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Hammers Ready To Lay Old And Boring Ghosts To Bed?

The Hammers are finally ready to lay the boring, boring boring spectre of the Sheffield United Court case to rest after the two clubs thrashed out a deal. After the saga with Carlos Tevez 'apparently' getting Blades relegated singlehandedly (nothing to do with the team losing at home on the last day of the season or blowing a significant points advantage) a figure of £10 million has been ....


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Zola's Head Could Still Be Turned By Chelsea Job

Despite maintaining that he is happy at Upton Park, Gianfranco Zola could still be on his way to Stamford Bridge after Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked. Fans have been joined by some media outlets suggesting that Zola could be in the frame for the Blues job, despite lacking the necessary experience. Zola himself, despite maintaining he was happy at the club, refused to rule himself out of the ....


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New Rumours Surface Over Hammers Bid For Yahia

According to the wonderful news sources in France, apparently West Ham's interest in Algerian defender Antar Yahia is still ongoing. So, rather than just spout the same three lines of drivel that will undoubtedly course its way through the internets and turn into 'fact', here's the spangly new TRANSFER-O-MATIC from UptonSparks, giving you all the info and our unique analysis on whether or not we ....


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Italian Media Says Savio Is Done Deal For Hammers

According to multiple news sources in Italy, the deal for Brescia's Ugandan attacker Nsereko Savio is all but tied up.Mediagol is reporting that a fee of around £9 million has been struck for the 19 year old, who learned his trade playing in Germany. Even the president of Brescia, Gino Corioni, is saying the deal is done.The Italian press is rife with quotes that Nani, who worked with the ....


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Cole: Craig Must Stay A Hammer

Carlton Cole is desperate for West Ham to keep hold of firebrand strike-partner Craig Bellamy. Bellamy is a transfer target for a number of West Ham's Barclays Premier League rivals and Cole has urged the club to continue to stand firm in the face of any interest. Bellamy is not shy to point out where his team-mates have gone wrong during a game and in a routine 3-0 FA Cup win over Barnsley it ....


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Zola: Kids Are Better Than Prem Superstars

Gianfranco Zola has decided that laurels are a bit too uncomfortable and has decided to look more at the future of the Hammers. Since the arrival of Gianluca Nani, the onus has been squarely on rebuilding the 'superstar factory' that yielded the likes of Ferdinand, Lampard and Cole. And Zola says that's what is important, rather than investing in the ageing stars. He said: "When I came here ....


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Hammers Mull Over Di Michele Deal

Despite possibly losing half their strike force in the January transfer window, West Ham are mulling over a deal for David di Michele. Gianluca Nani has said the club, which has an option to sign the forward on a permanent deal following his loan, are considering whether to make the deal permanent. Nani also found it necessary to jump to the defence of Gianfranco Zola, whose position at the ....


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Zola Is Not Ready To Manage In The Premier League

Last night's loss to Tottenham Hotspur has got some tongues wagging on the West Ham grapevine... has Zola got what it takes to manage in the Premier League? There are those that believe that ex-players, with their knowledge of the game and understanding of how it feels to be a squad member, are the best placed to become top managers. It's true in most cases, with Alex Ferguson, Steve Bruce, ....


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West Ham Chase Former Cameroonian Prem Dud

West Ham's board are perhaps back on the crazy pills after former Manchester United flop Eric Djemba Djemba revealed the club was interested in him. Now, not for us, a small little website to question the might transfer wranglings of the Hammers board, but we'd have to ask why they would be after a player that has twice proved to be no use in the English league. But here's what the player has ....


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I May Sell, But It Won't Be My Stars - Zola

Gianfranco Zola will seek to reduce the size of his 24-man-squad in January to help ease the financial burden on West Ham. But he has insisted to worried fans he aims to keep hold of his stars. ‘We will consider selling some of them but we are not going to sell the best players,’ he said. ‘They are among the best players we have. This club wants to progress so we are not ....


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Hammers Sub Leaves For The Orient

West Ham teenager Jonathan Spence has popped down the road to Leyton Orient in a short-term loan deal. Having not made a first tea, appearance for the Hammers, the 18 year old will get a chance to shine in the lower leagues. He has been on the bench for the Hammers before, earlier in the season, and will be hoping the move will help him get a chance in the Premier League. Other youngsters, ....


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Hammer Matt Aims For World Cup Role

West Ham defender Matthew Upson wants to be more than a back-up defender for England as Fabio Capello's work towards being a force in the 2010 World Cup finals. Upson has a positive outlook as he looks to force his way into the side ahead of either captain John Terry or vice-captain Rio Ferdinand. The former Birmingham man knows it is a big challenge but has started the last three ....


