FA Will Not Charge Billic And Carroll For Being Honest?

'Slaven Bilic and Andy Carroll will not be charged by the Football Association over their comments about referee Jon Moss', so read the words of wisdom from the bastions of virtue and clear thinking. Bilic has been "reminded of his responsibilities" and Big Andy "warned as to his future conduct" after they both criticised Moss following his ridiculous display as the referee officiating the 2-2 draw with Leicester City on the 17th of April at the King Power.

Out With The Old? In With The New And Youth!

Hammers recent recruitment drive, instigated by ex-Everton super scout Tony Henry, has seen a distinct shift in emphasis, no longer are the club looking for ageing 'cheap' stop gaps, instead the key word is youth. Of course this does not mean a hell for leather throw them in at the deep end approach, rather a let's integrate youth with players who are at the top of their game and peak of fitness, that way the knowledge and wisdom of the senior players can be passed on directly, there is no substitute for experience.

Old Lady To Open New Stadium!

West Ham's first game at the Olympic Stadium will be a pre season friendly against the Old lady 'La Vecchia Signora' as they are known, or Juventus to most people, on Sunday the 7th of August.Two time European champions Juventus are one game away from winning their fifth consecutive Italian title and It will be the first time the two sides have played each other. Slaven Bilic said: "It will be a privilege to face one of the biggest clubs in the world in our opening game at the new stadium.

Confirmed West Ham United v Watford FC Team Sheets And Streams

Quique Sanchez Flores has made wholesale changes for Watford ahead of his team's weekend FA Cup semi final at Wembley against Everton, although he does have Troy Deeney on the bench. Slaven Billic had the Sakman available to include in his squad, their spat appears to have been buried as he makes a start.
West Ham: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Sakho, Carroll
Subs: Randolph, Byram, Tomkins, Collins, Obiang, Moses, Emenike
Watford: Gomes, Paredes, Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas, Suarez, Behrami, Guedioura, Jurado, Abdi, Amrabat

Leicester City v West Ham United Team Sheets And Links

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: King, Amartey, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Wasilewski, Schwarzer.
West Ham Utd: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Moses, Emenike, Payet.
Subs: Randolph, Tomkins, Carroll, Valencia, Collins, Byram, Lanzini.

Summer Clear Out Due!

A week can be a long time in politics, a couple of minutes can be a life time in football, and so a week that began with so much promise for West Ham United has unravelled spectacularly. Recent refereeing decisions and then the Sakho saga followed by defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup replay and then compounded by the media witch hunt that once again got it's claws in to the Olympic Stadium award. All in all a pretty disastrous fall from the heady heights of expectation, but maybe this reality check will stand the team in good stead for the future.

West Ham United v Manchester United FA Cup Team Sheets

West Ham Utd : Randolph, Antonio, Ogbonna, Tomkins, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Valencia, Carroll.
Subs: Adrian, Obiang, Collins, Moses, Emenike, Hendrie, Oxford.
Manchester Utd : De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rashford.
Subs: Romero, Valencia, Young, Schneiderlin, Mata, Memphis, Rooney.
No Reid!
Promo: The bookies see the match fairly evenly, as confirmed in the Euro 2016 News that is available.

Are Hammers Putting Carroll Up For Grabs Or Is He The Man?

There has been plenty of media talk about Andy Carroll since he virtually destroyed Arsenal's defence with his bludgeoning hat trick at the Boleyn. Troubled striker Diafra Sakho's absence provided the Big Geordie with the opportunity that he grasped with head and foot, more about Sakho later, but it is Carroll who occupied all the column inches and is being touted as potentially Roy Hodgson's secret weapon to take with him to France this summer.

West Ham United v Arsenal FC Team Sheets And Streams

No Sakho, No Song, what's going on?
West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll, Payet.
Subs: Randolph, Valencia, Obiang, Moses, Emenike, Hendrie, Oxford
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.
Subs: Gibbs, Mertesacker, Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey, Chambers, Cech.

Chapter & Verse Another Successful Appeal Deja Vu?

*West Ham's Chiekhou Kouyate wrongful dismissal upheld www.thefa.com By FA Staff 05 Apr 2016 An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 5 April 2016] upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to West Ham United’s Cheikhou Kouyate. The player, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday [2 April 2016], will therefore not serve any suspension.*

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