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Bilic makes a pledge

Slaven Bilic has given an assurance there will no repeats of last season with the Hammers sliding down the table. The draw at Norwich, following the defeat at Southampton, has set up the spectre of an end of season similar to last year when we sunk after a brilliant start. The Irons of course started their fall […]

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Slav’s content …but an issue may remain

Ok, I can understand why Slav declared himself content with the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road. To pull two goals back is always an achievement and he of course mentioned  the extraordinarily emotional and physically draining game against Liverpool in midweek. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that I’m as big a fan of […]

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Norwich v Irons – the fans react

Hammers fans have been discussing yesterday’s ‘disappointing’ result at Norwich. Here’s what several of them had to say at the ClaretandHugh forum and  Facebook Group. O Antonio and Enner looked absolutely knackered from Tuesday O Not beating any of the bottom five teams away is quite bad. By my reckoning that is 11 points lost. Motivation […]

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Jack Collison’s full retirement statement

Jack Collision has issued a statement on his decision to retire from playing football and concentrate on other opportunities. We are pleased to publish it here in full and send him all the very best for the future from everybody on ClaretandHugh . Here’s how Jack pulled down the curtain: “I have had plenty of […]

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Hammers hopeful as Kouyate talks progress

West Ham are now very “hopeful” that Cheikhou Kouyate will become the second player to commit his future to the club in a few days. Talks are now proceeding between Davis Sullivan –  Director of Football in all but name – and the Sengalese midfielder aimed at agreeing a four year deal. Just four days […]

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Technology takeover to pick up West Ham tickets

The sight of Hammers fans patiently waiting to collect paper tickets will soon be a thing of the past next season. The club has confirmed  the very latest in turnstile technology will be employed at the former Olympic Stadium. . It is understood that could include access using your smartphone in the future which is […]

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Video Blog: Talk a Good Game – Canaries v Irons

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Payet deal? Even Mooro negotiated very hard!

So Dimitri Payet as landed himself a new Hammers deal worth over £100,000  week ( for the first year at least) and two camps appear to be arising over the wisdom and ethics of the decision. There are some who believe that it shows a mercenary attitude and that wages are more important to him […]

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Slav backs affordable ticket prices

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has weighed into the debate about ticket pricing after fan protests at Liverpool forced their owners to have a rethink on their pricing strategy. Slaven told reporters “It is business. Football clubs are business. On the one hand I can understand it, on the other I saw a great picture […]

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Hammers: Payet deal “very close”

Dmitri Payet is right at this moment (Thursday evening) “very close to signing an improved deal with West Ham United. As we reported via our insiders yesterday the brilliant midfielder has been presented with a variety of new contract options and is now in the process of bringing the short saga to an end. Speculation […]

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Gold gripped by Boleyn’s “perfect storm”

Exclusive David Gold has dubbed this amazing last season at the Boleyn as perhaps being in the grip of “a perfect storm.” He said: “The win last night in the final seconds and everything else that has happened so far seems to be fate – it’s as though everything in the footballing stars is falling […]

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US president visits virtual OS

A  marketing video put together by West Ham’s 3D digital partner www.iCreate3d.com appears to show US president Barack Obama among the West Ham fans visiting the former Olympic Stadium presumably to watch West Ham. The video published by Icreate3D on video site Vimeo has since been taken down after Claret and Hugh highlighted it’s existence early […]

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Magnificent historic night – the fans react

Slav called it a magnificent game which will be remembered as  one of the greatest in our history! When Dimi Payet’s glorious free kick found the leaping Angelo Ogbonna, pandemonium broke out and as Mark Noble declared: “You couldn’t have written that.” Here’s how ClaretandHugh Facebook forum members have responded to one of the Boleyn’s […]

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Noble: ‘Angelo saved us agonies’

Angelo Ogbonna scored his first goal for the Hammers to become the unlikeliest hero and it was Dimi Payet who put it onto his head form a last second free kick. And that’s exactly why the Hammers will sort out Payet’s new deal because although he was again quiet for the 120 minutes by his […]

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Slav’s honest approach to new deal

Slaven Bilic has made it clear that landing an improved contract is entirely dependent on where he has led the club when May arrives! Talks – as reported by ClaretandHugh earlier this week – are underway with the boss but it certainly doesn’t appear to be the number one priority on his agenda. As has […]

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Sullivan’s big reminder to team

David Sullivan has reminded the squad that victory tonight put them within 90 minutes of an FA Cup semi final appearance! It may sound a little like stating the obvious but put that way the reality and importance of tonight’s game really kicks in. Speaking on the official site he says: “We are now preparing […]

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Lively stuff as Irons v Reds goes under microscope

A very lively debate from the Hammers Chat boys on tomorrow night’s match between the Irons and Liverpool. Prepare yourselves for a row on the merits of Valenica and Moses! Share This:

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Sturridge in line for Liverpool replay

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi are all set to travel to West Ham for the replay. The Scousers have made plenty of team changes in previous rounds and boss Jurgen Klopp looks set shuffle the pack again. He said: “We haven’t decided on starting line up yet. Sturridge was fit enough to […]

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Talks on new Slav deal – the fans react

Talks have started on giving Slaven Bilic a new five year deal. Is that as it should be or should the board wait to see what he achieves at the end of the season. ClaretandHugh Facebook forum members and site followers give their views   O Slaven should be rewarded, he has us heading in […]

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Saints v Irons Half Time analysis

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Hammers fingers crossed for Koeman ‘curse’

It would be pitching it too high to claim that Slaven Bilic is on a revenge mission at Southampton. But missing out to Ronald Koeman as January’s manager of the month earlier this month gives a nice little ‘grudge match’ plot to the game at St Mary’s. Co chairman David Gold mind you looks at […]

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Upton Park to be ‘star’ of Hollywood blockbuster

Upton Park stadium is to become the main ‘set’ for a new Hollywood action movie. According to The Sun it will become the ‘main focus’ of  movie based on armed criminals holding 35,000 people hostage at a sporting venue for ransom. Hmmmm! Filming is reportedly due to take place at the end of the season before […]

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Koeman claims Carroll makes it difficult

Saints boss Ronald Koeman does not believe the clash against us tonight is anyay a European football decider. He has enormous respect for the Irons having come out of the Upton Park match a a 2-1 loser a little over a month but says  it’s far too early to think in terms of deciders with […]

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Zarate claims Irons was a well paid mistake

MAURO ZARATE has revealed that his move to West Ham was a well paid mistake. Zarate split opinion in a big way among the fans but was wished all to sucess in the world by club offiials on Twitter when clinching his move to Fiorentina. Now he has declared that life at Upton park was […]

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Hammers Chat talk Saints v Irons

The Hammers Chat boys are back with their preview of tomorrow evening’s game against Saints. Good stuff from the lads. Share This:

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Amazing success story surpasses expectations

It’s often worthwhile taking a long look back at possibly unpromising situations and working out how they led us to a place of unexpected high achievement. Two issues have prompted this thought – a column from the Mirror’s excellent Darren Lewis which I happened upon this morning and the fact that Slaven Bilic’s predecessor returns […]

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