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Andy Carroll Hat Trick

Andy Carroll's first goal pic.twitter.com/3W5vHrBsy4 — West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) April 9, 2016 Andy carroll's second goal pic.twitter.com/vmGPDebHD0 — West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) April 9, 2016 Andy carroll's third goal to make it a hat trick pic.twitter.com/kfvTFkBCEW — West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) April 9, 2016 Share This:

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Robbed yet again by wrong decision

Manuel Lanzini’s 14th minute goal should have stood and the linesman got it wrong TV replays have shown. Lanzini netted against Arsenal from a Andy Carroll overhead kick but the referee Craig Pawson backed up his linesman in disallowing the goal. Veteran referee Howard Webb working for BT Sport agrees the officials got it badly wrong […]

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Foul mouthed Sakho outburst !

Diafra Sakho is missing from the West Ham squad which will face Arsenal this afternoon after  he went AWOL earlier this week for a scheduled media appearance at the Lakeside shopping centre club store. We were previously told his absence was due to a routine medical scan at the hospital and nothing more sinister than […]

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Irons hopeful of massive pre-season friendly

West Ham are continuing to talk with every top club over the prestige pre-season friendly they want to stage for the re-Olymic Stadium season opening. The process is being complicated by commitments of major outfits and the possibility of the Hammers being involved in European competition. The club – as has been reported previously have […]

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Video: OS a home from home

.@whufc_official's move from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Stadium is drawing closer… ⚒ https://t.co/78NumYJtlk — Fletch And Sav (@FletchAndSav) April 9, 2016 Share This:

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Guide to stopping a Payet free kick

Bob Wilson’s Guide to attempt to stop a Dimitri Payet free-kick.  Don’t foul in the wrong area The placement of the free-kick makes a huge difference even to a specialist like Dimitri Payet. If it’s straight onto the goal, it’s easier for the goalkeeper because you know he will always go for the wall and […]

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Upbeat Gold ready for the Gunners

Co chairman David Gold is heading for the last Upton Park clash against Arsenal declaring: “It’s a very winnable game and I can’t ever remember saying that before.” A final Boleyn victory over the North Londoners would be another fantastic memory for us all to take away to the Olympic Stadium and DG reckons it’s […]

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Boleyn auction details announced

West Ham have confirmed plans for an extensive auction to sell off every item of the Boleyn Ground memorabilia ahead of the move to the OS.. They have decided which items will travel to the new home and which  will be made available for Hammers fans. The club say in a website statement the “initial […]

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Wenger congratulates Irons on OS deal

Arsene Wenger believes West Ham landing the Olympic Stadium will save them years of financial difficulty. Wenger knows just how lucky the Hammers, sixth in the table and chasing a surprise Champions League place, are to secure their new stadium at a cut-price cost. He has talked regularly about how the club “suffered financially” and […]

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Payet is no one season wonder

Jealous  Premier League fans have resorted to accusing Dimitri Payet of being a ‘one season wonder’ at West Ham suggesting his form will never last. Green eyed rival supporters should read Payet’s impressive record over the past three seasons before joining West Ham in the summer before they open their mouths. In the 2012/2013 season […]

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Tomkins: Irons believe they can turn any team over

Arsenal on Saturday…. Manchester United on Wednesday and Leicester next weekend but you know what? James Tomkins fears none of them as the new West Ham march on! In the second part of a major interview with the Mirror’s Matty Lawless the big central defender made it crystal that the team go into games believing they […]

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West Ham Fans A13 Travel Advice

West Ham fans travelling to London derby at the Boleyn Ground against Arsenal tomorrow should be aware that the A13 flyover will be closed between the junction with Ripple Road (A123) and Lodge Avenue (A1153) in both directions, from 10pm on the Friday to 5am on the Monday. A13 traffic will be diverted via the […]

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Wenger would love these Irons in his team

It’s an extraordinary thing to say but for the first time ever there are probably more West Ham players Arsenal would want in their team than the other way around. I simply cannot wait for tomorrow’s (Sat) game. I think it is going to be a classic and I believe the Irons will beat the […]

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Iron Maiden back new West Ham song

