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Head of fitness leaves West Ham

West Ham’s head of Fitness Nick Davies has left West Ham, less than six months after being appointed. Davies left Norwich last June, following four years at the club to help improve the squad fitness. He had previously been Head of Sports Science at Charlton and Birmingham and also served the Hammers during a previous spell […]

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New manager appointment could lead to player reunion

If Manuel Pellegrini is appointed as West Ham manager next week his first signing could well be his old player Yaya Toure.  The Chilean manager is expected to land in London on Monday for talks with the Hammers with a possible announcement on or before Wednesday. Toure previously put his stamp on Man City’s 2013/14 […]

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The next level? Here’s what it’s NOT

    By CandH’s Allen Cummings     So at least one decision has been made. It won’t be David Moyes we’ll be looking to, to take us forward to that often quoted “Next Level”. An over-used cliche so many seem ready to throw out there on a regular basis. But whether it’s likely to […]

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West Ham will need to spend big to land manager

Manuel Pellegrini is currently earning 18 million Euros per year in China which converts to over £15.7m. That mega pay package makes him higher paid than any other current Premier League manager. Pep Guardiola is paid £15.3m annually closely followed by Jose Mourinho at £15m per season. Outgoing manager Arsene Wenger earns £8.5m, Jurden Klopp £7m […]

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Pellegrini v Rafa – what their records say!

It hasn’t taken long for the discussion to start  without anybody yet having been appointed as the new West Ham boss. It seems that in our perfect world it is now a straight fight between Rafa Benitez and Manuel Pellegrini. Many have already made their minds up so ClaretandHugh – with help from Wiki – […]

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Former managerial target signs two year contract

Paulo Fonseca, who was interviewed for the West Ham manager’s job on Monday evening, has signed a new two-year contract at Shakhtar Donetsk. Shakhtar officially announced on Thursday night that the 45-year-old had committed his future to the club. Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov said on the club website: “Paulo Fonseca is at Shakhtar and I’m delighted […]

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Report: Benitez could walk away for free

Rafa Benitez could walk away from Newcastle without paying his £6million severance penalty because his lawyers believe he has a case for constructive dismissal the Daily Mail claims. The Mail says his camp are not denying an interest in the West Ham position but it is also thought their preference is to negotiate the best terms […]

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Report: Chilean manager agrees terms with West Ham

Fresh reports have emerged out of Chile overnight that Manuel Pellegrini could be announced as the next West Ham manager on Monday. Pellegrini has been in charge of Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune for the past two years, failing to achieve similar success to his time at Manchester City at the Etihad. However, according to Chilean […]

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PL and Euro bosses – are these on Sullivan’s list?

So the guessing game on who will become the new Hammers boss reached new levels this evening when David Sullivan announcing the Board are extremely confident of appointing a high-calibre first-team manager, who has a proven record both in the Premier League and European football. There’s a few candidates if we are to believe that and […]

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Sullivan announces ‘top class manager on the way’

David Sullivan has used the club’s official website to claim the club is entirely confident of appointing a “high profile” manager. And he adds that he can explain that the chosen one will have a “proven record in Premier League and European football.” In an unusual move, the co chairman announced the club expects to […]

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New name could enter Hammers managerial frame

Claudio Ranieri has given himself a chance of becoming a shock late managerial candidate for West Ham with his departure from Nantes today. The former Premier League Leicester City boss has parted company with French Ligue One outfit after leading them into tenth place last season. And with the Hammers very much in the market […]

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Media backlash against the West Ham board

ITV and BBC Sports presenter & journalist Jacqui Oatley is one of a number media people to criticise the West Ham board after yesterday’s statement confirming the departure of David Moyes. The Women in Football ambassador said:  “Everything I hear from people who work at West Ham (or have left) is that it’s “carnage”. Referring to […]

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Pearce, Irvine and McKinlay leave West Ham

West Ham have officially confirmed that backroom staff Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have also departed with immediate effect following the departure of David Moyes. Former Hammer Stuart Pearce will be sorely missed by many supporters who thought that Moyes had created one of the best West Ham backroom teams in living memory. It normal […]

