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Former Chelsea man unlikely to join Hammers

Reports that West Ham are interested in signing AC Milan Fabio Borini are unlikely to be true! Calciomercato.com reported last week that West Ham have joined  Napoli in the race to sign the forward. AC Milan have just made the player’s loan move permanent for a fee close to € 6 million but new Napoli boss Carlo […]

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Pellegrini’s van Nistlerooy ‘shout’ doesn’t stack up

Manuel Pellegrini is stoking up the pressure on the Hammers board to spend big and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that – in fact it’s exactly what he should be doing! Every good manager makes sure he’s bang in the faces of the people who hold the purse strings – it’s what they do from […]

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Fredericks reveals Pellegrini’s Hammers confidence

Ryan Fredericks has revealed that new boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident the Hammers will be enjoying a far more successful season than they experienced in 2017/18. The new signing – giving an interview with West Ham Tv after his move from Fulham – said: “I’ve spoken to him and he doesn’t think what happened last […]

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West Ham power battle? No just normality

Sometimes over reaction and intense knee jerks become boring. That’s the summer for you  when the merest of molehills is presented as a mountain bigger than Everest allowing a fever to descend on some in claret and blue. Last night some quotes emerged from Manuel Pellegrini claiming  he was trying to get the Hammers owners […]

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Poll: Which midfield target would you like to sign?

In our latest Claret and Hugh poll this week, we turn our attention to midfield transfer targets this summer. Midfield names that have been linked to West Ham in the media include Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson from Lazio, Danny Drinkwater and Ruben Loftus Cheek from Chelsea, Javier Pastore from PSG, William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, João […]

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Pellegrini man departs Malaga for West Ham

Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos has left the club to become the new West Ham director of football. The Spanish club released an official statement to say: ‘Mario Husillos has finalised his last stage with the Club, in which he has been a player, coach and sports director. The club would like to thank Mario for his […]

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Pellegrini rules out keeper signing

Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out bringing in fellow countryman Claudio Bravo to West Ham this summer. Pellegrini said he wouldn’t be making a move for is his compatriot, the Manchester City goalkeeper telling the Chilean media in a Live interview “Signing [Claudio] Bravo for West Ham is not viable either. It is not in West Ham’s […]

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Pellegrini gives eyewitness account of robbery

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about his ordeal at the hands of armed robbers in Chile over the weekend giving his own eyewitness account. Pellegrini said: ‘I parked the car, walked for about 40 metres, then two masked men got out of a car and jumped on my wife to grab her handbag, then […]

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Fredericks gets big Pellegrini welcome

Ryan Fredericks is now a West Ham United player as Manuel Pellegrini starts the rebuilding of a Hammers side which by common consent needs surgery. The official site announced the news after ClaretandHugh had brought the news a couple of hours earlier and were quick off the mark with the first words from the former […]

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An insult to believe boss will have players foisted on him

She’s feisty, sarky and straight to the point which is why she’s  ClaretandHugh’s main Facebook Group admin  person and top moderator on the website.Caz Combes doesn’t understand, or start to tolerate BS, as she makes perfectly clear in her latest and rare appearance as a blogger on the site where she lets loose on the […]

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Pellegrini to return with his final list!

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is expected back at the club over the next couple of days as the serious business of organising departures and arrivals to the club begins. The Chilean has been in regular contact with his newly appointed Director of Football Mario Husillos (pictured right) since taking his summer break and will […]

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We dare to hope after so many false dawns

Some of us have seen more false West Ham dawns than we can remember while others – younger of course – have had there share of them or, put another way, more than enough! The last one came in  July 2017 when we reckoned the arrival of a marquee signing in Chicharito, an England goalkeeper […]

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Funny man Mike has a dream…or a touch of the sun!

Mike has and has actually HAD a dream which has him believing the Hammers will finally win the title. Yeah, well we are talking comedy stuff here and we are  listening to Mike on what turns out to  be a very hot day so maybe it’s given him a funny head. It’s Monday again and […]

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Arnie has heard nothing on United move

Marko Arnautovic’s links to Manchester United continue to be at the centre of the early transfer window speculation but the Hammer of the Year has been playing it down. He recently told Vivaro News. that Jose Mourinho’s appearance at the match involving his international team and Russia was simply in account of the United boss being […]

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Poll: Which keeper should join West Ham this Summer?

