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Buzzing Michail’s ironic goal scoring night

Michail Antonio admitted the Hammers had allowed the game to die in the first half but that the injury to Marko Arnautovic had changed the game. Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “It was a lively game, we had quite a few opportunities, then 20 minutes in it died out. In the second half the […]

Forgotten man Perez a two goal Hammers hero

The Hammers lifted themselves into 12th position after a totally controlled second half performance having stammered and stuttered their way through the first. Two goals from Lucas Perez – on for the injured Marko Arnautovic – was his perfect answer to the social media moans and groans and when Michail Antonio added a third all […]

Vote of confidence for another West Ham win

Over 87% of Claret and Hugh readers think that West Ham will beat Cardiff City tonight at the London Stadium. Just 2.5% of almost one thousand votes predict a draw while 10.5% predict a loss tonight. West Ham has played the Welsh side a total of 58 games since their first game one hundred and […]

Declan identifies the Cardiff danger tactic

Declan Rice has been watching Cardiff City closely – along with the rest of the squad – and has pinpointed the danger area for the Hammers. The teenager claims that the Welsh outfit will be at there most potent from set pieces and thus Hammers defensive discipline seems to be key in that area. The […]

Hammers v Cardiff – the predictions

The Hammers go into this evening’s Premier League clash against Cardiff widely expected to grab back to back wins after the win at Newcastle. Even Mark Lawrenson grudgingly admitted we had “one of their good days” at the weekend and as a result presumably tips us for a 2-0 win. Commenting on  the BBC Sport website. […]

Pellegrini decides Chicharito’s future

Chicharito is going nowhere despite more than a few murmurings from himself and others about his future. The Mexican has regularly been mentioned as a winter a likely departure either in December or the summer and has even made it clear himself that the move could be on. He has been very unhappy with the […]

Pelle declares Wilshere a £100m player

Manuel Pellegrini was always the driving force behind ensuring that Jack Wilshere was signed on a three year deal at West Ham – a decision considered by many to more than a little controversial. The midfielder’s injury record and recent form suggested this was a big risk but the manager remains convinced of the player […]

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. […]

Chicharito sounding like a changed man

Confident Chicharito iis looking forward to plenty of points this Christmas declaring: “December is always crucial for us to get as many points as we can and to achieve the goals we want to” he said. “We are all going to be ready now for the [Christmas] period and we know that recovery will now be […]