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The Accidental Trollist and a Football Tourist!

It is the curse of a modern Premiership life that football clubs will attract fans of all persuasions, opinions and commitment. I’ve never bought into the notion of you can only be a proper fan if you attend every match…home or away, because we all have different circumstances to deal with…whether work, family, geography or financial. I’d wager a fan can be just as passionate about their club but never have the opportunity to get to any games. That…

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Moyes rejects a “lucky dip” transfer window

David Moyes remains insistent that he will not make January signings just for the sake of making them. As anxities rise over the number of injuries we are suffering and the lack of new arrivals, the manager told the official site: “I don’t want it to be a lucky dip or just taking anything for the […]

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Moyes faces D-day on duo

Josh Cullen may have impressed David Moyes sufficiently to remain at West Ham beyond the transfer window deadline. The manager has been deeply impressed with the young midfielder’s attitude both on and off the pitch and is edging towards a decision to keep him at the club. He has decisions to make on both Cullen […]

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Oxford’s future looks decided

Reece Oxford looks certain to return to Germany at the end of the January transfer window. The manager may take a further look at the teenager in the Fourth round of the FA Cup at Wigan but has all but made up his mind that he’s not yet ready for Premier League action. Oxford has […]

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Honest Moyes admits his Lanzini reservations

David Moyes has admitted that Manu Lanzini didn’t live up to his expectations when he took over from Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium. Moyes famously commented after his opening game against Watford that a few of the players he’d inherited needed to start perfroming and show him the reputations they had gained. Lanzini was not […]

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Match Vlog: Chicha To The Rescue

It was incredibly cold yesterday but I managed to take the gloves off for long enough to get the camera out and record my day. I love Saturday 3pm kick-offs but they seem few and far between these days so it was good to get down to the London Stadium nice and early for a […]

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Moyes and that points survival target

David Moyes is refusing to set a points survival target as the Hammers  continue their upward curve. Some claim that a point a game is sufficient as a rule but Moyes declared: “I think 40 will always be the magic figure although I have set no targets. I might stand corrected, there may have been […]

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Andy Carroll could require an operation

David Moyes says Andy Carroll’s ankle injury is serious which could require a future operation confirming he is out of action for the month of January at least. False media speculation suggested Carroll was on an unofficial strike to force through a move to Chelsea and alleged that a hospital scan on his ankle didn’t show anything up. This […]

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Chelsea’s hopes of signing Carroll ‘dashed after inury’

Sportsmail understands the two clubs had agreed a deal for Carroll to move to Stamford Bridge on loan. The deal would have gone through on the promise that Carroll would be sold in the summer.

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"Pace, power and can pass, yes please" – West Ham fans react to latest midfielder rumours

Recent rumours in the media have linked West Ham United with a swoop for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario. There are widespread reports with most claiming that the Hammers are interested in taking the midfielder on loan for the rest of the season. Since this news broke out, some media outlets are claiming that Mario […]

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Moyes to blank Chelsea striker

David Moyes will not be making a loan move for one time Hammers striker target Michy Batshuayi in the transfer window. Speculation the Belgian could arrive at the London Stadium is not an option either as a straightforward deal or as a swap involving Andy Carroll. The Hammers striker is injured despite cynical reports to […]

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West Ham managers ranked from best to worst

Up to David Moyes’ appointment as Hammers boss in November, only 15 managers had the privilege of occupying the hot seat on a permanent basis. This month Blowing Bubbles has put them under the microscope to come up with definitive all-time rankings. In their quest, no stone was left unturned to come up with decisive […]

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Irons rule out move for Gunner

West Ham have tonight ruled out any move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott despite being linked with the 28 year old for months. The former England man has been unable to nail down a place in the North Londoners side this season and  has been regularly punted as a possible Irons arrival. But ClaretandHugh has learned […]

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Moyes “dithering” reputation may be catching up on him

David Moyes appears to be taking a very laid back approach to the January transfer window and refusing to rush into any panic buys. He is talking regularly of there being no guarantees that permanent signings will arrive although loan deals are a possibility. The boss has been here before when taking over at Manchester […]

