Enner Strength knocks Mexico out- West Ham’s Valencia stars in Ecuadorean win at Copa America

Mexico became the first team to be knocked out of Copa America 2015 as they lost 2-0 to an Ecuadorean side which had West Ham’s Enner Valencia in their starting lineup. Valencia had a hand in the first goal scored by Miller Bolanos. His 26th minute shot was blocked and fell to Bolanos, who scored from close range.

Emelec striker Bolanos returned the favour twelve minutes after the interval, setting up Valencia for a decisive blow to Mexico’s hopes. The goal was Valencia’s second of the tournament, with the forward having also got on the scoresheet in the previous game against Bolivia. El Tri pulled one back from the penalty spot through Raul Jimenez, but it was not enough as Ecuador hung to claim all three points. [Read more…]

Gold confirms Jenkinson interest- West Ham to fight it out with Sunderland for defender

Days after Sunderland had agreed a season long loan deal with Arsenal for Carl Jenkinson, West Ham have jumped into the fray, with chairman David Gold confirming to the BBC that they are interested in re-signing the 23 year old.

Relevant quotes from Gold regarding Jenkinson in today’s BBC interview below. Jenks is currently on duty with the England U21 team at the European Championships in the Czech Republic. England lost their opener to Portugal U21 last night, leaving them with some real work to do in their upcoming games.

We know we need a right-back and will work tirelessly to bring in Carl. If that does not work out, we have other irons in the fire” [Read more…]

Pictures- Gorgeous West Ham Home Kit 2015-16 revealed by Umbro- a tribute to the Boleyn Ground

Our new strip for the 2015/2016 Premier League season has been revealed today, and Umbro have come up with a cracker for our last season at the Boleyn ahead of the big move to the Olympic Stadium. It’s also our first Umbro made uniform since 2010- we inked a five season deal with them to replace Adidas beginning the 15/16 season.

Given the teaser promos ahead of the big reveal dubbing it as the “Boleyn Ground” kit, it was obvious that Umbro would come up with a retro one, and we expected them to give us a good one. [Read more…]

Hammers’ 2015/16 fixture list released- opener is at Arsenal away

West Ham’s fixtures for the new Premier League season have been released, and it’s a mixed draw, we have to say.

We can’t publish the whole list of fixtures here owing to factors beyond our control, (click to see them at the BBC), but here is a short synopsis.

First game is away at Arsenal, final day of the season away at Stoke.

Bit disappointing that we don’t have a home game on the final day of the season, would be a classic occasion given that it would also be the last game at the Boleyn [Read more…]

Congratulations Adrian- West Ham goalkeeper gets married to fiancee- June 13, 2015

Our goalkeeper Adrian is officially off the market, having married his fiancee in Spain. He posted a pic on Twitter, saying it to the “best day of his life”

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Adrian San Miguel from all of us here [Read more…]

Slaven Bilic named as new West Ham boss

After having the names of Unai Emery, Ronald Koeman, Marcelo Bielsa and even the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti thrown around, West Ham have appointed their new manager, and it’s an appointment the fans will welcome- ex player Slaven Bilic.

What is the length of Slaven Bilic’s managerial contract at West Ham?

Bilic has signed a three year contract, beginning the 2015/16, to last till 2018 [Read more…]

West Ham’s Diego Poyet at U20 FIFA World Cup for Uruguay

West Ham have only one player at the ongoing U20 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand- Diego Poyet, son of the legendary Gustavo.

Young Diego has been a substitute in both of Uruguay’s games so far. He replaced Jaime Baez in the 71st minute against Serbia (Uruguay won 1-0) and made another twenty minute appearance off the bench against Mexico (replacing Kevin Mendez, Uruguay lost 2-1) [Read more…]

West Ham’s first signing of 2015-16- Darren Randolph joins on free from Birmingham

We’ve made our first signing of the summer in the form of Darren Randolph from Birmingham City. Randolph joins on a free, opting not to extend his Birmingham City contract. He will however be officially unveiled only on July 1 when his contract at St.Andrews officially expires.

The Bray born goalkeeper started his youth career at Charlton and left the Addicks at the age of 23 to join Motherwell. He left Fir Park in 2013 to join Birmingham City and has been an ever present for them under the sticks, missing just one league game over two seasons (that too owing to suspension!) [Read more…]