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Staggered 3-5-2 West Ham Formation for Crucial game

by Max Willow Before we look at our next challenge at Bournemouth, a few words on our last game, merit mention. This may help us as we attempt to restore the cohesive football that was on show prior to the Newcastle game. In the vast majority of football games, a gifted early goal is viewed […]

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Souness’ best PL player of 2017?

Graeme Souness picks his best Premier League players of 2017 before settling on one star man of the year.

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Hammers may consider swap for Swansea duo

West Ham are weighing up a move for Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng as well as his teammate Alfie Mawson reports Daily Mail. Ki is out of contract in the summer and is open to a move away. The 28-year-old has made 11 appearances this season and David Moyes sees him as a player who […]

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When Santa can’t work out what Irons fans really want!

By Carol Combes  ClaretandHugh Facebook admin Merry Christmas! 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 Father Christmas: ‘What would you like for Christmas, Sonny?’ West Ham fan: ‘I’d like a toy car, please. No, make that a big toy train”. Father Christmas: “Ok, a train it is”. West Ham fan: “Will the train be EXACTLY the same as my old one?” […]

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The Christmas eve Claret And Hugh poll

With David Moyes now settled in his role as West Ham manager in what league position can the Hammers finish this season? In what league position will West Ham finish the season?

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Christian Atsu outshines Andre Ayew as Newcastle United halt West Ham United’s run

The former Chelsea winger scored a goal and provided a lovely assist, while his compatriot endured a bittersweet evening in Saturday’s top-flight tie

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Report: Hammers make first move for midfielder

West Ham are this morning reported to have made their first formal inquiry for Bournemouth’s Harry Arter. The Cherries midfielder is well known to be on David Moyes’ wanted list as he bids to strengthen the team for the second half of the season. Republic of Ireland international Arter has been in and out of […]

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Podcast: West Ham Festivities, 2017/18 so far

This week on A Week In The World Of West Ham United, Luke welcomes Ciaran Judge onto the show to discuss all the goings-on of the last few months in this Christmas Special. The post Podcast: West Ham Festivities, 2017/18 so far appeared first on Moore Than Just A Club .

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Moyes reveals key man doubt for Newcastle

Cheik Kouyate looks likely to return to return for tomorrow’s clash with  with Newcastle United at London Stadium but Michail Antonio is racing against time as he bids to shake off the effects of a calf injury. Kouyate has missed the Hammers’ last three games because of a hamstring injury suffered at Manchester City. His […]

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Irons weekend prediction as Moyes “goes on warpath”

Mark Lawrenson recons David Moyes has got his mojo back and is totally on the warpath. The BBC pundit isn’t always the kindest when predicting the outcome of Irons games but is in no doubt the team will beat Newcastle this weekend. That of course could be bad news for us but none the less […]

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CandH asked key questions by London’s newspaper

ClaretandHugh was approached early this morning to provide a piece for the London Evening Standard on what sort of points haul we though the Hammers would achieve over the next few games. We  were also asked for our thoughts on the transfer window and what sort of business we wanted to see done. Its nice […]

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Hammers target set to stay where he is

Jack Wilshere has made it clear he is ready to remain at Arsenal which may come as a big blow to David Moyes. The Arsenal midfielder has been regularly linked with the Irons but it seems he is now ready to agree a new deal at the Emirates. Moyes has regularly spoken of his need […]

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Hughes claims Arnie was a very lucky boy

Mark Hughes has taken a big pop at Marko Arnautovic and claims he was lucky to avoid  real problems from the Stoke fans.. Speaking after the game at the Bet 365 stadium the Potters boss said: “He was doing all sorts by the end, and did well to get back to the dressing room safely. And […]

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Adrian: “It could have finished five or six-nil at least!”

