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Report: New striker targets on Irons radar

West Ham are tonight being reported as having Southampton’s Shane Long and Brentford striker Scott Hogan as alternative January targets should Sunderland remain unwilling to sell Jermain Defoe. Defoe, 34, is believed to favour a return to his former club with West Ham also confident he can operate at the top level for another 18 […]

Disappointed Gold looks for United compensation

David Gold doesn’t believe the Irons got what they deserved this afternoon at Leicester and that we were worth at least a point. The co chairman told ClaretandHugh: “We carried the game to them throughout the second half. It was clear we needed a cutting edge of course but we ¬†really did deserve something form […]

Slav’s sights are set on striker

West Ham are being pushed into making a move for Jermain Defoe by manager Slaven Bilic who fancies the former Iron in a big way. But if the club are to land the Sunderland striker it is unlikely to be until the last hours of the transfer window as the Black Cats dice with their […]

Noble early exit may herald long term absence

Exclusive Mark Noble will miss the ¬†clash against Manchester United at the London Stadium and the captain could find himself on the West Ham sidelines for some time to come. Noble has been a near ever present this season without over impressing and his early exit from today’s game could represent the start of a […]

Hammers problem really isn’t rocket science

Leicester City 1 Irons 0 Match verdict Well let’s be honest. They deserved something didn’t they? But if ever a game showed you what’s wrong with the Hammers in the year of celebrity deaths it was the lack of a killer striker and I’ll tell you this – Andre Ayew is never going to be […]

How we rated the Irons

With Niall McDonald still on his holidays Hugh rates today’s performances. Randolph: Zero chance with the goal – the usual important saves – and best on the books at moment 6 Nortveidt: Lucky to stay on after high second challenge. Apart from that best performance for us. Impressive 7 Reid: The usual seven out of […]

Slav: “They started better but we were really good”

Boss Slaven Bilic says his side are “down and disappointed” after today’s loss, but is happy with their performance. “Very, very frustrating to lose the game like this,” he said. “They started better and deserved to score but after that we were really good. We were just missing that final touch. “We gave everything so […]

Video: Live Review

As always we’ll be giving some biased analysis of the game moments after the referee blows his whistle for full-time. At the time of writing we are 1-0 down to Premier League champions Leicester City at half-time so join us straight after when we’ll hopefully be celebrating a momentous comeback. The starting selection, Man on […]

West Ham can go ninth today

West Ham can jump up to ninth spot in the Premier League with a fourth back to back win this afternoon. An away win against 16th place Premier League champions Leicester City would put the Hammers on 25 points. A win or a draw for Southampton at home today against West Brom would keep them […]

Lineup confirmed

As ClaretandHugh speculated earlier, Slaven Bilic has named an unchanged team to face Leicester City. Obiang returns to the bench after his one match suspension and Lanzini also makes the bench after he returned to training early this week. The match kicks off at 3pm at the Kings Power Stadium.