West Ham United's line up for the Watford match was impressive, and despite the odd early warning sign everything was going to plan for the first 40 minutes. Two goals from Michail Antonio, the second a work of art created by Dimitri Payet seemed to have set Hammers on route for a resounding victory, and then the ginger pele had a moment of madness by dispossessing his own keeper and giving the ball to the opposition who promptly scored! Two minutes later, another catastrophic error, this time by Winston Reid, saw the visitors score again and turn the game round on it's head.
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We don't like Spurs, and probably have a disproportionate dislike for all things Tottenham, but we would appeal to anyone who knows a Spuds fan or if any read this: Would you please put your ear to the ground and help find this low life!
For those traditionalists who were brought up on 3pm saturday kick offs this weekend will come as something of a relief, West Ham and Watford fans will be able to go back, albeit briefly to a sense of time before football schedules were dictated by the TV companies. This will be West Ham United's first Barclays Premier League match at the London Stadium to start at 3pm, in fact it will be their first match of the entire season to start at the traditional time!
By now most season ticket holders should have received their replacement entry cards to the London Stadium, the need for the replacements is because the entry points were becoming choked by too many fans using the incorrect entrance for where their seats were, thus causing a lot of unnecessary congestion on the walkways. Why this 'glitch' wasn't anticipated is up for debate, but at least it should be sorted now, so happy days unless your new entry card hasn't arrived!
Ahead of this saturdays's Barclays Premier League fixture against Watford Fc at the London Stadium, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has held his obligatory press conference expressing his appreciation of Watford, his need to have Dimitri Payet back and firing on all cylinders and his appraisal of Michail Antonio's confidence!
Ahead of the West Ham United versus Watford FC Barclays Premier League fixture at The London Stadium there are genuine concerns about the level and standard of stewardship on match days, it is indeed fortunate that none of the first three fixtures were against teams that have fans who aren't generally 'in your face', this will of course change when certain other clubs visit. It could be argued that there will be so few opposition fans pro rata that there shouldn't really be an issue, but the problem is it only takes a few to effect many.
The troubled enigma that is Diafra Sakho has an agent named Mark Mc Kay, son of the legendary (at least to the tax authorities) football agent Willie Mc Kay, Mc Kay Jnr also represents Dimitri Payet. West Ham fans will recall Jacques Olivier Auguste (Dimi's french agent) spitting his dummy out when Dimitri had the temerity to actually say something about how happy and content he was at West Ham United, without the permission of his agent! Heaven forbid trusting a player to do the 'right' thing heh?, well Mark Mc Kay has no such worries with 'the Sakman'.
West Ham United's record £20.5m signing from Swansea City, Andre Ayew, is hoping to return to action either by the end of November or early in December, and according to Ghanaian media sources has his mind firmly set on taking part in the African Cup of nations tournament to be held in Gabon between the 14th of January and the 5th of February 2017.
There was more than a whiff of the 'deadly Doug Ellis' about West Ham United co-owner and chief share holder David Sullivan's boardroom statement released earlier today, although not to the extent of Massimo Cellino of Leeds United!