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“The defeats must stop right now”

Joey O’Brien has given a very firm view on “what next” for the Irons despite making only one less than impressive performance this season – against Arsenal on Sunday. The full back made it clear that after back to back defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal the losses had to stop right now! With WBA on […]

Nolan contract clause 100 per cent FALSE

Wild rumours doing the rounds for years that Kevin Nolan has a special clause in his deal ensuring he makes the field of play if in the squad are 100 PER CENT FALSE! As we head into the New year ClaretandHugh made it our business to find out once and for all the truth or […]

Record turnover/record profit but still in debt

West Ham accounts released this week show a record turnover of close to £115m, an increase of nearly £25m and a record profit on paper of £10.3m after many years of losses. The figures are impressive on paper but it doesn’t alter the fact that the Hammers are massively in debt although it is now […]

Zarate: It was always going to end in tears

It was absolutely nailed on that the Mauro Zarate signing would end in tears – Mauro’s ways are not Sam’s ways! Many, many readers predicted it and sadly all those fears came to pass yesterday with the player making his feelings about Sam Allardyce very well known as he prepares for a Loftus Road exit. […]

Hammers continue use of pay day loans

West Ham accounts released yesterday have confirmed the Hammers continue to rely on loans from the mysterious Vibrac Corporation. The accounts published  yesterday at Companies House reveal they borrowed £15m as a pay day loan in August 2013. It was repaid  in August 2014. It then took out a further £18m short term loan recently […]

Hammers: “Zarate comments OTT”

Harry Redknapp is hoping the planned deal for Mauro Zarate to join Queens Park Rangers goes through without any hitches. The former Hammers boss is delighted to be getting an opportunity to take the Argentine to Loftus Road and believes he will prove a top goal-scoring addition. He told ClaretandHugh: “We have been talking about […]

Hammers valued at £400m

West Ham have been valued at £400m and Joint Chairman David Sullivan has suggested he would still welcome an investor to take 20% of the Hammers off his hands for around £80m. The two Davids bought 50% of the club for around £52m in 2010 valuing the club at £105m. The purchase took the form […]

Zarate off to QPR slamming Allardyce all the way

QPR are tonight reported to have sealed the Mauro Zarate deal which will see the Hammers striker remain at Loftus Road until the end of the season. ClaretandHugh was the first media outlet to report the likely move earlier today but tonight the mood turned bitter as Zarate slammed Sam Allardyce’s treatment of him. He […]

CandH Exclusive: Redknapp – “I want Zarate”

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has tonight confirmed he is keen to take Mauro Zarate to Loftus Road on loan next month. ‘Arry spoke exclusively to ClaretandHugh making it clear his interest was “real.” The former Hammers boss is developing a track record for taking Irons players to south west London having given Modibo […]

Zarate QPR move may cause Sam a big problem

Harry Redknapp’s interest in Mauro Zarate is now an open secret – a development which has the potential to prove Sam Allardyc e’s judgement of the player correct or leave him with a red face. ClaretandHugh broke the story exclusively earlier today and The Telegraph has now followed up declaring: “Queens Park Rangers are ready […]