Ever since Rob Newman joined West Ham from Manchester City we here at the Org have been banging on about the value to be had from Ligue Une ever since the collapse of the Bein TV sports deal that left all but the few seriously affected, the French government stepped in to temporarily keep the game going but their bail out has ended and for many it is sink or swim!
West Ham: Fabiański, Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Bowen, Lucas Paquetá, Fornals, Scamacca
Subs: Areola (GK), Ogbonna, Johnson, Coufal, Emerson, Downes, Lanzini, Benrahma, Antonio
Fulham: Leno, Adarabioyo, Ream (c), Robinson, James, Reed, Palhinha, Pereira, De Cordova-Reid, Kebano, Carlos Vinícius
Subs: Rodák (GK), Duffy, Wilson, Cairney, Onomah, Mbabu, Diop, Harris, Godo
Sometimes the International break can be extremely unwelcome for clubs who are riding the crest, paradoxically it can come just at the right time for teams experiencing a poor run. For David Moyes and his West Ham team the break worked out to be an ideal opportunity to reset the season's early poor form, the players seem to have a renewed vigour, but more importantly they seem to have regained the confidence that they had lacked early on.
Anderlecht: Van Crombrugge ©, Debast, Hoedt, Delcroix, Murillo, Ashimeru, Diawara, Arnstad, Amuzu, Verschaeren, Fábio Silva Subs: Verbruggen (GK), Coosemans (GK), Vertonghen, Sadiki, Sardella, N’Diaye, Raman, Refaelov, Stroeykens, Esposito, Duranville, Stassin.
West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Johnson, Dawson, Ogbonna ©, Emerson, Downes, Lanzini, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio Subs: Fabiański (GK), Randolph (GK), Cresswell, Kehrer, Zouma, Rice, Coventry, Souček, Scarles, Fornals, Lucas Paquetá, Scamacca.
West Ham have just announce the starting lune up for this afternnoon's game against Anderlecht: Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson, Emerson, Flynn Downes, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio.
Well have the full line up of both teams in a jiffy!
Less than a week ago among the leading contenders in the English Premier League football managers 'sack race' were Leicester City's Brendon Rogers and West Ham's David Moyes, bearing in mind this week's fiscal chaos brought about by the Amateurs who are suppose to be running the country, the expression "a week in politics can be a long time" it is worth bearing in mind the football equivalent.
When Craig Dawson arrived on loan from Watford his nick name apart from the obvious 'Les' Dawson was the Relegator, due to him having been a 'serial offender' when it came to being a player for teams that got relegated, to say his arrival was greeted with a lack of enthusiasm would be an understatement.
Will Moyes Stick Or Twist
Balancing how to compete in four competitions during the season is part and part of being a successful manager of a 'successful' team, but with it comes some serious issues and responsibilities that catch many out, even the much lauded Sir Alex Ferguson had little in HIS European trophy cabinet during his lengthy and well funded tenure at Manchester United.
West Ham: Fabianski, Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice ©, Souček, Bowen, Paquetá, Cornet, Scamacca Subs: Areola (GK), Coufal, Emerson, Ogbonna, Downes, Lanzini, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio
Wolves: Sá, Semedo, Jonny, Kilman, Aït-Nouri, João Moutinho ©, Neves, Nunes, Guedes, Neto, Podence Subs: Sarkic (GK), B.Traoré, Mosquera, Toti, Ronan, A.Traoré, Bueno, Campbell, Costa
Just in case you hadn't seen, the London Over Ground is NOT working in ANY capacity today ( 01.10.22) for at least 24 Hrs on what is a rarity, a Saturday kick off a the Queen Elizabeth 11 Stadium, albeit one that was moved from the traditional but never seen 3PM time slot!
Strange how there are NO disruption disputes when Major 'Sadist' Khan's Tottingham are playing at home isn't it? But you can guarantee that when West Ham are at home there will be all sorts of 'urgent' works that need to be carried out towards Hackney Wick and Stratford.