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Player Ratings: West Ham United vs Watford: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Seven

Let’s analyse West Ham United player performance from their key Premier League victory over Javier Gracia’s Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a game in which David Moyes’ Hammers claimed three highly-important pouts in the fight for survival in the bottom half. Adrian San-Miguel: 9/10 Retaining his League position ahead of Joe Hart, it would turn out to be one of the Spanish shot-stopper’s better afternoons in Claret…

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Main Talking Points: West Ham United vs Watford: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Seven

It’s now time to take a look back at some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of Saturday’s Premier League clash between David Moyes’ West Ham United and Javier Gracia’s Watford at the London Stadium, as the Hammers remained unbeaten at home in all competitions in 2018. Hammers Claim Vital Relegation-Battle Points West Ham’s win against the Hornets over the weekend wasn’t just significant in carrying on their impressive…

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Gutsy Hammers Earn Vital Home Three Points At Hornets’ Expense

David Moyes’ West Ham United claimed a victory of the highest-importance in terms of their Premier League status against Javier Gracia’s Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hammers took the lead in the first period, striker Javier Hernandez doing what he does best from inside the penalty area, his third goal in the space of four English Top-Flight matches. The Hornets had their chances either side…

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Watford: Premier League Matchday 27 Live From The London Stadium

5:14 PM: Javier Gracia has joined us to speak here post-match, live quotes to follow………… 5:15 PM: While we wait for Moyes and Gracia to arrive and address us here, why not head over to @MooreThanAClub on Twitter to vote for your Man of the Match? 5:10 PM: When the two bosses get here, the away followed by the home, we are expecting, we will have exclusive live quotes for you, so stay with us. 5:05 PM: I have arrived swiftly …

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Matchday Twenty-Seven’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Host Hornets As League Leaders Look To Tame Foxes

After a midweek of FA Cup Fourth-Round Replay action, the Premier League is back for another full round of fixtures this weekend, Matchday Twenty-Seven to you and me and what a few days it promises to be as David Moyes’ West Ham United host Watford and Pep Guardiola’s League leaders entertain former champions Leicester City. The next three days’ Footballing action will get underway in some style tomorrow lunchtime, with …

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Moore Than Just a Podcast: Patrice Evra and Boardroom Promises

Luke is joined by Football London’s West Ham United Correspondent Sam Inkersole to discuss all the latest goings on at the London Stadium. Luke and Sam discuss Dendoncker, Reece Oxford and whether James Collins will get a new contract in the summer. The post Moore Than Just a Podcast: Patrice Evra and Boardroom Promises appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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We are the Borg! 

If there was ever a time when we needed Captain Jean-Luc Picard together with his crew to fly in with his USS Enterprise – D and save us from the clutches of the hive consciousness that is The Borg…then that time is surely now. The cybernetic organisms have hovered over our West Ham universe in their cuboid dwelling with little indication that they are ready to buzz off to alien worlds light years away. The collective consciousness we thought so…

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Match Preview: West Ham United vs Watford: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Seven

In the 27th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, David Moyes’ West Ham United play host to Javier Gracia’s Watford in what is a pivotal match in the complexion of both team’s bid for survival in the Top-Flight. The Hammers are fresh from a first defeat of 2018 in the league away to Brighton & Hove Albion, while the Hornets pulled off a shock to thrash defending champions Chelsea 4-1 on Monday Night Football …

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I’m the Boss: Unity is Key

What a strange week it’s been for West Ham, well beaten at Brighton after an abject performance, we have signed Patrice Evra and unrest continues to grow amongst the fans. I have said it before but West Ham need to decide what sort of club they want to be, our transfer policy is scattergun at best and we are constantly given mixed messages from the board. Amongst the growing turmoil …

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Is there a Silver Lining for Silva at West Ham?

Whenever being defeated becomes better than blaming those with entwined hands, it is as natural as a vote of confidence prior to impending severing of ties. We fans will be looking around, searching for culprits, identifying reasons and narrowing in on the minutia of when the season spiralled out of control. We may indeed get relegated, we may survive by the skin of our teeth or we may rise up to the heavenly heights of eleventh or thirteenth, …

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Classic Match: Volume Seventeen: West Ham United 3-1 Watford April 2016

In the seventeenth edition of our Classic Match series, we delve into the archives once more to relive with you a memorable match from down the years. This time around it features Saturday’s visitors to the London Stadium in the Premier league, Watford. Cast your minds back to the late spring of 2016, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by Mike Posner was at the very summit of the British Music Charts and Her Majesty Queen …

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Psychic Nick

Do you remember when the lottery was first launched? Just before the draw Mystic Meg gave her predictions of who’ll win the up and coming draw. “I can see that the winner of this week’s draw. The winner will be a man or maybe a woman” she would muse. “From the North or maybe The South.” What? “A young winner or possibly old.’ Okay she wasn’t that bad but like …

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Hammers Capture Ex-Champions League Winner Evra on Free Transfer

David Moyes’ West Ham United yesterday afternoon announced that they had completed the signing of 36-year-old French defender Patrice Evra on a short-term contract. Evra, who played under the Scottish manager during his time with Manchester United, has been a free agent since being fired by French side Olympique Marseille last autumn in the wake of lashing out at a fan before a Europa League game against Vitoria SC. Despite him still being under a ban …

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Throwback Thursday: 2016: A Memorable Derby under the London Stadium Lights

In this week’s edition of our weekly throwback segment, we hear from Jessica, 20, and a relatively new member of the Claret & Blue Army, about one of her first experiences at the London Stadium, a London derby to remember in autumn 2016. “My second West Ham game that I was lucky enough to attend was against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. It was half term and just a normal day as far…

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Dancing on Ice & Skating Thin

The arctic wind roared in from the North to smother us with dread, surround us in misery and to steal away any aspirations that we might pull away from a relegation battle. We had come off a reasonably impressive string of performances and had climbed the table, yet still tentative at best. We had not shown confidence in victory, we had not displayed cavalier pomp in parity but we had started …

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From King To Moyes: Who Is The Greatest Ever West Ham United Manager?

