Archive | June 2016

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West Ham to sign Manchester United striker

West Ham appear to have beaten Leeds, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Barnsley and Bristol City for the signature of young Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher. It is claimed that the Hammers agreed to meet the £7,000-per-week terms that 20 year old Fletcher and his agent had been asking for. Although Fletcher has yet to appear in a competitive game […]

Insider breaks silence on Batshuayi and Gomez

The club’s own insider is back to set the record straight on media rumours surrounding West Ham transfers. The ITK starts: “My sources have confirmed to me that one of the most promising young strikers in England is set to undergo a medical with the Club and a deal could be finalised in the near future.” […]

Leroy welcomes striker hopes but sees little value

I’ve been watching events closely at West Ham during the summer and back the board’s position in trying to bring in a top striker. So far they have missed out on Lacaeztte and Batshuayi – both were well over priced – and in this market place you are never gonna get value for money anyway […]

Sakho may have found answer to his problems

Kenyan socialite, Huddah Monroe may have let the cat out of the bag that is she dating Hammer Diafra Sakho. And if that’s the case it may be precisely what’s needed to settle down a player who has had more than his share of issues with the club of late! Monroe told Kiss FM radio in […]

Payet: Agent gives view on his future

Dimi Payet’s future looks sealed …and it is at West Ham United. Dimi has been linked with all and sundry during an impressive Euro 2016 but according to his agent his future is firmly locked into the Irons and the Olympic Stadium. Payet’s long-term advisor Jacques-Olivier Auguste (pictured with Dimi above) told the Guardian that […]

Boleyn Ground gets ready to close doors

West Ham’s vice chairman, Karren Brady confirmed last weekend that the Boleyn Ground club store would close its doors for the last time on Monday this week. This week starts the mass exodus of West Ham office staff from the Boleyn Ground to 4,000 square feet of dedicated office space inside the Mahindra Stadium in […]

Hammers Pre-season starts tomorrow

We are just five days away from our first pre-season friendly match in the US and players not on International duty will report for training tomorrow at Chadwell Heath. Chairman’s son Jack Sullivan confirmed last night that our first two signing have already started training early along side a few others from our existing squad. […]

Former West Ham manager sacked

Gianfranco Zola  has been sacked by Al-Arabi. The former West Ham manager has been in charge of the Qatari side for just one season and signed a two-year contract with the club last July. However, Al-Arabi failed to make much progress under his stewardship, finishing in the same position (eighth) and with the same number of […]

CandH poll: Irons fans give England boss choice

Harry Redknapp has run out a clear cut winner in a fun ClaretandHugh poll which offered Irons fans the chance to vote for the next England manager. We offered the Football Association  three former Irons bosses – Sam Allardyce, Harry or Avram Grant. There’s little doubt that Allardyce would  take the job it in a […]

Slav’s Euro target watch well underway

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic – having become the nation’s favourite TV pundit at Euro 2016-  has also been busy watching his main summer targets. ClaretandHugh reported prior to the tournament there would be no movement on strikers ahead of it as the boss was on a spying mission in France. It has since emerged that […]