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Slav hands Hammers a striker warning

Slaven Bilic has warned that Jermain Defoe is the rop player in and around the penalty area. The 34 year old scored 15 goals  in the Premier League last season and almosy single-handedly saved Sunderand from drop. Defoe ooked to have left the PL bhind him when moving into  major League Soccer with Toronto but has […]

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Slav looking for goals – likely team

Slaven Bilic looks to Simone Zaza to continue his improved form as the Irons go in search of some much required goals this afternoon against Sunderland. Zaza heads into the sixth match of his Hammers loan spell, just eight away from where the automatci transfer from Juventus is triggered. And although he looked a better […]

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Fans speak out on Carroll issues

So there’s no sign of an Andy Carroll return with Slaven Bilic unable to give us anything near a date for a possible comeback. AC’s injury issues are costing the club dear and they face three more years at wages of  £3.8 million with no ceertainty he is going to be fit for an extended […]

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ClaretandHugh speak to Talksport

ClaretandHugh Associate Editor, Sean Whetstone spoke to Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein last night on the Sportsbar at Talksport radio to his preview of the West Ham v Sunderland game. You can listen below:

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Is this the answer to the Carroll wages problem?

West Ham’s best answer to their Andy Carroll dilemma is to put the injury stricken striker out on loan should he be fit come January. That’s the view of ClaretandHugh’s chief analyst Leroy Rosenior who commented: “The issues are clear. We have a striker who we probably can’t sell and for whom we have to change […]

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Hammers meeting on Saturday to form Trust

Guest Post by PC Hammer All are cordially invited to the Hammers Social Club in Castle Street next to the Boleyn Ground for the second meeting to form an independent supporters Trust. Entry to the club is free and doors open at 10am this Saturday. The meeting will take place upstairs in the Trophy Room and begin […]

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Leroy on Sunderland, Zaza and those yellow cards

Obviously I couldn’t have been more pleased with last week’s win when at times we saw the team back to it’s very best with Aaron Cresswell playing a major part as I expected. That he will not be on the pitch this weekend is a disgrace because  he was wrongly yellow carded twice in one […]

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Happy Zaza knows he’s at right club

Simone Zaza is relishing what he believes is the start of a new relationship with the fans. The Italian striker had his best game so far inthe claret and blue against Palace and told the official site: “We had a good feeling after the win, of course. “I feel like I’m performing well now I’m […]

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Enter the police!

The Hammers have been part of a negotiating process which will ensure police West Ham will be inside the London Stadium for the Cup clash with Chelsea. The Met have reached a compromise over their Airwave radio system and officers will be on duty within the London Stadium on Wednesday night. It follows  talks between […]

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Police will not enter London Stadium unless needed

A new statement from the Metropolitan police yesterday has reignited the media debate over police inside the London Stadium. Although it says a full Airwave radio solution will now not be available until February 2017 it does say they have a tactical solution in place until then and can enter if needed. A statement read: […]

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Sakho ahead of Carroll

Exclusive West Ham are still unable to put  a date on Andy Carroll’s return and refuse to take a single chance with the  injury-ravaged striker. And ClaretandHugh has learned this morning that Diafra Sakho is in line to make a first team comeback before the big man. We raised the issue in a story on […]

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The Boleyn ground strip out

Work is underway to strip out the Boleyn Ground stadium before the stadium structure is finally demolished. Stadium owners Barrett London have employed demolition and strip out specialists Valori London to remove thousands of remaining seats and infrastructure within the structure.  The site clearance firm have bought in massive skips to remove tonnes of materials […]

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Carroll/Sakho injuries: What’s going on?

