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Is Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles paying lip service with comments on West Ham move?

West Ham United have been linked over the past week with a £25 million move for Newcastle United skipper Jamaal Lascelles. It comes amid a summer of unprecedented spending with West Ham splashing the cash for new boss Manuel Pellegrini while Newcastle look to loans and free transfers. The Hammers have already spent £90 million […] The post Is Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles paying lip service with comments on West Ham move? appeared first on Moore Than Just

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Comment from new signing proves just what a coup Manuel Pellegrini is for West Ham

When West Ham United appointed Manuel Pellegrini this summer it was met with widespread approval from fans. On agreeing to replace David Moyes at West Ham, Pellegrini became the highest profile manager certainly in the club’s modern history and the only one with an English top flight league title on his CV. But for Hammers […] The post Comment from new signing proves just what a coup Manuel Pellegrini is

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Now is not the time for West Ham fans to re-open poisonous can of worms

West Ham United have been turning heads with their transfer business this summer. The penny looks to have finally dropped for Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold after the angry protests which marred last season and money is being spent. Many West Ham supporters feel betrayed over promises and pledges made when the club […] The post Now is not the time for West Ham fans to re-open poisonous can of worms appeared first on Moore…

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Pellegrini will serve up feast of football says West Ham ace Zabaleta

West Ham fans are in for a feast of football under the stewardship of new coach Manuel Pellegrini. That’s the verdict from Pablo Zabaleta after the former Manchester City manager was handed the job of guiding the Hammers in the wake of the departure of David Moyes. Moyes came in to the London Stadium and ensured the club retained their top-flight status but the hierarchy decided they were not going to hand him the task…

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Stoke City: Premier League Matchday 34 Live From The London Stadium

90+2: That was close, the ball is deflected for a corner, Hart catches a Crouch header from it. 90+1: More agony inside London Stadium as Lanzini nets a similar volley but the flag is up yet again, the Potters now have a dangerous free-kick. 90: You really couldn’t write this stuff it’s the substitute Carroll volleying home a Cresswell cross and the Hammers are level, four minutes have been added …

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A Hammers hot summer and a cold dark winter!

Many West Ham fans will be looking to the game against Stoke City at the London Stadium tonight as the moment when all fears will disappear and David Moyes can lead his merry men onto victory. This will be the crucial fixture to secure the vital three points which would surely be enough to let the Hammers have another bite of the Premier League cake next season, so all fingers and toes would be crossed! “Nowadays most…

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Classic Match: Volume Twenty-Six: West Ham United 3-0 Stoke City March 2011

In the 26th Volume of our Classic Match series, we delve into the archives once more to bring you another memorable West Ham United clash from down the years, this time around, it involves Monday night’s opponents at the London Stadium, Stoke City. Cast your minds back to the early spring of 2011, “Someone Like You” by Adele was at the very summit of the United Kingdom Music Charts and the 2011 UK Census was about to take place. Meanwhile, in …

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Moyes’ Hammers Entertain Lambert’s Potters With Huge Opportunity To All But Seal Premier League Safety

In the 34th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, David Moyes’ West Ham United play host to fellow relegation strugglers Stoke City under Paul Lambert in what is being dubbed one of the biggest matches of both team’s seasons and subsequent bids for Top-Flight survival. The Hammers go into the clash off the back of consecutive positive results in the league, a crucial home victory over Southampton and impressive away draw with Chelsea , while the Potters were beaten…

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Hammers Boss Moyes: “I Don’t Really Care” About Arnautovic Rivalry With Ex-Club Stoke

West Ham United manager David Moyes has played down and cast aside the history between star player Marko Arnautovic and his former team Stoke City ahead of the teams’ Monday night meeting at the London Stadium in the Premier League. Arnautovic, who has managed nine PL goals in Claret & Blue this season, left the bet365 Stadium on rather unsavoury terms in a £25 million move in last summer’s transfer window. When the Hammers travelled to face…

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Young Hammers Travel To Relegation-Threatened Derby With PL2 Top-Four Hopes At Stake

In the penultimate round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United Development Squad travel to face the Development Squad of Derby County managed by Darren Wassall in what promise to be an intuiting matchup between two sides fighting very different battles at opposite ends of the table. The Young Hammers go into the journey off the back of consecutive away victories over Manchester City and Everton in the PL2 last week, while the Young…

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West Ham United players spend Sunday pointing and laughing at Manchester United

What’s that? Manchester City led a game at half-time and went on to win? Are you sure? I thought they had soft mentalities and all that? Surely, you cannot mean that they are actually worthy winners of the Premier League? But they had lost their last three big matches! Finished, they were. Finished I tell you! And was it even worth Manchester United even breaking a sweat last week, Jose? Yes, the …

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Moore Than Just A Club Writers On: Who Should Come And Who Should Go In The Summer At West Ham United

Having debated all manner of West Ham United-related topics in recent weeks, today, five MooreThanJustAClub writers give their opinions on who they would like to see arrive at depart from the London Stadium in this summer’s transfer window, one player in and one player out each, a mix of different views for sure. Luke Glanville (@Glanville_Luke) – Site Lead: In: James Maddison Of the realistic and rumoured transfer targets that West Ham are being linked …

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Hammers Host Potters, League Leaders Travel To Wembley And The Rest Of Matchday 34’s Premier League Action

After an exciting midweek of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League action involving English teams, the Premier League is back for another Matchday this weekend, the 34th Game Week of the 2017/2018 season, and it promises to be a special one as the league leaders travel to fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and David Moyes’ West Ham United entertain Stoke City in a pivotal Monday Night Football. The next few days’ action will be kick…

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The MTJAC.com Podcast: Carlton Cole Admiration And The Stoke Clash With James Jones

