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Suddenly the Hammers earth is moving

Well this truly is turning into one hell of a summer for the Irons. Amazing what can happen when everybody is employed in the right job without any interference from above isn’t it? Suddenly, the earth is moving under West Ham United as David Sullivan passes on all the deals onto Mario Husillos and Manuel […]

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Mario on Wilshere

West Ham Director of Football Mario Husillos has told WHUFC.com that Jack Wilshere’s qualities made him a natural target for the Hammers. “Manuel and I identified him as a target as soon as we joined the Club and we are delighted to have succeeded in securing Jack’s signature above a number of other teams. “Jack […]

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Official: West Ham United sign Jack Wilshere

West Ham have officially confirmed the signing of Jack Wilshere on a three-year contract thought to be £100,000 per week. The 26-year-old finally put pen-to-paper with the Hammers on Monday and will fly out to Switzerland to link up with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz. “It feels good, it […]

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Hammer Jack Wilshere spotted at London Stadium

Jack Wilshere has been spotted at London Stadium today wearing a West Ham shirt with the name Wilshere on the back. A few minutes ago @WestHamAtHome on Twitter posted the photo saying “Jack Wilshere is a hammer just seen him in a West Ham top at London Stadium “

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Late twist in Felipe Anderson saga

West Ham could be close to record signing of Felipe Anderson from Lazio again claims West Ham fan and journalist Lee Clayton writing for the Daily Mail. He claims that West Ham’s increased offer of £40m means the deal is close again citing Italian sources close to the deal. Yesterday, Claret and Hugh were told […]

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Arnie flies out to Switzerland

Marko Arnautovic is flying out to Switzerland to join Manuel Pellegrini and the first team squad. The 29-year-old posted a photo of himself on a plane as he prepares to start his pre-season training after being given an extra week off after being involved in International duty for Austria in June. Despite rumours linking him […]

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Zaba meets his old boss and oozes confidence

Pablo Zabaleta is oozing confidence for the season after being reunited with his former boss of Manchester City days Manuel Pellegrini. The right back spent three years with the new Hammers boss at the club and knows precisely how he works so he thoughts on the first week under a man for who he has […]

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Hammers transfer window – all players rumour rated

With events apparently speeding up in the Hammers summer window here’s our weekly look at the state of play on the current transfer activity.   Jack Wilshere has passed a medical and is expected to sign later today and hopefully on his way to Switzerland by this evening.     South American central defende and […]

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Work permits required for two deals

Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena will both require work permits to play for West Ham. A deal for Dortmund winger Yarmolenko appears to be getting closer with his club confirming they are in advanced talks with another club for his sale and have given him permission to speak to that same club. The Paraguayan international […]

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Wilshere’s big day could end on Swiss-bound jet

Jack Wilshere is expected to put pen to paper on his three year deal tomorrow (Mon). We understand that he has passed through an exhaustive medical and that the former Arsenal and England midfielder will become a Hammer within 24 hours. However, he will have no time to hang around as Manuel Pellegrini wants his […]

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Pelle set for “new faces” to join Hammers

Manuel Pellegrini has told his squad that week of intense work awaits them after what he described as “a useful game” against Winterthur this afternoon (Sun). But he added: ““I hope that, next week, or before we finish July, the fans of West Ham will have good news. We are trying to build a strong squad […]

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Hammers v Winterthur report and all players rated

Winterthur 3 Irons 2 West Ham took  Sunday afternoon stroll against Winterthur as they completed their first seven days in Switzerland. The game looked very much as though Manuel Pellegrini was taking the opportunity to look at players he presumably knew little about and with Arnie and Chicharito on extended break after a busy summer […]

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Dortmund confirm talks ongoing for Yarmolenko

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has told German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten that Andriy Yarmolenko could leave the club and that the BVB are in negotiations with another club widely reported to be West Ham. The sporting director was asked the question after Yarmolenko was missing from pre-season training with Zorc confirming he has been […]

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Carroll goal from Winteruhr clash and HT report

