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Andy Carroll Is Key To West Ham But Yesterday Showed They Can Excel Without The BIg Man

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was visibly furious with the officials after watching his side fall to a late equaliser against West Brom on Saturday, having come back from 1-0 down at the London Stadium. The Hammers manager was sent to join his assistant, who had been sent off in the first half after Sofiane …

West Ham’s Players Have Given Bilic Full Backing

A week can be a long time in football. Going into West Ham’s game with Southampton last Saturday and the future of manager Slaven Bilic was far from certain, after a midweek hammering against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Not only had the Hammers taken a battering but former Sky Blues boss Roberto Mancini was in …

Noble Pulling The Hammers Together With Fine Play

A month is a long time in football, a lot can change, especially around this time of year when the January transfer window rears it’s ugly head. Turn back around a month and the mood around West Ham was a far different one than that going into the clash with West Brom at the London …

West Ham Ready To Kick On Now At The London Stadium

After a woeful start to the season, and a difficult January transfer window, West Ham are turning their fortunes around. The win at Southampton over the weekend not only overturned a 3-0 drubbing at the London Stadium in the reverse fixture, but it drove Slaven Bilic’s side back into the top ten of the Premier …

Andy Carroll Proving That Life Is Good Without Payet

West Ham were, at times, unplayable against Southampton on Saturday. The Saints were poor and seem distracted by their EFL Cup final date with Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side at the end of the month. However, take nothing away from the Hammers. Slaven Bilic was full of praise for his side speaking after …

Bilic Pleased With Hammers Following Victory Over The Saints

Slaven Bilic watched on over the weekend as his side took apart a poor Southampton side at St. Mary’s, winning 3-1 after going one behind thanks to Saints’ Deadline Day addition, Manolo Gabbiadini. The Croatian manager was full of praise for his team’s performance on Saturday, hailing them for doing everything he could have asked …

Is Bilic Safe As West Ham Manager?

There have been persistent reports that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is not a safe as some may think. Former Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, who is currently unattached having been relieved of his duties at Inter Milan, has been picked out as a possible successor to the Croatian. However, whilst many fans may have …

West Ham Primed For Great Second Half To Season Since Payet Affair Is Over

The Frenchman has been almost erased from West Ham history in the last week or so but no Hammers fan, if they are being honest, will have wanted to see Dimitri Payet leave this month. However, what’s done is done and the club have handled the entire saga in good form, squeezing £25m out of …

West Ham Conclude Successful Winter Transfer Window Business

Whilst Hammers fans will be questioning why they have come out the end of January without still a striker or a right-back, however, they can be content with the business done by messrs Sullivan, Gold and Brady over the last month. With Angelo Ogbonna out for the season, having supposedly played with a niggle for …

Why West Ham Were Right To Move Payet And Not Make An Example Of Him

Dimitri Payet’s departure from West Ham this week ended a tumultuous few weeks for the club since the Frenchman told manager Slaven Bilic that he did not want to play for the club again. After Marseille sealed the £25m transfer, Hammers co-owner David Sullivan spoke out about the 29 year old’s attitude and why he …

Why loaning young players will serve West Ham well for the future (Oxford, Martinez. Marcus Browne)

Toni Martinez’s goal against Newcastle in the FA Cup on his debut for Oxford won’t have come as much of a surprise to those watching West Ham closely this season. Since joining from Valencia, the 19 year old has been hitting the back of the net consistently for the Under 23 side. As well as …

Have West Ham signings proved that Bilic is seeking a quick fix?

It has been interesting watching developments at West Ham over the past few weeks of the transfer window. After a terrible summer where very few of the eleven signings have made any real impact on West Ham’s first team squad, a change of tact was required. Manager Slaven Bilic made it very easy for the …

After a shaky start is the real West Ham of last season finally standing up?

To say it has been a rocky season as far as West Ham is concerned would be an understatement. The transition to the London Stadium has been difficult while a series of poor transfer dealings in the summer compounded the difficulties of living up to their achievements last campaign. With five wins in their last …

Snodgrass Will Provide A Short Term Fix In Providing Creativity In Payet’s Absence

With Hull City’s Robert Snodgrass looking poised to join West Ham after the two clubs agreed a £10million fee, it is interesting to compare the Scottish international with a player who he may be replacing in Dimitri Payet. Both are 29, both are excellent free kick takers and have excellent crossing ability, yet it is …

Keys To Ensuring West Ham Finish In The Top 10

Andy Carroll’s importance to West Ham cannot be understated as the forward has returned from injury to spearhead the Hammers attack in recent weeks. After receiving criticism for his plagued injury record, many question marks were formulated by the media and supporters, as he continued to prove an unreliable asset. Nonetheless, with a player like …

Why Fonte could be the man to educate Oxford and take him to the desired level

West Ham defender Reece Oxford is seen as the next big star in the making for many West Ham fans, but despite signing a new contract last month, the 18 year old has had a tougher time of it recently. This season has been interrupted by an ankle injury he picked up in late October …

Andy Carroll’s Performances Leaves Hammers Fans Thinking If Only – Had He Stayed Fit

Goals win you games; it’s an old cliché but when your strikers have had such a barren run in front of goal (it took West Ham’s forwards an astonishing 19 games to score one between them this season) you can truly begin to appreciate the transformational effect an in-form striker can have on the team. …

Would A Transfer Committee At West Ham Improve New Signings?

Here’s the evidence for the prosecution in terms of West Ham’s failings in the transfer market over the past year or so (all stats from transfermarkt.co.uk). Simone Zaza – £4.25m loan fee (11 appearances, 0 goals) Jonathan Calleri – £4m  loan fee (9 appearances, 0 goals) Gokhan Tore – £2.55m loan fee (8 appearances, 0 …