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Archive | July 2016

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Swansea “go missing” as Irons look to seal deal

West Ham have had made an improved offer of £20 million bid for Swansea’s Andre Ayew which is what the Welsh club demanded after our initial bid of £15 million was knocked back However, the Swans have “gone missing ” over the last 24 hours after we decided not to haggle towards a conclusion but […]

Slav ready to throw everything at second leg

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic may now be ready to throw every single top player at the second leg of the Europa Cup qualifier next week. And that means there’s even an outside chance that Dimi Payet being on the bench despite onlybeing due to return to on Monday. There was desperate disappointment at the […]

London Stadium naming rights update

Rumours that the former Olympic Stadium is about to renamed the Tesco stadium are completely wide of the mark ClaretandHugh understands. The news broke earlier this week in a Daily Mail report but sources close to Stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP insist Indian company Mahindra remain firmly in pole position to sign the sponsorship deal and as […]

Football pitch arrives at the London Stadium

It is now starting to look like a football stadium as a football pitch is marked out for the very first time. At 100m x 64m our former home at the Boleyn Ground had the smallest football pitch in the Premier League. The new London Stadium pitch is 105m x 68m which makes it five […]

It was the greatest day of our lives…we were West Ham, and why weren’t that 11 in claret and blue?

A personal recollection from Hugh Southon What a day. I travelled up from Tunbridge Wells to Charing Cross. Then to Euston through to Wembley Central and the walk down to a stadium which even itself had never seen a day like this. The atmosphere was beyond anything I had ever experienced. I was ready for […]

Ex Hammer calls it a day

West Ham retro magazine Ex Hammer is to close down after 14 years of publication. The news was announced on Facebook yesterday by Editor/Publisher Tony McDonald. Tony wrote: “WITH a heavy heart, we reluctantly announce that we have published the final edition of EX magazine. We can fully understand and appreciate your disappointment but the […]

More OS tickets go on sale

West Ham have confirmed that the relocatable seating on all four sides of London Stadium is now in place, which means the  stadium will be operating in full football mode for both the UEFA Europa League and the Betway Cup against Juventus. This means every single seat in the lower tier will now be in […]

Video: 50 years to the day as WHUFC win World Cup!

It has been discussed and re-lived a million times or more but that’s OK because it was West Ham and England’s magical  moment. And tomorrow (Sat) it will be 50 years since Mooro, Hursty and Peters put the then West Germany to the sword with an international victory which has never been repeated by the […]

Hammers hopes rise on striker

West Ham are contunuing to track events as Carlos Bacca starts to run out of options. The AC MIlan striker is no longer wanted at his club despite having three years left on his deal with the Serie A outfit keen to take the £26 million on offer from the Hammers. And although Bacca has […]

Mooro speaks – it really was 50 years ago

England captain Bobby Moore gives his verdict on tomorrow’s World Cup final opponents West Germany. https://t.co/bNSwEJKHVq — World Cup 1966 (@WorldCup66Live) July 29, 2016 Fifty years ago we won our our only  international trophy when the great  Mooro became the most famous person in the land. West Ham’s inspirational and unforgettable skipper led us to […]