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‘It’s soulless here’: why West Ham fans are in revolt

When a football club moves from its historic home to a shiny new stadium, it leaves more than memories behind – as West Ham supporters are discovering at the London Stadium It’s a mild Monday evening in April and 56,795 people, officially at least, have come along to London Stadium at the Olympic Park in Stratford to watch West Ham United play Stoke City in a bottom-of-the-table Premier League …

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Your Shout: Where are the strikers?

Once again it’s your turn to voice your concerns about all things West Ham with our show featuring fans video clips. I never know what I’m going to get sent my way via the inbox but it’s clear that fan frustration is building regarding our lack of strikers. It’s not just the lack of transfer […]

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‘He should shut up!’: West Ham fans react to star’s views on required signings

West Ham face a major challenge ahead of them this summer, as the Hammers look to rejuvenate their ranks to compete next season. Slaven Bilic’s side have struggled in their maiden campaign at the Olympic Stadium, sitting seven points above the relegation zone with four difficult fixtures remaining. Although the status of the East London […]

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Video: Takeover discussed

We’ll be hosting our new feature ‘Cup of Tea with Geo & Gonzo’ at 8:30pm tonight which can be watched live here on Claret and Hugh. The topic for debate tonight is the now confirmed interest from energy drinks company Red Bull to try and gain ownership of our beloved West Ham United. The whole […]

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The London Stadium: an unloved venue resulting from expensive mistakes | Owen Gibson

Trying to build a venue suitable for both football and athletics in east London has proved far more costly than planned and West Ham’s new home is still serving up controversy Never mind The Play That Goes Wrong , the longest running farce in London is playing in the east rather than the West End. The Olympic Stadium Mystery took another twist this past week when it emerged that not only had the overall cost of converting…

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Metropolitan police to be deployed inside London Stadium for Stoke visit

• Security has been a major problem since West Ham’s move to the ground • Stoke’s Mark Hughes happy with security arrangements in east London The Metropolitan police will deploy officers inside the London Stadium for West Ham United’s Premier League fixture with Stoke City on Saturday. Related: West Ham’s Olympic Stadium deal explained: from Water City to the London Stadium Related: West Ham take steps to prevent crowd trouble at London Stadium Continue reading…

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Olympic Stadium safety officer Chris Baker quit over retractable seating fears

• Baker resigned in May after expressing concerns over impact on structure • Deputy officer Ravi Sharma also left amid unhappiness over management The designated safety officer of the Olympic Stadium resigned in May after becoming deeply concerned about the retractable seating and its impact on the structure of the ground’s lower tier, the Guardian has learned. Chris Baker, an experienced, career stadium safety officer, is understood to have resigned shortly before …

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West Ham stadium faces losses for years due to retractable-seating problems

• Failure to find naming-rights partner will also hit finances • Costs of moving seats for athletics may reach £8m a year The former Olympic Stadium, now home to West Ham United, is facing operational losses running into millions of pounds for years to come due to problems finding a naming-rights partner and hugely increased costs for retractable seating, the Guardian can reveal. Related: How West Ham struck the deal of the century…

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London mayor Sadiq Khan orders inquiry into West Ham stadium costs

• Bill for converting former Olympic Stadium rises again to £323m • Sadiq Khan lambasts ‘total and utter mess’ left under Boris Johnson The mayor of London has ordered an independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium that is now home to West Ham United, after it emerged the bill had risen by another £51m to £323m. The Labour mayor Sadiq Khan, elected to succeed his Conservative predecessor…

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West Ham at the London Stadium: a troubled start at the Olympic Park

Violence marred West Ham’s EFL Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium on Wednesday, with seven arrests made by the Metropolitan police. The Hammers have endured a difficult start at their new home West Ham’s first competitive match at the stadium comes earlier than expected with the second leg of a Europa League qualifier against NK Domzale. The Irons win 3-0 against the Slovenians, with Cheikhou Kouyate scoring the first goal at the club’s new home. However, there are some …

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Where are West Ham going wrong?

