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Goals guaranteed in Wolves clash!

Manuel Pellegrini is set to turn the dial to 11 as he aims to win big against Wolves this weekend. The Chilean knows he needs a victory to go along with some recent impressive performances, particularly against Arsenal, and he will be boosted by the return of Marko Arnautovic. Indeed, the promoted side are a […]

Ref appointed for West Ham v Wolves… and he’s sent off Masuaku before!

Chris Kavanagh will referee West Ham’s clash with Wolves this weekend, and Arthur Masuaku is unlikely to be happy about it! The defender was shown a red card by the ref when the Hammers lost 2-0 to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup last season, after spitting at Latics midfielder Nick Powell. Wigan were also […]

Report: West Ham wanted Liverpool striker in summer

West Ham wanted to sign Danny Ings from Liverpool in the summer, according to The Times.  Ings left the Reds to join Southampton in an initial loan deal that will eventually become a permanent £20 million deal. But The Times report that the Hammers were among a clutch of clubs who made their interest known […]

Lawro ‘frightened’ but predicts West Ham win!

Mark Lawrenson has backed West Ham to beat Wolves, despite being ‘frightened’ of the Hammers’ defence! The two sides clash on Saturday in a match which already takes on extra importance for the Irons, given that they are still in search of their first win of the season. Lawro believes the victory will come at […]

Zaba: Hammers strikers must be more clinical!

Pablo Zabaleta says West Ham must be more clinical!  The Hammers have scored just twice this season, and only once from open play. And as a vital clash with Wolves looms, Zaba has called on the club’s attackers to start hitting the back of the net with more regularity, particularly after the 3-1 Carabao Cup […]

Hammers youngsters called up by England

West Ham youngsters Nathan Trott and Ajibola Alese have been called up by England.  GoalkeeperTrott will join the Under-20 squad for friendlies against Switzerland and the Netherlands, as he looks to add to his four caps. Alese, meanwhile, will link up with the Under-18 squad for the Limoges Tournament, which is held in France. England face […]

Noble issues rallying cry

Mark Noble has urged the Hammers squad to be harder on themselves! The captain was present as the Irons turned in an exciting but ultimately losing performance against Arsenal at the Emirates. And he was not 100% happy with what he saw, insisting that the players must demand more of themselves if results are to […]

Ex-Irons youngster vows to prove club wrong

Domingos Quina is desperate to prove West Ham wrong! Quina is just 18 and left the Hammers in the summer to join Watford. Playing against Reading in the Carabao Cup in midweek, the midfielder smashed a 25-yard strike into the top corner, setting tongues wagging about how good he could be. And he has already […]

Defender urged to be ‘selfish’ in international tug-of-war

Declan Rice must be ‘selfish’ as he chooses his international future, according to Mark Noble! Rice is at the centre of a tug-of-war between the Republic of Ireland and England, having played in three friendlies for the former. Noble was in the same position as a youngster and has used his Evening Standard column to give […]

Chicha feels winning mentality at Hammers

Javier Hernandez feels West Ham are playing with a “winning mentality” under Manuel Pellegrini.  The Mexico international ought to know a thing or two about trophies, having played for Manchester United and Real Madrid. And he believes that the Irons will only get better after a spirited, but ultimately losing, effort against Arsenal. He told […]