Hammers heartbeat ticks faster and faster

Once again this season it’s too often been  too easy to focus on the West Ham negatives when the merest glance below the surface shows a club which is truly on the move …notably at grass roots level. Four defeats at the start of the season…a colossal injury list…the Arnautovic saga…regular inconsistency as a new […]

“Sensational” Oxford sets out to prove Irons wrong

Reece Oxford has set out to prove West Ham wrong in sensational style at Augsberg. After making an indifferent start to his loan spell at the Bundesliga club, the young central defender wowed the club and its supporters with an amazing show against Bayern Munich. Reports have emerged that the Hammers youngster was in sensational […]

Malaga sees new Irons star born

West Ham’s Ben Johnson is set to become the answer to the possible retirement of 34 year old Pablo Zabaleta and save the club a sizeable summer transfer fee into the bargain. The right back/right sided midfielder turned 19 last month and could easily become the third Under 23 to burst on to the first […]

No mixed emotions from super keen Iron

Ryan Fredericks will be suffering no mixed emotions should he make the starting x1 for the game against his former club Fulham on Friday night. The right back was the first signing of the summer on a free from the Cottagers in the summer after making 106 appearances over three seasons. But any feeling he […]

Pelle weighs options ahead of Fulham

Angelo Ogbonna looks booked to start against Fulham alongside Issa Diop on Friday evening with Fabian Balbuena looking booked for a place on the bench. All the noises coming from the backroom team are positive at the moment but it’s unlikely that Manuel Pellegrini will throw the Paraguyan defender straight back into action with another […]

Come on you Irons give us that ‘double’

      By CandH blogger Allen Cummings   Fulham on Friday and another opportunity to record our first ‘double’ of the season. We missed out at Selhurst Park when squandering  a 1-0 half time lead  so hopefully we can get across the line this time after the 2-0 win at Craven Cottage last December. […]

Hammers in relegation battle

West Ham’s under 23s were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool at the Chigwell Construction Stadium last night to leave them second off bottom in the 12 team League. With numerous players missing via injury or because of them being on duty with the first team squad the inexperienced team fell to a goal 13 minutes from […]

Hammers on loan striker looks booked for a return

West Ham are unlikely to get a transfer windfall from the hoped for sale of Jordan Hugill to Middlesbrough in the summer. ClaretandHugh understands that Riverside boss Tony Pulis has cooled on the striker who joined the Championship side on a season-long loan last year. The striker has managed just seven goals in 30 appearances […]

Hammers loanee hitting top form

Edmilson Fernandes is presenting Fiorentina with reasons to make his move to Serie A permanent in the summer. They are believed to hold an option to buy the midfielder and scored in the 4-1 win over Spal yesterday which was his second in three games. The Hammers loanee also notched in the game against Udeinese […]

Diop set for pivotal Fulham role

Issa Diop is up for another big physical challenge on Friday night and is using the prolonged break to decide on how to handle a certain Aleksandar Mitrović. Ironically, with the Hammers looking for strikers this summer, the Fulham front man has been mentioned by many as a possible target and seven goals in a struggling side […]