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Alan Shearer “It was like watching an under-10 team”

“It was so bad, it’s embarrassing, it was like watching an under-10 team. Hopeless,” said Shearer on BBC Match of the Day reviewing West Ham’s 4-2 loss against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. “This is not a problem that happened this season, it started at the end of last season. In 12 of the last […]

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Too much change is a never a good thing

Too much change is rarely a good thing in business or in football! We have bought in thirteen new players over the Summer transfer window, we have moved out of our stadium of 112 years to the London stadium doubling our amount of season tickets holders and changed our first team training ground of many […]

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Video: What’s going wrong?

It’s been a shambolic start to the season and many would say it is very much in keeping with The West Ham Way. We seem to effortlessly go from feast to famine in what is a familiar scenario for all long suffering West Ham fans. Perhaps we’d all dared to dream that a move to […]

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Exclusive: Bonzo opens up on the Irons issues

Hammers living legend Billy Bonds has sent a “don’t panic ” message to Irons fans everywhere and declared: “Trust the manager – he will know what’s wrong and I believe he will put it right.” Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he added: “We won’t be hanging around the bottom for too long – there’s too much […]

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Pundits puzzled by Tomkins exit

Paul Scholes and Steve Macmanaman have poured salt into red raw West Ham wounds following the West Brom defeat. Tomkins scored in the 4-1 defeat of Stoke City and the two BT pundits were quick to qustion Slaven Bilic’s decision to sell the Irons academy product t Crystal Palace for £10 million. Scholes said: “I […]

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Bilic under pressure – what the fans say!

ClaretandHugh FB forum members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ have their say on the slump in our fortunes and how they see the future. O It started with Antonio saga last season. We struggled when he was played at RB. Billic and the owners are not seeing things the same since the season started. Billic is losing support now […]

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No excuses left – there’s no fight in this squad

By Pete Ellis What’s going on? There’s a lot of negativity and I take it with a pinch of salt usually, but when the glass half full brigade like me begin to worry, surely there are things that raise concern. I thought, like most, that the return of Payet, Lanzini and the introduction of Zaza would […]

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Bilic ‘Problem is fundamentally defending as a team’

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Sullivan’s haunting ‘one season wonder’ Bilic message

Towards the end of last season David Sullivan was asked whether he was ready to extend Slaven Bilic’s contract. Hs reponse will be haunting the co chairman himself, the manager and the fans. Sullivan never minces his words and made his position clear with these words: “I will give Slaven a new deal in January. […]

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Bilic admits he has “big” problem

Slaven Bilic has admitted he has a “big” problem and is living with it 24/7. The manager is a very worried man and said after yesterday’s game at the Hawthorns: “If we continue to defend like this as a team we can’t win a Premier League game. The problem is big. “We can’t say it is […]

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We’re truly back on the West Ham Way

It’s called the West Ham Way and sometimes it ain’t pretty which a few are finding out for the first time. I feel as if I’ve been travelling in a time machine this season as the Irons have truly resurrected the days when it was a case of you score four and we’ll get five – […]

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Slav admits he has a big problem to solve

Slaven Bilic pointed the finger straight at himself after the latest Hammers shocker declaring: “We have a problem  we have to solve. I have to do everything as the manager to turn this around, that’s my job.” And he admitted: “I was angry, disappointed and felt all sorts of emotions – their first goal was […]

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‘Bilic out’ calls start as fans react

It was a horror show…a performance so extraordinarily bad that it was hard to find words. However, between them ClaretandHugh’s Facebook forum members have found quite a lot. Here’s some random views after the Irons leaked four goals before deciding to give it a go at West Brom today.   O Carry on like this, […]

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MasuakuWatch – spotlight on a disaster

Brian Neil Gay today chose to put left back Arthur Masuaku under his PlayerWatch spotlight. He must have had a dream or premonition that the defender may have a rather major impact on things. Here he gives a blow by blow of the player’s afternoon. Player Watch – Arthur Masuaku 1st Half 00:00 Lines up […]

