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Goodbye 2015 – it’s been fabulous!

So here we are on the last night of the year – the time when we look backwards and forwards with the minimum of trouble and  ask ourselves as the Hammers turn into the second part of the season: “How has it been for me.” I won’t gild the lily. It started brilliantly when the […]

CandH Poll result: Where will Irons finish

Less than one per cent of Irons fans voting in a ClaretandHugh poll believe the team will finish lower than 12th position this season. A total of 1242 cast their votes in the poll which asked fans to give their club’s finishing position this season. A total of 3.95 per cent (49 voters) believe we […]

Collins deal: The finances

James Collins has landed a deal which will earn the central defender around £3 million over the two years of his new deal. The value that manager Slaven Bilic has put on the 32 year old was happily agreed by the board when they decided to rush through a new deal for the Hammers loyalist. […]

JOB Done: He’s off

Joey O’Brien is unlikely to leave West Ham this January transfer window because of continuing injury problems but he will be gone  in June next year when his contract expires ClaretandHugh understand. There was speculation he could have been released early this winter with his old club Bolton rumoured as a possible destination for him […]

Bilic: “Sakho will be back in early February”

Slaven Bilic has given his final press conference of the year this morning ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime kick off against Liverpool. He told assembled journalists: “Payet is back and has been training with us for a couple of days. Depending on how he goes today he will be in the squad. It is a great boost […]

Hammers ready to loan defender

Dundee FC have been linked with a January move for Hammers youngster Stephen Hendrie. And ClaretandHugh’s regular senior source told us exclusively:” Hendrie needs games and might be loaned out, he is on a VERY low wage.” The 20-year-old Scottish youth international  left back is currently on West Ham’s books but has not been getting first-team […]

Hammers launch OS bring a friend amnesty

West Ham Supporters who, until now, have only invited one fellow Hammers fan, or indeed none at all, to join them as a new Season Ticket Holder at the Former Olympic Stadium can take advantage of a five day Amnesty Window in January. The final Band 4 season ticket appointments are scheduled for Friday 22nd […]

VIDEO: Payet countdown: Magical moment

For me that sublime Payet flick for Lanzini was a moment to treasure. I look at it now and am still astounded at the incredible ability and like everybody else can barely contain my excitement until Saturday. The main man’s back – COYI

‘Ginge’ gets massive boost

James Collins has been handed the ultimate compliment by former Irons defensive hero Tony Gale. ‘Galey ‘- 300 appearances in an Irons shirt between 1984-1994 -reckons ‘Ginge’ is, and should remain, the first choice partner for Winston Reid when everybody is fit. Despite the arrival in summer of £8 million signing Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus, […]