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Big Martinez decision looming as U23s roar on

West Ham’s under 23s lifted themselves into third place behind the merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton in Premier League 2 with their great 4-2 win over Manchester United yesterday (Sun). And given they have been without inspirational skipper Declan Rice until yesterday the newly promoted Hammers can be delighted with their brilliant start. They have […]

Hammers confident they will sign top prospect

West Ham are confident that superb young prospect Domigos Quina is set to sign his first professional contract with the club next month. Talks between the club and his advisers have been going on for several weeks and so far have proceedeed without any hitches. Quina is unable to sign a professional contract until he […]

Oxford told he can tread the Harry Kane route to glory

CandH Exclusive Hammers academy boss Terry Westley has told Reece Oxford he can be taken back into the body of the academy and grow into a Hammers great within the club. Speculation has arisen over the 18 year old’s future since he moved to Germany on loan but Westley has no doubts about his potential […]

Young striker grabs first Hammers LS hat-trick

Academy boss Terry Westley was delighted to see one of his own become the first Hammer to score a London Stadium hat-trick and told Toni Martinez: “You won’t take that ball off him!” The young Spaniard sent a timely message to Slaven Bilic that he’s ready to step up to the first team and an […]

Hammers U23s thump four past United

Irons u23s 4 Man Utd u 23s 2 Toni Martinez was on a goal charge as the Hammers completed a great six goal win over Manchester United’s under 23s. And Declan Rice returned with a top performance as skipper after missing out on a squad place for the seniors against Burnley yesterday. Despite the visitors […]

Westley’s Quina hopes…plus Academy news

CandH Exclusive Academy boss Terry Westley has everything crossed that brilliant teenager Domingos Quina commits his future to West Ham next month. The 17 year old hits 18 in November at which stage he can agree to¬† a long term deal and, as one of the most sought after players around, it would represent a […]

Incredible Irons fightback – report plus ratings

By Jack Lebeau Follow on Twitter @JackLeabeau66 West Ham U23 miraculously came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Spurs 3-2 at Hotspur Way on a very rainy afternoon. We started the better of the two teams, with Spurs rarely getting out of their own half. This was supported by us having a good couple […]

Westley on rise and rise of the Academy kids

Academy chief Terry Westley has put his first brick in West Ham’s first team wall…and could not be more delighted with his protege Declan Rice. The 18 year old being freely tipped as the next big thing at the club now has a building job to do according to his mentor who speaking to ClaretandHugh […]

Under 23s in sensational comeback to beat Spurs

West Ham’s under 23s grabbed victory with an amazing comeback at Spurs. It gets no better than to beat the north Londoners on their own manor and whatever words Terry Westley gave the bys after break ¬†worked the oracle big time after they went in two down. But within 15 minutes they had turned everything […]

How the U23s performed v Swindon -man by man

Trott – Not called upon for anything spectacular but solid when needed to be and great save at end to keep 3-2. 8 Pike – Fairly solid throughout, probably our best defender of the four. 6 Akinola – Couldn’t defend crosses, specially aerially but good playing the ball out from the back. 5 Pask – […]