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West Ham fans get very excited over £20m striker bid

West Ham’s infamous Inside column admitted the club have lodged a £20m bid for a player from Scotland this month. What immediately ensured was reports that the player in question is Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, who has been in prolific form in the SPL since arriving from Fulham last summer. Dembele has netted 19 goals in […]

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Slaven Bilic: “Door still open for Calleri”

Slaven Bilic says Jonathan Calleri is not guaranteed to leave West Ham in January. Asked by a reporter at this morning’s press conference whether Calleri has played his last game in Hammers shirt Bilic replied: “Not necessarily, No, Calleri has a different contract, both of the players are on loan for season but with Calleri […]

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Slaven Bilic: “Zaza’s West Ham story is over!”

Slaven Bilic has confirmed Simone Zaza has played his last game for the Hammers saying his West Ham story is over. Speaking to reporters at this morning’s press conference Slave said “Zaza came to us when we wanted him, he wanted to come here, maybe his wish was to stay in Italy or whatever but […]

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Bilic is a fan of both Defoe and Hogan

Slaven Bilic says he is a fan of both Jermain Defoe and Scott Hogan but refused discuss whether bids had been made. During this morning’s press conference he told reporters about transfer speculation “We are not going to discuss the players that are not ours at the moment,” “The chairman is trying really hard to get […]

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Stopped for sneaking in a Mars bar

There is confusion among London Stadium  stewards what food and drink can be bought into the ground on West Ham match days. The stadium operators own website says in its permitted items section that food and fruit for personal consumption is allowed and plastic bottles (sealed) and thermoses (no alcohol) are also permitted. On Monday […]

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West Ham to apply for 60,000 capacity on Monday

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady says the club will apply for an increase of capacity to 60,000  at the London Stadium next Monday when the Newham Safety Advisory Group  (SAG) meets again. Brady wrote on  her personal twitter account “There are 66,000 seats in the ground and we only have a license to sell […]

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Bidding opens on Irons striker target

Watford have shown their hand on a striker watched by West Ham for weeks by bidding £8 million for Brentford’s Scott Hogan. The Hornets interest has been well known for some weeks but the Irons have the 24 year old very much on their radar should a bid for Jermain Defoe fail. The Bees are […]

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Hammer poised to join Coventry City

Coventry City are poised to sign Marcus Browne on loan from West Ham. Sky Blues representatives were in attendance as the attacking midfielder starred for West Ham U23s against Wolves in December.  The player has also been in contact with Coventry City’s Jodi Jones on Twitter, sparking speculation they could be teammates in the not too […]

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The shrewd £10m striker deal West Ham really must consider

If a report by The Sun is to be believed, Brentford striker Scott Hogan is hoping West Ham come in with a £10million bid for him this month. The 24-year-old has already netted 14 goals for the Championship club this season and has caught the eye of a number of others clubs as a result, […]

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Defoe signing is a total no brainer

Nobody should be denied the opportunity of holding an opinion even if it is a load of cobblers! And those who are moaning and groaning about the club’s present move for 11-goal Jermaine Defoe have regularly caused my jaw to drop. Here’s a guy who at 34 apparently has the fitness level of a bloke […]

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Ravel set for UK return

Championship side Wigan Athletic want former Hammer Ravel Morrison according to reports. The Latics currently sit 23rd in the Championship in danger of relegation. The man in charge of Wigan Athletic at the moment is former Manchester United youth coach Warren Joyce, who coached Morrison in the Red Devils’ reserves during the rocky moments of his […]

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Feghouli red card over turned

West Ham have confirmed that a Football Association Regulatory Commission has upheld the Club’s claim for wrongful dismissal in respect of the red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli against Manchester United. The midfielder was sent-off during the first half of the Hammers’ 2-0 Premier League defeat by the Red Devils at London Stadium on Monday […]

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Sunderland told to name their price

Sky sports News claim West Ham are prepared to increase bid after Sunderland rejected a £6 million offer for Jermain Defoe. Sky say West Ham have asked Sunderland at what price they will sell  their priceless striker. Sky Sports news reporter Kaveh Solkehol delivered an update on the Hammers’ pursuit of their former striker after tabling […]