In this week’s episode of the Moore Than Just A Club Dot Com Podcast, host Luke Glanville is joined for the second time by Football FanCast Editor-In-Chief and West Ham World Founder James Jones. Luke and James discuss a broad spectrum of West Ham United issues and topics past and present, including the recent retirement of club legend Carlton Cole and the importance of Monday night’s visit of Stoke City to London Stadium. The post The MTJAC.com Podcast: Carlton…

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The caterpillar that ate the butterfly

As the West Ham faithful look forward to the next match against Stoke City on Monday night, there are many that are beginning to wonder which players will still be at the club come the end of the summer. Yes, as the end of the season draws near, the unmistakable and obligatory rumour mill jumps into overdrive as many within the fandoms and in the media begin circulating news items about possible targets and players that might be up…

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Fan Favourite Arnie Picks Up Hammers Goal Of March As He Continues Rise To Claret & Blue Stardom

West Ham United attacker Marko Arnautovic has collected the club’s Goal of the Month award for March for his second strike in the key Premier League victory over Southampton at the London Stadium on Saturday 31 March . The goal, an impressive first-time volley from a pin-point Arthur Masuaku cross, arrived in first-half added-time in the relegation six-pointer and put the Hammers 3-0 up, all but securing a crucial three points. Arnautovic’s strike was his ninth league notch…

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Five: Classic Clashes Between West Ham United And Stoke City From The 21st Century

David Moyes’ West Ham United and Paul Lambert’s Stoke City meet at the London stadium on Monday evening for a crucial Premier League relegation six-pointer, ahead of the encounter, we bring you five Classic Clashes involving the pair since the year 2000. West Ham United 3-1 Stoke City (October 2010) We start by going back to 2010 for the only Cup meeting on this list, a Carling Cup round of 16 affair at the Boleyn Ground in the early winter that was decided by…

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I’m The Boss: It’s The Hope That Kills You

A great point away from home at the Champions, and once more the rollercoaster that is West Ham is on an upward trajectory. Joe Hart and Declan Rice were outstanding in a gutsy determined performance that was bizarrely criticised by BBC pundit Danny Mills on Sunday. Mills described West Ham as lacking heart and determination, and was quick to praise Hazard and Willian – quite rightly but West Ham dug in and…

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The Hammers and the unicorn who knew too little!

If any West Ham fan were to look back in anger at two seasons of misery, then there would be answers still wanting and questions that still needed to be asked. One of the numerous would be about the youth players and any realistic prospects of breaking into the first team. Neither Slaven Bilic nor David Moyes made obvious attempts to blood youth players in league fixtures, although there were feeble attempts in various …

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The sun always shines on TV…but it’s hotter in the stadium

As the season draws to a close and the club send out Season Ticket renewals…many within the West Ham fanbase are contemplating whether they should renew or not. Some reports would suggest that nearly half of all season ticket holders are either not intending to renew or are waiting until the end of the season to decide.   Whilst this would appear to be sensible, the club have nothing to fear as there are nearly…

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“Maybe It’s Coming Back” – Hammers Academy Director Westley Foresees Academy Of Football Return

West Ham United Academy Director and Development Squad manager Terry Westley had made an exciting admission about the current crop of young players in the youth system and Academy of the club. No fewer than five homegrown stars were included in David Moyes’ first-team squad for the vital 1-1 Premier League draw away at Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Three of them, skipper Mark Noble and starlets ever-present in the first-team Declan Rice and Josh Cullen, …

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Hammers Veteran Zabaleta Pays Young Teammate Rice Highest Complement

West Ham United veteran full-back Pablo Zabaleta has lauded the efforts of his 19-year-old counterpart Declan Rice after the youngster’s performance in Sunday’s Premier League draw with Chelsea, making the claim: “he will be future captain for West Ham”. Rice started a second consecutive match for David Moyes’ men in the key draw with Antonio Conte’s Blues , contending for Man of the Match in an impressive defensive display from the Hammers. The starlet, who captained the club’s U23…

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Five: Must-Have West Ham United Championship Summer Transfer Targets

David Moyes’ West Ham United have been linked with a move for a number of Sky Bet Championship players this summer as they look to have secured their Premier League safety and start to turn their attention to the next transfer window, here are five of their second-tier targets that they can’t afford to miss out on. James Maddison (Norwich City) The Norwich star is perhaps the most high-profile player on this list and the most in demand…

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Young Hammers Hero Browne Ecstatic With Hitting Toffees For Four In PL2 Thrashing

West Ham United Development Squad star Marcus Browne was delighted with his match-winning four goals in Monday night’s Premier League 2 Division One thrashing of Everton U23s at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, branding it “up there with one of my better days in football.” The 20-year-old struck once in the first-half and three times in the second-half on Merseyside to help the Young Hammers to a third consecutive league victory on the road, having this to …

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Snodgrass And Villa Suffer Automatic Promotion Blow So Too Martinez And Valladolid And The Rest Of West Ham’s Loanees

It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars and see how they’ve been getting on at their various different loan clubs both in Britain and on the continent in the past week as Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa’s promotion hopes took a blow, so too those of Antonio Martinez and Real Valladolid. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) Fresh from a…

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A yarn, a yawn or a ripping good tale?

Can you see it, feel it…sense the alarm coursing through your veins as you realise that you’ve been duped once more? The year is 2019, It’s February…David Moyes was sacked in December and replaced by Tony Pulis…The January transfer window opened and closed with few signings that would generate hope, and existing players have ground to a halt in the molasses of West Ham performances. How did we get here? Why are we entrenched in the…

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8 Aston Villa 10
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10 Arsenal 9
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