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Bilic claims Jones “made a meal of it”

Slaven Bilic believes Phil Jones made a meal of the challenge from Sofiane Feghouli. The manager said: the defender had gone in  “dangerously” on the winger and said West Ham will appeal against the red card. He said: “It was the key decision and it killed us. It put the game in a different perspective. […]

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Seething Slav remains so proud of his Irons

Furious Slaven Bilic raged at the decisions which cost the Hammers points at the London Stadium as referee Mike Dean ensured he became the only talking point following a disgusting performance with the whistle. And the manager made it clear that if any player should have walked following the clash between Phil Jones and Sofiane […]

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TV pundit joins the Dean attack

TV pundit, former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon, has every sympathy with the Irons fans who saw the team’s chances of beating United wrecked by referee Mike Dean. Reporting for NBC, Dixon said after the game: “The Hammers fans have a real case. At the time I didn’t believe it was a sending off and after […]

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Slav’s ready for the Reds

Slaven Bilic maybe disappointed and angry but Manchester United holds no fears despite Mourinho’s team being on a great run. Speaking to the official site the boss said: ” “We are confident and I am confident. We are, of course, very frustrated and disappointed that we lost on Saturday. “The reason I am angry and frustrated […]

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Hammers team news

Slaven Bilic could be forced to change his team with Mark Noble facing a late fitness test ahead of this evening’s fixture against Manchester United. Manuel Lanzini and Pedro Obiang are likely to earn a recall to the starting lineup after the loss against Leicester City two days ago. Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Alvaro Arbeloa, […]

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Marseille willing to bid £34m for Payet

French newspaper L’Equipe reports that Marseille’s new owners are willing to spend up to 40 million euros on bringing back Dimi Payet back. The story has made the front page of the French publication this morning. Marseille’s current coach Rudi Garcia managed Payet during their time in Lille together and Marseille need a left-sided attacker. However, […]

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Carroll rejects any move from West Ham

Andy Carroll is bemused at reports linking him with a mega money move to the Chinese Super League. Reports suggested the striker was a £20 million target for clubs in China’s top flight but Carroll said he did not want to leave West Ham saying he was “settled” in East London. Carroll responding to the […]

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Video: Man U preview

Following a Christmas period of away fixtures tomorrow sees us welcome Manchester United to the London Stadium tomorrow. Here is our preview of the match including predictions.

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Two big misses for United at LS

Wayne Rooney and Danny Blind have not travelled to London for  the match against the Irons tomorrow. Rooney has failed to fully recover from a thigh injury while Blind was not with his team-mates at the station as they left Manchester today. But the Manchester Evening News reports Michael Carrick  has recovered from illness and could […]

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Randolph sees new year as new start

Darren Randolph and the rest of the lads were in for training ahead of the Man United game tomorrow with the stopper making it clear he was unhappy with the Leicester defeat. He told the official website: “It was a good game to watch if you were a neutral, or if you were a Leicester […]

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Ayew given permission to play

West Ham have been given permission by Avram Grant to delay the arrival of Andre Ayew at the AFCON training camp in UAE. The Hammers submitted a formal request to the Ghanian football authorities to delay their arrival of their record transfer signing  at the training camp by two days. West Ham are obliged to […]

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Ayew AFCON delay given fresh hope

The chance of of West Ham keeping Andre Ayew for tomorrow’s game against Manchester United looks very likely after Aston Villa say they have been granted permission by Ghana to keep Andre’s brother Jordan until January 2 ahead of the 2017 Afcon.  Jordan Ayew will now be available for the clash with Cardiff City on January 2, […]

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Feghouli left out of AFCON squad

West Ham Midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was a surprise omission as Algeria named their 23-man squad on Saturday for the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon. Algeria are among the pre-tournament favourites but the 27 year old will play no part if it. Feghouli has featured in just seven Premier league games for the Hammers this season […]

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Report: New striker targets on Irons radar

