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Allardyce: “Song can nullify Liverpool threat”

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Sam Allardyce admitted before the match that Alex Song has been drafted in to bring cover to the back four and as a creator. He said: “We have to respect the fact that Liverpool are a great attacking force and Alex is accomplished in bringing cover to the back line and can create. We need […]

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Allardyce fires a defensive warning

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Sam Allardyce – having made it clear he won’t be going “all out” on the attacking front this evening has also fired a big warning at his defence. The Irons have not looked great at the back and Winston Reid’s form has been erratic. And with the likes of Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling to […]

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Valencia takes aim at Reds

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Enner Valencia has taken aim at Liverpool – all that remains is for the trigger to be pulled! The £12 million signing showed  his amazing shooting ability with a goal which many are still talking about against Hull. But ClaretandHugh’s chief analyst Leroy Rosenior was just as impressed with his aerial power. Valencia himself looks […]

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Frankie Mac wants more of the same!

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EXCLUSIVE Hammers legend Frank McAvennie has urged the Irons to show us more of the same against Liverpool this evening. ‘Supermac’ was delighted with the performance against Hull and is keeping his fingers crossed that the new style continues tonight and on into the season. He told ClaretandHugh: “It was a really good display against […]

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Noble spills the dressing room beans

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Mark Noble has been running the rule over his team mates in a Soccer AM special feature and claims: O Andy Carroll is the worst trainer declaring: “When he came here he was terrible. Then Saturday comes and he will win you the game” O James Collins has the best nickname with Mark saying: “His […]

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Iron’s late fitness test

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ClaretandHugh has just learned that Matt Jarvis faces a late fitness test ahead of tonight’s clash against Liverpool. Jarvis was expected to return to the squad for the match against Hull and was disappointed to miss out. But we have learned that it’s now all down to whether he can pass the careful eye of […]

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‘Mind games’ Sam reminds Liverpool of failure!

Sam Allardyce appears to have continued his Liverpool mind games by reminding Brendan Rodgers he should be bring the Title holders to the Boleyn this evening! And he claimed that a Liverpool triumph would have been great for football in this country. Writing in his London Evening Standard column he says: “Those opportunities don’t come […]

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Sam gets tough on leaks but here’s our team

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Sam Allardyce and his coaching staff have introduced a massive clampdown all team news escaping before games. Irons sides have often appeared on social media hours before games over recent months and ClaretandHugh understands the manager and his staff have been busy closing down all ‘leaks.’ The only benefit is to opposing sides despite ‘leakers’ […]

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Song set to look after boyhood idol

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Alex Song is reportedly ready to keep a very close eye on Steven Gerrard at the Boleyn this evening which will come as nothing new because he regularly did so as a boy! And he still treasures the shirt he received from the former England captain when he was 12 years old. Song is all […]

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Valencia: “Let’s go…let’s do it”

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Enner Valencia’s grasp of English may not be the greatest we’ve ever heard! But he clearly knows enough to make his feeling towards tomorrow’s game very clear indeed. After showing incredible aerial ability along with scoring a wonder goal against Hull City, it really is a case of watch out Liverpool tomorrow evening. He took […]