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Podcast talks to new partners West Ham Fan TV

The latest West Ham Podcast MooreThanJustAPodcast has been published and is available to listen or download for free. This week Claret and Hugh Associate Editor, Sean Whetstone speaks to Ryan, one of the founders of the West Ham youtube channel ‘West Ham Fan TV’ about the recent success of the social media video channel. We […]

Hammers agent fees reach £31m

West Ham have published how much they paid to football agents in accordance with Premier League rules. The total amount paid to Agents/Intermediaries during the period 1 ‎October 2014 to 30 September 2015 was £7,049,001.18. This included two new signings in January and February 2015 and twelve arrivals during the summer. West Ham were the […]

Video: Carroll to clean Jenks’ boots

Hammers refuse to join Sakho media panic

West Ham were tonight refusing to panic-stricken media reports that Diafra Sakho could be missing for up to 10 weeks. ClaretandHugh was told by two separate top level insiders that nobody  has a clue how bad the injury problem is until he’s been scanned and diagnosed. Although the medical staff have given bleak early reports […]

WH Fan TV: “Nightmares are made of this”

West Ham Fan TV interviewing Hammers fans directly after the final whistle outside the Boleyn ground told of their disappointment. One fan called Dom said “I am very bitterly disappointed, they were there for the taking today and on paper we should have won that and we haven’t and it was another defensive error leading […]

Sakho injury news looks bleak

It is looking increasingly likely that Diafra Sakho could be out for months rather than weeks according to unconfirmed reports this afternoon by various sources. His injury will be assessed over the next 24 hours when he is due to see a specialist to ascertain the full extent of the injury. The early signs are […]

Irons keen on Championship right back

West Ham are carefully monitoring Leeds United’s Essex-born right back Sam Byram who is out of contract at the end of the season and no closer to signing a new deal with the club. Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Everton have all shown an interest in the 22 year old but the Hammers are current favourites […]

Hammers linked with ‘the Portuguese Hazard’

The Hammers are interested in SC Braga winger, Rafa Silva according to football website Bola.com The 22 year old is also wanted by Manchester United, who have been scouting him in Braga games for some time. Silva has played 15 matches this season scoring four goals and making five assists so far. His buyout clause is […]

Leroy’s verdict on the WBA issues

Tony Pulis took as by surprise by going 4-4-2 at the start of the second half and we didn’t handle it because nobody would have imagined he’d do such a thing. Pulis is a crafty old dog but let’s be honest West Brom still needed a massive piece of luck to get back into the […]

Carlton Cole’s bizarre debut ‘goal’

Former Hammer Carlton Cole hasn’t lost his touch in front of goal. Cole scored a scrappy and slight bizarre goal for Celtic on his debut as a substitute even though record books will record it as an own goal after he fell over trying to score and the ball trickled over the line. “It would […]