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Boleyn auction details announced

West Ham have confirmed plans for an extensive auction to sell off every item of the Boleyn Ground memorabilia ahead of the move to the OS.. They have decided which items will travel to the new home and which  will be made available for Hammers fans. The club say in a website statement the “initial […]

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Wenger congratulates Irons on OS deal

Arsene Wenger believes West Ham landing the Olympic Stadium will save them years of financial difficulty. Wenger knows just how lucky the Hammers, sixth in the table and chasing a surprise Champions League place, are to secure their new stadium at a cut-price cost. He has talked regularly about how the club “suffered financially” and […]

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Payet is no one season wonder

Jealous  Premier League fans have resorted to accusing Dimitri Payet of being a ‘one season wonder’ at West Ham suggesting his form will never last. Green eyed rival supporters should read Payet’s impressive record over the past three seasons before joining West Ham in the summer before they open their mouths. In the 2012/2013 season […]

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Tomkins: Irons believe they can turn any team over

Arsenal on Saturday…. Manchester United on Wednesday and Leicester next weekend but you know what? James Tomkins fears none of them as the new West Ham march on! In the second part of a major interview with the Mirror’s Matty Lawless the big central defender made it crystal that the team go into games believing they […]

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West Ham Fans A13 Travel Advice

West Ham fans travelling to London derby at the Boleyn Ground against Arsenal tomorrow should be aware that the A13 flyover will be closed between the junction with Ripple Road (A123) and Lodge Avenue (A1153) in both directions, from 10pm on the Friday to 5am on the Monday. A13 traffic will be diverted via the […]

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Wenger would love these Irons in his team

It’s an extraordinary thing to say but for the first time ever there are probably more West Ham players Arsenal would want in their team than the other way around. I simply cannot wait for tomorrow’s (Sat) game. I think it is going to be a classic and I believe the Irons will beat the […]

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Iron Maiden back new West Ham song

There is a West Ham song called ‘ True, True Claret & Blue’ which was recorded in Basildon Studio by John Summerton and Mitch Horner. Claret and Hugh caught up with John & Mitch to ask them about their Hammers song. Mitch told us: “People started to ask me what inspired our West Ham song. I am  a committed West […]

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Irons snub Chelsea ‘star’

The Irons board have rejected the chance to sign Alexandre Pato in the summer. Pato scored his first Chelsea goal of the season after making a debut against Ason Villa but fears he won’t be wated at Stamford Bridge next season when his loan spell ends. Representatives of Pato attempted to use his goal, albeit […]

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Payet found right club and manager at right time

The Mirror’s John Cross joins us today as a special guest blogger and casts his eye over tomorrow’s huge Boleyn clash against the Arsenal. ‘Crossie ‘ is an old pal and has been close to the north London club since he was working on the area’s local newspaper. He has since become one of the most respected […]

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Slav has no answers!

Slaven Bilic admits he has no answer to the refereeing controversies that have disfigured our season. Although he declares himself ” a friend of new technology” he says: “It has to be low profile. The game needs to flow. It is hard for the officials now.” Speaking to the Evening Standard he said: “Take the Champions […]

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Hammers hero calls for change

Tony Cottee has joined the demands for technology to be introduced to the game following the spate of horrendous decisions against the Irons. A recent ClaretandHugh poll on the issue saw over 90 per cent of the fans vote yes to its arrival and Cottee agrees saying said that poor decisions had cost us four […]

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Arsenal team news for Boleyn

Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech is set to return for the clash against the Irons tomorrow. The former Chelsea stopper injured his calf in a defeat to Swansea in March and he has not played since, but he was an unused substitute against Watford last weekend and is now fully fit. He is set to take […]

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Slav poses a big Payet question

Slaven Bilic appears to have suggested that the West Ham board’s Dmitri Payet coup will see other clubs totally re-thinking their signing policies. There’s a widespread view in the game that players of his age – 29 – should not command big fees because they have no sell-on value at the end of the contract. […]

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David Gold opens his gardens on Sunday

As in previous years, West Ham Chairman, David Gold will be opening his Garden for the National Garden Scheme charity and St Catherine’s Hospice. The gardens are open this Sunday 10th April 2016 – 11.00am to 4.30pm. Entry is £5 for adults, children are free. Share This:

