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Declan….This is no time to over-react

By Allen Cummings Declan Rice is with doubt the brightest young prospect at West Ham for many a long year, a throwback to the halcyon days of Ferdinand, Lampard, Carrick, Defoe and Cole. A player with the football world at his feet – literally. With the exception of Arnie, Declan was our player of the […]

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Hammers Chat slash boats prices – get in!

The boys over at Hammers Chat are really pushing the boat out this season as they prepare to receive new fans onto they continue with their highly popular pre and post match social activity. Three years ago HC took the whole fleet of boats available for the season and next month they will open their gates […]

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Hammer Molinari wins the Open

Well, had I known beforehand I’d have had a bet on him given that it now turns out Open winner Francesco Molinari is a Hammer. In what turned out to be a riveting afternoon’s watching at Carnoustie, the 35 year old lifted the most famous trophy in the game and immediately let the world know […]

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Hart disappointed with West Ham loan spell

Former Hammer Joe Hart has spoken of his disappointment with his loan move to West Ham and now wants a permanent move away from Man City. “I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that’s obvious,” said Hart after making his first Man City appearance since August 2016 in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund in […]

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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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Six to fit the back-up Irons striker role

West Ham face no shortage of possible back-up strikers after admitting this is the one area they are currently looking to fill before the transfer window closes. With Andy Carroll again injured and the defensive and midfield reinforcements now in place a striker is the one option the are currently trying to sort out. And […]

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Solving the problem of empty seats

West Ham faces a showdown in court this October in their attempt to increase the capacity at the London Stadium to over 57,000. However, if the Hammers win their court case against E20 Stadium they still face the challenge of getting a safety certificate from Newham council and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority before they […]

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West Ham team news for Preston North End

West Ham will be without Cheikhou Kouyate, Javier Hernandez and Łukasz Fabiański for today’s trip Preston North End. The trio remains on extended leave after World Cup action. All are due to report back for training on Monday at Rush Green and could be included for Wednesday’s game against Aston Villa. Manuel Pellegrini could hand debuts […]

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One Irons position to be filled so forget the rubbish

I was about to turn the laptop off a few seconds ago – it’s been a long and very hot day and a bit of Sherlock catch up on Netflix seemed like a good idea. Then I made the mistake of taking a quick look at NewsNow/West Ham and saw us being linked with a […]

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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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Another Hammer all set to leave the club

Domingos Quina looks all set to leave the Irons with a couple of German clubs -Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen – reportedly interested in signing the teenager. The 18 year old is impressing in the  European Under-19s Championships helping them beat Norway and then scoring a great  goal against Italy. The Hammers have been unable to […]

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Khan’s legal showdown shadow spoils Irons great summer

West Ham’s summer of excitement and high optimism is still being forced to live in the long shadow of an October court case created by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan. The club are heading into a legal battle over what they believe is their right to increase the stadium’s capacity to 62,500 from the current 57,000. […]

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Influential Pedro ready to make his mark again

Pedro Obiang has been regularly linked with moves away from the club over the past few weeks but is confident he will still be playing an influential role in the forthcoming season. Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “I always try to be influential. I think every player in the squad tries to give one thing […]

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Hammers duo confirmed for sale

Both Jordan Hugill and Sam Byram have been available for sale this summer but the club have received no offers for a permanent transfer for either player so far. Hugill joined the Hammers from Preston North End under David Moyes in January this year for a transfer fee which rose to £10.2m but has failed […]

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Hammers midfielder facing exit door

Edi Fernandes has been added to the list of players that look outward bound once the new boss Manuel Pellegrini gets down to making final decisions on his Hammers first team squad for the new season. The young Swiss midfielder is one whom he may be ready to allow to leave as he starts as […]

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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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Declan facing devil or the deep blue sea

Declan Rice could soon be approaching – if he’s not already at – that dreadful place between the devil and the deep blue sea. Talks continue between the club and his advisers continue with an offer on the table of which everybody will take a different view. The teenager arrived in the first team during […]

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Boss Pelle so happy with business

Manuel Pellegrini is thrilled to have captured his No 1 priority player Felipe Anderson. He doesn’t quite put it that way but it’s well known that the former (how good that sounds) Lazio star has arrived and could easily become the player around whom he builds his side. Talking of the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder – […]

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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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Anderson can’t wait to thank the boss

Felipe Anderson has landed in the east end and ready to help drive the Hammers onwards and upwards. But in particular he badly wants to meet the boss for the first time and thank him personally for the faith that he has shown in him by ensuring he got the switch from Lazio he wanted. […]

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Former Hammer contract terminated in China

Former Hammer Jose Fonte has left Chinese club Dalian Yifang by mutual consent. Fonte, who left West Ham to join the Chinese Super League side in February for £5.6m, says he would be keen on a return to the Premier League. He made just seven appearances for Dalian Yifang before his contract was terminated despite […]

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Report: Hammers receive loan bid for Pedro Obiang

According to a report from the Italian media outlet Serie A club Atalanta have made an approach to sign West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.   Bergamo Corriere Della Sera claims that the 26-year-old Spaniard is a key target for Serie A side Atalanta. The Italian club have allegedly made an initial loan offer of €1 million (£890,000), with a […]

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Hammers ‘target’ interests three PL clubs

Brazilian international Bernard – in whom the Hammers ended their interest a month ago on account of his personal terms – looks set for a move to the Premier League. The free agent is reported to have an opportunity of joining Arsenal, Liverpool or Everton but won’t come cheap if he sticks by the £200k […]

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Hammers could spend over £200m on signings

West Ham could spend up to £209m on the seven new incoming players this summer over the next five years. That is the incredible estimate when taking into account transfer, add-ons, signing on and agents fees together with wages and bonuses over the life of each players contract. West Ham could end up paying £108m […]

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London Stadium consultants rake in thousands

Consultants employed by London Stadium owner London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are raking in thousands while the stadium continues to make massive losses. Last year, LLDC appointed a retail restructuring consultant called Alan Fort to be the Stadium’s Chief Restructuring Officer. A freedom of information request from Claret and Hugh has revealed his contract with the stadium […]

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Top strikers in last year of deals who could tempt ‘Pelle’

Manuel Pellegrini would have no shortage of strikers entering the final year of their current deals were he to try bringing in extra cover up front. Whilst – as reported – he will give Michail Antonio – plenty of opportunity to prove himself, there remain some  targets who would not only provide top cover but […]

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# Team P
1 Liverpool 6
2 Arsenal 6
3 Manchester City 4
4 Brighton & Hov… 4
5 Tottenham Hotspur 4
6 AFC Bournemouth 4
7 Sheffield United 4
8 Everton 4
9 Manchester United 3
10 Burnley 3
11 Norwich City 3
12 Leicester City 2
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
14 Crystal Palace 1
15 Chelsea 1
16 West Ham United 1
17 Aston Villa 0
18 Newcastle United 0
19 Southampton 0
20 Watford 0

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