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Slav speaks out on Carrow Road draw

Slaven Bilic is  content with the Norwich result after a physically and mentally.sapping week of football. Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: ” “You can talk about positives and negatives but when you consider we played for 120 minutes on Tuesday night and the fact we were two goals down here in a very short period of […]

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Irons turn up at Carrow Road 70 minutes late

You really wonder what might have happened had the Irons not turned up until 70 minutes after kick off. Two goals down and at times playing a brand of football that would have done a disservice to League One, the Hammers finally decided turn it on, claw back a two goal lead and might easily […]

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Payet contract poll: Landslide vote

ClaretandHugh’s readers have overwhelmingly backed the West Ham board’s decision to give Dimitri Payet a vastly improved deal. The brilliant midfielder has become the biggest earner in the club’s history at around £100k a week following this week’s negotiations. Some had taken the view that it was far too soon given him a new contract […]

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Norwich City v West Ham LIVE

LIVE updates from Norwich v West Ham Kick Off 3pm LIVE Audio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live from 3pm HERE Pre Match Fact File Five of the nine Premier League meetings between West Ham and Norwich have ended in a draw, with both sides winning two apiece. West Ham have not won on any of their […]

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Jack Collison’s full retirement statement

Jack Collision has issued a statement on his decision to retire from playing football and concentrate on other opportunities. We are pleased to publish it here in full and send him all the very best for the future from everybody on ClaretandHugh . Here’s how Jack pulled down the curtain: “I have had plenty of […]

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Hammers hopeful as Kouyate talks progress

West Ham are now very “hopeful” that Cheikhou Kouyate will become the second player to commit his future to the club in a few days. Talks are now proceeding between Davis Sullivan –  Director of Football in all but name – and the Sengalese midfielder aimed at agreeing a four year deal. Just four days […]

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25,000 to miss out on OS season ticket

West Ham appear to have all but confirmed a story Claret and Hugh published earlier this week. We understand that there are now 34,000 fans on the Olympic Stadium OS season ticket priority waiting list with just 9,000 seats available. In the club’s official stadium newsletter released this week West Ham confirm that “upward of 98 […]

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Technology takeover to pick up West Ham tickets

The sight of Hammers fans patiently waiting to collect paper tickets will soon be a thing of the past next season. The club has confirmed  the very latest in turnstile technology will be employed at the former Olympic Stadium. . It is understood that could include access using your smartphone in the future which is […]

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“When you sing my name, I feel big, I feel strong”

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Collison announces his retirement

Former Hammer, Jack Collison is calling it a day playing football to focus on a coaching and media career. Jack who dislocated a kneecap with the Hammers at Wigan in 2009 but has played just 22 times in three years. Collison told the Sun: “The nights I wake up in pain, or the mornings where […]

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Injures but Irons to field strong line up

The Irons are set to send out a powerful team against Norwich tomorrow despite havingbeen hit with a humber of injuries. James Tomkins, Winston Reid and Cheik Kouyate will all be unavailable to manager Slaven Bilic but such is the depth of the squad the Irons will still look a formidable proposition to the struggling […]

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Gold:’We’ve served notice of intent’

David Gold reckons the signing of Dimi Payet to a big new contract will have had the world sitting up and taking notice. And speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “We have our eyes on the top four – that’s what everything at this club is geared to. We have made it clear that we […]

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Video Blog: Talk a Good Game – Canaries v Irons

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“The Hammers are not playing that well anyway”

BBC pundit and self styled arch enemy of West Ham fans, Mark Lawrenson has once again tipped the Hammers to lose. No surprise there I suppose but the pundit then goes on to justify his prediction by saying we will be suffering from fatigue after 120 minutes of football earlier this week and adds a […]

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Win a very rare Payet T shirt

Claret and Hugh can exclusively offer a competition to win an extremely rare Dimitri Payet T-Shirt to celebrate his new contract. The shirts have been made by our partners Hammers Chat who’s founder Gonzo took the original picture himself and turned it into a pastel image. Only six have been produced so they are extremely […]

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Samuelsen future – what the fans think

Young Hammer Martin Samuelsen produced a brilliant performance for Peterborough United against West Brom earlier this week in the Fourth Round FA Cup replay. He was all over the place running the show and despite a missed spot kick n the penalty shoot out got rave reviews from pundits and fans alike. Posh director of […]

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Payet…are you watching Daniel Levy?

Pete Ellis takes a typically sideways and wacky look at the Payet saga Dimi Payet? To be honest, I think it’s more than a little cheeky his agent to want more dough, BUT, Payet didn’t grow up playing football on the streets of Reunion Island, dreaming about pulling on the shirt and emulating Dale Gordon’s […]

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West Ham second cheapest in per goal scored table

West Ham came out second in a table watching each home goal scored this season. The cost of attending every home game this season based on the cheapest ticket has been divided by the total number of goals scored. Each goal has cost the average Hammers fan £8.82 to watch just behind Leicester fans who paid […]

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Spurs looking to hijack Batshuayi deal

Reports from France suggest Spurs are in advanced talks to sign West Ham’s summer target striker Michy Batshuayi. The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances for Marseille and was subject to intense speculation in the January transfer window linking with West Ham, Stoke, Newcastle as well as Tottenham. Despite Marseille’s insistence they want to […]

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Were West Ham right to offer Payet a new deal?

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Hammers talk on OS investment rumours

West Ham have responded to speculation that whoever gains the naming rights to the Olympic Stadium is ready to invest in the club. The rumour has been circulating on social media and various websites for some time but there is no agreement in place with anyone at this stage. It’s no secret the Davids have […]

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Payet explains why he signed

Dimi Payet has made it clear that West Ham’s ambition was the key card in convincing him to commit to the club until he heads for his 34th birthday! After greeing his new deal he told West Ham TV: ““I think there is everything here to make West Ham a big club. You need time […]

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Payet’s new deal – the fans react

West Ham fans at the ClaretandHugh Facebook group have been responsing to the news that Dimi Payet has signed a new deal to 2021. Here’s what some of them are saying:   O We don’t get to reduce players wages when their form dips or if they are injured. I don’t really understand why a […]

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Payet deal? Even Mooro negotiated very hard!

So Dimitri Payet as landed himself a new Hammers deal worth over £100,000  week ( for the first year at least) and two camps appear to be arising over the wisdom and ethics of the decision. There are some who believe that it shows a mercenary attitude and that wages are more important to him […]

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Slav backs affordable ticket prices

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has weighed into the debate about ticket pricing after fan protests at Liverpool forced their owners to have a rethink on their pricing strategy. Slaven told reporters “It is business. Football clubs are business. On the one hand I can understand it, on the other I saw a great picture […]

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New Payet Deal – The Finances

The Daily Mail are reporting that the new five and a half deal signed by Dimtri Payet this evening will keep his basic wages at £68,000 per week but add-ons will push his pay package over £100,000 per week at least for the first year of the new deal. Payet is understood to be receiving an add-on […]

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