In the wake of Sky Bet Championship club Leeds United appointing their 16th manager in Paul Heckingbottom in the space of ten years, today, we look back at West Ham United’s 16 permanent Bosses over their 117-year history and analyse which one of those was the most successful. Having emerged from Thames Ironworks to be formed as West Ham United in July 1900, the first man at the helm of the club was Syd King, …

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Where Are They Now? Paul Konchesky

Popular East London-native Paul Konchesky enjoyed many an iconic moment in the colours of Claret & Blue, which he proudly sported from the summer of 2005 to the summer of 2007. But, why did Konchesky’s spell at the Boleyn Ground only last just under two years? What was the highlight of his West Ham United career? And more importantly, where is he now? Paul Konchesky Born in Barking in May 1981, the Cockney dreamed of being a professional Footballer growing up, turning out…

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West Ham United Disprove Paper Talk Over David Moyes’ Future

West Ham United have responded to newspaper rumours stating that Scottish manager David Moyes is set to leave at the end of the season over the last few days. The gossip, which first appeared in the Daily Telegraph, claimed that the former Manchester United boss’ departure is on the cards in the summer, regardless of whether or not the club manage to avoid Relegation from the Premier League. In a statement first released on their official …

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Where Are They Now? Ricardo Vaz Te

Portuguese youth International winger Ricardo Vaz Te was one of are few from his nation to wear the colours of Claret & Blue, doing so between winter of 2012 and the winter of 2015. But, why will the speedy wide-man always have a special place in the hearts of West Ham United fans? Why did his love affair with the supporters come to an end just under three years ago? And, more importantly, where is he now? Ricardo Vaz…

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A Digestif to ease our Indigestion!

One could forgive a wry smile of incredulity when hearing false prophets proclaiming salvation from a fine Port…our answer to the countdown conundrum in midfield. However, the early indications may have us rethink our scepticism for our new ‘Super Mario’ Joao Mario, is looking very good indeed for his loan fee and potential buy on fee in the summer. The deal that seemed to lumber on for a week or so prior to…

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Tony Henry’s alleged claims have created a new and unexpected crisis at West Ham: A moral one.

West Ham United are not a club immune to the headlines. The last two to three years have become infamous in recent history. What has gone on will be recorded and depending on fans’ opinions seen as a moment where their side have travelled backwards in time or taken a step into a necessary new chapter. The removal men have come and gone and it was thought that a shining new arena, combined with a manager who’s Premier League experience is…

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Matchday Twenty-Six’s Premier League Review: Clarets Hold Sky Blues As Hammers Slip Up On The South Coast

After another enthralling weekend of Premier League action, Matchday Twenty-Six to be more precise, thrilled audiences all over the world once more, it’s now time to look back at all the spills and thrills as Pep Guardiola’s League leaders were frustrated away at Turf Moor and David Moyes’ West Ham United left the South Coast empty-handed. The few days of English Top-Flight Football was kicked-off on Saturday lunchtime, Sean Dyche’s …

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Steely Young Black Cats Damage Young Hammers’ PL2 Top Four Hopes

Eddie Dickman’s Sunderland Development Squad dealt Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad’s chances of making the top four of the Premier League Two Division One a significant blow with a narrow victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium yesterday evening. The affair’s defining moment came in the first period, on 14 minutes to be precise, 18-year-old Lee Connelly was the man to get it, beating Nathan Trott from range with a mighty effort. The home side had their chances to get…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Snodgrass Rides The Villa Wave As Youngsters Hook Up With Loan Clubs

It’s that time of the week again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various loan starts to see how they’ve been getting on over the past seven days after a week off for Emirates FA Cup action, as Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa continued to march on and five more Hammers starlets embarked on short-term spells away from East London. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) Fresh from an impressive League home win over Barnsley, followed by a weekend off whilst …

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Match Preview: West Ham United U23s vs Sunderland U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Sixteen

In the sixteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad play host to Elliot Dickman’s Sunderland Development Squad in what is set to be an intriguing East London battle. The young Hammers will be looking to bounce back instantly from a disappointing League defeat away at Swansea City a week ago, while the Young Black Cats were also in action last week, Sunday to be more precise when they went down 1-3 …

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Remember The Alamo? No Nor Do We! 

Can you remember a time when our Latino air filled bladder kickers took the league siege and spared no mercies in front of goal? We had such high hopes for Pablo Barrera who failed to shine whilst Guillermo Franco didn’t really fill our cups to the brim either. In the summer we thought we had made the coup of the century by signing our very own Javier Hernandez…yes Mr Chicharito himself. The product of …

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# Team P
1 Chelsea 22
2 Liverpool 21
3 Manchester City 20
4 West Ham United 17
5 Brighton & Hov… 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 15
7 Manchester United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Leicester City 14
10 Arsenal 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13
12 Brentford 12
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Watford 10
15 Crystal Palace 9
16 Southampton 8
17 Leeds United 7
18 Burnley 4
19 Newcastle United 4
20 Norwich City 2

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