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Laid-back Reidy points finger at Brighton

Winston Reid is one of the most laid back guys in the game but he makes no bones about the fact the Irons must beat Brighton. Like his fellow defender Jose Fonte there are no ifs and but about it -the south coast side have to be brushed aside on Friday night at the London […]

Bilic and the striker that got away – THANKFULLY!

Who remembers the name Kelechi Iheanacho? For those with shorter memories he was the young man West Ham were supposedly set to sign as their main striker way back in the summer. Without most of us having seen him or heard about him, his 22 goals for Manchester City over two seasons made him a […]

Just brilliant as Hammers find a new playmaker

We welcome new blogger Max Willow to ClaretandHugh. Max is based in Australia and has been a fantatical Hammer since the early 1960s. He is a regular contributor to the CandH forum and also writes for West Ham World. In his first blog he puts the spotlight on Pedro Obiang as he looks back at […]

Chicharito is only as good as his service says Phelan

“If you’re looking for a centre-forward with a history of scoring goals, it doesn’t get any better than Javier,” Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant at Manchester United has told Sky Sports. “But there is another side to it: Can you provide the service for him to score the goals? If the service is […]

Hammers track Blades attacking midfielder

West Ham is said to closely following the rising career of young attacking midfielder David Brooks at Sheffield United who is rumoured to be available for £10m this January. Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Everton are also tracking Brooks, who earned a call-up by Wales for their recent World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland. The 20-year-old played for […]

West Ham rumoured target to be offered new contract

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to offer Jack Wilshere a new four-year contract to stay at the Emirates. A report in the Daily Mirror says Wenger has been so impressed that a new four-year contract offer is in the pipeline for the 25-year-old. The Arsenal midfielder and boyhood West Ham fan has yet to […]

Poll: Who should skipper West Ham?

With Mark Noble no longer looking an automatic first-team selection, thoughts turn to whom should be the on-pitch skipper in his absence. Winston Reid currently has the armband but a growing number of views are being expressed on social network as to who is the obvious candidate. Pablo Zabaleta’s name continually crops up and Joe […]

Sinclair gets Carroll fine issue all wrong

Trevor Sinclair has warned Slaven Bilic he will be making a big mistake if he decides to fine Andy Carroll for his sending off offences against Burnley. Speaking out on Twitter the former Hammers favourite claims the manager will be creating a very dangerous precedent if he decides to take such an action. But  in […]

Irons fans want new skipper – guess who?

A growing lobby of West ham fans are calling for Pablo Zabaleta to become West Ham United’s captain. With Mark Noble dropped for the match at Burnley and looking unlikely to regain his position as an automatic selection the armband situation is being discussed more and more on ClaretandHugh forums. Many do not believe Winston […]

McAvennie and Cottee happened by accident…is history set to repeat itself? TC gives his view as Brighton looms

Some of the great things in this wonderful game happen purely by accident – ask Tony Cottee! It was the toughest luck in the world that Paul Goddard damaged his shoulder during the opening 1985-85 season opening at Birmingham at St Andrew’s and when Frankie Mac grabbed two in the next game somthing bigger and […]