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“Genius” Slav takes all the plaudits

You have to agree with every word  of The Mirror’s comments on Slaven Bilic and the Euro 2016 tournament. The paper simply can’t stop singing his praoses and have today explained why our manager’s  brilliantly “charasmatic appearances on ITV have been more entertaining than some of the matches he’s been analysing.” It  declare Slav a GENIUS and […]

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Real…Zidane…and why Payet will stay at Irons

ClaretandHugh is delighted to welcome a fabulous new blogger – our pal from Anthony @WestHamSocial – the latest top name to team up with your favourite website. Our new CandH partner and blogger- will be appearing regularly as a writer for us this summer and next season – with a big new feature series of […]

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Tomkins stay or go debate – the fans react

West Ham are listening to offers for James Tomkins but should they? The club has turned down two bids of £8 million and £9 million so far with insiders telling ClaretandHugh Slav is ready to let him go as he is unhappy with being on the bench. CandH Facebook members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ have been giving […]

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Payet is short odds to leave West Ham

Bookies Ladbrokes have reduced the odds for Dimitri Payet to leave West Ham by the end of the Summer transfer window to the short odds of 5/4 Chelsea lead the way as favourites at 7/2, with Antonio Conte keen to revamp his side who struggled last season. Last season’s Champions League finalists Real Madrid are (8/1) […]

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Insider clears up Lacazette and Ritchie confusion

The club’s official  ITK is back on WHUFC.com to shed light on certain transfer rumours. The insider tells us Lacazette remains a top target but the negotiations are currently at stalemate. He also says there are no further developments on the top striker front as many of them are simply not for sale. He does however, […]

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Bidding war for Tomkins

News that West Ham have rebuffed £8m and £9m bids for James Tomkins have come as little surprise. Last month, friend of this site,  Darren Lewis revealed in the Mirror that Sunderland and Crystal Palace had made him a transfer target so that appears to tie in with recent bids. The two former West Ham […]

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Giving up on Lacazette? Rubbish

The Daily Mail is today reporting that West Ham are considering abandoning their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette. Just one problem with the story – it’s not true! Simon Jones  writes: “West Ham may consider shelving their expensive pursuit of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette to ensure Dimitri Payet remains their star man. “Lyon are continuing to demand £40m for […]

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Wolves issue hands off warning to Hammers

Wolves have reportedly issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to any Premier League clubs considering a move for Dominic Iorfa by insisting the defender is not for sale.  Both West Ham and Crystal Palace have been linked with the highly-rated England under-21 international but according to the Wolverhampton Express and Star, Wolves insist they have no intention of […]

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Dimi and Madrid – oh please give it a rest!

West Ham fans are real people …proper people who don’t need to be reminded of the self evident. Since this website – earlier a small blog – started three years ago that is the one thing I have learned above all others. Don’t try to kid an Iron …don’t serve them up reminders of how […]

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Upton Park crowd go wild

Watch the amazing crowd reaction following the Antonio header against Manchester United in the last ever game at the Boleyn. Share This:

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Irons contact agents of Bundesliga 18 goal striker

West Ham are in contact with Anthony Modeste’s agents claim media reports in France today. According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, the club have already made contact with the player’s agents. The Frenchman made a total of 36 appearances across all competitions for German team FC Koln last season and scored 18 goals in […]

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Valencia suffers knock out

West Ham’s Enner Valencia and Ecuador were knocked out of the Copa America quarter final last night by USA last night in Seattle. USA triumphed 2-1 despite Valencia featuring for the full ninety minutes but he could not find the net on this occasion.  At one point Valencia was bought down in the penalty area but the […]

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Hammers reject £9 million offer for defender

  Exclusive West Ham have rejected bids of £8 million and £9 million from two Premier League clubs for James Tomkins. And although there is no official confirmation from inside the club, the home grown central defender now looks to be a certain departure this summer. There was much speculation last summer that he was […]

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Dicksie signs up for two more years

Thrilled Julian Dicks has been rewarded with a new two year deal as Slaven Bilic’s assistant. The Hammers cult hero has been a key member of the boss’ staff since hs arrival last summer and he announced the deal on his Instagram account. He revealed that he had agreed to carry on and even posted […]

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Deschamps salutes Payet

French Coach, Didier Deschamps last night hailed Dimitri Payet after another late goal last night as France beat Albania 2-0 in Marseille to secure their place in the last 16. Payet scored the late winner against Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 and after last night’s goal, France coach Deschamps said: “Payet has […]

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Second bid for Cherries man on the cards

According to John Perry in the Daily Telegraph West Ham are weighing up a second bid of £8 million for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie. The broadsheet claims Slaven Bilic is ready to return with an improved offer for the Scotland international after a joint bid for Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson was rejected last month. […]

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‘Irons Rumour Rater’ keeps you up to speed

So many rumors …such a frantic time of the year. With the opening of the transfer window approaching fast all sorts of stuff is being put out there –  some inspired guessing and occasionally  genuine news. Sorting the chaff from the wheat is a tough old call unless you know your sources well and which […]

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Super Slav gives it large – the Irons fans respond

ClaretandHugh’s Facebook members have been responding to the new hyper Slav. The quietly spoken Irons boss has become the main man as a Euro 2016 pundit and his climb onto an ITV table to celebrate Dimi Payet’s second goal of the tournament was a sight to behold with Ian Wright reduced to helpless laughter. So […]

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Brilliant video: Superman Dimi in flight

Our man of the moment, Super Dimi Payet 👊👊https://t.co/fltvm07jv8 — West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) June 15, 2016   This brilliant vine from our partners @WestHamSocial sums up the footballing stature of West Ham United’s brilliant Dimi Payet right now. We always knew this man was extra special but since arriving at Euro 2016 the man […]

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Slav: “It has not been easy for Dimi”

Slaven Bilic has revealed how Dimi Payet piles on the pounds when he stops training but has  paid tribute to the maestro midfielder’s character and how he is handling his amazing success. He said: “Players are sometimes good but arrogant. It is not the case with him. He is calm and loves to train. In fact, […]

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West Ham sell us a dummy at the OS

West Ham published photos of a dummy at the former Olympic Stadium as part of a new partnership with Hawes & Curtis who are set to become the Club’s official tailor this season replacing Apsley. The new partnership will be officially unveiled for the Hammers’ European match in the third qualifying round of the UEFA […]

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Payet is now really better than Zidane

As the now famous Payet song goes “We’ve got Payet, Dimitri Payet! I just don’t think you understand. He’s Super Slavs man, he’s better than Zidane. We’ve got Dimtri Payet!” Well it turns out the song is true and he is now better than French legend Zinedine Zidane! Payet has already had a hand in […]

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LOL: Watch Slav pay homage to Dimi on an ITV desk!

Slaven Bilic climbing on the table when Dimitri Payet scored. Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/Rz5Jz03S7B — Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) June 15, 2016 Share This:

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Video: Dimi does it again

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Dynamite Dimi stars on pitch and Slav off it

France 2 Albania 0 Dyanamic Dimi was at it again and you just knew the Irons genius was gonna have the last word in a game that had seen France struggle against a dour and well organised underdogs. France had broken the deadlock a couple of minues from the end but the ball fell to […]

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Payet tops UEFA player barometer & dream team

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet tops the official UEFA player Barometer for Euro 2016 and makes the dream team. The SOCAR Player Barometer has been updated live with every performance of the opening set of matches, and we have selected a first dream XI based on its findings. The XI was picked from the top players […]

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