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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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To be a West Ham fan

To be a West Ham fan Being a West Ham fan is the best feeling in the world. It can also been the worst feeling in the world! Ecstasy, thrill, happiness, overwhelming and a joy are just some words that spring to mind when I think West Ham but they also comes with the feelings of dread, despair, sadness and disappointment but do you know what… I wouldn’t have it any…

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West Ham loan League One defender

West Ham loan League One defender According to Sky Sports and Jack Sullivan, West Ham have signed League One defender Roger Johnson on loan until the end of the season. This is a player that doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence, especially in the times that we are in. After all the talk of us getting Heitinga and also our apparent interest in Lescott, this is somewhat of an anti-climax. Same old West Ham. With all the defensive problems at the moment, I expected a…

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A new year, a new hope

I often say West Ham never play two half’s the same, if we play well in the first half then we won’t play as good second half. More often than not that seems to be the case so as we are getting to half way through the season, I’m hoping we don’t play the same way as we have been doing and I think there is reason to be hopeful that we won’t. I know it keeps being delayed but Andy Carroll really shouldn’t be too far…

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QPR interested in West Ham pair

QPR interested in West Ham pair Once again, former manager Harry Redknapp is after our players. No surprise there. This time the players in question are Carlton Cole and Joe Cole. These are two players that are quite popular figures at West Ham, with some people regarding Joe Cole as a legend.  Redknapp is looking to reinforce his squad, to try and push his side’s promotion campaign further. Let’s first look at Carlton Cole. Redknapp wants the striker to ease…

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West Ham submit bid for striker

Since the window opened on Wednesday, the rumours have been coming in thick and fast as West Ham. It seems as if we are looking at players in two position primarily, centre back and striker. Well, it appears as if West Ham have lodged a bid for a striker, according to reports this morning. The sum is rumoured to be around the £6 million mark, and the player in question is none other than former Hammer Demba Ba. Demba …

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West Ham Transfer Update (03/01/14)

West Ham Transfer 03/01/14 Transfer Rumours: VARIOUS SOURCES: West Ham target Johnny Heitinga will not be signing for us, and says the sudden change is not to do with money. DAILY MAIL: West Ham are set to sign Monaco’s new striker, Lacina Traore, on loan until the end of the season SPORTS DIRECT NEWS: West Ham are interested in Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott, on loan until the end of the season CONFIRMED: Highly rated striker Jaanai Gordon, 18, …

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Who would strengthen our current squad?

As January Window Opens, let’s hope no Doors Close. If there is one thing that recent performances have shown us, it is that our squad is in desperate need of strengthening. Whilst I think its fair to say that we have a fairly strong first eleven – on the rare occasion that they’re all fit at the same time – it has become apparent that beyond the obvious starting line up, there is a serious imbalance in the squad. However, if the…

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A player I would look to sign in the January window

A player I would look to sign in the January window With West Ham struggling this season, everyone has been quick to point out that we lack goals and that a striker is crucial in the coming window. This is something I totally agree with, we are missing the presence of Carroll up front and we can’t guarantee when he will be back, with a recurring ankle injury. However instead of pointing out the obvious in this …

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Stick or Twist – The Great Managerial Gamble

Stick or Twist – The Great Managerial Gamble As it currently stands, West Ham are the only team in the bottom 5 of the Premier League who have not made a managerial change. An alarming statistic for those who believe change is a good thing. However, it might also lead to you ask if there is any merit in the wisdom of our fellow relegation battlers decisions. After all…they are still all in the bottom 5. Following the bore draw against Sunderland – themselves having made a managerial change …

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What should the club do with James Tomkins?

What should the club do with James Tomkins? Following the recent press coverage of the arrest of James Tomkins at the weekend, what should the club do about it?  It certainly puts West Ham United boss, Sam Allardyce, in a difficult position. As supporters, we don’t know the full facts of the case, but to be arrested for being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest, doesn’t really look very good does it?  I was surprised to hear that it was James Tomkins in trouble, as…

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Who could be leaving West Ham in January?

West Ham are always linked with every player going when the transfer window comes around. Likewise our own players always seem to be linked with moves; two in particular have been frequently mentioned. The first player that is always linked to be leaving  is Winston Reid. Arguably our best player,  who we’ve really struggled without the last few games and I really hope he can start playing again soon but it…

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My Best West Ham XI

I was down the pub with friends and family before our game at Sunderland and had a conversation regarding the Roy Keane/Patrick Vieira documentary. I personally would have picked Keane just because he was everything a Captain should be! Oh don’t worry, this isn’t another Nolan witch hunt! No comments on the current bile. I loved the fact he literally put the team in front of personal goals for Man Utd i.e. Champions League Final…

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Why we owe a lot of Gold and Sullivan

