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Sam or Ravel …a Hammers dilemma

If reports in the Sun today are to be believed today, the board must soon make a decision between retaining the services of Sam Allardyce or Ravel Morrison. The article suggests the Hammers need to change manager to have any real chance of Ravel signing  for the midfielder to a new long term contract. If true this […]

Hammers target ‘on his way to Arsenal’

German football legend Lothar Matthaus has claimed that Hammers striker target Josip Drmic will join Arsenal this summer. Sam Allardyce has scouted the  Nuremburg front man who has scored 16 goals in 32 appearances this season, and Matthaus but Matthaus is adamant he will join the north Londoners. The 53-year-old is reported to have told […]

Bilic would cost Hammers £3m in compensation

West Ham fans’ favourite Slaven Bilic will cost the club £3 million if they try to make him the next Hammers boss! Bilic is currently managing currently managing Turkish outfit Beşiktaş and has two years left on his deal at £1.5 million a year. The former Hammer who spent the 1996-97 season at the club before […]

Cottee: ‘Sam faces biggest game of Irons reign’

Tony Cottee has declared that West Ham’s game against Spurs this weekend is the most important manager Sam Allardyce has faced in his time at the club. The former striker – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – believes that defeat to the club’s biggest rivals could leave him in “a very difficult position indeed.” Cottee believes […]

Sam’s week: My latest London24.com Irons blog

Many years ago, when Sam Allardyce was just a strip of a lad, there was a hugely popular television programme on air called ‘That Was The Week That Was’. It was a satirical show and were it still running today I have no doubt that West Ham and Allardyce would find their way onto it. […]

Cole: ‘Fans protest an emotional response’

West Ham’s favourite son Joe Cole appears to believe the fans who staged a ‘Big Sam Out’ protest on the Hawthorns terraces had the right to make their point! The manager has come in for serious criticism over recent days and the fans unfurled a banner reading: ‘Fat Sam out’ as the Irons sunk to […]

Hammers aim to nail down new Reid deal

West Ham will settle down to talks with Winston Reid soon after the end of the season. Reid has a year left on his current deal and there has been much speculation of possible bids for last year’s Hammer of the Year. Despite admitting that he still has to reach top fitness after a comeback […]

AC’s Brazil dream fading

Andy Carroll’s is losing the race to Brazil. The big Geordie has  his heart set on landing a place in England manager Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad but with a return of two goals from 13 Premier League games his hopes are fading. Hodgson has been keen to involve Carroll but with the player still […]

Hammers set to star in NZ summer tourney

New Zealand outfit The Wellington Phoenix are set to announce a pre-season tournament involving West Ham United and Newcastle United tomorrow. After months of negotiations, the club has scheduled a press conference for 11am at Westpac Stadium “where a significant announcement will be made”. And full stadiums for the Irons games are on the cards as […]

Morrison Irons stay may depend on Sam decision

Ravel Morrison’s West Ham future may be hanging on whether manager Sam Allrdyce is still at the club next season. The England under-21 is currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers – a decision based which may have been based on alleged differences between the pair earlier in the season. The club are keen to […]