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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay Live From The London Stadium

7:05 PM: Interesting team news from both sides tonight, Oxford making his first start for the Hammers since returning from Germany, whilst for the visitors, young defender Lowe starts, he was part of a Derby County U23 Xl that emerged 1-5 victors here at London Stadium back in November, you may remember, I was Live Blogging that match. 7:00 PM: Town Manager Paul Hurst has decided on three changes from Saturday’s defeat at Ewood Park, departing from the …

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Match Preview: West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town: Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay

In the Third Round Replay stage of the 2017/2018 Emirates Football Association Challenge Cup, David Moyes’ West Ham United meet with Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury Town for the second time in the space of nine days and a place in the Fourth Round up for grabs. The Hammers will go into the clash brimming with confidence having thrashed Huddersfield Town away from home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, while the Shrews were also in action at that time, losing out to …

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Load the torpedo tubes Ensign!

Was John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) prophesying about West Ham when in 1978, he proclaimed with indignant submission, on the San Francisco Winterland Theatre stage; “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” I look to the quality of performance much more than I do to our results as a gauge of where we fit into the Premier League ranks, but of course the standings at the final whistle are all that count in retrospection. I have two set standards when it comes…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about: Shrewsbury

West Ham face high flying Shrewsbury Town in a 3rd Round  FA Cup replay on Tuesday, here are 10 facts that you may not know about Tuesday’s opponents. 1. Shrewsbury were formed in 1886 at the Turf Hotel Shrewsbury. 2. Shrewsbury were admitted to the Football League in 1950 following the Football League’s decision to extend the League from 88 teams to 92. 3. Shrewsbury have won the Welsh Cup 6, times a record for an English team. 4. Shrewsbury Town played at former…

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Dancing in the dark!

Do you ever get the impression that the players crossing the white line for West Ham haven’t read the rule book or decided not to check the instructions before trying to build the Swedish white ash chest of drawers, irrespective of whether it turns out swell in the end? We seem empowered when playing the better teams, like gladiators in the Coliseum facing off to the Praetorian Guard but when it comes to teams…

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West Ham’s Cup Winning Captains

Only two players in our club’s long history have had the chance to lift the FA Cup, here is the profile of the men who wore the armband on the greatest days in the club’s history. Bobby Moore 1958-1974: 646 Apps What can be said about Bobby Moore that hasn’t already been said? West Ham and England Captain through both the club’s and the country’s most successful periods. Moore made his first-team debut in 1958 and by the time …

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Classic Match: Volume Twelve: West Ham United 2-2 Everton (9-8 Penalties) January 2015

In the 12th edition of our Classic Match Series, we take you through the archives once more to relive a memorable FA Cup Third Round Replay clash, one that many will be hoping can be similar to the one that will be played out between West Ham United and Shrewsbury Town at London Stadium this evening. Cast your minds back to the early New Year of 2015, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars was…

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Matchday Twenty-Three’s Premier League Review: Hammers Taste Dales Delight As Blue Moon Let It Slip At Anfield

After another enthralling weekend of English Top-Flight action, it’s now time to look back at all Matchday 23’s action as David Moyes’ Hammers knocked a tame Terriers side for four and Pep Guardiola’s once-unbeaten Citizens were in for a shock at Anfield on Super Sunday. Stern Foxes Frustrate Blues In West London In the first of the weekend’s encounters, a traditional Saturday afternoon kick-off, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcomed Claude Puel’s Leicester City to Stamford Bridge for a frustrating …

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The Hammers Loan Report: City Ground Delight For Snodgrass

It’s that time of the week again to check in with West Ham United’s loan stars sat their various cubs both in England and on the Continent over the last week, this time around, Robert Snodgrass put in an admirable showing to help his Aston Villa side to a key away victory. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) While his fellow loanees Reece Burke, Josh Cullen and Reece Oxford returned to East London this …

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Stern Foxes Hold Young Hammers In Premier League 2 Stalemate

Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad were left frustrated by Steve Beaglehole’s Leicester City at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on Friday evening, as the spoils were shared in their PL2 Division One encounter. Both sides had their opportunities throughout the end-to-end affair, the likes of Grady Diangana, Domingos Quina and prolific Spanish forward Antonio Martinez always looked a threat for the hosts, but never came close enough. While for the visitors…

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Player Ratings: Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United

Let’s analyse player performance after West Ham United’s remarkable away Premier League thrashing of David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as David Moyes made it 200 English Top-Flight wins as a Manager. Adrian San-Miguel: 7/10 A relatively quiet and successful outing for the Spanish shot-stopper after he resumed his League duties from Joe Hart in the wake of the England man figuring between the sticks for the FA …

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Main Talking Points: Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United

It’s now time to take a look back at some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of West Ham United’s admirable away victory over David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, as the East Londoners claimed a second win of the season on the road at the John Smith’s Stadium. “World-Class” Arnautovic Delivers Once Again Club-record summer signing Marko Arnautovic earned the widespread plaudits of both Pundits and fans throughout …

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Super Arnautovic Fires Hammers To Huddersfield Rout

A goal and three assists from West Ham United’s club-record winger Marko Arnautovic aided them to an emphatic 1-4 thrashing of David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town in the Premier League at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Returning Captain Mark Noble had put David Moyes’ men a goal ahead early on, but Joe Lolley avenged an earlier error to level things up just before half-time, leaving Arnautovic to volley home within 15 seconds of the restart and cancel his effort…

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Hammers Boss Moyes: Oxford Could “Possibly” Leave On Loan Again

