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I’m The Boss: Keep the good run going

West Ham look a completely different team to a month ago and they face Arsenal in tonight’s Carabao Cup game with cautious optimism. Coming as it does right in the middle of a run of very important games for both clubs the managers must balance the chance to win silverware against league priorities. My worry here is that Moyes will prioritise the games against Newcastle and West Brom and rest key members of the team. Moyes is a pragmatist and …

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Matchday Eighteen’s Premier League Review: Hammers Topple Potters As City Trounce Spurs

After what was another enthralling long weekend of the League we all know and love, it’s now time to look back at all of Matchday Eighteen’s spoils and thrills as David Moyes’ West Ham United collected a first away win of the season and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City Train thundered on. Energetic Eagles Stun Sorry Foxes In Early Kick-Off Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace made it a seventh straight game…

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Hail the Messiah

Before light there was darkness. There was disenchantment, the people were divided and looking for salvation. The people looked to the stars hoping to see a sign that better things were to follow. In the distance a ray of light shone through. Word spread that some one or something special was about to happen. There was apprehension, doubt and dismay by many. Some angry, some disappointed and many bemused, but the faithful were hoping…

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

In the thirteenth round of matches from the 2017/2018 PL2 Division One campaign, Terry Westley’s Development Squad make the tricky trip North to face off with David Unsworth’s Everton in what is set to be an intriguing matchup. The young Hammers go into the tie off the back of exiting the Checkatrade Trophy at the hands of Luton Town and having their League clash with Tottenham Hotspur postponed the week after, while, the Toffees are fresh from a home…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Rare Joy For Oxford As Burke, Cullen And Snodgrass All Taste Defeat

It’s that time of the week again to check in with the Hammers loan stars at their various clubs both in England and on the Continent as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen were left disappointed, so too Robert Snodgrass but it would be a magical seven days for Reece Oxford. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) Off the back of a disappointing away defeat at Nottingham Forest, the Academy …

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Player Ratings: Stoke City vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eighteen

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance from Saturday’s impressive 0-3 victory at the Bet365 Stadium, as David Moyes’ Hammers picked up a first away win of the season, defeating Mark Hughes’ Stoke City. Adrian San-Miguel: 7/10 Keeping his third clean sheet after replacing England man Joe Hart in the starting Xl on a permeant basis, the Spanish shot-stopper was relatively untroubled for the 90 minutes. In fact, Adrian’s easy afternoon was…

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Main Talking Points: Stoke City vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eighteen

It’s now time to trawl back over some of the main cause for discussion in the wake of Saturday’s impressive away triumph at the hands of Mark Hughes’ Stoke City as David Moyes’ West Ham United climbed out of the dreaded drop zone. Arnie Ablaze To Gain Stoke Redemption The victory in Staffordshire took on extra importance for one Claret & Blue star in particular as he made a return to his former stamping ground if the Bet365 Stadium. This …

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Arnautovic Revenge Helps Happy Hammers To Down Sorry Stoke

A stunning display from ex-Potter Marko Arnautovic fired David Moyes’ West Ham United to their first away win of the season at the bet 365 Stadium yesterday afternoon, to place Mark Hughes in deep slumber. The visitors first took the lead after 18 minutes, Mark Noble converting from the penalty spot after Referee Graham Scott awarded a very controversial penalty. Arnautovic’s brilliance silenced the home fans just after midway through the second period to double that advantage…

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Hammers Boss Moyes “Noble Has Really Done A Good Job For West Ham Over The Years”

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has lauded his club Captain Mark Noble as he prepares for a Premier League trip to the Bet365 Stadium, a game in with Noble is expected to make his 300th appearance in the Top-Flight. Speaking about the remarkable achievement in his Pre-Stoke City Press Conference at Rush Green Training Ground yesterday, which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, Moyes stated, “I’ve only had a short time with him but …

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Classic Match: Volume Five: Stoke City 2-2 West Ham United November 2014

In the fifth edition of our Classic Match series, we take a trip back in time three years to a thrilling encounter with today’s opposition, Mark Hughes’ Stoke City away from home. Cast your minds back to the bitter winter of 2014, “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor was the British Number One Single, while the Tower of London was about to reveal a stunning Ceramic Poppy display to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak…

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Joe Hart: Down but hopefully not out

Cast your mind back to Sunday 24th June 2012, England have valiantly held out against Italy and now face a penalty shoot-out. For once England are reasonably confident while Italy have a slightly better record in Penalty shoot outs than England they have a chance. In goal for England that night is a young Joe Hart full of confidence following Manchester City’s last ditch title win. Hart is extremely confident and is just the…

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Match Preview: Stoke City vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eighteen

In the eighteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, David Moyes’ Hammers travel to face Mark Hughes’ Potters, in what is being dubbed a real Relegation six-pointer. Stoke go into the vital affair off the back of a disappointing away defeat at the hands of Burnley on Tuesday evening, while, the Irons battled hard a day after for a London Stadium stalemate with Arsenal, poising things nicely for a feisty clash in the Midlands. When? The encounter will …

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Podcast: Hammers Cruise Through London Derbies With Stoke City Ahead

In this week’s edition of A Week In The World, Jack gives us The Hammers Headlines as Luke takes an in-depth look at the last seven days in East London. The post Podcast: Hammers Cruise Through London Derbies With Stoke City Ahead appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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10 Things You didn’t know about: Stoke City

West Ham face Stoke City this weekend in another huge game for the Hammers; here are 10 facts about this week’s opponents. 1. Stoke were founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863, they are the 2nd oldest Football Club in the world behind Notts County, the club were one of the founding members of the Football League. 2. Stoke have only won 1 major honour, the 1972 League Cup Final. The Potters beat West Ham over an epic Semi-…

