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Archive | June 2017

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No Kouyate threat as summer kicks in

The media can spin it whichever way they want but Cheik Kouyate has said absolutely nothing that should have any of us panicking over his future. Alarm bells started ringing among Irons fans, fuelled by some pretty ordinary quotes from the midfielder, earlier this week when he spoke of his unhappiness at playing in the […]

Hammers extend German tour

West Ham will play Hamburg-based club Altona 93 in the third match of the German leg of their European tour this summer. The Hammers will face the fourth tier German side on Tuesday August 1st at 6.30pm local time (5.30pm BST), following on from the Betway Cup double header against Werder Bremen. The match will […]

Concern over Hammers League cup fixture

The EFL League Cup which will be called the Carabao Cup may cause West Ham another fixture headache. Last Friday, the draw for the opening round of the newly-sponsored competition got under way with games being played week commencing 7th August. As West Ham are not involved in any European competition this season they will […]

Access to West Ham’s memorial garden improved

West Ham’s Memorial Garden has in Green Street has been tidied up again on Tuesday afternoon by Boleyn Ground developers following complaints of further neglect by supporters visiting it in recent days. Developers Barratt London has now agreed to provide better access to the garden through their own site team after concerns about the process to pre-book […]

Leicester prepared to gazump Hammers over Iheanacho

 Craig Shakespeare is plotting a £25million bid for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, as Leicester prepare to spend big this summer claims the Telegraph. The new Leicester manager is prepared to better an offer made by West Ham for the Nigeria international. Iheanacho is free to leave the Etihad Stadium ahead of the forthcoming season, […]

Oxford explains his move to Germany

Reece Oxford has told a German TV interviewer he hopes to kick on with his career saying: “Hopefully, I can kick on now and get to know the boys when I get the training (ground) next week” Asked why he moved to Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany he told TV cameras: “I have seen the squad and […]

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Hammers free up £14m off wage bill

West Ham has freed up nearly £14m off their annual wage bill for this coming season which can be re-invested in new players. Including basic wages, employers national insurance and add-ons Gokhan Tore £60,000 per week,  Jonathan Calleri £40,000 per week and Alvaro Arbeloa £65,000 all officially end their loans on 30th June in 9 […]

Hammers confirm departure of two players

West Ham has discretely confirmed the departure of two Hammers players by mutual consent. Tucking the announcement at the bottom of the story of a move for Reece Oxford to Germany on WHUFC.com the club confirmed “Goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel and defender Stephen Hendrie have both left the Club after terminating their contracts by mutual consent. West […]

Cup of Tea with Geo & Gonzo

We’re back again to discuss the weeks goings on at West Ham United in our live show at 8:40pm this evening which you can view here on Claret & Hugh. Nordtveit, Reece Oxfords loan move to Germany, season tickets, the kit launch and of course all the transfer rumours will go under the microscope whilst myself […]