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The devilish tactical mind of Irons boss Manuel!

Mike Manera is the No 1 Hammers funny man and has become a bit of a legend for his excellent Mike on Monday videos in which he sends up and  knocks down everything in sight in his alternative look at all things Hammers. But there’s far more to our Mike than meets the eye and he […]

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Newham decision to loan London Stadium £40m was flawed

An independent report into the £40m loan made by Newham council to fund the London Stadium has criticised former Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and his administration claiming they ignored warnings and financial advice that the London Stadium business was seriously flawed. The report highlights that the final decision to invest £40 million of taxpayers […]

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Mad Mike’s pleads: ‘Don’t be the new Matt Jarvis Felipe’

Mike’s back after all the excitement and is as overjoyed as any of us with what’s going on at our club. He’s thrilled with the new signings but reckons Armolenko could be a bit of a Scrabble nightmare and adds that but for the fact “it’s not” Fabian Balbuena would at one time have been […]

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Furious Irons say Arnie rumour “100% untrue”

Reports that Marko Arnautovic is being hawked around Serie A clubs have this afternoon been condemned by the Irons who have made it clear the Hammers ‘top man’ is 100 per cent not for sale under any circumstances.” For the second tome this summer the Hammer of last season is being linked with a move […]

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Irons fans give verdict on 2018/19 finishing position

A big majority of happy Hammers fans reckon the club are destined to finish in either seventh or eighth position this season. With the summer spending all but over there’s huge optimism that this time real progress is on the cards at the London Stadium. ClaretandHugh’s latest poll asked where the supporters though we would […]

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Hammers could spend over £200m on signings

West Ham could spend up to £209m on the seven new incoming players this summer over the next five years. That is the incredible estimate when taking into account transfer, add-ons, signing on and agents fees together with wages and bonuses over the life of each players contract. West Ham could end up paying £108m […]

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Hammers target signs new deal with his club

Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles is to remain at the Toon and thus confirmed that West Ham’s big business has all been done. The defender was at the centre of a £25 million bid by the Irons but has now committed himself the Tyneside outfit after it looked – at least for a while – that he […]

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Mario tipped for a return to the Premier League

Former Hammer Joao Mario played in all of Portgual’s games at the World Cup putting him on how on the world’s largest footballing stage. The 25-year-old has made 40 appearances for his country and last season made 14 Serie A appearances prior to his move to West Ham in which he made 13 Premier League […]

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New arrivals may not be quite over

West Ham’s major transfer business has been done as we reported over the weekend but don’t be surprised if one or two more players appear before transfer deadline day. Manuel Pellegrini is still taking a good look at his squad and we are hearing that a couple of fringe players and a back up striker […]

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What happened to Financial Fair Play

We haven’t heard a lot about Financial Fair Play in recent years and there is a reason for it. In 2016 Premier League clubs have voted to continue their Short-Term Cost Control (STCC) rules; their name for Financial Fair play.  The updated rules came into effect from the 2016/17 season and apply for a three-year duration. Clubs […]

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Novelty wears thin for London Stadium

The novelty value for Athletics at the London Stadium appears to be wearing extremely thin as less than 30,000 fans attended the Athletics 2018 World Cup over the weekend. Organisers were hoping to attract the capacity 56,000 but struggled to sell tickets on a weekend that clashed with Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup. Pictures from […]

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Arnie’s London-bound flight from Milan explained

Whenever we see a picture of a footballer jumping on a plane somewhere it’s a reflex reaction to assume that he may be on the move somewhere! When he’s West Ham’s top player and he is seen boarding an aircraft from Milan where his agent/brother is based then it’s easy for two and two to […]

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Pelle makes his mind up on Cresswell

Manuel Pellegrini has finalised his defensive reinforcement plans and has decided that Aaron Creswell has a big part to play in his plans this season. The left back was thought by some to be uncertain with the arrival of the new boss but ClaretandHugh has learned that the former Hammer of the Year is the […]

