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Match Preview: Luton Town vs West Ham United U23s: Checkatrade Trophy Round Two

In the Round of 32 of the 2017/2018 Checkatrade Trophy campaign, Terry Westley takes his U23 side North to face off with Luton Town for their first ever Knockout tie in The Competition after Qualifying from Southern Group C in second place. Nathan Jones’ hosts go into the exciting clash off the back of an emphatic 0-5 victory away at Non-League Gateshead in The FA Cup Second Round, whereas, the young Hammers are low on confidence after a fourth …

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2018 World Cup Draw: Who Will Our International Hammers Be Facing Off With In Russia?

In the wake of last Friday’s Group Stage Draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we have a look to see which of our International Claret & Blue stars will be clashing with in Round One come June and July. A total of ten potential Hammers are expected to be on the Plane from their respective Nations next summer to the 21st playing of FIFA’s showpiece Competition, it will be …

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Hammers Boss Moyes Stays Cool On January Transfer Window Activity

West Ham United Manager David Moyes has commented positively on the notion of possible buying activity in the upcoming January Transfer Window as he faces an injury crisis. Speaking in his Pre-Manchester City Press Conference, in which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, at Rush Green Training Centre on Friday afternoon, the Scotsman stated, “Well, they (The Owners) told me when I came that if things were needed in January, it would be possible to do so, but I said…

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The Hammers Loan Report: Burke Puts In Fine Showing As Cullen, Snodgrass And Oxford Left Disappointed

It’s that time of the week yet again, to check in with our various loan stars after a busy week of Football both in England and on The Continent as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen tasted sweet victory, Robert Snodgrass performed well on the road and there was yet more frustration for Reece Oxford in Germany. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) In the wake of a 5-1 away embarrassment at the hands of Championship …

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Matchday Fifteen’s Premier League Review: Silva Fires City To Historic Win As United Edge Emirates Stadium Entertainer

In the wake of yet another enthralling weekend of The Premier League, let’s look back at every single last bit of action from Game Week Fifteen as Pep Guardiola’s League leaders were given a Super Sunday scare and Manchester United claimed a Saturday evening firecracker. Boisterous Blues Down Depleted Magpies In West London To kick-off the PL weekend, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea breezed past Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle United at Stamford …

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Player Ratings: Manchester City vs West Ham United

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance from Sunday evening’s credible defeat to in-form record-breakers Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium, as a much-improved team showing left many Hammers surprisingly satisfied. Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10 Coming in for the ineligible Joe Hart against his parent club, the Spaniard was excellent just when his Manager David Moyes needed him to be, earning the West Ham United Man of the Match for his showing. Adrian produced a string…

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Main Talking Points: Manchester City vs West Ham United

It’s now time to look at some of the main causes of discussion in the wake of yesterday’s slim defeat to the League leaders at the Etihad stadium, as we remained in the bottom three with a painful run of fixtures laying ahead. Hammers Come Dangerously Close To Ending Citizens’ Run If one was to take a single plus point from coming so agonisingly close to leaving Manchester with a point on Sunday, it was that…

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Super Silva Winner Fires City To Record-Equalling Triumph

A clever late finish from Davis Silva proved to be the difference between the two hard-working sides at The Etihad Stadium yesterday afternoon, as David Moyes’ Hammers narrowly missed out on a point. His side had seized the advantage just before the break through Angelo Ogbonna’s first Premier League goal, but the hosts levelled early in the second period with Nicolas Otamendi getting on the scoresheet. This set things upper perfectly for David Silva to deliver …

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Classic Match: Volume Two: Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United September 2016

With tomorrow’s Premier League trip to The Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City now just over 24 hours away, we delve into the archives once again in the second edition of our Classic Match series to relive a much happier evening than tomorrow promises to be in Manchester. Cast your mind back to the late summer of 2016, “Easy Love” by Sigala was on top of The UK Charts and NASA was about to announce that it had found the first traces of …

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Match Preview: Manchester City vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Fifteen

In the Fifteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, David Moyes’ Hammers travel to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a meeting of two sides that couldn’t be enduring more different circumstances. The hosts go into the tie off the back of a very late victory indeed over Southampton in midweek, while The Claret & Blue Army make their second Northerly journey in the space of four days, having been humiliated by Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, keeping…

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I’m The Boss: The Toughest of Tests

So that went well! An awful performance on Wednesday night means West Ham have lost any momentum they may have gained after the battling performance against Leicester. Individual errors are costing them dear, a failure to do the basics correctly left West Ham exposed and on the end of a 4-0 beating. In truth it could have been very different Cresswell hit the bar and the penalty miss could have seen us all square…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Manchester City

West Ham face Manchester City on Sunday here are some facts about our opponents: 1.  Manchester City were formed in 1880 as St Marks West Gorton. The club was formed by two church wardens to create a new past time for local men as the area was plagued by gang violence and alcoholism. 2.  The Club was known as St Marks West Gorton until 1887 when they became Ardwick Association Football Club before being named Manchester City in…

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Podcast: Luke Previews The Weekend And Reviews The Last Seven Days

This Week On A Week In The World Of West Ham United, Luke rambles away on his own about a very busy week in East London and looks ahead to the Festive period. The post Podcast: Luke Previews The Weekend And Reviews The Last Seven Days appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Idle Thoughts on Manchester City