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West Ham target linked with £30m move to China

West Ham target Carlos Bacca has multiple offers from clubs in China, according to the Italian media. It is claimed the striker could leave the San Siro during the January transfer window. The Hammers are expected to come back in for Bacca now the transfer window is open again but, according to Tuttosport, they face competition […]

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Patience required but pressure is really on

There are people in this world who believe the opening of the transfer window is similar to rubbing a magic lantern and watching a genie appear ready to supply everything required on our wish list. Frankly I gave up on pantomime nonsense when I was about 12 – hoping for the best and fearing the […]

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Zaza never wanted to join West Ham says father

The father and agent of Simone Zaza says that his son never wanted to join West Ham. “Nobody forced us, but Simone would never have chosen to go abroad,” Antonio Zaza told Juvenews. “He loves Italy and Serie A. It was just a series of circumstances which took him to the Premier League. What’s done is […]

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Slav only has eyes for former Iron

West Ham are not ready to give up on the chase for Jermain Defoe and are considering lining up a £7 million bid. They are aware of Sunderland’s huge reluctance to sell but intend to make life as difficult as possible for Black Cats owner Ellis Stafford and could raise the ante to £7 million. […]

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West Ham appeal red card

West Ham have told the  Football Association they will appeal against the red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli during Monday’s defeat to Manchester United. Feghouli was sent-off after 15 minutes by arrogant referee Mike Dean for a 50/50 tackle on Manchester United defender Phil Jones as the Hammers lost 2-0 at the London Stadium. Replays show […]

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Big Sam will attempt to sign West Ham defender

Sam Allardyce will attempt to bring James Collins to Crystal Palace over the January transfer window a source close to Croydon based club has revealed. Ginge and Big Sam are known to very close and Allardyce will use that friendship to help win over the Welsh man. Collins is out of contract in the summer […]

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London Stadium steward joins in with away song

A London Stadium steward can be seen joining with Manchester United fans chanting a Cantona song yesterday. It is the latest proof of a disconnection between the home West Ham fans and stewards. ClaretandHugh understands there are a large number of the one thousand plus stewards who support Manchester United and this incident was told […]

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Time to sack Mike Dean

Tony Cascarinio’s verdict in the Times newspaper  today featured a headline of ‘It’s time for Dean to go’  He says enough is enough and the 48 year old is past it. ClaretandHugh have started an online petition to sack Mike Dean to stop him inflicting his decision on other football teams. The petition says: “Premier League referee […]

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Heavy handed stewards cause trouble again

Heavy handed stewards caused more problems at the London Stadium yesterday. A security response team was sent into block 113 in the West stand following reports that a Manchester United fan was celebrating in the home end after Mata’s 63rd minute goal. Emotions were high after going one nil down and a steward can be […]

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Arrogant Dean warned Pedro Obiang

Referee Mike Dean warned Pedro Obiang he wouldn’t play again if he dared to look the man in black’s way again. The official can clearly be seen mouthing the words “Don’t look at me again, otherwise you won’t be playing again.” It is more proof that the 48 year old from Wirall has completely lost […]

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Bilic clears up Payet issue

West Ham have no intention of selling Dimi Payet this month and Slaven Bilic has warned broadcasters not to read anything into his tactical decision to replace him. Payet was brought off during the game against Manchester United in the 69th minute to be replaced by Andy Carroll but the manager said there was nothing […]

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Hammers film release date announced

A new film for West Ham told by West Ham fans will be launched in March.  Called ‘Iron Men’ the film follows the journey of West Ham fans as they prepare to leave the Boleyn Ground and move to the London Stadium. The independent British production made by the same people who made the film […]

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Gold hits back at his critics

David Gold is still being forced to fence off tweets from fans wanting the club to be taken over. Despite the owners making it crystal clear over many months there’s no chance of them selling up, fans are still baiting the co chairman to do so. The recent improved form isn’t sufficient for many who […]

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