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So many jewels in the Hammers crown

Top ClaretandHugh blogger RICH SPRENT is excited! The performance against Chelsea was as perfect as it gets and here he  discusses where we are, what we are about and the system which has so much going for it. Forget £20m 20 goal strikers. Actually forget ANY of that terminology! It’s clear that with the personnel […]

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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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Authorities announce “disturbances ” probe

The FA have confirmed they have launched a probe into the crowd disturbances at the stadium last night (Wed) But they will assess evidence and speak to both clubs before deciding to bring any charges. An EFL spokesman added: “We are currently liaising with both clubs, the Football Association and Metropolitan Police as they look […]

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West Ham release statement

West Ham United and London Stadium partners unreservedly condemn the behaviour of individuals involved in incidents during this evening’s fixture with Chelsea. Whilst quickly brought under control, the Club, in line with its clear zero tolerance policy, will work closely with London Stadium 185, the Metropolitan Police Service and Chelsea to identify the individuals involved.  London […]

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Hammers to hand out life bans

The Hammers wasted no time in issuing a statement immediately after the game making clear that the trouble which flared at the end of the game will have devastating consequences for the individuals involed. The statement made it clear that once identfied culprits will be banned for life …and from the size of the melee […]

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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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Bilic: “We’re playing Chelsea – not Millwall!”

Slaven Bilic has played down the “massive rivalry with Chelsea ” hype by declaring: “It is not like we are playing Millwall.” But  he added of the team’s attitude to the game: “I don’t want them to be calm, no, no. I want them to be focused and up for it but at the same time […]

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Zaza: “I didn’t think it would be this different”

  Simone Zaza is becoming more confident in the English game declaring:“I knew that when I arrived it would be hard, because it’s a completely different league, but I didn’t think it would be this different. ” I’m gradually getting used to it,  feeling more confident and I’m very positive at the moment.” The Italy […]

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HC boats open for a beer before Chelsea game

Gonzo tells you where to get a drink before Chelsea game Following a consultation with the police and licensing authorities I’m delighted to confirm that it will be business as usual for the Hammers Chat boats for tomorrow’s game against Chelsea. As reported below, security will be high for the game in what will be […]

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Striker may be back for Chelsea

There appears to be a chance that Andre Ayew may make his return against Chelsea tomorrow night (Wed). According to a retun in the London Evening Standard the Hammers “could be boosted by striker Andre Ayew returning to his squad for the first time since the opening match of the  season — also against Chelsea.” Ayew, […]

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Police ask local pubs to shut at 6pm tomorrow

Police have asked local pubs near to the London Stadium to close their doors at 6pm tomorrow.  ClaretandHugh has been told that police officers  visited a number of pubs in and around Stratford and asked them to close their doors between 6pm and 8pm tomorrow evening in attempt to avoid potential violence. ClaretandHugh spoke to […]

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Slav will field “stongest possible team”

Slaven Bilic claims he will be putting out his strongest possible side for tomorrow night’s clash against Chelsea. Speaking at his presser ahead of the game he said: “I said after the Sunderland game that the approach would be to play our strongest possible team. We played on Saturday and the game is Wednesday and then […]

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West Ham supporters to be held back 30 minutes

Some West Ham supporters will be held back for 3o minutes to allow Chelsea supporters to leave post match tomorrow evening. An official statement on WHUFC.com says: “A cordon will be in place either side of turnstile D (away turnstile) and all away supporters will egress via the south steps towards Pudding Mill Lane Station. The […]

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Former Boleyn stewards return

Former Upton Park stewards are set to be used in potential hotspot areas for the match against Chelsea tomorrow as the club and stadium operators raise a major offensive against possible crowd trouble. Over 5,000 Chelsea fans – the biggest away following so far – will arrive for the game and all security measures have […]

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Stadium booze ban for Chelsea clash

A strict ‘no alcohol ‘ policy will be imposed on fans outside the London Stadium at tomorrow night’s EFL match against Chelsea. And the London Stadium operators have told fans to arrive early as incresed security will be operating for the biggest match yet seen at the club’s new home. Police will be deployed inside […]

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Calleri was clearly onside Mr Moyes

Sunderland manager David Moyes moaned and groaned over the weekend that Calleri was in  an offside position in his opinion when the 94th minute goal was scored and his team were unlucky to lose at the London Stadium. Moyes who has lost seven games on the trot told reporters: “The match official thinks it’s onside, I definitely […]

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Slav glad to see the “cramp” disappearing

Slaven Bilic has declared that what he calls the early season “cramp” is disappearing fast. Speaking in his Manager on Monday column on the official site he said referring to the Sunderland game: “The cramp is smaller now because we won. That helps with healing that cramp, as does your position in the table and clean […]

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Dimi is the PL assist and chances king

Dimitri Payet is the assist and chances king of the Premier league.  His late assist on Saturday which Winston Reid slotted home in the 94th minute was his 13th in 2016 and his fourth this season. His fourth assist puts him joint top with Chelsea’s Matic and  Man City’s De Bruyne this season. Over the whole of 2016 […]

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Police to deploy significant resources on Wednesday

The Metropolitan police will deploy significant resources outside the Stadium and surrounding areas on Wednesday evening  as West Ham take on Chelsea to prevent any breach of the peace or unsocial behaviour by both sets of supporters. The police will be under overall control of a gold commander but there will be a silver commander and […]

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Collymore’s snidey Payet comments

Stan Collymore was one of the more high profile problem players at Liverpool, Aston Villa and Leicester City during his time in the game. He was involved in numerous off pitch incidents at Anfield, managed seven goals for Villa in 46 appearances and became one of four players sent home from La Manga at the […]

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London Stadium gets a new TV

The London Stadium tested parts of its new super large TV screen for the first time when it was switched on at 12 noon yesterday for the first time. Stadium Operators LS185 announced: “We’re testing the first functional panels of our digital wrap. New and exclusive content from 12-7 tomorrow as we welcome you to West Ham […]

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Zaza dilemma – there are options

The Irons are keeping a keen eye on Simone Zaza’s appearances with the cut off period set at 13 before a 14th game means we have to buy him. With seven appearances behind him and not a goal in sight there’s no chance of the club investing £20-£25 million However, although the position looks difficult […]

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Trouble outside the London Stadium again

Trouble has reared its ugly head again following the one nil over Sunderland at the London Stadium this evening. The game was incident free with no problems within the London Stadium either during the match or within the Stadium concourse areas.  Trouble only flared outside the stadium as away supporters waited to board their many […]

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Victory! West Ham to ditch Premium rate numbers

ClaretandHugh understands the club are to make an official announcement next week to scrap the use of the unpopular Premium rate telephone numbers. The move follows a campaign led by CandH which saw over 1,600 supporters sign an online petition calling for an end to the expensive telephone services. Many supporters have previously complained of massive […]

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