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Richards in, Diame out is Irons Deadline Day hope

West Ham are still on the Micah Richards case but prssure is building for the player. As reported on ClaretandHugh last week the club are doing all they can to land the Manchester City defender on loan. However, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is also keenly interested in the player and represents competition to our hopes […]

Warnock enters Diame race

According to the Sunday People today new Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock is set to leap frog QPR & Hull City to sign Mo Diame on transfer deadline day tomorrow. The Eagles would have to meet the £3.5m buy out clause price tag plus be prepared to pay him £50,000 per week or more.  Earlier this […]

Noble:’I’d find it strange pulling on green jersey’

Mark Noble  has admitted that he was “disappointed” that he did not get an England call-up by Roy Hodgson Speaking on Sky’s Goals on Sunday today Noble said: “With the players retired – Gerrard and Lampard – you think you’re going to get a chance. I’m sure Jack Colback and Fabian Delph thought the same thing, […]

Song tells why he’s an Iron

Alex Song has revealed he snubbed advances from Champions League club to join the Irons. He is quoted in London24 via the club’s official site as saying: “I’m very happy to be here and very happy to see the guys and the fans and to start to do my job for West Ham United.” He […]

Allardyce: Song couldn’t believe our perfomance

Sam Allardyce has revealed the extent of shock suffered by Alex Song as he watched his new team-mates against Southampton yesterday. And the manager then declared how badly he needs him in the team which is already faltering in a big way. Allardyce – having explained that we weren’t good enough against Saints – said: […]

Harry wants Diame

There are renewed rumours coming out of West London today that former Hammers manager Harry Redknapp will be up to his old tricks by making a late bid for Hammers midfielder Mo Diame on transfer deadline day. Hull City have already made a bid under the buy out clause despite Steve Bruce denying it. Hull […]

Carlton’s “God bless” to Twitter abusers

Carlton Cole received a torrent of abuse on social  media last night after the 3-1 defeat at home by Southampton. This culminated in Carlton tweeting “I know I’m easily accessible. It’s a team game and I know I had a poor game. But to take the stick for the whole thing is ludicrous.”   Carlton […]

Season ticket anyone? Good try but no cigar

The West Ham media department must have believed it was a great day to produce a sales pitch for 2015-16 season tickets. A nice little win at Palace had kept the feelgood factor going all week with the Capital One Cup match result almost being overlooked as we headed for today’s game. There was all […]

Sullivan stages a Song loan fee only ‘steal’

ClaretandHugh has been told tonight  that Alex Song will join West Ham under a deal which sees Barcelona pay his wages in full whilst  getting a £3 million loan fee from us for the season. Song was introduced to the West Ham faithful this afternoon in the one bright spot of our day before we […]

Sam owns up…but finds an excuse (of course)

Sam Allardyce came up with a mixture of frank “we weren’t good enough” admissions and “the ref got it wrong “excuses at the end of a Hammers House of Horrors show against Southampton. “The “we weren’t good enough” announcement would of course have been enough but regulars at Sam pressers know that he will never […]