Woe There, Are Carroll, Payet and Kayoute All Really Injured?

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 21/08/2016 - 11:09

News media sources are awash with doom and gloom stories relating to West Ham United, Andre Ayew's long term injury after playing a mere 35 minutes against Chelsea, in addition to Aaron Cresswell's long term injury sustained in a pre-season friendly have rather set the tone for the reporting. So recent rumours that Andy Carroll has picked up another injury and that Dimitri Payet has a 'slight knock' in addition to Cheik Kouyate being injured are par to the course, but are they true?

5 Things To Learn From Astra Giurgiu v West Ham Draw

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Fri, 19/08/2016 - 21:25

(1) Slaven Billic has to balance Barclay's premier league attainment against Europa League progress.
(2) Gokhan Tore needs to 'pound the weights'
(3) Sam Byram deserves a start despite being a bit too aggressive
(4) Although he missed a sitter at the end, Mikael Antonio deserves to start as a winger ahead of Tore
(5) Astoundingly there were no additional injuries sustained!- Ed

Astra Giurgiu v West Ham United Team Sheets Live

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 18/08/2016 - 18:07

Astra Giurgiu : Lung, Vangjeli, Alves, Fabricio, Junior Morais, Sapunaru, Lovin, Ionita, Seto, Filipe Teixeira, Niculae SUBS: Gavrilas (GK), Alibec, Florea, Oros, Mansaly, Stan, Balaure
West Ham: Randolph, Byram, Oxford, Ogbonna, Burke, Obiang, Noble, Antonio, Valencia, Tore, Calleri SUBS: Adrian, Collins, Reid, Kouyate, Browne, Fletcher, Carroll

Bare Bones Better Than Bare Shins For West Ham's Europa

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 18/08/2016 - 12:38

Now the dust has settled a little since the disappointing 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, West Ham players will have to pick themselves up for the trip to Romania to face Astra Giurgiu at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici for their Europa League qualifying play off first leg tie. Significant absentees are Andre Ayew, Manny Lanzini, Feghouli, Sakho and Dimi Payet.

Chelsea FC v West Ham United Team Sheets & Links

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 18:34

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Kante, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.
Subs: Begovic, Fabregas, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Batshuayi, Aina.
West Ham: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Collins, Masuaku, Kouyate, Nordtveit, Noble, Ayew, Carroll, Valencia.
Subs: Randolph, Obiang, Tore, Ogbonna, Byram, Payet, Oxford.

Season Ticket Update

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 14/08/2016 - 16:35

West Ham fans waiting for their season tickets to arrive should have already been pleasantly surprised that they have arrived ahead of the first Barclays Premier League fixtures, however if you haven't received yours yet don't panic! The club have assured those still waiting that their season tickets will arrive in the post within the next couple of days.

Dimitri Payet Can Fire West Ham Into The Top Six Once Again

Submitted by little ed on Thu, 11/08/2016 - 13:06

Last season, Dimitri Payet was on another level. The West Ham United winger exceeded all expectations after signing from Marseille last summer as he adjusted to the Premier League immediately. The Hammers actually finished in 7th place last season; and Payet was one of the main reasons for their incredible success.

Has Ayew Taken A Pay Cut Signing For Slaven's West Ham?

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Tue, 09/08/2016 - 12:29

The £20 Million plus arrival of Andre Ayew on a 3 year deal at the London Stadium from Swansea has undoubtedly raised a few eyebrows, not least because the ex-team mate at Marseille of Dimitri Payet arrived at Swansea on a free transfer last summer! Fans who have been expecting a 'marquee' signing may feel slightly underwhelmed by the Ghanaian International who was born in France's arrival, they may observe he seems more of a large tent than a marquee, however as with many signings the details of the deal are rather vague.

Arthur Who? Masuaku Signs To Fill West Ham Left Back Void

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 18:22

Well the commentators had to get used to not getting too excited when pronouncing ex-Leicester City, now Chelsea midfielders name Konte, Sebastian Fuchs was another that was a live banana skin lurking to catch the unaware! Step forward West Ham United's newest recruit, Date of birth: Nov 7, 1993. Place of birth: Lille France. Age: 22. Height: 1,79 m. Nationality: France Congo DR, Name in home country: Fuka Arthur Masuaku!

Lights Camera Action

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Submitted by darrenharry on Fri, 05/08/2016 - 15:26

So it came, it happened, and it passed.
No, not my morning ritual, but the OS/LS or whatever it will be called this week.
So how was it for you dear? I’m really not too sure to be honest. Maybe erring on the positive side. For now.
“Mutton dressed as lamb” I heard one comment. “Wow, un-be-lievable” was another. I guess I was somewhere in the middle. Depending on the photographic angle and agenda you were coming from, they were varying photos of the stadium that made it look either ridiculously ramshackle or stunning.

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