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Huge Everton choice can change Irons season

We could be heading for a high watermark of our season next weekend – a choice may have to be made and it could have an enormous effect on our season. It was unfortunate for him that skipper Mark Noble saved one of his poorest outings for a game that could easily precede the return […]

Report: Hammers eye Bournemouth midfielder

West Ham are tonight being reported as having interest in Bournemouth’s  Dan Gosling. The Sun’s Alan Nixon declares the former Everton winger who joined the Cherries on a free transfer has caught Slaven Bilic’s eye. The player has produced some serious ‘hard running ‘ stats over recent months and Nixon reckons that may be what […]

CandH exclusive: Gold gives Sakho update

Diafra Sakho is set to return to action for the game against Everton next weekend. Sakho was a big miss against Watford this afternoon but co chairman David Gold – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – was keen to assure fans the striker was not suffering from a long term problem. He told us: “It’s a […]

Video: Slaven’s post match verdict

Slav lauds Hornets admitting we were second best

Slaven Bilic refused to mince his words after the disappointing defeat at Vicarage Road. He had no excuses and handed out praise to the Premier League newcomers explaining that they thoroughly deserved their victory. The manager said:  “What happens weeks before and all the statistics is interesting but it doesn’t mean a thing once the […]

Sakho’s absence a huge miss as Irons slip

Watford 2 Irons 0 Diafro Sakho’s absence after taking a knock in training showed how integral the striker is to West Ham’s system of play against Watford this afternoon. Two bad defensive lapses by Andy Carroll and James Tomkins saw Watford collect three thoroughly deserved points against an Irons team off of it’s game all […]

Brady spills Mourinho Boleyn beans

Karren Brady has spilled the beans on how Jose Mourinho chose to stand away from the Chelsea directors and left the ground shortly after Andy Carroll’s headed winner at Upton Park last week. Writing in he Sun football diary she said: “At half-time, only three visiting directors from Chelsea come into the boardroom. My operations director […]

Gold on why this man is perfect for Irons

David Gold admits that were he to have the last six months over again knowing what he knows now Slaven Bilic would be the automatic No 1 choice as West Ham manager. Gold spoke to ClaretandHugh as he headed for today’s clash at Vicarage Road and said: “There could be no doubt about that – […]

Miklosko knows Slav will keep it going

Ludek Miklosko appeared in goal 373 times for the Hammers and played alongside Bilic during the closing months of his Boleyn career. But that was enough for him to become close friends with the manager and he declares of the present run of result: “It’s unbelievable. Those were fantastic results (against Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and […]

Slav’s “we” word tells us all WE need to know

How good to hear Slaven Bilic referrring to “we” even though the situation he was addressing concerned last season. His reference to luck may not be right because there’s no question we were playing some very good football at times which sadly was sussed out a little too easily later on. But it’s the use […]