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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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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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Irons get big boost for Liverpool clash

The Irons this morning received a big boost when learning that Liverpool look certain to be without four key players for the opening game of the season at Anfield. The Liverpool Echo reports that manager Jurgen Klopp will be giving the quartet an extended break after their World Cup endeavours and that they look certain […]

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London Stadium consultants rake in thousands

Consultants employed by London Stadium owner London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are raking in thousands while the stadium continues to make massive losses. Last year, LLDC appointed a retail restructuring consultant called Alan Fort to be the Stadium’s Chief Restructuring Officer. A freedom of information request from Claret and Hugh has revealed his contract with the stadium […]

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Pellegrini studies the striker options

Manuel Pellegrini wants to take a good look at Michael Antonio before he makes any decision on the player and that could delay any departure – should he decide on that – until January AT LEAST! The manager is having to decide whether to look for a back-up striker to Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito or […]

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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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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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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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Official: Felipe Anderson announced as Hammer

West Ham have finally confirmed the Club record signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson. Anderson joins Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a four-year contract, having completed five hugely-successful seasons in Italy with Lazio. The 25-year-old becomes the Hammers’ seventh signing of the summer so far after the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy […]

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Hammers in no rush to sell

West Ham are in no rush to get rid of any players this summer after guaranteeing a new near £50 million overdraft limit for player purchases. Instead the club will be intent to wait for decisions from Manuel Pellegrini on the likes of Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Cheik Kouyate, Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill. David […]

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Pelle: Irons support is unbelievable

Manuel Pellegrini continues to be happy with the Hammers build-up to the new season. The victory over Wycombe Wanderers may not have been the most impressive but that is not the central issue as far as the manager is concerned. He explained to www.whufc.com: “The pre-season games are useful for what we  need in this moment, […]

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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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Video: Gonzo to the rescue after Wycombe stream failure

Claret and Hugh’s big mate Gonzo has stepped into the breach to give an after match report on the game at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon. With the club’s ‘live stream’ proving a dead loss Gonz has put together a ten minute video which tells you all you need to know about the events at Adams […]

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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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Official: West Ham announce sixth signing

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena. The defender has joined the Irons from Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side Corinthians for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. He told WHUFC.com “I’m really excited for this new challenge and my target is to meet the demands of the Premier League,” the […]

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Pellegrini’s new look team

The signing of Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena brings the total number of summer signings under Manuel Pellegrini to seven with Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmelenko already in the Hammers squad. We could be looking at an unrecognisable lineup when we face Liverpool on Sunday 12th August. Pellegrini is […]

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West Ham make sixth and seventh summer signings

Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena are both West Ham players after completing deals yesterday evening and will be announced soon by the club. Anderson completed a record club deal worth around £46m and that should be announced as early as today by the club.  Anderson obtained his work permit earlier this week and agreed personal terms […]

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Brazilian’s pay demands kills deal

West Ham have tonight knocked back reports that Shaktar Donetsk winger  Bernard is on his way to the club The story is being reported across Europe as fact but ClaretandHugh has been told an attempt to land the player failed a month ago on account of his personal terms. We pulled out when his representatives […]

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West Ham await the outcome of two medicals

Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena are both undergoing West Ham medicals today a club insider has confirmed. A smiling Anderson arrived at Heathrow airport last night to be greeted by Sky Sports News cameras. He is expected to complete a deal worth around £46m over the weekend and should be announced by the club on Monday as […]

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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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Hammers in a big work permit hurry

West Ham tied up Felipe Anderson’s work permit in double quick time yesterday wanting absolutely no delays once – as expected – the deal to bring him in from Lazio is finalised over the weekend. The club is now confident is will complete what us set to be the record signing by a distance and […]

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Carroll and Reid in major injury setbacks

Andy Carroll and Winston Reid have joined Manuel Lanzini as long term Hammers injury victims which will see them both out of action for a minimum of three months. Head of Medical Richard Collinge told the official site: “Andy played and scored in Sunday’s match but is still reporting some discomfort in his ankle and […]

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Holland has single aim under “brilliant” boss

Nathan Holland has confirmed his only aim this season is to be in and around the first team squad. With Manuel Pellegrini and the squad heading back to London and a match at Wycombe this weekend many players will soon be learning their fate – out, loan or first team! The young winger has his […]

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