There is a West Ham song called ‘ True, True Claret & Blue’ which was recorded in Basildon Studio by John Summerton and Mitch Horner. Claret and Hugh caught up with John & Mitch to ask them about their Hammers song. Mitch told us: “People started to ask me what inspired our West Ham song. I am  a committed West […]

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Irons snub Chelsea ‘star’

The Irons board have rejected the chance to sign Alexandre Pato in the summer. Pato scored his first Chelsea goal of the season after making a debut against Ason Villa but fears he won’t be wated at Stamford Bridge next season when his loan spell ends. Representatives of Pato attempted to use his goal, albeit […]

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Payet found right club and manager at right time

The Mirror’s John Cross joins us today as a special guest blogger and casts his eye over tomorrow’s huge Boleyn clash against the Arsenal. ‘Crossie ‘ is an old pal and has been close to the north London club since he was working on the area’s local newspaper. He has since become one of the most respected […]

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Slav has no answers!

Slaven Bilic admits he has no answer to the refereeing controversies that have disfigured our season. Although he declares himself ” a friend of new technology” he says: “It has to be low profile. The game needs to flow. It is hard for the officials now.” Speaking to the Evening Standard he said: “Take the Champions […]

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Hammers hero calls for change

Tony Cottee has joined the demands for technology to be introduced to the game following the spate of horrendous decisions against the Irons. A recent ClaretandHugh poll on the issue saw over 90 per cent of the fans vote yes to its arrival and Cottee agrees saying said that poor decisions had cost us four […]

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Arsenal team news for Boleyn

Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech is set to return for the clash against the Irons tomorrow. The former Chelsea stopper injured his calf in a defeat to Swansea in March and he has not played since, but he was an unused substitute against Watford last weekend and is now fully fit. He is set to take […]

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Slav poses a big Payet question

Slaven Bilic appears to have suggested that the West Ham board’s Dmitri Payet coup will see other clubs totally re-thinking their signing policies. There’s a widespread view in the game that players of his age – 29 – should not command big fees because they have no sell-on value at the end of the contract. […]

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David Gold opens his gardens on Sunday

As in previous years, West Ham Chairman, David Gold will be opening his Garden for the National Garden Scheme charity and St Catherine’s Hospice. The gardens are open this Sunday 10th April 2016 – 11.00am to 4.30pm. Entry is £5 for adults, children are free. Share This:

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“Slav gets angry if you don’t put in a shift”

James Tomkins has revealed how he loves playing under Slaven Bilic. In a wide ranging interview – reproduced here the central defender discusses life under manager Slaven Bilic – the FA Cup prospects and much more. He kicks off by telling reporter Matt Lawless (seen above with Tonks): “Slaven is a really good with man-management. He’s […]

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Fry/Sullivan talks on Samuelsen

Exclusive Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry ill have his first round of talks on Martin Samuelsen’s future next Wednesday night. Fry is keen to take the Norwegian teenager to London Road for next season’s campaign and told ClaretandHugh exclusively that he will open talks with David Sullivan. Fry – the David’s manager before […]

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‘Arry passes judgement on Slav

Exclusive Slaven Bilic has received a “serious well done mate” from the man who brought him to West Ham – Harry Redknapp. The former Hammers boss – now assisting Darren Wassall in the Derby County promotion push – spoke exclusively to ClaretandHugh declaring: “Slaven has done a fabulous job. He’s a good lad. “I think […]

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Bonzo’s shirt adorns Olympic Stadium

The prototype of a Claret and Blue shirt with Billy Bonds name on it is now proudly hanging in the Olympic Stadium. A number of these shirts will hung  around the former Olympic Stadium as part of the continuing WestHamifcation of the stadium ahead of the Hammers move in August. Meanwhile the club has posted […]

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Report: South American scouted by Hammers

West Ham are scouting a South American youngster called Federico Martinez according to reports in the Sun newspaper. The tabloid claim the 20-year-old winger has broken into the first team at Liverpool FC  in Uruguay. It says Hammers scouts have been impressed with displays of the £1million-rated youngster and see him as one for thr the […]

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