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The Hammers Transfer Rumours Roundup: Moyes Eyes Midfielders As Reds Chase Lanzini

It’s that time of the year again, yes, the January Transfer Window is upon us as we delve into the speculative world of rumours and gossip to bring you a roundup of the very latest in West Ham United speculation, there are midfielders aplenty and a certain Anderlecht prodigy. Hammers Fail In Bid For Ireland Star It has been reported by TalkSport that West Ham have had a bid in the region of £5 million rejected by…

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Jelly Beans & Rice Pudding?

In the movie: ‘My Cousin Vinny’, Joe Pesci’s character talks about “The Yoots” when actually meaning “Youths” and just as he was initially misunderstood, I wonder are we misunderstanding ‘The Yoots’ within the West Ham United system? I’ve always been a steadfast advocate of youth development and bringing that talent forward into the first team. “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough!” After all, we are The Academy of Football aren’t we, but are we …

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Classic Match: Volume Ten: West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United January 2013

In the tenth edition of our Classic Match series, we dig deep in the archives to take you back in time to a memorable FA Cup Third Round tie from January past, just days after David Moyes’ Hammers were frustrated away from home by Shrewsbury Town in the same Competition in the present. Cast your minds back to the early New Year of 2013, “Impossible” by James Arthur was sitting on …

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Where Are They Now? Mauro Zarate

On one day, a simply world-class forward and on another, a striker inept for the standard of the Premier League, controversial Argentina youth International Mauro Zarate wore the famous Claret & Blue between the years of 2014 and 2016. But, what were his highlights at Upton Park? Why was his time in East London cut short amid an admirable run of form? And more importantly, where is he now? Mauro Zarate…

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Are West Ham flattering to deceive?

A few weeks ago I was at an all-time low with not only my appraisal of the team performances but also with the ongoing club owners’ shenanigans…to the point that I felt compelled to ring into radio shows to voice my displeasure. At the spritely age of 47, I’ve had an unwavering support for our club since I was a boy but had drifted in and out of pleasure with the teams and players over…

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Three-Star Young Hammers Overwhelm Sorry Red Devils

Terry Westley’s West Ham United U23 side proved too strong for Ricky Sbragia’s ten-man Manchester United Development Squad at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium last night, as they romped to victory in the Premier League 2 Division One clash. The rampant visitors, many of whom were included in the first-time Squad to face Shrewsbury Town at the weekend, first took the lead early in the second period after threatening in the first, …

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Match Preview: Manchester United U23s vs West Ham United U23s: Premier League Two Division One Matchday Thirteen

In the thirteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad make the tricky trip North to face off with Rick Sbragia’s Manchester United in what is set to be an intriguing affair. The hosts were last in action before the Christmas break, drawing 1-1 at home to Leicester City in the League, while the visiting Hammers have not played since the very start of December when they…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Burke And Cullen Return As Snodgrass’ Villa Suffer Cupset

It’s that time of the week once again, to check in with West Ham United’s various loanees both at home and on the Continent and see how they have been doing over the past seven days as Robert Snodgrass couldn’t inspire Aston Villa and Reece Burke and Josh Cullen enjoyed a homecoming. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Following Reece Oxford who returned from his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach over the festive period, …

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Player Ratings: Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham United: Football Association Challenge Cup Third Round

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance after Sunday’s FA Cup Third Round draw at the New Meadow against Paul Hurst’s League One Shrewsbury Town, as the Shrews forced an unlikely Cup Replay to savour back at the London Stadium. Joe Hart: 8/10 Making his first start since before Christmas against the club where his jewel-encrusted career began, the England keeper kept his first Irons clean sheet in all Competitions since the back end of September. A …

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Main Talking Points: Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham United: Football Association Challenge Cup Third Round

It’s now time to trawl over some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of yesterday afternoon’s frustrating away FA Cup Third Round draw at the hands of Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury Town, as Salop came mightily close to dealing David Moyes’ Hammers an unlikely giant-killing. Strong Hammers Give Shrews Easy Ride West Ham United Boss Moyes made only a mere four changes from the Premier League draw with Tottenham Hotspur for the trip to …

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Stern Shrews Take Hammers To Cup Replay At The New Meadow

Paul Hurst’s League One Shrewsbury Town put in a dominant performance against David Moyes’ Premier League West Ham United to earn a deserved draw in their FA Cup Third Round tie at the Montgomery Waters Meadow yesterday afternoon. The home side had the best of the chances throughout the tie, testing out Irons Skipper Joe Hart on numerous occasions, whilst the visitors would only manage four touches in the opposition’s box in the whole affair. However, the rather eventful matchup did …

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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham United: Football Association Challenge Cup Third Round

David Moyes’ West Ham United will enter the Third Round of the 2017/2018 FA Cup, along with 19 other Premier League teams, on the first weekend of January, making the trip to face Paul Hurst’s League One outfit Shrewsbury Town in Football’s oldest Competition. The hosts are fresh from a slim New Years’ Day victory over Oldham Athletic in England’s Third Division, whereas, the Hammers have played twice since then, defeating West Bromwich Albion and drawing away at Tottenham…

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10 Things you didn’t Know About: Shrewsbury Town