Andy Carroll was injured on August 18 against Astra in the Europa League qualifying game when we were told he would return within four to six weeks. That would have seen him back in action last weekend yet we are still waiting and thus the latest medical update becomes  a bit of a poser. This […]

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Hammers put a block on Besiktas players

West Ham will not be buying or loaning Besiktas midfielder Kerim Frei …or any other player from the Turkish League come to that. Having made the decision to bring in Gokhan Tore on an an expensive loan as the manager’s ‘must have ‘ signing Claret and Hugh understands they are now adopting a “once bitten […]

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Here’s why Sam Allardyce’s reign came to an end!

Sam Allardyce’s West Ham managerial spell came to an end as a result of his signings policy at the club. Much has been made of his stubborn attitude and “dull” tactical formtions and approach to games but that was never the bottom line reason for his departure according to an allegation from a former Irons […]

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West Ham podcast discusses big away win

Join our podcast partners Sean, George and John in the studio as they discuss the recent Crystal Palace big away win, they also discuss the the off the field antics of Andy Carroll, the success of the Premium Rate ticket office number petition as well as looking forward to the weekend’s  game against Sunderland. You […]

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Ogbonna gets ‘United’ message across

Fair play to Angela Ogbonna for sending a very clear message to the fans . He has used Twitter to ensure that we will all get the point which is that the Hammers squad are are as united as it’s posible to be. After all the recent criticism the Italian defender has made his point […]

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Hammers unlikely to move for new ‘target’

West Ham are being linked with an unlikely move for another Besiktas’ player -midfielder Kerim Frei. Frei played under Slaven Bilic at the club and could be available for £3m. However, the Irons will look very closely at any future swtches from the Turkish Super Leaague which is some way inferior to the PL. And […]

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Gold: Let’s put another brick in the wall

David Gold – thrilled with the victory at Palace – has told the squad: “Now let’s start making the London Stadium feel like home  with another important win.” Out-of-sorts Sunderland arrive on Saturday and the co-chairman believes the players have a fabulous opportunity to make it six points from two games with a new stadium […]

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The Carroll booze debate

Andy Carroll’s well known liking for beer has been back in the headlines for days for one reason – social media in general and Twitter in particular. That footballers lubricate their lives with alcohol is hardly a shock although I can recall being stunned when I learned that Mooro, Jimmy Greaves, Brian Dear in Clyde […]

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Furious Gold in new plea

David Gold is again pleading for the introduction of new technology after the shocking sending off of Aaron Cresswell. The co chairman has been a long term advocate of a link between an off pitch adjudicator and the referee and Martin Atkinson’s terrible decision to red card our left back appars to back him to […]

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Noble asks if night out was such a bad idea!

Mark Noble hasn’t been slow to justfy the players night out after the win at Crystal Palace. And he has also been at pains to describe how much it hurt as the team received so much early criticism. The team were savaged  over their appalling defending – and of course the Slav-sanctioned night out – […]

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Video: Catch the passion – Matchday Vlog

I took my camera to Selhurst Park yesterday in the hope of catching a turnaround in fortunes and I wasn’t disappointed. Our fans were superb yesterday, Crystal Palace deservedly have a reputation for noisy support but us hammers made all the noise in South London. All the big incidents are included and of course all […]

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Slav smiles again as Harry pours out the praise

How good it was to see Slaven smiling and gagging around again yesterday afternoon. How excellent to hear Mark Noble – who usually has the talent to say all the right things – explaining that the players were all 100 per cent behind the boss. And whatever you may think of Harry Redknapp, the exchange […]

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Report: Hammers suffer slow Chelsea uptake

WEST HAM are reported to be suffering slow tickt sales for their EFL Cup clash with Chelsea. The Sun claims fans have turned their backs on the match despite a pricing policy which has made tickets available for as little as £20 for adults and £10 for children. But the ‘paper claims that over 10,000 seats […]

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Hammers reveal their Zaza position

West Ham are keeping every option open on Simone Zaza’s loan spell and will make no quick decisions on the Italian international. Zaza – along with the rest of the team produced a good performance at Palace on Saturday – and is showed glimpses of what he is all about. The 25 year old worked […]

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