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Martinez Denied Late Valladolid Winner As Makasi’s Argyle’s Unbeaten Run Is Ended

It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan starts at their various different temporary clubs, just two have been in action over the last seven days due to the International break, but there is still plenty to cover in Devon, England and Valladolid, Spain. Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle) We start with the Hammers’ U23 star who has enjoyed being a part of Derek Adams’ Argyle as …

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Standing room only for the Amazonians?

West Ham are entering the final stretch of this marathon season and Moyes must find a way to direct his players to deliver a performance and more importantly gain crucial points. This may not be the season when West Ham are just ‘too good to go down’ but it is doubtful they will also amass the 42 points that has seen them relegated in a previous campaign. “I would rather lie facedown on the…

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Moore Than Just A Club Writers On: Where West Ham United Will Finish And Why

David Moyes’ West Ham United currently sit 17th in the Premier League table with eight matches of the season remaining, they’ve been defeated in three consecutive matches in all competitions and are a mere two points off the relegation zone, after discussing the club’s warm weather Miami training camp last weekend , here are the opinions of five Moore Than Just A Club writers on whether the Hammers will beat the drop to the…

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The MTJAC.Com Podcast: The London Stadium And West Ham’s Chances Of Survival With Iain Dale

In this week’s episode of the Moore Than Just A Club Dot Com Podcast, Host Luke Glanville is joined by LBC presenter, political journalist, former politician and West Ham United Season Ticket holder Iain Dale. Luke and Iain discuss everything from the former Conservative’s love of the Hammers to the job manager David Moyes has done so far at the London Stadium and the Irons’ recent off-field troubles. The post The MTJAC.Com Podcast: The London Stadium And …

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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

This season is not yet done but we must look to the future and see where our fortunes lie, where we must strengthen and where we must lose a few pounds in dead weight. Yes, unfortunately it is that time when we all need to take stock of where we are and what we must do to improve our situations. Of course much of this is pure speculation as we await our fate of this season ending however …

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Classic Match: Volume Twenty-Three: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 West Ham United March 2007

In the 23rd Volume of our weekly Classic Match series, we delve deep into the archives once more to relive a memorable West Ham United encounter from down the years, this time around it comes in the form of an away victory that triggered one of the club’s greatest-ever runs, exactly 11 years ago to the month. Cast your minds back to the early spring of 2007, “Shine” by Take That was at the very summit of the…

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West Ham’s Keepers – A Cricketer, A Record Signing and A Man from Near Moscow

Despite our current struggles with the Goalkeeping position West Ham have been blessed with some fantastic goalkeepers through the years, in fact they have twice broken the World record transfer fee for a Goalkeeper. The Great Goalkeepers have tended to come and enjoy long careers at the Hammers below are my choices for the best Goalkeepers to play for the Hammers. Jim Standen 1962-1968 236 Apps (All Comps.) Standen was originally signed as emergency cover after the Hammers goalkeeper Lawrie Leslie…

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Hammers Drop Huge Hint As To Whether Manager Moyes Will Stay Beyond Season’s End

West Ham United have hinted about the future of manager David Moyes whose six-month contract runs out at the end of the 2017/2018 season, in an Interview with the Scotsman on their Official Website WHUFC.com. The Hammers are currently in the midst of a three-week break from competitive action which culminates in the first International break of the year and this is what the man who took over from Slaven Bilic last …

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10 Things about : England and West Ham – 1966 Anyone?

1. 41 Players have been picked for England while playing for West Ham most did not make 20 caps before either leaving West Ham or never being picked again. Bobby Moore is West Ham’s most capped England player with 108 caps. While 23 of the 41 players won 3 caps or less in their time with the Hammers 2. George William Webb was the first West Ham player capped by England. Webb was a centre forward from Poplar who made a goal scoring debut in a 3-0 …

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Young International Hammers: Where Will West Ham’s Starlets Be Heading This International Break?

The fourth International break of the 2017/2018 domestic football season is now upon us, you heard earlier in the week where West Ham United’s senior International stars will be heading over the week, now, it’s time to take a look at the Academy of Football and find out where and when the 12 youth internationals will be in action. U16 Only two young Hammers will be featuring Internationally at U16 level and they are U18 stars Serine Sanneh and Daniel …

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Slaps, tickles…and all for squits and giggles

Wouldn’t it be nice for all the West Ham nation to come together in perfect harmony for a jolly old sing song. Yes. let’s pretend it’s 1999 and we’re all going to party like there’s no tomorrow because the Moyesiah has done his job, done us proud and kept the team in the Premier League. Shall we entertain such fanciful notions and should we continually strive to wish it was so? Many have come to the…

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Stuck in the woods

There’s two hikers in the woods when all of a sudden they hear the growl of a bear in the distance. They both turn away in terror and start to run. As the bear closes in on them one stops. “What are you doing you fool?” yells the other “Putting on my running shoes”. “You’ll never out run the bear” came the reply “No, but I’ll out run you!”. Hopefully our running shoes are on and we don’t take them…

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Five Things That We Learned From The #SaveTheDaggers Friendly: Lewis A Star In The Making As Antonio Shines

David Moyes’ West Ham United claimed their first victory of any description in over a month in the #SaveTheDaggers friendly at the Chigwell Construction Stadium yesterday evening, defeating John Still’s Dagenham & Redbridge 1-3, here’s five things we learned from the competitive affair. Antonio And Hugill Stake Their Claims Strikers Michail Antonio and Jordan Hugill fronted the Hammers’ attack together for the first time in Essex, with the latter enjoying his very first start for the club since joining from Preston North End…

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Antonio And Lewis Impress As Hammers Put In Dominant Performance To Defeat Daggers

Let’s take an in-depth look at West Ham United player performance from yesterday evening’s #SaveTheDaggers friendly victory over John Still’s National League Dagenham & Redbridge at the Chigwell Construction Stadium as David Moyes’ Hammers reigned supreme to the tune of 1-3. Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10 Coming in to replace Joe Hart, the Spanish shot-stopper did himself no harm when it comes to regaining his Premier League place, pulling off a string of impressive saves in both halves and not being at fault…

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Scorsese ‘Badda Bing’ or Redknapp Horse Trading?

