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Premier League rivals join West Ham in pursuit of £12m bargain

West Ham are looking to significantly overhaul their underperforming squad in the summer transfer market but face a stern test in their pursuit of prime targets. The Hammers have been heavily linked with the services of Stoke City’s Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri, who has confirmed he will leave the Staffordshire side after their relegation from […]

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Three must-win games for West Ham?

With a very strong performance and win at the weekend, West Ham are now five points above the relegation zone, sitting in 14th place. They were able to score three first half goals, which was the first time they had done that in the Premier League since September 2012 against Fulham. This win is exactly […]

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Sam Allardyce watches on as Wayne Rooney hat-trick seals rare Everton win

Just when it was least expected but sorely needed, Wayne Rooney popped up with his first ever hat-trick for Everton, proving that timing, like class, is probably permanent. The 32-year-old even managed to score the third of his goals from his own half with one of the cleanest first-time strikes you will ever see, which must have convinced the watching Sam Allardyce there is life in the old dog yet. Somewhat belatedly it also appears David Unsworth …

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West Ham pay a high price for keeping faith in Slaven Bilic too long

After spending £40m on new signings in the summer only to languish in the relegation zone, it is clear the east London club let a torrid situation drag on There are times when the cheap option ends up being the most costly one. Although it is easy to understand why West Ham decided not to sack Slaven Bilic at the end of last season and instead chose to let …

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‘The situation is not good,’ says Bilic after Liverpool thrash West Ham – video

Liverpool piled the pressure on West Ham manager Slaven Bilic with their 4-1 win at the London Stadium on Saturday evening which leaves the Hammers just one point above the relegation zone. Following the match Bilic admits no individual is bigger than the club, including himself Liverpool pile pressure on West Ham with Mohamed Salah double Continue reading…

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Pundit expects West Ham’s run to end with defeat this weekend

West Ham have fought back in the Premier League during recent weeks, with three games undefeated to bolster their survival hopes. The Hammers sit seven points clear of the relegation zone heading into this weekend’s fixtures, where Slaven Bilic’s side face an extremely tough test away at Stoke. Whilst the Potters have struggled for form […]

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Bilic confirms big West Ham return, striker remains out

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has shared the latest team news ahead of this weekend’s trip to face Stoke City. The Hammers enter the game on the back of three Premier League games without a loss, securing a safety blanket of seven points above the relegation zone. Although not mathematically safe from the drop, Bilic’s […]

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West Ham handed blow in pursuit of prime defensive target

West Ham have been eying big-name recruits ahead of the summer as they seek to improve on what has been a disappointing season. Three games unbeaten has seen the Hammers move away from the relegation zone, securing a seven point advantage over Swansea City, but two draws in that run will be disappointing. Slaven Bilic’s […]

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West Ham boss confirms key return ahead of Everton clash

West Ham’s Premier League status is all but secured and the Hammers could hand themselves a boost in the race for a top-half finish with victory this weekend. The Hammers host European-chasing Everton at the London Stadium this weekend, where a victory would put them 12 points above the relegation spots- should Stoke also defeat […]

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West Ham ace reveals target for remaining fixtures

It’s been a difficult season for West Ham but the club have managed to stop the rot in recent weeks, picking up crucial points against Swansea and Sunderland. Those results have left the Hammers nine points above the relegation zone, which should be enough to secure their status, and Slaven Bilic’s side can now look […]

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West Ham need the hunger to keep clean sheets, says Slaven Bilic

• Londoners head for Anfield after 5-1 thrashing by Arsenal • Speculation has mounted over the commitment of the squad West Ham United must develop a “clean sheet mentality” if they are to arrest the slide that has seen them slip to the edge of the relegation zone, according to Slaven Bilic. The Hammers face a challenging trip to Anfield on Sunday, the fourth in a run of big games. After taking a point from …

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Premier League 2015-16 fans’ verdicts part two: Newcastle to West Ham

Featuring: Praise for gallows humour; Stoke’s dramatic slump; and Sunderland’s annual production of The Great Escape Part one: Arsenal to Manchester United Related: Where did it go wrong for Newcastle this season? Fans react to their relegation Related: Ronald Koeman urges Southampton to show ambition as contract talks loom Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Related: Mauricio Pochettino drinks in wise words from his inspiration Alex Ferguson Related: Quique Sánchez Flores was no longer the answer…

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Soccer-More derby pressure on me than McClaren, says Allardyce

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce insists there is more pressure on him than Newcastle United counterpart Steve McClaren as he prepares his side for the Wear-Tyne derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday. Sunderland are mired at the bottom of the table on three points after nine games and are the only team yet to win in the league this season. Newcastle, who also sit in the relegation zone, have themselves struggled this season and picked up their first …

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Onwards and Upwards

What a week it has been for us Hammers!! The mixture of the U21s & a few first team players being beat 5-0 then the horrific first leg at the Etihad on Wednesday was very painful for us BUT what a win it was away from home at Cardiff! Three vital points that lift us out of the bottom three and hopefully a springboard to kick us on. I will be honest after Wednesday, I thought we would…

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