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New aerial pic shows Olympic Stadium progress

A new overhead photo of the Olympic Stadium taken last Friday from the Met Police helicopter has been released on twitter which clearly shows the progress on the Hammers new home. The floodlights and roof have been removed and the grass area stripped bare.  The white blocks around the top of the Olympic Stadium are re-enforcements […]

Irons in French connection

  West Ham’s squad will fly off to a secret French training camp in the Evian valley just 24 hours after returning to training on Thursday. The players are to take part in a high-intensity training camp as thefirst part of their pre season campaign to get them match fit. They will be put through their paces […]

Sullivan talks with ‘Kolo’ later this week

West Ham have set up their first round of talks with Nice left back  Timothée Kolodziejczak who will arrive for talks with David Sullivan in London this week. ClaretndHugh has discovered exclusively that the player is an identical situation to that faced by newly signed midfielder/defender Cheikhou Kouyate at the same stage of his negotiations. A source […]

Neymar: The ‘Hammer’ who got away!

David Sullivan has admitted making a bid for Brazilian World Cup superstar Neymar was at the centre of a major  bid by West Ham United four years ago! It was an entirely serious move by the West Ham who tried to grab the player as an 18 year old. David Sullivan confirmed this morning to […]

Prince Oninangue Irons D-Day close

Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue’s possible move to West Ham is likely to be decided by later this week.   The player held more talks with David Sullivan and he and the manager will now make a final decision on a deal.   Claretandhugh understands that Sullivan was very impressed with the Congolese international’s desire for […]

Henderson’s Blackburn deal needs late move

West Ham have this morning ( Mon) revealed  that a deal which would have seen goalkeeper Stephen Henderson join Blackburn Rovers has broken down. Speculation on the internet has been that the stopper – who is totally out of favour at Upton Park  – was on his way to Ewood Park. Such a move would […]

THE FINAL WORD: Ravel shirt mystery solved

The Chelsea top worn by Ravel Morrison and pictured first on his Instagram account before emerging on Twitter yesterday was a 2013/2014 away shirt  given to him by former Hammer Frank Lampard. Lampard wore it at the Boleyn ground on 23rd November 2013 when scoring two of the goals in a 3-0 Hammers defeat. Ravel […]

Henderson linked with Blackburn

Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson, 26, is today being reported as being a target for Blackburn Rovers. The former Portsmouth stopper – who is understood to be on £20,000 a week – at Upton Park is a player the club would move out if a bid were to be made. And according to some internet sources there […]

Positive Winston words bring hope!

By CandH Editor Hugh Southon It was extremely encouraging to hear Winston Reid having a word of praise for Sam Allardyce earlier today. With so much speculation surrounding the central defender’s future no news is usually good news – so it’s great to find the exception may be disproving the rule. Football breeds more rumours […]

Reid in positive mood

Winston Reid is looking ahead to a more attacking season and in highly positive mood ahead of the return to pre-season training on Thursday. Much has been said about the Kiwi’s situation as he goes into a last season with the club, but in an interview with the official site, the central defender sounds in […]