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Sampdoria can’t afford Ogbonna

Sampdoria have reportedly decided against a move to bid for West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna deciding they cannot match his £45,000 per week basic wage he earns at the London Stadium. The 29-year-old joined the Hammers from Juventus in 2015 for £7.5m and quickly became a key figure.  However, he missed a considerable part of last […]

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Keep calm and don’t panic

West Ham fans appear to have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of transfer business so far this summer but in reality, we are no different from the majority our Premier League rivals. London teams Chelsea, Spurs and Crystal Palace have yet to sign a single player this summer while Arsenal have one just free transfer […]

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Antonio puts injury record straight

Michail Antonio has all but denied he made too quick a return to action after his first hamstring injury last season. And he believes he’ll be ready for action when the new season opens up on August the 12th. The Hammer of the Year first pulled up in the game against Leicester City and was […]

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Antonio on target …and can’t wait to get started!

There’s great news from Michail Antonio as the pre-season edges ever closer – he believes he will be ok for the start of things after suffering a hamstring injury towards the end of the campaign. Speaking to the official site the Hammer of the Year declared: “The rehab is going well, I’m on schedule and where […]

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“Just go and buy him”…err it’s not quite that simple

It’s that time of the year again – frustration and anxiety mixed together in temperatures approaching the nineties to cause maximum gasket blowing among us Hammers. It’s transfer window time – if anyone needing reminding. A time of the year when we all suddenly become experts in the negotiating business and knowing far more about […]

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Leicester prepared to gazump Hammers over Iheanacho

 Craig Shakespeare is plotting a £25million bid for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, as Leicester prepare to spend big this summer claims the Telegraph. The new Leicester manager is prepared to better an offer made by West Ham for the Nigeria international. Iheanacho is free to leave the Etihad Stadium ahead of the forthcoming season, […]

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Where Are They Now?: 80s Stars

Mark Ward 1985 -1990 Signed from Oldham in 1985 for £250,000 as a replacement for the departing Paul Allen, Ward played every game in the 1985-86 season which saw West Ham finish 3rd in the top flight. A strong busy right sided midfielder, Ward had an edge to go with his guile and his gutsy determined performances made his a popular player with the fans in the late 80’s. Ward left for Manchester City in 1990 as …

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Mark Noble fears West Ham being priced out of transfers

So far the Irons have added only former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta to a squad that only secured mathematical safety from the drop with two games remaining.

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Season Ticket Price Rises by over 200%

West Ham have raised the cost of new season tickets for the coming season. Although 47,000 season ticket holders had their ticket prices frozen, 5,000 new season tickets at the London Stadium must pay an increased price range. Prices have risen above the rate of inflation seeing between a 5% and 6% added on to […]

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West Ham favourites to sign Giroud

West Ham are the 6/4 bookies favourites to sign Oliver Giroud before September. West Brom and Marseille are second favourites at 8/1 with Lyon, Monaco and Inter Milan at 12/1. Bet Victor list odds of 16/1 for the 30-year old Arsenal striker to join Lazio, AC Milan, Roma, Everton, Leicester, Southampton and Newcastle, while you […]

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Hammers blank the big LS option

The ownership of the London Stadium is unlikely to ever change hands while West Ham’s current ‘deal of the century’ remains in place. A senior source close to the club told ClaretandHugh this weekend: “Our deal is so good its better than owning the freehold.” Some West Ham Supporters had believed that the stadium’s public owners […]

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Which West Ham players will be at the Confederations Cup?

Today sees the start of the 10th edition of the Confederations Cup in Russia. With less than a year to go until the 2018 World Cup, it is a chance for the winners of each FIFA tournament to play each other. Hosts Russia, who are only the third European nation to host the competition qualify automatically and kick off the tournament against Oceania Nations Cup winners New Zealand. The two will be joined in group A …

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London Stadium owners spent £3.3m on legal fees

A freedom of information request submitted by ClaretandHugh has revealed the staggering amount of taxpayers money spent by Stadium owners London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and E20 Stadium LLP in external legal services relating to the London Stadium. The LLDC spent a staggering £1,834,550.02 excluding VAT getting external legal advice and creating the 99-year Agreement […]

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Feghouli sees his future at West Ham

 Sofiane Feghouli has told RMC Sport that he sees his future at West Ham despite rumours linking him to a move to PSG. “I had a very good pre-season but a week before the season I was injured for a month and a half. The first team was in place and it was necessary to get […]

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Hammers increase bid to land striker

West Ham have raised their offer for 20-year-old KAS Eupen Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru to £9m, Nigerian website Owngoalnigeria.com claims. Previously the same website claimed West Ham had already agreed a fee agreed after meeting his release clause of around £6.5m but now conveniently they claim the fee only applies to clubs in Belgium, while for clubs […]

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Hammers confirm pre-season trip to Iceland

West Ham have confirmed a pre-season game against Manchester City in Iceland. Nine days ago we brought you the news quoting local Iceland sources but it has today been officially confirmed on WHUFC.com Slaven Bilic’s side will face City in Reykjavik on Friday 4th August, in what will be the first-ever match between two English Premier […]

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