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Sullivan speaks about his BBC documentary series

19-year old Jack Sullivan has given an interview to the FA website in which he talks about the Women’s team and his new documentary series on BBC 3 “The documentary gives the women’s team an excellent opportunity to gain exposure. We want to support every team here at West Ham. We see all of our […]

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Passing of a West Ham historian

I have just learnt of the passing of West Ham historian and author John Northcutt who passed away at the end of November. I have read many of John’s West Ham books over the years met him once at a West Ham function. Northcutt was born in Leicester and spent his early life in South London. […]

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West Ham Podcast: Three on the bounce

Episode fifteen of season eight of the popular West Ham podcast Moore Than Just A Podcast is now available. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone with fellow presenters Nigel Kahn, John and George Bucci to analyse the back to back victories against Cardiff City and Crystal Palace in the last week. We also […]

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Christmas coming early for Hammers fans

Given that this is the season of good cheer, happiness, goodwill to all men and the giving of presents etc us Hammers aren’t doing at all badly. It’s worth taking a look back of the past couple of months as the festive season approaches and take a look at the goodies we have been able to […]

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Celeb fan loves summer signing

Famous Hammer Russell Brand has declared his love for summer signing Felipe Anderson! The stand-up comic and Hollywood star, who has regularly been seen attending West Ham games, was giving his opinion on the club’s form on TalkSport, per Forever West Ham. And he is thrilled with the direction the club is moving in, reserving […]

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Irons backed for Europe!

Marlon Harewood has tipped West Ham to finish in the top six. The Hammers have won three on the bounce, beating Newcastle, Cardiff and Crystal Palace. They are currently 11th in the Premier League, five points behind crisis-hit Manchester United in sixth. And Harewood, who spent four years at the Irons between 2003 and 2007, […]

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Police investigate after Hammer theft

West Ham defender Reece Oxford claims he had his watch stolen, prompting a police investigation. The centre-backallegedly saw his timepiece stolen from the Hammers’ changing rooms at Chadwell Heath Academy, per Sky Sports News. The watch was a gift from his mother, given to him to celebrate his 18th birthday. A statement from the Met […]

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January target heading to England

West Ham target Miguel Almiron is on his way to England! The Atlanta United star’s father says that the playmaker, who has lit up MLS, has been linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League. The Hammers, Newcastle and Liverpool have all been linked with the playmaker. Atlanta are understood to be demanding […]

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60k capacity…’Plastics’ and all but SO WHAT?

By Allen Cummings I have no idea exactly when West Ham will move from our current capacity of 57,000 to the agreed 60,000 but surely it can’t come soon enough. The way Manuel Pellegrini has got the team performing, particularly at home, with the emphasis very much on attack, means the entertainment value […]

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Summer signing: The best is yet to come!

Felipe Anderson is loving life at West Ham, and says the best is yet to come! The £42 million man, the club’s record signing has come to life in recent weeks, with the Irons stringing together three wins on the bounce. Victories over Newcastle, Cardiff and Crystal Palace mean the Irons are one of the […]

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Hammers enjoy ‘magnificent’ week!

West Ham have enjoyed a “magnificent” week, according to Declan Rice! The Irons enjoyed three wins on the bounce, beating Newcastle, Cardiff and Crystal Palace. The victory at the weekend saw the Irons come from behind, as Manuel Pellegrini’s men climbed to 11th in the Premier League table. And Rice believes the Hammers have built […]

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Pellegrini’s amazing top six record

There’s one very good reason to believe the Hammers can finish in the top six or seven (at worst) this season and once again it comes down to manager Manuel Pellegrini. It was mentioned to me a couple of days ago that the Hammers boss had never finished in lower than sixth position at any […]

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Report: Young Hammer tracked by Manchester City

Reece Oxford is being tracked by Manchester City, according to The Sun. Oxford has been watched by City while playing for the Hammers’ Under-23 side, as he is yet to make a senior appearance for the club this season. City, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim have also taken in the defender’s performances, with the 19-year-old seemingly […]

