Westley bringing Academy “drought” to an end

Exclusive Academy boss Terry Westley is delighted how his youngsters have adapted to life with the first team squad in Austria and believes the long drought of home grown products could be coming to an end. Delighted that such as Nathan Holland, Declan Rice and Josh Cullen are showing such composure in pre-season games he […]

CandH puts focus on the Academy

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed the section “Academy news” appear on the ClaretandHugh header as we approach the  new season. And this reflects the growing importance of the academy to the club with prospects such as Declan Rice, Josh Cullen, Nathan Holland, Reece Burke, Quina and the other lads making their advance on […]

Slav thumbs up to the Hammers kids

Slaven Bilic has been impressed sufficiently with the Hammers young guns to take them onto the second stage of the pre-season in Germany. Young Hammers Reece Burke, Josh Cullen, Moses Makasi, Nathan Holland, Toni Martinez, Declan Rice …and Ashley Fletcher have caught the eye in the opening  games in Austria. Academy boss Terry Westley has […]

It’s official: ‘Arnie’s’ a Hammer’

West Ham have this afternoon announced the club-record signing of Austria attacker Marko Arnautovic. The 28-year-old, joins Joe Hart and Argentina full-back Pablo Zabaleta having signed a five year deal with the Irons. After making 62 caps for his country. ‘Arnie’ declared: “It feels special to me to be a West Ham player. Everyone knows that West […]

Hammers’ healthy profit on Randolph

West Ham have collected £5 million fee for Darren Randolph who was a free signing from Birmingham when joining the club. The Republic of Ireland keeper will join Middlesbrough for the new campaign following the arrival Joe Hart and the fee and his wages now go back into the pot for possible further investment in […]

Hammers admit a new target is in their sights

West Ham are ready to make a new transfer market move once they have landed Mark Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez. The Stoke winger is having his medical today and an announcement may follower later on while the ‘Little Pea’ arrives in London for his and the signing of his transfer forms. Now the Hammers have […]

Hammers agree terms for Randolph

Middlesbrough have tonight announced on their website that they have agreed a deal which will see Darren Randolph sign for the club. The website statement says: “The club have agreed a deal in principle with West Ham United to sign goalkeeper Darren Randolph, subject to a medical and personal terms. The Republic of Ireland international […]

Bilic a happy man

Slaven Bilic declared himself entirely happy with the run out against Fulham last night in teh team’s second pre-season friendly Reflecting on the match he said: “It was a good game for us. Again we treated it as a training test. We trained the morning before the game and it was quite hot, but we wanted […]

Fans go crazy as Hernandez says “Yes”

So it seems that David Sullivan has landed the crown jewel this summer with the club announcing Javier Hernandez has agreed terms and will  for a medical next week. The news came against all the instincts of many Hammers fans who expected another let down on the striker front but it now seems ‘The Little […]

Lanzini off the mark but Irons need a tonic

West Ham 2 Fulham 1 Manu Lanzini grabbed the first goal of pre-season, Ashley Fletcher walked in a second after the Fulham keeper Button tripped over some blades of grass, the Championship tam got one back later. Apart from that not much else happened! Ok, I know all about the fitness issues – which is […]