Dimitri Payet named in list of nominees for 2016 Ballon D’Or

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet has been named in the 30 player shortlist announced by France Football for this year’s Ballon D’Or. He is only the fourth West Ham player to get his recognition, after the trio of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters (who were nominated for World Player of the Year)

Three French players have been nominated for the award apart from Payet- Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba [Read more…]

Video Carolina Railhawks 2-2 West Ham | Biggest crowd in Railhawks history

West Ham’s pre-season run out against NASL outfit Carolina Railhawks saw the latter register their biggest ever crowd as 10,125 people attended this game at WakeMed Soccer Park. New Railhawks signing Omar Bravo also made his debut for the side as a second half substitute [Read more…]

United interested in Reece Oxford

Manchester United are interested in securing the services of talented West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, and according to some very reliable sources in the press, have already tabled a bid in the region of £15m for him.

The versatile Oxford, who can play in both midfield and defence, wants more first team football, but one has to wonder whether United, and more specifically their new manager Jose Mourinho, would be the right options for his development.

Oxford made 12 appearances last season and has two years left on his contract [Read more…]

Dimi named Player of the Year at London Football Awards

Another feather in the cap of Dimi Payet as he was named Player of the Year at the London Football Awards last night. Dimi pipped Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Willian (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Spurs) and Odion Ighalo (Watford) to the award following a fantastic debut season where he’s been nothing short of inspirational for the Hammers [Read more…]

Potts and Nene leaving- Club announce list of departing players

Talented youngster Dan Potts and experienced forward Nene will be leaving the club this summer, according to an official list published by the club. Nene is one of four experienced players to be shown the door, along with Carlton Cole, Guy Demel and Jussi Jaaskelainen.

You’ve got to feel for Nene- very classy player but never quite got the opportunities required to show his talent. Was on big wages too, and him on the wrong side of 30 being probably made it easy for the club to snap links.

Jussi’s been a great servant, but understandable given the rumours swirling around Southend’s David Bentley [Read more…]

West Ham United Friday Transfer Roundup

It’s been manic with transfer news and rumours at the Hammers this week and here’s a quick update in case you got lost in the sea of transfer talk.

West Ham have waved goodbye to the prospect of bringing Stuart Downing to the Boleyn Ground. Even Sam Allardyce said that he probably couldn’t afford the Liverpool winger anyway. Apparently Downing is happy to stay at Anfield and fight for a spot in the first eleven next season. [Read more…]