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We don’t want your rejects – Irons fans speak out

West Ham historically has been a club which has been ready to take on cast the cast offs from other London clubs of as they have headed into the twilight of their careers. ClaretandHugh argued those days were at an end if we could maximise our revenue with a 66,000 London Stadium capacity. No more […]

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Gentleman Ginge gets it so wrong and RIGHT!

Gotta love Ginge…as nice a man as he is a tough defender. The story of how he managed to smash a thunderbolt wayward shot into a young Wales fan during a warm up for the FIFA World Cup qualifying tie with Moldova at Cardiff City Stadium has been well told but loses nothing in the […]

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AC injury update

Andy Carroll is unlikely to be back for the match at the Hawthorns on September 17. Some reports have declared the big man will be back in the squad by that date but club insiders believe that to be optimistic. The well respected website which charts Premier League injuries – PhysioRoom.com  – has AC down […]

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Fletcher got “Bubbles” goosebumps

Ashley Fletcher has impressed everybody during his appearances since arriving at the club but he may have been impressed even more by the Irons fans. Speaking to the official site he said: “It’s incredible, hearing 57,000 fans signing Bubbles it’s amazing, I got goosebumps the first time I heard it, I’d never heard it live before, […]

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Let’s wave the reject days goodbye PLEASE!

Remember the days when we bought the likes of Arsenal’s John Radford, Ian Wright, Teddy Sheringham and Jimmy Greaves and others who ended their days with us having given the best years of their careers to other London clubs. Then there was Mitchell Thomas, Ilie Dumitrescu – bothe from the Spurs who saw us coming […]

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Boleyn Book Competition

We are running a book competition to win two copies of the excellent ‘Farewell to Upton Park’ which has been produced by Andy Hooper and the Daily Mail’s Lee Clayton. It’s a smashing homage to the Boleyn and all the pictures are exclusive and never seen before. To enter simply post your favourite picture (taken […]

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Poll: Should football fans be allowed to stand?

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Defender receives assurance on Irons future

Reece Burke has been told he has a long term future despite having spent last season and this on loan. The Academy product – having enjoyed a tremendous campaign at Bradford City last term – will be playing Championship football with Wigan this year hoping to make a difference to a club hovering just above […]

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The Transfer Rater

Here is Hammers Chat’s transfer rating video where Geo puts Charlie on the spot to assess our summer dealings. He has a mere 45 seconds to comment on each of the new signings and predict whether they will flop or thrive.   Share This:

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Irons battle to nail down defender’s new deal

Reece Oxford is locked into talks with the Hammers over a new contract. However, ClaretandHugh understands that there is no agreement with ‘Team Oxford’ claiming that at this stage there is no rush to do the deal given his current contract doesn’t run out until 2019. The Hammers know however that should the issue go […]

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Brady’s view on standing

West Ham Vice Chairman, Karren Brady gave her own views on standing at football in 2012 while writing her Sun football Diary In January 2012 Brady wrote: “Aston Villa are opening discussions with supporters’ groups over reintroducing standing areas at their home. Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than standing at a football match for two hours. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Gold starts safe seating talks

EXCLUSIVE By Hugh Southon David Gold has started talks with manufacturers of safe seating systems which he wants to see introduced at the London Stadium. In a major exclusive with ClaretandHugh this morning the co-chairman revealed: “I have been speaking with the people who put in the rail seating at Celtic Park. I have been […]

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Di Canio re-enacts push that made him famous

Former Hammer Paolo DiCanio recreated the push which bought him fame in the nineties. A team of former Arsenal players reunited to take on AC Milan’s Glorie side for charity. Milan gave Paolo Di Canio a start, who provided one of the highlights of the afternoon when he and Nigel Winterburn recreated an infamous incident […]

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Bilic talks Payet

Slaven Bilic has spoken for the first time of his delight that the club has held on to Dimi Payet and hopes the top man can grow even stronger this season. Speaking to the official site the manager said: “It is key for us if he can produce his best form again. He has the […]

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Real Madrid were quoted €110m for Payet

A media report in France today claims Real Madrid made inquiries about Dimitri Payet this summer. The report from buzzsport.fr in France claims Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez was particularly charmed by Dimitri Payet after the Euro 2016 championships. But West Ham quoted a ridiculous price to scare off the Madrid boss. Pérez was told that […]

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Sam’s England – Irons fans give verdict!