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Moyes: “We have to get to another level”

David Moyes is still celebrating the Hammers victory at Huddersfield as the Hammers scored their first ‘double’ over any team this season. Moyes grabbed the 200th win of his career to join Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Sir Harry Redknapp. Ferguson was in the crowd as Moyes secured that win and  the Hammers boss […]

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Byram/Oxford FA Cup replay update

Sam Byram is ready to be included in the team for the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury at the London Stadium on Tuesday evening. The right sided defender – who has only appeared three times this season – all in League Cup matches – has been sidelined since October but is now fully recovered. He […]

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New Rice deal on cards

West Ham are highly likely to offer Declan Rice a new deal in the summer. The brilliant youngster is currently on a contract which expires in 2019 but the club are always keen to reward players for excellence and will be wanting to talk to him and his advisers once the season ends. The 18 […]

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Moyes hails West Ham team effort

West Ham manager David Moyes hailed his team’s collective performance after they brushed aside Huddersfield with an impressive 4-1 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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Hammers Boss Moyes: Oxford Could “Possibly” Leave On Loan Again

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has left the door open for the possibility of young defensive prodigy Reece Oxford going out on another loan spell just over two weeks after returning from German side Borussia Monchengladbach. There has been speculation about the 18-year-old possibly leaving on a permanent basis in times more recent and even rumours about a series of Bundesliga Clubs lining up for his signature. But, his Manager quashed those murmurs yesterday afternoon when speaking in his Pre…

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Antonio running but Moyes still cautious

Michail Antonio is back running with the first team squad but still has a question mark over his immediate future. David Moyes revealed in his press conference: “He’s out on the grass running in training — I say training, he’s out on the grass running doing his work to get himself back training. So I’m […]

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West Ham hit with blow as rivals slap £50m price tag on key target

According to The Daily Star, Swansea City will not sell Alfie Mawson to West Ham United for anything less than £50m. West Ham have been linked with a move for Mawson this month and have been hoping to lure him away from Swansea with the prospect of a major wage increase. But Swansea boss Carlos […]

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Arnie/Antonio update for Huddersfield

Mark Aranautovic will be back for tomorrow (Sat) Premier Leaue clash with Huddersfield at the Kirklees Stadium but Michail Antonio is unlikely to appear despite recovering from injury and returning to training. Arnie has been suffering from a tight hamstring issue but is all set – given no further problems in training – to make […]

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West Ham submit £19m bid for key midfield target

West Ham United have made a £19m bid for Leander Dendoncker, according to the print edition of The Daily Express reported via the Sky Sports News Paper Talk page. Leander Dendoncker is one of West Ham’s key targets in the January transfer window as David Moyes continues to look for a new central midfielder. The […]

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Moyes interview reveals his long term Irons plan

David Moyes wants the Irons playing “like Tottenham, like Chelsea” should he be in charge at the London Stadium into next season and beyond. He told BBC’s Football Focus: “I’ve got an idea in my head how I want it to look. “I want us to go to those teams and say, ‘we’re having a […]

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Slav Who?

Like many a West Ham supporter I was underwhelmed to say the least with the appointment of David Moyes. Since the unveiling of Moyes West Ham have picked up points and are finally crawling away from the bottom end of the table. The hard fought point against Tottenham at Wembley was a gritty determined performance that showed how far we’ve come since his arrival. A more disciplined and organised display that told me that the players have bought into Moyes…

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Midfielder pursuit back on as club names its price

West Ham have had new breath injected into their pursuit of Bournemouth’s Harry Arter with the Cherries naming their price for the midfielder. The player – despite signing a new four year deal in the summer – is keen to make the switch to the London Stadium but the Irons will need to stump up […]

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# Team P
1 Liverpool 25
2 Manchester City 19
3 Leicester City 17
4 Chelsea 17
5 Arsenal 15
6 Crystal Palace 14
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12
8 Burnley 12
9 Sheffield United 12
10 AFC Bournemouth 12
11 West Ham United 12
12 Aston Villa 11
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11
14 Manchester United 10
15 Everton 10
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18 Newcastle United 8
19 Norwich City 7
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