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Benteke to West Ham? The fans react

Christian Benteke is being widely touted as a big Irons target this summer. No sooner than the story broke than the Liverpool striker spoke out about his treatment at Anfield and his unhappiness with manager Jurgen Klopp. That normally suggests a player ho may be cashing in on the publicity generated from the transfer talk […]

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Borg joins Aston Villa

West Ham youngster, Oscar Borg has joined Aston Villa on a two and a half year contract after being released by West Ham.  The 18 year old has been previously dubbed as the new Gareth Bale and two years ago the Hammers fought off keen interest from Manchester United when he was just 16. He […]

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Reid on a Noble day

Winston Reid can’t praise Mark Noble highly enough and hopes he has the day of his life Speaking ahead of the captain’s testimonial Reid said: “Mark thoroughly deserves everything that he’s getting. There are not many players that stay with the same team for this long, but Mark’s from the area and he’s been here […]

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Win signed copy of the Chairman’s new Kray movie

David Sullivan’s new movie – The Fall of the Krays – will be released to video on Easter Monday and today we are launching a competition which will allow you the chance to win a signed copy. The co chairman has kindly made three copies of the movie available to ClaretandHugh exclusively and we are […]

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38 names released on Nobes legend list

London 24. com West Ham correspondent  Brad Pinard has ‘leaked’ the list of legends who have signed up to honour Mark Noble by appearing in his testimonial on Monday. The team sheet was reproduced on Twitter and includes such as  Paolo Di Canio, Craig Bellamy, Jamie Redknapp, Chrstian Dailly and a “cast list” to die for. […]

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It’s official: Irons fans are the best!

Irons fans can claim to be the best in Great Britain after research revealed that their stadium has been 99.75 per cent full on average this season. Premier League fans around nearly all of the clubs can be proud of their support this season, with only two sides seeing their stadium less than 90 per […]

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Benteke saga set for a new switch

And so it begins….! It was no surprise at all this morning to open up the tabloids and see Christian Benteke plastered all over them claiming he’s sorry he ever joined Liverpool given how he’s been treated under Jurgen Klopp. Just a few days after West Ham have claimed they like him but can’t afford […]

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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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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 34
2 Leicester City 26
3 Chelsea 26
4 Manchester City 25
5 Sheffield United 17
6 Arsenal 17
7 Manchester United 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 16
10 Burnley 15
11 Brighton & Hov… 15
12 Crystal Palace 15
13 Newcastle United 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 14
15 Everton 14
16 West Ham United 13
17 Aston Villa 11
18 Watford 8
19 Southampton 8
20 Norwich City 7

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