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Collins speaks in defence of Adrian

James Collins has made it clear the Adrian error is a thing of the past and that it’s tme to get on with things again. He said: “I’ve had a long career and I’ve probably made more mistakes than anyone, so I cannot really comment on it! “I was there to get the ball and […]

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Five players who can go in January – fans respond

ClaretandHugh suggested in a blog that five players – Tore, Feghouli, Zaza, Callieri and Nortveidt – would not be missed if they left in the transfer window. Here’s how members of the CandH Facebook forum @https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/    responded: O I agree, i just can not see any of them improving. I dont think they have […]

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Sullivan thrilled for Cresswell

David Sullivan is “thrilled”  that Aaron Cresswell has been called into the England squad for the two games against Scotland and Spain. Speaking to the official site the co charman declared: “It is just rewards for the hard work that Aaron has put in on a consistent basis since we brought him to the club […]

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New Irons ticket line number after CandH petition

West Ham United have today released a new UK rate 03 telephone number for the club’s ticket office which will save fans up to 68p a minute. The club has explained calls to 03 numbers must count towards any inclusive minutes included in mobile, BT or other fixed line packages. The new number for fans […]

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Unlucky 13 looms for Irons striker!

Simone Zaza have finally confirmed – albeit indirectly – that  Simone Zaza’s loan deal does contain a 14 GAME permanent signing trigger clause. The Italian media had insisted that the figure was ten but commenting on reports from the players agent/Dad, Antonio that “something is moving” in talks, a Hammers source made it clear the […]

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Former Hammers set for Championship

Former West Ham’s midfielder Diego Poyet is reported as being close to clinching a deal with Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County. Poyet’s West Ham was cancelled by mutual consent earlier this season. The Uruguay under-21 international saw his development stall with the Hammers despite a bright future being predicted for the midfielder after joining from […]

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Payet ‘sell or keep’ POLL UPDATE

West Ham fans look likely to spring a small surprise as voting continues in a Dimi Payet “stay or sell”  poll on Irons website ClaretandHugh. With the France midfielder claiming in a TV interview that he wouldn’t close the door on a possible move, Hammers fans  were expected to vote heavily for him to stay. […]

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Half believe Ayew will score

Last week we ran a poll to ask which West Ham striker would be most likely to score this season. The Hammers remain the only Premier League side where a striker has yet to  score this season but nearly 50% believe Ayew will deliver the goods. From the 949 supporters who took part in the survey […]

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Striker chaos: Irons going back to the future!

Our mate and partner Gonzo from Hammers Chat suddenly gets hit by a wicked realisation ….read on! I spoke to Hugh on the phone today and whilst discussing our striking options the realisation and full implications of our striker situation hit me full force. That we are desperate  – despite all the talk of big […]

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Lacazette v West Ham Strikers

Former Hammers summer transfer striker target Alexandre Lacazette has scored 10 goals from 8 starts for Lyon this season in the French Ligue 1.  West Ham failed with a reported £37m bid for the in form striker over the Summer transfer window but the player refused to move to East London. His impressive statistics highlight […]

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Collins withdraws from Wales

Hammer James Collins has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Serbia ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier due to an unknown injury. The Welsh FA has confirmed that MK Dons’ Joe Walsh has been called up as a replacement. Squad Update: James Collins has been withdrawn from the Wales squad and is replaced by […]

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Video: Supporters threatened by stewards

Two West Ham season tickets were threatened with civil arrest on Saturday at the London Stadium after an altercation with stewards when they tried to leave after being accused of swearing. One supporter asks the steward “On what grounds are you throwing us out?” The steward claims the supporter can not supply a valid ticket […]

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Poll: Dimi Payet Sell or Keep?

