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Cresswell’s first wins it …but more Zarate please

by Hugh Southon   West Ham 1 (Cresswell) Newcastle United 0 Aaron Cresswell scored his first goal in a Hammers shirt to set the team back on winning ways. And after failing to win their last three games the victory came as sweet relief for the Upton Park army who were treated to a decent […]

Half Time: Irons 0 Newcastle United 0

Well let’s hope it gets better after the break! Neither team carried much threat in a first 45 minutes which may have had a few looking at their mobiles or tablets for alternative terms of amusement. It always looked a bit dodgy when it became clear that Andy Carroll was being played as a single […]

Sam and Pardew beat the bookies

What a difference a few months make. The Sun points out- interestingly – that Sam Allardyce is now 100/1 against getting the sack today as opposed to 5/4 on August 30. in the other dug-out Newcastle and former Hammers boss Alan Pardew  is now 66/1 against having been 1/3 on September 13. The odds on […]

Hammers admit FA charge

The FA has fined West Ham £20,000 after they pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to control their players at Goodison park. Both Everton and West Ham were charged following an altercation just before half-time. The incident occurred when West Ham players took exception to a challenge from Kevin Mirallas on Hammers midfielder Morgan Amalfitano. A statement […]

Hammers Agent fees soar by 50%

The total amount paid by West Ham to agents in the period 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 soared to £6,380,339.31. This included three loan signings in January and nine arrivals during the summer.  This is an increase of over 50% on the £4,169,134.09 paid to agents in the 2012/2013 period. The Hammers  rank sixth in the […]

Irons can’t sue Senegal over Sakho

West Ham have”absolutely no chance” of getting a penny from the Senegal game’s ruling body following the injury to Diafra Sakho. The Hammers goal machine was today ruled out for between four to six weeks as ClaretandHugh has exclusively revealed that the injury was caused by a Senegal physio, We were told that he was […]


By Hugh Southon Diafra Sakho’s back injury was sensationally caused by a Senegal physio whilst the player was under treatment at the international training camp. ClaretandHugh has discovered the extraordinary truth of our top scorer’s back problem which has stunned the Irons backroom staff There is real fury inside Upton Park about the injury which […]

Hopes rise for Irons midfielder

Hopes rose this afternoon that Mark Noble will be fit to take his place at the heart of the Hammers midfield tomorrow afternoon. Nobes has been battling all week to shake off the effects that a kick he received on his thigh against Everton last weekend. At lunchtime we were being told that his chances […]

Former Hammer joins The Bishops

Bishops Stortford FC have signed up  former West ham Academy defender Cheye Alexander ahead of tomorrow’s FA Trophy game against Chelmsford City. The 19-year-old right-back came through the Hammers youth system before joining Port Vale in the summer of 2013. After a year there he joined Concord Rangers in the summer and came on a substitute in their […]

Awe-struck Irons watch in wonder

Adrian, Mark Noble and Andy Carroll have been deeply impressed as they looked at their new Olympic Stadium home following the lifting into place of the first piece of roofing. Measuring around 45,000 sqm, it will become the longest cantilevered roof in the world. The London Evening Standar rreported Noble as saying: “To see the […]