Archive | January 2019

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Husillos in deadline day striker hunt

West Ham go into deadline day having charged Director of Football Mario Husillos to do all he can to bring in a loan striker. Topping his list are Michy Batshuayi who spent the first half of the season at Valencia but for whom Chelsea are now seeking a permanent deal with Everton interested at around £30 […]

Exciting youngster’s arrival hailed

Terry Westley has hailed the arrival of new Potuguese striker  Mesaque Dju to the club. And he has told www.whufc.com this is a player that has been scouted for some considerable time. He said: “We had seen Mesaque play for Portugal and win the U17 and U19 European Championship titles. He was an attacking player who […]

Abysmal ratings for an abysmal performance

Claret and Hugh readers continued to give some of the lowest ratings ever for West Ham players in yesterday’s game against Wolves. Only Fabianski stood out as the man of the match with an average score of 8.17 despite letting in three goals. No other player scored in the eights, sevens or even sixes with every […]

Arnie bang in the frame as Irons wheels fall off

So what’s gone wrong with this team of ours! Manuel Pellegrini has been busily stating the obvious on the official website today claiming it’s difficult to understand the performance at Wolves last night or inded the horror of Saturday evening at Wimbledon. Well to be honest I really don’t think there’s too much head scratching […]

Hammers tell Schalke what they want for Perez

West Ham have rejected an attempt by Schalke to take Lucas Perez to the Bundesliga on loan. The BBC have reported that the £4 million summer signing is very much on Schalke’s wanted list as a loan signing until the end of the season. But when we contacted the Hammers this afternoon it quickly became […]

Arnie injury update

CandH Exclusive by Hugh Southon Marko Arnautovic is in far better nick than initially believed and has a tiny outside chance of playing in the match against Liverpool next Monday evening. The striker hobbled away from Molineux on crutches and wearing a precautionary surgical boot after a second half clash in the 3-0 defeat. But […]

Hammers hopeful on Arnautovic

Marko Arnautovic  is set for a scan within the next 48 hours on the foot injury he sustained against Wolves in last night’s 3-0 defeat at Molineux. The striker – making a long awaited comeback after the Chinese transfer saga – left the action in the second half seemingly unable to put any weight on […]

Heroic Fabianski discusses Arsenal hangover

Lukasz Fabianski’s standing as a Hammer reached heroic levels last night behind a defence which didn’t look as though it had been introduced to each other. Three or four totally outstanding saves – one of which was world class – were quite out of this world before he recovered from a terrible boot in the […]

West Ham transfer news update

With less than 48 hours remaining of the January transfer window, it remains mostly quiet and we are not expecting too many surprises many will be disappointed to hear. At the beginning of the window, Claret and Hugh explained that the cupboard was bare and that any inbound transfers would need to be funded by […]

West Ham Podcast: Wimbledon embarrassment

Episode twenty of season eight of the popular West Ham podcast Moore Than Just A Podcast is now available.  Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone and fellow presenters Nigel Kahn, George and John Bucci discuss the embarrassing FA Cup defeat at the hands of AFC Wimbledon, we also discuss transfer news ahead of the transfer deadline […]