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Carabao Cup defeat: The fans have their say

Getting turned over by Spurs is worse than depressing. Here ClaretandHugh’s  Facebook members vent their  feelings after we crashed out of the Carabao Cup to our fiercest rivals. O I’m taking that today was just an off day but that should not be happening in the derby!! Maybe it’s just me but I felt that […]

Ratings regular makes his point!

Ratings regular and ClaretandHugh Facebook member  SERGEY NOVYSH  gives his view on how the Irons performed individually. Adrian Poor distribution with his feet. Cannot be blamed for any of the goals though. 5 Ogbonna Total disgrace. Slow and unreliable. First and third goals are his responsibility. Juventus player and Italian international? Ha-ha-ha 3   Masuaku Got away with […]

Hammers ready to go to prison!

The Hammers are ready to become the first PL club to partner a prison in a new scheme aimed at reducing re-offending. Former  Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein is the man behind the scheme and the Hammers are keen to send coaches into a jail as part of The Twinning Project in order to give inmates a […]

How we rated the Irons v Spurs

  Hugh hands out his ratings on a disappointing night     Adrian: Left exposed for two goals – no chance with the other 6 Fredericks: Rusty after so much inaction – made no serious impact 5 Diop: All class but clearly missed his mate Balbuena at heart of defence 7 Ogbonna: Handed Spurs the […]

Pitch invaders lunacy could cause new problems

If defeat wasn’t bad enough there was another major downside for the club tonight as the Irons faltered in the fourth round of the FA Cup. A 3-1 defeat against Spurs is hard enough to take but to see a couple of fans running onto the pitch in what amounts to an act of sabotage […]

Bad Irons night with just one saving grace

West Ham United 1 Tottenham Hotspurs 3 That was unacceptable! To be beaten 3-1 by a second string Spurs X1 after the heroics of Leicester was about as bad as it gets in our terms. The one plus was the performance of a young man who really does have the world at his feet right […]

Please give us your West Ham player ratings

Please give us your personal ratings for West Ham players who played for ten minutes or more in the West Ham v Spurs League Cup match at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening. Please only vote if you watched the game yourself and select a numerical score between one and ten where one is low […]

Half Time: Hammers 0 Spurs 1

The Hammers started brightly with Grady Diangana at the heart of all that was good about them. The youngster made some dazzling runs, cutting inside and causing all sorts of problems but once again the killer touch was missing. But Spurs  went ahead with virtually their first move of the game after 16 minutes when Llorente […]

West Ham v Spurs LIVE commentary

BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra will broadcasting Live football commentary from BBC Radio London of West Ham v Spurs in the EFL Cup 4th round which kicks off at 7.45pm this evening. Listen to the audio commentary LIVE from 7 pm from https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00015hn Match facts: This is the second consecutive season West Ham and Spurs have […]

Here’s the Hammers line up

…and here’s the Spurs starting X1: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Winks, Eriksen (C), Son, Dele, Llorente. Manuel Pellegrini has fielded a strong side as he bids to get past Spurs and into the fifth round of the Carabao Cup after winning the competition with Manchester City.. And the first thought is that Aaaron Cresswell […]