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Blackburn struggle to sell out FA Cup game

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert has called on his supporters to get behind their team and buy a ticket for the Sunday match with West Ham. The biggest crowd Lambert has experienced in his three months in charge of the Rovers came in his first home game in charge when 15,837 fans watched the 2-2 […]

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Samuelsen’s future – the fans speak out

David Gold has told ClaretandHugh he can see Martin Samuelsen becoming the next Dimi Payet whilst club insiders have explained that ideally they want to see the teenager as part of the Irons first team squad next season. Currently on loan at Peterborough United, the League One club would love to keep Martin for another […]

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This lad can become the next Payet

David Gold believes the Irons are fixed up for years to come in the creativity area of the team. Dimi Payet maybe the current hero but the co chairman reckons the rise of Martin Samuelsen is set to give the club bags on invention and subtelty for years to come. And with Manu Lanzini also […]

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Happy Ewood return beckons Antonio

Michael Antonio likes Ewood Park! The high energy Hammers grabbed a couple there last season when with Nottingham Forect and admits he’s looking forward to his return this Sunday. He said: “Last time I played at Ewood Park I scored two goals so it’ll be nice going back there. One was a header; one was […]

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POLL: Randolph’s massive vote

Darren Randolph has received a massive vote of confidence from Irons fans ahead of this weekend’s massive fifth round FA Cup clash against Blackburn Rovers. The No 2 goalkeeper has been a hero in the FA Cup run so far and despite Adrian being kept on the sideline the supporters believe Randolph should retain his […]

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Redknapp: ‘OS will take West Ham to another level’

Former Hammers manager Harry Redknapp is sad that West Ham will no longer be playing at the Boleyn Ground next season but says the new stadium will take them to another level. He says it would be fitting to way to celebrate the last season at Upton Park by winning the FA Cup this year. […]

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Hammers linked with Terry & Robben

The Brentwood Gazette are back at making up headlines again and both the Metro along with the Daily Express seem happy to fall for their articles and repeat them without questioning their authenticity. The Metro and Daily Express claim “West Ham are lining up a shock move to sign Chelsea captain John Terry this summer, according […]

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West Ham transfer target moves to China

Former West Ham transfer, Burak Yilmaz linked with the Hammers in the January transfer window has become the latest footballer to move to China. The experienced Galatasaray striker  officially completed his move to Beijing Guoan today, following a four-year stay with the Turkish team. Galatasaray previously claimed that West Ham offered €5m (£3.8m) for the […]

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Double injury blow for Irons

David Gold’s hopes that Andy Carroll will be involved in Sunday’s game at Backburn Rovers have been dashed with the striker ruled out with yet another injury. This time it’s an adductor injury whilst according to Head medic Stijn Vandenbroucke Enner Valencia won’t make it as he suffered an ankle injury against Norwich. However, Manuel Lanzini has […]

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Irons hope Samulsen is ready next season

Exclusive West Ham are hoping the Martin Samuelsen will be ready to become a key member of the first team squad next season. Although the teenager has years in front of him his progress at Peterborough has excited the club ho believe he could well be ready to stake his claim next season. Although the […]

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Collison: Nobes England call-up is No brainer

Former Hammer Jack Collison has said that Mark Noble’s call up for England should be a no brainer and says if he isn’t called up there is definitely something going on. Speaking to MooreThanJustaPodcast as part of the Claret And Hugh internet series,  Jack told the West Ham podcast: “Nobes has been fantastic, he has probably […]

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Cottee applauds board’s huge statement of intent

Tony Cottee is thrilled with the Dimitri Payet deal declaring “it’s a huge statement of intent by the board.” And the former striker said: ” There a lot of football supporters that complain about the huge wages that players get these days, but I can’t imagine any West Ham fan moaning about the salary of Dimitri […]

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Noble breaks West Ham testimonial record

