serious playmaker. He had a […]

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PNE v Irons goals and highlights

There was no effective stream of the Hammers game at Preston North End today leaving the t fans frustrated and annoyed for the second time in a week. But somebody somewhere managed to get the action sorted as we show here. The Hammers of course drew 2-2 with a couple of goals from Marko Arnautovic […]

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Arnie double but Wilshere catches the eye

Preston North End 2 Irons 2 Marko Arnautovic and Jack Wilshere were impressive as the Hammers earned a 2-2 draw against Preston North End this afternoon.Arnie gave the Irons a 2-1 interval lead with a couple of typical efforts but too Wilshere looked business as he completed his first 45 minutes which was always the […]

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Report: Irons in for Croatian defender

West Ham United are reported to have made a bid to sign Besiktas central defender Domagoj Vida according to Bein Sports Turkey . The 29 year old Croatian international has – they say – been the subject of a €22m and they even suggest that the club charman Fikret Orman is now flying to England to […]

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We’re ready for the off – are you?

  Image courtesy CandH Facebook Group regular Dean Marsh The season is less than a month away and the excitement is building over here just as it is everywhere else as the big day approaches. And we have made  one or two appointments to the CandH team to ensure that we are bang on the […]

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Return of the ten percent ticket ballot

Details for West Ham’s first game of the Premier League have been published on the club’s webiste. The Hammers have an allocation 3,000 at Anfield on Sunday 12 August. Tickets go on sale to the 808 Bondholders this Friday with Season Ticket Holder holders with 14 points or more able to buy tickets from Monday 3 pm. […]

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Arsenal legend unhappy with Wilshere’s exit to Irons

David Seaman is convinced that Jack Wilshire’s arrival at West Ham is something of a masterpiece and that the midfielder will have a serious impact at the club. The legendary Gunners keeper and 34-times capped England international believes Manuel Pellegrini has done great business to lift the midfielder out of the North london club where he […]

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Stats say we don’t need a striker

By Mike Manera   Several people have mentioned recently their worry that much money and time has been spent into recruiting defenders and attacking midfielders believing instead we need a new striker. But after taking a look at last season’s statistics I would have to disagree. OK, I get that we can make the same […]

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Former West Ham manager returns to the Premier League

Former West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has returned to Chelsea as assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri. “For me it is an amazing thing. I am pleased to be here,” Zola told reporters. Zola, who was sacked as West Ham manager in May 2010 has joined Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Australia. Fellow Italian Sarri was appointed Chelsea […]

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Former Hammer Hart jets off to USA

Former West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart has been a surprise name included in the Manchester City squad for their tour to the USA. The 31-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Torino and West Ham and is in the last year of his contract with the Premier League champions. He made 22 […]

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Oxford for sale

CandH Exclusive West Ham are ready to sell Reece Oxford should they receive an offer of £10 million or more. With central defenders Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuana, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice all part of the first team squad, boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be more than happy with those options.. ClaretandHugh understands that […]

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Wilshere gets important message from the boss

Jack Wilshere is settling into West Ham life made easier by the similarities between his new boss Manuel Pellegrini and his Arsenal chief of many years, Arsene Wenger. He said: “They are both calm and first and foremost they are good people. “In the morning they see how we are and how we’re feeling then, […]

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Fredericks reveals Pelle’s master plan

Ryan Fredericks has revealed that new boss Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers master plan is to keep the Hammers fans on the edge of their seats and to be coming back game after game. But the former Fulham defender made it clear that the boss and players are working hard on keeping things very tight indeed at […]

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Hammers under 21s go west

The Hammers under 21s – overseen by Academy boss Terry Westley – have been drawn to face Bristol Rovers, Exeter City and Yeovil Town in the Group Stage of the 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy. The lads find themselves in Group D which means they travel to the Memorial Stadium, St James’ Park and Hush Park this coming season […]

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£450,000 wasted in London Stadium sponsorship failure

Nearly £450,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent trying to find a sponsor for the London Stadium home but a backer has yet to be found. The stadium’s owner, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), has been accused by the BBC of wasting cash in its search for a naming rights partner with a sponsorship […]

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Rice contract update

West Ham are continuing their efforts to sort a deal out with Declan Rice’s new advisers ahead of the season. But if they can’t – having been talking over the last couple of weeks – they will wait until the turn of the year before trying again. Having appointed a new agent, Declan finds himself […]

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West Ham Podcast: Summer Transfer Discussion

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew is back this week recording another closed season podcast episode discussing the latest summer transfer news including the signing of  Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena and a roundup of the Summer transfer business. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone, Nigel Kahn and guest presenter West […]

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Pellegrini studies the striker options

Manuel Pellegrini wants to take a good look at Michael Antonio before he makes any decision on the player and that could delay any departure – should he decide on that – until January AT LEAST! The manager is having to decide whether to look for a back-up striker to Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito or […]

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Balbuena’s high ambitions

South American’s and West Ham have often been a decent mix and new boy Fabian Balbuena is hoping he will be one of those who follows what has often been a successful tradition. In his first inteview he declared: “The South Americans that played here have always left a good impression, like both Tevez and [Javier] Mascherano, […]

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Masuaku can see the next level

Arthur Masuaku was chuffed to get 90 minutes under his belt on Saturday against Wycombe Wanderers declaring: “I’m the kind of player who the more I play the more I feel good in my body and my stamina. “Me and Pedro (Obiang)  played the whole game, so hopefully I can keep going in this way and […]

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New arrivals may not be quite over

West Ham’s major transfer business has been done as we reported over the weekend but don’t be surprised if one or two more players appear before transfer deadline day. Manuel Pellegrini is still taking a good look at his squad and we are hearing that a couple of fringe players and a back up striker […]

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What happened to Financial Fair Play

We haven’t heard a lot about Financial Fair Play in recent years and there is a reason for it. In 2016 Premier League clubs have voted to continue their Short-Term Cost Control (STCC) rules; their name for Financial Fair play.  The updated rules came into effect from the 2016/17 season and apply for a three-year duration. Clubs […]

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Arnie’s London-bound flight from Milan explained

Whenever we see a picture of a footballer jumping on a plane somewhere it’s a reflex reaction to assume that he may be on the move somewhere! When he’s West Ham’s top player and he is seen boarding an aircraft from Milan where his agent/brother is based then it’s easy for two and two to […]

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In Pellegrini we must trust

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena this weekend completes an incredible summer of transfers for West Ham which has left many rival Premier League supporters jealous and envious. The seven signings mean the Hammers have committed to spend over £100m in transfer, signing-on and agent fees which is breaks all the records for our club. Some […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 34
2 Leicester City 26
3 Chelsea 26
4 Manchester City 25
5 Sheffield United 17
6 Arsenal 17
7 Manchester United 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 16
10 Burnley 15
11 Brighton & Hov… 15
12 Crystal Palace 15
13 Newcastle United 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 14
15 Everton 14
16 West Ham United 13
17 Aston Villa 11
18 Watford 8
19 Southampton 8
20 Norwich City 7

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