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Report: Hospital checks for Carroll

West Ham are clearly being ultra-cautious over the well being of record signing Andy Carroll after his prolonged injury history. ClaretandHugh blogger – the very well respected ExWHUemployee – is reporting tonight that the striker was taken to the Spire Roding Hospital today. ‘Ex’ reports that the big fella was due to have an MRI scan  to […]

Great news on Adrian contract

West Ham will not be rushing into new contract talks with goalkeeper Adrian despite his contract running out at the end of the season. The brilliant Spaniard has been in sensational form this season – looking even better since he came back from his sending-off in the match against Leicester City. And with his current […]

Video: The long walk to the Olympic Stadium

Have you ever wondered how long it will take to get from the train station to the Olympic Stadium to take your seat when West Ham kick off their season next August? West Ham season ticket holder Nigel Kahn can show you below. This speeded-up video lasting just 4 minutes shows the 31 minute journey […]

PIC: ‘Selfie’ Nobes steals the limelight

Well if you didn’t know it before Mark Noble is making no mistake that you do now. The new skipper decided that this picture may be the way to view things at the Boleyn  on the day the squad had the official pictures taken. Mark in close-up with the lads and gaffer sat in the […]

VIDEO: Frankie Mc’s greatest Boleyn memory

Frank McAvennie will miss everything about the Boleyn declaring: “There will be a hole left but the memories were magical.” The ClaretandHugh blogger and one of the club’s most favourite sons officially launched out ‘Farewell to the Boleyn’ today which will see ClaretandHugh bringing pictures, recollections from top players and videos through the season. But […]

Defoe knows we will arrive confident

Former Iron Jermain Defoe told has underlined the need to start fast against us at the weekend. Speaking to safc.com the 32-year-old said: “It is a big game, even more so because of how it has gone the last few games. “West Ham are a good side and they have picked up a lot of points […]

CandH’s Boleyn pictorial farewell MUST start here!

  Here’s a taste of things to come over the next few months as we delve into the archives to bid our farewell to the Boleyn after all these years. Lifelong fan Nigel Khan – and big pal of ClaretandHugh – has a gallery of thousands of pics and videos going way back to the […]

Diamanti ate what he wanted at West Ham

Former Hammer Alessandro Diamanti has spoken of his short spell at West Ham telling the Italian media. “I found a different football,” he told Gazetta dello Sport “At West Ham everyone ate what they wanted. The workouts were simpler. In Watford you follow a specific diet.After the work on the field you do sessions of […]

Di Canio wants to return to mangememt

Paolo Di Canio’s representatives have contacted  Championship club Rotherham about their vacant managerial position, the Press Association Sport claim. The West Ham legend has been out of work since leaving Sunderland in September 2013, but is  said to be keen to return to management again and his representatives sounded out the potential for him to become […]

Nolan’s ‘non’ to France

Former Hammers skipper Kevin Nolan has reportedly turned down the chance to play for French Ligue 1 club Lorient, according to Sky. Sky claims the midfielder rejected the offer of a contract after two weeks of negotiations.It is believed the move fell through because the 33-year-old did not feel it was right for him or his family. […]