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Further delays to OS agreement publication

The London Legacy Development Corporation’s appeal against  a ruling by the Information Commissioner obliging them to release the full details of the 99-year lease agreed between the corporation and West Ham has been adjourned until the 17th March Claret and Hugh understand. The three person panel headed by tribunal judge, Melanie Carter met two weeks ago on […]

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Olympic Stadium pitch to be laid in February

A new state-of-the-art pitch will be installed at the former Olympic Stadium with work scheduled to commence at the end of February. The pitch used during the 2015 Rugby World Cup has been ripped up and work has begun to prepare the ground for a new one to be laid. A new Desso Grassmaster pitch will be installed […]

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Mixed news on injury front

Winston Reid will be scanned for a hamstring problem today and the club has revealed this morning that Joey O’Brien has a similar problem. But delivering his latest injury update, the club’s top medic Stijn Vandenbroucke said that Cheikhou Kouyate – after losing consciousness against Liverpool during a challenge with their defender Jon Flanagan – […]

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Fry talks to DS about Samuelsen

Exclusive Peterborough’s director of football Barry Fry told ClaretandHugh this morning that Martin Samuelsen’s appearance in the FA Cup Final fourth round replay against West Brom last night was his first full match since joining Peterborough United on loan from the Hammers last year. Samuelsen was in fabulous form but Fry said: “He’s still a […]

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Samuelsen heartbreak but Irons contract ahead

Young Hammer Martin Samuelsen suffered the ultimate heartbreak last night as he missed a spot kick in the penalty shoot-out which saw Peterborough slip out of the FA Cup to West Brom. However, he might have got away with it when vastly experienced Albion star Darren Fletcher dribbled an awful shot wide immediately afterwards in […]

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West Ham United Pay League

West Ham’s wage bill has created a lot of discussion over recent months with claims of FFP and all the rest of it. So ClaretandHugh has taken a look at what we believe to be the situation at the club and has based our Pay League table on information we have received recently and in the […]

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OS cheap season tickets go on sale

Band 5 season tickets for £289 have now gone on sale at the West Ham reservation centre in Stratford this week. One new West Ham season ticket holder at the front of the priority list snapped up his cheap season ticket in block 214 today. The cheapest season tickets in the Premier League are located […]

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Payet’s had a troubled time but he’s set to fly again

Dimitri Payet’s financial arrangements and dip in form from his own incredibly high standards have dominated West Ham United affairs this week interrupted only by a magnificent 120 minutes of Cup football. Sadly his form dip – which is what we will be addressing here – has coincided with the club claiming they initiated talks […]

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Gold gripped by Boleyn’s “perfect storm”

Exclusive David Gold has dubbed this amazing last season at the Boleyn as perhaps being in the grip of “a perfect storm.” He said: “The win last night in the final seconds and everything else that has happened so far seems to be fate – it’s as though everything in the footballing stars is falling […]

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US president visits virtual OS

A  marketing video put together by West Ham’s 3D digital partner www.iCreate3d.com appears to show US president Barack Obama among the West Ham fans visiting the former Olympic Stadium presumably to watch West Ham. The video published by Icreate3D on video site Vimeo has since been taken down after Claret and Hugh highlighted it’s existence early […]

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Payet ponders range of contract packages

Dimitri Payet has been offered a wide range of  improved pay deals and is now facing ‘make your mind up time.’ After the club had revealed in an official website statement yesterday that talks had been initiated with the playmaker’s agents, ClaretandHugh  has discovered that he is being ‘spoiled’ for choice But one thing is […]

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Magnificent historic night – the fans react

Slav called it a magnificent game which will be remembered as  one of the greatest in our history! When Dimi Payet’s glorious free kick found the leaping Angelo Ogbonna, pandemonium broke out and as Mark Noble declared: “You couldn’t have written that.” Here’s how ClaretandHugh Facebook forum members have responded to one of the Boleyn’s […]

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Blackburn ticket details

The Irons have been given an away allocation of 7,200 tickets for the fifth Round clash against Blackburn Rovers and the club has given full details of prices and booking procedures .In a statement on the official website the say Standard adult tickets are priced at just £20, £12 Over-65s/Under-22s and £5 Under-18s.Accessibility Ambulant and […]

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Nolan’s emotional Boleyn Ground return

Former skipper Kevin Nolan admits he was a bit emotional returning to the Boleyn Ground last night. “Coming back today is a bit emotional, it was a huge decision to leave but it was the right one. I am delighted to see them doing so well.” Nolan told BT sports cameras. Nolan who was a […]

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How we rated the Irons

Randolph: Quite brilliant again – some tremendous stops to keep us alive 9 O’Brien: No better than adequate but thankfully that was enough 6 Reid: Not at his best but helped by a seriously off colour Benteke before going off with what looks like another hamstring 6 Ogbonna: An absolute rock at the back and […]

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3D Olympic stadium fly through experience

West Ham’s 3D digital partner www.iCreate3d.com has released new 3D animated Sequences to show how West Ham branding will look in the Olympic Stadium when finished. www.iCreate3d.com – Animated Sequences for Marketing the New West Ham, Olympic Stadium, London from iCreate on Vimeo. Share This:

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FA Cup replay victory fan reaction

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Video: Noble and Ogbonna Post Match Interview

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Video: Bilic’s post match interview

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Video: West Ham v Liverpool Highlights

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Glory awaits…it’s a night to party

Nobody wants a match report after a game like that – it’s all written in our heads. Only one moment mattered of course and that came at the very death when Angelo Ogbonna headed a perfect goal across Simon Mingolet to sort out the Scousers for the THIRD time this season. But it was what […]

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Tearful Slav: “One of West Ham’s greatest games”

Slaven Bilic described it as a classic FA Cup tie which will go into the history books as one of West Ham’s great games. And afterwards as he entered the presser he was close to tears  as he declared: “It was a wonderful victory – a wonderful night.” He was thrilled that Ogbonna scored the […]

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Noble: ‘Angelo saved us agonies’

Angelo Ogbonna scored his first goal for the Hammers to become the unlikeliest hero and it was Dimi Payet who put it onto his head form a last second free kick. And that’s exactly why the Hammers will sort out Payet’s new deal because although he was again quiet for the 120 minutes by his […]

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Irons v Liverpool: 4th Round FA Cup replay

Kick off 7.45 The Boleyn Ground We’ll keep you up to date with live text reports if you are nowhere near a TV tonight. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: “We’ve played Liverpool many times this season, twice recently with different line-ups. “We played their strongest team and then a team with five or six regular starters, […]

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CandH/Hammers Chat Half Time analysis

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Irons to tie up three ‘star’ contracts in a month

West Ham are confident they will have tied up deals for Dimi Payet, Chiek Kouyate and of course Manu Lanzini within the next month. The Hammers are 90 per cent down the road on Payet’s deal which doesn’t involve reported wages of £125k a week but is likely to include hefty annual signing on fees […]

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