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Callieri reveals he’s a Hammer

Jonathon Calleri’s move to West Ham has finally been sorted accoring to player quotes emerging out of the Argentine media this evening. Curently at Sao Paulo on loan, the Deportivo Maldonado striker Jonathan Calleri,  on loan at Sao Paulo, had the choice of Inter Milan Spurs or West Ham. And tonight the 23-year-old told ESPN Argentina: “All […]

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1966 seat holders concerned over promises

The club insists it will keep it’s promises to 1966 season ticket holders. One disgruntled 1966 seat holder contacted ClaretandHugh this week dismayed at the lack of communication from the club and the lack of reply to his emailed queries since he parted with £1,10o for his padded seat at the former Olympic Stadium. The […]

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Ayew in…Sakho out? The fans respond

West Ham have made a £20m move for Swansea’s Andrew Ayew and Diafra Sakho appears to be on his way to West Brom. But do the ClaretandHugh Facebook Forum members thing this is the best news in the world. Here’s some radome views from them. O We still don’t have a replacement for Sakho as […]

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Gomez, Bacca, Ayew and Sakho update

The well connected Ken Dyer has updated the situation regarding Ayew, Bacca, Gomez and Sako in his London Evening Standard column today. Dyer writes: “West Ham await a response from Swansea to their £20 million bid for Andre Ayew, who is seen as a replacement for Diafra Sakho, a target for West Brom. A bid of £15m, […]

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Bids rejected for two left backs say reports

Reports today suggest West Ham have been rejected in approaches for two left backs. The reliable Ken Dyer writing for the London Evening standard says “West Ham have had a loan bid for Kieran Gibbs rejected by Arsenal as they search for an experienced left-back to replace the injured Aaron Cresswell.” “Gibbs, who lost his place […]

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West Ham third kit officially released

West Ham United’s Commemorative 2016/17 Thames Ironworks Kit officially went on sale today ahead of its debut at Sunday’s friendly game against Juventus at the former Olympic Stadium. As revealed by ClaretandHugh last week the Commemorative Kit was inspired by one of the very first shirts to be worn by Thames Ironworks FC in 1897. Featuring […]

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The sums say Irons have plenty left to spend

So, let’s catch up! Thus far we have sold James Tomkins for £10 million and it seems Diafra Sakho will soon be on his way for £16 million to West Bromwich Albion. The arrivals have been Håvard Nordtveit (free) Sofiane Feghouli (free), Gokham Tore (loan), Quina (two year scholarship) and Tony Martinez (£2.5 m reported). […]

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Blowing Bubbles marks season with major giveaway

Our partners Blowing Bubbles will be giving away 10,000 copies of their August issue to celebrate the start of a new chapter in West Ham’s history. Following the huge success of their commemorative Farewell Boleyn issue, this must-read edition heralds the move to the Olympic Stadium with interviews with captain Mark Noble, Frank Lampard Snr, […]

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Does Dimi stay or go? What the bookies say!

The bookies have decided Dimi Payet  is a cast iron certainty to remain at West Ham. Sky Bet have hm absolutely nailed on to remain a Hammer as he prepares to retun to training tomorrow moring (Mon). The firm  have the Frenchman at 1/12  to stay with us which is as short as anything we’ve ever […]

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Bookies’ cramped odds on striker joining Irons

West Ham are stong second favourites to sign Liverpool misfit Christian Benteke this summer. The Hammers have long been interested in the former Aston Villa target man but the prohibitive transfer fee of £31 million and wages in excess of £100k a week had thought to have stimied the deal. However, Sky Bet have hm […]

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Relax! Randolph decision signposts our future

No sooner had the words “we are no longer a selling club” left Tony Cottee’s lips than Darren Randolph decide to prove the point. Here we have an international goalkeeper as the club’s back up stopper deciding that his future is at West Ham having agreed a new four year deal. I can’t remember that […]

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Report confirms Irons £20m Ayew bid

Andre Ayew’s likely move to West Ham after a £20 million bid from the Hammers is of course old news to ClaretandHugh readers. We ran this story 24 hours ago along with inside information that despite the club agreeing terms and the fee required by Swansea the Welsh club was maintaining a silence. Sky “sources” […]

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Great news as Randolph gives thumbs up

Darren Randolph has signed a new four-year contact with the Irons killing speculation that he could be on his way to Southampton. After a great Euro 2016 by putting pen to paper at the Hammers’ new Rush Green training base earlier today. “I’ve had a good first year at West Ham and this is another […]

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Sakho for Baggies depends on other issues!