West Ham are tonight being reported as having Southampton’s Shane Long and Brentford striker Scott Hogan as alternative January targets should Sunderland remain unwilling to sell Jermain Defoe. Defoe, 34, is believed to favour a return to his former club with West Ham also confident he can operate at the top level for another 18 […]

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Disappointed Gold looks for United compensation

David Gold doesn’t believe the Irons got what they deserved this afternoon at Leicester and that we were worth at least a point. The co chairman told ClaretandHugh: “We carried the game to them throughout the second half. It was clear we needed a cutting edge of course but we  really did deserve something form […]

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Slav’s sights are set on striker

West Ham are being pushed into making a move for Jermain Defoe by manager Slaven Bilic who fancies the former Iron in a big way. But if the club are to land the Sunderland striker it is unlikely to be until the last hours of the transfer window as the Black Cats dice with their […]

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Slav: “They started better but we were really good”

Boss Slaven Bilic says his side are “down and disappointed” after today’s loss, but is happy with their performance. “Very, very frustrating to lose the game like this,” he said. “They started better and deserved to score but after that we were really good. We were just missing that final touch. “We gave everything so […]

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West Ham can go ninth today

West Ham can jump up to ninth spot in the Premier League with a fourth back to back win this afternoon. An away win against 16th place Premier League champions Leicester City would put the Hammers on 25 points. A win or a draw for Southampton at home today against West Brom would keep them […]

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Odds of these players joining West Ham

The silly season is almost among us as the transfer  window officially opens at the stroke of midnight tonight. With the speculation comes a betting market, or what the bookies like to call ‘transfer specials’ – the odds of players joining other clubs before 1st February 2017. West Ham are seen as 33/1 outsiders to […]

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Leicester City fans to get free beer

Leicester City fans will get free beer this afternoon ahead of their 3pm clash with West Ham. LCFC Chairman Khun Vichai told the official website: “Our fantastic supporters have been central to every ambition we have ever had for Leicester City and the contribution they made to the Club’s achievements in 2016 show just how […]

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Moyes comfortable over Defoe to West Ham speculation

Sunderland Manager David Moyes insists he is comfortable about speculation linking his star striker with a move to West Ham, however he says he has received no calls from Slaven Bilic and says his player is under contract for the next three and a half years anyway and is vital to them avoiding relegation. Moyes […]

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Bilic faces Obiang/Ayew poser

Slaven Bilic has to decide on whether he sticks with Andre Ayew as his starting  option for the Leicester City clash tomorrow (Sat) or bring  back from suspension Pedro Obiang into the starting line up. Ayew grabbed the vital opening goal against Swansea City last weekend – a simple tap in – but showed signs […]

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West Ham request formal delay for AFCON duty

West Ham United have written to the Ghana Football Association to request the delay the arrival of Andre Ayew to the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations camp, GHANASoccernet.com has reported. The Hammers want Ayew  available for the Premier League match against Manchester United at the London Stadium on 2nd January. West Ham are currently mandated […]

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Leroy meets Defoe and gives view on an Irons ‘move’

Leroy Rosenior has revealed how he spent the afternoon with Jermain Defoe at the Premier League offices and believes he would be a perfect fit for the Hammers at this stage of the season. He cannot see a reason for Sunderland allowing him to leave but admits: “When these things start they are sometimes impossible […]

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Feghouli ready to hurt ‘team mates’

Sofiane Feghouli is hoping to lock horns with Algerian international team mates Riyhad Mahrez and Islam Slimani at Leicester tomorrow Between them, the trio have been capped more than 100 times, have scored 40 international goals and won three of the last four Algerian Footballer of the Year awards. “It’s a match against two teammates, […]

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Leroy: “I had big doubts but Slav’s turned it big time”

What a performance …what an incredible victory …what a game changer in our season – we were magnificent! I’m gonna be quite honest about this with you. I don’t like being wise after the even or hearing the words “told you so.”I had big doubts as to whether the manager could get it right after […]

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