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“Slav gets angry if you don’t put in a shift”

James Tomkins has revealed how he loves playing under Slaven Bilic. In a wide ranging interview – reproduced here the central defender discusses life under manager Slaven Bilic – the FA Cup prospects and much more. He kicks off by telling reporter Matt Lawless (seen above with Tonks): “Slaven is a really good with man-management. He’s […]

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Fry/Sullivan talks on Samuelsen

Exclusive Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry ill have his first round of talks on Martin Samuelsen’s future next Wednesday night. Fry is keen to take the Norwegian teenager to London Road for next season’s campaign and told ClaretandHugh exclusively that he will open talks with David Sullivan. Fry – the David’s manager before […]

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‘Arry passes judgement on Slav

Exclusive Slaven Bilic has received a “serious well done mate” from the man who brought him to West Ham – Harry Redknapp. The former Hammers boss – now assisting Darren Wassall in the Derby County promotion push – spoke exclusively to ClaretandHugh declaring: “Slaven has done a fabulous job. He’s a good lad. “I think […]

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Bonzo’s shirt adorns Olympic Stadium

The prototype of a Claret and Blue shirt with Billy Bonds name on it is now proudly hanging in the Olympic Stadium. A number of these shirts will hung  around the former Olympic Stadium as part of the continuing WestHamifcation of the stadium ahead of the Hammers move in August. Meanwhile the club has posted […]

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Report: South American scouted by Hammers

West Ham are scouting a South American youngster called Federico Martinez according to reports in the Sun newspaper. The tabloid claim the 20-year-old winger has broken into the first team at Liverpool FC  in Uruguay. It says Hammers scouts have been impressed with displays of the £1million-rated youngster and see him as one for thr the […]

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Pundit predicts end to Fortress Boleyn record

Sky pundit Paul Merson predicts West Ham’s 230 day unbeaten record  at the Boleyn ground will come to an end on Saturday afternoon. Paul old the Sky Sports website “Both teams need to win. It’s a good game really because a draw is no good to either of them. If Arsenal think they are going to […]

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Besiktas Tore price leaves Irons cold

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebiare today is reported as saying he wants €30 million for star midfielder Gokhan Tore according to club vice-. Asked about possible West Ham interest he said:   “If they give €30 million we would have to think about it, we have to think about business as well.” However, with the […]

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Poll’s sympathies all with the Irons

Former ref Graham Poll has torn into the refereeing standards on display in the Premier League and all his sympathies are with West Ham. Poll had plenty of his controversies of his own during a career at the top but he’s clearly shocked at what he’s seeing these days from teh new brigade. He fears […]

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Slav weighs up the Gooners

Slaven Bilic has ruled Sam Byram and James Collins out of the reckoning for the game against Arsenal but has a full squad apart from those two. Speaking  at his presser this morning he said: “Both are going to train with us tomorrow, but of course it is too early for them to be in […]

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Arsene Wenger: ‘We didn’t need Payet’

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal scouted Dimitri Payet but they decided they didn’t need him as they had a number of existing creative attacking players and his age put them off. Wenger now claims Arsenal looked at Payet too but opted not to sign him due to the attacking talents already at the club. “I […]

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Irons study tour options

West Ham have told ClaretandHugh that a pre-season tour of the United States is a real  possibility but that they are also exploring other options. Reports arose yesterday with our pals at kumb.com that the club has provisionally booked friendlies against Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders, both of whom feature in the MLS (Major League Soccer). […]

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Byram looks for rapid return

Sam Byram is desperate to play a part in what he admits is a “difficult run in.” The young defender has been out of action with suspension, injury and being cup tied admitting  “This injury which has dragged out longer than I’d have liked, it has been a long and annoying time. “I think I’m […]

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# Team P
1 Liverpool 67
2 Manchester City 51
3 Leicester City 48
4 Chelsea 40
5 Manchester United 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34
8 Sheffield United 33
9 Southampton 31
10 Arsenal 30
11 Crystal Palace 30
12 Everton 30
13 Burnley 30
14 Newcastle United 30
15 Brighton & Hov… 25
16 Aston Villa 25
17 West Ham United 23
18 AFC Bournemouth 23
19 Watford 23
20 Norwich City 17

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