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Keys points out irony of West Ham win

Pundit Richard Keys has pointed out the irony of West Ham’s win over Sunderland, suggesting it is was a win Sam Allardyce himself would have been proud of if he was still in charge of the Hammers. Keys wrote on his personal blog today “The irony of West Ham’s 1-0 win over Sunderland is that it was […]

Merson predicts London ‘Cup final’ stalemate

Sky pundit Paul Merson has predicted a draw on Wednesday night as West Ham take on Spurs under the famous Boleyn Ground lights one last time: Speaking to the Sky Sports website Merson says: “This could be the hardest game Tottenham have got left to play this season (I know they play a North London […]

Hammers continue to scout FC Porto star

West Ham scouts were back in Portugal at the weekend keeping a keen eye on FC Porto’s star midfielder Ruben Neves. The teenager has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in the summer, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all wanting to land the Portugal Under-21 star. Neves, who is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, is a […]

Noble is top of the pops in passes

West Ham skipper Mark Noble has recorded the third most successful passes in the Premier League in 2016 according to Squawka Football. Cesc Fabregas tops the Premier League this year with 607 passes, followed by Aaron Ramsey with 471 closely tailed by Mark Noble with 453 completed passes. When  looking only at English players in […]

Spurs star likely to miss Hammers game

Delle Alli is a major doubt to start for Spurs on Wednesday night against West Ham after suffering a freak incident in the warm-up before Sunday’s win over Swansea. The midfielder played the full 90 minutes after appearing to suffer an injury while he practised shooting in the warm up to game. Alli said he kicked the ground […]

Three Hammers in London team of the week

Michail Antonio – the hero for West Ham against Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats makes the cut for his well-taken goal at the Boleyn Ground  as does Angelo Ogbonna and Cheikhou Kouyate, who made four key tackles, four interceptions, eight ball recoveries and 35 accurate passes (according to Opta) on Saturday, also feature in the London team of […]

Yes I had my doubts but now I’m a believer

Tom Atherton is the latest fan to join us at ClaretandHugh with his view of all things Hammers. He looks back over the most discussed subject in recent Hammers history – the OS move, where we may be headed and how the board have handled the revolution in Irons history.   When I first heard […]

The West Ham beauty and the beast!

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has described Payet giving West Ham its beauty and Michail Antonio as playing the part of the beast. Speaking to the Daily Mail Redknapp said: “IF PAYET IS WEST HAM’S BEAUTY, THEN ANTONIO IS THE BEAST”  “We’ve all been so taken by Dimitri Payet’s fine performances for West Ham this season that Michail […]

Huge Irons double dream looking good

By Scott Alsweiller A bumpy win over Sunderland, but we’ll take it and move on. Our focus now must remain on two separate goals. Winning the F.A. Cup (which should forever remain a relevant and exciting competition), and securing European football for next season – a huge double dream indeed. We were helped in the […]

Poll: Who gets your Hammer of the year vote?

So on the face of it, the Hammer of the Year this season should be a forgone conclusion but there is one man who is quickly winning over the West Ham fans’ hearts and minds who could change all that! Who would your Hammer of the Year be if you were voting today? With five […]