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New Carroll blow for Hammers

Andy Carrol’s return is back on hold. ClaretandHugh has been told that it would be wrong to put any date on his availability with a source declaring: “He’s working hrd but he is not close.” And one media report claims this morning that it could be Halloween before the injury ravaged hitman retuns to first […]

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West Ham Podcast dissects West Brom defeat

The Moore Than Just A Podcast boys are back in the studio to discuss the West Brom away defeat and tell Slaven Bilic where he is going wrong and what he should do next. Entitled ‘Houston we have a problem’ it is fourth episode of season six of the popular West Ham podcast. Join ClaretandHugh […]

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Former Hammer voices striker worries

Tony Gale has expressed his concern over striker Simone Zaza. Gale has been critical of the Italian during  streamed TV coverage of the match against West Brom questioning his touch and claiming most Hammers attacks were breaking down on the front man. With no goals after two games Zaza has looked very average and Gale […]

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Irons sweat it out in contract talks

West Ham are working hard to tie Reece Oxford down to a long term contract but are acutely aware interest from Manchester United may turn his head. Slaven Bilic has publicly urged the teenager to follow in the footsteps of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, [Joe] Cole, Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick by pledging his future to […]

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Exclusive: Big Phil to give London Stadium a swerve

West Ham goalkeeping legend Phil Parkes has given an explosive interview to ClaretandHugh in which he discusses the club and its current problems.  In this three-part exclusive he first speaks here of his views on the London Stadium; why after 15 years, he is no longer involved in the hospitality suites and explains why he’s unlikely […]

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Video: Boleyn Ground Blown Up

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Slav discusses contract position

Slaven Bilic is entirely unfazed by his contractural situation  claiming his only contract with the club is the next two games. After a poor start to the season speculation has started about if and when he will be offered a new deal but the Croatian is unworried He insists he is only concentrating on ending […]

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New arrivals get ready

Alvaro Arbeloa and Edimilson Fernandes may make their West Ham debuts against Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup tomorrow night. Former Spain and Real Madrid full-back Arbeloa is understood to be ready to make his Hammers bow while 20-year-old Swiss midfielder Fernandes is also in line after his £5.5 million summer switch from FC Sion. […]

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Slaven on Stanley

Slaven Bilic has held his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against Accrington Stanley.  “This game is a good opportunity for us and we don’t have to travel. We have a good position. This is an interesting competition for us. We don’t play again until Sunday and we will play a mixed team. We need […]

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Westley pleased with battling win

Terry Westley was delighted to see the Development side beat Norwich last night but admitted they were not at their best. West Ham United PL2 left it late before  Toni Martinez scored a rebound after his penalty was saved. Marcus Browne made sure of the points in stoppage time. Westley said: “I don’t think we were […]

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Feghouli’s heartfelt pledge

Sofiane Feghouli has pledged that “we will  take a long look at ourselves” after the humilation of the weekend at West Brom. The winger appeared as a sub during the game and told the official site: “Each and every one of us will take a long look at ourselves and we all know that we […]

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David Sullivan: How the other half lives

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are invited for a behind-the-scenes tour of the London Stadium courtesy of co-owner Billionaire David Sullivan, as well as enormous Essex home. The show called ‘How the other half lives’ is aired at 9pm tonight on Channel 5. David Sullivan’s home called Birch Hall, near Theydon Bois, Essex comes complete with […]

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Photos: Boleyn Ground Devastation

Those of a nervous disposition should look away. These latest images of the Boleyn Ground show the final scenes of the Hollywood film Final Score with massive destruction of the Boleyn seating areas. The film stars former Bond star Pierce Brosnan and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista. The movie tells the story of a hero battling against all […]

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West Ham players taken down from London Stadium

Work has already started to install a state of the art HD screen at the London Stadium. Construction workers have removed temporary fabric players containing West Ham players under the illuminated West Ham United sign in preparation for the installation of the massive TV screen.  This picture taken on Monday afternoon shows that the 12 metre […]

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Sack Pearly King Slav? – don’t be daft!