Sam Allardyce scraped a win over the 10 men fro Slovakia with a depth of injury timegoal. But what did the Hammers fans make of the first game under the former Irons boss. Here’s some knee jerk reaction from members of the ClaretandHugh Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ O Normally I wouldn’t go near an England qualifier. […]

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Sam keep Antonio in suspense

Sam Allardyce is keeping Hammers fans in suspense – as was always the way – over whether he will hand Michail Antonio his  chance in tonght’s international against Slovakia. As revealed earlier this week the starting line-up does not include the Hammer but he has been named among 11 subs for the game. Antonio has […]

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Walking wounded – Irons get return dates

West Ham are set to see four players – all of whom have suffered major or minor injuries – become avaialble for the match against Watford…with of course Dimi Payet leading the way. According to the very well respected Physio Room website which lists Premier League return dates for injured players, Sofiane Feghouli could be set […]

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Man U set to sign former Hammers starlet

Manchester United are this morning reportedly keen to sign former Irons Academy product Idris Kanu to their own youth set up. The club is monitoring the striker’s progress after he impressed for the under-18 side against Middlesborough at Carrington according to the Manchester Evening News. Kanu scored twice in United’s 5-1 win and could be […]

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Top Refs body denies Halsey claims

The referee’s organising body has denied claims by Mark Halsey they have put pressure on refs to claim they had not seen controversial match incidents. ClaretandHugh covered Halsey’s comments yesterday after they had appeared in the national press and followed closely on the Sergio Aguero/Wimston Reid elbowing affair. The organising body for elite referees in […]

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Former ref claims he was told to turn blind eye

Former Premier League ref Mark Halsey has turned whistlebower immediately after the controversial Sergio Aguero/Winston Reid elbowing incident. And he has declared he was told by his superiors to say he had not seen controversial incidents in matches. Halsey suggested during a Twitter conversation on Friday that Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) – the […]

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Sam ignores Antonio… right or wrong? Your verdict

Sam Allardyce – having brought Michael Antonio into his international squad – has left him out of tomorrow’s starting line-up for the match in Slovakia. Right or wrong? ClaretandHugh’s Facebook forum members at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ have their say. O I think it’s a wise decision to give him a chance from the bench. It’s a qualifier, […]

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On-track Cressie ready for wow factor

  Aaron Cresswell is getting better and after talking to a consultant is now on track to step up his rehab. Speaking to the official site the left back has been talking about his aims and hopes as he makes his bis to make an early appearance in our fabulous new home. He said: “I’m on […]

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Valencia to own Lime Street and Irons carrier bags arrive at Big Sam’s England training headquarters

ClaretandHugh blogger Pete Ellis takes a quirky sideways look at the Irons week that was! TEARS OVER VALENICA! Valencia has moved to Everton on deadline day, causing many a fan to shed a tear (on merseyside). The deal will become permanent if Enner bags five goals this season, I suspect West Ham have already booked […]

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Two goal Toni has eyes on first team

Toni Martinez scored twice as the Development side lost 4-2 against an almost full-strength Coventry City side in the Checkatrade Trophy and remains very confident for the future.The young Spaniard scored on the half hour before he netted a fabulous consolation effort with a superb volley. And afterwards he told the official site: “It was an important […]

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Sullivan admits to an unbalanced squad

David Sullivan has admitted the Hammers had an “unbalanced squad” ahead of transfer deadline day which he believes has now been corrected. Speaking on the official site the co-chairman declared: “We are delighted that we have been able to bring in 13 players who will hopefully make our squad even stronger. Before the deadline day we […]

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