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Bilic 'not worried' about West Ham future after 3-0 Brighton defeat

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “not worried” but is “realistic” about his future after the Hammers lost 3-0 to Brighton at London Stadium. The home fans booed throughout and thousands left the ground early following Brighton’s third goal, which sealed the visitors’ first away win of the season. West Ham slipped to 17th in the table and will drop into the relegation zone if Leicester beat Swansea on Saturday. “The speculation was here before,” said Bilic. “I’m manager of the team. I don’t want to hide behind…

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'I wouldn't be surprised by anything' – Slaven Bilic admits West Ham's heavy defeat to Brighton could spell the end of his tenure

Slaven Bilic says he isn’t worried Friday, October 20, 2017 Under-pressure West Ham manager Slaven Bilic insisted he is not worried but admits he wouldn’t be surprised by anything as speculation regarding his future continues. The Hammers were thoroughly abject in their home game against Brighton on Friday night and the Seagulls were well worth their 3-0 victory. MATCH REPORT: West Ham 0-3 Brighton: Seagulls pile more misery on under-pressure boss Slaven Bilic With a defeat that arguably ranks as his worst ever as manager in east London, Bilic insisted he was…

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West Ham v Brighton confirmed line-ups: Lanzini and Hernandez both start for the Hammers

West Ham United host Brighton at the London Stadium on Friday night and the Hammers will have to do so without striker Andy Carroll. The 28-year-old frontman was sent off against Burnley last weekend and will have to sit out through suspension. The pressure remains high on West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and the Croatian will hope for win against the newly-promoted Seagulls to solidify his position. Chris Hughton’s side very nearly grabbed a well-earned victory over Everton last time out but Bruno conceded a foolish penalty late on allowing…

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Tony Pulis reveals fears over Ben Foster after West Brom goalkeeper injures knee playing with son

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis revealed a knee injury kept Ben Foster out of Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Leicester. Albion have yet to determine the extent of the injury, which the 34-year-old goalkeeper sustained during the international break while playing in the garden with his children. However, Pulis admitted he is worried about the problem given Foster missed 10 months in the 2015-16 season with anterior cruciate ligament damage. To compound his goalkeeping problems, stand-in Boaz Myhill, making his first Premier League start since April 2016 in Foster’s…

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Leicester v West Brom: Foxes eye flying start to the week

Leicester and West Brom’s Monday night records couldn’t be further apart but the Baggies will hope their in-your-face style will rattle the Foxes at the King Power. West Brom are unbeaten in each of their last seven away league games against Leicester West Brom were one of the few teams to get anything out of the King Power Stadium during Leicester’s 2015/16 title-winning campaign. The Baggies earned a 2-2 draw and added to that last season with a 2-1 away win. Tony Pulis seems to enjoy Leicester’s ground. Albion have…

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic urges England to value Joe Hart

Slaven Bilic believes English football is taking Joe Hart for granted. The goalkeeper, England’s long-term first choice and on loan from Manchester City to West Ham, kept a clean sheet and was named man of the match in his most recent international appearance against Slovenia. It is during the past 18 months, the most difficult of his career, that he has most often been questioned, starting with mistakes at Euro 2016 and continuing after being dropped by Pep Guardiola at City. Most recently observers have questioned his value to West…

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