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Official: David Moyes departs West Ham

West Ham have released a statement confirming that David Moyes has left the Club following the end of his short-term contract. Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League. “Throughout his […]

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Rice utters the words we all want to hear

Declan Rice has handed the Hammers probably the best news of their season – he’s going nowhere! Rge 19 year old has been the discovery of the year, turning in top performance after top performance during a turbulent campaign. And with a new contract on the cards this summer the youngster has made it clear […]

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Happy Adrian heads off

  Adrian is heading off for the summer break declaring: “I was really positive about my players and my teammates because I saw they are great players. “We started the season not well enough, then we had many changes and injuries so, at the end of the day, we saved our position in the Premier […]

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The Hammers bargain hunt …Part 3

ClaretandHugh blogger Mike Miller last week looked at the West Brom and Stoke City squads to see of there were any bargains available for the Hammers. Today he concludes with a look over Swansea’s squad following their relegation   Key – in bold the players I like and would go for **   – I fancy […]

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Report: Joe Hart is furious with David Moyes

Joe Hart is furious after being ruthlessly axed from England’s World Cup squad claims the Daily Mail. Hart took the call from England manager Gareth Southgate graciously, but is devastated by the news sources close the player have revealed. The Mail say the goalkeeper is believed to be angry with former West Ham manager David […]

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Season ticket renewals better than expected

Season ticket renewals doing better than expected this season and the club is predicting an 87%/88% renewal rate when the 1st June deadline comes. One of the reasons for the surprise is it is also the first year that around 7,000 Band 5 adults £289 adults) have been asked to renew. The supporters were required […]

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David Gold hopes David Moyes will stay

“I’ve enjoyed David Moyes, I’ve enjoyed his company, I’ve enjoyed working with him, he’s a proper professional – his record speaks for himself,” said David Gold speaking to Sky Sports News this evening. “As we speak David Moyes is on the list of managers and we’ll be selecting one in due course. I’d like to […]

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West Ham Manager odds update

Sky Bet have installed Manuel Pellegrini as their 11/10 favourite to become the next West Ham manager despite him remaining in China and their season not finishing until March. Paulo Fonseca is the new second favourite at 9/4 after his public interview with David Sullivan was revealed by the Daily Mail yesterday. Rafael Benitez is […]

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West Ham fans still want change

The majority of West Ham fans would still prefer a change of manager this summer despite David Moyes efforts in improving fitness and discipline of the squad as well as guiding the Hammers to Premier League safety. The Scotsman finished strongly with 7 points from a maximum 9 points in the final three games but it appears […]

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One last sad sad meal at my old friend Nathan’s

ClaretandHugh blogger Allen Cummings (above second left)  describes the hardest of trips down memory lane to Nathan’s and how much it hurt!  As soon as I saw the sad news that Nathan’s Pie and Mash shop was closing, I knew I had to pay one last visit. An important and integral part of my matchday […]

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Meet the next West Ham managerial candidate

Unai Emery is expected the next managerial candidate to visit David Sullivan at his Essex mansion this week. His manager successes include Four times Coupes du France et Copa Ligue and Three times Champions of Europa League with Sevilla FC (2014, 2015 and 2016). On his own personal website at https://unai-emery.com/en/ he boasts he is […]

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West Ham Podcast: Malcontents and Keyboard warriors

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew were back this week recording the last West Ham podcast of the 2017/2018 season covering the Everton win, the West Ham manager situation, a season review, WHUISA’s Karren Brady petition,the latest on West Ham United Supporters Club meeting and the joke Moore Than Just A Podcast end of […]

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Former Hammer dies in car crash

Former West Ham youth player J lloyd Samuel has died in a car crash at the age of 37. Samuel started his career Sunday League football team Senrab F.C. which is based at Wanstead Flats in Forest Gate, East London. The team was founded by West Ham youth development officer Jimmy Tindall. Samuel played in […]

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English Premier League Table

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

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