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Hammers eye Bundesliga midfielder

West Ham are this morning being reported as lining up a summer move for Hoffenheim midfielder Steven Zuber. However they will face competition from Italy and Spain where  Juventus are keen, along with Valencia and Sevilla Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo claim that the Hammers are keeping tabs on the Switzerland international, with his club rating him at […]

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Cresswell’s rallying call for Slav

Aaron Cresswell has given the most forthright backing of manager Slaven Bilic yet! The manager remains under some pressure but the left back and former ammer of the Year has made it clear the dressing room is bang behind him. He told Sky Sports News HQ: “If you ask any of the players, they would […]

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Slamming the board on this issue is utterly crazy

Nobody has any argument with the fact that by and large the summer signings were rubbish…it’s a given and has now been done to death – we move on and loo k to the summer window. However, some of the outrage I read on Twitter is totally totally ridiculous and the fact that the club […]

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Giroud reckons he’s put Carroll in shade

  Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists his scorpion kick is a more worthy January of the month goal than Andy Carroll’s scissor kick wonder goal. The  France striker, 30, said: “Andy Carroll’s goal is magnificent, but maybe people won’t remember it in two years’ time.” Giroud earned big praise  for his effort against Crystal Palace […]

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New hope for forgotten Hammers striker

Jonathon Callieri could well be told he is wanted at the London Stadium at the end of the season. Many had seen it as a foregone conclusion the striker would be on his way at the end of the campaign but manager Slaven Bilic still believes he may have a future at the club. The […]

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DG research shows Irons League status over seven decades

Exclusive David Gold has sent a reminder to his relentless critics on Twitter that Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor will West Ham go to the next level overnight. He’s buried himself into some heavy research centred on Hammers finishing positions over his 70 years as a fan of the club and come […]

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Trapped in the House – Karren had a nice cup of tea!

Karren Brady has spoken of being trapped inside the Houses of Parliament as the horrors of London’s latest terror attack unfolded outside. The Hammers co chairman was involved in a meeting at the House when all hell broke loose. She revealed: “I was with the British Paralympic Association in a room where Baronesss Tanni Grey-Thompson was […]

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CandH follower’s call for dignity and respect

ClaretandHugh makes no apologies at all for posting another blog on Jermaine Defoe given the nature of the emotions expressed within it from one of our website followers. He announces himself merely as  ‘John’ but his expressions of approval for Jermain Defoe and his feelings for young Bradley Lowrey touched a big nerve over here […]

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Lanzini admits he has just what he wanted

Manu Lanzini admits that he is feeling as comfortable with West Ham United as ever this season. Speaking to the official site he said: “The start of the season was particularly tough for me, with the Olympics I went to Argentina and picked up an injury and missed out on pre-season. “Halfway through the season things […]

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Hammers fans deliver verdict on the new Defoe

Jermain Defoe has become a big summer target for West Ham but the manner of his departure is still an issue with many Hammers fans who dubbed him “Judas.” His goals for Sunderland and return strike for England in the match against Lithuania – along with his emotional and caring attitude towards terminally ill England […]

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Recovering Iron may be set for end of season return

Angelo Ogbonna is making massive strides in his recovery process and hopes are rising that he could make a return to the team for the last few games of the season. The central defender was expected to be out until the next campaign but the medical staff have been thrilled with his progress and believe […]

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Defoe: COYI it’s time to forgive

It’s not normal to hate somebody for ten years or more,  particularly when we don’t know the person concerned and who may not have been sufficiently mature to take charge of his own actions. Who hasn’t made a massive error of judgement at 22 years old on a career which is just starting?  Jermain Defoe’s […]

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Video: Hart’s lovely gesture for Defoe and little Bradley

Lovely gesture by Captain Joe Hart to step aside & let @IAmJermainDefoe lead England out with little Bradley – CLASS ACT @Bradleysfight ⭐️💙 pic.twitter.com/akIxzDQ5PL — David Walker (@djwskyblu) March 26, 2017

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Vote of confidence for David Gold

