Thin Ice For Wafer Thin Squad

Without wishing to put a dampener on fans' current 'euphoria', which has been brought about by a string of superb results, it is hard to avoid the 'Elephant in the Room' in fact a couple of them! The injuries that Michail Antonio and Authur Masuaku have sustained have exposed just how dangerously wafer thin David Moyes' squad actually is, however that is not to pour scorn over how well the manager has adapted to the loss of two key players.

'Authurscopic' Surgery Is Key!

Many Hammers fans were aghast when news of Authur Masuaku's knee operation became known, incidentally the news first broke on this site fully half an hour before fellow fans' site, whereas Sullivan's pet site C&H as usual got their facts wrong and stated that the news had first appeared on Graham Howlett's wonderful site.

Live Leeds v West Ham Line Ups

Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Klich, Rodrigo, Bamford Subs: Casilla, Poveda, Roberts, Costa, Hernandez, Strujik, Shackleton
West Ham: Fabianski, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Haller Subs: Randolph, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Dawson, Noble, Fredericks, Johnson

Yanks Want Black Friday Deal For Reid!

Now that their elongated domestic season is over, MLS sides have to go through a process which involves naming 'Designated' players, there are strict rules governing the amount of non-US players and clubs have to keep within very tight FFP rules. Sporting KC had acquired West Ham United's Winston Reid on loan for the season, but crucially were only paying 15% of his £70,000 per week wages, with the Irons picking up the rest of the tab.

Transfers: Charting The Progress Of The Club's 2018-19 Signings

Following his appointment in May 2018, Manuel Pellegrini was handed a sizeable transfer kitty and the experienced Chilean was tasked with bringing European football back to East London. However, despite some initial promise, and a highly productive December, the former Manchester City boss could only guide the Hammers to a tenth place finish. He made several high-profile signings during the course of the campaign, and we take a look at the progress that some of these recruits have made since first arriving at the London Stadium.

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Moyes Annoyed By 'Noise'

Hammers' wing back Authur Masuaku's now deleted instagram message, detailing how he had just had corrective surgery on his knee that had caused him to be in acute pain for the last TWO years, was as a result of 'miscommunication'. When David Moyes did his Press conference ahead of tonight's eagerly anticipated clash with Leeds United at Elland Road, he made no mention at all regarding Masuaku's operation, which has left many observers baffled.

Authur Masuaku Out For Weeks!

Hammers wing back Authur Mauaku has just undergone surgery on his troublesome knee, having played through the pain barrier in recent weeks "King Authur' finally decided to go under the knife. Masuaku had been forced to withdraw from his International duties during the break, and it had been hoped that the injury could be managed, unfortunately the troublesome knee was the recipient of a 'robust' tackle from a Manchester player during last week's 1-3 home defeat.

Moyes Not Taken In By Bielsa

Irrespective of whether the team he announced actually is the one that takes to the field on Friday, Leeds manager Marcello Bielsa's mind games don't seem to have had their desired effect on David Moyes as he prepares to take his Hammers team up to Elland Road.

Be Wary Of Argentinian Bearing Gift!

Now there is no way that we would wish to walk in to some kind of top gear offend an entire nation situation, hence the article title being in the singular, rather than what would have been an offensive plural. You see it is fine lines that can have long term implications, fine lines along with accurate timings.

We Are Doomed-Leeds And Irons React To Oliver!

News that Micheal Oliver, or as he is more commonly known, 'Lord Olivier' for his centre stage exploits, will be the referee for Friday night's Barclays Premier League between Leeds and West Ham at Elland Road, has been greeted by what can only be described as mass disapproval to put it mildly!


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