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Ferguson mocks the ‘West Ham Way’

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Sir Alex Ferguson  has come out in sympathy with Sam Allardyce claiming he ‘never played against any West Ham team that played football I was afraid of.’ And in updated chapters of his autobiography he adds that he didn’t understand the Hammers supporters’ insistence on the ‘West Ham way’. Despite a famous predecessor of the […]

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Rows? WHUFC no different to any other club

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Yesterday we ran a feature from blogger Nigel Kahn in which he claimed the fans’ protests of last season led to a change of style from Sam Allardyce this year. We ran the article for one reason – to get  his opinion on what he was watching  this season after the relentless criticism he had […]

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Cresswell and boys flying ahead of City

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Aaron Cresswell’s £3.5 million move to the Irons has been another transfer market master stroke as the Hammers go from strength to strength. But the former Ipswich Town defender – whose fee could rise to £7 million on appearances  is refusing to allow his expectations to become over-hyped. But like everybody associated with the club he’s […]

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DG names his next big objective

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Ask David Gold to describe the dressing room spirit at Upton Park and he will point to a picture of Mark Noble out of

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Sakho: Senegal coach lacks courage

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Six-goal Diafra Sakho has slammed Senegal coach Alain Giresse of showing a “lack of courage” by not selecting him. Sakho last played appeared for his country in a friendly against Kosovo last May but has since been snubbed by Giresse. The London Evening Standard quotes Sakho as saying: “When I signed for West Ham, he [Giresse] […]

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Reid contract clause headaches

Reports this morning that Queens Park Rangers are planning a possible move for Winston Reid are bizarre to put it very mildly indeed! The story goes that Rio Ferdinand will be allowed to leave in January and that Reid has been watched as a possible alternative by Harry Redknapp. As reported earlier on ClaretandHugh today, new […]

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Neville: ‘Madness’ to get rid of Sam

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Gary Neville has claimed it would be “madness” for West Ham to consider getting rid of Sam Allardyce! Speaking on SkySports he said: “There’s no way they would be getting rid of him. It’d be madness. “When you look at the pressure on clubs to stay in the Premier League financially, with contracts and with stadium […]

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New Reid talks to start this week

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West Ham’s owners and Winston Reid’s advisers will meet again this week in a bid to end the deadlock over a new contract. ClaretandHugh has learned this morning that contact has been made between the two sides and that talks are set to start over the next 72 hours. A source revealed to us exclusively: […]

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Gunners star unlikely to sign long term deal

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West Ham are unlikely to be able to make Carl Jenkinson’s stay at Upton Park permanent at the end of the season! The on-loan Arsenal star produced his most impressive performance in a West Ham shirt at Burnley on Saturday and, with Aaron Cresswell, was singled out for special praise  manager Sam Allardyce. The club […]

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Allardyce:Sakho/Valencia’s big test still to come

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Sam Allardyce has warned the Irons big two Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia that their biggest test is yet to c0me! He said: “These two lads will get more and more attention.At the moment they’re a bit of nobodies in the Premier League but soon people will catch on and will make life a bit […]