Archive | January 2016

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Exclusive: DS says some should “eat their words”

David Sullivan’s appraisal of yesterday’s game is typically short and to the point:”The main thing is we are still in the draw – simple! Th chairman is today still busily working on trying to ensure that Emanuelle Emineke’s move from Fenerbahce is completed before the transfer deadline. Manager Slaven Bilic revealed last night that he […]

You will have to buy your seat again!

Some West Ham season ticket holders – who will remain nameless for this article – have been working all season out how they might detach their own seat after the last game of the season as a memento of the Boleyn ground. The seats are bolted together is sections of five and some fans have […]

Hero Tomkins dispays his battle scars

After years of being dubbed the Boleyn ‘pretty boy,’ James Tomkins is carrying some serious battle scars this season. And it was hard not to detect a small smile on the manager’s face when a reporter said after the match: “Twelve stictches for Tomkins?” “Oh no” said Slav “thirteen!” with a wicked grin. Let’s hand […]

Will those Scouse fan critics be at Boleyn replay?

West Ham were criticised over the weekend for a not taking a bigger allocation to Anfield. Some West Ham fans together rival fans poked fun at the Hammers, suggesting we should have at least matched Exeter City’s mid-week FA cup trip of 6,000 fans. The club took an initial allocation of 3,000 tickets for the […]

Oh baby! Randolph’s return planned days ago

Darren Randolph would love to play at Anfield every week! Yesterday’s Hammers hero of the 4th Round FA Cup Tie was involved in the 3-0 League win early season and was instrumental in keeping our unbeaten seasonal record intact yesterday. And he revealed Slav had told him early in the week he would be playing […]

Andy Carroll is back next week

West Ham chairman, David Gold says Andy Carroll should be back next week but doesn’t say whether it will be Tuesday night for the Aston Villa home game under the lights or the rescheduled Southampton away on Saturday 6th February at 5.30pm at St Mary’s. He also confirms that Diafra Sako and Manuel Lanzini will […]

Nigerian ‘Hazard’ invited to West Ham for trials

West Ham are reported to have invited Nigerian forward Ezekiel Bassey for trials.“Bassey has been invited for trials by West Ham,” a report claims on the Africa Football website. Last year, Nigeria defender Azubuike Egwuekwe also trialed with ‘The Hammers’ but his club Warri Wolves later turned down a £1m bid for Egwuekwe. “We rejected a […]

Reaction: Hammers fans hail their hero

Darren Randolph stepped into Adrian’s big boots yesterday while our Spanish stopper was at home awaiting the arrival of his new baby. The No 2 was responsible for five huge stops which effectively kept the Irons in the competition. Here’s how the fans reacted at the ClaretandHugh FB and website forums.   O Yes Randolph […]

Review: Randolph/O’Brien shine on dull day

Geo and Gonzo from parters Hammers Chat are joined by ClaretandHugh’s Sean Whetstone to review yesterday’s game at Anfield.

Bilic’s post match interview