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Carroll ignores Sam’s advice

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Andy Carroll has controversially dismissed Sam Allardyce’s advice that he calms his game down! The manager has said that a series of injuries should ensure  that he drops the full-blooded hell for leather approach and go only for balls he’s sure of getting. But in an interview with the Newcastle Chronicle, he said: “I think […]

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Solano: “I got a big message from Sam”

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Norberto Solano has admitted  that he left  Newcastle United for West Ham after getting a “big message ” from Sam Allardyce back in in 2007. He told the Newcastle Chronicle ahead of this weekend’s game between the two sides: ” The style of play is basically the full-backs knocking the ball long up the pitch […]

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FA charge Hammers

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The Irons and Everton have been charged by the FA for “failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during Saturday’s game in what has become dubbed the ‘Battle of Goodison Park.’ There was a melee after Everton’s James McCarthy tackled Morgan Amalfitano, with West Ham players confronting the Republic of Ireland […]

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Downing hopes rise

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Hopes are rising inside the Irons camp that Stewart Downing will join Chiekhou Kouyate in the squad for the clash against Newcastle at the weekend. ClaretandHugh has learned that Downing has an outside chance of making it back after the England international debacle which has led the club into a confrontation with the Football Association. […]

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Former Iron praises the club’s signings

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Former Irons midfielder Gary O’Neill has added his name to the lost of those who have admired the club’s summer transfer activity. The Norwich City player - who left QPR last summer after joining them from the Hammers – has taken to Twitter to let David Gold know how well the club has done in the market. […]

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New Zarate speculation “ill informed”

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Mauro Zarate is again at the centre of transfer speculation which according to the club is ill informed. Malaga are the latest outfit to be linked with the player although the club insist the Argentine striker is going nowhere. Canal Sur radio has reported that the club based on the Costa del Sol could make […]

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Noble fitness update

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Mark Noble is no better than fifty/fifty to make the Saturday match against Newcastle United. The midfielder took a kick in the calf during the early stages of the second half in the ‘Battle of Goodison Park.’ Mark has been under intensive treatment all week after Stephen Naismith’s foul and  nobody can give a proper […]

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Adrian fears scotched

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Fears that Adrian has fallen victim to injury appear to be false. Speculation started circulating last night the stopper had sprained a shoulder and may be doubtful for Saturday’s clash against Newcastle. Given the current injury list that would have been the last thing the squad needed before a highly important Boleyn fixture. With Jussi […]

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Irons get a warning

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Alan Pardew has warned West Ham they should  pay close attention to striker Ayoze Perez on Saturday. The former Tenerife striker has scored three goals in four games and Pardew believes he can prove a real menace at Upton Park. Perez, who scored 16 goals in Spain last season, and are without main defender Winston […]

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Collins example points the way

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James Collins believes the Irons squad are going to have to follow his example if they want to nail down first team places. The central defender has shown outstanding form since returning to the team to ensure that manager Sam Allardyce can’t drop him. And he said: “I took my chance when I came in […]