PUBLISHED: 12:30 30 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent Felipe Anderson of West Ham Archant Hammers midfielder Felipe Anderson could prove a bargain at £42 million Felipe Anderson of West HamUnderwhelming. That had been the verdict of West Ham fans about club record signing Felipe Anderson so far this season.That was until Saturday’s match at Arsenal when the Brazilian shone in a new role as a number 10 and we all realised just what a prize asset the club have.Back in August 2015, Dimitri Payet announced himself on the Premier League scene by helping the Hammers to a shock 2-0 win over Arsenal.It was his third appearance, but Anderson announced himself with a superb display of attacking intent in dangerous places.West Ham United's Felipe Anderson during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.In the first two matches, the former Lazio star had played more on the wing, but here he was at the heart of things in the middle of the … [Read more...] about West Ham’s boy from Brazil is showing what a class act he is
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PUBLISHED: 18:30 11 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent West Ham United's Mark Noble PA Wire/PA Images Noble impressed by new boss and talented signings West Ham United's Mark Noble during the pre-season match at Adams Park, Wycombe.West Ham skipper Mark Noble has seen it all before.After 453 appearances in claret and blue, he has seen off seven Hammers managers along the way from the genial Gianfranco Zola to the bizarre Avram Grant.So when asked about the excitement and expectations around West Ham’s forthcoming campaign, he has the wisdom to be reflective.“I don’t know how it is going to go,” said the 31-year-old. “You just never know. I have been in pre-seasons and won every game before getting relegated under Avram Grant, but you have to go into the season with some excitement.”Much of that is to do with the arrival of new boss Manuel Pellegrini and a host of new players as the Hammers board splashed the … [Read more...] about West Ham skipper eyes top 10 finish
PUBLISHED: 13:30 10 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent West Ham United's Felipe Anderson celebrates scoring their opening goal of the game during the pre-season friendly match at Portman Road, Ipswich. PA Wire/PA Images Brazilian star will be the Hammers main man West Ham United's Felipe Anderson during a press conference at the London Stadium, London.When West Ham finally cracked the resolve of Serie A giants Lazio and agreed a deal to bring Felipe Anderson to the London Stadium, it was a huge step forward for the club, writes Dave Evans.When former boss Slaven Bilic had made Dimitri Payet his top priority when he arrived, it had not been that difficult to sign a 28-year-old who nobody else seemed to want.Anderson was a very different kettle of fish.The Brazilian is just 25, beginning to reach the peak of his powers and he had enjoyed a fine season with the Italians.West Ham United's Felipe AndersonThere were no shortage of suitors for the … [Read more...] about Is West Ham record signing Felipe Anderson the new Payet?
PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent West Ham United's Jack Wilshere (left) and Felipe Anderson during a press conference at the London Stadium, London. PA Wire/PA Images Nine new boys give the Hammers a huge makeover West Ham United's Lukasz FabianskiLast summer, West Ham paid out £39million to bring in Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez and still the fans weren’t happy with the board.This time round, the owners have splashed the cash to the tune of over £100m as well as bringing in a new manager with a proven track record.It is a sensational turnaround by the board and it seems to have got the majority of the fans back on their side after those ugly scenes against Burnley last season.During this window, the Hammers have smashed the club record transfer fee twice.West Ham United's Andriy YarmolenkoFirst Issa Diop arrived from Toulouse and he is not even guaranteed a starting place in this West Ham team.Then … [Read more...] about Magnificent new signings will give West Ham fans reasons to cheer as season begins
PUBLISHED: 14:30 01 May 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent Aaron Cresswell celebrates Archant Cresswell determined to halt the Hammers slide Cresswell and Sterling face up It was the highlight of the match for West Ham fans, but unsurprisingly Aaron Cresswell was reluctant to wax lyrical about it. Three minutes before half time and trailing 2-0, Edimilson Fernandes won a free kick on the edge of the box. Cresswell stepped up and with memories of Dimitri Payet, he curled his shot into the corner of the net for his first of the season. “I think Mark Noble was on the end of the wall and he sort of leaned back and opened it up for me. Cresswell v Walker “But it was not about my goal, it was about the result and it was not good enough.” He was right and Cresswell knew it only too well. Despite his goal and almost getting on the end of another cross, he had as tough a time as anyone dealing with Raheem Sterling on the right wing. Still, at 2-1 at the break, … [Read more...] about West Ham defender’s goal overshadowed by thumping loss against the champions