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Allardyce: “There have been no contract talks”

Sam Allardyce has confirmed the worst kept secret in football – he has NOT been offered a new deal and has not been in talks. David Gold yesterday revealed exclusively to ClaretandHugh that tweets from Talk Sport’s Ian Abrahams sayin  “talks were rumoured to be underway” were not true. Allaryce said: “There’s no truth in that, […]

Hammers announce £20m Umbro deal

West Ham and Umbro have finally officially announced their  five-year commercial agreement to become the Club’s official technical partner from next season taking over from Adidas. The worst kept secret in football was widely reported back in October last year so the announcement comes as no surprise to many fans. Umbro was sold by Nike in 2012 […]

Nolan move on the cards

Kevin Nolan will be allowed to move on in the summer should the club receive a “sensible offer” for the captain. The club have decided that the skipper – 33 in June -should be given the opportunity to grab one more decent deal after his service to the club as he no longer fits the youthful […]

Spot on DG! West Ham are NOT a joke club

By Sean Whetstone CandH associate editor West Ham owner and co-Chairman snapped back to one fan on twitter this morning saying “I don’t get shirty when fans question my judgement but I do get upset when they say that our club is a “joke” dg” I agree with Gold, if anything its is the small […]

Burke has Burnley chances

Reece Burke may be handed another opportunity to impress at the weekend with Winston Reid still rated only 60/40 against chance of returning from a hamstring injury. There is no planned return date for the newly signed-up central defender and should he fail to make it, an interesting situation develops for the fans. For we […]

Hammers scouting keepers

West Ham are scouting for replacement keepers to challenge Adrian next season. Both Jussi Jääskeläinen and Rahael Spiegel see their their contracts expire next month with little chance of them being renewed. Jussi turned 40 this month and it seems unlikely he will be offered another short term contract whilst meanwhile Spiegel has failed to […]

DG loses cool in new Twitter row

David Gold has lost his legendary Twitter cool after telling a follower using the hashtag #joke club: “I am tired of this.” The co chairman has found himself caught up more and more in the downside of Twitter over recent days after being criticised for comments about injuries not helping a dismal showing at QPR. […]

DG unapologetic over Twitter injuries claim

David Gold remains firm in his view that the presence of three or four first team regular would have helped the team’s cause at the weekend. The co chairman ran into a storm of protest on Twitter when claiming injuries were responsible for the level of performance and he indicated to ClaretandHugh that some were […]

DG kills off Sam contract talks tweet

David Gold has killed off “speculation and rumour-mongering” that Sam Allardyce and the board are in negotiations over a new contract for the manager. Twitter had been alive this morning as a tweet emerged from a well known Irons figure claiming: “The managerial situation at West Ham may have taken another twist. I’m hearing rumours […]

Speedy Gonzales Jenkinson

Hammers right back Carl Jenkinson clocked up a top speed of 35.3 kilometres per hour (21.93 mph) against QPR last Saturday to match the season’s best speed  from Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko. Top speeds Season Match Week 34 Moussa Sissoko 35.3 Carl Jenkinson 35.3 Carl Jenkinson 35.3 Michael Duff 34.6 Moussa Sissoko 35.2 Jamie Vardy […]