The Hammers have not had a good record against Manchester City recently, an appalling record in fact. Since the start of the 2008/09 season, the two teams have met a total of 19 times, once in the F. A. Cup, twice in the Carling Cup and 16 times in the Premier League. City have won 13 of these matches, drawn three and lost three, and in doing so have notched up 46 goals to the Hammers’ 14. But there was a time when matters were…

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Matchday Fifteen’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Travel To Face League Leaders As Two Giants Clash On Saturday Evening

So, now that one Premier League Matchday has gone in the blink of an eye, it’s now time to quickly focus on the next round of fixtures, Match Week Fifteen to be more precise and thf tantalising weekend that lays ahead, as David Moyes’ Hammers face a daunting Super Sunday prospect and United travel to The Emirates for a monumental clash. Chelsea vs Newcastle United (Saturday 12:30 PM) To open up The Top-Flight weekend, Antonio Conte’s Blues welcome …

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

1:00 PM: Good afternoon from a very chilly Rush Green where we have arrived to bring you Live Coverage of David Moyes’ Pre-Manchester City Presser, off the back of Wednesday’s defeat at Goodison Park, this should be an interesting one, thank you for joining us. The post Live Blog: David Moyes’ Pre-Manchester City Press Conference Live From Rush Green appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Throwback Friday: 1980: A Special Moment In A Memorable Cup Run

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear from Ron, 70 and a Hammer since birth and Season Ticket holder for 40 years about a much happier night against Everton all the way back in 1980. “Watching last evening’s very poor performance and result at Goodison Park made me rack my brains for a more positive memory of a clash against Everton and nine stuck out in my mind more vividly …

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Matchday Fourteen’s Premier League Review: Hammers Downed On Merseyside As City Leave It Late Against Saints

After an enthralling first midweek Matchday of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, it’s now time to recap all the spoils and thrills as David Moyes’ Hammers went down dramatically on Merseyside and Manchester City produced another late moment of pure magic to continue their ground-breaking run. Leicester Out-Fox Spurs At KP A fantastic performance from Claude Puel’s Leicester City was enough to condemn Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur to a shock defeat at The King Power Stadium on Tuesday…

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How Brady, Gold and Sullivan have committed the ultimate ownership sin

Ask people in the East End what life means to them, the chances are they will immediately think of particular traditions that are embedded deep within their own culture. From Cockney rhyming slang to pie and mash, Pearly Kings to jellied eels and Chaz and Dave to Danny Dyer, those in the East End are proud of who they are and what they represent. Icons matter. Moments in history are remembered for decades. There is a certain expectation that you work…

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Player Ratings: Everton vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Fourteen

It’s now time to analyse player performance from yesterday evening’s dramatic disappointment on Merseyside, as our Claret & Blue stars were outclassed by a resurgent Everton performance at Goodison Park. Joe Hart: 5/10 Another thorough night to forget for the England shot-stopper as he became the Premier League’s most expensive keeper once again with 30 goals conceded at an average of around to a game. However, Hart was unlucky to see the ball rebound…

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Main Talking Points: Everton vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Fourteen

Let’s take a look at the primary causes of discussion from last night’s humiliating thrashing at Goodison Park, as David Moyes made a very unhappy return indeed to his former stamping ground. Referee Oliver Blasted For Blues Penalty Decision Premier League Referee Michael Oliver was plunged into the spotlight last night for the part he played in Everton taking the lead for the first time on 18 minutes. Chasing a loose ball that had…

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Toffees Thump Hammers On Moyes’ Return To Goodison

A barnstorming performance from David Unsworth’s Everton in the Interim Manager’s final game in charge at Goodison Park was enough to down David Moyes’ Hammers emphatically in his own return to Merseyside. On a night that belonged to one man and one man only, Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for the home side in the opening exchanges from the rebound of his own penalty before doubling that advantage a short while later. It would take a moment…

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A Day Out

The defeat against Everton got me to thinking about supporters, fans and followers of our illustrious club. Whilst on a Californian Road Trip with my wife a couple of years back I thought it would be a good idea to sample sport American style. There’s plenty of choice. American Football, Soccer, Basket Ball or Ice Hockey. We were staying in San Diego and were in luck. The Padres the local Baseball…

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Match Preview: Everton vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Fourteen

On the Fourteenth Matchday on the 2017/2018 Premier League season, David Moyes’ Hammers make the familiar trip back to Goodison Park to face off with David Unsworth’s Everton in what is being dubbed a real Relegation six-pointer. The Claret & Blue Army make the trip to Liverpool having witnessed their side produce a much-improved display to draw at home with Leicester City on Friday night, whereas, The Toffees are fresh from …

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I’m The Boss: Same Team, Same Effort, Better Result

Everton are next up for West Ham in a vital game for both sides on Wednesday night at Goodison. Friday nights point against Leicester had some positives, the team showed togetherness and character to get something from a losing position and in the second half in particular they grew in confidence and were unlucky not to come away with 3 points. Moyes demands hard work and it could be seen in the display of Marko Arnautovic that the players are starting to respond…

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10 Things you may not know about Everton

West Ham face Everton as David Moyes returns to his former club here are 10 facts about our opponents tonight 1. Everton were formed in 1878 and were founder members of the Football League in 1888. 2. Everton are the only club to have achieved over 100 seasons in the top flight of English football. 3. Former Striker Dixie Dean holds the record for most goals in a top flight season. In the 1927-28 season Dean scored 60 goals in 39 games 4. Goodison Park was the first purpose …

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English Premier League Table

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

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