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Royalty get West Ham shirts on London Stadium visit

Prince William and Kate who recently announced they are expecting the baby in April were joined by Prince Harry at London Stadium for a graduation for 150 sporting apprentices. West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady was on hand to meet and greet and show the royals around the stadium. Kate accepted personalised West Ham shirts for Prince […]

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Spurs – Your stadium is too big for you!

Spurs have struggled to sell tickets for the League cup clash against West Ham next Wednesday with tens of thousands of tickets unsold. West Ham sold out their 4,800 in a matter of days with tickets only going to season ticket holders with eight or more priority points. A club insider told Claret and Hugh they […]

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Matchday Eight’s Premier League Review: The League Leaders Storm Past Stoke City As Slaven Bilic’s Hammers Suffer Turf Moor Frustration

Hooray, The Premier League is finally back and what a weekend of Matchday Eight action it truly was, as the City Train proved unstoppable for yet another week and our Hammers tasted late heartbreak at Turf Moor. Reds Held To Anfield Stalemate In what was arguably the weekend’s most exciting matchup on paper, there would be disappointment for audiences the World over as Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho shared the points. In …

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Laid-back Reidy points finger at Brighton

Winston Reid is one of the most laid back guys in the game but he makes no bones about the fact the Irons must beat Brighton. Like his fellow defender Jose Fonte there are no ifs and but about it -the south coast side have to be brushed aside on Friday night at the London […]

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Just brilliant as Hammers find a new playmaker

We welcome new blogger Max Willow to ClaretandHugh. Max is based in Australia and has been a fantatical Hammer since the early 1960s. He is a regular contributor to the CandH forum and also writes for West Ham World. In his first blog he puts the spotlight on Pedro Obiang as he looks back at […]

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Sinclair gets Carroll fine issue all wrong

Trevor Sinclair has warned Slaven Bilic he will be making a big mistake if he decides to fine Andy Carroll for his sending off offences against Burnley. Speaking out on Twitter the former Hammers favourite claims the manager will be creating a very dangerous precedent if he decides to take such an action. But  in […]

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McAvennie and Cottee happened by accident…is history set to repeat itself? TC gives his view as Brighton looms

Some of the great things in this wonderful game happen purely by accident – ask Tony Cottee! It was the toughest luck in the world that Paul Goddard damaged his shoulder during the opening 1985-85 season opening at Birmingham at St Andrew’s and when Frankie Mac grabbed two in the next game somthing bigger and […]

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Bilic’s onwards and upward message

Slaven Bilic doesn’t believe there is any comparison to be made between the Turf Moor point and the way the team has performed in earlier games. And he is looking forward to Brighton and beyond with serious optimism so long as the lads can continue to play in the same way. He said: “If you are […]

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POLL: Bilic gets a massive striker message from fans

West Ham fans have sent a clear message to boss Slaven Bilic that he must play a twin spearhead against Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday. And they have made it overwhelmingly clear who the two players up top must be! ClaretandHugh offered fans 10 possibilities on who should take up the front positions in […]

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Oxford told he can tread the Harry Kane route to glory

CandH Exclusive Hammers academy boss Terry Westley has told Reece Oxford he can be taken back into the body of the academy and grow into a Hammers great within the club. Speculation has arisen over the 18 year old’s future since he moved to Germany on loan but Westley has no doubts about his potential […]

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Boss Bilic defends pricey winger’s slow start

Slaven Bilic has been defending the slow start made by his record signing Marko Arnautovic. Despite an improved performance – and with just 10 men – there was little coming down the left side from the Irons against Burnley. With Aaron Cresswell out of sorts again and and Arnautovic offering very little offensively, the team […]

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Carroll madness but 10 man Irons earn a battling point

Burnley 1 West Ham 1 By Hugh Southon The ten man Irons earned  battling point after Andy Carroll had all but committed ABH to earn a thoroughly deserved red card and leave the team struggling for nearly 80 minutes. First he was booked by referee Stuart Attwell for allegedly catching Tarkowski in the face and only […]

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Di Canio pushed into second place by current Irons striker

Tony Cottee refuses to budge from the opinion that Diafra Sakho is the best all round striker at West Ham United. And stats released on the official site show the Sengalese striker has the best strike rate of any Irons front man in Premier League history. It reveals that Sak has scored 17 top-flight goals […]

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Slav’s 19 man squad revealed- who drops out?

Slaven Bilic and a squad of 19 players are travelling up to the north west in pursuit of a win over Burnley tomorrow. And as the manager said at his presser, James Collins is the only notable absentee but analysing the squad it looks as though either Declan Rice or Angelo Ogbonna will be the […]

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Fletcher says he improved after leaving West Ham

Former Hammer Ashley Fletcher says he has improved as a player since leaving West Ham in the Summer. Speaking to Middlesborough official club website he said “It’s always good as a young player to go out and get league experience,t he success I had there was fantastic and had a big impact on my career […]

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Lawro stays on the Hammers tipping fence

Controversial pundit Mark Lawrenson is playing it safe with the Irons this weekend. Perceived by many as being anti Hammers Lawro reckons the team should be higher up the table but says:  ” I think that will happen now the likes of Manuel Lanzini are returning to fitness.” And he adds: “The constant speculation over Slaven […]

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