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Hammers face Cup final test tonight

Ahead the West Ham Development Squad’s second leg of the Barclays U21 Premier League final with Hull City tonight, Academy director Terry Westley described his cautious optimism. The young Hammers hold a slender 1-0 lead thanks to Djair Parfitt-Williams’ 90th minute winner, under the lights at the Boleyn Ground. Looking ahead to the second leg, […]

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DG puts timetable on last match celebrations

The very last farewell to the Boleyn really isn’t going to take long at all. Those who were hoping for an extended goodbye to the old stadium have been disappointed. It will be relatively short, sharp and to the point. ClaretandHugh brought the first detail of the last day celebrations under the Boleyn lights at […]

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This guy raised the Irons bar to new levels

Maybe a new category called ‘Image Maker of the Year’ should have been added to the Hammers awards last night. And had it been done so then it would undoubtedly have meant that Dimi Payet would have collected six awards rather than five. Obviously manager Slaven Bilic has been the most influential figure at Upton […]

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Dimi’s historic five timer + video

Dimi Payet was a FIVE times winner as he picked up five awards at the Hammers Player of the Season awards last night. He scooped: O Player of the season; O Players player of the season; O Signing of the season, O Goal of the season; and top goalscorer on a hugely successful evening for […]

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Hands off Reece Oxford

Reports claim Manchester City are considering a formal approach for young West Ham defender Reece Oxford. The Champions League semi-finalists are on the look-out for top English talent and the 17–year-old centre half is high on their list of considerations for next season claim the Daily Mail. Oxford is one of the best products of West […]

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Hammers could face Millwall

Hammers Reece Burke and Josh Cullen could face Millwall in the League 1 play-off semi-finals. The West Ham on loan youngsters helped Bradford City secure their place in the League One play-offs on Saturday as they beat Southend United 1-0 away from home. Both played 90 minutes each as the Bantams held out to record […]

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West Ham Player Awards – The Winners LIVE

It is the night of the West Ham player awards at the London Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London. Hammers fan Ray Winstone has already been on stage singing a rendition of Bubbles and now Slaven Bilic has got up on stage to speak to the 1,000 guests paying up to £330 per head to be […]

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Boleyn Ground Final game plans revealed

West Ham has announced they will host a special celebratory event to mark their final game at the Boleyn Ground after next Tuesday’s match against Manchester United. The fixture will be the Hammers’ final game at their home of 112 years. The game and the subsequent 30-minute closing ceremony are set to be broadcast to […]

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The West Ham Player Awards Payet show

It’s that time of the year again when the players together supporters prepared to pay up to £330 per seat attend the gala Players awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London. The posh event this evening is likely to become the Dimiti Payet show as he could pick up to six awards tonight. He […]

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West Ham seeks new head of media – Apply within

West Ham are recruiting for a new ‘Head of Media Relations’ to manage the press and media team next season. The current Hammers Head  of Press and Media, Paul Stringer is leaving to join the Premier League in two weeks time after a four year stint with the club while his predecessor, the former West […]

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Manchester teams have minds elsewhere

What a weekend of results for West Ham! Our 3-0 away win over West Bromwich Albion was the perfect start to take us to our largest ever Premier League points tally of 59 points. Liverpool’s loss to Swansea putting them four points behind us on 55 points in eighth place was also welcome news and […]

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West Ham – Kings of the London Derbies

So Leicester City may have won the Premier League but West Ham lead the London Derby table this season over our London rivals Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Crystal Palace. Share This:

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Exclusive: Thrilled DS: “We can dare to dream”

David Sullivan is absolutely thrilled at Leicester City’s Title success claiming it has given us all  the chance to “dare to dream.” Tottenham’s failure to win at Stamford Bridge last night (Mon) saw the Foxes lift the unlikeliest trophy ever at starting odds of 5,000-1 and the Irons chairman described it as “absolutely fabulous.” Nobody […]

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£1.5m bonus awaits outcome of Championship

The West Ham board will be taking a keen interest in the Championship game between 2nd placed Middlesbrough and 3rd placed Brighton this Saturday lunchtime. One Claret and Blue team (Burnley) have already secured promotion to the Premier League with another Claret and Blue team (Aston Villa) swapping places with them after their relegation from […]

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Noble’s secret to success

West Ham will have played 51 games by the time this season ends but Mark Noble insists hard work can get them to their European goal. The skipper has led from the front this season and said: “We have got some really big clubs around us who are playing well, so we need to keep on […]

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Could West Ham win the Premier League next season?

