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Gold denies team selection interference

  David Gold has slapped down accusations that he and David Sullivan are influencing Slaven Bilic’s team selections. The co chairman has been quiet on Twitter recently but was moved to respond when he and his co chairman were told that they have left the manager “powerless.” One supporter  accused Gold of interfering with the […]

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Bilic defends ‘no kids’ decision and the fans hit back

Slaven Bilic has defended his decision not to call up the kids (beyond Declan Rice) claiming this is not the moment to pitch them into action. He has claimed: “At the moment, we have to stick with those experienced players who have to make it up and take us out of this situation. Then we […]

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An interview with a 1964 FA Cup medal winner

Moore Than Just A Podcast presenter Nigel Kahn interviews 1964 FA Cup medal winner Eddie Bovington who made 184 appearances for West Ham. The 76-year-old joined the West Ham youth team in the late fifties as a groundsman and played in the Hammers Academy alongside Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst. The podcast interview tracks his […]

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Bilic ponders a new headache!

Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell are both fit for the Liverpool game but Michail Antonio and Sam Byram will miss the contest through injury. Reid missed the Palace match with a calf injury while Cresswell came off at half-time and has been suffering with a dead leg but both are available for a key clash. […]

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Video: Watch the Martinez goals as double decision looms

West Ham have a double decision looming on Toni Martinez’s future as the club heads towards the second half of the season. The goal machine Spaniard – signed from Valencia last summer for £2.75 million last year – has a clause in the contract which involves a further payment to his former club once he breaks […]

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WATCH & VOTE: Goal of the month

Nacer Chadli? Pedro? Sofiane Boufal? Watch our pick of the Premier League goals from October and vote for your favourite.

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WATCH: October’s funniest moments

We’ve collected together some of the moments that made us giggle in the Premier League in the month of October.

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Irons facing defensive crisis for Liverpool

The Hammers could be facing a massive defensive crisis when Liverpool arrive in the east end on Saturday evening. Slaven Bilic’s  troubles are piling higher and higher as the under pressure boss bids to turn the most difficult of seasons around. But he will be hoping for some major improvement among the back four men as […]

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Blog: Bilic has scapegoated Antonio

By Max Willow Suffice to say that we are all very disappointed by the outcome of last Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace. Once again, Slaven Bilic made numerous tactical errors in this game, but I don’t wish to harp on those problems in this blog. Most fans will remember the two outstanding goals, scored by […]

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Ayew reckons team must learn from mistakes…oh PLEASE!

Andrew Ayew has turned over a very  new leaf on the pitch with three goals in two games – one a magical strike from distance at Palace which warmed our hearts. Off it however, he, no doubt to be followed by various others players over the next couple of days, are reading from the same […]

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Wilfried Zaha’s 97th-minute goal ends West Ham’s resistance at Crystal Palace

The clock had ticked past the allotted minimum of six minutes of added time when the ball reached Wilfried Zaha deep on the left. Crystal Palace had given everything in their demented pursuit of an equaliser in the second half. Joe Hart had made save after astonishing save, including one from James Tomkins in the 91st minute, and they had hit the woodwork twice. They were falling agonisingly short. As Robert Madley prepared to blow for full time, a ninth defeat in…

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What a dilemma as fans pick team for Palace!

The spectacular second half at Wembley on Wednesday has handed Slaven Bilic a massive selection dilemma for tomorrow at Palace – who does he drop? It’s a topic will be on everybody’s mind until an hour before kick off when he finally names his team but the size of the issue is such that – […]

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EFL requests ‘full explanation’ from Twitter over Carabao Cup draw farce

• ‘Minor technical glitch’ delays quarter-final draw by almost two hours • Bristol City drawn to face Manchester United at Ashton Gate For fans of the eight clubs still involved, it was the moment they had been waiting for all day. Featuring Question of Sport captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, the draw for the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup had been heavily trailed to take place at 4pm …

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West Ham’s thinking must change from bottom to top

In this highly articulate and deeply felt blog, lifelong Hammer Bobby Galbraith looks at the various issues that he believes bedevil this club and makes some intelligent suggestions on how they can be cured. By Bobby Galbraith A post-mortem is the examination of a body after death. These are usually carried out with the aim […]

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Why did he open his mouth? We knew it was all over!