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Matchday Eighteen’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Face Potters As Spurs Face Take On The League Leaders

We have barely had time to gather our bearings from the last dosage of midweek Premier League action and another Matchday is upon us, Game Week 18 to you and me and what a weekend it promises to be as the Hammers travel to the Bet 365 Stadium and it’s first against fourth on Super Sunday at The Etihad. Leicester City vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 12:30 PM) To kick-off, all the spoils and thrills, Claude Puel’s Fantastic Foxes play …

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I’m The Boss: A different challenge but another result needed

Another solid defensive performance from West Ham on Wednesday has given the team a solid foundation to build on, the results against Arsenal and Chelsea and the performance against Manchester City gave the fans some reasons for cautious optimism. Moyes is a pragmatist, the tactics against Arsenal and Chelsea demonstrated that, but with the attacking players in the team West Ham do still carry a threat. West Ham face a struggling Stoke team this Saturday and face a different sort …

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Throwback Friday: 1979: From Cyprus To East London

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from a Cypriot Hammer about the day he became a member of the Claret & Blue Army, just under 40 years ago. “I was born in Cyprus in 1960 and come to England with my family in 1972. We settled in Hackney Downs Secondary School. I began to make friends and although I had learnt English growing up I had an accent and with my broken English, I managed to converse with…

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Live Blog: David Moyes’ Pre-Stoke City Press Conference Live From Rush Green

2:15 PM: Unfortunately, that’s it from us today here at Rush Green as the Gaffer has finished addressing us, thank you very much for tuning in and we hope that you have enjoyed our coverage of Moyes’ Pre-Stoke City Press Conference, stay right where you are for all our build-up to tomorrow’s trip to the Midlands and find us on Twitter for live-updates from that clash. We also hope…

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Matchday Seventeen’s Premier League Review: Hammers Share Spoils With Gunners As City March On

In the blink of an eye, another Game Week of The Premier league has been and gone and it’s now time to look back at all of Matchday Seventeen’s spoils and thrills as Manchester City became PL record-breakers and the Hammers shared the points with the Gunners in a freezing East London. Barnes Momentarily Fires Clarets Into Top Four A late strike from Burnley forward Ashley Barnes was enough to temporarily move them up…

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Player Ratings: West Ham United vs Arsenal: Premier League Matchday Seventeen

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance in the wake of yesterday evening’s impressive Premier League home draw to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, as David Moyes continued his unbeaten record at The London Stadium as Hammers Boss. Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10 Yet another superb evening for the shot-stopper as he kept a second clean sheet since returning to the side in place of England keeper Joe Hart, as he collected the club’s …

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Main Talking Points: West Ham United vs Arsenal: Premier League Matchday Seventeen

It’s now time to trawl back over some of the main causes of discussion from last night’s goalless draw with Arsene Wenger’s at The London Stadium, as David Moyes’ Claret & Blue Army dropped a further place towards the foot of the Table. Organised Hammers Earn Point The reign of Moyes continued to bring with it with well-disciplined Football yesterday evening, keeping out one of the best attacks in The Premier League comfortably for 90 minutes. The away side …

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Hammers Frustrate Gunners In London Stadium Stalemate

David Moyes’ West Ham United were locked in a goalless draw in East London last night with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, in a game that far from caught the imagination of the London Stadium faithful. Both teams had their opportunities, but these were few and far between as the rain fell in the Capital, the home side going closest in the closing stages through Javier Hernandez. The visitors’ biggest threat to the organised hosts’ back line…

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Arsenal: Premier League Matchday 17 Live From The London Stadium

7:35 PM: Giroud would have been hoping to break a PL record for most goals from the bench tonight, however, he has been picked by Wenger to start, he still remains a threat though. 7:25 PM: The Hammers are out to warm up here in Stratford, kick-off is nearing and excitement building. 7:10 PM: Here is the full teamsheet this evening, the big news being Jack Wilshere returning for the visitors, more to follow……… 7:04 PM: That’s an unchanged lineup from …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about… Arsenal

West Ham face Arsenal as David Moyes looks to capitalise on Saturday’s fantastic result here are 10 facts about our opponents on Wednesday 1. Arsenal were founded in 1886 by Munitions workers at the Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal armaments factory in Woolwich. 2. One of the founder members of the club was a former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper by the name of Fred Beardsley. Beardsley obtained a set of red shirts from his former club giving Arsenal the club colours they still…

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I’m The Boss: Same Again Please!

It was never in doubt was it! What a great result on Saturday at last a performance full of guts and determination saw West Ham over the line against Chelsea who for the most part were largely ineffective. Moyes got his tactics absolutely spot on restricting the flow of Chelsea’s midfield and largely restricting the West London side to speculative long distance efforts. In defence West Ham were calm and composed with Ogbonna and Reid in particular outstanding, …

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Match Preview: West Ham United vs Arsenal

In the seventeenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, David Moyes’ Hammers entertain Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in a classic London Derby, one that is set to be as intriguing as they come. The Irons head into the clash off the back of a first win since September on Saturday lunchtime over reigning Champions Chelsea, while The North Londoners didn’t fare so well at the weekend, drawing away at Southampton, balancing the scales evenly …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 79
2 Manchester City 57
3 Leicester City 50
4 Chelsea 44
5 Manchester United 41
6 Tottenham Hotspur 40
7 Sheffield United 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39
9 Arsenal 37
10 Burnley 37
11 Everton 36
12 Southampton 34
13 Crystal Palace 33
14 Newcastle United 31
15 Brighton & Hov… 28
16 AFC Bournemouth 26
17 Aston Villa 25
18 West Ham United 24
19 Watford 24
20 Norwich City 18

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