Hugh’s Blogs

Zaza £20m, Ayew £20m – Payet £10m, Lanzini £8m!

The clearest indication that the transfer market went totally bonkers in the summer can be seen in the following figures:

Hammers revival in hands of old guard

With Diafra Sakho and Aaron Cresswell tipped to return to the squad this week it gets harder and harder to see how any of the summer additions are going to get games.

Slav’s stadium training plan isn’t full answer

Fair play to Slaven Bilic. Hewants to train at the London Stadium in order for the lads to become better adjusted to the place.

So who is in charge of player recruitment?

Time and again fans on the ClaretandHugh forums ask the same question: Who is responsible for the recruitment of players at the club.

Irons managed a ‘first’ with this team!

West Ham managed to do a ‘first ever’ on Wednesday night against Accrington Stanley.

Masuaku injury goes from ‘not big’ to six weeks!

Maybe Slav is a supreme optimist but the news that Arthur Masuaku will be out for a minimum of six weeks came as a big surprise this morning given his report on the injury yesterday.

Valencia? Koeman is nobody’s fool!

When you hold on to your best and lose one who really hasn’t been doing it for you, then it’s fair to say West Ham United have enjoyed a good transfer window.

Final whistle verdict: Irons season started here

Manchester City 3 Irons 1

Awful Irons… but this kid cannot go out on loan

We’re okay and it will get a whole lot better

All that mattered was the result – ok a cliche  but never truer than this afternoon.