In the light of UEAFA's 'sudden' ban imposed on Hammers travelling fans, many who have already purchased tickets AND paid substantial amounts of money on hotels and air flights intend to go to Vienna to be part of the game and take in the atmosphere, either through sitting in local bars with fellow Hammers supporters or, more controversially, by accessing tickets originally intended for home supporters.
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Having been repeatedly ignored by Gareth Southgate, Michail Antonio chose to represent Jamaica instead of England, he scored for the Reggae Boyz against El Salvador the other day and has just scored a stunning goal against the USA, from OUTSIDE the box!
Although Hammers squad is still 'sketchy' in some areas, in others there are an abundance of players, particularly wing players. Blessed with the services available of Authur Masuaku, Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Manu Lanzini and new signing Said Benrahma, David Moyes is spoiled for choice, he can also call upon the services of Nathan Holland who has recently returned to full fitness from a serious hamstring injury sustained whist out on loan last season.
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.