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Video: Fans react to late Reid goal

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Gold gives his two word match verdict

David Gold had only two words to sum up today’s win over Sunderland: “Utter relief.” The co chairman admitted to enjoying the first 25 minutes as the Irons poured forward and played their best football of the season. But as the performance faded and Sunderland began to create chances, he like the rest of us, […]

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Video: Irons win it – the highlights

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Bilic: “It’s a boost”

Slaven Bilic was relieved to see his Hammers make it back to back wins declaring: “It was a dramatic end.” He said: “The first 25 minutes it was by far our best 25 minutes, including last season. We were good, sharp, created chances and we deserved to be two up. “Then they came back. And in […]

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Pete on Saturday: Throw a dart at the calendar

By CandH’s Pete Ellis  Happy hunting ground The boys are back in town! Yes, West ham went to thier favourite away ground and collected another three points at Selhurst Park. It’s been a happy hunting ground for us over recent years and with Cresswell making a welcome return, we looked so much more like the […]

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Bilic gives Sakho return date

Slaven Bilic has expanded his thoughts on Diafra Sakho’s comeback via the official site. Earlier we reported that Slaven had declared the striker was on his way back and that he was expecting a lot from him on his return. But in his Manager on Matchday column he said: “This week he has been doing […]

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Sunderland have awful record against Irons

Sunderland arrive at the London Stadium this afternoon with history very much against them in games against the Hammers. We have not been beaten by the Black Cats in six outings and the visitors have won only once in the lat 11 away games  to us – losing no less than eight times. Sunderland have […]

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Slav set to welcome back the ‘prodigal’

Slaven Bilic has made the first public step in welcoming the imminent return of Diafra Sakho. Sak is expected to return before the end of the month with David Gold even suggesting he could play a part in the Cup match next week against Chelsea And the manager has now made it clear that the […]

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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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Gold hint on injured duo’s Chelsea chances

David Gold has indicated that two of the returning players may play a part in the Cup match against Chelsea next week. Slaven Bilic indicated that both Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew are on the way back from injury and it seems – according to the co chairman – they have a chance of making the […]

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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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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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Pundit predicts a comfortable win over Sunderland

Sky pundit Paul Merson has predicted a comfortable 3-0 home win for West Ham this Saturday against Sunderland. Writing on Sky Sports website Merson said: “Sunderland are struggling, and West Ham had a really good result at Palace and played superbly in the first half. I can’t see anything different here. It’s the perfect game for them […]

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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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Hammers Cult hero leaves US after four games

West Ham cult hero Carlton Cole has returned to England after his brief stint with the Sacramento Republic  came to an end. The 33-year-old played just four matches  totalling 101 minutes without scoring a goal. “Carlton’s now in very good physical condition and his match fitness is better than when he first arrived in Sacramento,” director […]

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Carroll costs considered

The finances of the Andy Carroll situation is exercising many minds inside West Ham right now. With three years left on his contract and the never ending injury issues seemingly as bad – and perhaps worse – than they ever have been, one wonders where this chapter of issues can ever end. We have said […]

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Slaven promises to sort out player issues

Slaven Bilic remains a little detached from the incidents surrounding the infamous players’ night out revealing for the second week that he is focused only focused on the weekend game. But he insists the matter will be dealt with once he has facts to go on saying: “I can deal with what goes on on […]

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Slav makes a brilliant point on home form

Slaven Bilic has sent Sunderland a reminder they should forget all ideas of the London Stadium creating pressure on West Ham’s players this weekend. There have been hopeful sounds coming out of Mackems territory that our poor start at the new home should give them reason for encouragement. But Slav was having none of that […]

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Slav refuses to worry

Slaven Bilic is refusing to worry about the fcture list beyond Sunderland at the weekend which may be the toughest of the season. The manager made it clear in his presser ahead of the match agaisnt the Black Cats: ““I know the schedule, but I know also that all we think about is the next […]

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Slav: “Ayew will be ready for games soon”

Slaven Bilic has told reporters of his delight that Andre Ayew is nearing a return to action. “It is a big boost to have Andrew Ayew back in training. He looks good and the medical team have done a great job. We are all delighted. We will try to prepare him for games as quickly as possible. We […]

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Andy Carroll return to action is delayed again

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll’s rehab is taking longer than planned Speaking at this morning’s press conference the gaffer told reporters:  “Andy Carroll picked up the injury in Romania and I didn’t notice he got injured. Originally we thought it would be four to six weeks. Now it is longer than that and it is […]

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SIGN HERE: Help end ticket line rip off nightmare

Here’s another chance to help put an end ONCE AND FOR ALL to the Premium Rate ticket office telephone number rip off which has cost Irons fans 68p per minute to call from mobiles. ClaretandHugh launched this campaign a couple of weeks ago and the petition (linked below) has already been signed by over 700 […]

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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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“West Ham will be too strong at home for Sunderland”

Harry Redknapp has told the Talksport Jim White radio Show that he believes West Ham will beat Sunderland at the weekend. “West Ham on Saturday looked very good,” Redknapp said. “The big problem is Aaron Cresswell will be suspended, so they’ll miss him, but I still think West Ham will be too strong at home for […]

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French turf technology to reduce Hammers injuries

West Ham have called in a Paris-based turf technology firm in a bid to beat their spate of injuries that have hampered the Hammers in recent seasons. West Ham have followed Arsenal in installing AirFibr technology on their training pitches at their new training facility at Rush green. The technology has been use at Arsenal’s […]

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Pedro catches Slav’s eye

Slaven Bilic has praised the amazing effort and performance levels of Pedro Obiang after another top dsplay at the weekend. The midfielder made four tackles, four clearances, an interception and 47 passes, including the fabulous ball which led to Aaron Cresswell pass inside for Manuel Lanzini’s match-winning goal. And Slav said: “Pedro waited for chances. […]

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