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Fraud arrests as football clubs raided

Newcastle United and West Ham’s grounds are being searched by revenue and customs officials.

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West Ham Christmas hamper conman jailed

A conman who defrauded Premier League footballers out of thousands of pounds is jailed for four years.

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‘It was just carnage’

Eyewitnesses describe scenes at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground

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The final match at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground – in pictures

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins was at Upton Park for the last time to capture the fans, the atmosphere and the action from the match between West Ham United and Manchester United Match report: West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United Manchester United coach ‘smashed up’ on way to Upton Park Additional photographs by Getty Images and Reuters Continue reading…

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Manchester United coach ‘smashed up’ on its way to Upton Park

• Wayne Rooney says United coach was attacked on way to stadium • Kick-off at Upton Park delayed until 8.30pm • Follow West Ham v Manchester United live Wayne Rooney has said that Manchester United’s coach was “smashed up” by supporters on its way to Upton Park for the Premier League game on Tuesday night. The game between West Ham United and Manchester United was delayed until 8.30pm as the visiting team’s coach was delayed in entering the …

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Goodbye to Boleyn: Upton Park memories

West Ham fans say goodbye to the Boleyn Ground as the Hammers play their last competitive game at the stadium.

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Slaven Bilic’s focus is on United rather than Upton Park nostalgia

• West Ham manager seeks revenge in final game at old stadium • ‘It’s a special stadium,’ says Bilic of club’s home for 112 years Slaven Bilic played the game reluctantly. West Ham United will bid an emotional farewell to their cherished old ground when they host Manchester United under the lights on Tuesday night but Bilic, still smarting from the shambolic 4-1 defeat by Swansea City on Saturday , was going …

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Olympic Stadium deal benefits taxpayer, claims West Ham’s David Gold

• Hammers co-owner says they stopped ground from becoming white elephant • ‘Stadium was built by very arrogant people that had no foresight’ David Gold has hit back at criticism of West Ham United’s move to the Olympic Stadium by claiming the deal will be beneficial for taxpayers and prevent the ground becoming a white elephant. Asked whether West Ham had got lucky with the controversial deal under which they …

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Nine decades of memories of Upton Park as West Ham prepare to depart

Fans, players, directors and staff at West Ham United describe their favourite memories of the Boleyn Ground before the club moves to the Olympic Stadium Continue reading…

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West Ham offer £31.5m for Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi but face competition

• Belgium striker also wanted by Juventus, Roma and Tottenham • Batshuayi has scored 16 Ligue 1 goals for Marseille this season West Ham United have offered €40m (£31m) to Marseille for Michy Batshuayi but face competition from a host of European clubs including Juventus to sign the Belgium striker this summer. Slaven Bilic’s side are long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, who has scored 16 goals for Marseille this season despite the…

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Farewell Boleyn: the end of an era for West Ham United – video

In March 2013, West Ham United were awarded a 99-year lease to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London. And on 10 May, the Hammers will play their final match at Upton Park. As they prepare to move after 112 years of history and memories, fans whose lives have revolved around the old stadium, the Boleyn Ground, reflect on what will be lost How West Ham struck the deal of the century with move In numbers: West Ham’s deal…

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West Ham to welcome Juventus in their first game at Olympic Stadium

• Serie A leaders will come to Stratford week before Premier League begins • ‘This will be a game to tell your grandkids you were at’ club chairmen say West Ham’s first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Serie A leaders Juventus. The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host Juve a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, 7 August. …

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Andy Carroll and Mark Noble fire West Ham to victory against Watford

This was no surprise result given the circumstances but one in which Andy Carroll fired his calling card in the direction of Roy Hodgson once more. Carroll set West Ham on the way to a comfortable victory over depleted Watford and was his usual swashbuckling self throughout, just weeks before England name their squad for the European Championship. Related: Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian finishes off limp Crystal Palace Related: Ramiro Funes Mori sees red as Liverpool …

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West Ham’s David Sullivan and David Gold were ‘abused’ by Leicester fans

• Gold says ‘elderly Leicester fans turned into monsters’ • Leicester are looking into claims from co-chairmen West Ham co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have complained of being targeted for abuse by Leicester supporters in Sunday’s draw at the Walkers Stadium. The 2-2 result came as a blow to Leicester’s Premier League title ambitions, with only a late penalty from Leonardo Ulloa sparing the Foxes from defeat. Related: Leicester’s Jamie Vardy set …

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Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri: I never complain about referees – video

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri refuses to comment on referee Jon Moss’s controversial decisions during the Premier League game with West Ham United on Sunday, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Ranieri dismisses suggestions that he should be offered a knighthood after Leicester’s successful season Leicester’s Jamie Vardy awaits fate over comments at referee after red card West Ham’s Andy Carroll slams referee Jon Moss after Leicester draw Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Andy Carroll slams referee Jon Moss after Leicester draw

• Striker fumes after last-minute penalty allowed hosts to equalise • ‘It is a bad decision – it is bad decisions he has given all game’ West Ham striker Andy Carroll has lambasted referee Jonathan Moss for an unacceptable performance, even accusing the official of trying to even things up by awarding Leicester a stoppage-time penalty. Much of the focus during a thrilling if fractious contest was on the officials, with several penalty appeals overlooked …

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Leicester v West Ham: Premier League – live!

