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Batshuayi takes swipe at West Ham fan

Chelsea Striker and one time West Ham summer transfer target, Michy Batshuayi took an online swipe at a twitter account called @WestHamTransfer Batshuayi tweeted to his 308,000 followers that he was downloading PES (Pro Evolution Soccer 2017) in what looked like an obvious planted plug for the football game. The West Ham twitter account cheekily […]

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Gold tells fan to have a lie down

West Ham Joint Chairman, David Gold has suggested one West Ham fan called Danny have a lie down after he suggested that the owners had sold our souls. Danny messaged the 80 year old chairman on twitter to say: “Been going to the Hammers since 1978. you have sold our soul, our club and a […]

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Payet has no rabona regrets

Dimi Payet has defended his audacious rabona which led to the Michail Antonio goal against Watford and aused a furious reaction from Watford’s Toy Deeney. The Hornets player declared that his side were spurred on the belief that West Ham were reying to mug the visitors off but Payet denied that. He told the Irons official […]

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FA commission rejects Aguero’s appeal

An independent commission has ruled that the  elbowing of Winston Reid by Aguero was a “brutal” incident that “clearly endangered the safety” of the Hammers player. Aguero earned a retrospective three-game ban for the action based on video evidence after the August 28 meeting between the two clubs. In written reasons published by the Football Association […]

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Bacca’s agent: ‘Milan said No to West Ham’

 Carlos Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila claims there were a number of offers on the table in the closing days of the summer transfer window, but Milan turned them all down. He told calciomercato.it: “West Ham? In the last week of the market, many offers arrived, and not only West Ham ones. At the end Milan said no.”  Barila […]

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Tearful little lad and Dad get better stadium position

ClaretandHugh has learned that the little boy – seen so anxious and apparently worried at events unfolding during the Watford game – had only one problem…he couldn’t see the game! And the club has told us through our usual highly informed sources that he and his father have now been relocated in the Bobby Moore […]

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Segregation issue solved!

West Ham believe the segregation issue which caused so many problems during the Watford game has been solved with an greement that six rows of seating instead of the present three will be introduced for forthcoming games. This is the first positive outcome between the club and operators as intensve talks go on to bring […]

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Video: Gonzo speaks his mind!

Our partners Hammers Chat have rapidly become the leading video makers on the West Ham scene and we are thrilled that they have been on board with us almost from Day One. In top man Gonzo they have a gifted producer who is passionate for this club and everybody within it – proud to have […]

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Baggies await …and that’s what really matters!

Let’s get back to the football. Like you – no doubt –  I have become seriously depressed  following the events of the weekend to the point where I wanted to walk away for a week, come back and be told: “All the problems have gone away.” I have changed my view on where the faults […]

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Corden wants points not rabonas

The Irons have been criticised for signing too many attacking players over the summer and not enough defenders, and now Jamie Redknapp has had his say. Speaking to the Daily Mail, pundit Redknapp revealed what comic James Corden told him about the game, stating that he didn’t want rabonas, but wanted points instead. Redknapp attacked […]

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Stadium operators blame game

A new statement by stadium operators London Stadium 185 appears to blame infighting amongst West Ham fans. The statement by London Stadium 185 read: “The safety of the Stadium is paramount and all safety plans are agreed in advance by the police and if there were any significant concerns the Stadium would not be licensed. “Saturday’s […]

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Ex cop’s outrage at “unbelievable” stadium security

Ex policeman and member of the ClaretandHugh Facebook Group Brian Neil Gay cannot believe what he is seeing inside the London Stadium and pulls no punches in this brilliant blog.  I have supported the Irons since the late 60s but as someone involved in frontline policing back in the 80s and 90s including policing numerous […]

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“I was for this move but am so disappointed”

  Ok let’s get down to business beause there is too much going on to play games anymore! So much has been made of the standing/sitting issue that bigger problems are disappearing off the radar and given the dangers involved that is not on. ClaretandHugh Facebook Group member Marion Boswell has detailed her anxieties and […]

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Police and operators to get on same wavelength

The Metropolitan Police are in discussions with the stadium operators London Stadium 185 in a bid to ensure a radio system is put in place to allow officers to police West Ham matches. A statement from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Terry, Specialist Crime & Operations sent to ClaretandHugh reads: “The stadium operators are responsible for the […]

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Stadium issues – what YOU think!

