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Hammers set for fair price Man U replay tickets

West Ham are likely to be setting the price of tickets for the Manchester United FA Cup replay at around £30- £35. It’s important to stress that no final price has been arrived at yet but the club have pledged to keep the cost of entry lower than that charged by the Old Trafford club […]

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Slav confrms the big deal

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed what ClaretandHugh has told you for weeks – Manu Lanzini  will be a permanent signing before the end of the season. Doubts that Liverpool and others may try to woo him away have been regularly denied by us and this morning Slav has made it clear he wants […]

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Dev Squad reach final after great win

Development manager boss Terry Westley reckons his young Irons were well worth their place in the Final following a 3-2 semi-final win over Liverpool at Rush Green, They came from a goal down after Pedro Chirivella scored early on with Doneil Henry’s close range finish levelling. The scores were level at full time but Marcus […]

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Gold hints at 66k OS capacity

David Gold has revealed  following ClaretandHugh’s exclusive story that the club has received planning permission to increase the Olympic Stadium capacity to 60,000, that a further 6,000 seats may become available. CandH broke the news as early as 6pm last night (Wed) and later Gold suggested on Twitter that the further 6k seats could become […]

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Hammers win cup semi-final against Liverpool

West Ham under 21’s beat Liverpool under 21’s in the Barclays Premier League Under 21 Cup Semi Final this evening at Rush Green. Martin Samuelson was drafted back from Peterborough for the evening.  Liverpool opened the scoring on 12 minutes with Pedro Chirivella getting the early goal. Doneil Henry equalised from close range just after the […]

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Samuelsen back …. but just for the night

Martin Samuelsen has returned to West Ham to play in the under 21 cup semi-final match against Liverpool U21’s but only for the night. He returns back to Peterborough tomorrow and will remain  for the rest of the season on loan as agreed. Director of Football at Posh, Barry Fry told Claret and Hugh tonight […]

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OS 60,000 capacity approved

Claret and Hugh understands that the request to increase the Olympic Stadium capacity to 60,000 on West Ham match days has been approved and an official announcement confirming this will be made next week. A total of 66,000 seats remain in the stadium after it’s £272m transformation into a multi-use venue and 60,000 of these […]

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Reid fitness update

Exclusive Winston Reid is making decent progress after his injury scare and should be set to take his place at the centre of defence against Chelsea this weekend. We reported yesterday that the player had felt his hamstrings at Old Trafford and was brought off for precautionary reasons. And ClaretandHugh has learned today that the […]

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BoleynGateGate – The mystery deepens

Mystery surrounds the fate of  the three remaining John Lyall gates outside the Boleyn ground. Three gates were unceremoniously removed without notice on Monday much to dismay of some West Ham fans who were hoping to have their picture taken next to them on the last day of the season. It had been assumed that […]

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Rio leads Legends in Mooro farewell game

Rio Ferdinand will lead his nation for the last time when England Legends take on Germany at the Boleyn Ground! Rio has agreed to captain  a host of Three Lions stars of days gone by in a unique Farewell Boleyn fixture on Monday 2 May at 4pm. Tickets for a game which will include such […]

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Exactly how would you like Dimi to fall LVG?

Top ClaretandHugh blogger Pete Ellis has been casting his ironic eye over the weekend events at Old Trafford and clearly can’t handle some of the stuff coming out of the Manchester United camp but finds it impossible to suppress a grin. As we all know, Sir Alex Ferguson loved a good bottle of red and […]

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Hammers set to do Lanzini deal

West Ham are set to conclude the signing of Manu Lanzini “very soon.” A precise time was withheld by our top source when approached by ClaretandHugh this morning but we were told: “You can expect it to be very soon.” The contract will be signed at around £8 million and has only been on hold […]

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West Ham haters forced to eat humble pie