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has left the door open for the possibility of young defensive prodigy Reece Oxford going out on another loan spell just over two weeks after returning from German side Borussia Monchengladbach. There has been speculation about the 18-year-old possibly leaving on a permanent basis in times more recent and even rumours about a series of Bundesliga Clubs lining up for his signature. But, his Manager quashed those murmurs yesterday afternoon when speaking in his Pre…

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Luke Talks All Things West Ham United With Football London Correspondent Sam Inkersole

Luke and Sam talk all things West Ham in the latest podcast. The post Luke Talks All Things West Ham United With Football London Correspondent Sam Inkersole appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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I’m The Boss: A tough trip but 3 points needed

West Ham head to West Yorkshire to face Huddersfield on Saturday with an air of positivity following a good run of results through the festive period, which has seen the club pull itself clear of the relegation zone. Sunday’s draw against Shrewsbury was forgettable, many players looked exhausted after the busy Christmas schedule and while Shrewsbury created very little, West Ham were lucky to come away from Shropshire still in the competition. One of the …

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Match Preview: Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Three

In the 23rd round of matches of the 2017/2018 English Top-Flight season, David Moyes’ West Ham United make the tricky trip to West Yorkshire where they will meet with David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town in what promises to be a dogged bottom-half battle. The Terriers are fresh from an away FA Cup Third Found triumph over Championship side Bolton Wanderers, whereas, the Hammers were held at the New Meadow by Shrewsbury Town on Sunday afternoon in the same…

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Matchday Twenty-Three’s Premier League Preview: Battle Of The David’s In The Dales As The Reds Meet The Citizens

After a weekend off for the Third Round of the 2017/2018 FA Cup, the English Top-Flight is back once more for another few days of enthralling action up and down the Country as the League leaders travel to the cauldron of Anfield on Super Sunday and the Hammers journey to Yorkshire for a crucial clash. Chelsea vs Leicester City (Saturday 3 PM) To kick-off all of Game Week 23’s spills and thrills, Antonio …

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10 Things You didn’t know about: Huddersfield Town

West Ham face a trip to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield on Saturday, here are 10 facts about Saturdays opponents; 1. Huddersfield were formed in 1908 in the Albert Pub Huddersfield and were admitted to the Football League just three years later. 2. Huddersfield were the first club to win the first Division 3 times in a row from 1923-24 to 1925-26, a feat only matched by Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United. 3. Legendary Manager Herbert Chapman led the…

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Live Blog: David Moyes’ Pre-Huddersfield Town Press Conference Live From Rush Green

2:30 PM: Unfortunately, that’s all we can bring you this afternoon here at the club’s Training Ground as Manager Moyes has now finished addressing us, but you can stay where you are for all of our build-up to tomorrow’s League clash between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United and continued reaction to today’s Press Conference, right here on www.moorethanjustaclub.com. I would like to thank you for joining us on this chilly January day…

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Transfer Champagne Supernova or Fizzy Plonk!

“From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the Gathering; when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you… until now” – Highlander Like some Hollywood script playing out before our eyes, the January transfer window steamrolls into our consciousness daring to peak our enthusiasm however when it …

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On This Day: 2011: A Night That I Will Never Forget

It’s not often that I would write an Article in this style, indeed ever using the word “I” in my work, as regular readers will have surely picked up on by now, but a glance at today’s date (11 January 2018) and I couldn’t resist. This date will always be very special to me because I can attribute it to being the most enthralling night of my life so far and it…

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Slav Who?

Like many a West Ham supporter I was underwhelmed to say the least with the appointment of David Moyes. Since the unveiling of Moyes West Ham have picked up points and are finally crawling away from the bottom end of the table. The hard fought point against Tottenham at Wembley was a gritty determined performance that showed how far we’ve come since his arrival. A more disciplined and organised display that told me that the players have bought into Moyes…

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Throwback Thursday: 2016: A Cherished Memory Of An Upton Park Night Under The Lights

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Jack, 15 and a lifelong West Ham United fan and Season Ticket Holder about an extra-special Cup Replay night from the final season at the famous Boleyn Ground. “This game was a bit different for me because, not only were we sitting in a different Stand, but this was the game where I was able to take a couple of my mates. I was eager…

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Hammers Legend Bishop Slams Ex-West Ham United Star Payet Over Departure

West Ham United all-time great Ian Bishop has condemned the actions of French midfielder Dimitri Payet as the year anniversary of the Marseille winger controversially leaving East London in January of 2017 dawns. Bishop, who wore the famous Claret & Blue between the years of 1988 and 1898 and made close to 400 appearances, stated, speaking exclusively to MooreThanJustAClub back in August, about Payet’s transfer back to Ligue One, “The Payet thing didn’t surprise me in the slightest. He …

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2017/2018’s West Ham United Season Review: Part Two

At the halfway stage of the 2017/2018 campaign, it’s now time to look back on the season that has been so far and in Part Two, the month of October as the fortunes of Slaven Bilic’s West Ham switched once more with winter 2017 arriving. October There would be two weeks of respite after September’s thrilling end for the Hammers, a late victory over Swansea City at the London Stadium, with Internationals taking centre-stage once more. Many Claret & Blue …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 30
2 Manchester City 29
3 Liverpool 28
4 West Ham United 23
5 Arsenal 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19
8 Manchester United 18
9 Brighton & Hov… 18
10 Leicester City 18
11 Crystal Palace 16
12 Brentford 16
13 Aston Villa 16
14 Everton 15
15 Southampton 14
16 Watford 13
17 Leeds United 12
18 Burnley 9
19 Norwich City 9
20 Newcastle United 6

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