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Nolan: “I’ve not found it easy at Goodison”

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Kevin Nolan returns to the Irons line up today with a sigh of relief declaring: “I’m delighted to back. It’s been a long old few weeks, but the boys have been brilliant so I haven’t been moaning to the gaffer. “Hopefully we can continue our form today. We’re five unbeaten and hopefully we can make it […]

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Hammers stars in fitness battles

West Ham arrive at Goodison Park with a host of injury worries as they seek to extend their unbeaten run to six. Diafra Sakha – as explained by Sam Allardyce in the week is suffering back spasms – whilst we understand Stewart Downing remains doubtful and both Winston Reid and Enner Valencia both face late […]

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Take a massive bow Mark Noble

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It seems a given that Mark Noble will step out at Goodison Park this afternoon and take over from Steve Potts as the holder of the most Hammers Premier League appearances – 204. We offer our heartiest congratulations to the Cockney boy, born down the road in Canning Town who has become a symbol of […]

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Nobes all set to be a record breaker

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Mark Noble has made it clear he’ll be signing the new contract the Hammers are preparing to put in front of him at the end of the season. ClaretandHugh broke the news a couple of weeks ago that the club would be triggering the option and offering him a new deal. And in conversation with […]

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Sam: “Carroll doesn’t mean Route One”

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Andy Carroll’s return will not see the Hammers revert to Route One football…according to Sam Allardyce! The 6ft 3in striker looks certain to feature at Everton today with the manager admitting again the player is ready to go without necessarily being 100 per cent match fit. And explaining his tactical approach Allardyce said: “We play […]

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Song: “I want to be part of the Irons story”

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Alex Song has given his strongest signal yet that he is ready to become a full time Hammer. The on-loan Barcelona star has given a new interview in which he makes it clear that the Olympic Stadium project means the future for him is “great.” He is retaining the right to make a final decision […]

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“Carroll is unfairly labelled”

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Andy Carroll looks certain to lead the irons attack at Everton tomorrow and insists: “I have enough quality on the floor as well as in the air.” And ClaretaandHugh’s chief analyst Leroy Rosenior agrees declaring: “He is unfairly labelled as a long ball target man when in fact he can bring players into the game […]

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Gold takes big offence at Whelan

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West Ham co chairman David Gold has reacted furiously to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan’s comment that Jewish people chase money more than everybody else” offensive. Whelan has been battling off accusations that he used racist language against Jewish folk and the Chinese whom he claimed English people had called ‘chinks. Gold – usually the most […]

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Cresswell got vote of every Irons scout

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Aaron Creswell has proved himself a top man in an Irons shirt since his arrival at the Boleyn. And that comes as no surprise given that every scout on the Irons staff recommended the scouser after checking him out . As a result Sam Allardyce gave the nod and co chairman David Sullivan clinched his […]

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Zarate’s moment may have arrived (…or not)

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With the Irons seemingly suffering an injury crisis, the line up against Everton ill tell us something more than whether this is a squad of  real depth. For if everything we are hearing is correct and the two main strikers have problems, then there’s a clear chance to play Mauro Zarate alongside Andy Carroll which […]