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Medics delay Carroll squad return

          EXCLUSIVE Andy Carroll’s return to action with the Irons first team squad has again been delayed by the Belgian and Dutch medics overseeing his recovery. And he is now expected to start serious contact  work withe the rest of the lads in ten days to a fortnight. If that turns […]

No disciplinary measures against Tomkins

West Ham United are planning no disciplinary measures against defender James Tomkins who will appear in Basildon magistrates on January 9. The 24 year old Hammers defender is expected to face three separate charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. They arise from an incident […]

Ravel in fitness race

Ravel Morrison is bidding to shake off a nagging groin problem in time to play a part in the crucial West Ham United clash against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow lunchtime. Morrison reported the injury as he left the training pitch on Christmas Eve ahead of the match against Arsenal. A source said last night that […]

Hammers back Sam again as Mackay sacked

Sam Allardyce has been assured he will remain in charge of West Ham until the end of the season! Speculation was running riot this afternoon (Fri) that former Hammer Malky Mackay would be marching into Upton Park as the club’s new boss. But a highly placed Hammers source continued to insist that although “no manager […]

Hammers inquiry for Lambert

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hasn’t given up hope of signing Rickie Lambert on loan from Southampton next month. Claretandhugh can exclusively reveal that the Hammers have inquired about the England striker and that he remains at the head of their wanted list. Southampton haven’t turned a possible loan deal down for the striker who […]

The moment I believe it all went wrong!

  By Hugh Southon It is impossible for me to forget the moment back in the summer when I was told: “He’s given up on finding a striker and bought Stewart Downing with the last £5 million.” Okay, don’t worry, I’m not going to dwell on it. I can’t because every time I do I […]

Allardyce blames wasted “gilt-edged” chances

Sam Allardyce has blamed the squandering of gilt edged chances by Matt Jarvis, Carlton Cole and Joey O’Brien as the main reason for the 3-1 defeat by Arsenal. He explained: Jarvis got his on target but the other two were wide and had we given ourselves a bigger cushion I don’t think we would have […]

Rav misses Arsenal

No official word  but rumour has it that Ravel Morrison pulled a hamstring in the warm-up. We’ll keep asking the questions and hopefully come up with more for you later on this one. West Ham United: Adrian; Joey O’Brien, James Tomkins, James Collins, George McCartney; Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble, Mo Diame; Joe Cole, Carlton Cole, Matt […]


Credit where it’s due so well done to all the guys and girls at KUMB.com who gave us so many scoops this year. Notable was the James Tomkins story this week where they were in firstI and he great Billy Bonds/Harry Redknapp exclusive earlier in the year. HAPPYCHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.

Tomkins arrested and charged

James Tomkins was arrested outside a Brentwood nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 24-year-old central defender was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer following a disturbance at the Sugar Hut nightclub hours after the team had been beaten 3-1 at Manchester United. Eye witness reports claim Tomkins – who was […]