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Crowd safety concerns at the Olympic Stadium

Some rock fans complained of safety concerns as nearly 80,000 AC/DC ticket holders attempted to leave the Olympic Stadium around 10.30pm last night. One music  fan who is a journalist and a Spurs season ticket holder took to social media to highlight the danger to the Premier League. John Toner wrote “Safety at the Olympic Stadium […]

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Video: The OS looking epic tonight

Fair to say the OS is looking pretty epic ⚒ pic.twitter.com/cfVDYgsqZW — West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) June 4, 2016 Share This:

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Video: 83 Irons goals in eight minutes

Every goal we scored last season in the League and domestic cups! All 83 of them!! (Credit to raphael-lfc-comps_https://t.co/wHkMuUdqzw — Hammers Chat ⚒ (@hammers_chat) June 4, 2016 Share This:

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Pic: Stadium filling for AC/DC

The stadium is filling up nicely as thousands await the arrival of AC/DC. Pic from partners @WestHamSocial Share This:

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Olympic Stadium Rock Concert picture special

The Olympic Stadium prepares to open it’s doors to the public for the first time this year as AC/DC stage a rock concert this evening. Doors open at 5pm tonight with  the support act on 7pm and AC/DC taking to the stage at 8:15pm. The concert is required to finish by 10.30pm. Axl Rose has joined AC/DC […]

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Irons history under the hammer – part two

Graham Hatt – one of ClaretandHugh’s keenest Facebook Forum members – has been tracking events at the final auction of many club items at the Boleyn today. Here we bring his pics of some unique treasures which went under the hammer ahead of our move to the Olympic Stadium. Share This:

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Live Boleyn Pics: Irons history under the hammer

Claret andHugh Facebook forum member Graham Hatt has been tracking affairs at the final Boleyn Auction – here’s some pics and a guide to what is currently attracting some serious bidding. Lot 66 is Martin Peters 1966 Track Suit used at World Cup Tournament Lot 36 is Gold Medallion given to Bobby Moore after 1965 […]

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West Ham targets to join rivals

West Ham summer target Jamie Vardy could reportedly become an Arsenal player within the next 24 hours if paper reports are to be believed. Last night, it emerged that negotiations with the 29-year-old  were being fast-tracked after the Gunners triggered the release clause in his contract. According to the Daily Mail, talks have progressed at […]

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West Ham up for Cricket at the OS

Essex Cricket Club want to take Twenty20 cricket to the Olympic Stadium and say West Ham are very up for the idea  ‘The Olympic Stadium offers us with a tremendous opportunity to take top cricket into East London,’ said Essex Cricket chairman John Faragher ‘We’ve got a very good relationship with Newham Council and we’ve […]

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Hammers bid for winger

Sources close to West Ham say they have put in a bid for a winger and are patiently waiting for an answer after the player returns from a holiday in Dubai. The player in question could well be Marseille winger Georges-Kévin N’Koudou linked by the Guardian in a report this morning. Manchester United, Liverpool and […]

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DS: ‘My one meeting was being in a lift with Ali’

Exclusive West Ham co chairman Davd Sullivan is a huge fight fan – a love developed in his very eariest years – and today he has spoken exclusively to ClaretandHugh of his memories of ‘The Greatest’ – Muhammad Ali. We are grateful to David for taking the time to add his memories of a man […]

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Rare pics: When Mooro met Muhammad

I have had many sporting HEROES but really only two “idols” – Bobby Moore and Muhammad Ali… and as I write I unashamedly admit there have been tears in my eyes as the second of them has passed on. Let’s not make a comparison between the two. Bob was essentialy a private man  of real […]

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Chelsea may move on Irons target

West Ham may be forced to move quicker than they would like should they be serious about a bid for Christian Benteke. We are aware that the Belgian is not every fan’s choice but there is no question that Slaven Bilic likes him – as has been reported here – and that he remains a […]

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Sakho story: A confirmation

Knowing how easy it is to believe what you read in the tabloids let me confirm again that the ridiculous bid – reported dead straight in oneof them this morning  that the Hammers have received an £11 million bid from Sunderland for Diafra Sakho – is a piece of nonsense. The bid was nowhere near […]

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Transfer Chat – Looking at the big stories

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Irons reject “joke” Sunderland Sakho bid

West Ham have told to Sunderland to stuff a “joke” offer they have made for Diafra Sakho. Irons insiders told us earlier in the week that no offers have been received for the Senegal front man but today it was reported by Sky News that an £11 million bid had been received. And just a […]

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Video: Exclusive OS images as excitement builds

Ok here it is… an exclusive look around our new home as work continues to make it the biggest and best stadium in the country. ClaretandHugh’s video partners Hammers Chat have been passed exclusive material from various sources and here we have put together a fine video with a great accompanying soundtrack. Tomorrow thousands will […]

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Exclusive: Slav confident top winger will sign

Exclusive Slaven Bilic is remaining confident that he can attract Gokhan Tore to West Ham this summer but currently there is no deal in place. The West Ham manager’s admiration of the Besiktas winger is widely known and there have been widespread reports of the player arriving as out latest signing within days. But although […]

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Basildon store closes doors

The West Ham club store in Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon has closed it’s doors for the last time due to the imminent grand opening of the new club megastore in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford which three times the size of the previous Boleyn ground store. An official West Ham spokesman told Claret and Hugh […]

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Cost of OS transformation increases again

The cost of converting the former Olympic Stadium has increased again by another £5m financial accounts released by London Legacy Development Corporation have revealed. The transformation program had previously hit £272m after problems with the roof but the stadium owners have called off an additional £5m from their contingency fund which is likely to fund […]

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AC/DC gig looks another OS loser

Exclusive The costs involved in preparing the Hammers’ new home for the AC/DC concert tomorrow are estimated to exceed any profit the gig may produce. The legendary band will step on stage before thousands of fans but the work involved in getting the OS ready has ruffled a few feathers among some of those aware […]

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Exclusive: Twelve OS events yields zero cash!

Exclusive West Ham have been vilified right across the media after it was revealed we will pay £2.5m per year index linked over 99 years to rent the Olympic Stadium. The Guardian, followed by the BBC, egged on by the Charlton Athletics Supporters Trust managed to convince many the Irons were fleecing the taxpayer by […]

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Bacca bid rebuffed

Carlos Bacca is open to leaving  AC Milan after West Ham’s initial bid of €20m for the Colombian striker was rejected earlier this week confirms his agent. Howver, the Colombian’s agent Sergio Barila indicated his client would be interested in moving to England. “There was an offer last week from West Ham which was rejected […]

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Order the brilliant Blowing Bubbles Summer Annual

Blowing Bubbles’ massive Summer Annual out next week is perfect celebration of West Ham’s wonderful season Our partners Blowing Bubbles Magazine have produced a magnificent 132-page monster Summer special which comes out next Friday (June 10). Following on from the huge success of the monthly magazine’s commemorative Farewell Boleyn, this is a ‘must have’ for […]

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Burke linked with clubs -maybe we know why!

The Daily Mail say West Ham face a battle holding onto Reece Burke as Manchester City and Southampton both target the highly-rated young defender. The ‘paper claims the Hammers will facing a fight to keep highly-rated youngster saying a host of Premier League clubs  are plotting moves for the Hammers academy graduate. He also adds Newcastle have also […]

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Oxford..the agent.. and other int£re$ts

            By Pete Ellis Agent provocateur or merely a football agent? If you were to name the two biggest transfer sagas of recent years, the chances are the Raheem Sterling move to City and th Saido Berhinho non move to Spurs would be right up there. Raheem believing he was […]

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