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It’s time to play Hammers mystery man

It’s time to play Hammers mystery man

Issa Diop’s exclusion from the Hammers team thus far has been puzzling…indeed it’s the one issue which has had me scratching my head more than any other. Having arrived at the club for a 22 million fee to be followed by another – Fabian...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 12:48:30
Loan interest in defender fizzling out

Loan interest in defender fizzling out

Reece Oxford looks set to remain at the club this season given the current lack of interest from clubs in taking the central defender on loan. There’s still time but despite much reported speculation that Borussia Monchengladbach or Hannover may...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 08:49:00
Don’t tread this route Pellegrini – remember Evra

Don’t tread this route Pellegrini – remember Evra

It’s a matter of some concern that we are being linked with free agent midfielders whom is it is claimed can help us sort out our midfield. It is also a bit mad! Why" Because thus far the two names being mentioned are Yaya Toure at 35 years old...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 12:48:30


Arsenal D-Day for Irons loyalist

Arsenal D-Day for Irons loyalist

Manuel Pellegrini may well be set to drop Mark Noble from the match against Arsenal at the weekend as he seeks to solve his midfield issues. It has become apparent very early that he will need more energy in midfield and the Daily Mail – which has...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 12:48:30
Hammers well fancied to stay out of trouble

Hammers well fancied to stay out of trouble

West Ham are as safe as houses from relegation this season according to the nation’s bookies despite their double defeats at the start of the season. The 4-0 defeat at Anfield and 2-1 home revers against Bournemouth has done nothing to dent...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 08:49:00
Hammers: ‘No further problems after ticket trouble’

Hammers: ‘No further problems after ticket trouble’

West Ham have promised there will be no further problems at the turnstiles for season ticket holders this season. Many fans were issuedwith paper tickets for the match against Bournemouth after their tickets failed to unlock the turnstiles. Others...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 08:49:00
New ‘Snoddy’ attack: “We were cruising”

New ‘Snoddy’ attack: “We were cruising”

Robert Snodgrass is making no attempt whatsoever to hide his feelings about the Irons disappointing start to the season. Yesterday (Mon) he was making it clear how unhappy he was with the team’s defensive problems and today he is demanding the...
West Ham - 2018-08-21 12:48:30
Boss reckons “we will be a very good team”

Boss reckons “we will be a very good team”

Manuel Pellegrini believes there are signs the Hammers are on the up. And he reckons if we continue to believe in what we are doing then, based on the first 45 minutes against Bournemouth, we are likely to become a very good team. Speaking to...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37


Wilshere will block emotion out

Wilshere will block emotion out

Jack Wilshere will head for Arsenal on Saturday claiming he has a point to to prove. But firstly he has to clear his head of all the memories of his time growing up in the place. He told the Hammers matchday programme for Saturday:“I’ve got to...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37
Desperately disappointing but even Eddie Howe knows why

Desperately disappointing but even Eddie Howe knows why

Allen Cummings offers a Monday reflection after a difficult and disappointing weekend   Disappointed doesn?t cover it! Saturday?s performance against Bournemouth was well below what most of us were hoping for! The optimism I felt before kick-off...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 16:48:26
Judge bans pitch invaders and brands them”moronic”

Judge bans pitch invaders and brands them”moronic”

Two West Ham fans who led the Burnley pitch invasion last season have been branded ‘moronic’ by a judge who banned them from football for three years. Ronnie Bailey, 20, and Alexander Young, 25, leapt over the London Stadium barriers during the...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37
Irons v Cherries – Hammers fans give their player ratings

Irons v Cherries – Hammers fans give their player ratings

ClaretandHugh followers have produced their own ratings on the team’s performances yesterday against Bournemouth. It’s the second week of the ratings which take everybody’s marks and produces a mean average from top tot to bottom. Over 500 of...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 08:48:29
Fans answer Pellegrini’s “stay until the end ” plea

Fans answer Pellegrini’s “stay until the end ” plea

Manuel Pellegrini has told Hammers fans to stay until the end of games after the stadium emptied as we lost to Bournemouth.Here’s how Claretandhugh followers at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ responded. O I only recall ever...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37


Snodgrass attacks dreadful defending

Snodgrass attacks dreadful defending

Robert Snodgrass has blasted the Hammers defence and snapped: “It’s very difficult to take because you are never going to get any better with mistakes like that.” And he added:?When we?ve let the dust settle and assessed the game, I think...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37
Pellegrini must hand left footer full West Ham debut v Arsenal, stage is perfectly set - verdict

Pellegrini must hand left footer full West Ham debut v Arsenal, stage is perfectly set - verdict

OPINION Manuel Pellegrini must hand West Ham attacker Lucas Perez his full debut for his new side against Arsenal as it would be the perfect stage to do so. The Hammers have so far struggled to impress in their opening two games of the 2018/19...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 08:50:00
Great stadium but E20 must address other issues

Great stadium but E20 must address other issues

The stadium didn’t bother me a bit – decent seat , good view and comfortable. Despite all the stuff I’d heard about this soul-less bowl there was a very decent atmosphere and such words are more a reflection on the fans inside the the stadium...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 19:48:30
Fabianski’s spot on analysis!