Mark Noble is on target to break a new West Ham record for the largest ever attendance of a Hammers testimonial match. We understand that very few tickets remain for the match in honour of Nobes on the 28th March and the game looks set to sell out completely. Our source close to the ticket […]

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Randolph v Adrian for FA Cup – the fans react

Slaven Bilic has to decide whether to retain Darren Randolph in goal for the visit to Blackburn Rovers this weekend and whether the No 2 keeper keeps his place beyond that should we progress. ClaretandHugh is currently  running a poll on the issue @http://www.claretandhugh.info/poll-should-randolph-retain-his-place-for-fa-cup-run/ Here’s the early feedback from readers: O Randolph should keep the […]

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Hammers tried to get more FA Cup tickets

David Sullivan has joined his co chairman David Gold in paying his personal tribute to the Irons fans. The fans have astonishingly snapped up the entire 7,200 tickets allocated by Blackburn for the fifth round FA Cup clash this weekend. And after DG had paid a massive tribute to them, Sullivan told the official site: […]

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Slav weighs AC/Lanzini options

Andy Carroll could be recalled to lead the line against Blackburn Rovers in Sunday’s FA Cup Tie as the boss weighs his options for the weekend. Co chairman David Gold tweeted earlier today that the player was available for the game declaring:” Andy is fit and I expect him to play against Blackburn.” The Irons […]

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Stand up for FA Cup against the wreckers

The FA Cup has become of the utmost importance to us Hammers this year but ClaretandHugh FB member CAROL COMBES fears that Football Association suggestions to turn it into a midweek competition with no replays will harm it irreparably. She declares: “It’s not about the football…it’s about the money.”   Remember the F.A. Cup? That […]

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Poll: Should Randolph retain his place for FA cup?

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Video Blog: Rovers v Irons previewed!

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Slav’s FA Cup Randolph poser

Darren Randolph is set for another FA Cup outing against Blackburn Rovers but the ‘Adrian pressure’ is growing on boss Slaven Bilic. Randolph has been quite sensational so far and looked the equal of the No 1 on his FA Cup excursions but ClaretandHugh understands that the boss is having to think about his involvement […]

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Our fans never ever cease to amaze

You really do have to hand it to our fans. Once again they have shown themselves to be the most devoted in the land as FA Cup weekend approaches at Blackburn Rovers. This is a game being shown live on the box yet every one of the 7,200 tickets for the fifth round game has […]

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England v Germany Boleyn game for Mooro?

Claret and Hugh understands the club are looking into the possibility of staging an England XI v Germany XI match at the Boleyn Ground before the season ends to commemorate the contribution Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst made in winning the World Cup in 1966 fifty years ago. A crowd of 93,000 spectators – […]

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Meet Mark Noble in person

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble is in the Sky Spors Fantasy Football Club studio this week – and you can be a part of the show and meet the skipper in person. Noble, who has made over 300 appearances for the Hammers, will join Paul Merson and Max Rushden to talk about his time at the […]

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FA Cup fifth round sells out

West Ham has sold all 7,200 tickets for Ewood park this Sunday. Son of the chairman, David Sullivan Junior confirmed the news this evening on twitter by saying “We’ve sold out 7,200 ticket allocation for Blackburn, 5 days in advance. Bare in mind it’s a 4/5 hour trip and on TV. Best fans going ⚒” […]

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£4 million Jelavic? In our dreams

ClaretandHugh has again been assured this afternoon that reports of Nikicia Jelavic’s transfer to China nrtting the club a transfer fee of £4 million are false. Various media outlets have claimed the Hammers sold the Croatian for £4 million but that was rubbished by a highly placed source at Upton Park. Such a fee would […]

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Nobes testimonial unlikely to be rescheduled

Sources close to club insist Mark Noble’s testimonial will go ahead on Easter Monday 28th March despite the threat of a rail strike in the 24 hours before kick off at the Boleyn Ground. Our source told us “We are aware of the threat of a rail strike but we have nearly sold out tickets […]

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