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Rice sets heart on Mooro/Bonzo Cup heroics

Declan Rice has his heart set on emulating Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds. The teenager has started both Caraboa Cup matches this season and is now eyeing a run all the way to Wembley on Final day. He may have to be part of a successful team at the famous stadium before that by perhaps […]

Bilic ponders pleasant selection headache

Slaven Bilic as a selection dilemma hanging over the involvement of Arthur Masuaku and Declan Rice ahead of the match against Spurs at the weekend. The manager made a point of drawing special attention to Rice’s performance against Bolton describing him as having the brain of a 30 year old and finding it impossible to […]

Hammers off to Wembley in next round

West Ham have been drawn away to Spurs in the next round of the FA Cup with the high profile clash going ahead at Wembley. Phil Thompson pulled the Hammers No 10 out of the hat after Charlie Nicholas had drawn Spurs as the first ball. So Saturday’s match against the North Londoners could almost […]

Positive Gold: “Beating Spurs won’t be a miracle”

David Gold believes the Irons have every chance of getting a result against Spurs on Saturday insisting that he approaches every game with great hope because we have a very good squad. Gold watched what he described as a thoroughly competent performance against Bolton Wanderers – a game which gave the Irons their third clean […]

Rice has brain of a 30 year old – Bilic

Slaven Bilic believes that 18 year old Declan Rice has the brain and concentration of a 30 year old. There’s a rising confidence in the manager that the West Ham future is in great hands as he sees the youngsters making their way into the first team set-up. He watched delighted as a new crop […]

Bilic heaps praise on Sakho

Slaven Bilic is delighted with the attitude being displayed by Diafra Sakho both on and off the pitch. After running foul of some infamous summer incidents with Rennes the striker is back in favour with the boss who has heaped an unusual amount of praise on him. Bilic has never been entirely clear on the […]

Obiang injury blow

Mark Noble is on standby to take over from Pedro Obiang in the Irons midfield on Saturday. Obiang is understood to have pulled a muscle in the game against West Brom and was not even on the bench for the game against Bolton Wanderers last night. And ClaretandHugh learned today that the injury – whilst […]

How to follow ‘No 10’ Irons in Carabao Cup draw

West Ham enter the hat for the last 16 of the Carabao Cup immediately following the end of the match between Manchester United and Burton Albion this evening. And the draw can be followed on Sky Sport with the Irons being number 10 ball. The other clubs who progressed into the next round on Tuesday […]

Bilic piles more pressure on Arnautovic

Slaven Bilic watched Marko Arnautovic ¬†produce a quality performance last night against Bolton but said – it’s not enough. The former Stoke Player was Bilic’s top choice to join the Irons in the summer and the club splashed out ¬£24 million to make it happen. And Bilic has poured the pressure on him to ensure […]

Arnie’s ready for Spurs

  Marko Arnautovic – having played the pivotal role in the victory over Bolton – is more than ready but warned: “It’s not only about Harry Kane.” The record signing was in outstanding form last night and commented:¬†“I’m really pleased with this, how we played, how we acted. Of course, we can always improve, we […]