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Right lads action this time please – not words!

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I remember laughing out loud when I was told by a Boleyn big hitter a few weeks ago: “Don’t worry about our finishing position – we have an easy run in and will end up in the top eight!” I guess if we consider games against relegation threatened teams such as Leicester  City, QPR and […]

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Valencia “chat” despite watertight contract

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Enner Valencia has been told he will be going nowhere this summer despite murmurings that Chelsea retain an interest. Valencia was at the centre of transfer speculation in January that he could be on his way to Stamford Bridge but no formal bid was tabled. However, Upton Park sources have again heard “some agent talk” […]

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Hammers on Senegal striker link

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West Ham today moved quickly to dispel speculation surrounding their possible interest in Senegal striker Moussa Konate. The story emerged this morning, probably as a result of the growing Senegal connection, but top insiders were quick to knock the rumour down There has been no formal comment on the story until now but when ClaretandHugh approached […]

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Amalfitano: Why I signed

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Morgan Amalfitano is a very happy Hammer! Having earned himself a new deal the Frenchman – speaking better English at any time over his time at West Brom on loan and now a full time Iron – has spoken of his delight at being a permanent part of Upton Park scene. He told the official […]

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Irons linked to Senegal striker

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The Irons are this morning (Tues) reported as being ready to make a summer move for Senegal striker Moussa Konate. There has been no formal confirmation but the claim is he is also of interest to Newcastle and Aston villa after replacing Diafra Sakho at January’s Africa Cup of Nations. The 6ft 21 year old came […]

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Irons new boss: The French connection grows

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Marseilles boss Marco Bielsa is very back in the frame to become the next Irons boss. The Argentinian boss is enjoying a highly successful season in the French Ligue and the club is currently sitting in third place – one point behind Lyon in second and two behind leaders PSG. The team scored a fine […]

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Manager hunt delays player targets

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Transfer gossip is always fun but as the season winds down that’s exactly what it is at West Ham right now – GOSSIP – nothing more, nothing less. With the club’s managerial situation almost certainly in a state of transition no names we read at this stage of things can be taken in any way […]

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Hammers on the Rafa link

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West Ham are still tracking Rafa Benitez as a replacement for Sam Allardyce at the end of the season but fear they will be unable to attract the former Liverpool boss. Benitez is definitely keen on a Premier League return after what is seen as a disappointing season with Napoli who sit in fifth place […]

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Song at centre of mischievous Chelsea link

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Mischief-making reports that Chelsea are keen to get involved in moves for Alex Song are wide of the mark. With genuine news thin on the ground right now – yes we admit it – some media outlets have been creating a story out of very little suggesting the Hammers are no longer interested in the […]

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Sullivan holds key to defender switch

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Carl Jenkinson’s switch from Arsenal to West Ham now appears to be more or less nailed on. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to let the defender know of his decision to let him leave the Emorates and his agent will enter talks on personal terms once a fee has been agreed with Arsenal. The […]