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Hammers confirm 6,000 capacity rise at OS

West Ham has officially confirmed the Olympic Stadium will increase to 60,000 for Hammers games this coming season in August, just as Claret and Hugh told you last week. WHUFC.com  released a statement saying:  “In conjunction with the London Legacy Development Corporation, Newham Council and Stadium operators LS185, West Ham United are delighted to announce […]

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Lanzini deal – the finances

West Ham’s new £9 million star signing Manu Lanzini has signed a weekly deal worth around £40k a week with the club. The Argentine was on a weekly wage of around £25k a week whilst on loan but his new deal carries a £40k-£45k basic plus appearance and goal bonuses. The 23 year old has […]

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Return of Moore to West Ham

Lens defender Taylor Moore is a summer target for West Ham and Spurs claim the Sun. 18 year old Moore was born in East London starting his career with the West Ham academy, before moving to France at the age of just seven, joining Etaples and eventually Lens. Having come up through the ranks with […]

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Former Hammer is jailed

Former West Ham youth player, Izzy Iriekpen has been jailed for over three years for glassing a bouncer. The Old Bailey heard that Simon Williams needed 61 stitches stretching from his temple to his shoulder after the attack outside a pub in Notting Hill in July 2014. Iriekpen, who captained the 1999 FA Youth Cup […]

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Poll: Summer transfer striker

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Giant TV screens to replace OS digital wrap

West Ham have announced that a planning application has been submitted by E20 LLP for a replacement wrap solution for the former Olympic Stadium after the previous design was abandoned. The Club say it has worked with its stadium partners tirelessly to develop an optimum solution that would see the largest digital screens in Europe, […]

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Goodbye to one …big doubt over other

West Ham are close to making the final decision on Alex Song’s future at the club. The midfielder had hoped to land a two year deal at the end of the summer but that is now looking increasingly unlikely after he has been missing from the team over recent weeks. That is understood to be […]

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Benteke too pricey for Irons – the fans react

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke has been regularly mentioned as a Hammers target in recent weeks but it seems the player is now being ruled out as an option. ClaretandHugh first brought the news that his £120k a week wages were too much for the Hammers and that was confirmed this morning by David Sullivan to the […]

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Report: Foxes eye Irons defender

Morning reports claim that Leicester City boss is keen on making a shock swoop for Reece Burke And The Sun claims Burke is ready to entertain such an offer and the chance of Champions League football. However, it takes a leap of the imagination to accept that he would go from a loan spell with Bradford City […]

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England holds on to CL League 4th spot

UEFA has announced England will retain four Champions League places until at least the end of the 2017-18 season. The Premier League had faced a challenge from Italy – which currently has only three spots – as a result of a fall in its rating in UEFA’s coefficient system. But the progress of Manchester City […]

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DS warns cash may not help big boys

David Sullivan has warned ‘flashing the cash ‘isn’t going to help big clubs win back their elite Premier League standings next season. And instead – taking a dig at Manchester United – he said: “They might buy a pile of players that make them worse. Look at Man United, two years in a row they have […]

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Sullivan: “Our team doesn’t need major surgery”

  David Sullivan has told the Sun newspaper that while Beneke is a player the club admire most clubs would struggle to afford his huge wages. The chairman reconfirms the club’s commitment to find a twenty goal a season striker “He’s a player we admire but the problem is that he is on huge wages […]

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Sullivan confirms Benteke too pricey at £120k

David Sullivan has confirmed ClaretandHugh’ s story that Christian Benteke will not be joining West Ham at a fee of around £120k a week. The Mirror claimed in a headline this morning that the Irons want him but just as CandH had revealed, whilst Slaven Bilic is an admirer, the wage puts him out of […]

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BBC to show FA Cup replay

West Ham’s FA Cup quarter-final replay with Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground will kick off at 7pm on Wednesday, 13th April and the game will be broadcast live on BBC One. The winners of the quarter-final replay will face Everton in the last four, with the semi-finals taking place at Wembley on St Georges […]

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Upton Park shut for Nobes testimonial

Upton Park underground station will be closed  on Easter Monday 28th March when Mark Noble’s testimonial is due to be played. TFL has confirmed there will be no service on the District line between Aldgate East and Dagenham East, and on the Hammersmith & City line between Liverpool Street and Barking. Replacement buses will run […]

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FA Cup replay switched to the 13th

The Football Association have this afternoon confirmed that The FA Cup quarter-final replay between West Ham and Manchester United is to be switched to Wednesday 13th April with 7pm kick off. WHUFC.com originally announced the date of 6th April on Friday but this was quickly removed on Saturday when it was clear UEFA permission had […]

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Sullivan confirms OS is sold out!

West Ham chairman, David Sullivan has confirmed West Ham have now sold out their initial 54,000 capacity of the Olympic Stadium. However, he admits the club could have earned more if he had raised the prices but decided to price to please rather than  extort money from fans. Sullivan told the Daily Mail: “We’re sold out […]

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FA Cup replay date could be in doubt

West Ham have been forced to amend their official website with updated details on the FA Cup replay with Manchester United in April. Originally on Friday night, the club confirmed the date was set was for Wednesday 6th April at 7pm. That page mysteriously disappeared by Saturday morning and today the club have been forced […]

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Curbs ‘The board deserve a lot of credit’

Former West Ham player and manager Alan Curbishley has heaped praise on Slaven Bilic and the owners in a blog for WHUFC.com “West Ham are in terrific form at the moment and they’re enjoying their football. Slaven Bilic deserves great credit for the side he has built. For me, I can’t believe it’s now seven-and-a-half years […]

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Crossie: “This is better than the West Ham Way!”

Former Hammer David Cross reckons Slaven Bilic’s Way is better than the regularly mentioned “West Ham Way.” Crossie made a rare visit to the Boleyn for the FA Cup replay against Liverpool and will be back for a final time following an invite from the club for the last game of the season. In a […]

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What a laugh as Irons watch ‘big clubs’ squirm

By Pete Ellis Watching the teams above us panic, and the ones below squirm is amusing.  Arsenal ( for who I personally have a lot of  respect ) seem to specialize in possessing a self destruct button that goes off every season without fail, ruling them out of the running for CL and PL titles […]

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Sullivan confirms Lanzini deal

West Ham Chairman, David Sullivan appears to have confirmed the Manu Lanzini deal is now complete. ClaretandHugh announced on Saturday the deal would be sorted within and revealed week to ten days and that has now happened. During a Daily Mail interview Sullivan replied to a question about Champions League qualification: “I know it’s worth about […]

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Bilic transfer kitty could get big boost

The Hammers are set to hand boss Slaven Bilic a summer transfer kitty of around £35 million although £12 million of that will immediately be spent on completing deals for Manu Lanzini and Sam Byram. However should the Irons finish in the Champions League places the war chest could be boosted by a few more […]

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Bilic heads for new deal

West Ham are certain to offer Slaven Bilic a new deal at the end of the season. Earlier in the season Bilic commenting on the probability declared: ” “I have a contract, I said the same at  Besiktas – my contract is my work and only good work guarantees me that.” Since then he has gone […]

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DG admits “terrible” club website issues

West Ham co chairman David Gold agrees with the fans that the club’s website is “terrible.” Fans have been battling to book tickets for key matches on the site throughout the season and have been suffering awful delays. ClaretandHugh published a story last night (Mon) when some fans revealed they had been waiting for up […]

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Paolo Di Canio sends message to Nobes

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