FC Slovacko v West Ham United Friendly Team Sheets

The Stadion Rohrbach is the venue for the first of West Ham United's Austrian Tour, Tore is penciled in for an appearance as well as many of the other new arrivals, expect a raft of changes throughout the match which will be played in sweltering conditions. -Ed
West Ham : Randolph, Burke, Byram, Rice, Page, Noble( c ), Feghouli, Cullen, Obiang, Samuelsen, Valencia.
Subs: Adrian, Spiegel, Reid, Creswell, Kayoute, Carroll, Antonio, Nordvelt, Tore, Makasi, Fletcher, Browne, Quina, Martinez.

Hammers Shift Continents In Search For Elusive 'Top' Striker

The list of strikers that West Ham United have been linked with seems to grow daily, and the list of rejections by players targeted is equally as long! Bacca, Batshuayi, Benteke, Lacazette and any number of other high profile players have all refused to sign up to Slaven Billic's vision, which leaves the club in an award position.

Bilic Building Towards Top Four With Bacca Bid

The exploits of Leicester and Tottenham last season will have been a great source of inspiration for all other Premier League clubs. The promised land of the Champions League was starting to feel like a four or five horse race every season, with the biggest and richest battling it out at the top and leaving the rest to fight amongst themselves. But last season proved that money can only get you so far and you need to build a motivated, hardworking team, full of drive and passion.

Rodriguez To West Ham How Could It Possible?JG Funding HP?

In an attempt to secure the services of a 'marquee' player West Ham United are going to have to push the boat out, and the proposed move to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid is certainly a statement of intent, if indeed it transpires to be as real as it currently seems. Splashing out around £65 Million is a massive investment as well as being a humungous gamble, especially for a club like West Ham who have only recently managed to claw themselves out of a mountain of debt inherited by the two Davids, Sullivan & Gold.

Closed Chinese Transfer Window Good For West Ham & Others

Midnight on July 16th Central Chinese time marked the end of the Chinese Football federation's transfer window, and as such removes one major cash endowed player from the lunacy that is going on in the European transfer window! Quite how much the emerging Chinese super league is effecting the fees being commanded by players and their agents is difficult to quantise, but there has undoubtedley been a a seismic shift when it comes to football's economic power houses.

Europa League Draw

West Ham United have been drawn against the winner of Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus or Domžale of Slovalia for the next round of the Europa League Cup competition. The matches are due to be played on the 28th of July and the 4th of August, Hammers will be hoping that the home leg of the tie can be played on a date that suits their Olympic Stadium schedules. - Ed

Bacca Signing To Trigger Striker Domino Effect

As the signing of Colombian hit man Carlos Bacca from AC Milan draws to it's conclusion, there will inevitably be movement out of West Ham United for one or both of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, with West Bromwich Albion and Lazio being the interested parties.

Bacca Sosa & Vermaelan Like Waiting For A Bus!

You know how the saying goes for those who can still afford to use public transport, "just like waiting for a bus, you wait an age for nothing and then suddenly three turn up one after another'. There are certain similarities between that expression and being a Hammers fan eagerly awaiting news of transfer arrivals, it's all quiet and then suddenly bang!

Smoke & Mirrors Tevez To West Ham An Indecent Proposal?

Ever since his arrival at the Old Boleyn Ground courtesey of the dubious enigma that is Kia Joorabchian and his multi million dollar' financial clearance house' Media Sports Investment, Carlos Tevez has courted controversy. West Ham ended up paying a £5 Million fine and a further £20 Million in unfair compensation payments to lower league strugglers Sheffield United for incorrect player registrations as both Tevez and Barcleona's Javier Mascherano were jointly owned by two different parties, contrary to FA and Premier League legislation.

Tore Tore Tore, Slav Gets His Man, At Last

Sources close to Gokhan Tore have told the Turkish Football Association that the 24 year old has passed his West Ham medical and is expected to sign a one year loan deal with West Ham United later today (friday july 8th). The deal incorporates the option to sign Tore on a full time basis when the loan expires, and is the result of a massive amount of effort by West Ham to get Slaven Billic his man.

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