Sean Whetstone

Report: Hammers scout for Zabaleta replacement

West Ham have been scouting Algerian right-back Youcef Attal at OGC Nice & they view him as a long-term potential replacement for Pablo Zabaleta claims DZ football who covers Algerian football. The 22-year-old defender only joined French Ligue 1 side Nice from Belgian First Division A outfit Kortrijk in the summer for a transfer fee believed […]

Report: West Ham linked with troubled Championship star

West Ham and Crystal Palace will go head-to-head for Blackburn’s Bradley Dack report the Sun newspaper. The Sun claims the Hammers and Palace are preparing to test Rovers’ resolve with bids of around £20million for the talented Londoner. The 24-year-old recently walked free from court despite breaching a community order for the third time for assaulting a police officer. Dack was accused of […]

Police unimpressed with Birmingham FA cup draw

The visit of Birmingham City to the London Stadium in the FA Cup draw will not be welcomed by the police. Birmingham fans were arrested more often than those of any other club last season. Blues fans were arrested 95 times for football-related offences last season, according to figures released by the Home Office recently. […]

West Ham fan’s murder remains unsolved

Police investigating the murder of a Hammers fan who was stabbed to death as he walked home from a West Ham match have urged any witnesses to “do the right thing and tell us what you know” seven months on from his death. Eight people have been arrested but no charges have been brought and […]

West Ham Podcast: Magpies and Chicharito

Episode fourteen of season eight of the popular West Ham podcast Moore Than Just A Podcast is now available. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone with fellow presenters Nigel Kahn, John and George Bucci analyse the  Newcastle away victory, we discuss Javier Hernandez aka Chicharito and the newly formed West Ham Supporters board. […]

Poll: West Ham v Cardiff City Win, Lose or Draw?

West Ham faces Cardiff City on Tuesday night at the London Stadium. Today’s Claret and Hugh poll asks whether the Hammers will Win, Lose or Draw? West Ham has played the Welsh side a total of 58 games since their first game one hundred and four years ago in Southern First league on 10th April […]

Chicharito receives big vote of confidence

Javier Hernandez has received a big vote of confidence from supporters with over  85% wanting the Mexican striker to stay beyond the winter. Questioned by Spanish newspaper Marca last week on whether he will be weighing up his future in the Summer Hernandez replied: “I don’t know, even this winter! “I want to play, to participate as much […]

Should we stick or twist on Chicharito?

Hammers striker Javier Hernandez showed a glimpse of why West Ham forked out a £16m transfer fee and made him the Iron’s top earner on a reported £140,000 per week as he bagged a brace of goals away at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. Last week over seven hundred Claret and Hugh readers said he could go […]

Chicharito pips Anderson and Diop to top praise

Chicharito has received his first Claret and Hugh man of the match after scoring an average score of 8.47 from hundreds of reader ratings. Felipe Anderson was close behind with an average score of 8.37 with Issa Diop in third place with a score of 8.18. It has been a long time since three West Ham players […]

Supporters send Karren Brady a clear message

Eight in ten West Ham supporters believe Karren Brady should give up her Sun football column as it is a conflict of interest. Results of a Claret and Hugh poll show almost 80% of those who voted believe she should ditch her tabloid football diary immediately. Last year Supporters of around 70 English football clubs […]