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Irons unfazed by Ravel Chelsea top pic

West Ham tonight brushed off suggestions that Ravel Morrison was guilty of any serious misdemeanor after posting a picture of himself on Instagram apparently in a Chelsea leisure top. The pictures didn’t take long to appear on Twitter and caused a mini furore among his followers. Some claimed it wasn’t a Chelsea top whilst others […]

Ravel in Chelsea top claims

Ravel Morrison is at the centre of a mini Twitter controversy this afternoon (Sat) when a picture of him wearing what appeared to be a Chelsea leisure top emerged on the social network. It had first been allegedly posted on the midfielder’s Instagram account amid claims he’s been given it by former Hammer Frank Lampard. […]

Irons badge news on the way

West Ham’s three consultation sessions with the fans over the possibility of a new crest closed yesterday (Friday) and official news of  the process could be provided by next week. The club hosted three in-person consultation sessions at the Boleyn Ground where fans discussed their ideas with staff before providing written feedback.  And ClaretandHugh has […]

Allardyce ready for next Thursday’s return

The Hammers return to training next Thursday and Sam Allardyce is looking forward to the “best one in my time here.” It’s an early return for the squad as  they prepare for games against teams from England, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany and Italy. He explained the programme ahead saying:  “We have a training camp in […]

Hammers to ‘pass’ on £5 million teen sensation

West Ham are set to ‘pass ‘ on the chance of signing South American teen sensation Ezequiel Ponce.   The Newell’s Old Boys 17 year old – billed as the most exciting prospect in Argentian football – is the subject of an Argy investment group finacial move with the businessmen wanting to purchase 50 per cent […]

Hammers by High Commission

High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom Sir Lockwood Smith, has welcomed the Irons  Carlsberg Football United Tour to his homeland. Us and Newcastle take on A-League sides Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC, with fixtures taking place across New Zealand’s North and South Island. The Hammers face the Phoenix at Eden Park in […]

Alonso may be reason for Henry’s gardening leave

Marcos Alonso looks booked for a move to Sunderland and thus the Black Cats decision to put the Irons recruitment head in waiting, Tony Henry, on ‘gardening leave’ becomes clear! Stadium of Light boss Gus Poyet has been reported in Spanish sports paper Marca as saying: “I’m there with ‘Marquitos’ Alonso, I already had him for […]

Hammers press on with talks

West Ham are still talking to Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue but continue to insist they will take their time coming to a decision on the £2 million midfielder. The player has been a possible target for some weeks but is seen as one with “raw talent” who would be a “big gamble.” And that may not be […]

Hammers react to defender rumours

West Ham have today dismissed reports that Boca Juniors left back Emanuel Insua is about to join the club. Reports have broken over the last 48 hours that the club are close to signing the 23 year old. But sources inside the Boleyn told ClaretandHugh  that whilst there has been some interest, the player is […]

Michu? It should have been Hammer Bony

Try as I may to shake the feeling, I’m still haunted by last summer and particularly Wilfried Bony. This mood has fallen with the speculation that there have been talks between ourselves and Swansea City over Michu – who on last season’s form and injury problems looks a risk too far. Bony, wasn’t, and has […]