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What a difference a year makes

This time last year West Ham were sitting in second place briefly in the Premier League on an impressive twelve points after six games above eventual champions Leicester City on goal difference.  We had beaten Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool away for the first time in decades. We had beaten Newcastle at home while keeping […]

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Report: Irons eye Chelsea star

West Ham are this morning reported to be tracking Cesc Fabregas. They are allegedly ready to offer him an escape clause out of Chelsea if he is unable to break into new manager Antonio Conte’s first-team on a regular basis. The former Barcelona and Arsenal star’s situation is apparently very muh under review following the […]

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Thrilled Gold so glad to see these players back

David Gold clearly belives it’s impossible not to over emphasis the importance of Dimi Payet to the Hammers. Speaking ahead of tomottow’s game aainst Southampton he said: “We will be hoping to build on the midweek victory over the resilient Accrington Stanley and you cannot underestimate the importance that a win can do for a […]

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No time for Slav to name baby as Perfect Storm hits

SLAVEN BILIC is so under pressure to turnaround the team’s issues he hasn’t had the time to name his  four-day-old daughter . His wife, Ivana, gave birth to their second child on Tuesday and  father of four Slav  admitted: “I adore my kids but it’s very strange because I had a baby a couple of days ago […]

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Percentage of West Ham’s armchair fans revealed

Chelsea have the largest amount of armchair fans in London with 33% admitting they have never seen them play in the flesh. Arsenal were second worst in the capital with 29% admitting they had never been to the Emirates. Despite 26,000 new season ticket holders and a new 57,000 capacity stadium in Stratford, 23% of […]

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Former Hammers reveal West Ham’s missing link

Former Hammers Matthew Upson and Trevor Sinclair have told BBC Sport’s Match of the Day 2 that West Ham are missing Andy Carroll. Having leaked 13 goals so far this season, only Stoke City have conceded more goals which leaves the Hammers second from bottom in the Premier League table. Upson suggested to BBC Sport’s […]

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Bilic snubs contract talk

Slaven Bilic has again insisted that his contract is of no importance right now but that one brick has been placed in the wall by the win over Accrington Stanley! The Hammers board have made it clear they won’t be offering anything in terms of a new deal until January at the earliest and the […]

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Arbeloa likely to fill left back role

Alvaro Arbeloa is likely to fill in the left back  role on Sunday with Arthur Masuaka out injured for at least six weeks and Aaron Cresswell not due to return until mid October at the very earliest. The 33 year old veteran right back is said to be very comfortable on the left side and […]

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Club wait for fan reaction to blow over

West Ham have postponed a fans meeting for a second time claiming they have been asked for more time by fans to arrange a more formal meeting in October. Following events at the home game against Watford at the London Stadium in September, the club initially called a Supporters Advisory Group meeting on Tuesday 20th […]

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Ceasefire in Irons civil war…write a letters of thanks…and west London to bring middle class ways east

  Off the wall ClaretandHugh blogger Pete Ellis looks at the Irons week that was Masuaku and the Bilic sweats The curse of the West Ham United defender struck again this week. Arthur Masuaku is out for six  weeks, meaning an already nervous Bilic  is now sweating more than a 15 year old boy that’s […]

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Oxford’s Mum in ticket ‘issue’!

Reece Oxford’s mum Youmna is tonight being reported as having been relegated to the stands to sit next to the away supporters at Wednesday’s EFL Cup match against Accrington Stanley. And she and her family were allegedly unimpressed their two complimentary tickets did not allow them them to watch the match in the comfort of London […]

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Confident Dimi ready for Southampton

Dimi Payet reckons the win over Acringron has boosted the squad’s confidence and is delighted to have smashed home a wonderful free kick to win the game. Speaking on the official website he said: “It was a bit of a tricky match on Wednesday. “They played well, were well-organised and they kept their shape.“We are […]

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Irons managed a ‘first’ with this team!

West Ham managed to do a ‘first ever’ on Wednesday night against Accrington Stanley. No, it wasn’t a great performance and yes we did get through much to everybody’s relief, but what was sad was that for the first time an Irons team failed to include a single Englishman over the 90 minutes. This was […]

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Masuaku injury goes from ‘not big’ to six weeks!

