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Rat paid off by the Hammers

                  Exclusive by Hugh Southon Razvan Rat has been paid off and has left West Ham United. The co owners made their move once the deal was sealed to bring Pablo Armera into the club from Napoli on a loan deal until the end of the season. […]

Armero joins on loan

Napoli’s Pablo Armera has joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the season as we indicated earlier this afternoon. We reported that talks had been going on throughout the day and Napoli have now confirmed the Colombian international is on his way to the Londoners. He has been brought in quickly for […]

Armero talks get serious!

By Hugh Southon West Ham United are this afternoon (Fri) in fierce negotiations to sign Napoli’s Pablo Armero on loan. Claretandhugh understands that talks have been going on throughout the day with the player’s agent and that a deal is now starting to look possible. But everybody at the club was keeping their cards close […]

Gradel move “collapses”

Max Gradel’s move to West Ham appears to have collapsed. Claretandhugh is currently receiving reports that despite the player being reportedly on his way to Upton Park where the  paperwork was ready to sign, he has decided against the move.  The St-Etienne winger was due to sign on a short term deal but unless the […]


Hello and welcome to FootballFanCast’s epic Live Blog feast of Transfer Deadline Day madness. Forget Jim White and those cronies over at Sky Sports. This is where you want to be for all the action, gossip, rumours, opinion, news, views and pics of Harry Redknapp in his Range Rover. Stay tuned until midnight tonight while […]

No deal for “60 per cent” Rat

                            EXCLUSIVE West Ham defender Razvan Rat will be allowed to walk away from the club later today if a club comes in for him. Claretandhugh  has learned today that the 32-year-old Romanian signed for the relegation threatened club knowing that he […]

Gold takes a pop at Mourinho

 Exclusive  by Hugh Southon   West Ham co-chairman David Gold has waded into Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after his attack on Sam Allardyce’s brand of football during the amazing 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge Mourinho – having passed through The Special One and The Happy One incarnations emerged before the cameras as The Angry One […]

Reid contract talks top Irons agenda

       Exclusive by Hugh Southon West Ham United are ready to sit down to talk a new deal  with central defender Winston Reid as a “major priority”  as soon as the season ends. The Hammers defender will have a year left on his deal in the summer with an option and Claretandhugh has […]

Gradel on his way to Upton Park

West Ham are being reported to be set to announce the arrival of Ivorian international Max Gradel as a short term loan signing today. But Claretandhugh can confirm that should he arrive neither he or  former Manchester City player Abdul Razak who was announced on the official site as joining on a short term loan from […]

Heroic Adrian: “Oh no Eto’o”

New West Ham hero, goalkeeper Adrian, has cleared up the controversial Samuel Eto’o goal that never was against the Hammers last night. And during a game  when he rose to heroic status as well as being clear Man of the Match he declared: “It was really pleasing to keep the clean sheet and gain an […]