David Gold has pledged the stadium troubles will be sorted as the club continues intense talks with the operators. West Ham fan are being vilified throughout the media despite the vast majority behaving themselves perfectly and members of the ClaretandHugh FB forum have not been slow to give their views. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ for your say […]

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Slav didn’t understand what was happening!

Slaven Bilic believes the squad has all the quality to push for a top four finish and is refusing to panic at the slow start. Discussing the current position on the offiial site he said: “We have a team that did so well last year and had leaders and pace and tactical discipline and everything. […]

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Karren Brady abused by fans

Media reports in the Telegraph claim Karren Brady was verbally abused by West Ham fans on Saturday at the London Stadium. The Daily Mirror goes one step further saying West Ham have vowed to ban fans who verbally-abused Karren Brady during Watford troubles. Other reports on social media also claim Karren Brady was the director was spat on […]

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Surely West Brom means we really do get going

CandH blogger Rich Sprent is getting a little tired of how many times we will see “the season start here!” Here he takes a look at the campaign thus far and asks soe pertinent questions as the Irons continue to find getting going a major problem. West Ham have a very talented squad. Despite many […]

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Criminologist calls for paramilitary policing at OS

A former criminologist told talkSPORT today there should be a kind  of paramilitary policing presence because of the perimeters and the concourse at the London Stadium when West Ham play Spurs, Chelsea or Millwall. The Spurs fan who claimed to an expert in crime prevention who used to lecture on football hooliganism  claimed that violence will continue if the club […]

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Hammers launch probe into Masuaku transfer

West Ham have launched an investigation into the £6.2million transfer that saw Arthur Masuaku move to the club from Greek champions Olympiacos in the summer claim the Daily Mail. The paper claims the club are trying to ascertain whether someone has been paid who was not declared on the official transfer document. An investigator has been charged […]

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Mystery of the London Stadium Family section

Among the pages and pages of media reports on Saturday’s stadium troubles was one quote in the Guardian which caught our eye this evening. The Guardian claimed “A West Ham spokesman said the London Stadium did have a family section, with two blocks reserved in the Bobby Moore stand, and thus complied with Premier League […]

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Police to enter London Stadium

Exclusive ClaretandHugh understands that police will return to West Ham games for the match against Accrington Stanley and beyond after high powered talks between the club anbd London Stadium operators today. Urgent day long talks have been going on at the club aimed at finding a solution to the stewarding problems which saw so many […]

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View of the troubles from a Watford fan

Guest post from a Watford fan at the game on Saturday Walking up to the ground it was nice to see so many families heading to the ground. West Ham have been given a fantastic opportunity to bring in many more fans than they could before and there is a great possibility of encouraging families […]

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Noble admits faults

Mark Noble has made it clear heads must not go down in the Hammers camp after the defeat by Watford. And he has called on the players to make sure they keep going hard and repay the fans for the weekend. Noble told the official site:  “That is the best we have played for a […]

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Antonio tops Premier League table

Michail Antonio is statistically the best goal scorer from headers in  Premier League after stats show that the winger dominates in the air. Antonio has scored three headers so far this season and scored a further seven headed goals last season, taking his total to ten since the start of the 2015/16 season. Arsenal’s Olivier […]

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West Ham look to relocate families

West Ham are in the progress of trying to relocate hundreds of fans with young families who want to move to safer areas of the London Stadium over fears of violence and persistent standing. The club have received hundreds of complaints and are looking at the logistics of moving some season ticket holders away from the […]

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2 Manchester City 66
3 Leicester City 58
4 Chelsea 57
5 Manchester United 55
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 52
7 Arsenal 49
8 Sheffield United 47
9 Tottenham Hotspur 45
10 Burnley 45
11 Everton 44
12 Newcastle United 42
13 Crystal Palace 42
14 Southampton 40
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16 West Ham United 30
17 Watford 28
18 Aston Villa 27
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