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Planning permission for OS West Ham signs refused

Planning permission for four illuminated signs spelling out the words ‘West Ham United’ at the former Olympic Stadium have been refused by the planning authority although no reason has been given why. Planning documentation was submitted back in February to erect four large illuminated sign reading “West Ham United” with letters 3 metres high. Each new […]

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Antonio sends a Payet warning

Michail Antonio has taken a leaf out of Alan Pardew’s book by warning defenders to give no free kicks away around their box given the ‘Payet Factor.’ The French international has found the net five times in ten games from set pieces and at the weekend against the south Londoners found the top corner despite […]

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Bonzo and Sir Trev honoured at Arsenal game

The Irons clash against Arsenal at lunchtime on Saturday is being celebrated as a Bill Bonds and Trevor Brooking match. And ClaretandHugh’s associate editor Sean Whetstone remembers the two legends in a special article recalling his own memories of the wonderful ‘old lady.’ The pair will be  joined at Upton Park the likes of Phil […]

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Fortress Boleyn sets home record

West Ham holds the best home unbeaten record in all four divisions in England. The Hammers have not been beaten at the Boleyn Ground for 227 days and that will increase to 230 days by the time we play Arsenal at Saturday lunchtime. Two Premier League defeats last August at home saw us lose 2-1 […]

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Video: Farewell to Boleyn short film

Media student Charles Gamble’s short film about Mark Noble’s testimonial together with a farewell to the Boleyn tour. Share This:

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West Ham striker joins Ipswich

West Ham Academy striker Jordan Brown was a trialist for Ipswich Under 21’s in a 2-1 win over Barnsley youngsters. 19 year old Brown is out of contract at the end of the season and he has been told  by West Ham he will not be offered new terms, having joined the Hammers academy from […]

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Hammers back diabetes awareness

On the eve of World Health Day Diabetes UK are calling on men of all ages to go online to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes, with the support of members of West Ham first squad and former Academy director Tony Carr MBE. e are urging more men to use the Diabetes UK Know […]

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Diafra Sakho goes AWOL

Diafra Sakho has pulled out of a planned event at the club store in Lakeside at 2.30pm this afternoon for reasons unknown. The club were forced the post a tweet on their official twitter account after the event had already started saying: “Due to unforeseen circumstances Diafra Sakho is unable to attend today’s Lakeside Store […]

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West Ham fans crash the wrestling

West Ham fans seem to get everywhere, they are often spotted on TV during Formula one races, the Tour de France, Cricket matches and World Darts championships The latest event is Wrestling where eagle-eyed fans spotted West Ham supporters wearing Hammers shirts and holding up a green ‘We’ve got Payet’ sign.  The fans were televised […]

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Martinez nears West Ham announcement

Antonio Martinez is nearing his announcement as the latest signing for West Ham.  The 18-year-old starlet from Valencia, who has scored 100 goals in the last four seasons can be seen here at West Ham posing with a young fan. The news should come as little surprise after West Ham Chairman, David Sullivan confirmed as […]

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Kouyate relief but Irons wonder what’s going on

Top West Ham insiders were left relieved but puzzled when Cheik Kouyate’s sending off against Crystal Palace was turned over by the Football Association this afternoon (Tues). The immediate reaction from on of our top insider was “Thank God for that but you have to wonder what’s going on don’t you? “We have now had […]

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Kouyate red card decision

Cheik Koutyate’s red card has been rescinded. A statement from the Football Association reads: An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 5 April 2016] upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to West Ham United’s Cheikhou Kouyate. The player, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday [2 […]

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The price of Payet revealed!

Any club wanting to get Dimi Payet out of West Ham will need to find a MINIMUM fee of £50 million a year whilst offering the player £200,000 a week over four years. Although the suggestion that Real Madrid and Barcelona could be locked in a tug of war for Dimi this summer has only […]

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Poll result: Should technology be introduced?

West Ham fans have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new technology being introduced after a series of hugely controversial refereeing decisions. The Hammers will have to appeal Chek Kouyate’s red card after what appears to be another against Crystal Palace. And afterwards David Gold called for technology telling ClaretandHugh: “Nobody wants to see this and it […]

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Exclusive video: The match day experience as we go inside the Boleyn…from train to press conference

ClaretandHugh and Hammers Chat’s top man Gonzo gives you the FULL match-day experience with totally exclusive footage from train to Boleyn press conferences. We were kindly invited by the club to record some exclusive footage from international fans day and are delighted to bring this to you. It’s a video that really reflects the highs and […]

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Payet linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid

Dimitri Payet is at the centre of interest from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 29-year-old  has been being involved in 25 Hammers goals so far and has shown beyond a doubt he is the best free kick taker in the world at the moment. The story says that Real Madrid and Barcelona are […]

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Hammers want to offer East end housing help

West Ham Captain Mark Noble together with former Hammers Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora are considering extending Legacy Foundation – their housing initiative which creates community, sporting and youth facilities alongside developments –to Barking and Dagenham. The trio met with council leader  and Hammer fan Cllr Darren Rodwell to discuss their plans. “As a West […]

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Further details of new OS wrap revealed

Detailed planning permission and diagrams for the new Olympic Stadium wrap have now been published by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The planning documentation reveals the wrap may not be completed until 1st August this year, just days before West Ham kick off their new Premier League season. The new naming rights sponsor of the […]

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Man in black named for Arsenal game

The Premier League have named Craig Pawson as the referee to take charge of West Ham’s Saturday lunchtime London Derby against Arsenal. Mr Pawson has refereed 23 Premier League matches this season dishing out 79 yellow cards and 2 red cards. His last sending off came in February when he sent off Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles […]

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Five Beatiful Payet Free Kicks

All five Dimitri Payet Free kicks this season courtesy of @WestHam_social Dimitri Payet – Free-Kick Artist#WeveGotPayethttps://t.co/YOUfXK2jsY — West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) April 4, 2016 Share This:

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West Ham come off worst in ref decisions in league

Teamtalk.com say West Ham have come off worst from referee decisions this season with just four decisions going our way which we didn’t deserve but a massive thirteen incorrect decisions against us which. The table leaves us nine decisions adrift while Manchester United and Leicester City top the table with seven more decisions in their […]

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Reid on that ref decision

Winston Reid has pledged the squad will brush themselves down after the latest refereeing decision to go against the Irons and “get on with it.” The central defender admitted: “You always get frustrated with decisions, but at the end of the day the referee has made it and then that’s it, you can’t do anything about […]

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Slav options grow ahead of Arsenal

Sam Byram and James Collins are set to join the squad which takes on Arsenal at the weekend. And that looks likely to seethe signing from Leeds and fit again James Tomkins battling it out for the right sided defensive role with Michail Antonio being pushed into his attacking midfield role. Collins has been missing […]

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How teams will build walls against Payet free kicks

Saturday afternoon saw Crystal Palace put seven men in their wall to protect them from a famous Payet free kick when a more usual amount for a mere mortal would be four or five. Teams have become extremely wary that a free kick awarded to West Ham within 35 yards is almost like having a […]

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Poll: Do you agree that it is time to change

David Gold has called for future technology to be introduced to the Premier League as soon as possible to stop the big mistakes like the Kouyate sending off on Saturday. Gold told ClaretandHugh: “Nobody wants to see this and it is happening to us week after week. “I have called in the past for a […]

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TV cash inflation will see duo leave

Emmanuel Emenike’s £8 million price tag demonstrates the extent to which inflation in the game will continue to grow this summer. The Irons will allow the striker to return to his parent club Fenerbahce at the end of the season as they bid to hold onto ever penny for the £20m-£25 million they are planning […]

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