Sixty-eight percent of supporters polled want to  keep David Gold as co-owner and Hammers joint-chairman. Gold said earlier this week that he would leave West Ham if 86% of fans didn’t want him to remain. And in twitter poll of over 1,250 fans, on Sunday only 32% said they wanted him gone – less than half […]

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Deep down the board want to honour this contract

Rumour mongering is the name of the game among many media outlets but the story that emerged this morning about Jaap Stam being a possible candidate to replace Slaven Bilic really was a bit strong. The huge flaw in the story was that David Sullivan’s refusal hand the boss a new contract at the end […]

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Hammers circle new summer targets

The Hammers are continuing to circle Hull City’s  in anticipation of their relegation with Scotland international defender Andrew Robertson and teenager Josh Tymon attracting interest. The Tigers are still three points from safety and set for squad reorganisation following the January departures of Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore. The Irons have already been linked with […]

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Hammers talk on that Stam rumour

West Ham have slapped down newspaper report this morning that Jaap Stam is being lined up as a possible replacement for Slaven Bilic. The Sunday Mirror ran with the story this morning claiming the Irons had been particularly impressed with his first season at Reading. And it added that unless Bilic could turn the season […]

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Irons eye Championship boss as pressure grows on Bilic

Reading boss Jaap Stam has become a target to replace Slaven Bilic if the Irons boss cannot show improved form over the remainder of the season. Pressure is again growing on Bilic after the recent run of results with contract talks now shelved and other candidates emerging for the London Stadium job. Hammers’ co-chairman David […]

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David Gold: ‘Cundy doesn’t know what he’s talking about’

West Ham Joint Chairman has hit back at TalkSport radio host Jason Cundy telling his twitter followers the former Chelsea player doesn’t know what he is talking about after the radio presenter suggested that Bilic ‘has been treated appallingly’ by the club. Gold replied: “Cundy doesn’t know what he’s talking about, taking players on loan […]

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Cundy: ‘Bilic should walk out on West Ham’

TalkSport radio presenter and former Chelsea player Jason Cundy says Slaven Bilic should walk out on West Ham as he “has been treated appallingly.” Cundy was speaking on his radio show with Sam Matterface on the subject and said: “West Ham are doing everything on the cheap, with transfers and loans, he should seriously think […]

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Hammers and Gunners linked with Saints midfielder

Arsenal and West Ham United have  been reported as being set to make a move for Southampton and Serbia international midfielder Dusan Tadic, The 28-year-old, who has 43 international caps for his country, has scored three goals and provided seven assists in 34 appearances in all competitions for The Saints  this season. He arrived at […]

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Thames Ironworks FC to launch

A new grass-roots community club has been formed called Thames Ironworks Community F.C thanks to crowdfunding. The founders raised £780 of their £1,000 target.  An update on the crowd-funding page says: An update on the crowd-funding page says: “We have a meeting February 22nd to confirm our place in the league! All exciting! We have […]

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Gold tells what will make him leave West Ham

David Gold has always made it crystal clear privately he won’t stay where he isn’t wanted! There are sections of the fanbase who would like to see him and David Sullivan sell up and others who demand that far more cash is spent. And in one ghastly post a few weeks ago on the highly […]

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Frustrated Byram can’t wait for next game

Sam Byram is frustrated to be in the middle of an international break rather than helping the Hammers towards their top ten finishing position. The right back has had an irritating season with injury and selection issues but says:” “We need to get points on the board so, for me, it’s frustrating to have to wait […]

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Report: Hammers set to move on defender target

West Ham are today reported to be maintaining their interest in Hull City right back Harry Maguire as the hunt for a player to fill the problem position continues. We were linked with the 24 year old regularly in January but no move was made by Slaven Bilic who now, however, has added him to […]

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Brady asks fans to rally round hot and cold team

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady has used her Sun Football Diary to suggest West Ham supporters need to rally around the team and show support despite admitting that the team are playing ‘Hot and Cold’ at the moment and enduring an “Icy Wallow in defence’ Brady penned in her tabloid newspaper column: “IT MAY slightly […]

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