Due to the difficult times the club are going through at the moment there’s been a lot of negativity towards the owners and particularly David Gold because he has twitter and fans can message him easily. I don’t think the hard time he’s getting is fair because looking at the bigger picture he’s done a lot of good for the club. I don’t think we’d be in the premier league right now if they hadn’t been there to…

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Time to go Big Sam

I must stress right at the start of this, that it isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to losing 4-1 at Liverpool. It is a combination of being fed up with the tactics and the players that are continuously selected when they under perform on a regular basis. I would like to thank Sam for taking us back up to the prem on the first opportunity but with the squad we had and the fan base, I never thought that was in doubt. …

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5 Quick Fixes to West Ham’s Striker Problem

5 Quick Fixes To West Ham’s Striker Problem It is a well known problem that West Ham are lacking goals this season. We are definitely missing the services of the big money man, Andy Carroll. However our lack of ability to sign a second quality striker has cost us dearly this season. So, here I propose five quick fixes to our striker problem when the window re-opens in January, whether Carroll is…

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The reason I’m behind Big Sam

The reason I’m behind Big Sam Sam Allardyce is in the biggest blip of his West Ham career right now.  After two seasons of relative success, he finds his West Ham United team near the relegation zone, following a 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers, Crystal Palace. I very doubt the pressure is going to get lifted this weekend with an Away trip to Anfield against a very much in form Luis Suarez and Liverpool.  We haven’t won at Anfield since 1963, …

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We should have bought defenders

Foundations Defenders are the unsung heroes of football teams, without them no team can compete, no matter what the level of quality is elsewhere. For this reason, I have some questions: who builds a house starting with the roof? Let’s look at Arsenal, a side who last year came fourth in the Premier League, many writing them off for any chance of even a Champions League place this year, especially after losing their first game 1-3 to Aston Villa. You may point to the signing of Özil …

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What do I think of the current squad?

Apparently every cloud has a silver lining but I fail to see what the upside of losing to one of the worst teams in Premiership history is, in Crystal Palace! Now I really fear that we are in a dogfight and at the moment as I said in my first article, who is going to score the goals? I’m very glad that Andy Carroll has finally arrived back at Chadwell Heath and is training again. However, we need him now. The …

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Keep the faith Joe Cole

Joe Cole has been in the press a lot this week and not always for the right reasons. He scored a great goal against Fulham on Saturday to give us a 3-0 lead. Cole was taken off after 26 minutes against Chelsea and went straight down the tunnel because he was rightly frustrated. Everyone seemed to make a very big deal out of it but I don’t really think there’s any need. Leaving and not staying to watch the game didn’t look very…

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Where will our goals come from?

Please forgive me if this comes across as utter rubbish, but I’ve always wanted to get my point across about my beloved West Ham Football Club in a blog or even a book ever since I read The Legacy of Barry Green by Robert Banks! It’s a great book by the way. Anyway, I digress. So I’m hoping that this does that dream justice. So where shall I start? Perhaps with Saturday’s must win…

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The Repair of West Ham United

A Humble Suggestion for The Repair of West Ham United Football Club Since Sam Allardyce unleashed a 4-6-0 on Tottenham at White Hart Lane that was ripe with creativity, strong on defense, and selectively aggressive on the attack we have, as West Ham fans, been subjected to a series of disastrous games that have left us fearing relegation questioning both the owners and the manager, and wondering what can be done to turn things around.  It turns…

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MATCH REVIEW: West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

West Ham 0-3 Chelsea Match Review Another poor performance! I think it is fair to say that we are in huge trouble and unless Andy Carroll returns by at least January, there is every possibility that we’ll be travelling to Barnsley next year. Chelsea looked much more comfortable on the ball than us from the first minute. We rushed every pass when we had time and laboured on the ball when we didn’t. Nolan was awful and a waste …

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West Ham striker close to move

When asked of a player we would like to see leave West Ham, there can only be one player on the tip of everyone’s tongues, Modibo Maiga. Rumours have emerged over the past week that this player could be close to a move back to his former club, Sochaux. Last season, Maiga was a player that the fan’s welcomed to be brought on, scoring a handful of goals, when making an appearance. Most people will remember his goal …

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Why can’t West Ham get the balance right?

Why can’t West Ham get the balance right? It seems Sam Allardyce and his West Ham United squad are having trouble with the balancing act of attack and defence. Away from home, before the Norwich game, we had only conceded 1 goal, and that was from a penalty. We had also had problems scoring barring the freak result against Spurs. It seems that if West Ham don’t go for the win, we manage to shut up shop, and get a clean sheet and a point. But as soon …

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Why I feel this star is not too good for West Ham

A Response to “Is he too good for West Ham?” Over at foreverwestham.com they recently posited the idea that Ravel Morrison is “too good” for West Ham. That soon he will belong in the Champions League and playing for EPL titles. They even take great pains to point out that West Ham will not be competing on that level “any time soon.” There is another point that they are not making, but strongly …

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English Premier League Table

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

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