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Do you want Sakho back? The fans respond

Diafra Sakho is back and training with the first team but do the fans want him after the troubles he has suffered over the past year or so. Here  ClaretandHugh Facebook followers @https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ give their views on a striker who at his best is a real handful but has been unavailable for so long. Is it […]

Bonzo and Brooking honoured in West Ham mural

A new West Ham mural is the process of being created on the corner Priory and Barking road in the shadow of the nearly demolished Boleyn Ground. The mural depicts loyal Hammers servants  Billy Bonds and Trevor Brooking on the side wall of the Fish and Chip shop along the Barking road. When Claret and Hugh […]

Bilic: “I don’t expect any more ‘exciting’ signings”

Slaven Bilic has declared he doesn’t expect any more exciting West Ham signing in the current transfer window. He told the official site:“I don’t expect any more ‘exciting’ signings because you don’t want to be overbooked in certain positions. You have to respect your players and those who are number two, because you don’t want […]

Chicharito, Lanzini and Sakho update

Chicharito, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho are all y unlikely to feature in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Altonaer FC von 1893 in Oberliga Hamburg state league which is the fifth level of German football. While the friendly will like a cup final for the local German side, West Ham will not want to risk their star players […]

Let’s give Sakho a last chance

There’s been what I reckon is an unfair tendency to stick Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho in the same basket over the last 12 months or so. Ok, regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Sakho and the thought of the boy teaming up alongside Chicharito – given they both love to work defences […]

Sakho’s back – new pictures!

David Gold’s hope that Diafra Sakho will be training with the first team today has become a reality. The co chairman declared in a tweet over the weekend that the striker SHOULD be back with the boys and the club has confirmed that with a picture on snap chat an hour ago. It shows the […]

Rice suddenly playing the fame game

Declan Rice has grabbed his first team chance like few in a very long time and has led the way in bringing the famous Hammers academy back into very sharp perspective. The under 23s skipper, along with Nathan Holland and Josh Cullen, have been outstanding during pre season and he has now spoken of his […]

Zabaleta has skipper written all over him!

It may be too early to be making too many serious observations about the new season but one thing is crystal clear, Pablo Zabaleta looks the most inspirational character we have had on a Hammers squad for some considerable time. There was a moment during the game against Werder Bremen when he was the victim […]

Home Alone with a West Ham shirt

Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin was pictured with his god daughter Paris Jackson in a retro Dr Martens West Ham shirt while getting matching tattoos. Calkin became a Hammer while performing a run of shows at the Vaudeville Theatre in London when he became close friends with co-star Aidan Watts, who took him to  West Ham […]

Sakho to resume first team training on Monday

West Ham Co Chairman David Gold has revealed that Diafra Sakho is set to resume full training with the first team squad on Monday.  The Chairman messaged his Twitter followers on Sunday morning to say “Diafra Sakho should be back training with the first team on Monday. dg” Club staff say Sakho is fitter than anyone […]