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Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
75%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
10%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
4%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
3%
  



Alan 12:54 Wed Sep 27
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United are considering an £88m move for Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, next summer after boss Jose Mourinho requested a deal be completed. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are confident midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, will sign a new deal at the club that will make the Belgium international the highest earner in English football on £300,000 a week. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain will beat Manchester City to a move for Alexis Sanchez by offering the 28-year-old Arsenal forward a £9m advance on his signing-on fee in January. (El Mecurio, via Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he may sign a replacement in January for France left-back Benjamin Mendy, 23, who is sidelined with a knee injury. (Independent)

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs tracking MK Dons' 16-year-old striker Dylan Asonganyi. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid are ready to rival Manchester United for Juventus' Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 23. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Star)

Chelsea are favourites to sign Edinson Cavani if the 30-year-old Uruguay forward leaves Paris St-Germain in January. (Sun)

Winger Antonio Candreva is set to leave Inter Milan, with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte an admirer of the 30-year-old Italy international. (Calciomercato, via Daily Star)

Everton could make a January move for Atletico Madrid and France forward Kevin Gameiro, 30, who may struggle for games after Diego Costa's arrival in Spain. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool and Tottenham have been joined by Arsenal and Real Madrid in the race for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, 19. (TransferMarketWeb via Daily Star)

Meanwhile...

Everton striker Wayne Rooney could be the latest character on Angry Birds - after the mobile app was unveiled as the club's sleeve sponsor. (Sun)

West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry was presented with a signed Arsenal shirt by Arsene Wenger after the Gunners' 2-0 victory over the Baggies, in recognition of him breaking Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record of 632 games. (Daily Mirror)

"Welcome to my home, welcome to London. Thanks for the visit" - Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has posted a video on Instagram giving viewers a guided tour around his house, which reveals a huge trainer collection, cars and a home cinema.

Anderlecht players will earn a £35,000-a-man bonus if they beat Celtic in Wednesday's Champions League game against Celtic in Brussels. (Daily Record)

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville admits he was "relieved" when team-mate David Beckham left Old Trafford in 2003 for Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

The best of Tuesday's gossip

Tottenham are preparing a £30m bid for Everton's Ross Barkley, 23, with their Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele struggling with a foot problem. (ESPN)

Real Madrid are considering a January move for Paris St-Germain's Julian Draxler. The 24-year-old midfielder was previously linked with a move to Arsenal. (Daily Star via Don Balon)

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri, but the club will not sell the 16-year-old for anything less than £40m. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted forward Raheem Sterling, 22, will stay at the club, despite interest from Arsenal. (London Evening Standard)





Guardian Rumour Mill

Niall McVeigh

The Mill is only one of an assortment of hacks weeping salt tears at the news that Diego Costa’s £57m move to Atlético Madrid is finally done, bringing the curtain down on one of the great interminable transfer sagas of our age. Chelsea will look to swiftly move on from Costa’s departure by tying Eden Hazard to an eye-watering £300,000-per-week deal.

Should their long-term target stay at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid suits will hop on the London Overground to Tottenham and try to prise Dele Alli away with a swap deal involving fringe player Mateo Kovacic and, presumably, several bags of cash. Real Madrid also like the cut of US tyro Christian Pulisic’s jib – whatever Alexi Lalas may say – and have the Dortmund winger next on their wish-list.

Staying with Europe’s bright young things, Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans has explained he didn’t fancy a move to Arsenal because of concerns about game time. “I had to be honest with myself and take a look at the midfielders Arsenal have got,” Tielemans said, as Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka ran directly into each other behind him. Arsenal are tracking another wonderkid – MK Dons’ 16-year-old striker Dylan Asonganyi, who is also wanted by Manchester United.

Jürgen Klopp has run the rule over his jet-heeled, profligate Liverpool charges and decided what he needs is a new pacy winger, in the form of Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes. The Holland international was injured for the 1-1 draw on Tuesday, but Klopp still waxed lyrical about him in his press conference. “He has speed, he’s good in one v one situations and all that stuff,” Klopp cooed. With those attributes, a cool £50m should do it.