Maybe Slav is a supreme optimist but the news that Arthur Masuaku will be out for a minimum of six weeks came as a big surprise this morning given his report on the injury yesterday. Speaking after the Accrington match the manager said that “the left leg injury doesn’t look a worrying one” yet here […]

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When Clattenburg out-ran Ogbonna – this is horrendous!

There’s only one word to describe West Ham United at the moment – EMBARRASSING! Last week’s defeat at West Bromwich Albion was shocking…awful…possibly the most heartless performance I’ ve ever seen from a team in the  claret and blue. It horrified me and there is something very very wrong with the set up at the […]

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Hammers put pressure on ahead of Chelsea

West Ham will insist that security is again beefed up ahead of the League Cup fourth round showdown with Chelsea. Increased segregation has been introduced but the club will  pressurise  stadium operators LS185 for a game which many will see as being the first potential serious flashpoint of the season. And with former Scotland Yard assitant […]

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Payet v Messi v Ronaldo

This graphic based on Opta statistics shows Dimitri Payet remains the world’s free kick king Cristiano Ronaldo can only manage a 9% conversion rate for Real Madrid while Lionel Messi can do a little better on 11%.  Payet smashes it managing a free kick conversion rate of 17% scoring five goals from 30 free kicks […]

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Travel chaos to Stratford until Christmas

Work for the national Crossrail programme will cause misery for hundreds of West Ham fans trying to get to the London Stadium from this weekend as West Ham take on Southampton. Passengers are urged to check with National Rail or their train operator before they travel to see how their specific journeys may be affected. […]

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Ogbonna on the PLAYER’S stadium problems

Angelo Ogbonna has emphasised the importance of last night’s win over Accrington Stanley . He said: “It was a really tough game and it was not easy but we needed this win for the team and the manager. I am excited because we have not had an easy period so this victory is very important for […]

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Slav gives Masuaku injury report

Slaven Bilic delivered an upbeat report on injured defender Arthur Masuaku who was stretchered off near the end of the 90 minutes against Accrington Stanley. The left back looked in real trouble so it was encouraging to hear the manager’s post-match verdict that his “left leg injury ‘does not look like a worrying one’ Beyond […]

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Bilic gives a big plus to debut boy!

Slaven Bilic was again forced to admit that West Ham had not performed well…this time in the victory over Accrington Stanley but said: “The most important thing is that we won the game. “And only by winning games, especially with clean sheets, will we get the confidence back that is obviously missing at the moment.” […]

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VIDEO: Payet power wins it

It took a moment of magnificence from the top man Dim Payet …and once again he didn’t fail us. Yes it was a tough night but there are very few walkovers in this game and all that REALLY matters is that the Irons moved into the next round and a match against Chelsea at the […]

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Full Fourth round draw – It’s Chelsea

Now that’s what I all one helluva draw! It’s probably exactly what we need and we  owe them one and Costa in particular COYI   WEST HAM v Chelsea Southampton v Sunderland Newcastle v Preston Leeds v Norwich Bristol City v Hull Liverpool v Tottenham Arsenal v Reading Manchester United v Manchester City   Share […]

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Davids steer away from ‘standing’ confrontation

The Irons joint chairman have released a 1,139 word statement covering the issues that has seen the morale around the club dip over the opening weeks of the season. But unlike previous website statements and e mails, they have steered away from the often confrontational stance that’s been adopted. Instead of making a meal out […]

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Boleyn Blown Up: The fans react

West Ham fans have been reacting to images and video of the Boleyn Ground being blown up in controlled explosions of the Hollywood action film Final Score. Many supporters believe the destruction has been disrespectful while others have found the images heartbreaking. A sample of comments on twitter include: @MartinHickey9  Sad Sad Day @rickhimself101 It’s like leaving […]

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Everton fans destroy Valencia

To say Everton fans were unimpressed with Irons loanee Enner Valencia in last night’s match against Norwich would be putting it mildly. Here’s how some of them have responded to him during the Toffees’ 2-0 defeat at Goodison in the Football League Cu match last night. JustSomeLad. @SomeEvertonFan Enner Valencia crossing the ball last night […]

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