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The return of Rio

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West Ham Academy Graduate Rio Ferdinand returns to the Boleyn Ground this Sunday in what maybe one of his biggest tests since leaving the Hammers 14 years ago for £18 million. The former Hammer of year joined QPR over the summer on a one year contract although he was regularly linked with West Ham. Many […]

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Redknapp: ‘Noble’s a Hammers lifer’

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Harry Redknapp has this evening paid tribute to Mark Noble declaring: “The boy is claret and blue through and through  - I don’t believe he will ever leave the club.” Speaking to ClaretandHugh exclusively, Redknapp  paid tribute to the Canning Town-born Hammer and explained why no club had ever made a serious move for him. […]

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Drop Tomkins? No, he’s been punished enough

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ClaretandHugh can confirm reports that James Tomkins is very much in everybody’s bad books at the club and will pay a heavy price for his night of shame! National newspaper reports claiming he will be be hit with a club fine on top of his court fine after being found guilty of assaulting a cop […]

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The return of Greeno

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Former Hammers keeper will return to the Boleyn Ground pitch for the first time since leaving the club in June 2012 after failing to agree to sign a new contract. The last time the two sides met in January 2013, Green stayed  firmly on the subs bench as Julio Cesar was preferred as first choice keeper […]

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New Irons get Redknapp thumbs up

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Harry Redknapp knows he faces a very tough 90 minutes at Upton Park on Sunday but isn’t the least surprised that the Irons are playing in a totally different way this season. The Queens Park Rangers boss and former Upton Park chief brings his team to the Boleyn knowing he will be facing a top […]

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Daughter thanks West Ham fan after dad’s collapse

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The family of a Manchester United fan who suffered a heart attack during a match at Old Trafford  last Saturday have thanked paramedics and a West Ham fan who stayed with his disabled son. Carl Doran, 42, was sitting with his son, also called Carl, when he suddenly collapsed in front 2,500 Hammers away fans […]

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Dire Mail misses Danny’s Irons point

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The Daily Mail have published a story today about East Enders actor and Hammers fan Danny Dye. But amusingly under one caption the ‘paper claims Danny is showing support for Simon Cowell and the X Factor programme as Danny crosses his hands. Err, that’s probably very unlikely and in fact Danny was showing his support […]

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“I want to prove I can play with the new strikers”

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Carlton Cole is determined to show he’s no West Ham back number. Many believed the striker’s day was done with the arrival of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho but the old campaigner proved otherwise w ith a late appearance against Manchester United last weekend. And the addition of two exciting strikers with Andy Carroll in […]

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Burke signs professional contract

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West Ham United have announced that Reece Burke has signed his first professional contract with the Club after previously attracting interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. The 18-year-old defender has already made two appearances for the first team, and has now signed a contract which will keep him at the Boleyn Ground until 2017. The […]

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Report: Tomkins to work with under-privileged kids

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James Tomkins is set for a spell coaching under-privileged kids after being found guilty of kicking a policeman West Ham can only fine the defender two weeks’ wages — £60,000 — after his conviction. But Hammers top brass are reportedly furious and want him to do community work as a further punishment. Tomkins, 25, was […]