Academy News

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 – […]

Samuelsen stars in great victory

By Jack Lebeau Follow Jack on Twitter @JackLebeau66  West Ham U23s overcame an awful performance from the referee to beat League Two side Swindon 3-2 in the Checkatrade Trophy  at the County Ground last night. Goals from Samuelsen, Makasi and Kemp for West Ham settled the tie deservedly in West Ham’s favour with the Norwegian grabbing […]

Haksabanovic set for Irons debut

New boy Sead Haksabanovic is set to make his Hammers debut tonight (Tues)  when the Hammers take on Swindon Town in the Checkatrade Trophy. The £3 million signing from Swedish side Halmstads BK last week, will be part of a strong Hammers lineup fielded by Academy Director Terry Westley at the County Ground. The youngsters are […]

Great start from Irons against champions Everton

By Jack Lebeau Irons under 23s 0 Everton under 23s 0 West Ham U23s begun life in the higher division tonight with a 0-0 draw against  defending champions Everton. We lined up 4-2-3-1: Trott  Pike , Akinola, Alese,  Neufville; Makasi , Coventry , Antonio , Samuelsen , Diangana, Martinez. I felt very sorry for Dan Kemp […]

Sharp Antonio looks good as U23s grab point

Irons under 23s 0 Everton under 23s 0 Michail Antonio put in a great shift as the Hammers under 23s held last years Premier League 2 Division 1 champions to a 0-0 draw at Dagenham and Redbridge. The Hammer of the Year saw a header and left foot drive fly wide and hammered the ball […]

Rice looks set for Old Trafford trip

Declan Rice and Nathan Holland are missing in the early squad named for tonight’s clash with Everton in the opening Premier Leage 2 Division One match at Dagenham and Redbridge (7 pm). And that appears to indicate the pair will be travelling with the first team to Old Trafford this weekend for the Irons opener […]

Big night for u-23s, Antonio and Haksabanovic

West Ham’s youngsters kick off their new season in Premier League Two Division One off at Dageham and Redbridge this evening. And as we have previously reported Michail Antonio will be seeing action along with exciting new £3 million midfielder Sead Haksabanovic. Kick off is at 7pm and it will be a good idea to get […]

Indonesia striker completes Hammers trial

19-year-old Ezra Walian has completed his trial with West Ham. The youngster can play as a central striker or on either wing and is a free agent after his contract ran out at the end of June. He scored 11 goals in 22 games for Jong Ajax last season. Born in Amsterdam, Walian represented Holland at U19 […]

Antonio and Haksabonovic to get match action

Michail Antonio will make his return to match action against Everton in the opening under 23s competitive fixture of the new season. And that could well set the Hammer of the Year up for his targeted return match against Southampton next weekend fully recovered from his hamstring injury. Antonio’s return is a boost for the […]

Haksabanovic will have to wait

West Ham’s new signing  “wonderkid” Sead Haksabanovic won’t be thrown straight into first team duty after signing his  five-year deal. Such was the greeting and announcement on the official website that one could be forgiven for believing that new new Ronaldo had arrived. We read: “Blessed with searing pace, outstanding technical ability and vision and […]