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No release clause in Zarate QPR deal

Mauro Zarate will have no recall clause in the loan deal which is likely to see him join Queens Park Rangers! Harry Redknapp is moving quickly to tie the deal up and under Premier League rules the Irons are not allowed a release clause. A Hammers source revealed there was no chance of the player […]

Key Baggies striker set to miss Irons clash

West Brom are set to be without key striker Victor Anichebe for the trip to West Ham tomorrow with the front man struggling with a groin injury. Georgios Samaras was left out of the squad for the 2-0 defeat at Stok but is available after being allowed home for personal reasons. Former Crystal Palace manager […]

1st Pulis interview: “I’m pleased for Hammers”

West Bromwich Albion boss-in-waiting  Tony Pulis – giving his first interview as the new set to take charge  at the Hawthorns – is looking forward to visiting one of his favourite grounds tomorrow – Upton Park. Pulis – at one time tipped as a future West Ham boss – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh said: “The […]

Brady’s wages crash

Recent financial accounts submitted to Companies House show that West Ham paid Hammers vice chairman Karren Brady £636,000 for our last season –  a reduction of nearly one million pounds on the previous year when she picked up £1,634,000. She is believed to have received a£1 million bonus related to the Olympic Stadium bid paid […]

Allardyce “Ok to make a meal out of contact”

Sam Allardyce has given the green light to the Irons players to “make a meal” out of contact if it meant they get the decisions they deserve. The Hammers boss – annoyed by referee Neil Swarbrick during the defeat to Arsenal – reckons hitting the ground is ok “as long as it’s not simulation. With […]

Judgement day awaits Allardyce

Well Sam Allardyce has well and truly put his reputation as a judge on the line! He boldly goes where few managers dare – telling one of his players that he’s not good enough, thus disagreeing with his chairman and another veteran boss – a certain H Redknapp! I don’t think Mauro Zarate will give […]

Hammers wage bill soars 12 per cent

The Hammers wage bill reached a total of £63.88m last season up from £56.5m in the previous season. And the 12% increase is likely to bring West Ham over the initial Financial Fair Play wage cap of £52m set for last season. The £63.88m figure includes National Insurance and pensions costs for all 609 Hammers […]

Hammers talk on Newcastle/Tomkins link

West Ham have received no bids or inquiries for central defender James Tomkins. Reports arose yesterday in The Times and Telegraph – before being repeated on Hammers independent websites – that Newcastle were back on the trail of the home grown defender. But ClaretandHugh was told this morning the club has received no inquiry adding: […]

Zarate faces internal Irons hearing

West Ham’s Mauro Zarate will face an internal disciplinary hearing following his comments about manager Sam Allardyce. The player is on his way to Queens Park Rangers on loan after blasting the 60 year old boss in a public interview. However, reports this morning that he WILL be fined by the club are incorrect as […]

Allardyce: Zarate’s not good enough”

Sam Allardyce has hit back at Mauro Zarate snapping: “He wasn’t good enough.” And it now appears the only way back to Upton Park would be for the manager to leave in the summer as a war of words broke out between the pair. The Argentine striker claimed ahead of a medical which will see […]