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West Ham fans warned over anti-Semitic chanting

West Ham United fans have been warned they will face action if they take part in anti-Semitic chanting towards Spurs fans on Saturday.

West Ham have warned fans about their behaviour during Saturday's Credit: PA Wire

Spurs fans were subjected to anti-Semitic abuse from a section of West Ham fans during last season's fixture at White Hart Lane in November 2012.

"Working with the police, the Club will continue to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discriminatory behaviour," a club statement said.

"Any fan found to be acting inappropriately - including racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic behaviour - will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from attending matches."

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West Ham must evolve 'to move onto next level'

Sam Allardyce says "underachieving" West Ham will need to evolve if the club are to "move onto the next level" next season.

The east London side finished 10th in their first season back in the Premier League but have struggled for long periods this term.

Sam Allardyce admits his side have underachieved this season. Credit: PA Wire

Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to West Brom, Allardyce said: "Last season was an over achievement and I think this season has been an under achievement up to now.

"The players and I are always learning and always know that we have to try to develop the team and move onto the next level. To change, but not change too much.

"You have to get value for money and quality players that are better than you have already got, that is just the process of this business if you want to improve and get better."

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Minute's silence for Dylan Tombides after death

Crystal Palace football club will hold a minute's silence after the death West Ham player Dylan Tombides, who died today of testicular cancer.

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Following the passing of @whufc_official striker Dylan Tombides, age 20, there will be a minutes applause ahead of game at Upton Park.

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Players and friends pay tribute to Dylan Tombides

Fellow footballers and friends of Dylan Tombides have been paying tribute to the West Ham star on Twitter. The club has confirmed his death today after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Such heart breaking news. Dyl you were a great friend, a great player and most of all a great person. I'm blessed and privileged to have...

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Life's just crazy! Stay strong big man @taylor_tombides All here for you.. Rip @dylantombides will truly be missed? x http://t.co/oRivQZ6HMw

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Incredibly sad to hear the news about Dylan Tombides. He was always so positive despite his illness. All my thoughts are with his family. dg

Dylan Tombides was a "larger than life character"

Dylan Tombides, who has died aged 20, was a "larger than life character" who was "respected by everyone who knew him", West Ham United said in a statement.

The striker had been battling testicular cancer for nearly three years.

A club statement said:

"Dylan's amazing resilience and positivity saw him through months of surgery and chemotherapy, while his outstanding talent saw him make his first-team debut in a League Cup tie with Wigan Athletic at the Boleyn Ground in September 2012.

Away from the pitch, Dylan did a huge amount of work to raise awareness of male cancer, supporting the One for the Boys campaign at a number of high-profile events alongside the likes of Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson, snooker star Jimmy White and fellow Australian Peter Andre.

Dylan was respected by everyone who knew him for his intelligent views on the game and his larger than life character. He was a loving son, amazing brother and well-respected member of the West Ham squad. He will be hugely missed by everyone who had the honour of knowing him."

– West Ham United Football Club

West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides dies

West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides has died aged 20 following a long battle with testicular cancer.

The club confirmed that the Australia-born player, who was diagnosed with the disease in summer 2011, died on Friday morning with his family by his side.

Dylan Tombides in 2012 Credit: PA Photos

There will be a minute's applause in tribute to the young footballer at West Ham's game against Crystal Palace tomorrow at Upton Park.

West Ham players will also wear black armbands in his memory.

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