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New boss to decide Ginge’s future at West Ham

Everybody loves The Ginger Pete and everybody believes everything they want to believe. – that’s football But if ever you needed convincing there was a  media campaign against the Hammers you need only look to the headlines of their coverage of the Collins e-mail gate affair – notably by the red tops. It all arose […]

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Report: Pellegrini has quit Hebei China Fortune

Reports have emerged in China that Manuel Pellegrini has left as manager of Hebei China Fortune. If confirmed it now appears to be an odds on bet that the former Manchester City boss will be installed as the Hammers boss next week. A statement from the Chinese club reprinted in the form of a tweet […]

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James Collins: The Truth

West Ham has an obligation to send the Premier League a list of out of contract players by Saturday 19th May. A club insider has confirmed to Claret and Hugh this morning that James Collins did receive an email from club secretary Andy Pincher on Tuesday informing him his West Ham contract had ended and he was […]

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Report: Ginger Pele dumped by email

Talksport presenter Georgie Bingham claims this morning that West Ham defender James Collins was dumped by the club via email following the end of his contract quoting his source as Tony Cascarino. Bingham claimed “Cas has it on good authority that not only has James Collins been released by West Ham after 11 years without […]

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Pellegrini or Benitez: The finances!

West Ham’s decision to spend big on either Manuel Pellegrini or Rafa Benitez as their next manager means they and won’t see much change out of around £25 – £30 million over a two year deal for either. Manuel Pellegrini – currently on €18 million net – is understood to want out of China and […]

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The next level? Here’s what it’s NOT

    By CandH’s Allen Cummings     So at least one decision has been made. It won’t be David Moyes we’ll be looking to, to take us forward to that often quoted “Next Level”. An over-used cliche so many seem ready to throw out there on a regular basis. But whether it’s likely to […]

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West Ham will need to spend big to land manager

Manuel Pellegrini is currently earning 18 million Euros per year in China which converts to over £15.7m. That mega pay package makes him higher paid than any other current Premier League manager. Pep Guardiola is paid £15.3m annually closely followed by Jose Mourinho at £15m per season. Outgoing manager Arsene Wenger earns £8.5m, Jurden Klopp £7m […]

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Pellegrini v Rafa – what their records say!

It hasn’t taken long for the discussion to start  without anybody yet having been appointed as the new West Ham boss. It seems that in our perfect world it is now a straight fight between Rafa Benitez and Manuel Pellegrini. Many have already made their minds up so ClaretandHugh – with help from Wiki – […]

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Former managerial target signs two year contract

Paulo Fonseca, who was interviewed for the West Ham manager’s job on Monday evening, has signed a new two-year contract at Shakhtar Donetsk. Shakhtar officially announced on Thursday night that the 45-year-old had committed his future to the club. Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov said on the club website: “Paulo Fonseca is at Shakhtar and I’m delighted […]

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Report: Chilean manager agrees terms with West Ham

Fresh reports have emerged out of Chile overnight that Manuel Pellegrini could be announced as the next West Ham manager on Monday. Pellegrini has been in charge of Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune for the past two years, failing to achieve similar success to his time at Manchester City at the Etihad. However, according to Chilean […]

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Report: Hammers ready to make formal Rafa approach

West Ham are tonight as reported as being ready to make a formal approach for Rafael Benítez. According to The Guardian we are now giving serious consideration to triggering the £6m release clause in the Spaniard’s Newcastle contract. The report follows David Sullivan’s official website statement claiming the club would have a PL and European experienced […]

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PL and Euro bosses – are these on Sullivan’s list?

