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Ayew AFCON delay given fresh hope

The chance of of West Ham keeping Andre Ayew for tomorrow’s game against Manchester United looks very likely after Aston Villa say they have been granted permission by Ghana to keep Andre’s brother Jordan until January 2 ahead of the 2017 Afcon.  Jordan Ayew will now be available for the clash with Cardiff City on January 2, […]

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Report: Foreign interest in Irons winger

Marseilles are this morning being reported as holding an interest in Sofiane Feghouli. According to L’Equipe, Marseille could launch a bid for the winger who has missed out on Algeria’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. It’s been reported representatives from the French side, who are sixth in the league, have enquired about […]

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Disappointed Gold looks for United compensation

David Gold doesn’t believe the Irons got what they deserved this afternoon at Leicester and that we were worth at least a point. The co chairman told ClaretandHugh: “We carried the game to them throughout the second half. It was clear we needed a cutting edge of course but we  really did deserve something form […]

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Noble early exit may herald long term absence

Exclusive Mark Noble will miss the  clash against Manchester United at the London Stadium and the captain could find himself on the West Ham sidelines for some time to come. Noble has been a near ever present this season without over impressing and his early exit from today’s game could represent the start of a […]

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Slav: “They started better but we were really good”

Boss Slaven Bilic says his side are “down and disappointed” after today’s loss, but is happy with their performance. “Very, very frustrating to lose the game like this,” he said. “They started better and deserved to score but after that we were really good. We were just missing that final touch. “We gave everything so […]

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West Ham winning lineup unlikely to change

Slaven Bilic is unlikely to change the winning lineup which started against Swansea in the 4-1 win on Boxing Day. Lanzini resumed training this week  but is someway behind and faces a late fitness test but he is unlikely to be included in the starting lineup this afternoon and won’t be risked for the full 90 […]

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Bookies cut odds of Defoe return

Bookmakers have slashed the odds of Jermain Defoe rejoining West Ham from 5/1 to 3/1 in recent days amid constant speculation. The Hammers remain the clear favourites but Crystal Palace have been installed as second favourites and former Irons boss Sam Allardyce would love to steal a deal from under his ex-club’s noses given half […]

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Leicester City fans to get free beer

Leicester City fans will get free beer this afternoon ahead of their 3pm clash with West Ham. LCFC Chairman Khun Vichai told the official website: “Our fantastic supporters have been central to every ambition we have ever had for Leicester City and the contribution they made to the Club’s achievements in 2016 show just how […]

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Leroy: The Hammers set to prove us wrong

Well I said seven points like most everybody else, Hugh said ten but after tomorrow’s match I think Slaven and the boys will have proved us both wrong. When ClaretandHugh ran its poll on how many points we would pick up between Liverpool and Leicester the popular pick was seven and here we are on […]

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West Ham request formal delay for AFCON duty

West Ham United have written to the Ghana Football Association to request the delay the arrival of Andre Ayew to the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations camp, GHANASoccernet.com has reported. The Hammers want Ayew  available for the Premier League match against Manchester United at the London Stadium on 2nd January. West Ham are currently mandated […]

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Leroy meets Defoe and gives view on an Irons ‘move’

Leroy Rosenior has revealed how he spent the afternoon with Jermain Defoe at the Premier League offices and believes he would be a perfect fit for the Hammers at this stage of the season. He cannot see a reason for Sunderland allowing him to leave but admits: “When these things start they are sometimes impossible […]

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Feghouli ready to hurt ‘team mates’

Sofiane Feghouli is hoping to lock horns with Algerian international team mates Riyhad Mahrez and Islam Slimani at Leicester tomorrow Between them, the trio have been capped more than 100 times, have scored 40 international goals and won three of the last four Algerian Footballer of the Year awards. “It’s a match against two teammates, […]

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Video: Takeover discussed

We’ll be hosting our new feature ‘Cup of Tea with Geo & Gonzo’ at 8:30pm tonight which can be watched live here on Claret and Hugh. The topic for debate tonight is the now confirmed interest from energy drinks company Red Bull to try and gain ownership of our beloved West Ham United. The whole […]

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Video: Hull Preview

Lone strikers, Ayew, Bilic’s future, 352’s and our opposition are all up for discussion as we preview tomorrow’s game vs Hull City at the London Stadium.  

