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Payet’s position in top 100 players

Dimi Payet has been named the world’s 43rd best player in a current survey. The Daily Mail is running the feature on the top 100 stars and today Dimi is ranked – ahead of such as Philipe Coutinho (44th), Harry Keane (45th) and Riyad Mahrez (51st). In the write-up on the midfielder the Mail says: […]

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West Ham’s game changer ignored

Michail Antonio was again ignored by Engand manager manager Gareth Southgate as the national team played out an embarrassing goal-less draw against Slovenia last night. The West Ham winger and top English goal scorer this season has now joined England on three occasions and been ignored each time leaving Irons fans deeply unimpressed. Ironically it […]

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West Ham Supporters Trust Update

Here is a brief summary of the meeting last Saturday held at the Hammers Supporters Club. The update has been sent to ClaretandHugh by the organisers of the meeting. There was broad agreement to work to two aims – 1. Secure the future of the Hammers Supporters Club (HSC), recruiting new members and seeking new […]

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Sacking is simply not on – nor is it an option right now

Thank God there have been no knee jerk reactions inside West Ham. A media frenzy got underway today with names such as Mancini being thrown around …Guus Hiddink is another I’ve heard. Neither are going to replace Slav anytime soon or at all. Sacking managers has become a national pastime. It rarely works and can […]

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England’s Best!

People are always moaning about our players, so which, (if any!), of England’s ‘best’ would you want? Share This:

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“We’ve discussed everything in dressing room”

Sofiane Feghoui has made it clear the players are giving the reasons for their poor start to the season a lot of thought and discussion. And the Algerian winger has explained: “We have suffered due to a series of injuries to some key players. So that alone has caused us some issues at the start […]

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Sullivan makes it clear “we have to get something”

David Sullivan has made it clear the team has to get something from the Crystal Palace match  at the weekend. He told the official site: “Palace have started the season well but we have to get something, and I expect us to get something, from the game. We had a great result at Selhurst Park […]

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Premium Line ticket line rip off – fans’ horror stories

Last week we launched an online petition to call for the end of the Premium Rate ticket office telephone number which costs supporters up to 68p per minute to call from mobiles. The petition (linked below) has already been signed by 400 supporters and many of them have left comments on the problems have have […]

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Shock claim on Newham’s free Irons tickets

A shock claim has been made that that “half the free tickets for West Ham United home matches distributed by Newham Council have gone to their own employees.” The claim comes on kumb.com where a story alleges that “from a total of 5,970 tickets handed out thus far by the Council as part of their […]

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Dimi sends squad a ‘unity’ message

Dmitri Payet has sent  a message  to his West Ham team-mates following France’s victory over the Netherlands in their World Cup qualifier on Monday night. After a brilliant performance he was keen to send a word concerning unity declaring on Instagram: “Tous ensemble on est plus fort 💪🏽 Together we are better 💪🏽 @equipedefrance@westham #teamboumbam #fiersdetrebleus #8 […]

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Slav safe as media hares start running

Slaven Bilic’s position is managing to create something of a media frenzy at a quiet time for club news. Soon after we reported that the Hammers boss will be given time to sort out the team’s current slump fortunes reports arose in Italy that Roberto Mancini may be a runner in any replacement race. But as […]

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Will Antonio get his England chance?

Gareth Southgate faces his second game in charge this evening, surpassing Sam Allardyce’s tenure as England manager. Michail Antonio was called up by Sam Allardyce for his one and only game in charge, the World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia but was disappointed after becoming an unused sub. Antonio was again in Southgate’s England squad […]

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Slav to trigger new training regime

West Ham are looking to start training at the London Stadium over the next couple of weeks. The manager is close to taking up the option of using  the London Stadium to help the squad prepare for home games. But with the international break intervening and the next home game – against Sunderland – not […]

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West Ham take over Ladies over sexism row

West Ham United has completed the takeover of West Ham Ladies last night after the sexism row which engulfed both sides last week. The club released a short statement on WHUFC.com “West Ham United are delighted to announce that, in agreement with the current Ladies’ committee, the Club have this evening been successful in bringing […]

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Bilic will get time

Slaven Bilic will be given time to sort out the team’s fortunes with David Sullivan and David Gold stll believing he is the right man for the job. The b0ard realise that the manager has had a particularly tough time with injuries and a new ground causing him and the team major readjustment problems. And […]

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Slav sets out his Palace target

Slaven Bilic wants the Irons to put another brick in the wall this weekend by following up the point against Middlesborough with a clean sheet at Selhurst Park. The boss has had the non internationals squad members in every day for intensive training  and much of his and the coaching staff’s energies have been concentrated […]

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Irons player on painkillers for months

Exclusive Diafra Sakho will play without the aid of painkillers for the first time in nearly two years when he finally makes his West Ham return. There’s a 50-50 chance the Senegal striker could be in the squad for the clash with Palace this weekend but that will depend on Slaven Bilic. The back problem […]

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Defender reckons boss will welcome this ‘headache’

Aaron Cresswell admits he’d been surprised by the team’s dreadful start to the season but is certain things are about to pick up as the squad look up the table. Cressie is poised to make hs comeback appearance at Selhurst Park at the weekend and is ready to see a change of fortunes. Asked if […]

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West Ham have the most expensive junior away tickets

West Ham has the most expensive away tickets for young people despite boasting affordable family football for home West Ham fans.  West Ham have heavily promoted affordable football with under 16 season tickets sold for £99 and adult season tickets as cheap as £289.  Over ten thousand junior season tickets were sold for the London Stadium […]

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Hammers revival in hands of old guard

With Diafra Sakho and Aaron Cresswell tipped to return to the squad this week it gets harder and harder to see how any of the summer addiations are going to get games. Add Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew’s return within the next fortnight and the position only bcomes excaerbated. The bottom line is that West […]

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Tore injury – the fans respond!

Gokhan Tore is injured with a quads muscle problem and the estimate is that he will be sidelined for a minimum of five weeks. Here’s how ClaretandHugh Facebook forum members reacted to the news. O Such a pity… O How did he do it? It wasn’t running about or tackling? Maybe he was trying some. […]

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Double boost for Bilic ahead of Palace

Slaven Bilic has received a double boost as he heads into two of the most crucial weeks of his Hammers managerial reign. Aaron Cresswell is known to be likely to make the squad for the match against Crystal Palace at the weekend but reports are that Diafra Sakho could make a lomg expected return. According […]

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Tore injured and out for several weeks!

CandH Exclusive Summer loan  signing Gokhan Tore is injured and out of action for at least five weeks. The Turk has suffered a quadriceps muscles problem which affects the thigh and we were told he will be out for a minimum of five weeks. It was also explained to ClaretandHugh by our regular inside sources that […]

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Gary Neville ‘Why we didn’t pick Noble’

Gary Neville has revealed why Mark Noble wasn’t picked for England for the Euro championships this summer. Talking to Talksport radio Neville revealed Roy and himself didn’t pick players on form as they already invested in Ross Barkley and believed he was a more talented player. “We didn’t pick Mark Noble, even though he might have been […]

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Hammers speak out on Ravel reports

Ravel Morrison’s hopes that a return to the Irons may be on next January have hit a brick wall inside the club. With Lazio ready to let the midfielder out on loan in the next transfer window after he has failed to nail down a regular frst team place, speculation has been rife that the […]

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Irons form slump nothing new – ask Saints and City

West Ham’s slump form in the new stadium is nothing new – Southampton and Manchester City have both been there and done that! City experienced an awful season when they left Maine Road for the Etihad Stadium fnishing in a lowly 16th place in the Premier League on 41 points just above the relegation zone. […]

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