So the guessing game on who will become the new Hammers boss reached new levels this evening when David Sullivan announcing the Board are extremely confident of appointing a high-calibre first-team manager, who has a proven record both in the Premier League and European football. There’s a few candidates if we are to believe that and […]

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Moyes post mortem drags on as Rafa hopes rise again

It’s always easy to be wise after the event but the David Moyes passing has raised the usual West Ham post mortem which refuses to go away. It’s now well known that just a few hours after David Gold had gone public with his hopes of a” Moyes stay” the axe was reported to have […]

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West Ham to save £14m in wages

West Ham will save up to £275,000 per week after four players contracts end later this month. This will save over £14m in wages per year which can now be re-invested by a new incoming manager when one is appointed.  The total wage bill is claimed to top £105m last season. On loan goalkeeper, Joe Hart […]

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DS reveals how Payet ate alone and talked to nobody

David Sullivan has revealed how Dimi Payet cut himself off entirely from his West Ham team-mates as he began his pursuit of a move back to France. Speaking to the BBC the co chairman said: “He didn’t talk to any of them for the last six to eight weeks. He would come in to the […]

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Brentford, Forest and Rangers interested in Oxford

Nottingham Forest have enquired about taking Reece Oxford on loan from West Ham says John Cross in the Daily Mirror. Glasgow Rangers and Brentford have also been in touch this month about the 18-year-old prospect with offer of a loan for the remainder of the season. Oxford made his competitive debut for the Hammers in 2015 […]

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Payet forced to return January’s salary

West Ham threatened to pull out of the £25million deal to sell Dimitri Payet to Marseille yesterday unless the player returned his £500,000 salary for January claims the London Evening Standard. Last night Payet completed his move back to the club from which he joined West Ham for £10.75million in the summer of 2015. But […]

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All eyes turn to Scott Hogan

With the Payet deal concluded all eyes now turn to Scott Hogan with less than 48 hours left in the winter transfer window. Reports suggest 21 year old Hammer Ashley Fletcher has been lined up for a loan to Leeds if West Ham sign the Brentford man before the deadline but that deal is far […]

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Patrice Evra turned Dimi’s head

French website FranceFoorball.Fr claims that Payet’s wife, mother, Marseille’s manager and Patrice Evra all played a part in turning Dimi’s head to return to Marseille. The article claims Payet’s wife Ludivine put pressure on his husband after multiplying her round trips between southern France and London since September last year. They then claim Marseille’s manager Rudi Garcia courted Payet […]

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Gold breaks silence on Payet sale

Gold announced on his twitter account “I can now officially confirm that the Club has today agreed a fee of £25m for the transfer of Dimitri Payet to Olympique de Marseille. dg” after news broke yesterday on the French man leaving. He then confirmed a sell on clause which is believed to be 25% by […]

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DS wanted to make example of Payet!

David Sullivan has rapped Dimi Payet and admitted he would sooner the player had been made an example of than allowed to leave. Seaking on the official site the co chairman said: “The club would like to place on record its sincere disappointment that Dimitri Payet did not show the same commitment and respect to West […]

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Fans on Payet: “Let’s never hear his name again”

Finally it’s over – Payet’s back in France thank goodness. Here’s how ClaretandHugh’s followers have reacted to the treacherous midfielder’s behaviour. O Let him be gone. I’m not shedding any tears as  we got a fair fee for him. Maybe last summer we could have got more but the situation totally changed.I didnt see too […]

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Ayew sets up a glory bid

An Andrew Ayew penalty gave Ghana a win over DC Congo as Avram Grant’s team won themselves a place in the semi finals of the African Cuo of Nations. The nerveless Hammers attacking midfielder stepped up to convert the spot kick after his brother Jordan had scored the first. Ayew has performed well at the […]

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Baby boy has gone – let’s all rise above the brat

No I’m not disappointed. …no I’m not angry and no I don’t really care… but I am extremely relieved the baby boy got homesick and went home after acting like a brat. Why, because his actions galvanised the squad and has taken us to what should be near safety and paved the way for players […]

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Manager/player power forces Payet out!

ClaretandHugh can confirm that West Ham have agreed to sell Dimi Payet back to Marseilles and it was manager/player power that forced the deal through. Slaven Bilic and the squad have put enormous pressure on the board to get rid of the trouble-making midfielder and the board have bowed to their wishes. But they have […]

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Hammers delay move for big target

The Hammers hopes of signing a top level goalkeeper have been put on hold. The club has regularly been linked with a move for either Joe Hart or Asmir Begovic but a top Hammers insider has revealed that neither move is on before deadline day. Top choice Hart is on wages of around £100,000 a […]

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