So there you have it -if you hadn’t before – Sak wants out and some of us, including yours truly better suck it up and get on with life. The inside of Sakho’s head is not a place one would ever want to be. I only mention that because I really don’t understand why he […]

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The West Ham Shed Man

The Moore Than Just A Podcast boys are back to discuss the embarrassing defeat against Brighton, the latest on the Slaven Bilic manager situation, David Sullivan’s Sky Sports comment that 95% of supporters are happy with the London Stadium as well as our predictions for Spurs and Palace. Join Claret and Hugh associate editor Sean Whetstone, […]

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West Ham owners can’t stop meddling

Richard Keys says he doesn’t blame Slaven Bilic for one minute for the current situation saying the board are the problem as they can’t stop meddling! Keys wrote on richardajkeys.com “I know the best way to stir up a day of ‘trolling’ is to pass any kind of negative comment on Liverpool – or West […]

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West Ham boss Bilic insists he’s not scared of the sack

Slaven Bilic claims pressure brings out the best in him but admits West Ham’s owners have told him time is running out to recover form. Bilic’s side have made a poor start to the season,

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Hammers say no to Spurs colours at the London Stadium

West Ham remains in conflict with their London Stadium landlords over the green-coloured surrounds to the football pitch. The Hammers have offered to pay for the £200,000 astroturf replacement however, landlords E20 Stadium were amenable to the initiative only if the new colour was dark blue so it was consistent with the London Stadium branding […]

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Noble absence “will be killing him”

Mark Noble will be hurting badly at his current absence from the team according to former captain Kevin Nolan. Despite Noble’s recent explanation that it’s only the team that matters and his acceptance of the situation Nolan clearly knows better. And he believes the current skipper is the man to lead the Irons into action […]

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London Stadium owners reject club requests

Slaven Bilic confirmed in his column in the Evening Standard on Friday that his players would benefit from having the area surrounding the pitch in the colour of claret, with the club prepared to pay the estimated cost of £200,000. “We have a great stadium but we want to improve it even more though, to make it […]

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Ayew spokesman rubbishes fake sex scandal

A Spokesperson of the Ayew family, Fiifi Tackie has rubbished claims of a sex-scandal involving West Ham player Andre Ayew. French news site melty.fr on Monday reported on their website that the West Ham midfielder had relations with Shay, a female rapper with Paris-based group 92i. The website alleged that the sex scandal involving Ayew […]

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Slaven Bilic Full Pre-Match Press Conference – West Ham v Brighton

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Big doubts on striker’s future after injury strikes again

Diafra Sakho’s back injury has ruled him out of the match against Brighton tomorrow night (Fri) and highlighted the big decision the Hammers have to make over the striker’s future in January. Whilst ClaretandHugh was assured the player is set to return for ib time for either the Spurs or Southampton games, Sakho has again […]

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Statement released ahead of Brighton clash

Pride of Irons – West Ham United’s official LGBT supporters group – have issued the following statement ahead of the Premier League encounter against Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday 20th October, fully endorsed by the club: “This Friday we welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to East London for what will be our first meeting […]

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Oxford and Hammers get message from Germany

REECE OXFORD has been told to remain inGermany if he wants to advance his West Ham career. The West Ham central defender 18, faces the prospect of his loan to Borussia Moenchengladbach being cut short in January should he fail to make it into the first team. But Borussia’s sporting director Max Eberl believes it […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Manchester City 83
2 Manchester United 70
3 Leicester City 66
4 Chelsea 64
5 Liverpool 63
6 Tottenham Hotspur 59
7 West Ham United 59
8 Everton 56
9 Arsenal 55
10 Leeds United 53
11 Aston Villa 49
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45
13 Crystal Palace 44
14 Southampton 43
15 Burnley 39
16 Newcastle United 39
17 Brighton & Hov… 38
18 Fulham 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 26
20 Sheffield United 20

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