Archive | July 2016

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Does Dimi stay or go? What the bookies say!

The bookies have decided Dimi Payet is a cast iron certainty to remain at West Ham. Sky Bet have him absolutely nailed on to remain a Hammer as he prepares to retun to training tomorrow morning (Mon). The firm have the Frenchman at 1/12 to stay with us which is as short as anything we’ve ever […]

Bookies’ cramped odds on striker joining Irons

West Ham are stong second favourites to sign Liverpool misfit Christian Benteke this summer. The Hammers have long been interested in the former Aston Villa target man but the prohibitive transfer fee of £31 million and wages in excess of £100k a week had thought to have stimied the deal. However, Sky Bet have hm […]

Relax! Randolph decision signposts our future

No sooner had the words “we are no longer a selling club” left Tony Cottee’s lips than Darren Randolph decide to prove the point. Here we have an international goalkeeper as the club’s back up stopper deciding that his future is at West Ham having agreed a new four year deal. I can’t remember that […]

Report confirms Irons £20m Ayew bid

Andre Ayew’s likely move to West Ham after a £20 million bid from the Hammers is of course old news to ClaretandHugh readers. We ran this story 24 hours ago along with inside information that despite the club agreeing terms and the fee required by Swansea the Welsh club was maintaining a silence. Sky “sources” […]

Great news as Randolph gives thumbs up

Darren Randolph has signed a new four-year contact with the Irons killing speculation that he could be on his way to Southampton. After a great Euro 2016 by putting pen to paper at the Hammers’ new Rush Green training base earlier today. “I’ve had a good first year at West Ham and this is another […]

Sakho for Baggies depends on other issues!

Diafra Sakho’s long discussed move to West Brom may have come a lot closer with the Hammers claiming they have had a £20 million bid for Andre Ayew accepted by Swansea. Baggies boss Tony Pulis is a long time admirer of the Senegal striker who is demanding a move from the club after falling out […]

Irons keep new left back target on radar

West Hm are believed to be discussing a possible move for £5million rated Sweden left-back Ludwig Augustinsson whilst continuing to chase Hull City’s Andy Robertson.. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is an admirer of the Swede but Robertson is the priority choice and the Hammers are doing their best to get a deal across the line over […]

WE are no longer a “selling club” says former hero

David Gold and  David Sullivan  have transformed West Ham and former striker Tony Cottee says that means we are done with the “selling club” reputation. TC reckons the sky is the limit and sees absolutely no reason, for example, why top man Dimi Payet would want to leave. Speaking to the Sunday Mirror he said: […]

Hammers reject defender link

A report that the Irons are keen to do a loan deal for “Manchester United’s left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are wide of the mark. The club have made it clear to ClaretandHugh that the injury to Aaron Cresswell will see them sign a regular Premier League performer with Hull City’s Andy Robertson top of their list. […]

Mooro – a personal tribute to the man I knew

As this day of huge nostalgia on the 50th anniversary of our World Cup victory comes to an end I want to recall recall the man whom I came to know as a work colleague and a friend – the immortal Mooro. This piece was first published a couple of years ago and contains a minor […]