Daily Mirror sports writer MIKE WALTERS – a top bloke and a good pal of ClaretandHugh’s – was at the Hawthorns at the weekend and here brings his thoughts on the Hammers.    NICE foundations, shame about the roof. Most of the falling masonry, roof timber and brickwork has landed on West Ham’s defence after […]

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First pictures: Boleyn Big Bang

One corner of the Boleyn Ground was blown up last night as the pictures below show. A large explosion complete with fireball was staged at West Ham’s former stadium on Sunday night. The controlled blast was part of a forthcoming Hollywood action film called Final Score which is being shot in the Green Street stadium now […]

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Optimistic fan sends timely reminder

A ClaretandHugh follower has sent a message to fans telling them how things turned out when we had the sort of disastrous run of results we are currently experiencing. We lost four on the trot and shipped a shed load of goals as things went from bad to worse but everything of course turned out […]

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Slick salesmen aided flawed migration policy

The flawed migration policy from the Boleyn Ground to London Stadium is undoubtedly considered the crucial factor in the current unrest. Over 250 season ticket holders have already been relocated in what West Ham are describing as an “ongoing process to keep like minded supporters together.” Some season ticket holders have pointed to the ‘plus […]

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Young Hammers may switch to Manchester United

You think you have read just about everything negative about West Ham this weekend then you read something by Paul Merson writing in the Daily Star. The former disgraced Arsenal player has suggested young West Ham fans will switch to Manchester United if problems continue at the London Stadium. “Fans are fighting amongst themselves and kids […]

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Baggie Evans pinpoints Irons problem area

West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans has explained how Tony Pulis’ team managed to tear the Hammers apart at the weekend. And it’s clear that the Irons have a second season syndrome to deal with if they are to get back to the winning ways that marked their first season under Slaven Bilic. The former Manchester […]

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Davids’ minds made up on Slav speculation

West Ham are in no mood to listen to Slaven Bilic sacking talk! Speculation that the boss could face te ‘bum’s rush’ over the next three or four weeks has been firmly dismissed by the club who will give the manager time to put things right. They consider there has been a huge over-reaction to […]

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Here come Stanley…so kids or what Slav?

So now we look forward to the mighty Accrington Stanley arriving at the London Stadium and the question is what sort of team will Slav put out. Just how seriously will he take this game given the current position surrounding our Premier League situation. It was reflected in a conversation between myself and Sean earlier […]

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Ridiculous “sack Bilic ” protest brings huge lashback

No surprise that some knee jerking Irons are already calling for Slaven Bilic’s head after the team collected just three points from a possible 15. But one ludicrous twitter account called @SlavenOut started the calls before the West Bromwich Albion defeat. It asked:”Would any West Ham United fans be in interested in a protest, me and […]

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Slav explains defending the West Ham Way!

Slaven Bilic has been explaining his understanding of the ‘West Ham Way and how it applies to the team’s defensive duties. And it’s no surprise to hear him speaking of the players being comrades and helping each out in all circumstances. With the shockwaes of the 4-2 defeat at the Hawthorns slowly subsiding and eyes […]

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250 Season ticket holders are relocated

An article in today’s Observer by Owen Gibson claims West Ham have already relocated 250 season ticket holders as part of their ongoing policy to put ‘like minded people together’ Owen writes “West Ham are trying to move on to the front foot and have insisted on a police presence within the ground. They will […]

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Ince points out West Ham’s flaws

Former Hammer, Paul Ince has told BT Sport that West Ham problems are down to them focusing too much on attacking and not defending. West Ham have moved down into the bottom three this weekend of the Premier League table after five games of the season with just 3 points to their name after a late win […]

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3 Leicester City 53
4 Chelsea 48
5 Manchester United 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43
7 Sheffield United 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 41
9 Arsenal 40
10 Burnley 39
11 Crystal Palace 39
12 Everton 37
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19 Aston Villa 25
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