Clamour For Adrian Recall Gathers Pace, A Poisoned Challice?

West Ham United's recent poor run of results has had fans wondering what on earth can be done to reverse the current unwelcome trend, the dropping or unavailability for selection of captain Mark Noble was seen as the catalyst for the team to push on enabling players to fill their natural positions. That all went wrong within eight minutes in the match against Leicester City with the team shipping two goals and influential captain for the day Winston Reid succumbing to a thigh injury.

Rooney To West Ham Rumour Confirmed 2+2 Definitely = 5

Everyone knows misquotes and non existent rumours suddenly surface during the International break in order to fill the Premier League void, and this break is no exception. 'News' that West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester United's £300,000 per week captain Wayne Rooney is a case in point, you can almost hear the brain cell crunching involved in creating such a ludicrous story, are you sitting comfortably?

World Cup Matches At The London Stadium

West Ham United's London Stadium home may well be the venue for the biggest crowd in England to attend a cricket match in modern history, the English Cricket Board is hopeful of staging two separate matches at the former Olympic Stadium during the next ICC World Cup which is due to take place in England and Wales in 2019. One of the fixtures will feature England and could be watched by a crowd of 66,000, more than double the capacity of Lord’s.

Injuries & Goals Galore As London Stadium Finally Roars!

Given that their team were 2-0 down after less than ten minutes and that their 'new' captain lasted only until the 18th minute, the crowd at West Ham's london Stadium could have been forgiven for 'doing a highbury', but the exact opposite happened. After the initial shock of going behind and losing Winston Reid the crowd suddenly found it's voice, a voice which easily drowned out the predictably boring chants from the Leicester City fans and filled the air with the sort of intimidating atmosphere not experienced during a day time match since the club left the Boleyn.

West Ham United v Leicester City Confirmed Team Sheets

West Ham United: Randolph, Reid (c), Cresswell, Byram, Kouyate, Fonte, Ayew, Lanzini, Obiang, Antonio, Carroll Subs: Adrian, Nordtveit, Collins, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Fernandes, Feghouli
Leicester City: Schmeichel Simpson Morgan Huth Fuchs Mahrez Ndidi Drinkwater Albrighton Okazaki Vardy Subs: Chilwell King Amartey Slimani Zieler Gray Ulloa

Big Mich In But No Place For Big Andy

Michail Antonio has been included in Gareth Southgate's England squad but there is no place for Andy Carroll, some fans will be breathing a sigh of relief!
England Squad in fulll..

Big Andy In Shop Window As Southgate's Hand Forced

West Ham United are currently looking to recruit not one but two strikers or one of both for next season which raises questions as to whether Andy Carroll will be on his way. Reports suggest that having grown weary of signing injury prone players the Hammers hierarchy are looking to Premier League rivals Arsenal's 28-year-old Spanish forward Lucas Perez, Perez joined the Gunners last summer in a £17million switch from Spanish side Deportivo but is reported to be looking for a way out already, having failed to break into the first team at the Emirates on a regular basis.

Mr West Ham Isn't For Leaving The Hot Seat But Is It Up To Him?

Mark Noble, honest as ever, has taken to the press to give his side of the story amid the growing clamor for him to be dropped from West Ham United's starting line up. Choosing Sky Sports as one's given media platform might raise a few eyebrows, the wisdom of which may be called in to question, but obviously Slaven Billic's captain has felt the need to put his side of the situation. The fact that Mark Noble needs to 'go public' is a matter of some conjecture, however the no smoke without fire aspect is clearly apparent.

AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United Confirmed Teams & Links

AFC Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Smith, Gosling, Pugh, Arter, King, Fraser, Afobe Subs: Allsop, Smith, Cargill, Wilshere, Ibe, Gradel, Mousset
West Ham United: Randolph, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Fonte, Feghouli, Lanzini, Obiang, Noble (c), Antonio, Carroll Subs: Adrian, Collins, Byram, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Ayew, Fernandes

A Noble Act Of Sacrifice For The Greater Good?

No one in their right mind would deny that Mark Noble is Mr West Ham, cut him and he will bleed Claret & Blue, Canning Town born Noble is just 4 games off having completed 400 senior games for his beloved Hammers, having made his debut as a 17 year old way back in 2004. During his time at the club Mark Noble has seen the good, the bad and the ugly even having played along side Ian Dowie! So to even mention any form of criticism is viewed as 'stamping on a puppy' in some people's eyes.

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