Not every Premier League manager can daydream about making it rain in January. Slaven Bilic has been on the brink at West Ham for so long, he practically is the brink – but should his reign come to an end this weekend, Huddersfield’s David Wagner and former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel are top of the list to pace the London Stadium’s two-mile technical area.

Bayern Munich are keen on Lyon’s Willem Geubbels, who made his Ligue 1 debut this weekend despite being born in 2001. That’s made the Mill feel even older than usual, but there are a few 30-somethings still in demand, including Edinson Cavani and Antonio Candreva, wanted to beef up Chelsea’s squad in January. Then there’s Atlético Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro, who’s the latest inconsistent striker to be linked with Everton.

Finally, with Christian Benteke out injured and not that good even when he wasn’t, Roy Hodgson hopes to solve Crystal Palace’s goalscoring woes with a move for – and you’ll like this – free agent Rickie Lambert.





Telegraph

West Ham and Tottenham charged by FA for failing to control their players



West Ham and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday's Premier League match.

Spurs won the derby at the London Stadium 3-2 but almost squandered a three-goal lead.

West Ham were pressing for an equaliser in stoppage time when a late melee occurred, prompting the charge.

A statement from the FA read: "West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by The FA following their fixture on Saturday (September 23, 2017).

"It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

"They have until 6pm on September 28, 2017 to respond to the charge."




Inside World Football

West Ham’s stadium bubble keeps rising even if it has burst on the pitch

The Premier League has sold more than 2.2 million tickets in the first six rounds of the season. Just 124,360 seats have gone unfilled, the majority of them due to stadium capacity restrictions.

Round 6 saw an average 97.44% stadium capacity at Premier League grounds, the second best of the season to date after opening day.

Four teams reported more than 99% of the stadium full, all teams were over 92% full. There were just 8751 unfilled seats at Premier league grounds.

West Ham again proved that filling their new London Stadium (now in their second season) is not a problem, topping the table. Burnley, who seem to suffer from the toughest restrictions on stadium capacity, were again bottom of the table.

Everton, in the midst of arranging financing for their new Bramley Dock stadium, had the most unfilled seats in the league at the weekend for the visit of

Brighton won the battle of the south coast, edging Southampton with their Sunday afternoon visit of Newcastle United with just 282 unfilled seats compared to the Saints’ 575 unfilled seats.

The Insideworldfootball attendance capacity tables are taken from the official stadium capacities and the official reported attendance. No allowances are made for seat kills due to media or safety requirements.







C&H

West Ham Injury news update

Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio and James Collins are unlikely to return from injury until after the International break on 14th October when West Ham take on Burnley while Edimilson Fernandes and Pedro Obiang could both be fit and available for selection this weekend.

Manu Lanzini looks ready to make his long delayed return to action on the bench at Burnley after the international break.

There have been reports that he could even be involved against Swansea at the weekend but that looks impossible despite the midfielder continuing to train well. Slaven Bilic is desperate to inject Lanzini’s pace and creativity into the team but it’s unlikely he will be tempted to start him at Burnley which is a far more realistic target for his comeback..

Lanzini has been sorely missed in our slow start to the season and can’t wait to get back into action but head medic Gary Lewin is unprepared to take a chance on such a key player.

However, Obiang and Fernandes are expected to make his return against Swansea after suffering a muscular injury and there’s a chance that James Collins will be fit for the trip to Turf Moor.

Michail Antonio will be available for the game against Burnley immediately after the international break.

Early fears that Antonio had suffered a hamstring injury were shown to be unfounded after the game and Claretandhugh was told this morning that the issue is with his groin. But we were told: “He should be okay after seven days and available for the game at Turf Moor. It’s a big relief as obviously it was worrying.”




Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Jasnik 5:49 Fri Sep 29
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
So injury news is crap

BubblesCyprus 4:30 Thu Sep 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated as always.

claret upstart 3:10 Thu Sep 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Mex Martillo 7:08 Wed Sep 27
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

gph 6:13 Wed Sep 27
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

ted fenton 1:09 Wed Sep 27
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:58 Wed Sep 27

Russ of the BML 1:02 Wed Sep 27
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks. Good news on Pedro.

Thanks Alan 12:58 Wed Sep 27
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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