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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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Heads up…there’s great stuff happening at West Ham

What do Pablo Zabaleta, Michail Antonio and Manu Lanzini have in common apart probably from being our three best players? Answer: A combined transfer fee of £15 million – less than the fees paid for Chicharito, Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovicm and the combined value apparently of Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte. There’s a widespread misapprehension […]

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Hammers U23s thump four past United

Irons u23s 4 Man Utd u 23s 2 Toni Martinez was on a goal charge as the Hammers completed a great six goal win over Manchester United’s under 23s. And Declan Rice returned with a top performance as skipper after missing out on a squad place for the seniors against Burnley yesterday. Despite the visitors […]

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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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Bilic gives his verdict on Christmas Eve game

Slaven Bilic has no big feelings about the Irons playing a Premier League match on Christmas Eve. It is now highly unlikely the Irons will be pitched against Newcastle United on December 24 but it appears it wouldn’t be much skin off the manager’s nose if it were to happen. In his pre-Burnley presser he […]

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Bilic Burnley presser leaves questions galore

Slaven Bilic generally leaves little doubt in anybody’s mind about plans for a weekend match – until today perhaps! His press conference ahead of the game against Burnley provided more questions than answers and try as I may I find myself no wiser about the likely team for the weekend now than before he opened […]

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Gold reveals good news

David Gold has revealed the Irons have an entirely fit squad for the trip to Burnley with two exceptions. Only James Collins and Domnigos Quina have failed to recover from injury as the squad face a trip to the Premier League surprise packets. So far the Clarets have beaten Chelsea away, and draw at White […]

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Macari turned down Chelsea for West Ham

Former West Ham manager Lou Macari has revealed he turned down an offer to manage Chelsea weeks before he took over at West Ham. Speaking to Moore Than Just A Podcast in an exclusive interview about his West Ham reign Macari said: “Before West Ham, I had an interview with Ken Bates at Chelsea, he wanted me […]

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Reece Oxford release clause revealed

German magazine Kicker claim West Ham has a release clause to bring home Reece Oxford in January should they want to. Kicker says there is a contract clause in which West Ham could end the one-season loan early to bring the 18-year old back to England. The clause could be activated of Oxford does not reach […]

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Big job ahead as Burnley develop fine art defending

West Ham will meet a team at Burnley on Saturday who appear to have developed the art of defending down to a near fine art. After seven games the Clarets have conceded a mere five goals – four of  them coming on away trips to Chelsea, Spurs  and Liverpool where they were unbeaten. And the […]

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Cresswell backs Carroll for England

Aaron Cresswell believes West Ham team-mate Andy Carroll could play his way into England’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Sniping Souness – Hammers fans react

Graeme Souness has hit out at Jack Sullivan’s bulletins on Twitter as being unacceptable within the modern game. The Scotsman has had much to say in today’s Sunday Times and the hammers fans on ClaretandHugh’s Facebook forum have not been slow in responding to the former Liverpool midfielder’s moans. O I think that they have […]

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The big Lou Macari Interview

Moore Than Just A Podcast presenter Nigel Kahn tracked down former West Ham manager Lou Macari for a feature length interview to give his side of his short time managing West Ham. Macari followed in the footsteps of John Lyall but was in charge of West Ham for just seven months and 28 matches – […]

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Antonio’s LS honour

Michail Antonio has been honoured with a giant hanging shirt bearing his name and number at London Stadium. He has been celebrated in recognition of his status as the reigning Hammer of the Year – the first recipient of the prestigious award at the LS. The number 30 shirt will now hang in the concourse […]

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Ronaldo intervenes in Irons transfer hopes

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has put a spoke in the wheel of any hopes the Hammers may have of signing William Carvalho in January. The Hammers are still hoping the feud between themselves and Sporting Lisbon will have cooled sufficiently for them to return with another bid in the window with Sporting apparently ready to […]

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