It has has always been believed that money talks in the Premier League, your turnover, your wage bill, the size of your stadium, your ticket income, your retail income and your global brand and fan base dictate the pecking of the top four in the Premier League. Last night, Leicester City changed all that and […]

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Unhappy Boleyn for England legends

An England legends XI were rolled over 7-2 by a team of German veterans at Upton Park as the 1966 World Cup victory was marked yesterday. The Mail reports: The match, which also paid its respect to West Ham’s famous stadium ahead of their move across town, was contested by a mixture of big names from […]

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Kouyate and DG agree this player’s time has come

Cheik Kouyate and co chairman David Gold are as one –  Mark Noble deserves an England call-up. His two penalties last weekend and another brace this made the point once again that the captain should surely get an outing in the international shirt. Saturday’s fellow goalscorer Kouyate said: ““First of all, Mark is a leader. […]

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Former Hammers skipper declared bankrupt

Former Hammers skipper, Lucas Neill has been declared bankrupt. Neill, who it’s estimated earned close to £21m in a career that included 15 years playing in England, much of it in the Premier League, will be interviewed by executives from an insolvency firm this week as they seek to establish the extent of his debts. But […]

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Blowing Bubbles’ Farewell Boleyn edition out this week set to become a collector’s item

Our partners Blowing Bubbles Magazine have produced a magnificent tribute to the Boleyn in the commemorative issue which is OUT ON THURSDAY! The issue will become a collector’s item and includes: O Special wrap front cover O Leading writers penning their fondest memories of visiting the ‘Old Lady’ O Derby, Southampton and Sunderland supporters discussing […]

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Finally…no fear…no nerves – we are the Irons!

        by Pete Ellis Where is the fear? As Hammers, we have all known that sickening feeling of travelling to a “big club”  and hoping that we put on a show so we don’t get embarrassed. Usually it results in a loss, but so long as it’s not a thumping, we begrudgingly […]

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Major twist aids Irons Champions League chance

A major new twist hit the race for the Champions league yesterday when Southampton crushed Manchester City to open up a possible new West Ham route into the top four. It meant that City – bound for a Real Madrid second leg semi final clash this week – are now on 64 points with tough […]

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Slav kisses and Big Sam jibes as Irons roar on

The Mirror’s James NuJames Nursey has produced a really nice report on the Irons clash with West Brom in which he discusses blown kisses being the  Croatian way…Sam Allardyce… and the Hammers astonishing progress. Here are the bits I really liked: Mark Noble’s match-winning double was greeted by Slaven Bilic blowing the Hammers’ captain a kiss from […]

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Amazing Slav gives 10 year old VIP treatment

Amazing Slaven Bilic made a young lad’s wildest dream come true after the West Brom match and showed himself to be perhaps the finest person to ever manage the Hammers. ClaretandHugh was contacted by  follower and the young man’s father, David Parry, who could barely believe what was happening when the Irons boss approached him […]

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Big Irons target learning English

Alexandre Lacazette now looks certain to be leaving Olympique Lyonnais this summer with the Premier League his clearly favoured option. ClaretandHugh reported earlier today that talks between the player’s agent and his advisers appeared to becoming more positive although sources at the club continue to insist nothing has yet been formally agreed. However, we have […]

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The 20 minute critics – please! Do me a favour

        By Pete Ellis I know all about knee jerk ‘Jerks’ because I have been one in past years. Yep, I have put my size 12s on and firmly laid the boot into West Ham in the past after another underwhelming performance. But honestly, really, what can you say when some of  my […]

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English Premier League Table

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

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