Ranieri sacked and Shaw hung out to pie – this really was football’s week of shame!

I have never wandered away from the Hammers in any of my blogs previously but as we come towards the end of a horrible week in football I feel I must put my feelings out there. One of the most honourable men in football  – Claudio Ranieri has been sacked tonight (Thurs) – just months […]

Gold reveals the Sakho truth

David Gold has revealed that Diafra Sakho is  focused only on West Ham after reports emerged that the striker may still be hankering for a move. Speculation in the media arose that the club had told him if he wanted a move then to earn it by his performances on the pitch once he is […]

Mum’s the word to grab top prospect

West Ham won the signature of top prospect Nathan Holland  after settling the terms of the deal in talks with his Mum. Academy manager Terry Westley has explained how the lad he compared to Ryan Giggs earlier this week became a Hammer after deciding to leave Everton. Hollands progress stalled at Goodison Park after he had […]

Hammers talk on Obiang/Liverpool link

CandH Exclusive West Ham are ready to offer leading Hammer of the year candidate Pedro Obiang a new and improved contract in the summer. Claret and Hugh – whilst contacting our top source for information on the link between Liverpool and the midfielder – was told a new deal was on the way. The Sun […]

Header “expert” Gonzo gets to grips with big competition + Antonio and Obiang interviews – not to be missed

Gonzo is on the loose again and on this occasion having the most exciting day of his life. Representing ClaretandHugh’s partners Hammers Chat the main man found himself on the Chadwell Heath training ground where he took part in the Heineken sponsored Hammers Heads competition. This involved him in playing head tennis with Arthur Masuaku […]

Bilic so happy as he sees things change

Slaven Bilic has happily admitted that he is seeing a different squad of players at every level as the team head towards Watford on Saturday. The early season woes are behind him and that’s down to an entirely different spirit among the players – helped he believes by the warm weather training trip to Dubai. […]

Slav calls Piegate affair “a little joke”

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic appears to have sympathy for Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw who has been caught at the centre of the pie eating affair which has astounded football fans nationwide.. Shaw munched his way through the pie  after some had allegedly bet that he would do so and taken advantage of a […]

Extreme smokescreen over the Hammers

As smokescreens go the one covering Slaven’s team plans for Saturday evening’s match against Watford couldn’t be much more extreme. The Andy Carroll scenario appears to change not so much by the day as by the hour and explanations vary accordingly as the clock ticks down. After ruling out an appearance, the manager is now […]

Slav facing defensive selection dilemma

Slaven Bilic has to decide whether he goes with Aaron Cresswell or Arthur Masuaku at  left back against Watford on Saturday. With Andy Carroll facing a late fitness test the left back and central striker positions are the only two over which question marks currently exist. It’s fair to assume that at best Caroll will […]

Slav changes the Bilic script again

Slaven Bilic has revealed that Andy Carroll will be given  every chance of proving his fitness for the Premier League fixture against Watford on Saturday. The situation on the big man took a new turn in the manager’s press conference when he explained: “Regarding the game against Watford, he’ll try to run today (Thursday) and if […]