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Another Hammer all set to leave the club

Domingos Quina looks all set to leave the Irons with a couple of German clubs -Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen – reportedly interested in signing the teenager. The 18 year old is impressing in the  European Under-19s Championships helping them beat Norway and then scoring a great  goal against Italy. The Hammers have been unable to […]

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Khan’s legal showdown shadow spoils Irons great summer

West Ham’s summer of excitement and high optimism is still being forced to live in the long shadow of an October court case created by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan. The club are heading into a legal battle over what they believe is their right to increase the stadium’s capacity to 62,500 from the current 57,000. […]

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Claret and Hugh on the radio

With a new air of excitement and anticipation among West Ham fans, Claret and Hugh Associate Editor Sean Whetstone was interviewed on the radio twice this week to talk about the Hammers Summer transfer window. On Tuesday he spoke to former Chelsea player Jason Cundy and Adam Catterall on the SportsBar on Talksport radio about West […]

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Influential Pedro ready to make his mark again

Pedro Obiang has been regularly linked with moves away from the club over the past few weeks but is confident he will still be playing an influential role in the forthcoming season. Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “I always try to be influential. I think every player in the squad tries to give one thing […]

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Former West Ham manager returns to the Premier League

Former West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has returned to Chelsea as assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri. “For me it is an amazing thing. I am pleased to be here,” Zola told reporters. Zola, who was sacked as West Ham manager in May 2010 has joined Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Australia. Fellow Italian Sarri was appointed Chelsea […]

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Hammers duo confirmed for sale

Both Jordan Hugill and Sam Byram have been available for sale this summer but the club have received no offers for a permanent transfer for either player so far. Hugill joined the Hammers from Preston North End under David Moyes in January this year for a transfer fee which rose to £10.2m but has failed […]

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Oxford for sale

CandH Exclusive West Ham are ready to sell Reece Oxford should they receive an offer of £10 million or more. With central defenders Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuana, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice all part of the first team squad, boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be more than happy with those options.. ClaretandHugh understands that […]

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Wilshere gets important message from the boss

Jack Wilshere is settling into West Ham life made easier by the similarities between his new boss Manuel Pellegrini and his Arsenal chief of many years, Arsene Wenger. He said: “They are both calm and first and foremost they are good people. “In the morning they see how we are and how we’re feeling then, […]

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West Ham’s Third kit leaked again

A new photo claiming to be West Ham’s third Umbro kit of the 2018/2019 season has been leaked on the Internet yet again. The off White Hammers kit features blue and claret striped effects on the shoulders as well as a Claret Umbro logo and West Ham crest. A similar kit leaked on the Internet […]

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Pellegrini extends D-Day on players’ futures

Manuel Pellegrini will give himself more time to decide the immediate futures of the under 23 contingent currently with the first team squad in pre-season. He had been expected to have made his mind up on which of the youngsters would be staying at the club or going out on loan by now. But with […]

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Hammers midfielder facing exit door

Edi Fernandes has been added to the list of players that look outward bound once the new boss Manuel Pellegrini gets down to making final decisions on his Hammers first team squad for the new season. The young Swiss midfielder is one whom he may be ready to allow to leave as he starts as […]

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Hammers under 21s go west

The Hammers under 21s – overseen by Academy boss Terry Westley – have been drawn to face Bristol Rovers, Exeter City and Yeovil Town in the Group Stage of the 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy. The lads find themselves in Group D which means they travel to the Memorial Stadium, St James’ Park and Hush Park this coming season […]

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Boss Pelle so happy with business

Manuel Pellegrini is thrilled to have captured his No 1 priority player Felipe Anderson. He doesn’t quite put it that way but it’s well known that the former (how good that sounds) Lazio star has arrived and could easily become the player around whom he builds his side. Talking of the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder – […]

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Pelle calling all the shots as excitement builds and builds

