Claret and Hugh Bio

Claret and Hugh was founded by lifelong West Ham fan Hugh Southon in 2013 and has consistently been at the forefront of Irons fan sites. Its mission to serve as the daily newspaper for Hammers fans has been successfully realised, breaking major exclusives every week. The site aims to provide readers with a substantial volume of club-related content. C&H has a commitment to publishing a minimum of 10 stories daily and sometimes even exceeding 20.

Hughie Southon brings a wealth of journalistic experience to C&H, having worked as a mainline journalist for various provincial and national daily newspapers. Notably, he served as the ghost-writer for the legendary Bobby Moore for three years. Through his career, he cultivated an extensive network of contacts and sources, particularly among the upper echelon of West Ham. He was the first journalist to report on David Sullivan and David Gold’s takeover of the club.

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Claret and Hugh founder Hughie Southon

Claret and Hugh boasts impeccable contacts and sources, extending from the highest echelons within the club to some of its most prominent figures. The site has featured insights and contributions from numerous individuals. David Sullivan, the late David Gold, Harry Redknapp, Tony Cottee, Ray Stewart, Alan Devonshire, Sir Trevor Brooking, former academy director Terry Westley, and many more have all contributed.

Distinguished by its balanced reporting, the site fearlessly presents both sides of a story. It consistently delivers an inside look at West Ham’s happenings before many other sites. Claret and Hugh has become an indispensable daily read for dedicated Hammers fans. C&H steadfastly achieves its goal of comprehensively covering events at the London Stadium.

Claret and Hugh Exclusives

The platform maintains transparency by distinguishing its original stories from those originating elsewhere. Additionally, it offers unique perspectives through blogs authored by Hughie, his second-in-command “Gonzo,” and regular contributor Sean Whetstone. Advertisers interested in reaching Claret and Hugh’s dedicated readership can do so through their partners at

For the latest breaking news and insightful blogs, stick with Claret and Hugh – your daily source for all things Hammers!