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Slav angry at two poor decisions

Slaven Bilic is no moaner but he was upset with two crucial decision which cost the Hammers big time at Old Trafford this afternoon. Dimi Payet was clearly brought down in the box by Marcus Rojo but refereeMartin Atkinson allowed play to go on when it was clear the fould ha been committed. And if […]

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What a goal from Payet!

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Reece Oxford mystery solved

Young Hammer, Reece Oxford has solved the mystery of his exclusion from the FA Cup squad that travelled to Manchester over the weekend. The 17 year old central defender who can also play in midfield has revealed he suffered a small injury in training yesterday which ruled him out. Speaking on his personal twitter account this afternoon […]

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Half Time Live video show

Claret & Hugh and the Hammers Chat boys are back again with our regular half-time analysis show. Simply click on the video link below 1 minute after the referee blows his whistle and join the fellas whilst they assess the first 45 mins of action.   Share This:

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West Ham FA Cup line-up announced

So Everton and Crystal Palace have already booked their Wembley FA Cup Semi-Final places and now Watford seem set to book the third semi final place being 2-0 Nil up against Arsenal as the West Ham team is announced an hour before kick off. West Ham Starting XI is:Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble […]

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Deschamps warms to Payet French recall

French National coach, Didider Deschamps says he remains open minded about a recall to the France national side for West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. He told the French media: ‘Dimitri has always been good with his club,’ said Deschamps. ‘That was already the case at Marseille. ‘For the national team, he made good entrances, he […]

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Nordtveit confirms German exit

25-year-old Norwegian midfielder Havard Nordtveit has today confirmed he is leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer when his contract expires. Gladbach have also confirmed that Nordtveit is heading to England. German newspaper Bild backs rumours in the UK that Nordveit’s destination in England is West Ham where he is said to join on a free transfer this […]

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Irons fan give Man U v Hammers forecasts

The Irons fans have busily been giving their Man U v Irons match verdicts – here’s the latest batch from the ClaretandHugh Facebook forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/   Graham Hatt Di Canio was 100-1 with a 1-0 win. Remember loads cashed in that day. Trevor Newman 2-1, EL Liverpool loss, Man Utd rubbish and under pressure at […]

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Leroy can only see one result at Old Trafford

I can’t wait … really can’t wait. I’m as excited today as I was as kid and I watch an awful lot of football!!! The truth is that there has been no time in my lifetime when I can remember the Irons going to Old Trafford with a better winning chance than they hold today. […]

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Fans give Man U v Irons match result

ClaretandHugh has canvassed the views of many Irons fans via the Facebook forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ on how today’s game will turn out. Here’s the first batch – more later.   Dean Marsh I really think we will win it 1-3.  The boys have been immense of late and Manure are shocking at the moment. Anything can happen in […]

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Not One Man Utd player would make it at West Ham

Talk Sport radio pundit, Stan Collymore has said he doesn’t believe a single Manchester United player would get a place in West Ham’s starting line-up today.Writing his column in the Daily Mirror Collymore said:“I don’t think there’s a single Manchester United player who would get into West Ham’s starting line-up this ­afternoon. Adrian has performed just […]

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Crossie on the Cup back then and today!

Claret and Hugh has spoken to former FA Cup Hammers veteran David Cross about his memories and his hopes for West Ham. Well loved former striker Crossie  joined West Ham from Manchester City or £180,000 in December 1977 He scored 9 goals in 21 league games during his initial season at the club, but this […]

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Spirit of 1980 the road to Wembley

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Irons confidence as high as LVG’s blood pressure

By Pete Ellis So, we make the journey north… on the back of 3 keys league wins at vital time one the season. We face the old enemy. Man Utd. The confidence among the the irons is as high as LVG’s blood pressure, and the masses in claret and blue smell blood. What will Slaven serve […]

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Antonio wants his place in history

Michail Antonio has a very simple philosophy this FA Cup day:  “If you win the FA Cup, your name is on that plaque for ever. You can say: “I’ve done that”. ‘You finish fourth and get in the Champions League and that’s great but if you don’t get in next year, you’re forgotten. That’s how […]

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Great Entertainer Payet ready for United

The Great Entertainer is ready to torment Louis Van Gaal’s suffering troops. Dimi Payet’s name will be the most famous of the 22 that start at at Old Trafford this afternoon – when could we last say that on a trip to Old Trafford? The weight of expectation doesn’t faze him. Indeed the French wizard […]

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We all believe as we head for Old Trafford

By Hugh Southon I can’t remember a time when such a wave of belief has surrounded West Ham on a trip to Manchester United. Despite the bookies still making United favourites, virtually everybody I speak to believes this is the Irons moment and there has never been a better time to meet the old foe. […]

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Costa red good news for Irons

West Ham won’t be bothered with the irksome Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge next Saturday after the striker was red carded at Everton this afternoon. The Spaniard was dismissed after a second bookable offence after conducting a running feud with Gareth Barry all afternoon. His departure came after Barry nibbled at the his  heels  near […]

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Diego Costa set to miss Hammers game

Diego Costa is set to miss West Ham’s away game with Chelsea next Saturday at Stamford bridge after receiving a long over-due red card this evening.  The West London striker picked up two yellow cards which saw him sent off in the 84th minute of the FA Cup quarter-final with Everton. Gareth Barry nibbled at […]

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Slav makes Oxford decision

Reece Oxford won’t be involved in tomorrow’s crucial FA Cup clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford. ClaretandHugh understands that the teenager has been left out of the squad but that Winston Reid, along with Joey O’Brien and Victor Moses have both made the journey north. However, the question mark over Winston’s involvement remains as […]

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Less than 900 tickets remain for OS

Visitors to the Stratford Reservation Centre today have been told less than 900 season tickets remain on sale for the Olympic Stadium and those are expected to sell out within days leaving tens of thousands on the priority list hopes dashed. This week, the club confirmed it has sold 8,000 Under 16 season tickets for […]

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Fan coalition calls for LLDC to “respect decision”

A previously adjourned hearing concerning the appeal by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) against the Information Commissioner’s (ICO) order to publish the full financial terms of the deal between itself and West Ham United FC will reconvene on Thursday March 17th at 10am at Court 4, 15 Bream’s Buildings, London, EC4A 1DZ. A football […]

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Remembering the 1975 FA Cup Quarter Final

West Ham played Arsenal at Highbury in the 1975 FA Cup Quarter Final in front of a 54,672 crowd on a muddy pitch. Alan Taylor came into the team to replace Bobby Gould and it was Taylor who scored both goals to make the Hammers the two nil winners on the day to disappoint the […]

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Slav on United: “Ferguson impossible to replace”

Slaven Bilic reckons Manchester United  and are still ­suffering from the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson three years ago. And he doesn’t believe the club has the players to scare other teams these days whilst adding they will be like “wounded lions” tomorrow (Sun). He said: “With Ferguson, if you see the names that played up front […]

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United to be without EIGHT players

Manchester United are likely to be without EIGHT key players for the clash against the Irons at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney, Will Keane, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are all  out and Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj played for the under-21’s on Friday night so are unlikely to be ready. Juan Mata is banned after […]

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Devonshire on Payet and the Man Utd clash

CandH Exclusive The word legend is thrown around far too loosely but today a true Hammers hero more worthy of the title than most – the one and only Alan Devonshire – has chosen to speak exclusively with ClaretandHugh as we continue our guild up to Old Trafford tomorrow. He also gives his opinion on the […]

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