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"there Is No Debt Within West Ham From Hansa Or Vice Versa"

West Ham fans will be pleased to know that Vice Chairman Asgeir Fridgeirsson has said that the club is not in trouble financially after the holding company went into administration. Hansa, the club's holding company, has got into some financial difficulties and lists West Ham as one of its biggest assets. Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson's company is the one in trouble, and Hammers fans have been ....


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Rio: I Could See People Going ‘what’s He Doing In Here?’

Rio Ferdinand decided that the best medicine after losing to Arsenal was to go and have a few beers around his old stomping ground. The United player probably raised a few eyebrows when he walked into the East London establishment and asked for a drink. “When you lose against Arsenal it does your head in. I was going back to meet my family in a hotel for my birthday," he said. “It ....


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Green: I'm Good Enough To Stave Off Relegation

Robert Green has said that he doesn't think West Ham will be in trouble with relegation this year thanks to finally picking up a clean sheet. The 'keeper earned man of the match plaudits for his saves from old boy Jermain Defoe, keepuing the Hammers' first clean sheet in donkey's years. “I’ve been sick of people reminding us that we’ve not kept a clean sheet for goodness knows ....


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Neill Likely To Ditch West Ham To Play In Sydney

Lucas Neill has confirmed he intends to up stick to his native Australia should plans for a franchise expansion in Oz's league get approved. He wants to be involved in setting up a new club to help get a piece of the new league pie, in a bid set up with a gaggle of other investors. The wait is now on to see whether the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) approve the plans. "It was rumoured ....


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Top Defender Says Hammers Revival Coming Soon

Top Pompey defender Sylvain Distin has said that he believes Zola's team are set to jump back up the table after a run of poor games. The Frenchmans was responding to talk that the Hammers will be an easy game for Pompey on Saturday. He said: 'If you forget about all the work you have done after one defeat, you will never win any games.'There are 40 games in a season, so I'm sure they will ....


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I Know Where Hammers' Problem Lies

Lee Bowyer says West Ham have no attacking worries – but must tighten up at the back if they want to turn defeats into wins. Bowyer was speaking after the Hammers conceded three goals in the last 10 minutes to lose at home to Everton last Saturday. He said: ‘We should have beaten Everton 1-0 but the lack of clean sheets means we have to score two or three goals to score to win and ....


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Duxbury Aims To Soothe Hammers' Fears

West Ham are not about to go into financial meltdown according to Chief Executive Scott Duxbury A leaked internal memo denied rumours of an impending financial problem in the light of recent Icelandic bank collapses, not to mention travel firms. Although it would have been unusual to have heard anything other than such a statement from the man running the show, the words are reassuring at ....


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Ghana Ace Heading To West Ham?

FIFA has thrown something of a banana into the fruity football mix when it announced that Ghanaian international Stephen Appiah is now officially a free agent. This means the likes of Arsenal, West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham, all previously linked with the player, could get their hands on him for nothing. His former club, Fenerbahce, are holding up the transfer due to contract wranglings, ....


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Boss Is Worried As Hammers Crash Again

Gianfranco Zola has admitted West Ham need a change in fortune after three late Everton goals sent them spiraling to another defeat. The Hammers’ good start to the season seems a long time ago and they entertain Portsmouth next Saturday knowing they can ill-afford another slip-up. Zola said: ‘We are now looking over our shoulder. It's not the first time we've spoiled a good job and ....


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Zola Calms Fears Of Player Fire Sale

Gianfranco Zola has tried to calm the muddy waters swirling around Upton Park at the moment by saying he is not being forced to sell his squad in the January transfer window. Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson's business situation has led many media outlets to state the whole squad will be put up for sale to stabilise the club's finances, but Zola pffftt'ed in his little Italian way at the notion: "The ....


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Starlet Aims For Home Hammers Bow

Jack Collison hopes to make his home debut this weekend against Everton after a strong show at Middlesbrough. Collison started his first game under Gianfranco Zola after impressing as a substitute at Old Trafford. The 20-year-old midfielder's only other two appearances for the first team were also away from home - last season at Bolton Wanderers and Arsenal - and he has told the Hammers' ....


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Ashton Follows Ronaldo's Lead To Get Back Into The Squad

Dean Ashton has been to see the same surgeon as Ronaldo in Holland in a bid to overcome his latest injury problems. He saw  Van Dyke, the surgeon who fixed up the Portuguese winger in a bid to return to fitness. "I have had ankle problems in the past but I'm not sure if this is a flare-up of the old injury, even though it is the same ankle I broke in England training," he told ....


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Tristan Injury Not As Bad As Initially Feared

Gianfranco Zola will be probably smiling his big crocodile smile this morning when he hears Diego Tristan's knock in the reserve game against Tottenham is not as bad as initially feared. Or he may just shrug his shoulders and go 'Hmmph' when he hears the news that an ageing striker with no Premier League experience fancies a game. Who knows? But the news is at least good becuase it means the ....


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