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Archive | June 2016

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Hammers look at German cut price 28 goal striker

CNN news in Turkey claim that West Ham have made contact with Fiorentina about signing Germany international Mario Gomez. The striker, who has scored twice at the Euros, impressed on loan at Besiktas last season, and it is claimed that a confident Slaven Bilic has already contacted Gomez’s parent club Fiorentina about recruiting the forward. […]

Batshuayi wants CL football: err – at Chelsea?

Maybe Michy Batshuayi needs to check out last season’s Premier League table. The young Belgian international – linked with ourselves, Spurs and Palace over the past few weeks – has finally opted for a Chelsea move. However, at one stage yesterday the striker was reported as being focused on only joining a club which was […]

Gold calls for BBC apology

Exclusive West Ham’s co chairman David Gold  hascalled on the BBC to apologise to the club after their documentary “How the Hammers stuck Gold” was found to be ‘biased’ and failed to meet the Corporation’s editorial standards. ClaretandHugh revealed the result of the internal inquiry here yesterday after an internal BBC inquiry found bias had taken place […]

Hammers bid for Batshuayi

Chairman’s son Jack Sullivan tweeted that West Ham made a late bid of £32m yesterday for Michy Batshuayi.  “We bid 39m euro Batshuayi and it was accepted yesterday by his club, but he chose another PL club ahead of us, Chelsea ?” said young Jack this afternoon. Yesterday Crystal Palace thought they had done enough after […]

Hammers face Tore rivals

Southampton are being reported as having joined the Irons in the race to sign Gokhan Tore. Turkish newspaper Sabah is making the claim and say Saints are preparing a £7 million bid for the explosive winger. West Ham have been locked in talks with Besiktas over a loan deal which insiders have told us “currently involve a loan fee of […]

£30m striker? We score from everywhere!

Only three teams scored more goals than West Ham’s 65 last season – Man City (71), Spuds (69) and champions Leicester City (68). We are next in line with 65 equalled only by Arsenal. But here’s the interesting thing. We are regularly being told we need a 20-25 goal a season striker at enormous expense and […]

England job – Irons ‘bosses’ waiting

Some are worried Slav will be offered the England job… That won’t happen but former Irons bosses Sam Allardyce would take it in a heartbeat….and Avram Grant would be ready to swap Ghana for the Three Lions at a stroke. As for Harry, well do you know need to ask? So our new fun poll […]

Excited Noble on his marks for pre-season

Mark Noble and the lads return to training at the end of the week and the skipper is massively excited about the pre-season trip to the United States.   The Irons  face the Seattle Sounders,  claimed to be the best-supported and most-valuable franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS), on Tuesday 5 July, before facing North […]

Slav and the England job – Gold speaks out

EXCLUSIVE by Hugh Southon David Gold has calmed growing worries among West Ham fans that Slaven Bilic could be tempted to take the England job were the FA to approach the club. Social media has been alive with the rumour since England’s shocking exit from Euro 2016 but in an exclusive interview with Claret and […]

Byram linked with interest from Arsenal

The Daily Express have linked Hammer Sam Byram with possible interest from Arsenal. 22-year old Byram only joined the Hammers Championship side Leeds in the January transfer window on a four and a half year contract costing West Ham a reported £3.75m transfer fee. Byram made just four appearances last season clocking up 286 minutes […]