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Archive | February 2014

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“WE WON’T SELL RAV ON THE CHEAP”

West Ham United have absolutely no intention of flogging Ravel Morrison for silly money whatever happens between now and the end of his Queens Park Rangers loan deal.  And senior figures inside the club remain utterly convinced that should he find himself back in first team favour with manager Sam Allardyce he would “very soon […]

SAM BY A WHISKER AS GOLD’S TOP BOSS

West Ham’s co-chairman David Gold believes Sam Allardyce is the best manager he and his partner in arms David Sullivan have employed …but only by a whisker  The pair inherited Barry Fry at Birmingham before employing Trevor Francis, Steve Bruce and Alex McLeish. And after sacking Gianfranco Zola soon after arriving at Upton Park and […]

BIG PHIL: 80s IRONS WOULD HAVE BEEN PL FORCE!

West Ham’s great former goalkeeper Phil Parkes reckons the Hammers of ’85/86 would more than have held their own in today’s Premier League.  Phil remains a regular at Upton Park where he works the hospitality areas on match days and has spoken at length to Claretandhugh about the game now and then.  And he said: […]

EXCLUSIVE: No Reid inquiries

West Ham United have rejected speculation that there has been any formal interest in Winston Reid.  The brilliant central defender has been firmly linked with Arsenal but we have learned within the last few minutes there has been no formal interest from anywhere. Reid – despite having recovered from a serious ankle injury – has […]

AC WILL FIGHT FOR EVERTON START!

Andy Carroll is not expecting to automatically reclaim his place in the Hammers team that travels to Everton this weekend! With the manager seemingly reluctant to make any changes to his ‘four wins on the bounce’ Irons the big N0 9 knows that he has a big challenge to push his way past the born-again […]

DG EXCLUSIVE: “TO HELL AND BACK”

By Hugh Southon David Gold has spoken for the first time of the agonies he suffered as West Ham United looked to be slipping back to the Championship during one of the bleakest Boleyn mid winters ever! And in the first part of a major exclusive with Claretandhugh the club’s co-owner explains how he lay […]

EXCLUSIVE:’King’ Parkesy on ‘Prince’ Adrian

Legendary West Ham keeper Phil Parkes (right) is thrilled with the new stopper on the Boleyn block – Adrian – and believes his best is before him.  ‘Parksey’ – widely regarded as the finest keeper to ever wear the sweater for West Ham appeared in a total of 344 games for the Irons between 1979-90, […]

Curtain coming down for Joe!

Joe Cole’s hopes of landing a new West Ham United deal in the summer look dead in the water! The 32 year old has overcome his problems with the manager earlier in the season when he appeared to walk off in a huff after being subbed. Much publicity followed but both Cole and the manager […]

“Impressive” Armero in line for deal

The Irons look certain to offer  on loan wing back Pablo Armero a permanent deal at the end of the season despite the fact he still has to make a  first appearance. Armero – on loan from Napoli – has been impressing both the manager and players in training since arriving and is still patiently […]

Mark’s still living the England dream!

Mark Noble is still living the England dream! After we reported that England Number Two Ray Lewington had left the Boleyn impressed with performance against Southampton, the loyalist midfielder has opened up on his World cup hopes. Speaking the  London Evening Standard he said: “I think I’m playing the best football of my career right now […]