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Archive | June 2014

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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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 of the player’s rights.
And West Ham have confirmed to ClaretandHugh that the player – nicknamed ‘Tank’ – has been offered to them.   
The story first broke in the Argentinian media – where Upton Park  was named as a likely destination – and has been repeated across the internet by various sources.
However exclusive  ClaretandHugh inquiries have revealed the deal is unlikely to happen despite the fact the Irons being strongly attracted to it. 

A highly placed Upton Park source said: “We are told he’s the best young player in South America but the club want £5 million plus a 50 per cent sell on fee when he becomes a world superstar.
“He’s already made around 25 first team starts at 17 years old but we don’t have the cash to pay £5 million for a future star. We have limited funds which we have to use on this season’s campaign.
“But we would love to do it although it’s a huge gamble for a 17 year old and with a 50 per cent sell on clause it’s almost like paying £10 million for the lad.”


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.

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!

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.

Hammers react to defender rumours

West Ham have today dismissed reports that Boca Juniors left back Emanuel Insua is about to join the club.

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.