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West Ham to clamp down on away ticket misuse

A West Ham United Supporters Board member asked Karren Brady if the £30 away ticket cap was likely to be lifted at the end of the season. Brady confirmed that it was a matter for the Premier League as a whole and that clubs would be asked to vote on the decision. She added that […]

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True professional Anderson boosted by Snoddy

Robert Snodgrass knows more about football’s tough times than most so knows what Felipe Anderson has been going through until the last handful of games. The Scot’s recent history is well known but he has handed the mishaps and insults with fantastic dignity losing weight along the way and having Manuel Pellergrini admit that he […]

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Pelle tells Declan he “must have better technique”

Manuel Pellegrini has made it clear that Declan Rice remains some way from the finished article and has some improvement to fins. Despite the 19 year old being and remaining the talk of the London Stadium, the manager believes he still he needs to learn. The manager’s assessment of players is not something with which […]

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Hammers scouted Anderson before Pellegrini

Felipe Anderson was scouted by West Ham before Manuel Pellegrini joined the Hammers. Claret and Hugh have been told by Hammers sources close to the that the Brazilian was recommended to the club by an agent who claimed he had the potential to become better than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. A very bold claim indeed! Contacting […]

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Claret London Stadium carpet to be ordered

West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has confirmed that the new mostly Claret pitch surround is finally about to be ordered and will installed next year in the second half of the season. Speaking to members of the newly formed West Ham United Supporters Board and recorded in the minutes “Karren Brady went onto confirm that the […]

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Rice heading for a rest

Declan Rice has been in extraordinary form this season looking as fit as it gets in match after match. But his manager is not fooled and recognises the 19 year old midfielder may not be able to go on and on for the rest of the season. So far this term Dec has appeared in […]

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Fans verdict on top man against Palace

Felipe Anderson has been voted top man during the match against Crystal Palace in the weekly fans ratings organised by Claret and Hugh. Hundreds of you decided that the Brazilian came out on top in ratings from the people who really know rather than the media experts. Felipe gained a very high average mark of […]

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Anderson goal not in his top ten!

Felipe Anderson is growing and growing and whilst various pundits were claiming he would be a massive player for us a few weeks ago it wasn’t necessarily a view shared by the fans. But on Saturday we saw many of the reasons why the club invested big time in a player who created a fear […]

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Grab a top Blowing Bubbles Christmas offer

Our partners Blowing Bubbles are offering a huge discount to Claret and Hugh readers for 2019. Editor David Blackmore and his team are offering UK residents the opportunity to subscribe for the whole year for just £20.19 – that’s a saving of more than 30%. There are also huge discounts for European, international and digital […]

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Hammers defender being regularly scouted

West Ham’s Reece Oxford is being regularly scouted by Bundesliga clubs but currently there is no interest from the Premier League. Reports have emerged that the Under 23s captain has attracted scouts from Manchester City but that was denied by a top club insider to ClaretandHugh via text who revealed all the scouting interest was […]

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Fan fever thrills AC

Don’t ever underestimate the power of the Hammers fans – that’s the message from inside the Hammers dressing room. With more buoyancy around the club than we’ve felt in many months the fans are letting off their feeling inside the stadium perhaps more than ever before. Those three wins may have been expected but we […]

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Clear leader in best Iron of the Year poll

Declan Rice is commanding a comfortable leader in the Hammers Player of the season so far launched by ClaretandHugh. We want to know who is the top man so far this term and as a result has a big chance of ending the season as Hammer of the year. And so far Declan is clear […]

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Harry Redknapp to win in the Jungle

Former West Ham player and manager Harry Redknapp is a massive odds-on favourite to win I am a Celebrity Get me out of here in the Australian jungle tonight. Bookies have made Harry the 1/10 odds-on favourite to be crowned king of the jungle this evening with Emily Atack and John Barrowman both outsiders 12/1 TV […]

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