ClaretandHugh has been set up by Hugh Southon – a lifelong Hammer and national newspaper writer for many years. Hugh has interviewed or acted as a ‘ghost’ writer for many Irons legends from Bobby Moore onwards. He has great contacts at the club but is in no way employed by them as that would affect his independent view of life at Upton Park. The sole aim of this website is to keep the fans up to date with everything that’s happening inside the club. Occasionally – like everybody else in life – we get the odd thing wrong but more often than not the news we bring will be on the money. We are here for the true fans. Use the Contact box for views and blogs – go to the forums to leave your messages on stories.