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United in good shape for Irons

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has only Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young unavailable for Sunday’s game at Old Trafford. He told MUTV: “Everyone is available except the injuries that everybody knows, so the injuries that come from the previous season with surgeries. “[We have] one more reason to be happy because, in this pre-season, […]

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Triple thumbs down for the Irons

The Irons have received a unanimous thumbs down of getting anything out of Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend. Led – totally predictably by Mark Lawrenson – he, Steve Cram and Brendan Foster – currently stationed at our London Stadium for the World Athletics Championships – are all predicting a 2-0 defeat. Lawrenson – […]

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Irons date changes for October/November

The club has announced several time changes to our October and November fixtures. Friday night football will be back at the London Stadium for the match against  Brighton & Hove Albion on 20 October with an 8pm kick-off. Then we entertain Liverpool at 5.30pm on Saturday 4 November*, before visiting Watford after the international break […]

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The Big Kick Off: All you need to know!

With the excitement as high as it ever gets for us fans – with the big kick off just hours away – ClaretandHugh – with the help of the BBC and Premier League website – has taken a look at the various changes which have hit the Premier League this season. As we prepare to see the […]

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Soccer Saturday season predictions

The Soccer Saturday pundits provide us with their predictions for who will win the Premier League, make the top for, go down and win the Golden Boot.

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Aston Villa consider loan swoop for West Ham midfielder

West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass has emerged as a target for Aston Villa. The Daily Mail is reporting that Aston Villa want to sign Robert Snodgrass on a loan deal with an option to buy included. After an unimpressive start to life in East London, West Ham are supposedly ready to listen to offers for […]

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Pundit prediction: Where does Paul Merson think West Ham will finish this season?

Sky Sports News pundit Paul Merson has given his predictions for the final standings in the Premier League for the 2017/18 season. Paul Merson believes that West Ham are heading for a mid-table finish again. He has put the Hammers down for a tenth place finish. That would be an improvement on last season’s efforts […]

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The stats: AC v Sakho – who has worst injury record

The ongoing debate over the injury records of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho has become one of the biggest and most unfortunate discussions among Hammers fans. Obviously,  even within such a debate as this, sides are taken and as a result we have dug out the career injury records of both to make the direct […]

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Upbeat Noble ready for a big week

Mark Noble is refusing to be depressed after the defeat by Manchester City and instead is concentrating on the week ahead. The captain insists there’s a big week ahead as the squad prepare to step into Old Trafford an take on Mourinho’s mob! He told the official site: “We’ve been away for four weeks really […]

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Hammers mini cash boost from Iceland game

West Ham’s excursion into Iceland for what was billed “The Super Match” on Friday afternoon earned the club very little in terms of international recognition or encouragement on the pitch for he new season. ClaretandHugh understands  the clash against Manchester City earned the Irons around £500k which would barely buy a League Two striker. Still […]

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Honest Masuaku tells it as it is

Arthur Masuaku has backed the growing opinion among the fans that the Hammers really have to step up their game in a hurry. Like last season the pre-season has been a disappointment and a match against one of the best teams in the world – rather than providing a stern test – became in reality […]

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Irons struggle to find buyers for flops

West Ham are struggling to find buyers for Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte given the wages of around £60k a week both players are picking up . The club are keen to see a club come in for the Scotland international who cost them £6.8 million in January and would also allow the disappointing Portuguese […]

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Turks reckons deal for Hammer is done

The latest instalment of the Sofiane Feghouli transfer has opened with Galatasaray being reported as confirming that the deal is almost completed. The Algerian’s move was understood to have been held up initially by money he believed he was owed from the Hammers as a signing on fee. However, if reports coming out of Turkey […]

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Hammers want Lanzini tied down fast

West Ham are today reported to be  speeding up contract talks with Manuel Lanzini fearing Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp will swoop on him. The £200 million euros PSG switch for Neymar has apparently increased Barcelona’s interest for Phillipe Coutinho and there has been a long term belief that Lanzini is Liverpool’s favoured replacement should that take […]

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Slav looking for a real confidence shot

Slaven Bilic is looking for a massive shot of confidence with a win over Man City tomorrow afternoon. Speaking ahead of the match he told www.whufc.com: “We have to believe, because if you don’t believe then you don’t have a chance anyway. First, you have to believe and dream and then make your plans accordingly. “Everything […]

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Defence of a Noble Man

I feel the need to defend a Noble man. Mark Noble limped out of the pre-season friendly Saturday against Werder Bremen with an ankle injury, that though did not dampen the twitterrati attack on him by many West Ham fans for his performance in the first half of the 2-2 draw in Germany, many who it seems have short memories. No player should just be picked to play for the team on merit, but for me Noble if fit, should be the…

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Hammers missed out on Neymar

PSG are on the verge of paying an incredible 222 million Euros (£198m) for Neymar and the player will reportedly earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain. It means PSG’s total outlay across the initial five-year deal will come to £400m. Back […]

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Zabaleta has skipper written all over him!

It may be too early to be making too many serious observations about the new season but one thing is crystal clear, Pablo Zabaleta looks the most inspirational character we have had on a Hammers squad for some considerable time. There was a moment during the game against Werder Bremen when he was the victim […]

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Video: Betway cup Highlights

Betway Cup Second leg Werder Bremen 2-2 West Ham Betway Cup First leg Werder Bremen 1-0 West Ham

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West Ham 2-2 Werder Bremen: Marko Arnautovic bags on debut

Record signing Marko Arnautovic scored his first West Ham goal in a 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen. The Hammers were facing the German side in the Betway Cup in Lohne.

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Westley so pleased with Academy boys

Declan Rice  surprised everybody with his seamless performance against Werder Bremen last night except the man who is continually overlooking his development – Terry Westley. The Academy chief reckons he is ready for the first team but cautions: “Maybe he can’t do it game in game out at Premier League level  but he’s not going […]

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Rice and Holland get thumbs up from Jurcevic

Hammers assistant boss Nikola Jurcevic admits he was impressed with Academy stars Declan Rice and Nathan Holland during last night’s (Fri) Betway Cup first leg against Werder Bremen. Rice was clear man of the match pick for most people with Holland showing great skill and potential on the wide right of three attacking midfielders. And afterwards […]

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‘We resurrected Arnie’s career’

Stoke chairman Peter Coates has revealed his disappointment over the exit of Marko Arnautovic after “resurrecting” his career.

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Ashley Fletcher set for £6.5m move to Middlesbrough

The 21-year-old has been a loan target for Premier League sides Brighton and Huddersfield Town but Boro manager Garry Monk is a confirmed fan after trying to sign him for Leeds United last season.

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Sullivan: ‘Calleri couldn’t score and Zaza was disinterested’

West Ham Chairman David Sullivan has talked about last summer’s transfer signings insisting two of them will still come good for the club while voicing his disappointment about the two strikers he took on loan last season. David Sullivan told Jim White and Tony Cottee on Talk Sport radio: “I like a couple of players we signed […]

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Chicharito can’t wait to face Utd

Javier Hernandez says he cannot wait to face his former club Manchester United on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

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