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Claret Carpet day arrives

Today is the unveiling of the Claret and Blue pitch surround and I am told by those who have seen it in person that it looks very good.

Claret carpet opening ceremony is over hyped

The news that Saturday has been designated Claret and Blue day by the club has been met with some bemusement by some Hammers supporters.

Board should go all out for this striker

Manuel Pellegrini and the board need to be bolder than they have ever been this summer and move seriously on Callum Wilson.  It won’t have gone unnoticed by the manager and board that the player’s agent is one with the whom the club have done a lot of business – Unique Sports Management (USM).

Was next level football just a pipe dream?

In 2017 I asked West Ham Joint-Chairman David Gold to define the next level of football promised at the London Stadium.

Put in the Kids? Show me the money!

Yesterday Hugh blogged about encouraging Manuel Pellegrini to let youngsters loose this season to allow the blooding of more academy prospects before the end of the season. Hugh pointed out that with just seven games of the season left and with the club entirely safe from relegation there are compelling reasons why Pelle could be tempted to give some youngsters a chance.

New Arnautovic problems may be looming

A report has emerged this morning that Marko Arnautovic is growing increasingly frustrated with life on the West Ham bench and that the Hammers could be facing a summer of transfer discontent.

Reality bites with season ticket price hike

West Ham today hiked the prices of season ticket between 8.2% and 90.9% costing season ticket founders who were the first to move to the London Stadium between £31 and £100 extra per season.

One year on from Burnley troubles – What has changed?

Today is the one year anniversary of the troubles that marred West Ham’s game against Burnley at the London Stadium this time last year.  The pitch invasions and board protest made headlines around the world which mostly condemned Hammers fans as hooligans and louts.

Owners injecting cash to clubs are thing of the past

Club owners continuously injecting cash into Premier League teams is now becoming a thing of the past. Most if not all of the top teams have sustainable finance models which no longer require constant injections of funds from shareholders.

Where all the money goes

This morning’s blog has been inspired by the many supporters who continuously challenge why we can’t have a bigger transfer budget when we pull in hundred’s of millions from TV, ticket sales, sponsorship and retail.