West Ham face high flying Shrewsbury Town in a tricky tie in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on Sunday here are 10 facts about you may not know about Sundays 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 Leagues 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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10 Things About: West Ham and the FA Cup Final

West Ham have an interesting and varied history with the FA Cup here are 10 facts about West Ham’s appearances in the Final 1.  West Ham played Bolton in the first ever Final to be played at Wembley Stadium in 1923, such were the crowds on that day it is widely accepted as being the record attendance at an FA Cup final. The official attendance is logged at 126,047 but, somewhere in the region of 300,000 …

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Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Twenty-One

Let’s take an in-depth and analytical look at player performance after yesterday evening’s action-packed draw with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, as David Moyes’ Irons managed to remain unbeaten at the National Stadium since 1923. Adrian San-Miguel: 9/10 Off the back of a solid showing against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening, the Spanish shot-stopper put in a superb display in making were key saves. Harry Kane was among the …

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Main Talking Points: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Twenty-One

It’s now time to trawl back over some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of yesterday evening’s narrow draw with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, as David Moyes’ Hammers took yet another small step away from danger. Stern Hammers Defence Frustrates Eager Spurs There is little doubt that the visitors to West London last night saw plenty more rear-guard action than they did of anything else, more defending than attacking for sure. The hosts…

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We need to talk about Andy

When I got back from The London Stadium and settled down with a coffee to watch Match of The Day after seeing West Ham climb out of the relegation zone I had a feeling of jubilation that we’re finally on the up. I scrolled through various club sites and forums and couldn’t believe what I was reading about Andy Carroll, you know the guy who’d just scored twice to win the match in the dying seconds. Never has there been a player…

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Matchday Twenty-Two’s Premier League Review: Business As Usual For Citizens As Hammers Down Baggies

It’s now time to take a look back at all the action from yet another enthralling New Year Game Week of the English Top-Flight, as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City got back to winning ways and David Moyes’ Hammers claimed some pivotal points. New Years Day saw the first slice of PL action of 2018 and it would be a South Coast Derby to remember as Chris Hughton’s Seagulls and Eddie Howe’s Cherries met up the Amex Stadium. In the …

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Super Son Strike Cancels Out Obiang Magic In Wembley Derby Clash

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min fired a late leveller to earn his side a draw in a rather one-sided London Derby at Wembley Stadium yesterday evening, locking together with local rivals West Ham United in a feisty affair. David Moyes’ Irons had, out of the blue, taken the lead with their first effort on goal in the 70th minute, an unbelievable hit from around 30 yards out from Pedro Obiang, giving France International goalkeeper …

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Idle Thoughts on the FA Cup

I have, on a previous occasion, mentioned the story my Uncle Tommy used to tell, of the day, way back in the early 1930s, when, having finished his shift down the mine, he walked into Sunderland for the big match, paid his tanner to get in and, once inside, would have paid a shilling to get out again, such was the crush inside the ground as Sunderland recorded their biggest-ever attendance. The record books show…

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Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Twenty-One

In a Game Week 21 encounter that was rescheduled from last Sunday (31 December 2017), David Moyes’ Hammers make the trip to face off with Mauricio Pochettino’s Lilywhites, in what is expected to be a classic, feisty London Derby. Spurs go into the clash off the back of an impressive and comfortable away win at the Liberty Stadium on just Tuesday night, meanwhile, the Irons were also in action that evening and also claimed all …

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Classic Match: Volume Nine: Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 West Ham United October 2013

In the ninth edition of our Classic Match series, once again, we dig deep into the archives to relive a memorable encounter from the past, this time around, we look back at a certain meeting with tonight’s opposition at Wembley Stadium in Tottenham Hotspur. Cast your minds back to the early autumn of 2013, “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo was on top of the British Music Charts and the 2017 Rugby World Cup was about to …

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Hammers Boss Moyes: “I Need To Think About Getting Some Of The Best Centre-Halves In The World To Come Out And Play”

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has spoken of the difficulty in dealing with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, as he prepares his side to face off with Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the Premier League tonight. Speaking in his Pre-Tottenham Press Conference, which MooreThanJustAClub were fortunate enough to be in, held after the home victory over West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday evening, the Scotsman stated…

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Throwback Thursday: 2012: Reliving A Stage In The Journey To Championship Promotion

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Bobby, 15 and a lifelong Hammers fan and Season Ticket holder about a Boleyn Ground afternoon to savour six years ago. “We came into the 2012 Championship Play-Off Semi-Final second-leg feeling fairly comfortable as two Jack Collison strikes gave us a two-goal advantage, however, I never felt 100% sure that we would do the job this time around, …

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Player Ratings: West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion: Premier League Matchday Twenty-Two

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance from yesterday evening’s remarkable late win over Alan Pardew’s Baggies, as David Moyes’ Irons celebrated the New Year with three points of the highest importance in the battle for Top-Flight survival. Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10 A strong evening for the Spanish shot-stopper after he had conceded six goals in his last two games before last night, as he made numerous important saves at key points in the affair. Adrian was criticised …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About… Tottenham

West Ham face Tottenham in their second game in 48 hours in a very important London Derby for both clubs here are 10 facts about our North London Opponents: 1. Tottenham were founded by members of Hotspur Cricket Club in 1882. 2. Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901 while the club were competing in the Southern League making them the only Non-League club to have won the FA Cup since the formation of the …

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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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