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Carr on Rio: ‘I convinced him to play centre-back’

“I just remember him coming to the training ground, he was choosing which club he would sign for. He was a tall, skinny, skilful midfield player,”  West Ham Ambassador Tony Carr  has told the Press Association about first meeting of former Hammer Rio Ferdinand who retired from football this week. “He had attacking instincts but […]

Eddie Howe becomes bookies second favourite

In the volatile betting market for next West Ham Manager, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was made a surprise second favourite by bookmaker SkyBet last night at odds at 5/1. He is the forth second favourite within the last week as the bookies react to every rumour and significant bet placed for the next gaffer. However, not all […]


Irons will pay whatever it takes for top boss

West Ham will pay whatever it takes to get the highest quality boss possible. The club has diverted a couple of millions from the player to the managerial salary budget to ensure they get the highest quality candidate available. But there’s still a feeling of frustration and disappointment that Rafa Benitez was stolen away by […]

Irons hard on Jenkinson’s trail

Carl Jenkinson remains very much a ‘live’ target for the Hammers despite little encouragement from Arsenal the player is for sale. FA Cup-winning manager Arsene Wenger will decide soon whether the player will be allowed out on loan again this summer having claimed he’s not for sale. But that hasn’t deterred the Irons from continuing […]

Excited Randolph moves in

New Hammer Darren Randolph has spoken of his excitement at joining the club. The former Birmingham keeper made 45 appearances for City last season but was ready to play understdudy to Adrian when the Irons moved in. Speaking to the official West Ham website he said: ‘My initial reaction to joining West Ham is excitement. ‘It […]

Irons bosses refuse to give up on Klopp

West Ham United still have Jurgen Klopp and early favourite David Moyes in their immediate frame and won’t make further moves on other managers until they know both are total non starters. Our picture show the banner unfurled by grateful fans to the German on his last appearance before them recently. The Hammers co owners […]

DG happy for Jack and ‘Bazza’

David Gold could hardly be more pleased to see former Hammer Jack Collison team up with one of his best pals in the game – Barry Fry. Gold and Fry have remained great down down the years despite the Peterborough Director of Football being sacked by him soon after the Davids took over at Birmingham […]

Proud Bilic eyes next job

West Ham managerial candidate Slaven Bilic has spoken of his Besiktas pride after taking charge of his final game at the club. And he has made it clear he will continue his coaching career outside of Turkey with the Irons still very much a live opportunity for the Croat. Besiktas’ Super Lig season came to […]

Former West Ham star retires from football

Former Hammer Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from professional football after reading out a statement live on BT Sport. Earlier this month, the defender’s wife Rebecca Ellison died from cancer and earlier this week he was released by QPR. 1978: Born November 8, Peckham. 1992:  Joins West Ham youth Academy, scouted by Frank Lampard Senior. […]