Irons speak on reported Payet interest from Nice

A morning report suggesting that Nice are ready to offer Dimi Payet a loan deal until the end of the season has been ruled out by West Ham. According to the Sunday paper the ‘deal’ would have allowed the Hammers to offload his £125,000-a-week wages gave him his wish to return home. And it claimed […]

Report: Marseilles face French rival for Payet

West Ham are this morning reported to be considering  a possible loan deal which would see Dimitri Payet join French outfit Nice . Nice lead Ligue 1 and are believed ready to make an offer after the Irons again turned down Marseille’s on the ‘cheap attempts’ to get the playmaker. The deal would see West […]

Fans respond to hero Ogbonna’s injury blow

Angelo Ogbonna will miss the rest of West Ham’s season as he heads of for knee surgery. He has played through the pain barrier all year and given his all to the cause at a time when a certain Frenchman has simply more or less walked out. ClaretandHugh FB forum fans at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ have given their […]

I’ll take one Ogbonna for 100 Payets!

So Angelo Ogbonna has played through the season with a knee injury which needs surgery. He played with the help of pain killers, never flinched a tackle, had the odd moment of uncertainty of course but by and large always produced a minimum six out of ten performance. Now we know the situation he’s been […]

Brave Ogbonna out for rest of season

Angelo Ogbonna is our of action until next season. Ogbonna featured in  today’s win over Middlesbrough but must undergo an operation to correct a problem he has been carrying for the whole campaign. Slaven Bilic said: “I have to praise Angelo Ogbonna, because he has played the whole season with an injury. “He needs an […]

Bilic well happy and AC is “all good”

Slaven Bilic’s smile is firmly back in place after another fine performance from his happy Hammers. After victory at Middlesbrough the boss said: “It was a good week for us after Palace, the confidence we played with, and we used that momentum to come here and put out a strong performance and get three massive points. […]

Two games – six points – six goals…Irons are back

Middlesbrough 1 Irons 3 CandH Match verdict Now we know it’s for real…now we know the Irons are back in business. A top result and performance from front to back. The flourish and style is back and fears are receding. Two games – six points and six goals – what’s not to like. This was […]

How we rated the Irons v Boro

Randolph: No chance with the goal – one particularly great save, otherwise safe as houses 6 Byram: Growing up fast – barely a foot wrong – do we need a right back  now? 7 Reid: Usual composed performance when under pressure 7 Ogbonna: Maybe rose to the challenge of Mr Fonte arriving – no complaints […]

Marseilles are back in

ClaretandHugh understands that Marseilles have finally come back with a new offer for Dimitri Payet. The French club have edged their offer – the third – up to close on £25 million but the Irons are still holding out for £30 minimum. It is becoming more likely that a deal will be done than not […]

Was AC’s strike the best ever – win a tenner bet

Yes it’s a week on but the red hot discussion is still going on! And the big question under the microsope from club sponsors Betway is whether Andy Carroll’s incredible bicycle kick and resulting goal was the best we have ever seen of its type. It forms a central question on the Betway Insider video […]