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West Ham and A Flawed Gameplan

Dimitri Payet’s long-term injury was a tragedy for the league as a whole, as the French midfielder has been a real asset to the division since arriving.  But, beyond the…


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Alex Song, West Ham, and necessary diversification

Alexandre Song has returned to West Ham on a season-long loan and, once fit, he’ll diversify Slaven Bilic’s options in midfield. That’s probably the right way to view it, too….


West Ham: Slaven Bilic shows his mind at Anfield

After West Ham’s 3-0 win at Anfield, Slaven Bilic presented his side’s performance as almost the product of a relaxed approach.  Bilic’s English is a little vague sometimes, so maybe…


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Dimitri Payet and corner-flags

If there has been a victim of the Reece Oxford celebration, it’s Dimitri Payet.  Maybe in time - and going by historical precedent - Oxford will become a victim of that…


Reece Oxford: What are the next ten words?

During one of the middle seasons of NBC’s acclaimed The West Wing, Martin Sheen’s Jed Bartlett contests re-election with a southern Republican.  The decisive moment in the race occurs when, during…


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The Sam Allardyce straw man argument.

Here’s an opinion West Ham fans are used to hearing: “Dislike of Sam Allardyce is based purely on the style of football with which he’s erroneously associated.” Without naming the…


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West Ham 1 Manchester United 1: Bullet points

Manchester United rescued a point late, late on at Upton Park, with Daley Blind sweeping home an equaliser in the shadows of full-time. Here are the bullet points: - Wayne…


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Ravel Morrison, West Ham and conspiracy theories

Reports this morning claim that Ravel Morrison is of interest to Lazio.  Supposedly, West Ham will allow the troubled midfielder to leave the club for free and, given the volume…


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Mauro Zarate’s curious West Ham departure

It would be quite contrary to question Sam Allardyce’s job performance this season.  West Ham have generally been brilliant and their league position is a product of their manager’s willingness…


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Tottenham break character and show their backbone

“We played like a team. We never gave up, always believed and this is important.” Mauricio Pochettino’s English may still be in its formative stages and he is yet to escape…


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West Ham vs Tottenham: Individual Player Statistics

It seems as if every game Chris Foy referees ends up really being about him.  So it was today, anyway, with Foy sending off Kyle Naughton, giving West Ham a…


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Carl Jenkinson: Arsenal’s not-so-nearly man

Carl Jenkinson completed his loan move to West Ham yesterday and even though agreement has no permanent clause attached to it, it does appear to be the beginning of the…


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West Ham, Sam Allardyce, and misleading claims about job security

It’s very apparent that all is not well between Sam Allardyce and West Ham’s owners, and the combination of last season performance, the bizarre Ravel Morrison situation, and Allardyce’s childish…