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Video: Burnley Review

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Live post match review: Talk a Good Game

Join us straight after the final whistle at Old Trafford on the link below for some completely biased Claret & Blue tinted analysis of today’s Premier Lg game. Simply click on the link below . .  . . .  . the video will be available to view later as a non live broadcast too.  

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West Ham legends on parade

West Ham United are one of England’s most established clubs. With a firm Essex fan base and working class factory roots, they represent the pure essence of the English game. The Irons, formerly The Thames Iron Works Football Club, and also famously known as The Hammers, left their Boleyn Ground home, otherwise known as Upton […]

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MP: Irons should play to empty stadium if more trouble

An MP has today declared the Irons should be forced to play behind closed doors if there are repeats of the incidents which marred last night’s great victory over Chelsea. “None of these problems were unforeseeable given the nature of the stadium,” said Mark Field MP. He told the Evening Standard: “Within the next 14 […]

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Kouyate cracker sets his eyes on Wembley

Cheik Kouyate’s unbelievable goal to open last night’s scoring gave the Irons their first step towards the quarter finals and he could barely believe it’s quality when he looked at it after the match. He said: ““I saw my goal after the game and it was an unbelievable. I spoke with Dimi and said it […]

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Crowd troubles: THE TRUTH…here’s what really happened

CandH’s associate editor Sean Whetstone was an eye witness to last night’s events being right in the middle of the crowd disturbances. Here’s his report on what REALLY happened Yesterday evening was always going to be difficult evening to navigate without headlines condemning West Ham fans. It became a self fulfilling  prophecy. We arrived at […]

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Slaven heaps praise on the boys

Slaven Bilic has heaped praise on the team for executing the manner in which they executed his game plan against Chelsea. Speaking on the official site the manager said: “We played really good tonight. It was a great atmosphere, a cup game, night game, London derby, and Chelsea are a great team who have hit great […]

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The defining moment in the Hammers season…2-1

West Ham’s fantastic victory over Chelsea tonight was the defining moment of our season so far. I – like many others – have believed a victory would see the season turn and for the stadium to start feeling more like home. So sadly, some idiots made sure the hope of ‘home’ was perhaps still a […]

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Irons get an away draw in quarter finals

We are on our way to meet United at Old Trafford. That’s the Irons ‘reward’for a magnificent victory over Chelsea tonight but with the confidence now sky high and the Hammers truly on their way there’s no fear factor. City squeezed through in their game against City this evening whilst we were as good as […]

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Ayew squad hopes grow for Chelsea clash

Andre Ayew is believed to be part of tonight’s squad for the clash against Chelsea. CandH has learned from club sources that the club’s £20 million record signing is very likely to be on the bench with club insiders telling us that goalkeeper Darren Randolph faces a late fitness test after taking a training ground […]

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West Ham v Chelsea LIVE TEXT – Here’s the team

West Ham v Chelsea  Wednesday October 26th – Kick-off at 7.45pm.  The Irons are taking this very seriously with just the two changes –  Darren Randolph  and Aaron Cresswell Chelsea roll the dice and come up with seven changes. John Terry starts, as Nathaniel Chalobah and Michy Batshuayi also come in.      

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Supporter Advice ahead of London derby tonight

Much has been written about tonight’s game against Chelsea in the EFL cup in terms of stewarding and policing as well as it being a potential tinderbox for trouble. Chelsea have issued advice to their 5,200 fans on their official website and ClaretandHugh have compiled eight bullet points of advice for the 40,000 plus West Ham […]

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