Fabianski’s spot on analysis!

I’m beginning to like Luzasz Fabianski very much and I’m not talking about a couple of outstanding saves at the weekend. This morning he has come out with an assessment of the performance against Bournemouth which gives a fresh insight into the...
West Ham - 2018-08-20 12:48:37
Marko’s penalty may herald end of an era

Marko’s penalty may herald end of an era

Marko Arnautovic’s penalty strike yesterday may well have marked a major turning point in Mark Noble’s Hammers career. There can be no reason in itself for changing spot kickers given the captain’s excellent strike rate so the question of...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:50:03
West Ham v Bournemouth: Follow all the action LIVE

West Ham v Bournemouth: Follow all the action LIVE

Follow along with our live centre as West Ham United welcome Bournemouth to the London Stadium. var VUUKLE_EMOTE_SIZE = ""; VUUKLE_EMOTE_IFRAME = "" The post West Ham v Bournemouth: Follow all the action LIVE appeared first on...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 08:47:59
Anderson under the spotlight

Anderson under the spotlight

  In our first player watch of the season, CandH’s Daniel Danielli Leach puts Pellegrini’s main man Felipe Anderson under the PlayerWatch microscope. 1 – Tracks back and tackles Smith to send the ball out for a throw and preventing a cross 2...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 12:48:31
West Ham enforcer linked with a move away commits future to the club - reports

West Ham enforcer linked with a move away commits future to the club - reports

West Ham defender Reece Oxford has committedhis future to the club, according to Sky Sports. The broadcaster claim that according to sources close to the 19-year-old centre-back, he sees himself as “an Iron” and is determined to do whatever he...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:51:28
Back in that Hammers family was so humbling

Back in that Hammers family was so humbling

By Hugh Southon It’s dead easy to sit a distance watching streams of games and coming to conclusions – that has it’s place – notably on most away games. But yesterday I rediscovered the joy of dropping everything in my media world and simply...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 12:48:31
Pellegrini must axe 70k-a-wk West Ham ace after BBC pundits slam his woeful display - verdict

Pellegrini must axe 70k-a-wk West Ham ace after BBC pundits slam his woeful display - verdict

OPINION West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna must be axed by Manuel Pellegrini for the club’s next game against Arsenal as he submitted a woeful display against Bournemouth on Saturday. The centre-back, who earns a whopping 70,000-a-week at the...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:51:28
Disappointing Hammers need more time

Disappointing Hammers need more time

Irons 1 Cherries 2 Personal circumstances have dictated that I have been unable to get to the London Stadium until today (Sat)! I won’t go into the reasons for my absence other than to say they involved my wife who has since passed away. Now I...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 08:48:16
talkSPORT broadcaster casts doubt over all but three of West Ham summer signings

talkSPORT broadcaster casts doubt over all but three of West Ham summer signings

Ian Abrahams shared that while he thought Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere and Lukasz Fabianski were all brilliantsignings this summer for WestHam, he wasn’t sure about the others. The broadcaster, who regularly reports and commentates on games...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 16:50:12
Pellegrini treads dangerous ground

Pellegrini treads dangerous ground

Manuel Pellegrini made some provocative comments which will be considered either required or unwise by many following the second defeat of the season. Many fans showed their irritation and displeasure by leaving the stadium with the team 2-1 down....
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:50:03
How we rated the Irons v Bournemouth

How we rated the Irons v Bournemouth

    Niall McDonald hands out the marks Fabianski: One brilliant reaction save early on. No nonsense punches from corners and looked confident 7 Zabaleta: Standard fare from the Argentina 5 Ogbonna: Mediocre.. Booked for a clumsy challenge and left...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 08:48:16
'Classy', 'Our best player' - Some West Ham fans rave about 5'6" ace after loss to Bournemouth

'Classy', 'Our best player' - Some West Ham fans rave about 5'6" ace a...

Some West Ham supporters on social media raved about the performance of Jack Wilshere despite their side losing 2-1 to Bournemouth at the London Stadium. The Hammers succumbed to their second league defeat of the season on Saturday despite going...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 16:50:12
Pellegrini blames West Ham hangover after Bournemouth defeat

Pellegrini blames West Ham hangover after Bournemouth defeat

Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that West Ham are still suffering with a hangover from last season. Despite spending 100million on nine new signings over the summer, some familiar failings resurfaced as the Hammers slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 12:48:05
Zaba refuses to make excuses about same old problems

Zaba refuses to make excuses about same old problems

Pablo Zabaleta is anxious that after a shocking start to the new season the hammers continue to experience “the same old problems.” Zaba had a great game against Bournemouth and was at the heart of most good things the Irons managed to produce...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 12:48:31
Pellegrini was wrong to axe West Ham speed demon v Bournemouth as it helped no one - verdict

