Pellegrini 'Generally' Happy Ahead Of Cardiff Game

In a similar fashion to waiting for London buses, Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini finds himself with what will seem like three new signings when his side take on beleagured Neil Warnock's Cardiff City side this afternoon. The return to full fitness of Manuel Lanzini has already been well documented, Mikail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell both appear to be back to their previous heights and the "General' Fabian Balbuena is back after four months.

Hasn't Scaloni Done Enough To West Ham Already? Lanzini Next

Fans of a certain age will remember one Lionel Scaloni, who is now the Argentine national team manager, for his misplaced pass that led to Steven Gerrard's late late equaliser in the 2006 FA Cup final played at the Cardiff Stadium. To blame Scaloni completely would be to do him an injustice as he had performed admirably for the club during his loan spell from Deportivo La Coruna, indeed some would say that without his services the club would never have reached the final.

What Will Happen To The Treatment Room At West Ham Now?

Shock horror, the once famed Kieron Dyer memorial ward at West Ham's Rush Green training ground is in danger of losing much of it's patronage, having survived the move from it's spiritual home among the Portakabin's at Chadwell Heath, the highly recommended and endorsed medical centre currently has only three long term residents, Winston Reid (knee), Carlos Sanchez (knee), Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles) and of course long term resident and Andy Carroll's accepted replacement Jack Wilshere who has inherited AC's prime berth with it's accompanying much sought after parking slot, ideal for pulli

Hammers Cannot Rename Stand For Now!

Following on from the naming of the Billy Bonds stand there has been a bit of a clamor to lobby for the Betway stand to be renamed the Sir Geoff Hurst stand, this is not going to happen for several reasons. The most pertinent of which is that Betway as the club's sponsor insist on having a stand in their name as part of their deal with the club, although this situation may well change in the future due to the impending legislation regarding sports sponsorship by betting companies, particularly sponsors of elite football teams.

Who At The FA Is Taking The Pis*? As Snodgrass Charged

You couldn't make it up could you? What other top flight club would allow a situation to develop whereby one of their valued players is 'left at the hands' of pushy officials. Robert Snodgrass has been charged by the FA for allegedly using abusive language towards UK anti-doping officials at West Ham's training ground. It is alleged Snodgrass used abusive and/or insulting words towards the officials who were visiting West Ham's training ground on February 6 to conduct out of competition testing.

What Will Happen When The 'General' Balbuena Returns?

Manuel Pellegrini's team selections this season have been subject to catastrophic intervention due to an almost unbelievable injury list, but to use a classic car motoring analogy he now finds his team selection at the top of a long up hill climb that has reached it's summit which is now going to gain rapid acceleration on the way from the top, so much so that it might give the brakes a good testing!

Ugly Scenes At The LS Didn't Ruin Bonzo's Big Day

Saturday was a day of celebration as the club honored long standing servant Billy Bonds by naming a stand after him, Bonzo joins other West Ham greats Sir Trevor Brooking and 'Sir' Bobby Moore by having 'his' stand. Having played a record 799 games for the Hammers once he had signed from Charlton Billy Bonds assumed legendary status with the 'eyes of blue, six foot two and he's after you!' chant.

London Stadium West Ham United v Newcastle United Team Sheets

West Ham v Newcastle from the London Stadium, we will be there to witness Bonzo having the stand named in his honour.
West Ham United: Fabianski, Cresswell, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass , Lanzini, Anderson, Chicharito, Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Narsi, Perez,Arnautovic, Antonio, Obiang
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie; Perez, Longstaff, Hayden, Almiron; Rondon Subs: Dummet, Ki Sung-yueng, Diame, Joselu, Yedlin, Darlow, Atsu

What Has happened To West Ham’s Reece Oxford?


When West Ham defender Reece Oxford debuted for the club at the age of 16, big things were expected from him. However, subsequent loans have sent Oxford to three different clubs including Reading, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Augsburg. Whether its Premier League or Bundesliga football, fans can use the William Hill promo code on the weekend games, to back their favourite teams to win.

Live Manchester City v West Ham United Team Sheets

Manchester City: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, D. Silva, Mahrez, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Muric, Walker, Sterling, Bernardo, Mendy, Sandler, Foden.
West Ham: Fabianski, Johnson, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Rice, Obiang, Antonio, Nasri, Anderson, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Noble, Chicharito, Diangana.

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