Analysis – Bilic comments call Payet’s commitment into question

On Thursday morning, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic confirmed the suspicions of many by revealing that star man Dimitri Payet is intent on leaving the club, a fact which reflects badly on the player himself, as well as representing yet another setback in what has been a frustrating campaign for the Londoners up until now. Last term the Frenchman lit up the Premier League, delivering a number of starring contributions as West Ham finished an excellent seventh place and were among the division’s great entertainers. Some of what he…

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Bilic building a superb young squad at West Ham

Several English Premier League clubs have already been extremely busy in the transfer market this summer and none more so than West Ham. The Hammers have recruited six new players, as manager Slaven Bilic continues to build a superb young squad, with the Croatian having began that work immediately after arriving at the club last June. Bilic preparing for a bright future Bilic inherited a reasonably strong group of players from his predecessor Sam Allardyce but identified the need to strengthen his squad so as to develop a team capable…

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Premier League Season Review – West Ham United

West Ham United: 7th FA Cup: Quarter-finals Capital One Cup: Round Three Europa League: Third Qualifying Round It was always certain to be an emotional season for West Ham as they said goodbye to their home of over a century, Upton Park, before their long-awaited move to the Olympic Stadium for 2016-17. The rather cautious aim was to make sure that they were still a Premier League club when they relocated, but the team then proceeded to make a mockery of that to the extent that for a time they…

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Stoke vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United can make sure of a top-six finish in the Premier League by claiming all three points away to Stoke City, who will determined to end the season on a high having gone six matches without victory. For all of their controlled possession and neat style of play, Stoke are suffering at present due to a lack of intensity when they do not have the ball, as well as the absence of a quality centre forward. Another mid-table finish is acceptable enough for a club of their standing,…

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Everton vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United are very much in contention to finish in the top four, but to maintain their current fine form they have to negotiate a visit to an Everton side who they have not beaten since all the way back in 2007. This represents something of a test of character for the Toffees, who have struggled for results at home of late despite having the majority of possession and territory in games. It has been on the road where they have found some solace as victory at Bournemouth took…

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Top five highest paid managers in the Premier League

The job of manager is the riskiest one in the world of modern football. Club managers are under constant pressure to deliver results, and one might feel sorry for them considering the constant criticism and the job insecurity they have to live through. But when you look at the wage packages of some of these managers, your feeling of sympathy of them might turn into jealousy. 5. Slaven Bilic (West Ham): £3m/year West Ham hierarchy made him one of the top-earners in the Premier League this summer. He has certainly lived…

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West Ham vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be aiming to pick up their first win in four Premier League matches when host a West Bromwich Albion side which will still be buzzing after their win over title hopefuls Arsenal last time out. Manager Slaven Bilic will have been reasonably happy with the first 20 minutes of West Ham’s last game at London rivals Tottenham, but from the moment they fell behind his tactics began to unravel. Playing as the lone striker, Andy Carroll struggled and did not look fully match-fit, while the talents…

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Arsenal vs West Ham Premier League preview: Sanchez and Wilshere sit out

Hopes are high at Arsenal as they kick-off their attempts to win the league for the first time in 12 years by hosting London rivals West Ham United on Sunday. It looks like it is going to be another great season. Check out the latest Premier League odds and make your predictions. After a superb second half to last season, ending with a second successive FA Cup triumph, Arsenal enter 2015-16 with great optimism. They have already overcome the hurdle of facing defending champions Chelsea in the Community Shield, defeating the Blues…

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West Ham close in on new manager

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West Ham are planning to announce their new manager by the end of the week, with former player Slaven Bilic the overwhelming favourite to succeed Sam Allardyce. READ MORE: West Ham Transfer Gossip According to the London Evening Standard, the ex-Croatia boss met with the club’s owners over the weekend, although it is not believed that any offer has been made just yet. The 46-year-old surprised many people when upon stepping down from leading the national side in 2012, he decided to reignite his club management career – having enjoyed a…

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