Relaxed Antonio shrugs off the pain

Michail Antonio has seen the dark side of racism during his time in the game but as he approaches his 100th Premier League appearance tomorrow night against Fulham refuses to be concerned by ignorance from the bigots. The Hammers utility man is far more concerned with being a good example to his own children by […]

Pelle explains his Sullivan relationship

Hammers chief Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about the once much discussed relationship with co owner David Sullivan declaring in a very straightforward manner: “I have not had any problems.” A lot of Hammers fans have long believed the chief shareholder imposes his own will on managers and makes all the decisions on signings and departures. […]

Wilshere worries may bring Hammers judgement

Jack Wilshere may be approaching a make or break situation on his Hammers future should he be unable to make a full recovery from his injury problems! Manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed yesterday it was hoped an evaluation next week would make the player’s situation clearer. Absent from action since December he will be given time to […]

Anderson making more demands on himself

Felipe Anderson happily admits he has worked his socks off to repay the faith shown in him by Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham. He has shown – game by game exactly what is required to go higher – quality signings and a lot of money. Sounds simple of course but this is the first season […]

Ranieri runs rule over the Irons

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has warned his team that the Hammers have many game changers in their squad and predicts a tough match for his seriously threatened relegation strugglers. Speaking at his pre-match presser he said of the Irons: “It’s difficult because they have very good players, they are very calm. If I remember well, […]

Six Hammers on likely exit list

West Ham are set to see a possible exit of SIX players in the summer as Manuel Pellegrini looks to raise cash for reinforcements. ClaretandHugh understands that Arthur Masuaku, Pedro Obiang, Carlos Sanchez, Chicharito and Lucas Perez are all players the boss may be ready to lose as he looks to the future. Andy Carroll is […]

Hammers line-up looks set for Fulham

Manuel Pellegrini is never an easy boss to read when it comes to team selection but with playmakers on the way back we are likely to see a Hammers team more in his image than previously this season. However, tomorrow night we will probably see the team that started the Palace game – with the […]

Anderson opens up on his life

Felipe Anderson can remember when there was never enough food on the family tables and watching his parents arguing about their debt problems. And in a human interest feature reported on the BBC website @ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47240426 he reveals how despite his obvious talent for the game buying a pair of football boots was an impossibility. He […]

Pelle sees no fear in Lanzini

Manuel Pellegrini having hinted that Manu Lanzini could be in the squad for Fulham tomorrow night (Fri) believes the brilliant midfielder will return without fear. After nine months on the sidelines the manager has seen all the right signs from the creative midfielder and declared:  “Seeing Manuel working during the last two weeks for me […]

Pellegrini expectations clear after Malaga

Like most bosses before him Manuel Pellegrini is convinced the break in Malaga was a very good decision at this point of the season. Now comes the acid test as relegation threatened Fulham arrive at the London Stadium without a win on the road all season. And although the words “we pay all teams respect” […]