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Archive | September 2016

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Player investigation will wait until next week

Saven Bilic has confirmed to reporters that the squad’s Monday night out was his idea but the club will wait until next week to investigate players who may have crossed the line by staying out until dawn. The manager said: “It was completely my idea. After the Southampton game we had a big meeting, and at […]

Big dig to find the Boleyn Castle

Archaeologists have started a dig in the car park of the Boleyn Ground hoping to find the foundations of the old Boleyn Castle. The land on which the Boleyn Ground Stadium is built belonged to the Stratford Longthorne Abbey from 1135, the Abbey existed until the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII in 1538. The land […]

Hammers Injury Update

Head of Medical and Sports Science, Stijn Vandenbroucke has provided his latest injury update on WHUFC.com He says :” Aaron trained very well with the Under-23s on Wednesday. The Academy kindly put on a very hard session, which Aaron took part in under the supervision of Eamon Swift, our rehab-fitness coach. He will take part in another […]

First images of Boleyn Ground demolition

The first images of Boleyn Ground demolition has emerged on social media this afternoon. Photo credit: Chris Smith via twitter @ChrisJSmithWH12

West Ham fan nicked in the Boleyn Ground

West Ham fan, Flynn Johnson has admitted he landed himself in hot water with the law after he bunked into the Bolyen Ground on Tuesday to watch a football tournament and liberate some unused stadium seats. Flynn posted on twitter on Tuesday “Jumped into the Boleyn, nicked some chairs. Now in a police van. Irons. Farewell Boleyn.” […]

Night out was my idea says Slav

Slaven Bilic has given his usual pre-match conference ahead of Saturday’s home game against Boro. “The team bonding was completely my idea. I told Mark Noble to take the guys out and go for a meal. Spend some time together. I am totally concentrated on the game on Saturday. It is good for us all to […]

Big Sam leaves Irons signings questions

The West Ham board may be feeling a little anxious right now as the fall-out from the ‘Sam Allardyce Affair’ continues to raise transfer issues in which he was apparently involved whilst manager of our great club. A resignation from England is one thing but when questions start to be asked about Enner Valencia, Jon […]

So who is in charge of player recruitment?

Time and again fans on the ClaretandHugh forums ask the same question: Who is responsible for the recruitment of players at the club. It’s a perfectly justifiable question although in many cases some have decided before the question can be answered depending on how the team is performing and who they like or dislike at […]

Alan Curbishley hails West Ham co-chairmen

Alan Curbishley believes David Sullivan is a ‘dying breed’ and that Hammers fans are very lucky to have him and David Gold as chairmen. And in an exclusive interview with Blowing Bubbles Monthly, Curbishley believes he could have worked with the pair and had they been at the helm when he was manager, he would […]

Football without popcorn

Local non league club Grays Athletic sent out a cheeky message to West Ham fans encouraging them to support and attend non league football on their terraces without popcorn. The flyer entitled ‘Football without popcorn’ was to promote the game between Grays Athletic v Lowestoft  held tonight. The official post on twitter said “Come on […]