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Parkes: “AC looks a back-up striker at moment”

Hammers legend Phil Parkes reckons Andy Carroll is going to have a really tough job on his hands getting back into the team when he finally returns to fitness. And having had both the striker and captain Kevin Nolan in his hospitality box recently he revealed the striker (and captain) both know they have a […]

Nolan defensive role raises big question

Eye witnesses at last night’s Development Under 21 game under the flood lights at the Boleyn Ground claim Kevin Nolan played a centre back role for beginning and end of the match. The match against Sunderland’s Under 21’s was won 2-0 thanks to a Elliot Lee brace. It is claimed that Sam Allardyce was present […]

Poyet in no rush for loan move

Diego Poyet admits he could hardly be happier with his West Ham life! At just 19 and with a mere seven minutes of Premier League action under his belt, the former Charlton youngster got the call-up for the big game against Manchester United. And that really put the icing on the cake with the teenager […]

Noble injury update

Mark Noble has a real chance of returning to the West Ham team for the clash with Queens Park Rangers this weekend. The midfielder has been suffering from a shin/calf injury and faces a scan tomorrow but his chances are rated at 70/30 in his favour. Noble was forced to pull out of the match […]

Gold’s mickey-take on Carroll jibe

David Gold has given has reacted humorously on the whispering campaign over Andy Carroll’s future at the club. The Hammers co chairman has always been a vigourous advocate of the striker believing that when fully fit he will be a massive player for the club. But the start made by new boys Enner Valencia and […]

Nolan/Vaz Te fail to sparkle for U-21s

Elliot Lee scored twice as the West Ham Under-21s claimed their first win of the season last night beating Sunderland 2-0 at Upton Park. The team included Kevin Nolan, Ricardo Vaz Te and Matt Jarvis with Sam Allardyce in attendance presumably checking his first team squad members. And one ClaretandHugh source reckons he will have […]

Cottee: “What happened to benefit of doubt?”

Tony Cottee believes the Irons were hard done by at Old Trafford on Saturday. Commenting on the Kevin Nolan offside ‘goal’ against Manchester United he declared in his London 24.com column: “There used to be an unwritten rule that it is only when there is daylight between the striker and the defender that the flag […]

Parkesy sends Adrian a warning

West Ham’s heroic former goalkeeper Phil Parkes (right) has warned Adrian to “cool it.” The Hammers stopper has picked up two yellow cards in successive games against Liverpool and Manchester United and Parkesy has told him: “It has to stop.” Phil- booked just twice in his career – is a fan of the Spanish stopper […]

£60k a week Reid “cheap at half the price”

Leroy Rosenior believes Winston Reid – at £60,000 a week – is ‘cheap at half the price’ to West Ham!. Like the rest of the Irons faithful ClaretandHugh’s top analyst is hoping the team’s early season form will encourage the central defender to stay at the club. He believes the lengthy delay means nothing more […]

Collison “special bond” with Irons fans

Jack Collison will be hoping to make Ipswich Town debut with the club this week but clearly still has the Hammers – and the club’s fans – in his heart. The 25-year-old, who spent nine years at Upton Park, will be remembered for the hugely emotional open letter to supporters after he was allowed to […]