West Ham are being accused of having become a one man team – too reliant on Dimi Payet! The player has left his future open in a recent interview on French TV so do you believe we should cash in if the right offer is made or continue to build the team around him. Should […]

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Parkes on the summer signings problems

Phil Parkes has joined ClaretandHugh to give his thoughts on all things Hammers during the international break. Yesterday he blogged that Adrian should be rested as he believes a break will help the player a lot. Today he looks at the club’s summer signing policy and where it has taken the club.   By Phil […]

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Hammers linked to Chelsea midfielder

The Irons may be ready to make a move for Cesc Fabregas in the January window. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has only appeared once for Chelsea this season and the south west London outfit are now reportedly ready to let him leave Stamford Bridge. This story has clearly gathered pace with the much […]

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Beskitas stun Hammers over Tore

Talks aimed at sending Gokhan Tore back to Beskitas are not be going well. The Hammers want the winger gone in January after paying a £2 million loan fee but  parent club Besiktas in the Turkish League are reportedly refusing to take hm. Tore is still recovering from a recent injury but desite that the Hammers […]

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Cressie gets England call

West Ham have tonight confrmed that Aaron Cresswell  has been called into the senior England squad. The Hammers left-back has been rewarded for two outstanding seasons by being called into  Gareth Southgate’s squad for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Scotland and friendly international with Spain at Wembley. Speaking exclusively whufc.com, the 26-year-old said: […]

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Adrian v Randolph – your view

Slaven Bilic has made it clear that Adrian remains his No 1 goalkeeper. He reasons that the Spaniard has bailed us out many times in the past and tht it is unfair to judge keepers on one error. Here’s hw ClaretandHugh’s Facebook forum members @https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/  responded to the manager’s view.   O Good to cheer […]

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Disappointed Antonio speaks his mind

Michail Antonio is still smarting over the dropped points against Stoke declaring: “We made a mistake for their goal and when we get on top we need to keep it going and hold onto the lead.” Speaking to the official site he said: “There are no easy games in the Premier League and we just […]

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West Ham United Independent Supporters Association

West Ham United Independent Supporters Association – Update  The meeting was attended by about 75 people. A new interim committee was elected. A website will be up and running in a few days for people to join. A joint committee of WHUISA and the HSC was also formed to begin work of sourcing premises in […]

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Southgate reveals why he ditched Antonio

Gareth Southgate has given his rasons for leaving Michail Antonio out of his latest England squad for the games against Scotland and Spain . The wanabee England full time boss said: “”We are fortunate we have some very good players in those positions,” said Southgate. “We have strength in depth and competition for places. Antonio […]

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Exclusive: Parkes passes his Adrian judgement

Hammers goalkeeping hero Phil Parkes has joined ClaretandHugh for a series of blogs  as we enter the international break.Phil remains an Iron to his backbone but called it a day on attending matches when the club left the Boleyn believing  it could never be the same for him again. However, he’s been keeping up with […]

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Bilic gives his Adrian verdict

Slaven Bilic has made it crystal clear he has no intention of dropping Adrian. He is unmoved in his opinion that the Spaniard is his No 1 and has already forgiven him a colossal error which led to the Stoke City equaliser on Saturday. Thankfully Bilic never shies away from the difficult questions and put […]

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No fear as Bilic faces toughest games of season

Slaven Bilic is approaching a run ofseriously”tough games” with positivity, balance and perspective. The Irons face Spurs away and Manchester United twice at Old Trafford before entertaining Arsenal and traveling to Liverpool. But the manager declared:“On paper it looks like a tough four games, plus another one in the cup, but we have to get […]

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Stoke boss “slow”pitch claim brings Irons response

Stoke boss Mark Hughes’ comments that his team found the London Stadium surface “slow” have been dismissed by Hammers insiders. The remarks raised what some – including ourselves – felt may have been a significan point when the  City boss said: “Maybe the pitch is a little bit slow; whether that’s by design I don’t […]

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Sullivan’s Payet reminder: “He’s worth £100m”

Dimi Payet’s refusal to calm fearss about his West Ham future via the media once again appears to have been over blown. The Hammers key man spent far more time concentrating on the position the Irons find themselves in than discussing any move when appearing on French TV but of course it wasn’ reported that […]

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