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In Pellegrini we must trust

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena this weekend completes an incredible summer of transfers for West Ham which has left many rival Premier League supporters jealous and envious. The seven signings mean the Hammers have committed to spend over £100m in transfer, signing-on and agent fees which is breaks all the records for our club. Some […]

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Felipe Anderson – The Finances

West Ham will invest up to £75m in their club record signing Felipe Anderson over the next four years. The Hammers smashed the club record by paying €41m (£36.2m) to Lazio for the attacking midfielder with a further €6m (£5.3m) in potential add-ons. Another €5m (£4.5m) was spent on agents fees bringing the total to […]

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Hammers split over Newham council’s U-turn on statue

West Ham supporters are split right down the middle whether the World Cup statue on the corner of Barking Road and Green Street should move to Stratford close to the London Stadium or stay where it is close to the where the Boleyn Ground once stood. With over 1,700 voting 49.8% want it to move […]

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Goal and Highlights: Wycombe v Irons

The Hammers are on their way with a first victory of pre-season over Wycombe Wanderers. And here you can catch up with the highlights and of course Mark Arnautovich’s winner at Adams Park. As suggested by Gonzo in his post match video report new boy Andriy Yarmolenko looks to be an exciting prospect and showed […]

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Hammers win useful Wycombe work out game

Hammer of last year Marko Arnautovic started where he left off from last season when grabbing the winner in a 1-0 pre-season friendly victory over Wycombe this afternoon. He smashed home a typical goal in 34 minutes when holding off his defender and firing home across goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and into the far corner. Both he […]

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Hammers fans left sunk by unwatchable ‘stream’

Those looking forward to watching the Hammers first semi competitive match against Wycombe Wanderers via a club You Tube stream this afternoon were  sunk . There are bad streams, awful streams and then there was this excuse for a broadcast which saw extensive buffering throughout the first half. Eventually the entire thing started again from […]

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West Ham v Wycombe Wanderers team news

Manuel Pellegrini starts against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park with a lineup of Adrian, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble. Obiang, Cullen, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko and Arnautovic Subs bench is Trott, Oxford, Rice, Byram, Coventry, Fernandes, Samuelson, Haksabanovic, Holland and Hugill. Injury news:  Jack Wilshere is not match fit such yet as he is one week behind […]

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Poll: What should be done with the World Cup statue?

Newham council have gone back on a previous promise to move to the World Cup statue featuring Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters from Barking road to the London Stadium. Former Newham Mayor Robin Wales and West Ham fan had agreed the statue could be moved and a plinth was created outside the Stadium […]

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Antonio exit may be on hold after Carroll injury

Andy Carroll’s not unexpected injury issue may have thrown a different perspective on Michail Antonio’s position at the club. It’s been widely speculated that the former Hammer of the Year will be on his way this summer with Palace favourites to grab him. But the Carroll news means that we are now down to two […]

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No rest for Irons as boss makes the going tougher

Manuel Pellegrini – currently flying back to England with the squad from the Swiss training camp – has become the hardest manager any Irons squad will have worked under in recent seasons. After intensive three sessions a day training routines in Europe there will be absolutely no let up in the boss’ super-tough training regime […]

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West Ham announce new shirt sponsor

West Ham will wear a lion rampant on their shirt next season after the club signed their new sleeve sponsor. The logo of Basset & Gold, a financial services firm in London, will feature on the left sleeve of the first team, academy and PL2 players. Basset & Gold will also become West Ham’s eSports partner. A […]

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Andy Carroll suffers malicious false rumours

Andy Carroll has suffered malicious false rumours on social media in how he has suffered his latest injury blow. Verified Instagram and Twitter accounts are falsely claiming the 29-year-old West Ham striker ruptured his ACL after falling off a balcony in Switzerland while sneaking back into his hotel room after curfew. Club insiders have confirmed the rumour is 100% […]

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Cancelling Carroll’s contract achieves absolutely nothing

Andy Carroll’s incredible injury woes have again given rise to the cry among many for his contract to be cancelled! It’s a natural emotional knee jerk reaction with people fed up that he is never available and he doesn’t help himself when saying things like: “I hope I get a full pre-season ” following the […]

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