There’s only one person who is calling all the shots at West Ham United and right at this moment that man is not David Sullivan or indeed Davd Gold. From the moment Manuel Pellegrini was appointed to the job he has got, and is still getting, everything he wants and it’s why everyone of us […]

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Pellegrini unimpressed so Rush Green gets an upgrade

West Ham will stage an urgent upgrade on their Rush Green training centre after new boss Manuel Pellegrini  made it clear he was distinctly unimpressed with the place.. As a result work will start immediately given the club holds planning permission to work on the 29-acre site. A report in the Mail claims: ‘Pellegrini will […]

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West Ham Podcast: Summer Transfer Discussion

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew is back this week recording another closed season podcast episode discussing the latest summer transfer news including the signing of  Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena and a roundup of the Summer transfer business. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone, Nigel Kahn and guest presenter West […]

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Anderson can’t wait to thank the boss

Felipe Anderson has landed in the east end and ready to help drive the Hammers onwards and upwards. But in particular he badly wants to meet the boss for the first time and thank him personally for the faith that he has shown in him by ensuring he got the switch from Lazio he wanted. […]

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Former Hammer contract terminated in China

Former Hammer Jose Fonte has left Chinese club Dalian Yifang by mutual consent. Fonte, who left West Ham to join the Chinese Super League side in February for £5.6m, says he would be keen on a return to the Premier League. He made just seven appearances for Dalian Yifang before his contract was terminated despite […]

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The devilish tactical mind of Irons boss Manuel!

Mike Manera is the No 1 Hammers funny man and has become a bit of a legend for his excellent Mike on Monday videos in which he sends up and  knocks down everything in sight in his alternative look at all things Hammers. But there’s far more to our Mike than meets the eye and he […]

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Pellegrini’s approach to formations

Manuel Pellegrini has displayed a clear preference for the 4-2-2-2 formation throughout his career although it is often mistaken as a 4-4-2. His teams hold a fairly deep defensive line. He prefers two big, strong and solid centre-backs with two defensive midfielders in front of them to provide a sold shield. Pellegrini likes his teams […]

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Newham decision to loan London Stadium £40m was flawed

An independent report into the £40m loan made by Newham council to fund the London Stadium has criticised former Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and his administration claiming they ignored warnings and financial advice that the London Stadium business was seriously flawed. The report highlights that the final decision to invest £40 million of taxpayers […]

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Furious Irons say Arnie rumour “100% untrue”

Reports that Marko Arnautovic is being hawked around Serie A clubs have this afternoon been condemned by the Irons who have made it clear the Hammers ‘top man’ is 100 per cent not for sale under any circumstances.” For the second tome this summer the Hammer of last season is being linked with a move […]

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Irons fans give verdict on 2018/19 finishing position

A big majority of happy Hammers fans reckon the club are destined to finish in either seventh or eighth position this season. With the summer spending all but over there’s huge optimism that this time real progress is on the cards at the London Stadium. ClaretandHugh’s latest poll asked where the supporters though we would […]

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Hammers could spend over £200m on signings

West Ham could spend up to £209m on the seven new incoming players this summer over the next five years. That is the incredible estimate when taking into account transfer, add-ons, signing on and agents fees together with wages and bonuses over the life of each players contract. West Ham could end up paying £108m […]

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London Stadium consultants rake in thousands

Consultants employed by London Stadium owner London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are raking in thousands while the stadium continues to make massive losses. Last year, LLDC appointed a retail restructuring consultant called Alan Fort to be the Stadium’s Chief Restructuring Officer. A freedom of information request from Claret and Hugh has revealed his contract with the stadium […]

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Top strikers in last year of deals who could tempt ‘Pelle’

Manuel Pellegrini would have no shortage of strikers entering the final year of their current deals were he to try bringing in extra cover up front. Whilst – as reported – he will give Michail Antonio – plenty of opportunity to prove himself, there remain some  targets who would not only provide top cover but […]

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