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Dimi and Madrid – oh please give it a rest!

West Ham fans are real people …proper people who don’t need to be reminded of the self evident. Since this website – earlier a small blog – started three years ago that is the one thing I have learned above all others. Don’t try to kid an Iron …don’t serve them up reminders of how […]

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Upton Park crowd go wild

Watch the amazing crowd reaction following the Antonio header against Manchester United in the last ever game at the Boleyn. Share This:

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Irons contact agents of Bundesliga 18 goal striker

West Ham are in contact with Anthony Modeste’s agents claim media reports in France today. According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, the club have already made contact with the player’s agents. The Frenchman made a total of 36 appearances across all competitions for German team FC Koln last season and scored 18 goals in […]

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Valencia suffers knock out

West Ham’s Enner Valencia and Ecuador were knocked out of the Copa America quarter final last night by USA last night in Seattle. USA triumphed 2-1 despite Valencia featuring for the full ninety minutes but he could not find the net on this occasion.  At one point Valencia was bought down in the penalty area but the […]

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Hammers reject £9 million offer for defender

  Exclusive West Ham have rejected bids of £8 million and £9 million from two Premier League clubs for James Tomkins. And although there is no official confirmation from inside the club, the home grown central defender now looks to be a certain departure this summer. There was much speculation last summer that he was […]

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Dicksie signs up for two more years

Thrilled Julian Dicks has been rewarded with a new two year deal as Slaven Bilic’s assistant. The Hammers cult hero has been a key member of the boss’ staff since hs arrival last summer and he announced the deal on his Instagram account. He revealed that he had agreed to carry on and even posted […]

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Deschamps salutes Payet

French Coach, Didier Deschamps last night hailed Dimitri Payet after another late goal last night as France beat Albania 2-0 in Marseille to secure their place in the last 16. Payet scored the late winner against Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 and after last night’s goal, France coach Deschamps said: “Payet has […]

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Second bid for Cherries man on the cards

According to John Perry in the Daily Telegraph West Ham are weighing up a second bid of £8 million for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie. The broadsheet claims Slaven Bilic is ready to return with an improved offer for the Scotland international after a joint bid for Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson was rejected last month. […]

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‘Irons Rumour Rater’ keeps you up to speed

So many rumors …such a frantic time of the year. With the opening of the transfer window approaching fast all sorts of stuff is being put out there –  some inspired guessing and occasionally  genuine news. Sorting the chaff from the wheat is a tough old call unless you know your sources well and which […]

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Super Slav gives it large – the Irons fans respond

ClaretandHugh’s Facebook members have been responding to the new hyper Slav. The quietly spoken Irons boss has become the main man as a Euro 2016 pundit and his climb onto an ITV table to celebrate Dimi Payet’s second goal of the tournament was a sight to behold with Ian Wright reduced to helpless laughter. So […]

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Brilliant video: Superman Dimi in flight

Our man of the moment, Super Dimi Payet 👊👊https://t.co/fltvm07jv8 — West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) June 15, 2016   This brilliant vine from our partners @WestHamSocial sums up the footballing stature of West Ham United’s brilliant Dimi Payet right now. We always knew this man was extra special but since arriving at Euro 2016 the man […]

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Slav: “It has not been easy for Dimi”

Slaven Bilic has revealed how Dimi Payet piles on the pounds when he stops training but has  paid tribute to the maestro midfielder’s character and how he is handling his amazing success. He said: “Players are sometimes good but arrogant. It is not the case with him. He is calm and loves to train. In fact, […]

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West Ham sell us a dummy at the OS

West Ham published photos of a dummy at the former Olympic Stadium as part of a new partnership with Hawes & Curtis who are set to become the Club’s official tailor this season replacing Apsley. The new partnership will be officially unveiled for the Hammers’ European match in the third qualifying round of the UEFA […]

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Payet is now really better than Zidane

As the now famous Payet song goes “We’ve got Payet, Dimitri Payet! I just don’t think you understand. He’s Super Slavs man, he’s better than Zidane. We’ve got Dimtri Payet!” Well it turns out the song is true and he is now better than French legend Zinedine Zidane! Payet has already had a hand in […]

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LOL: Watch Slav pay homage to Dimi on an ITV desk!

Slaven Bilic climbing on the table when Dimitri Payet scored. Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/Rz5Jz03S7B — Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) June 15, 2016 Share This:

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Video: Dimi does it again

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Dynamite Dimi stars on pitch and Slav off it

France 2 Albania 0 Dyanamic Dimi was at it again and you just knew the Irons genius was gonna have the last word in a game that had seen France struggle against a dour and well organised underdogs. France had broken the deadlock a couple of minues from the end but the ball fell to […]

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Payet tops UEFA player barometer & dream team

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet tops the official UEFA player Barometer for Euro 2016 and makes the dream team. The SOCAR Player Barometer has been updated live with every performance of the opening set of matches, and we have selected a first dream XI based on its findings. The XI was picked from the top players […]

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Rob Lee: “Elliot was never really given a chance”

Former Newcastle  and West Ham player, Rob Lee has explained how his son Elliot would be a good signing for Newcastle when writing his column for The Newcastle Chronicle, and how if they came in for him he would advise his son to make the move. Elliot Lee was released by the Hammers this summer […]

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Umbro gives in to West Ham fan pressure

West Ham’s technical kit partner Umbro has given in to fan pressure to publish a high definition version of their advert which featured in the last Hammers programme at the Boleyn Ground which contains the names of over 26,000 season ticket holders. West Ham fan, Mark Walker started an online petition to pressure Umbro to […]

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Valencia & Sakho linked in bizarre swap deals

West Ham strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have been linked in bizarre swap deals according to ITK Thorshammer on Irons Internet forum KUMB.com Thor claims West Ham looked at a straight swap between West Brom’s Berahino and Diafra Sakho but nothing happened because Albion are said to value Berahino at £20m while West Ham value Sakho at […]

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Valencia has eyes on spanish league

Enner Valencia is keen to swap Premier League for La Liga according to Spanish media reports. Valencia moved to the Premier League in 2014 and has scored ten goals in 56 appearances for the Hammers.  He scored two goals and two assists in Ecuador’s Copa America tournament in recent weeks. “I would love to play in […]

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Tore breaks silence on West Ham desire

Turkish website www.yazbir.com has published a direct quote from Gokan Tore suggesting his time at Besiktas is coming to and end and he wants to play for West Ham. Tore is said to have said: “I have a contract until 2019 with Beşiktaş but I  have completed my mission here. If  they get my transfer fee, I […]

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West Ham Premier League fixtures revealed

The waiting is finally over. The fixture list for the 2016/2017 Premier League season have been officially released. West Ham’s season starts with Chelsea away for the first game on Saturday 13th August subject to any Sky or BT picks. Our first home game at the Olympic Stadium is against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday 20th […]

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Payet glad he made the move

Dimi Payet has made it clear his move to West Ham has made him a far better player. As the maestro prepared for tonight’s match against Albania he said: “Many players in the French squad play in the Premier League or have played in it, so I knew about the level. “Patrice Evra told me […]

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Sakho swap deal has big snags

Diafra Sakho is today being named as the possible Irons bait in a swap deal for West Brom’s Saido Berahino. ClaretandHugh revealed several days ago that the Baggies striker was a target for the Hammers and with doubts surrounding Sak’s situation at the Hammers this one was always likely to arise. Sunderland’s interest is likely […]

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