Reece Of To Ze Germans

Reece Oxford is close to signing a season long loan move to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. West Ham's 18 year old star of the future spent five relatively unsuccessful months on loan at Reading last season, he has had a medical ahead of a move to Germany where it is hoped that he can hone his skills ready to take his place in the first team. Oxford was the second youngest player to start a Premier League match when he played against Arsenal, aged 16 years and 198 days, in August 2015.

Complete List Of West Ham United Fixtures For 2017/18

West Ham's 2017-18 Premier League fixtures are out, with Slaven Bilic seeking a better start to the season than last time around.

That may be difficult with a trip to Manchester United up first, but the Hammers then face a run - Southampton, Newcastle, Huddersfield and West Brom - during which Bilic will be expected, and required, to pick up points.

The east Londoners will need to get points on the board before a tough December, with games against Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal in a row before the Christmas rush.

Why On Earth Would Hammers Sell Pedro Obiang?

'Cash rich' Everton are reportedly sniffing around for Pedro Obiang, apparently they are not alone with AC Milan and Sevilla also interested in luring the combative midfielder and defender to their clubs. Obiang has two years left on his contract following his £4.3 Million transfer from Sampdoria. Initially Obiang found himself more often as a squad player or a bench warmer, but more recently became a permanent fixture in the starting line up. Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants Obiang as a replacement for James McCarthy and to provide support for Idrissa Gueye.

Lewin Replaces The 'Stig'

Gary Lewin has been announced as West Ham United's new Head of Medical Services, Lewin arrives at the London Stadium having previously combined 22 years as first team physiotherapist at Arsenal with 18 as England’s physio, the last six as England Senior Head of Physiotherapy. The 53-year-old was born in East Ham and spent time on West Ham’s books as a schoolboy goalkeeper, before turning to physiotherapy full-time at the age of 19.

Golden Opportunity Missed To Join The Big Guns

Have West Ham missed a golden opportunity to join the big guns? It almost feels like a lifetime ago since West Ham not only finished above Liverpool and Chelsea in the table, but were a mere four points adrift of the top four. Some may argue that we over achieved last season, but there can be no question that the Hammers performed superbly throughout the 2016/2017 campaign which was littered with superb performances and results, particularly against the best teams in the Premier League.

Burnley FC v West Ham United Team Sheets

Burnley FC: Heaton, Long, Lawton, Tarkowski, Ward, Brady, Westwood, Hendrick, Arfield, Vokes, Gray. Subs: Flanagan, Defour, Barnes, Agvei, Gudmundsson, Darikwa, Pope.
West Ham United: Adrian, Cresswell, Collins (c), Ogbonna, Byram, Fonte, Feghouli, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Fernandes, Ayew. Subs: Randolph, Quina, Rice, Makasi, Fletcher, Kemp.

Bilic Blah Blah And All That!

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been putting as positive a spin as is possible on the season that concludes tomorrow at Burnley, one of his favourite expressions is "and all that" followed closely by "blah blah". Well let's deal with the 'and all that' first, Mark Noble, Cheikou Kouyate, Pedro Obiang, Angelo Ogbonna, Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho, Authur Masuaku, Sam Byram, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid have all needed operations during this calamitous first season at the London Stadium.

West Ham United v Liverpool FC Team Sheets

West Ham: Adrian, Fonte, Reid, Collins, Byram, Fernandes, Nordtveit, Cresswell, Lanzini, Ayew, Calleri.
Subs: Randolph, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Ogbonna, Fletcher, Quina, Rice.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Origi, Sturridge.
Subs: Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Alexander-Arnold, Lucas, Klavan, Woodburn.

Bunch Of Crocks Or Modern Day Footballers?

The following West Ham United players have all had or will be having operations in order to prepare them for next season, and we ask if it is only Hammer's players who sustain such numerous injuries or if it is the status quo for all Barclays Premier League teams given the fast and furious nature of the globally viewed league? Angelo Ogbona and Pedro Obiang had their operations early once Fonte and Snodgrass arrived at the London Stadium during the transfer window.

Can Calleri Come Good And Cope Wearing The Claret & Blue?

Having been vitriolic in our appraisal of Jonathan Calleri in previous articles, we at the Org are willing to eat 'umble pie when it comes to the South American's effort and disposition, especially on friday night against Tottenham when he worked his socks off and could have even had a goal or two with a bit of luck and a bit more composure.

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