The return of Joe Hart to Manchester City after his season-long loan to West Ham on £120,000 per week has left a keeper vacancy at West Ham.  While Adrian says he will wait for the opinion of Manuel Pellegrini adding he has nothing to prove,  a goalkeeping target is crucial to provide competition for the […]

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Hammer turns back on Inter Milan

Hammer Joao Mario has declared he won’t return to Inter Milan and says return to the Premier League and West Ham would be ideal. Technically Mario is contracted on loan as a Hammer until June 30th. “I will not go back” to Inter, the truth is that I don’t like Serie A. I don’t want to try […]

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Deal almost done as Irons meets Fredericks agent

Ryan Fredericks was this morning closing in on his move to West Ham. Despite inaccurate reports that he is already an Iron, the Fulham free agent has yet to officially put pen to paper. The 25 year old, however, is expected to be on board by tomorrow (Tues) after David Sullivan held talks with his […]

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Captain-in-waiting plays it cool

Declan Rice barely raises an eyebrow that he is the Rebublic of Ireland’s next skipper in waiting. And that will come as a surprise to most outside of West Ham where his cool and composed to life on and off the pitch has drawn regular comparison with the great ooro The teenager is a mere […]

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Making sense of the silly season

    By Allen Cummings     The football season may have finished, but the football transfer ‘silly season’ is clearly in full swing. The transfer rumour mill is alive and well and throwing up new names every day of players we’re ‘monitoring’. We all like a bit of gossip now and again. It’s what […]

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Hammer Marlon finds his golden boots

Former Hammer Marlon Harewood scored 56 goals in 170 games for West Ham. This week he has dug out a treasured memory and took to Instagram to reveal the piece of nostalgia he found during a clearout of his garage at his home. While searching around Harewood found his all-gold Nike boots which he used against […]

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Hammer awarded man of the match

Hammer Declan Rice was awarded the man of the match for Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 win over the USA last night. Martin O’Neill’s side were on the back of a three-game losing streak, their most recent being a 2-0 defeat by France in Paris last Monday. They had only scored six goals in their previous […]

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West Ham linked with predictable midfield target

West Ham has yet again been linked with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The Daily Stair claiming an Exclusive say this morning that Manuel Pellegrini has long been an admirer of Wilshere. While in charge of Manchester City he was heavily linked with a swoop for the England outcast. The Arsenal’s midfielder’s current deal runs out at […]

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Pellegrini plans Arnie talks

Manuel Pellegrini will tell Marko Arnautovic he’s the main Hammers man next season as speculation of Manchester United interest swirls around the club. Pellegrini sees Arnie as the No 1 striker and pivotal to all his attacking options alongside Chicharito. His his first major job is to convince both of them they are the No […]

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Odds of these Hammers leaving West Ham

Bookmakers Sky Bet are running their Summer transfer specials and as normal this includes a number of West Ham players linked in the media as possible outbound transfers from the Hammers. Marko Arnautovic is at odds of 7/2 to join Manchester United and 12/1 to join Everton while Spurs and Wolves are both 25/1 However, […]

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West Ham forward transfer targets not a priority

West Ham are not making strikers a priority in the Summer transfer window. Pellegrini wants to prioritise the right back position (Ryan Fredericks) followed by two centre-backs (Possibly Marlon Santos and or Armando Izzo) A goalkeeper will be another priority with rumours of a tentative enquiry for Jack Butland plus Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Manchester United keeper […]

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Cardiff City target West Ham midfielder

Cardiff City have reportedly made Hammer Robert Snodgrass one of their top transfer targets claims Wales Online. Neil Warnock wants a wide man with proven Premier League experience this summer, and in Snodgrass the veteran boss has identified a player he admires and has worked with before. WalesOnline say they understand that Cardiff will make a […]

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