Hammers need a licence to kill!

  By Allen Cummings   How many of us sat watching the Wigan v Southampton cup tie with our ‘wannabe’ managerial hats on? I studiously assessed our next premier league opponents, trying to weigh up what we faced in possibly our biggest game of the season so far. On the face of it the Saints’ […]

Hammers to blank permanent midfielder move

West Ham will not be moving to make Joao Mario’s move permanent in the summer should they remain in the Premier League. The midfielder has been disappointing since arriving on a loan in January and ClaretandHugh understands there is no chance of the club meeting a transfer fee of around £26 million. His performances have […]

Owners delay ‘friendly’ decision

David Gold and David Sullivan’s presence in the London Stadium director’s box for the Southampton game is today being confirmed by the London Evening Standard. But a report in London’s evening newspaper adds that they have yet to make up their minds about attending a game at Dagenham and Redbridge on Wednesday. ClaretandHugh revealed yesterday […]

Bookies have faith in the Irons

West Ham are outsiders of the  relegation fighting clubs to take the drop. The High Street bookies are never very far wrong on such issues – they can’t afford to be – and the odds makers give the Irons a realistic chance of staying up over the likes of Stoke, Southampton and Huddersfield. Indeed, the […]

Report: FA’s Henry ‘racism’ probe goes on

THE FA are reported as having met with West Ham’s former head of recruitment Tony Henry over his race row. Henry received his marching orders from the club after making discriminating remarks against Africans claiming they “can have a bad attitude.” According to The Sun he is likely to attend a racism awareness course as part […]

Sullivan and Gold set to stay in position

David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady look certain to be back on their director box positions for the match against Southampton. The trio are determined to face up the threat of any abuse believing it would be a dereliction of their duties to make themselves invisible for the afternoon. There have been strong claims […]

Oggy thrilled by surprise call-up

Angelo Ogbonna has been delighted by a surprise call up from the Italian management team following an injury to defender Giorgio Chiellini. The central defender – capped 11 times – has not featured since appearing in a FIFA World Cup qualifying win in Israel in September 2016. Now, however, as he closes in on 100 appearances […]

Irons joined in chase for £20 million target

Watford and Newcastle have reportedly joined West Ham in the chase of Fulham’s outsatnding midfielder Tom Cairney. We were strongly linked with the player in the winter transfer window and according to the Mirror, Fulham will be ready to let him go for £20 million if they fail to land promotion from the Championship. The […]

Ayew owns up on Hammers failures

Andre Ayew has admitted has admitted he could have given more to West Ham ! The former Hammers misfit has of course returned to his former club Swansea in an £18 million move amid allegations that it should never have happened given the Swans were serious relegation rivals at the time. But Ayew has accepted […]

Zaba so proud of Hammers fans

It would be easy to make a case supporting Pablo Zabaleta as the Hammer of the Year. OK, it’s hardly been a vintage season but nobody can fault the effort, determination and desire of the veteran right back. One thing is for certain however, his Hammers of the year are the supporters who have suffered […]