Archive | February 2015

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Leroy reckons Irons can prove Pardew wrong

Alan Pardew has told Sam Allardyce he has a real problem breaking through the glass ceiling between West Ham and the top five or six clubs.But ClaretandHugh pundit Leroy Rosenior reckons its Sam’s job to breed the self belief necessary into the team to do just that. Pards and Allardyce have both Newcastle and the […]

CandH Exclusive: Sam does a double-quick runner

Sam Allardyce – a member of panel at the ‘You Are the Ref’ event last night – did a runner at the end of a discussion on modern day refereeing. He was joined by former ref Keith Hackett, Guillem Balague,  Mark Halsey plus a burly ‘minder’ at Riley’s Sports Bar in London and made a […]

24 years on Hackett says: “I’m so sorry West Ham”

Keith Hackett has given every West Ham an apology for the worst refereeing decision in our club’s history – the sending off of Tony Gale in the 1991 FA Cup semi final at Villa Park against Nottingham Forest! Put the mere words “Tony Gale sent off” into Google 24 YEARS ON and that awful decision by […]

Gold hails double signing

David Gold has paid his own personal tribute to Mark Noble following the midfielder signing a new five and half year deal. And his decision was immediately hailed by the co chairman as valuing quality of life and love of your home area is clearly more important than money. Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: […]

Irons ticket prices force Palace plea

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has written to Eagles fans urging them to attend the match at the Boleyn tomorrow but admits the £44 cost of tickets at Upton Park is “expensive”. Palace struggling to sell their allocation and the Selhurst Park club have lifted restrictions on the number of tickets each fan can buy. In […]

Reid: “Not a whisper he’s signed elsewhere”

West Ham haven’t heard the remotest whisper that Winston Reid has agreed a pre-contract deal with another club despite talks at Upton Park having seemingly stalled. The Irons believe that had a deal been done elsewhere it’s certain news would have leaked back to them but not a single agent or outside source anywhere has […]

DG: Ref must tell skippers: “Pen is the last kick”

David Gold wants refs to make it 100 per cent clear to captains, penalty takers and keepers that a last second penalty will LITERALLY be the final kick of the match! The co chairman is still barely over the  Spurs equaliser which was converted by Harry Keane off a rebound following a great save by […]

It really isn’t about money with Nobes!

When a footballer says: “It’s not about money” a sceptical collective sigh usually goes passes through  the listeners. When Mark Noble used the same words this morning after signing a new five and half year deal not only did you believe it emotionally but it was impossible to disbelieve him factually. For Mark, despite his years […]

Allardyce ready for Palace

Sam Allardyce expects Palace to play a counter attacking game at the Boleyn this weekend relying on players such as Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and and Dwight Gayle to make an impact. But speaking at his press conference he said: “However, our home form is good and our performances of late have been exceptional, even […]

Report: Irons in for French midfielder

The Irons are reportedly facing competition from AC Milan and Newcastle United in the race for  Montpellier midfielder Morgan Sanson. TalkSport claim we are keen on the 20-year-old who has scored four goals in 25 appearances this season and has been a France Under-19 and Under-21. Sanson – who joined Montpellier from Le Mans in […]