• City ready to seal Zaba’s long term future
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to keep Pablo Zabaeta on board at the club for as long as possible but he knows the pair’s former club Manchester City are keeping an eye on the player’s long term future. Zaba is just 11 appearances short of triggering a new West Ham one year contract […]

  • Hammers eye Arnie replacement
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

    There is much speculation over whom the Hammers will move for as a replacement for Marko Arnautovic when the times comes. As things stand that looks likely to be later rather than sooner but already the list of names is leaking into the public domain with Polish front man Krzysztof Piatek prominent among them. However, there […]

  • Pundits differ in Bournemouth predictions
    by Sean Whetstone on January 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

    BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is back to old ways predicting a 2-1 loss for the Hammers this weekend. Lawro tells the BBC website “West Ham got a great result in beating Arsenal on Saturday, while Bournemouth’s defeat at Everton last week means they have lost nine of their past 12 league games. I don’t think […]

  • Hammers on revenge mission
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 18, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Angelo Ogbonna’s elevation to first team duty following injury to Fabian Balbuena is becoming something of a revelation. The central defender’s performance against Arsenal was particularly impressive as the Hammers produced a confidence boosting result ahead of the match against Bournemouth. He looks unlikely to face the threat of Callum Wilson tomorrow (Sat) who is […]

  • Arnie story under the microscope
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 18, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Gonzo has picked up on our story about Arnie’s departure and the Irons attitude towards it to the point where he decided to run a 12 minute video on the issue. Much has been said but it seems entirely clear that unless the Chinese up their offer by a minimum of another €10 million he […]

  • Pelle doesn’t believe Arnie will refuse to play
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Manuel Pellegrini knows all about China as a place to live and as a footballing nation! And that he returned to England and the Premier League as quickly as he could when West Ham came knocking suggests it may not have been an experience he was keen to prolong. After managing Manchester City his decision […]

  • Zaba discusses “different class” team-mate
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 17, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Pablo Zabaleta reckons Samir Nasri has filled a gaping hole in the Hammers set up perfectly and not many fans would disagree after watching the 31 year old over his first two games. The team has been really hard by the absence of first Manu Lanzini and then Jack Wilshere as the boss attempted to […]

  • Hammers open talks on new Diangana deal
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    CandH Exclusive Exclusive West Ham have opened talks aimed at signing Grady Diangana to a new five or six year deal. The young Hammer has burst through the academy ranks this season to become a valuable member of the first team squad. He has 18 months left on his present deal and the club are […]

  • Pelle update on Chicharito
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Manuel Pellegrini has given little away on whether Javier Hernandez will be involved in the squad for Saturday’s match against Bournemouth. Having revealed that the striker had been in training only since Wednesday he left it at that giving no clue as to whether he would be involved or not. Speculation surrounding a possible switch […]

  • Hammers make mind up on Arnie departure
    by Hugh5outhon1895 on January 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Marko Arnautovic’s hopes of leaving West Ham in the January window for China appeared to be fading this morning. The club is digging its heels in on the basis of the latest information received from ClaretandHugh’s insiders. And it seems that even were the Chinese club – believed to be Shanghai – to up their […]