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Best PL opening weekend?

The Premier League has returned in thrilling style – but is this the best opening weekend ever?

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Everton Hold U23’s in PL2 Opener

Terry Westley’s bright young U23’s were somehow held to a 0-0 draw in their first ever PL2 Division One game by last season’s Champions Everton last night at The Chigwell Construction Stadium. The young Hammers, who were strengthened by the rare pleasure of having 2016/2017 Hammer of the Year Michail Antonio in their starting Xl, missed an entourage of chances against David Unsworth’s men. The side were also bolstered by the return of young Spanish striker Antonio Martinez…

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Slaven Bilic is fed up with freak injuries

Slaven Bilic says he is fed up with specialists and physios telling him about once in a lifetime freak injuries. Speaking Kouyate and Lanzini yesterday in the pre-match Press conference he said both could be back for the away game against Newcastle but said if not maybe the Huddersfield home game on 11th September at the London […]

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Big night for u-23s, Antonio and Haksabanovic

West Ham’s youngsters kick off their new season in Premier League Two Division One off at Dageham and Redbridge this evening. And as we have previously reported Michail Antonio will be seeing action along with exciting new £3 million midfielder Sead Haksabanovic. Kick off is at 7pm and it will be a good idea to get […]

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Hernandez and the Old Trafford celebration dilemma

  Javier Hernandez is very unlikely to be celebrating if he scores against Manchester United at the weekend. Chicharito makes one of those coincidental footballing journeys back to the ground where he was adored and can be assured of a wonderful welcome such was his popularity. He won  two titles in three years under Sir […]

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Hammers set for £25m midfielder bid

West Ham United are tonight being reported as being ready to launch a £25 million bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. And this would fit with regular reports from CandH that Slaven Bilic has rejected the chance to buy a new striker because he is far more interested in reinforcing his midfield. According to the […]

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Samuelsen back in action tonight

West Ham have fielded a team of near unknowns for their friendly at Billericay Town this evening with Martin Samuelsen the only recognisable face on view. Meanwhile Steve Potts’ under 18s are involved in a match against Hornchurch under 18s which sees son of a famous father, Pip Yakabu – who is on trial with […]

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Hammers advised to turn up early at OId Trafford

Football fans are being advised to get to Old Trafford at least an hour before kick-off next Sunday as part of new security measures. The Manchester club has been reviewing their security procedures with Greater Manchester Police following terror attacks in Manchester, London and Paris in recent months. The Manchester club have emailed their own season ticket […]

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Hammers new snub to Benitez

Newcastle United’s hopes of signing Adrian are dead in the water despite new speculation over a move. Stories emanating out of the north east claim the Geordies remain keen on the Irons stopper but we have no intention of letting the Spaniard go anywhere. Adrian has been impressive in pre-season and there is no chance […]

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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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Charlie Nicholas preview: ‘Lanzini is too inconsistent’

Former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas has given his verdict on the season ahead for the Hammers. Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Well Slaven Bilic has gone for more of ready-made summer signings. Robert Snodgrass didn’t really fit in and neither did Jose Fonte but he’s gone with the same approach with Hernandez, Zabaleta, Arnautovic and Hart. Hart […]

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Hammers hunt late signings

West Ham are still actively pursuing players as the season approaches but under the club’s new zipped mouth policy names are hard to come by. However, Slav and the board are keen to bring in a couple of younger players with a senior source telling us: “You can’t keep signing players on which their is […]

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Pre-Season Thoughts

Things now seem to be taking shape at West Ham ahead of the new season in a fortnight’s time. We have a host of new arrivals, all vying for a place in the first team and our pre-season fixtures are almost complete. A win, two draws and a loss in Germany and Austria have given Bilic a lot to think about ahead of the new season. I am still not…

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Gold: “We want to be here until the very end”

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has promised the club will be making headlines for all the right reasons this coming season. An up-and-down first season on and off the pitch at the London Stadium ended with the Irons finishing 11th in the Premier League and in  an exclusive interview with Blowing Bubbles magazine, Gold said […]

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Friendlies: Reid red, Foxes lose

Winston Reid was sent off and Javier Hernandez missed a one-on-one chance on his debut as West Ham drew an incident-packed friendly 3-3 with Altonaer FC on Tuesday.

