Tempuri Or Battered Pundits Predict Hammers At The Etihad

Last time we at the Org remembered, Barclays Premier league football was a game played between two teams each comprising of eleven players with three substitutes available to be used from the bench, the game is played on a pitch, not paper and usually the visitors supporters out sing the home crowd for much of the match. To read some of the pundits and fans comments there seems little point in West Ham even turning up to play all conquering Manchester City at the Etihad for this evening's fixture.

Live West Ham United v Fulham FC Team Sheets

West Ham: Fabianski, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Noble, Antonio, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson, Hernandez. Subs: Adrian, Arnautovic, Carroll, Lanzini, Obiang, Nasri, Fredericks.
Fulham: Rico, Sessegnon, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Nordveit, Bryan, Seri, Cairney, Babel, Mitrovic. Subs: Fabri, Ayite, Vietto, Le Marchand, Christie, Anguissa, Markovic.

Arnautovic, Lanzini and Nasri on the bench?

Pellegrini Almost Spoilt For Choice Ahead Of Fulham Game

Hammers returned from their 'warm weather' training session in Spain to find the temperature not far off back here in 'Blighty', however the team bonding excercise seems to have been worth it judging by the Instagram snippets shared with the media of the team celebrating Manu Lanzini's birthday. There are some observers who frowned upon hearing clearly drunk West Ham players singing Bubbles at Manu's birthday bash, but they weren't doing coke in the toilets or 'roasting' young girls in their hotel, nor were any of them caught breaking curfew by sneaking out for a late night binge!

Hammers Will Finally Manage To Square 'The Circle' At The LS

It has taken nearly three years for West Ham United and the LDCC to address one of the most glaring failures of hosting football, British football that is, at the London Stadium. Given the outrageous costs of converting the Stadium from an Athletics dome in to a football arena, it seems almost unbelievable that it has taken so much time to resolve the issue of having a pitch that virtually looked like an oval.

Rice DEC lares For England And Ups His Value By £20 Million

Having taken what seems like an age, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has finally pledged his international future to England, Rice has won three senior Republic of Ireland caps, all in friendlies, having played for his grandparents' country ever since he was a youngster. In August the London born central defender said he needed time to decide his future, as winning a competitive cap for the Republic would have tied him to that country.

An Image All Hammers Fans Have Been Waiting For-Lanzini Back Training

It is hard to imagine the consequences and how far reaching the effect of the long term serious injury sustained by Manuel Lanzini while training with the Argentine national team ahead of last summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Hammers High Hopes For Spain Trip- However Holiday It Isn't!

Manuel Pellegrini has taken his West Ham squad to Malaga where they will spend four days of warm weather training before returning to London, the break is intended to provide recovery time for some of the club’s injured players and the Hammers boss expects to have Samir Nasri back from his calf injury against Fulham, while Manuel Lanzini and Fabian Balbuena could also return in that game.

Live Crystal Palace FC v West Ham United Team Sheets And Links

Crystal Palace : Guaita, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Meyer, Ayew, Batshuayi, Sako
West Ham : Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Antonio, Anderson, Snodgrass, Hernandez Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Arnautovic, Carroll, Obiang, Masuaku, Diangana

Pellegrini-Run In Begins Today At Palace-Injured To Return

As we go in to the business end of the season, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini will be secretly content with what he has achieved so far, despite a catastrophic injury list that almost beggars belief. The 'Charming Man' has had to negotiate the difficult task of taking what was a disparate set of players and moulding them in to a team of believers with a big club mentality.

Moronic Supporters Past And Present Ignorance Is The Key

The angry bigoted man images of the abuse hurled at Liverpool's Mo Salah during Hammers 1-1 draw with the match officials has received plenty of coverage and rightly so, normally rational people, in a similar way to some car drivers can suddenly become either vile or monstrous or both in just a split second. In no way do we countenance such behaviour, however we do need to look at the root of the problem, and there is a problem but it is one born out of ignorance and fear, not generally loathing.

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