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West Ham points total poll revealed

Over 70% of Claret and Hugh readers expect West Ham to total between 40 and 50 points when the Premier League season ends, a further 24% believe we could push on to between 50-60 points with just over 1% saying 60-69 is still possible.  Just over 3% say we will amass between 33 and 40 […]

Irons strike force at bottom of pile as fans vote

If anyone were to doubt the standing of the Hammers strike force in the eyes of the fans they had a big awakening in the ClaretandHugh poll for Hammer of the Year. Whilst there may still be much to come from the unpredictable Marko Arnautovic his standing in that poll came as a shock. For […]

Karren Brady refuses to step down

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady has refused to condemn her friend Sir Philip Green despite fresh allegations. The Baroness said she would not be resigning as chairman of Taveta Investments – which owns Sir Philip’s Arcadia Group – asking a reporter, ‘Why should I?’ The comments were made outside her £3million Knightsbridge home and […]

Perez left out in the cold

Striker Lucas Perez seems unlikely to be included in Manuel Pellegrini plans for the remaining twelve games of the Premier League season after a failed January exit. West Ham were close to agreeing a permanent £3.5m deal for Lucas Perez to join Real Betis in January but the Spanish club changed their minds, Bundesliga club […]

Poll: Which injured West Ham player will you most welcome back?

Hammers Manuel Lanzini and Fabian Balbuena both look in contention to return from Injury for selection in the 18 man match day squad to face Fulham next Friday. Both trained well in the warm weather training in Malaga earlier this week and are eager to resume their West Ham playing careers. Samir Nasri who did […]

Exit door looms for striker

West Ham are understood to have decided that Andy Carroll will not see the option on his contract exercised this summer and the very best he can expect to receive is a pay as you play contract at the club after his injury ravaged spell with us. The Hammers would allow the contract to run […]

Arnie’s opportunity to put things right

Marko Arnautovic may have fallen bang out of favour with many but he remains the Hammers best hope for a last lap charge over the last 12 games of the season. His fall from grace has been dramatic and unsurprising given the January soap opera and his brother’s part in the Chinese soap opera. Last […]

Report: Hammers eye 33 year old to replace Zaba

There are stories …and then there are sensible reports! And the tale in The Sun this morning seems like nether  given the Hammers and Pablo Zabaleta have yet to agree on whether he will be staying at the club next season. As we have reported on several occasion Zaba only needs another eight Hammers appearances […]

Karren Brady: ‘It is no use complaining’

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady says there is no use in complaining about agents and scouts so long as everybody is working within legal requiremenst. Writing in her Sun football diary the Baroness addresses an issue over which most become very hot under the collar. And she also points out  that West Ham have […]

Pelle may be ready to revisit midfield option

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini looks set to launch a new raid on unsettled Beskitas midfielder Gary Medel in the summer. The defensive midfielder is under contract until June 2020 and has made it clear to Besiktas he has no intention of agreeing a new deal with the club. The Turkish outfit are keen for […]