Where are we going wrong? It’s all us West Ham United supporters can talk about at the moment. I haven’t seen us play this bad in years, even when Avram was in charge! Slaven Bilics fall from grace in just a few months has been shocking. He started so well, but this seasons form has just been a continuation of a bad end to last season. After the defeats to Swansea and Stoke at the back end of the …

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West Ham fans give their verdict on the club’s new stadium – video

After moving to London Stadium at the beginning of the season West Ham seemed to have struggled to settle into their new home. The team have won just one league game since moving from their famous old Boleyn Ground. We speak to fans of the club before and after the Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday to hear what they think of the move West Ham restore order off the field, but

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Met police lack ‘satisfactory’ radio system to oversee West Ham games

• Warnings over Airwave radio system at London Stadium go back two years • Trouble broke out at home match against Watford The Metropolitan police have responded to West Ham United’s demand for a police presence at the London Stadium by claiming the lack of a “satisfactory radio system” at the venue prevents them from implementing a special service on match days and that they highlighted this problem two years ago. West Ham called on E20, the London Stadium operators, to guarantee…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview No20: West Ham United | Jacob Steinberg

There is excitement after West Ham’s move from Upton Park but the demands of new home and a gruelling Europa League campaign may temper expectations Guardian writers’ predicted position 7th (NB: this is not necessarily Jacob Steinberg’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s position 7th Continue reading…

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Charities seek return of £425m lotto cash borrowed for London Olympics

Campaigners say ‘giveaway’ West Ham stadium deal adds to failure of authorties to honour 2012 Games’ legacy More than £400m diverted from supporting communities in need across the UK to help fund the London 2012 Olympics has yet to be returned, and the shortfall has raised questions about the Games’ legacy. With the 2016 Rio Olympics now underway, there are calls for the new mayor of London and the prime minister to ensure the cash – taken…

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Alcohol banned from Olympic Stadium

In line with UEFA regulations all alcohol sales will prohibited from sale in the former Olympic Stadium this Thursday evening when West Ham face Domzale in the second leg of the third qualifying round. Under Europa League rules, clubs participating in its cup competitions cannot sell alcohol in the stands. A spokesman at Uefa said the […]

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Exclusive footage as the seating moves forward

The much maligned and often criticised retractable seating appears to be moving ahead at pace despite the scare stories that have been doing the rounds recently. Claret and Hugh partners hammerschat once again bring you exclusive video footage from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the most up to date progress. This particular video was recorded […]

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Replacing the irreplaceable: there’s only one Aaron Cresswell

Two years ago this month, the newly appointed England manager Sam Allardyce signed Aaron Cresswell from Championship side Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee. Two years on and despite their paths taking them in differing directions, Allardyce and Cresswell were potentially set to work together once more. Following England’s miserable summer in France, Allardyce has

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West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell: ‘Sam Allardyce works on your weaknesses every day’

The West Ham left-back was signed for the club by Allardyce and says the 61-year-old would be a good fit for England For West Ham, newness is everywhere. It is around eight months since Aaron Cresswell last visited the Olympic Stadium and now, seeing the club’s livery dotted around for the first time, there is an early chance to feel at home. Cresswell has been promoting this season’s kit – some things are more of a novelty …

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The curious case of West Ham’s damaging transfer policy

We’re mid-way through July and our very public quest to sign a marquee, big name striker continues in vein. As things stand I count at least 10 strikers who you would consider to be big names, all linked with a ‘shock’ move to east London. The latest is Carlos Bacca, who appears to have said

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West Ham made to wait over crucial transfer decision

West Ham may have to wait until Monday to find out if they have been successful in their pursuit of striker Carlos Bacca, according to Football Italia via Calciomercato.it. The Hammers have had a club-record €30m bid accepted by AC Milan and have reportedly offered the Colombian €4.5m-per-season to tempt him to the Olympic Stadium.

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4-2-3-1… The West Ham XI ready to start a new era in style

Pre-season is underway and all attention is now on how we can begin our new era at the Olympic Stadium in style. Slaven Bilic has already conducted some pretty impressive business this summer, bringing in Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli on free transfers, as well as making Manuel Lanzini’s loan stay permanent. And then if

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West Ham lodge €35m bid for potential marquee summer signing

West Ham Submit Bid for Marseille Hitman Michy Batshuayi This article was originally published on 90min.com. West Ham World is a platform that allows fans to express their opinions on a grander scale. The views in this article are not necessarily those of West Ham World, but we ask you to respect the opinions of

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Another Olympic Stadium video for West Ham fans to enjoy

Not long now. In a couple of months we will officially have a new home, and it’s exciting. Our memories of the Boleyn Ground will remain forever, but it’s almost time to embark on a new era where fresh memories are made and where the club can write a brand new chapter in it’s fantastic history.

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Which of these 12 summer transfer targets do West Ham fans want most?

West Ham are beginning to ramp up their transfer activity this week, with new arrivals reportedly close to being announced and news of huge bids being made for a striker. It’s no secret that the club are looking to spend big this summer and are clearly going all out for a marquee striker signing –

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West Ham make fresh £32m bid for Ligue 1 goal machine

West Ham have made a fresh £32m bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to gianlucadimarzio.com. The Hammers are in the market for a marquee striker signing this summer and had a £31m bid for the 25-year-old rejected by Lyon last month. But reports that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain were also interested in the

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