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Boleyn Ground to be blown up tonight

Two large explosions – complete with large fireballs – are set to happen in West Ham’s former stadium at the Boleyn Ground tonight and again on Sunday. The two controlled blasts are part of a forthcoming Hollywood action film called Final Score that is being shot in the football ground now owned by developers. A […]

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Talk a Good Game LIVE

We’ll be broadcasting our post match reaction live on Claret & Hugh so join as for full match analysis . . .  . . .  . if you can bear it. Click on the link below 1 minute after the referee blows his whistle for full-time   Share This:

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Slav adds one player to the squad for WBA

Sofiane Feghouli is the only addition to the Irons squad for today’s clash at West Brom. The free summer signing has recovered from injury but looks unlikely to start with Michail Antonio continuing in the wide right role. Havard Nortveidt could also return to the side although it will be interesting to see whether Sam […]

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Gold expects massive reaction against West Brom

David Gold is expecting a massive reaction from the West Ham players at West Brom today. The co chairman is just about over the Watford defeat but clearly hopes the players aren’t and are ready to take their anger out in full on the Baggies. Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “There are lessons in […]

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Fletcher thanks WBA duo

Ashley Fletcher has thanked two West Brom players for the help and guidance they gave him when he was growing up at Manchester United. The young striker was keen to sent his gratitude via the official site to Albion captain Darren Fletcher and centre-half Jonny Evans. There’s a chance he could come up against the duo […]

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Memorial Garden back in perfect order

West Ham have moved fast to clean up the Memorial Garden at the Boleyn which was allowed to degenerate into a shocking state at the Boleyn. We published pictures last Sunday which immediately and justifiablye angered many whose loved ones are remembered there. But we have learned that vice chairmanKarren Brady immediatey took charge of […]

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Slav orders squad to get out of comfort zone

Slaven Bilic is anxious that some West Ham players are still living on last season’s performances. He is clearly is concerned that some of them are stuck in a “comfort zone” and said: “We’ve already spoken about it.”. And he added: “It’s very easy to get into what I call a comfort zone, to get out from […]

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Brady’s latest threat so wrong!

Karren Brady has chose to sent a ‘we’ll ban people for life’ message to the fans on the morning of a crucial clash against West Brom. Sorry but ClaretandHugh doesn’t understand the motivation or the point of such an approach. After all the ‘threat’ has now been issued several times and to continually repeat it […]

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Claret members upset with Thomas Cook offer

Claret Members who have paid £40 to join up are upset that West Ham’s new official partner Thomas Cook is offering match day tickets to anyone from £119 per person as long as they stay in a hotel. Claret members have been frustrated at the small number of tickets in the ballot process after the […]

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Away fans will have to stay put at London Stadium

West Ham fans have been asking West Ham chairman David Gold whether the club would shove away fans up in the back of the upper tier of the London Stadium like Newcastle and Sunderland does. One West Ham fan called Westley asked “Seats behind the goals are great view & close. Can we not put […]

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Brady: ‘Moving home is always a stressful experience’

West Ham vice chairman, Karren Brady has penned a column for the Sun newspaper today. “MOVING home is always a stressful experience.”  Brady writes “Moving with 56,000 others is bound to multiply the hassles.” “West Ham have a few at the London Stadium on Saturday, the mood among squabbling supporters in no way helped by […]

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Upbeat Slaven’s optimistic outlook

Slaven Bilic has revealed that Andre Ayew will be back much sooner than expected. Ayew picked up a thigh problem on his debut for the Irons ast month, and has not appeared since. It was initially feared that the Ghanian was set to be out for a lengthy period of time, but Bilic has confirmed […]

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1 Liverpool 82
2 Manchester City 57
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
13 Newcastle United 35
14 Southampton 34
15 Brighton & Hov… 29
16 West Ham United 27
17 Watford 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 27
19 Aston Villa 25
20 Norwich City 21

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