Adrian’s return to the goalkeeping position has been one of the most widely accepted moves of  David Moyes’ reign. With just one goal conceded since the Spaniard was handed the sweater at Manchester City, things could hardly have gone better. And the guy for so long a terrace cult hero could hardly be happier with […]

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Power outage delays kick-off between Stoke City and West Ham

Saturday’s Premier League clash has been push back an hour after a power outage at the Bet365 Stadium

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Match Preview: Stoke City vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eighteen

In the eighteenth round of matches of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, David Moyes’ Hammers travel to face Mark Hughes’ Potters, in what is being dubbed a real Relegation six-pointer. Stoke go into the vital affair off the back of a disappointing away defeat at the hands of Burnley on Tuesday evening, while, the Irons battled hard a day after for a London Stadium stalemate with Arsenal, poising things nicely for a feisty clash in the Midlands. When? The encounter will …

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Collins to replace Reid

James Collins is widely expected to replace the suspended Winston Reid as West Ham face Stoke City this afternoon. In injury news, Jose Fonte remains a long-term absentee until next year because of an ankle injury while Sam Byram remains out of action with a thigh strain until at least Boxing day. Fernandes is also on […]

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Hammers still some way from deal on youngster

Domingos Quina’s advisers and the Hammers are still deadlocked over the future of academy prospect with a long term deal still some way from being agreed. The Hammers had hoped to have nailed down a four year deal with the teenager but ClaretandHugh understands the chances of him signing his first professional in the near […]

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LS owners criticise under performing operator

Stadium owners E20 have criticised the French operator London Stadium 185 (LS185) which it awarded a 25-year contract to manage the former Olympic Stadium. In a London Assembly committee, earlier this week Assembly member Jennette Arnold told the meeting: “The E20 board in their minutes are damming about LS185 saying they have yet to prove itself as a […]

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Moyes gets pre-Stoke squad boost

West Ham’s squad came through another fierce examination against Arsenal with no further injury issues. All the squad reported fit this morning and now prepare to meet Stoke in the weekend game with even James Collins back on the bench last night and available for action. Cheik Kouyate is a slight doubt with hamstring injury […]

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Hammers Frustrate Gunners In London Stadium Stalemate

David Moyes’ West Ham United were locked in a goalless draw in East London last night with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, in a game that far from caught the imagination of the London Stadium faithful. Both teams had their opportunities, but these were few and far between as the rain fell in the Capital, the home side going closest in the closing stages through Javier Hernandez. The visitors’ biggest threat to the organised hosts’ back line…

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‘It looks like the end for Wenger at Arsenal’ – Keown

The former Gunners defender does not think the French manager can stay much longer with the way things are heading in north London

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Moyes tells Irons it’s time to get much better

David Moyes is ready to concentrate on the attacking side of the Irons game after three games which have been all about “not conceding.” He said: “When I saw the fixtures in front of us I though’ Here we go’ but we have tightened up. We’ll take the points and the clean sheets but now […]

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Arsenal team news: Giroud and Wilshere start against West Ham

Arsene Wenger makes a total of four changes to his starting line-up on Wednesday, including a rare Premier League start for the midfielder

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Moyes eyes old favourite for free agent move!

David Moyes is believed to be monitoring Marouane Fellaini’s Manchester United position very closely this winter. The former Everton midfielder is a free agent in the summer and remains a very close friend of the West Ham boss who is known to be looking at the Hammers midfield area as a key part of his reinforcement […]

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Hammers keep tabs on defender

West Ham look to be facing a massive battle in their bid to prise central defender Liam Moore out of Reading. It’s been reported this morning that the Hammers again ran a check on the 24 year old during the Royals clash with Cardiff on Monday which ended in a 2-2 draw. David Moyes is […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 22
2 Manchester City 20
3 Liverpool 18
4 Brighton & Hov… 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 15
6 Manchester United 14
7 West Ham United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Arsenal 14
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13
11 Brentford 12
12 Leicester City 11
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Watford 10
15 Crystal Palace 9
16 Southampton 8
17 Leeds United 7
18 Burnley 4
19 Newcastle United 4
20 Norwich City 2

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