Hammers hero joins ClaretandHugh



ClaretandHugh is proud to announce the arrival of Leroy Rosenior as our No 1 columnist for the 2014-15 season …and going forward!

Fearless Leroy was one of the bravest strikers ever to wear the claret and blue and between 1988-92 became a hero to the Upton Park Army.

He was one of the most whole-hearted players in our recent history who, before being hit with a crippling knee injury, scored 15 times in the 53 games he played for the club.

Leroy always tells it as it is!

There will be no mealy mouthed sucking-up to anything or anybody at the club and he promises to  give an absolutely honest opinion on the big  issues affecting West Ham United.

A ceaseless campaigner against racism in the game, he is one of the few black players to have gone on to become a manager.

He has often spoken about the racism he experienced as a player and a manager. He has said there is a glass ceiling holding back qualified black coaches from getting the top jobs. 

He has become one of the game’s most widely respected pundits and on joining ClaretandHugh he said: “I am delighted to have been asked – I think it’s a terrific resource for all Hammers.

“I’m an Iron and this is my personal first stop site for all the latest news.I hope I can add forthright, honest and balanced analysis and insight on all aspects of life at the Boleyn – a place which has such special memories for me.”

Welcome aboard Lee – we’re proud to have you with us.

In his first column Leroy tells why he believes Enner Valencia is a big gamble for the club. Check it out!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • HammerJeff says:

    Leeeeeeeeeerrrrrrroooooooooooooooyyyyyyyy! Was there when he made his home debut! Great to have him on board!

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