West Ham have announced the signing of former Paris St Germain striker Nene until the end of the season, subject to international clearance. This is a David Sullivan signing that should make those who confronted him after the Baggies Cup defeat feel even more ashamed than they should be.
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt (c), Gardner, Yacob, Morrison, Sessegnon, Berahino, Ideye
Subs: Myhill; Baird, Olsson, McManaman, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Wisdom
West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Kouyate, Tomkins, Cresswell, Song, Nolan (c), Noble, Downing, Sakho, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Demel, Amalfitano, Cole, Henry, Lee
London Football Awards 2015: Recognising the very best of London football
Unsung heroes of London football will be recognised alongside footballing heroes Hazard, Sanchez, Fabregas and Mourinho at the 2015 London Football Awards on March 5 at Battersea Evolution, London. The winners of the remaining awards will be announced at the event, hosted by Soccer AM’s Max Rushden, and raising funds for national charity, Willow. Former players and TV pundits Lee Dixon, Glenn Hoddle and Tony Cottee take part in a Q&A on the night.
Nominees for the Awards include:
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte (c), Gardos, Davis, Wanywama, Mane, Reed, Elia, Pelle
Subs: Davis, Tadic, Djuricic, Ward-Prowse, McCarthy, Flannigan
West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Kouyate, Cresswell, Song (c), Amafitano, Downing, Valencia, Sakho, Cole
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Burke, Oxford, O'Brien, Jarvis, Carroll, Lee
West Ham United: Adrian, Cresswell, Nolan (c), Tomkins, Kouyate, Downing, Sakho, Noble, Jenkinson, Song, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Jarvis, O'Brien, Amalfitano, Cole, Oxford, Lee
Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Jones, Rojo, Di Maria, Falcao, Rooney (c), Januzaj, Blind, van Persie, Valencia
Subs: Valdes, Mata, Smalling, Herrera, Fellaini, McNair, Wilson
Injury crisis, what crisis? Hammers are bereft of almost half the first team for this vital fixture against cash rich Manchester United. Financial fair play doesn't seem to have quite kicked in yet does it? The haves and the have nots of football just get further apart, and the very ruling that was supposed to level the playing field has actually served to broaden the gulf in wealth.
Rumours are rife that Hammers are pushing for at least three recruitments ahead of the transfer window closing tonight. This sudden need for players is as a result of a catastrophic defensive injury list, the recent injuries to James Collins, James Tomkins and Carl Jenkinson. We will have any real news as soon as! Bloody hell, Carlton to the Baggies! Of course he would be ineligible to play for West Brom against West Ham in the FA Cup. This is not just Sky Sports , Associated Press have confirmed! -Ed
Livepool: Mignolet, Markovic, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Leiva, Henderson (c), Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling
Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lambert, Sturridge, Allen, Borini, Ibe
West Ham United: Adrian, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Song, Nolan (c), Amalfitano, Downing, Carroll, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Oxford, Poyet, Noble, Jarvis, Cole
Hamilton Accies left back Stephen Hendrie has flown to London to hold talks with West Ham. Hendrie is out of contract at the end of the season and the 20 year old defender could agree a pre contract deal to join in the summer. Accies vice chairman Ronnie MacDonald (again no pun!) last week criticised the Irons, claiming that a transfer fee in excess of £2m had been agreed. He said Hendrie agreed terms but that West Ham did not complete the deal.