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Archive | January 2015

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Fletcher deal “The sums didn’t add up”

West Ham have denied they attempted to change the failed deal which would have seen the Manchester United midfielder arrive at Upton Park. Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal had claimed that was the case but insiders at the irons have claimned it was the other way around. It has emerged that there were no […]

Sakho back for Manchester United clash!

Diafra Sakho is fully expected to return for next Sunday’s match against Manchester United after Fifa have investigated Senegal’s complaint against West Ham.’ The Senegal striker missed today’s game at Liverpool but club sources believe he is free to play after five days has elapsed following the nation’s elimination from a major tournament. Despite the […]

How the Irons rated

Adrian: Can’t be blamed for the goals and made a couple of top stops 7 O’Brien: Gives us nothing – part of our history  4 Collins: Sturdy performance before hobbling off. Battled to stay on. No complaints 6 Reid: Was made to look a mug by Sterling on occasions but battled 5 Cresswell: Not the […]

Woe is Sam – it’s the injuries yer know!

My God it diodn’t take long for the “woe is me I have injuries and it’s a crisis ” Allardyce head to go on – about 10 minutes after the match actually In my match report I wrote: “With players hobbling off through injury these are worrying times as we start to descend towards our […]

LVG: “West Ham changed Fletcher deal”

The news that Darren Fletcher’s move to West Ham has broken down didn’t come as a huge surprise this evening. For this morning as rumours started to spread that the player had failed a medical, a source refused to make any sort of comment to ClaretandHugh on the situation declaring: “I just can’t comment on […]

Poor selections …poor tactics – Sam’s to blame

Match  verdict Liverpool 2 Irons 0 Let’s be 100 per cent honest about today’s performance – it was awful – simply awful. This is no time to mince words – the manager got it horribly wrong in key areas. He started without Mark Noble, stuck the season’s most effective playmaker within the diamond – Stewart […]

Oxford could make history

If 16 year old Reece Oxford comes on as a substitute at Anfield today he will make Premier League history by being the youngest player by 22 days to play in the Premier League. The current record holder is Matthew Briggs who was 16 years and 65 days when he turned out for Fulham against Middlesborough […]

Ravel loan still on in wage saving deal

Ravel Morrrison could still be loaned out to an English club for his remaining six months in an attempt to salvage some of the £360,000 he is due in wages until his contract finishes with West Ham on the 31st July. Although FIFA rules say a player can only play for two clubs in a […]

Gold ‘copter hop to see history changed

David Gold is making the 50 minute hop by ‘copter to merseyside today believing that half a century of history can be changed. DG will fly from his Surrey home to Liverpool believing that all things are possible in this great Hammers season. He told ClaretandHugh “Normally I go up there expecting very little but […]

Irons defensive doubts for Liverpool

West Ham are facing some late defensive selection decisions this afternoon as they bid to collect their first win at Anfield in over half a century. There are doubts over Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins as the lads head for Anfield looking for their first win in the stadium since 1963. Both players apparently have […]