Social media is a wonderful thing when you can time hop back to see what people were saying about West Ham before the start of the season and before Olympic Stadium tickets went on sale. My  favourite tweet is from Niall Harbison posted on 1st July last year. “Football chairman are egotistical idiots. (West ham + […]

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Less than 500 seats left at the Olympic Stadium

One West Ham supporter received the following Email from West Ham this week. Presumably the supporter is the West Ham priority waiting list. “Dear Supporter, Please see the attached stadium map. IF you have yet to purchase seats for the 2016/2017 season please contact me urgently. We only have Band 4 seats available at £499 […]

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Marquee Irons signing? Here’s the reality

West Ham are not likely to be making a  marquee signing this summer as is being speculated across the national and social media. It has been widely reported that the Hammers are ready to splash out anything up to £25 million on one player simply because they are moving to a new stadium. But players […]

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Remember the departed Irons

West Ham will be hosting a special memorial service at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday 20 March at 10.30am to remember all those Hammers fans who sadly will not be able to join us on the journey to the Club’s new Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The service will especially commemorate all those loved […]

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Irons announce final game date and rivals!

West Ham United’s Final Farewell to the Boleyn Ground will be the Barclays Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Tuesday 10 May. In a statement on www.whufc.com the club say: ‘The Hammers were originally due to take on Swansea City in their final home game at their historic home of 112 years, but the […]

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Iron may get a surprise contract offer

Exclusive Joey O’Brien has emerged as a more likely candidate to earn a new permanent contract in the summer than Alex Song. Despite getting little first team action, the Irish defender is seen as a decent squad option at wages of around £15k – £20k than Song at around £50,000. O’Brien was with the squad […]

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Reid’s Chelsea hopes

Winston Reid is sounding confident he’ll be fit for the Chelsea match. The central defender was taken off during the course of the match against Manchester United after he had felt some discomfort to his hamstrings. But the player gave a relatively upbeat report on his condition today declaring that hopefully he would be better […]

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The feeling you get when Payet bangs one in

The feeling you get when Payet bangs one in from 30 yards#wevegotpayethttps://t.co/zo4yMpEPJG — West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) 14 March 2016 Share This:

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Carroll happy to be part of Slav’s headache

Andy Carroll is a fully paid up member of the Dimitri Payet fan club declaring: “You always think he’s going to score when he puts the ball down (for a free kick).  Payet’s amazing goal from a 30 yard set piece has been the talk of football since the Manchester United game and the striker […]

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Carroll’s treble dream

Andy Carroll aims to bury a disappointing season with a triple dream. The injury-ravaged striker reckons it’s possible that this could be the best experience of his career as he looks at a treble to die for. He said: ““I have three things to aim for with the club pushing for top four, the FA […]

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Video blog: Gonzo and Geo take an emotional look at the Boleyn and re-live their lives as Hammers

The boys from Hammers Chat are providing some high interest video blogs – the highlight being the trip from the Boleyn to the Olympic Stadium. Now the lads have laid their Irons credentials on the line in this latest video blog which will make great viewing for all followers. Here they take an emotional look […]

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Smalling forms Payet view on what he’s HEARD!

Three days on and the great Dimi Payet penalty debate continues with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling offering his predictable opinion on the matter. It’s a very long time since a West Ham player attracted so much publicity which demonstrates the effect Dimi is having on the League and Cup. However, there’s not many who would disagree we […]

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No FA Cup surprise for the chairman

David Gold had a big premonition it would be Everton in the semis – assuming we brush Manchester United  in the semi finals. The co chairman reacting to the FA Cup draw told www.whufc.com: “He said: “ I said to my daughter and son-in-law that I bet the winners of our game would face Everton. […]

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Fergie back Hammers for top four finish

LEICESTER CITY will be champions with three games to spare — according to Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who knows more about winning the Premier League than anybody else. Ferguson is so impressed with Claudio Ranieri’s surprise contenders that he feels they will have wrapped up the title before visiting Old Trafford on May 1st, […]

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