WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Carabao Cup Spurs (a)
a. It's Wembley we have a decent record on the hallowed turf a& all we need is another Maiga, win
16%
  
b. There's no draws in this comp so what chance do we have, lose
23%
  
c. Forget the game, we'll always be a laughing stock while those idiots in the Boardroom still own the Club, SELL SELL SELL
50%
  
d. How great is this another game live on the box, so it's back down the Pub full kit on and roaring the boys onto another win, cut me and I bleed claret & blue
11%
  



Alan 11:09 Sun Jan 29
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United are ready to let Wayne Rooney leave for China within the next month, ending the 31-year-old's 15 years in the Premier League. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri about the 49-year-old succeeding Arsene Wenger as the club's manager. (Sunday Express)

The Gunners and Manchester United are both preparing £85m bids for Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25. (Mail on Sunday)

Should they lose Griezmann, Atletico are ready to move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, 28, and are prepared to pay the Chilean forward £220,000 a week. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, who has been linked with Paris St-Germain and Tottenham, has agreed a new four-year deal worth £120,000 a week. (Sunday Express)

But the Reds are set to sell Daniel Sturridge in the summer after manager Jurgen Klopp lost patience with the 27-year-old striker's injury record. (Sunday Mirror)

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand says Sturridge needs to show "what he's made of" and follow the example of Chelsea forward Pedro, 29. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are determined to sign Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes, 22, and are set to make a £22.5m bid with an extra £4m in bonuses. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham owner David Sullivan says he wants to sign "a few more British players", as the club look to recruit Brentford striker Scott Hogan, 24. (London Evening Standard)

Leicester are expected to increase their efforts to sign Middlesbrough forward Gaston Ramirez having already had an offer of £12m for the 26-year-old turned down. (Mail on Sunday)

The Foxes have rejected a £38m bid from Tianjin Quanjian for striker Islam Slimani, 28. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa will sign highly rated 17-year-old Bury defender Jacob Bedeau. (Birmingham Mail)

Swansea are in talks with Benfica over a loan deal for defender Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez, 27. (ESPN)

On-loan striker Chris Martin, 28, is set for talks with Fulham on Sunday and will demand to be returned to Derby, where he has just signed a new contract. (Sunday Telegraph)

Hull and Swansea are considering moving for former West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet. The 21-year-old is a free agent after his contract with the Hammers was cancelled by mutual consent on transfer deadline day last summer. (ESPN)

A consortium looking to buy or invest in a London club has targerted Championship side QPR. (Daily Star Sunday)

And finally

Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has revealed he once booked former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba for missing kick-off because he was "having a number two". (Sunday Mirror)







Sun

Slaven Bilic set to raid Tigers again with £9million bid for Harry Maguire

Slaven Bilic is keen to bolster his defence as Marco Silva is desperate to cling onto stars for relegation battle

By Andrew Dillon

THE Hammers are planning a £9million bid for Hull defender Harry Maguire, while Leeds are looking at a loan deal for striker Ashley Fletcher.

Slaven Bilic is keen to bolster his defence to ensure a strong second half of the season after a disastrous start to the campaign.

West Ham have already signed Robert Snodgrass in a £10m deal, and some Hull fans are not pleased that their best players are being sold when they are in a relegation dog fight.

Bilic has guided the Hammers to 10th in the table, some 12 points off 18th place Crystal Palace, in what looked like a season where the East Londoners would be fighting for survival.

As far as Hull are concerned they sit second from bottom on just 16 points and a return to the Championship looms despite the fact they are on a good run of form.

The Tigers narrowly lost out on a trip to Wembley in the EFL Cup final, despite beating Manchester United 2-1, their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford cost them their second final in four seasons.

Jake Livermore has already left Hull for West Brom, if Maguire is to follow suit it will leave the club in a very fragile state defensively.

Hull Boss Marco Silva however, is confident he can keep the club in the Premier League and build on from the success of survival, although it appears that is easier said than done.




OS

Swansea City 1-3 West Ham United U18s

U18s’ assistant boss Mark Phillips was delighted how his players dealt with the demands of an early start and long journey in their 3-1 win at Swansea City.



The Hammers made the eight-hour round trip to south Wales and goals from Alfie Lewis and Korrey Henry (2) saw the away side pick up a valuable three points.

Phillips was also pleased with how his side performed in a new system, as they played with an unfamiliar 3-4-2-1 formation.

“It is a long journey, especially for the young boys to get off the coach and within an hour they’re playing a competitive game of football. That has to come into play when you think about it,” he said.

“I’ve seen us play better but the result was the important thing today I think.

“I thought the system was okay. I’d like to see us play with that system again under better circumstances, without the journey. It allows the two playing in behind the striker to pick up little pockets of space. All of our goals came from that.”

The Hammers travelled to Swansea without top scorer Jahmal Hector-Ingram who was missing through an injury picked up in training.

They looked to adapt in their striker’s absence and made a bright start when Joe Powell shot over the bar from long range.

Powell was involved as West Ham took the lead on 25 minutes. His cross was on a plate for the returning Lewis to tap home.

However, Swansea, who won only their second game of the season last weekend, equalised five minutes later. Liam Edwards was brought down in the penalty area and Liam Cullen slotted home the spot kick.

The Hammers emerged in the second half much brighter and regained the lead within five minutes of the interval. Lewis turned provider to slide in Henry who neatly finished from close range.

Henry added his second and West Ham’s third from the spot with 20 minutes to play and although Swansea threatened on a couple of occasions in the last quarter, the Hammers deservedly held on to further consolidate that top four place.

“Both Korrey’s goals were well taken and he could have had a another goal in the first half. If you’re a centre forward and you score two goals every game, you’re not doing too bad.

“The two games they’ve played against us have been quite close. They’ve got a very good striker and they’re not a bad side.”

West Ham: Matrevics (gk); Eggleton, Akinola (c), Wells; Ngakia (Rosa, 87), Coventry, Johnson, Hannam; Lewis, Powell; Henry.

Subs not used: Alese, Forde (gk), Mingi, Spyrides.

Goals: Lewis 25, Henry 50, 68 (pen)



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

hammer205 10:40 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
A shit booking for drogb a!!

jimbo2. 8:03 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I would imagine that Maguire would fetch circa £12m in the end & other teams would cert be interested in him. Thanks as always Al!

pdbis 5:46 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
So if Shrek goes to China that will be the end of his England career?

Texas Iron 4:42 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
cheers...

Coffee 11:40 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has revealed he once booked former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba for missing kick-off because he was "having a number two". (Sunday Mirror)

Ha ha!

Sniper 11:40 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

I don't believe it for a second, but maguire at £9m would be an absolute steal!

marlonsrightsock 11:36 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
lars 11:33 Sun Jan 29

Tomshardware 11:36 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 11:16 Sun Jan 29

lars 11:33 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan, your work is greatly appreciated.

BubblesCyprus 11:24 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan great update as always.

Thanks Alan 11:22 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 11:16 Sun Jan 29

ted fenton 11:16 Sun Jan 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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