West Ham United boss David Moyes is launching a crackdown on leaks coming out of the club.

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And there was no shortage of irony as the revelation was made by club insiders Claret & Hugh.

West Ham are rather unique in that a lot of the club’s business is aired in public.

Whether it is ITKs such as ExWHUemployee or Claret & Hugh bringing news from behind the Hammers curtain.

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Or the likes of owners David Sullivan and David Gold and their vice-chairman Karren Brady giving interviews and writing in columns about the goings on at West Ham.

Some fans lap up the tidbits of information coming from behind the scenes at West Ham.

Others feel the club looks amateurish and unprofessional as a result of all the leaks. Particularly when it comes to transfers.

Well according to insiders Claret & Hugh – who have direct links to the owners – Moyes is clamping down on the leaks and has warned everybody at the club from the board down.


“The 57 year old has briefed everybody inside the London Stadium with information on sensitive team issues that he will not stand for the condition of his players and team selections escaping into the public domain,” Claret & Hugh claim.

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‘The witch hunt of all witch hunts if Antonio news is leaked’

“With Michail Antonio undergoing scans he is doing everything in his power to ensure nothing gets out and there will be the witch hunt of (all) witch hunts should it happen.

“His demand  goes from board members down to academy level with numerous individuals coming into possession of such information.

“He was well known at his previous clubs for the same attitude but has his work cut out at West Ham which is widely regarded as one of the leakiest clubs in the Premier League.

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‘Moyes known to hand out brutal dressing downs over leaks’

“He is particularly focused on team selection matters.

“Whereas Manuel Pellegrini, and other managers were and are, unconcerned if crucial news got out, Moyes has been known to hand out brutal dressing downs.”

Claret & Hugh went on to insist they would not be publishing any details of Antonio’s injury status before it is announced by the club.

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