Pellegrini was wrong to axe West Ham speed demon v Bournemouth as it helped no one - verdict

OPINION West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini needs time to get things right at the club but his decision to drop Ryan Fredericks for the game against Bournemouth on Saturday was wide of the mark. The right-back who has blistering pace was completely...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:51:28
Wilshere blames “two sloppy goals” for defeat

Wilshere blames “two sloppy goals” for defeat

Jack Wilshere admitted the players are devastated after losing a match from which he believes they should have taken something. The midfielder was in great form early on as the Hammers took a measure of control against an always threatening...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 08:48:16
West Ham have made approach to sign free agent who is keen to prove himself

West Ham have made approach to sign free agent who is keen to prove himself

Sunday’s edition of Gazzetta dellow Sport covers various free agents who may be interesting Italian clubs. Some big name footballers are ‘looking for a home’, and that gives clubs around Europe, even in countries where the transfer has...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 19:50:03
Confused fans find season tickets don’t work

Confused fans find season tickets don’t work

It wasn’t only a case of trouble on the pitch for the team against Bournemouth yesterday, there was confusion off it as some fans tried to gain access to the ground. Both myself and grandson were EVENTUALLY let in through a side door to the...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 12:48:31
Pellegrini: “The team lacked trust”

Pellegrini: “The team lacked trust”

Manuel Pellegrini summed up the defeat against Bournemouth perfectly but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. After showing signs in the first half of what this team can become they strolled through the second giving a totally slovenly and...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 08:48:16
'Weakest link', 'His days are over' - Some West Ham fans slam 50k-a-wk ace for latest display

'Weakest link', 'His days are over' - Some West Ham fans slam 50k-a-wk ace for ...

Some West Ham fans took to social media in order to slam midfielder Mark Noble for his display during the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday. Several Hammers supporters took to Twitter in order to question the 31-year-old’s latest performance...
West Ham - 2018-08-19 16:50:12
West Ham vs Bournemouth live streaming: Watch online, preview & prediction

West Ham vs Bournemouth live streaming: Watch online, preview & prediction

West Ham vs Bournemouth live streaming & watch online If you want to watch West Ham vs Bournemouth online, these are the live streaming instructions. Match: West Ham vs Bournemouth Competition: Premier League Date: 18-08-2018 Kick-off time:...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 08:46:33
Great news on Lanzini

Great news on Lanzini

Manu Lanzini is looking forward to returning to the Hammers squad before the end of the season. The great news comes after there were big suggestions that the play maker could be facing an end of career scenario on his badly damaged cruciate...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 19:48:31
Hammers keeper hunt on the cards

Hammers keeper hunt on the cards

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is likely to be hunting a new goalkeeper between now and January as Adrian’s contract runs down possibly with the Spaniard still No 2 at the club. The 31 year old’s current deal runs out in July next year and the...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 12:48:30
“I know the supporters are fanatics” – West Ham new signing on playing for the fans

“I know the supporters are fanatics” – West Ham new signing on playing for the fan...

West Ham United midfielder Felipe Andersonhas given an interview to Brazilian outlet UOL this Friday. Part of the story was focused on his relationship with his manager at Santos, Muricy Ramalho, who constantly criticised him as a youngster and...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 12:48:29
West Ham make it 2 losses from 2 as Bournemouth pick up all 3 points in London

West Ham make it 2 losses from 2 as Bournemouth pick up all 3 points in London

West Ham vs Bournemouth live streaming & watch online If you want to watch West Ham vs Bournemouth online, these are the live streaming instructions. Match: West Ham vs Bournemouth Competition: Premier League Date: 18-08-2018 Kick-off time:...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 19:46:44
Hammers break silence on legal dispute

Hammers break silence on legal dispute

West Ham have released a statement today on the legal action it took against London Stadium owners E20 after Claret and Hugh first broke the story ten days ago. The statement on WHUFC.com says “The Club continues to make improvements in line with...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 12:48:30
Pellegrini’s power squad of 20 poses big question

Pellegrini’s power squad of 20 poses big question

Declan Rice is missing from the squad of 20 named by manager Manuel Pellegrini last night. It’s not known at this stage whether the teenager has sustained a knock but unless the boss has a late minute change of heart the defender/midfielder will...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 08:48:18
Vengeance is ours today – the Pellegrini way

Vengeance is ours today – the Pellegrini way

    By Allen Cummings     For me the season starts today at the London Stadium. The visit of Bournemouth will provide us with a far better guide to how our new look team is taking shape under Manuel Pellegrini. The Cherries might not have the...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 12:48:30
The season starts here.

The season starts here.

As I sit and write this blog at 9pm on Friday night I find myself with a sort of boyish Christmas Eve type excitement. I know that I should probably be be a bit more downbeat following the drubbing at Anfield but I’m actually quite excited. The...
West Ham - 2018-08-18 08:48:18
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