Latest updates as Leicester continue their push for the title Daniel Taylor: Leicester turned from dreamers into dream-makers Fuchs: ‘Ranieri came to my birthday party … but on the wrong night’ Eriksen keen to have last laugh on Schmeichel And email rob.smyth@theguardian.com with your thoughts 1.10pm BST An email “One of the joys of Leicester’s run this season has the use of simple tactics and using square pegs in square holes,” says Nick Parmenter. “Too …

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Said & Done: Karren Brady; Jez Moxey; and flipping the bird

Also featuring: Palermo; striped shirts; and Silvio Berlusconi on press standards Karren Brady: defending West Ham’s £701m public-funded stadium rental deal , six months after voting in the Lords to cut tax credits . Brady set our her position on state aid last year : “I think it should always pay more to work than it should to be a burden on society.” Related: How West Ham struck the deal of the century with Olympic Stadium move Continue reading…

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How West Ham struck the deal of the century with Olympic Stadium move

West Ham may have lost in the FA Cup on Wednesday but the club have scored a resounding victory off the field – and the awkward questions persist As the sun went down on West Ham’s hopes of ending their last season at the Boleyn Ground with a trophy on Wednesday , a rainbow appeared behind the East Stand, arching over the Chicken Run. And it couldn’t help but appear to point to the pot of gold …

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Van Gaal praises Marcus Rashford’s goal against West Ham United – video

Louis van Gaal, the Manchester United manager, and Slaven Bilic, his West Ham United counterpart, give their reactions after Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday. Van Gaal hails forward Marcus Rashford’s goal in the 54th minute, which secured the FA Cup win, propelling Manchester United into the semi-finals Manchester United reach FA Cup semi-finals by beating West Ham Continue reading…

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Football transfer rumours: Barcelona to pay £50m for Dimitri Payet?

Today’s fluff is glazed with honey When it comes to assuaging the impact of life’s vicissitudes, the Mill has always believed in the power of retail therapy. It’s true that we own 47 Top Man T-shirts that still have the labels on them, and that £500 treadmill still hasn’t seen any action, but it was worth spunking the monkey for that instant hit of feelgood goodness that allowed us for…

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Slaven Bilic confident West Ham will beat Manchester United in FA Cup

• Bilic: ‘I expect us to win, and think we have a very good chance to beat them’ • West Ham manager scoffs at reports linking Diafra Sakho with PSG Slaven Bilic is bullish about West Ham United’s chances of beating Manchester United in the final FA Cup tie at Upton Park on Wednesday night but has warned his players not to underestimate Louis van Gaal’s side. With Manchester United under pressure after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at …

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Olympic bosses must reveal stadium deal

Olympic Stadium bosses have been ordered to reveal their deal with West Ham United over the use of the stadium.

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How West Ham United are laying the foundations for long-term success | Jacob Steinberg

West Ham are pushing for Champions League qualification and in an FA Cup quarter-final. Under the exciting Slaven Bilic, they can avoid being the Premier League’s latest flash in the pan Four years after promotion from the Championship, West Ham United, who take on Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday, are challenging for Champions League qualification under an exciting manager and on Wednesday face Manchester United for a place in the FA Cup semi‑finals…

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Crystal Palace frustrate West Ham after Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card

West Ham United lost ground on Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification, but they will regard this as a decent point after playing much of the second half with 10 men. Dimitri Payet’s latest moment of brilliance, a free-kick that swung and swirled into Wayne Hennessey’s top corner, appeared to have given Slaven Bilic’s side the impetus to stay in touch with City, only for Crystal Palace to clamber back into a thrilling contest after …

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Dean Ashton hits brilliant overhead volley in Mark Noble’s testimonial

• Former West Ham striker had to leave the field after goal • Testimonial raised funds for Dylan Tombides Foundation It is a familiar footballing scene. One man lying on the ground, players from both sides charging towards the incident to get involved. At Upton Park on Monday that scene had a twist – both sets of players were smiling and laughing. The match was Mark Noble’s testimonial and they were rushing to congratulate Dean Ashton on a comically spectacular overhead kick…

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