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A Blade of Grass

I often wonder about the oddities in life, take time to consider the absurdities and try to rationalise what I witness but also to find comfort and humour within it all. For…if we cannot laugh in the face of petty tyrannies then we are lesser men and our legacies will be unstructured, wispy and dull. “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow…

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Hart Endures Nightmarish Return As Noble Grinds It Out In Midfield On Tough Afternoon

It’s now time to analyse West Ham United player performance in the wake of their crushing defeats by Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as David Moyes’ men lost a home unbeaten record that had existed since before Christmas. Joe Hart: 5/10 Taking the place of Spaniard Adrian San-Miguel to take his first Premier League start since December 2017, the England shot-stopper did himself no favours with the World Cup ahead in …

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Barnes And Wood On Target For Clarets As Dark Clouds Roll In Over London Stadium

Let’s trawl over some of the main causes of discussion from Saturday’s London Stadium Premier League encounter between David Moyes’ West Ham United and Sean Dyche’s Burnley, as the visiting Clarets claimed just their second victory of the year. Crowd Protests Dominate Headlines At London Stadium Smattered all over the Sunday back pages wasn’t the brilliance of the visiting Burley attack in East London, but scenes from the stands as things turned ugly in the second period at …

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Late Clarets Down Hapless Hammers As Crowd Issues Marr London Stadium Clash

Sean Dyche’s Burnley inflicted a third straight Premier League defeat on David Moyes’ West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but the main headline-makers were the home supporters for their despicable behaviour during the second period. On the pitch, and after the home side had enjoyed the better of the play in the first-half, the Clarets got their first via Ashley Barnes, substitute Chris Wood at the double after …

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Young Hammers Welcome Young Blues To Victoria Road In PL2 Mid-Table Clash

In the 18th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign, Terry Westley’s West Ham United U23s play host to Joe Edwards’ Chelsea U23s in a mid-table clash of two teams looking to put pressure on the top four. The Hammers recently had their trip to Manchester City postponed and were last in action in mid-February before then, defeating PL2 high-flyers Liverpool away from home, while the…

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Live Blog: West Ham United vs Burnley: Premier League Matchday 30 Live From The London Stadium

2:30 PM: Both sets of players are out to stretch their legs prior to kick-off here, It’s a fairly mild day but the wind is swirling, it could still be tricky conditions out there today. 2:25 PM: A win for the hosts this afternoon could be enough to 12th place this afternoon, while the visitors could edge closer to Arsenal above them in sixth, plenty at stake today. 2:20 PM: With team news out of the way, the atmosphere is building and…

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Parallel lines then and now

The players car park back in the day “What the hell is that Tone?”. “That my friends is a XR3i cabriolet, cabriolet. Electric windows and look how that’s roof goes back. Little treat to myself with a few bob off the asking price from Del at the showroom”. “With Dagenham Motors all over the motor. What’s it say there?”. “Driven by blah blah blah Essex Ford, you’re ‘aving a bubble ain’t yah?”. “Yeah …

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Hammers Welcome Clarets To The London Stadium In Must-Win PL Clash

In the 30th round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, David Moyes’ West Ham United play host to Sean Dyche’s Burnley in what is a must-win game for them in the complexion of the fight for survival against the high-flying Lancashire team. The Hammers are fresh from a disappointing away thrashing at the hands of Swansea City in the league last Saturday, meanwhile, the Clarets were also in action seven days ago, …

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Another busy weekend of football for West Ham United as they host Burnley in the Premier League

This week on Moore Than Just A Podcast, Luke Glanville is joined by FootballFanCast Editor-In-Chief and West Ham World founder James Jones to discuss everything West Ham United. The post Another busy weekend of football for West Ham United as they host Burnley in the Premier League appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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A Paradise Lost in a Milton Farce!

“A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.” – John Milton – Paradise Lost The battle for good versus evil has raged since time immemorial and the devil is in the detail as to whether good is always good and evil is always truly evil. The West Ham dominion has become a battleground of opinion with …

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Bobby Moore: Hammers To Mark Anniversary With Minute’s Applause At London Stadium

West Ham United plan to remember their greatest-ever footballing son this weekend at the London Stadium during their first home game since the 25th anniversary of the former Hammers and England captain’s death. A minute’s applause will be held before the Premier League fixture with Burnley, during which a unique mosaic will be displayed in the East Stand, reminiscent of the one that was used to remember fallen heroes in the last match before Remembrance Sunday against Liverpool …

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Hammers Host Clarets In Must-Win Affair And Can City’s Stars Do It On A Chilly Night In Stoke?

After a midweek of exciting UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg action involving several English clubs, the Premier League returns this weekend with Matchday 29 of the 2017/2018 term and what a few days it promises to be as David Moyes’ West Ham United face another must-win mission and Pep Guardiola’s league leaders endure a tricky Potters test. There is no saving the best till last in the PL on Saturday as the…

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I’m The Boss: Don’t mention the R word

West Ham face Burnley this Saturday in what is now a must-win game. The club sit 3 points clear of the relegation zone as consecutive 4-1 defeats have detrimentally affected our goal difference and confidence will be low. Reid and Byram are out for the season and we are running short of centre-halves, which makes the sale of Fonte even more baffling. The off the field issues are becoming more apparent day by day and it seems that bit by bit…

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From Here to Eternity…with Infinite Pain!

