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Player investigation will wait until next week

Saven Bilic has confirmed to reporters that the squad’s Monday night out was his idea but the club will wait until next week to investigate players who may have crossed the line by staying out until dawn.

Big dig to find the Boleyn Castle

Hammers Injury Update

Head of Medical and Sports Science, Stijn Vandenbroucke has provided his latest injury update on

First images of Boleyn Ground demolition

The first images of Boleyn Ground demolition has emerged on social media this afternoon.

West Ham fan nicked in the Boleyn Ground

West Ham fan, Flynn Johnson has admitted he landed himself in hot water with the law after he bunked into the Bolyen Ground on Tuesday to watch a football tournament and liberate some unused stadium seats.

Night out was my idea says Slav

Slaven Bilic has given his usual pre-match conference ahead of Saturday’s home game against Boro.

Big Sam leaves Irons signings questions

The West Ham board may be feeling a little anxious right now as the fall-out from the ‘Sam Allardyce Affair’ continues to raise transfer issues in which he was apparently involved whilst manager of our great club.

So who is in charge of player recruitment?

Time and again fans on the ClaretandHugh forums ask the same question: Who is responsible for the recruitment of players at the club.

Alan Curbishley hails West Ham co-chairmen

Alan Curbishley believes David Sullivan is a ‘dying breed’ and that Hammers fans are very lucky to have him and David Gold as chairmen.
And in an exclusive interview with Blowing Bubbles Monthly, Curbishley believes he could have worked with the pair and had they been at the helm when he was manager, he would never have left.
“It’s so rare to find a chairman these days who’s a fan who’s done good and come back to buy the club he loves – so many owners now just look upon a club as part of a franchise; in many cases, they don’t even bother going to games, let alone that you would have any chance to talk to them,” he said.
“West Ham fans are so lucky in that in Sullivan and David Gold, they’ve got two people who really have the club close to their heart.”
Read more from Curbishley on Icelandic owners, Carlos Tevez and why he could have done something really special before it all went wrong for him in Blowing Bubbles’ October issue.
Elsewhere in the popular publication, which supporters can get hard copies of at the entrance to the Olympic Park outside Westfield on Saturday, Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate have outlined their hopes for the season.
As has the voice of Formula One, David Croft, who discusses all things West Ham.Meanwhile ex Hammer George Parris believes Aaron Cresswell’s reputation has soared since he has been injured.
In addition Sky Sports’ Bianca Westwood asks if it’s time West Ham truly honoured Billy Bonds.
Blowing Bubbles also looks forward to our League Cup game against Chelsea and asks if this is exactly what West Ham fans need at Stratford?
Lucy Woolford asks if West Ham and Zaza can make their unlikely alliance work while two writers debate whether or not West Ham missed a trick not signing Christian Benteke?
For those living in the UK who aren’t going to the Middlesbrough game, you can secure
your issue here.


Football without popcorn

Local non league club Grays Athletic sent out a cheeky message to West Ham fans encouraging them to support and attend non league football on their terraces without popcorn.