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Archive | April 2017

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Gold issues worrying Carroll news

David Gold has revealed there is no certainty that  Andy Carroll will return to full fitness in time to face Spurs on Friday night. Carroll remained  sidelined for the game at Stoke with a groin injury which has seen him out of action since the game at Sunderland . And it remains to be seen […]

Payet tax statement issued after newspaper story

West Ham have delivered an official statement clarifying the Dimitri Payet contract position following a report in the Mail on Sunday. Under the headline:  West Ham’s £1m loyalty payment to Dimitri Payet one of the reasons behind HMRC’s football club raids the newspaper reported that “a controversial £1 million loyalty payment to France midfielder Dimitri Payet by West Ham […]

Rabona marks end of this Iron’s LS future

Jonathon Calleri will be allowed to leave West Ham at the end of his loan period at the end of the season. The club has decided the striker has no future after a series of lack lustre displays and will make serious moves to shake up the striker position in a big way this summer. […]

Huge Mooro honour sees him join world changers

Award-winning airline Norwegian are to make Bobby Moore their latest tail fin hero. The great man’s image will appear on the tail fin of airline’s brand new Boeing 737-800 plane later this year. The announcement was made on Football Shirt Friday – the fundraising initiative that helps fund life-saving research into bowel cancer through the […]

Sakho issue needs sorting out NOW!

Everybody knows I’m a Diafra Sakho fan. I believe him to be a much more difficult striker to face than Andy Carroll with greater and more subtle talents. However, the current “issues” surrounding his continuing absences are confusing and unacceptable and need a very rapid explanation which I believe only he can give. There is […]

‘Ginge’ happy as system beds down

The Ginger Pele – like most of us – claims if someone had offered the squad a point before the Stoke City they would most likely have taken it. Speaking after the game he declared: “I think we’re happy with a point. I think if someone had offered us that before the game, we’d have […]

Sakho heading for Monday scan

Diafra Sakho will head for a scan on the back problem which saw him miss his planned appearance against Stoke City this afternoon (Sat). A club source confirmed to ClaretandHugh this evening that the player had complained of some pain in his back when he woke yesterday morning (Sat). The pain was on the opposite […]

Slav: “Let’s be positive”

Slaven Bilic settled for the point and a big dose of confidence for the defenders in his after match appraisal of the game against Stoke. He said: “We defended as a team and limited them to a couple of chances. We created four or five chances but the problem is that we didn’t score. “The […]

How we rated the Irons v Stoke

Hugh rates the Irons against Stoke and is in generous mood! Adrian: Couple of top saves and a calm and reassuring presence which helped the back line 6 Fernandes: Got forward well and looked fine defensively 6 Fonte: No compaints at all, he’s improving game on game 6 Reid: Educated and perceptive defending – cultured […]

Video: Stoke Review

Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination but the Hammers Chat boys try to pick the bones out of today’s point away to Stoke.