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Hammers deny 31 year old midfielder is a target

Speculation that David Moyes is trying to bring in Steve Nzonzi from Roma was described this morning as “virtually certain NOT to be the case.”

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Hammers likely line-up for Leicester

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Zaba pinpoints Hammers present problem

My admiration for Pablo Zabaleta is well known and has no boundaries.

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Lawro makes more sense for Leicester game

For once it’s hard not to agree with Mark Lawrenson’s main reason for his belief the Irons will be beaten at Leicester tomorrow night – no up front presence of real consequence.

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Brady’s stadium view in perhaps her toughest ever interview

Hammers vice charman Karren Brady has found herself at the centre of a pretty torrid interview in which the journalist responsible – from The Times – has asked her the sort of questions that may have needed answering for some time.

Journalist Sabah Maddings – writing under a headline declaring – Karren Brady: ‘I try not to promote myself but it’s hard’ -makes some wicked points about how she perceives as her “two sides.”

The piece focuses mainly on her various business interests – which have been a problem for Hammers fans for some time – notably her Sky column which many of us believe represents a big conflict of interests.

But beyond the main focus of the article she has a brief word about Hammers fans bitterly disappointed at the way things have worked out at the London Stadium.

She declares: “Football is a kind of religion for (West Ham fans). You do everything you can to make it work. Sometimes it doesn’t!”

At a business level the “sometimes it doesn’t” comment means in real..

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Big blow for Hammers as Grady fails again

Hammer Grady Diangana pulled up with a hamstring strain after four minutes during West Brom’s crucial game with Stoke City. Kenneth Zohore came on in his place. The Baggies finished one nil losers this evening at home to the Potters.

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Moyes was not given enough credit for draw

Blind Hammer argues that Moyes was not given enough credit for digging out a point against Everton.

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FA decision on Ajeti

Albian Ajeti has escaped any action from the Football Association after fears arose he could face a three match ban at their behest.

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Roberto leaves the building

West Ham have confirmed that Roberto has joined Spanish Primera Division club Deportivo Alaves on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season. The goalkeeper heads to the Basque country having made ten appearances for the Hammers in all competitions this season – eight in the Premier League and two in the Carabao Cup.

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Hatters offer lifeline to former Hammer

Luton Town have contacted Augsburg about taking former Hammer Reece Oxford on loan for the remainder of the season claims the Sun newspaper.

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Oxford’s Luton/Boro scenario a ‘small tragedy’

The fall and fall of Reece Oxford is a small tragedy if we believe those reports coming out of The Sun that Luton Town are now interested in the former Hammer.

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New supporters’ group is launched

BAME Hammers is a new independent West Ham fans group giving a collective voice to all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic supporters.

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Cautious Moyes needs to fill one position NOW!

It’s very hard to argue with the Moyes transfer window logic – extremely cautious though it maybe !

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Moyes hints transfer options are bleak

West Ham manager David Moyes admits West Ham’s winter transfer options are bleak with eleven days remaining in the window.

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Moyes urges supporters’ to get behind the team

David Moyes are urged supporters to get behind the team saying giving them a team they can be proud of could take pressure off the owners.

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Moyes winter signings over the last 15 years

Moyes on a scouting mission at Chelsea last season

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Irons need AA help

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Hammers face anxious FA wait on Ajeti card

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Ajeti FA wait sees football heading for theatre of absurd

Our latest report that the Football Association has until Tuesday evening to overrule the VAR decision involving Albian Ajeti surely demonstrates the game we all love is hurtling into a theatre of the absurd!

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Supporter passes away following West Ham game

A West Ham supporter sadly passed away close to Stratford station after yesterday’s game at the London Stadium.

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Please send us your player ratings on the West Ham V Everton match

Please vote with your personal ratings for West Ham players who played for ten minutes or more in the Everton v West Ham Premier League game. We also ask for ratings for David Moyes, VAR and the match officials.

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Disabled Supporters Stranded At Stratford

Blind Hammer looks at the continuing scandal of Stratford Rail Services leaving Disabled Hammers in the lurch.

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Antonio set to return at Leicester

Michail Antonio is expected to be in the squad which travels to Leicester City on Wednesday evening.

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Rice scared Moyes will be on his case

Declan Rice believes the Irons are at last on their way back to something like more acceptable form.

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Ratings 2 Irons v Everton …it’s Snoddy time

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Randolph sees only positives on his return

Darren Randolph made his Hammers return against Everton and whilst being rarely troubled showed that he is a decent upgrade on Roberto Jiminez and David Martin.

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