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Dismal Hammers second best in Germany

Altona 93 3 Irons 3 You don’t really want to read too much into pre-season matches because a very poor set of results can often be followed by a top start. Any player will tell you that. The opposite is also true! However, when a Premier League team is undone by a level four German […]

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Where Are They Now?: Jack Collison

Many Hammers will remember the name Jack Collison as one of the brightest young West Ham players in the last couple of decades, but how did he have his career cut-short? And where is he now? The former Welsh international joined our Academy at the age of 17 in 2005 and would make his Hammers debut just two-years later at The Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day 2008. Collison would also go on to make one further appearance during the…

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Hammers still have money to spend

Last week’s signing of Javier Hernandez for £16m has bought West Ham’s summer spending to £36m in transfer fees or up to £45m when you factor in signing-on bonuses and agent fees and potential add ons. However, the sale of  Havard Nordveit for a reported £8m, Enner Valencia for £7m, Darren Randolph for £4.5m, Ashley […]

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These kids are ready Slav – future looks fantastic

It’s early days but I have surprised myself with three or four conclusions about the Hammers 2017/18 having watched the early pre-season games. Had you told me earlier in the summer that I’d be calling for the inclusion of Declan Rice and Josh Cullen at Old Trafford on August 12 I’d have probably suggested you […]

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Sakho linked with Fenerbahce interest

Turkish club Fenerbahce have been linked to possible interest to West Ham striker Diafra Sakho.  A report in Fantik claims the Turkish outfit has offered his services by representatives.  West Ham signed Sakho from French side FC Metz in August 2014 for £3.5m rising to £4.25m with add-ons. His basic wages at the time were just […]

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West Ham Injury Update

On the day of the first leg of the Betway Cup in Germany and just two weeks away from the start of the Premier League against Manchester United at Old Trafford, we look at the Hammers injury situation as it stands. Cheikhou Kouyate picked up a freak’ knee injury in Austria, he is back in rehab […]

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Fletcher exit could pave way for Gray

The possible imminent departure of Ashley Fletcher to Middlesborough for around £7m could pave the way for another striker in the Hammers ‘One out, One in’ transfer policy. Slaven Bilic has remained an admirer of  Burnley’s Andre Gray and it could be available for a transfer fee between £10 to £15m.  The twenty-six-year-old has a year left […]

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Arnautovic’s lack of loyalty blasted

Marko Arnautovic’s lack of loyalty to Stoke City has been blasted by the Potters chairman Peter Coates. The Hammers have grabbed the forward player for £25million after he slapped in a transfer request and Coates is absolutely furious. City made made him their best-paid player on a long-term deal 12 months ago but Arnautovic insisted […]

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Irons put Palace Adrian interest on back burner

West Ham are bracing themselves for a fight in holding onto Adrian after Palace made their first moves to take the Spaniard to Selhust Park. The Eagles had made an initial £3 million for offer for the keeper but we have been told tonight that this will be upped to £5 million the next couple […]

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Late twist in Feghouli exit

Sofiane Feghouli was missing from training in Germany yesterday with a club source insisting he was injured and it is not a smoke screen to mask his imminent exit. Speculation says Feghouli days are still numbered at West Ham as he prepares for a summer exit. Stade Rennais are the latest team who are said to be […]

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Fantasy Football bargain buys

We pick out seven players who could defy their modest Sky Sports Fantasy Football valuations this season…

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# Team P
1 Liverpool 14
2 Manchester City 13
3 Chelsea 13
4 Manchester United 13
5 Everton 13
6 Brighton & Hov… 13
7 West Ham United 11
8 Aston Villa 10
9 Brentford 9
10 Arsenal 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 9
12 Watford 7
13 Leicester City 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
15 Crystal Palace 6
16 Southampton 4
17 Newcastle United 3
18 Leeds United 3
19 Burnley 2
20 Norwich City 0

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