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Jelavic fee agreed …but not at £9m!

West Ham are set to receive a humble £1.5 million for Nikica Jelavic. Despite reports that the club is set to receive anything from between £4 million to £9 million for the striker we revealed on February 2 that the fee would be less than they paid for him. The fee of £9 million mentioned […]

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Jack makes Noble ‘testimonial’ decision

Jack Collison claims he “can just about  get out to play ” in Mark Noble’s Testimonial on March 28. Having retired from the game because of a knee injury Jack will turn out in the game even if it turns out to be for short time. Speaking to the ClaretandHugh interview section of MooreThanJustAPodcast  tonight – […]

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Jelavic arrives in China

West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic has arrived in China to complete his move to Beijing Renhe. Jelavic has landed in China to wrap up the formalities of the transfer to Renhe, who were relegated after finishing 15th in the top flight last year. The Croatia forward joined the Hammers on deadline day last September for around £2m […]

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Bilic makes a pledge

Slaven Bilic has given an assurance there will no repeats of last season with the Hammers sliding down the table. The draw at Norwich, following the defeat at Southampton, has set up the spectre of an end of season similar to last year when we sunk after a brilliant start. The Irons of course started their fall […]

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Obiang form bad news for Irons hopeful

Pedro Obiang has staked a massive claim to become part of a regular midfield involving Mark Noble and Cheik Kouyate. And that’s very bad news for contract-chasing Alex Song whose hopes of landing a permanent end of season deal are now rated at less than 50/50 by a number of Irons insiders. The loanee returned […]

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Those three words everyone wants to hear

Those three special words everyone wants to hear on Valentine’s day. Even captain Mark Noble re-tweeted this cartoon on social media earlier today. I wonder whether he mentions Payet in his sleep while laying next to Mrs Noble in bed? Mark Noble and Dimi Payet The love affair continues…. Share This:

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Slav’s content …but an issue may remain

Ok, I can understand why Slav declared himself content with the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road. To pull two goals back is always an achievement and he of course mentioned  the extraordinarily emotional and physically draining game against Liverpool in midweek. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that I’m as big a fan of […]

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Norwich v Irons – the fans react

Hammers fans have been discussing yesterday’s ‘disappointing’ result at Norwich. Here’s what several of them had to say at the ClaretandHugh forum and  Facebook Group. O Antonio and Enner looked absolutely knackered from Tuesday O Not beating any of the bottom five teams away is quite bad. By my reckoning that is 11 points lost. Motivation […]

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Collison raving about this Iron

Jack Collison has become a massive Michail Antonio fan. The Hammers cult hero – who has gone through more than most during his time in the game – announced his retirement on Saturday. And tomorrow evening he will appear in the ClaretandHugh interview section of MooreThanJustAPodcast when among much else he will discuss the impact […]

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OS capacity unlikely to increase in short term

Yesterday, Claret and Hugh revealed as many as 25,000 West Ham supporters on the Olympic Stadium priority list could be disappointed as demand for OS season tickets outstrips supply. There are believed to be fewer than 9,000 season tickets remaining for next season for the 34,000 strong waiting list who have paid a tenner piece […]

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New Payet Video-The Love Affair Continues

With another goal and assist yesterday we dedicate this new video to Dimitri Payet today on Valentine’s day. From just 19 appearances the play maker has scored 7 goals, made 5 assists and completed 838 passes with 82% pass accuracy. Dimi we love you! The Love affair continues Share This:

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Video blog: Row Z – all the week’s new right here

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Video: Noble and Payet goals against Norwich

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Video: What the gaffer had to say

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Noble’s disappointed with a point

Skipper Mark Noble is annoyed the Irons didn’t leave Carrow Road with a win but understands how much the Liverpool match took out of the team. He told whufc.com: “Especially after the midweek game, the lads put in everything to get the point, which was so important for us after being 2-0 down. “Sometimes you’ve […]

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Antonio’s battle cry

Michail Antonio is convinced the the injury-hit Hammers squad can mount a sustained Premier League push for a European place, as well as an FA Cup run.   He said: “We’ve definitely got the squad. We’ve got depth. We’ve already shown it this season. “We lost six of our strikers and hung in there. Now […]

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Irons under fire over Payet deal

Andy Dunn may or may not be a name with which you are familiar. Just for background, he’s a journalist who at one point in his career prior to his life on the News of the World and Sunday Mirror  worked as a sports writer for the David Sullivan-owned Daily Sport. And today he has […]

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Collison chooses CandH/MTJAP for first interview

Jack Collison today announced his retirement from the professional game following his long battle against the knee injury which he sustained at Wigan as an Iron. He could never fully recover and has finally decided to call it a day at just 27 years of age to concentrate on a coaching career and life in […]

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Slav speaks out on Carrow Road draw

Slaven Bilic is  content with the Norwich result after a physically and mentally.sapping week of football. Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: ” “You can talk about positives and negatives but when you consider we played for 120 minutes on Tuesday night and the fact we were two goals down here in a very short period of […]

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Irons turn up at Carrow Road 70 minutes late

You really wonder what might have happened had the Irons not turned up until 70 minutes after kick off. Two goals down and at times playing a brand of football that would have done a disservice to League One, the Hammers finally decided turn it on, claw back a two goal lead and might easily […]

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Payet contract poll: Landslide vote

ClaretandHugh’s readers have overwhelmingly backed the West Ham board’s decision to give Dimitri Payet a vastly improved deal. The brilliant midfielder has become the biggest earner in the club’s history at around £100k a week following this week’s negotiations. Some had taken the view that it was far too soon given him a new contract […]

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Norwich City v West Ham LIVE

LIVE updates from Norwich v West Ham Kick Off 3pm LIVE Audio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live from 3pm HERE Pre Match Fact File Five of the nine Premier League meetings between West Ham and Norwich have ended in a draw, with both sides winning two apiece. West Ham have not won on any of their […]

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Jack Collison’s full retirement statement

Jack Collision has issued a statement on his decision to retire from playing football and concentrate on other opportunities. We are pleased to publish it here in full and send him all the very best for the future from everybody on ClaretandHugh . Here’s how Jack pulled down the curtain: “I have had plenty of […]

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Hammers hopeful as Kouyate talks progress

West Ham are now very “hopeful” that Cheikhou Kouyate will become the second player to commit his future to the club in a few days. Talks are now proceeding between Davis Sullivan –  Director of Football in all but name – and the Sengalese midfielder aimed at agreeing a four year deal. Just four days […]

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25,000 to miss out on OS season ticket

West Ham appear to have all but confirmed a story Claret and Hugh published earlier this week. We understand that there are now 34,000 fans on the Olympic Stadium OS season ticket priority waiting list with just 9,000 seats available. In the club’s official stadium newsletter released this week West Ham confirm that “upward of 98 […]

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Technology takeover to pick up West Ham tickets

The sight of Hammers fans patiently waiting to collect paper tickets will soon be a thing of the past next season. The club has confirmed  the very latest in turnstile technology will be employed at the former Olympic Stadium. . It is understood that could include access using your smartphone in the future which is […]

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