Diafra Sakho’s long discussed move to West Brom may have come a lot closer with the Hammers claiming they have had a £20 million bid for Andre Ayew accepted by Swansea. Baggies boss Tony Pulis is a long time admirer of the Senegal striker who is demanding a move from the club after falling out […]

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Irons keep new left back target on radar

West Hm are believed to be discussing a possible move for £5million rated Sweden left-back Ludwig Augustinsson whilst continuing to chase Hull City’s Andy Robertson.. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is an admirer of the Swede but Robertson is the priority choice and the Hammers are doing their best to get a deal across the line over […]

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WE are no longer a “selling club” says former hero

David Gold and  David Sullivan  have transformed West Ham and former striker Tony Cottee says that means we are done with the “selling club” reputation. TC reckons the sky is the limit and sees absolutely no reason, for example, why top man Dimi Payet would want to leave. Speaking to the Sunday Mirror he said: […]

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Hammers reject defender link

A report that the Irons are keen to do a loan deal for “Manchester United’s left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are wide of the mark. The club have made it clear to ClaretandHugh that the injury to Aaron Cresswell will see them sign a regular Premier League performer with Hull City’s Andy Robertson top of their list. […]

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Mooro – a personal tribute to the man I knew

As this day of huge nostalgia on the 50th anniversary of our World Cup victory comes to an end I want to recall recall the man whom I came to know as a work colleague and a friend – the immortal Mooro. This piece was first published a couple of years ago and contains a minor […]

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Swansea “go missing” as Irons look to seal deal

West Ham have had made an improved offer of £20 million bid for Swansea’s Andre Ayew which is what the Welsh club demanded after our initial bid of £15 million was knocked back However, the Swans have “gone missing ” over the last 24 hours after we decided not to haggle towards a conclusion but […]

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Slav ready to throw everything at second leg

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic may now be ready to throw every single top player at the second leg of the Europa Cup qualifier next week. And that means there’s even an outside chance that Dimi Payet being on the bench despite onlybeing due to return to on Monday. There was desperate disappointment at the […]

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London Stadium naming rights update

Rumours that the former Olympic Stadium is about to renamed the Tesco stadium are completely wide of the mark ClaretandHugh understands. The news broke earlier this week in a Daily Mail report but sources close to Stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP insist Indian company Mahindra remain firmly in pole position to sign the sponsorship deal and as […]

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Football pitch arrives at the London Stadium

It is now starting to look like a football stadium as a football pitch is marked out for the very first time. At 100m x 64m our former home at the Boleyn Ground had the smallest football pitch in the Premier League. The new London Stadium pitch is 105m x 68m which makes it five […]

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It was the greatest day of our lives…we were West Ham, and why weren’t that 11 in claret and blue?

A personal recollection from Hugh Southon What a day. I travelled up from Tunbridge Wells to Charing Cross. Then to Euston through to Wembley Central and the walk down to a stadium which even itself had never seen a day like this. The atmosphere was beyond anything I had ever experienced. I was ready for […]

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Ex Hammer calls it a day

West Ham retro magazine Ex Hammer is to close down after 14 years of publication. The news was announced on Facebook yesterday by Editor/Publisher Tony McDonald. Tony wrote: “WITH a heavy heart, we reluctantly announce that we have published the final edition of EX magazine. We can fully understand and appreciate your disappointment but the […]

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More OS tickets go on sale

West Ham have confirmed that the relocatable seating on all four sides of London Stadium is now in place, which means the  stadium will be operating in full football mode for both the UEFA Europa League and the Betway Cup against Juventus. This means every single seat in the lower tier will now be in […]

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Video: 50 years to the day as WHUFC win World Cup!

It has been discussed and re-lived a million times or more but that’s OK because it was West Ham and England’s magical  moment. And tomorrow (Sat) it will be 50 years since Mooro, Hursty and Peters put the then West Germany to the sword with an international victory which has never been repeated by the […]

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