A fan’s adoration for their club of choice is a selfless act that is rarely returned in kind. Players may commend, salute and pledge all their might to produce over and over again for the pleasure of the crowds. They may declare love and gratitude for those who would cheer but whilst all of that is a handsome reward in itself, all that we require from our hammer heroes right now is a damn good performance and results that give us three…

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Bad Romance

Being a West Ham supporter is never easy and as the saying goes if it’s fixed break it certainly resonates with the mighty Hammers. After the shambollic performance against relegation rivals who were considered dead certs for relegation a short while ago we find ourselves stuck in the middle of a relegation dog fight. Leapfrogged on Saturday by the flying Swans. Our stay in The Premier League is looking far from certain. The proposed March and the verbal abuse of joint owner…

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Classic Match: Volume Twenty-One: West Ham United 5-3 Burnley November 2009

In the 21st Volume of our weekly Classic Match series, we delve into the archives once more to relive another memorable West Ham United encounter from down the years, this time around, the opposition were Saturday’s visitors to the London Stadium in Burnley. Cast your minds back to the early winter of 2009, “You Are Not Alone”, by The X Factor Finalists 2009 was at the very summit of the United Kingdom Music …

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Throwback Thursday: 2015: Becoming A Hammer In a Bore Win Over Burnley

In this week’s edition of our weekly Throwback segment, we hear the story of Jack, 16 and a relatively new member of the Claret & Blue Army about how he came to support West Ham United through a more unconventional route in the spring of 2015. “Living on the Kent Coast, growing up I had lived a very shallow life in terms of Primer League football, the nearest Top-Flight teams being those in the faraway reaches of…

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Can we Improve West Ham?

It has been a rough couple of weeks for West Ham: two consecutive 4-1 losses away from home have put the Hammers in a rather delicate situation in the never-ending battle for relegation. While the East London club have not been consistent throughout the year, these setbacks have come at a delicate time seeing as the season is coming to an end and the losses brought forward a little bit more than just an additional …

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Exclusive: Hammers Legend Cottee: “Supporter Protests Won’t Affect The Players”

Legendary West Ham United striker has given his backing to supporters wishing to march in protest of the way that the club is being run before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley at the London Stadium and stated that the protests shouldn’t affect players’ mentalities. Speaking exclusively to us last week in a lengthy interview, the other parts of which will be coming up in the next few weeks, the boyhood Hammer had this to say about …

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You Only Live Twice in a Bond Escapade!

How do I learn to accept manoeuvres that would confound and send the online masses into a spin? How can I trust those in power who claim one thing and deliver another? However is the proclamation important when the final package is a fine Parisienne wine that has only improved with maturity? Of course I cry of Monsieur Patrice Evra who arrived on a free transfer after his ejection out of Olympique de Marseille. Now at…

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Young Hammer Eager To Impress In Club’s Premier League Relegation Battle

Starlet West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen has stated his desire to make an impact in the club’s fight for survival in the Premier League over the final few months of the 2017/2018 campaign. Cullen, 21, returned from a loan spell with Championship Bolton Wanderers back in January and has been kept on since to help his boyhood club try to beat the drop. Speaking exclusively to West Ham’s Official Website, the former…

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Regatta Oars and Aficionado Boars

In the recesses of my sombre mind, I may yet see a flicker of hope that would ease my fears and make our club whole once more…and that may not mean surviving in the Premier League. On the whole, I am not convinced that certain patrons of our world-class stadium are indeed West Ham fans but rather fans of Premier League football. The move has generated an extra twenty thousand …

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Where Are They Now? Alou Diarra

Former France International midfielder Alou Diarra represented West Ham United between summer 2012 and summer 2014, a period that proved frustrating for both parties. But, why didn’t things work out for the versatile Frenchman in East London like they had elsewhere? What did he go onto achieve in the twilight years of his career? And more importantly, where is he now? Alou Diarra Diarra was born in the suburbs of Paris in July 1981 and grew up dreaming of becoming a …

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Antonio Nets Hammers’ 1000th Premier League Goal But Who Scored The First?

West Ham United and England winger Michail Antonio managed to net the Hammers’ 1000th Premier League goal in Saturday’s 4-1 away defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. With David Moyes’ men 4-0 down in the 78th minute, Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate helped to bring down a long Aaron Cresswell free-kick and it fell to Antonio. The pacey forward swivelled and unleashed a powerful and accurate low strike that left Lukasz Fabianski with next to no…

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Hammers Fail To Show For Vital Swans Clash As Sky Blues March On To Early Title Crowning

After another pulsating weekend Matchday of the Premier League, Game Week 29 to you and me, it’s now time to look back at all the action from the last few days of Top-Flight football as David Moyes’ West Ham United were hit for four in South Wales and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City continued their march towards securing the title in early April. The drama of the 29th round of matches of the 2017/2018 campaign was kicked …

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Can Marko Arnautovic mature at West Ham?

Last week we analyzed João Mario’s potential impact on the Hammers’ playing style. Today we turn our focus on another ex-Inter player, who struggled to shine in the Italian league and found success first in Germany with Werder Bremen and subsequently in the English Premier League: Marko Arnautovic. Arnauotivic proved to be a very versatile player both in his playing style and tactical positioning. He started off playing as …

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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 Arsenal 11
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Crystal Palace 8
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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