Finally there might be light at the end of the darkest of West Ham tunnels…the club have announced there will be a new Director of Football in post to oversee all matters footballing, scouting and scooting. Yes, David Sullivan has decided to hang up his DoF role and take a step back to let others do the job he masterfully practiced for a number of years. After the Tony Henry…

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Moyes’ Hammers Travel To Dagenham In #SaveTheDaggers Friendly Trip To Face Still’s Daggers

In a mid-2017/2018 season fundraising friendly, David Moyes’ West Ham United travel to face their East London neighbours Dagenham & Redbridge under John Still as the hosts look to raise funds to avoid going into administration having fallen on hard financial times. The Daggers are fresh from last Tuesday night’s league defeat at the hands of Halifax Town, while the Hammers go into the clash off the back of a home Premier League defeat to Burnley 11 days ago, after which they travelled…

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Tony Cottee Exclusive: David Moyes’ Present And Future And Mark Noble Admiration

Legendary former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee has praised the work of David Moyes so far at the London Stadium, stating “we’ve made progress under the manager,” and heaped praise on club captain Mark Noble “he’s been one of our best players.” Cottee wore the colours of his boyhood club over two spells between the years of 1982 and 1988 and 1994 and 1996, scoring almost 150 goals in the process and picking up…

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Hungry Hugill Keen To Impress In Fundraising Friendly Trip To Dagenham

West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill has stated his desire to stand out in this evening’s fundraising friendly with National League side Dagenham & Redbridge at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. The 25-year-old was signed from Championship Preston North End on January Transfer Deadline Day but has seen his playing time limited to just two Premier League substitute appearances so far, an away loss to Brighton & Hove Albion and home win over Watford, both in February. Before…

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Where Are They Now? Carlos Tevez

Cult hero Argentine striker Carlos Tevez remains one of the most decorated players in history to represent West Ham United, doing so for one season, the memorable 2006/2007 campaign. But, what made his short spell in East London so special? How did his colourful career develop after he left the Boleyn Ground? And more importantly, where is he now? Carlos Tevez The future world-beater was born in the Argentine city…

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Mrs Robinson and the Graduation Day

Where were all the voices that cried foul? Where was the sabre rattling tribes that stood firm and would not let this pass? The West Ham fans were sold a dream, convinced that better days would finally come…but all that came to pass was a roll in the hay with mutton dressed as lamb and a feeling of unbridled abuse. “For God’s sake, Mrs Robinson. Here we are. You got me into…

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International Hammers: Where Will The Senior West Ham Stars Be Heading This International Break?

The fourth International break of the 2017/2018 domestic football season is upon us, but it’s not all bad news, plenty of West Ham United’s International stars will be in action over the next seven days across four continents of the globe, let’s look at who they are and who they are going up against. Starting on home soil, Gareth Southgate decided to call up just one of David Moyes’ squad to represent the Three Lions…

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Arthur Masuaku: Five Things That’ve Dramatically Changed Since Defender Last Played For West Ham

Democratic Republic of Congo International left-back Arthur Masuaku was sent off in an Emirates FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium for spitting on opposing midfielder Nick Powell back in January. As a result, the man who had become a fan favourite over the few months before his dismissal, was handed a six-game that will see him return to action in the Premier League visit of Southampton to the London …

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Dickensian Rights and the Orphans in the Workhouses

Who would have believed that in the twenty first century of footballing tribulations, the West Ham fans would be facing the fight of their supporting lives? When the Victorian masters on top of the hill would act with impunity, sneer, scoff and deride the spoon fed street urchins until revolutions are hissed with greater ambition? “The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues; probity, kindness, hard…

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Five West Ham United Stars That Must Be Dropped After The International Break

After a three-week break from competitive action, which includes a friendly trip to face National League Dagenham & Redbridge, David Moyes’ West Ham United welcome Southampton to the London Stadium in the Premier League, here’s five players that he must consider dropping for the relegation six-pointer. Joe Hart The England shot-stopper was brought in for his first league start since the back end of November in the home defeat against Burnley and failed to impress just when…

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Snodgrass And Villa Thwarted In Automatic Promotion Bid As Makasi Impresses Once More For Plymouth

It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars and find out how they’ve been getting on at their various different clubs over the last seven days as Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa were dealt a promotion blow and Moses Makasi’s Plymouth Argyle marched on in League One. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) It would be a busy week for the Scottish winger and Steve Bruce’s side as…

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Cherries Plunge Nail Into Baggies Coffin As Salah Show Blows Hornets Away At Anfield

After a limited but exciting weekend of Premier League action, the first half of Matchday 31 to me and you, It’s now time to look back at all of the drama from Saturday afternoon as Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth plunged a nail into the West Bromwich Albion coffin and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool hit Watford for five. The drama of two days ago was kicked-off with three 3 PM starts, the first of them being a vital matchup between Paul…

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# Team P
1 Chelsea 22
2 Liverpool 21
3 Manchester City 20
4 West Ham United 17
5 Brighton & Hov… 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 15
7 Manchester United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Leicester City 14
10 Arsenal 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13
12 Brentford 12
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Watford 10
15 Crystal Palace 9
16 Southampton 8
17 Leeds United 7
18 Burnley 4
19 Newcastle United 4
20 Norwich City 2

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