  HALF TIME: FC Winteruhr 2 Hammers 1 The Hammers went in 2-1 down at half time after Andy Carroll had equalised an early goal with a tap in from Edi Fernandes’s pass before the Swiss regained the lead and then hit the wood work for the second time in the game. But after Zaba […]

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Hammers claim four deals are currently “active”

West Ham currently have four deals active and whilst the club remains tight lipped on names most are currently in the public domain. The club are trying hard to keep the lid on each of them as they attempt a new “stay silent ” policy but as is always the case it seems their targets […]

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Noble slams England keyboard warriors

Hammer Mark Noble took to Twitter following England’s progression to the World Cup Semi-Finals to slam keyboard warriors who want England to crash out Nobes said “It’s so sad that there is so many English keyboard warriors waiting for England to fail so they can hammer the players, not this time people“ Even Chicharito seems […]

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Report: Hammers bid for Bundesliga winger

The Hammers are this morning being reported as having bid 17.5m bid for Borussia Dortmund forward Andriy Yarmolenko. The report comes from Sky where it is claimed that one of their insiders says the deal is subject to a medical and work permit. He joined the Bundesliga team German from Dynamo Kiev for £23m last summer […]

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Pellegrini proves true to his word

Manuel Pellegrini made an immediate pledge when he arrived at the club after meeting Academy chief Terry Westley.   He promised that no young player would be sent out on loan until he had seen them in action and added that he wanted the youngsters much more involved with the first team squad. Sometimes new […]

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Pellegrini set for the opening game on Sunday

Manuel Pellegrini is ready for the Hammers first pre-season match and looking forward to it. We go into action against FC Winterthur tomorrow afternoon with Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks ready to make  their Claret and Blue debuts.. Pellegrini said: “We have had a very positive first week of work in Switzerland. We have had a […]

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Jack Wilshere on his love for West Ham

Jack Wilshere was interviewed about how he supported West Ham as a boy earlier this week. He was watching England v Colombia with 400 supporters last Tuesday in the William Hill Arms as part of a promotional event Wilshere told the Sportsman: “I think I must have been about six or seven, my whole family were […]

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West Ham off to Austria for Cup clash

West Ham will play FSV Mainz 05 in the pre-season Betway Cup clash this summer. The Hammers and Mainz will meet on Tuesday 31st July at Kufstein Arnea in Tyrol in Austria. The 2018 Betway Cup match will kick off at 18:30 CEST (17:30 BST). The 2018 Betway Cup will be the fourth time the […]

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Hammers step up midfielder hunt

West Ham have a list of four foreign midfielders they are looking at as they bid to find extra power in that area of the team. But Manu Pellegrini is unsure about ringing in the Paraguay defender Fabián Balbuena from Brazilian outfit Corinthians. The player was recommended to Mario Husillos by a South American agent and […]

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Jack Wilshere profile

Jack Wilshere was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and lived in nearby Hitchin, where he grew up and captained his school team. He captained The Priory School football team to County Cup and District Cup glory from Year 7 through to Year 10, and also added the Under 15s National Cup to his list in Year 8. Wilshere joined the Arsenal Academy in […]

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‘Pelle’ gets a letter from Benidorm

  Regular CandH blogger Allen Cummings introduced us to his Hammers mate ‘Vinny’ a couple of weeks back who was worried about the way Mr Pellegrini is handling things at the moment. Vinny is in Benidorm while the boss and lads are in Switzerland and remains an extremely worried man. READ ON!   I’ve been keeping […]

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Report claims Paraguay central defender on way to Irons

West Ham are tonight being reported as having agreed a deal to sign Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena from Brazilian giants Corinthians. The 26 year old central defender signed for Corinthians in 2016 from Paraguyan outfit Libertad and has been attracting interest across Europe for some time. But according to this evening’s reports it seems the […]

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Hammers v Winteruhr stream on FB

The West Ham squad stepped up their training to yet another level in Switzerland today (Fri) as they prepare for their first competitive match of pre-season against FC Winteruhr on Sunday. The club intend to show the game live on their Facebook page with coverage starting at 2 pm ahead of the 3pm kick off.- […]

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