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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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Hammer Cullen joins Bantums

Hammer Josh Cullen has joined League One side Bradford City on loan initially until Saturday 12th March.The 19-year-old youngster, who can play as a holding midfielder as well as a number 10, joins West Ham teammate Reece Burke in West Yorkshire. Cullen is expected to go straight into the Bradford squad for Saturday’s game away […]

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We signed Payet! I just don’t think you understand!

West Ham have released an official statement to confirm Dimitri Payet has signed a new long term contract with West Ham which will keep him a Hammer until 2021. On WHUFC.com  the club website says “West Ham United are delighted to announce that Dimitri Payet has signed a new long-term contract with the Club.“The outstanding […]

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West Ham squad could be worth £170m

West Ham spent a total just under £86m in transfer fees assembling it’s current first team squad. Football website TransferMarkt.com who often Football website TransferMarkt.com says the current market value of the West Ham squad has increased to over £102m. Our completely Hammers biased valuation takes into account age of player, length of  remaining contract, […]

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Hammers: Payet deal “very close”

Dmitri Payet is right at this moment (Thursday evening) “very close to signing an improved deal with West Ham United. As we reported via our insiders yesterday the brilliant midfielder has been presented with a variety of new contract options and is now in the process of bringing the short saga to an end. Speculation […]

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Bilic brings brilliant Lanzini news

Slaven Bilic believes the players can shake off the fatigue at Norwich because of the feelgood factor. We head for Carrow Road on the highest of highs but beyond that  the manager had more good news saying: “On Sunday, Manuel Lanzini will train with the team which is obviously a big boost for us. “If […]

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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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1 Liverpool 15
2 Manchester City 10
3 Tottenham Hotspur 8
4 Manchester United 8
5 Leicester City 8
6 Chelsea 8
7 Arsenal 8
8 West Ham United 8
9 AFC Bournemouth 7
10 Southampton 7
11 Everton 7
12 Crystal Palace 7
13 Norwich City 6
14 Burnley 5
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16 Brighton & Hov… 5
17 Aston Villa 4
18 Newcastle United 4
19 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
20 Watford 2

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