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From new Ferdinand to West Ham scrapheap, where did it go wrong for player?

The world of football has many pitfalls for young players and, as the self-styled Academy, West Ham United know that more than most. Hammers fans have lost count of the number of exciting talents coming through the academy down the years who never end up fulfilling their potential in the first-team for one reason or […] The post From new Ferdinand to West Ham scrapheap, where did it go wrong…

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How does Slaven Bilic approach this complicated striker dilemma?

As David Gold has recently pointed out, our current academy is looking very promising. After bringing through a number of high profile players such as Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe, West Ham developed a reputation as “The Academy of Football”. However, that reputation has faded in the past decade […]

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West Ham retained list: 3 senior players depart the club

Following the end of the 2016/17 season, where West Ham finished in 11th spot, the club have announced their retained list on the official website. One first team player has been released while West Ham confirm that their two loan players have returned to their parent clubs. Gokhan Tore is set to return to Besiktas […]

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West Ham complete deal for highly-rated youngster

West Ham have confirmed that highly-rated youngster Reece Burke has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal, according to the club’s official website. Burke, 19, is regarded as one of the most promising youth players to have emerged from the club’s famed academy in recent years. It was Sam Allardyce who had handed Burke his

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Time for West Ham to take the lead in youth development again?

Having seen yet another academy player sign professional forms in the past few weeks, my mind started considering a plausible possibility within the hallowed corridors of Upton Park. With such an influx of foreign players coming into the game and the majority not all that wonderful, isn’t it time clubs started to look at what

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The best thing to come out of West Ham since Rio and Lamps?

Last Sunday saw Bilic grant 16-year-old Reece Oxford an unbelievable chance to prove he is capable of playing at the highest level.

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West Ham boss explains why he hasn’t given youth a chance

Since Sam Allarydce took the West Ham job four years ago he has regularly been criticised for not giving youth a chance.

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Five West Ham wonderkids to look out for next season

Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton, Liverpool, and Everton. These are just some of the clubs that have produced a plethora of superstar’s through

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Is this Hammers youngster the fastest player in the world?

When you think of the fastest players in the world you normally think of Gareth Bale. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.  But it turns out you’d be wrong. Very wrong. Because the fastest player in the world right now is none other than Hammers Academy star Matthias Fanimo. Yep, you read that right. Fanimo is… Read more »

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What does Collison’s latest loan move say about our famed Academy?

Jack Collison’s recent loan move to Wigan Athletic has had many West Ham fans scratching their heads with confusion as they see yet another promising youngster leave the club for first team football. It has been a regular occurrence ever since Harry Redknapp left the club as manager in 2001, with a host of the… Read more »

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Are we be about to lose one of our most promising youngsters?

Most of you will have probably already read reports on various websites that claim that one of West Ham’s most promising young players, Elliot Lee, will not sign a new contract with the Hammers. Lee, 19, is arguably one of the club’s best young prospects and has scored an impressive eight goals in 13 games… Read more »

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