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West Ham seventh in sponsorship PL table

Premier League clubs have broken their own record for combined shirt sponsorship deals, with the 20 clubs generating £313.6 million for the 2018-19 season, a rise of £31.8m on last year Sportingintelligence.com has revealed. This is ‘only’ for the main sponsors on the fronts of the shirts. Sleeve sponsors are paying a further £46m to the 20 clubs […]

Report: Villa approach West Ham over striker loan

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has approached West Ham over the possibility of taking Jordan Hugill on loan. The Birmingham Mail says Villa are in desperate need of firepower with strikers Scott Hogan, Keinan Davis and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy all sidelined through injury. Villa’s only fit forward is Ivorian Jonathan Kodjia and he missed virtually all […]

Report: Hammers to join race for Chelsea midfielder

The Daily Mirror claims that Manuel Pellegrini is ready to join the chase for Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater with West Ham still keen to reinforce in midfield. The tabloid also repeats the claim that wants to beef up their attack with Porto’s 23-goal marksman Moussa Marega. Leicester City are said to be leading the chase with a […]

Premier League report goes potty over Felipe

Here’s a very interesting read from a totally neutral organisation – notably the Premier League website and it should bring a smile to the faces of Hammers fans! “Felipe Anderson’s move to West Ham United is undoubtedly one of the most exciting of the summer transfer window. The club-record signing from Lazio is a creative attacking midfielder […]

WANTED! Passionate and vocal fans

Our partners Blowing Bubbles want passionate and vocal West Ham fans to help them sell their fanzine this season. Editor David Blackmore and his selling team can be found near Stratford tube and international stations before match days but are looking to expand their team to position sellers at locations around the London Stadium. David […]

Hammers draw up their lists for final signings

Moussa Marega does not figure highly on the manager’s list of striker targets although the club do hold a “tiny interest” in the Porto front man. The general media have been touting the 27 year old as a target for the past couple of weeks but the reality is he is one of five front […]

If this is the Irons starting XI my eyes are watering

Slowly things are becoming clearer although trying to pick a Hammers first team from so many options is a bit like trying to find the proverbial old needle in a haystack. It’s not made any easier by the latest word that Senor Pellegrini still wants – and is pressing for a midfielder – and a […]

The case for Cresswell

  By Allen Cummings   As the anticipation and excitement for the new season grows by the day, a striking feature of Manuel Pellegrini’s summer spending spree is that we now have genuine competition for positions all over the park. With the exception of possibly Arnie and Anderson, whose first team places are probably ‘nailed […]

Highly rated Hammer going nowhere

West Ham’s rising star Nathan Holland will remain in and around the first team squad this season after impressing new boss Manuel Pellegrini. The manager has decided not to take him to Austria only because he wants him involved in matches at Billericay and Watford with the under 23s, seeing that as his best route […]

Five ignored for Austria trip

Sam Byram, Jordan Hugill, Edi Fernandes, Reece Oxford and Sead Hakšabanović have been left out of the West Ham four day trip to Austria. Byram was part of a U23 side who faced Barnet last Saturday and he is likely to remain in the squad until his exit from West Ham which could come in the […]