Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 7th Title Odds: 80-1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 7th Title Odds: 80-1

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A hugely exciting season is ahead for West Ham.

It will be their first in the Olympic Stadium, they have a brilliant manager in Slaven Bilic, a top talent in Dimitri Payet, money to spend and lofty ambitions.

The only slight worries might be an early start in the Europa League campaign, while history tells us that sometimes it can be difficult for clubs to adjust to playing in a big new stadium.

However, this is a good time to be a Hammers fan.

Under the guidance of the excellent Bilic, West Ham can conceivably make a push for the top six, if not the top four.

Payet staying is a massive boost, particularly after his impressive Euros with France which brought him to the attention of top clubs.

He was wanted throughout Europe, but it is a sign of where West Ham stand that the French ace feels he can achieve honours in east London. …

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