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Allardyce’s City tactic: PRAYER

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Sam Allardyce suggests his defenders adopt a new tactic with Sergio Aguero on his way to Upton Park tomorrow – start praying! Allardyce believes City have “probably” the best squad in the League and claims that Aguero would head the list of players he would most like from their squad followed by Yaya Toure and […]

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Carroll set for Nolan treatment

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Credit where it is due to Sam Allardyce! A few weeks ago – had we been too influenced by the view of the Twitter keyboard warriors – we would have accepted that Kevin Nolan’s re-introduction to the team was a ‘given.’ Didn’t happen! Now I have little doubt that the same chorus will arise from […]

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Hammers set for permanent Song deal

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West Ham are preparing to make Alex Song next season’s big marquee signing! The club believes  that with three top strikers in place the club can strengthen in a big way by spending their cash on the Barcelona midfielder as the big permanent signing. A source told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “It’s dangerous to look too far […]

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Sheringham: The secret of Sakho’s success

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Teddy Sheringham has been describing the secret of Diafra Sakho’s success declaring: “He wants to score a goal and he puts himself in positions where he can score a goal.” Having watched the player score six times on the trot in seven matches Sheringham told www.whufc.com: “”First of all, he has an eye for a goal. […]

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Lampard’s outside chance

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Frank Lampard is this morning being reported as having an outside chance of recovering from injury in time for the clash against us tomorrow. The 36-year-old was stretchered off against  Spurs last Saturday, but his injury is not serious and he could be fit although manager Manuerl Pellegrini is likely to leave him on the […]

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Sam: ‘We stay two up when AC returns’

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Sam Allardyce claims Andy Carroll could be just three weeks away from a first team return…MAX! Mind you that in itself is hardly news – what is that when he returns the manager has made it clear he will be playing him alongside another striker – Hallelujah! Carroll has been back taking part in five-a-side […]

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Sullivan on City: “I’m hopeful – you never know”

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Realist David Sullivan is approaching the Saturday lunchtime game with great caution! The co-chairman isn’t a man to deal in cliches which is why we hear nothing about “this game showing us how far the Irons have come this season.” He admits that he “enjoyed wining in the West Ham Way” at Burnley and is […]

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Sean gets ‘ump with Fergie in Mail

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ClaretandHugh’s associate editor Sean Whetstone is not a bloke who easily gets the hump. But when the Daily Mail asked him to write a piece on the outrageous lambasting of the Hammers by Sir Alex Ferguson, Sean was quickly out out of the blocks. Here’s what he had to say! Sir Alex Ferguson’s mocking of […]

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Video: Boris ties himself in Irons knot over Spurs

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McAvennie: ‘Sakho/Valencia to scare City’

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West Ham striking legend Frank McAvennie insists you can’t teach players the instinct we are seeing in Diafra Sakho. Supermac will be at the Boleyn for a close up look at the Senegalese scoring sensation this weekend believing the Irons have every chance of getting a result. Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “The obvious […]