Mirror Gets Stuck In-What A Surprise-Cowardly Article

It was only to be expected, it comes as no surprise that Spurs lap dog Darren Lewis's paper has begun 'anonymous' unscrupulous reports of West Ham United's woes. The content of today's assault on any form of positivity is summed up with this wonderful piece of journalism about West Ham's potential need to sell it's bright young prospects in order to fund the battle against relegation.
' The club will be reluctant to sell but they are stuck in a relegation battle and may have to cash in now to raise funds for the battle to beat the drop.'

Payet And Others Try To Put Boot In On Billic - Et Tu Bruté?

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa showed what a despicable rat he is by tweeting "better late than never" in response to Slaven Bilic's sacking as Hammers manager, Hmmm this from a player who was woefully unfit during his extremely over paid stint at The London Stadium who showed absolutely no effort to help his manager, it can be argued that he was just another of those "Sullivanesque' acquisitions hoisted upon Slaven Billic while he was manager, the list is endless, the biggest and possibly most catastrophic being the signing of Joe Hart on a season's loan

Frying Pan To The Fire Billic Out Moyes In God Help Us

The inevitable finally happened at West Ham United's only permanent home, their Rush Green training centre, when Prime minister incarnate Karren Brady arrived in a 'smoked out' limo in order that she could deliver the coup de grace to Slaven Billic personally. After two and a half long years the likeable Hammers manager has finally been given the chop, in what was one of football's least kept secrets his departure was a foregone conclusion, it was just a matter of when not if!

Devil Or The Deep Blue Sea-Allardyce Or Moyes?

Be careful what you wish for is an oft used expression when it comes to footballing scenarios and West Ham United are about to embark upon their perilous journey towards Premier League survival, because make no mistake the club is in a real dog fight! Any illusion things were going to suddenly get better must have been well and truly shattered by now, especially after two lamentable 'home' performances at what has become increasingly known as the 'Toxic Drome' that have seen the team ship seven goals and only score one.

West Ham United v Liverpool FC Team Sheets

West Ham United :Hart, Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Fernandes, Kouyate, Lanzini, Noble, Obiang, Hernandez, Ayew Subs: Adrian, Arnautovic, Carroll, Sakho, Haksabanovic, Masuaku, Rice
Liverpool FC : Mignolet, Moreno, Matip, Klavan, Gomez, Wijnaldum, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino Subs: Karius, Lovren, Milner, Sturridge, Grujic, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold

Declan Rice - The Rising Star

Football is one sports exercise that has successfully achieved a very firm grip on our lives. Present day society cannot complete its narrative without explaining the effects of sports and the most popular sports in the world at present is football. This sport has given the world a lot in entertainment, and has made a lot of financial inroads into people’s lives and in building great business empires.

Crisis, What Crisis? No Zabaleta, No Reid, No Hope?

The last time West Ham United faced this Saturday's visitors Liverpool was on the final home game of last season, the drubbing left a very poor taste in the mouth! Fresh on the heels of nearly snatching defeat from victory at Palace, Slaven Billic's team is going to have to be completely re-jigged at the back with the news that Jose Font has joined James Collins and Winston Reid on the injury list, ally that to Pablo Zabaleta's suspension for having reached his yellow card limit and things look pretty bleak!

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Team Sheets

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha Subs: Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Sako, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald
West Ham: Hart, Cresswell, Fonte, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Noble, Fernandes, Lanzini, Ayew, Chicharito Subs: Adrian, Arnautovic, Carroll, Obiang, Masuaku, Antonio, Rice

Away To The Gooners In The 'Elk' Cup - Some Reward!

West Ham United's reward for the stunning 'Elk' Cup fight back from 2-0 down against Tottenham to a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley Stadium is an away fixture against Arsenal. The full draw, delayed by several hours was:

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham United
Leicester City v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United

West Ham v Arsenal is due to be played on December 19th, which will cause a bit of a fixture pile up for both clubs, especially Arsenal who also have Europa League matches to contend with.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Elk Cup Team Sheets

Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Davies, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Dele, Son, Llorente. Subs: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Nkoudou.
West Ham United: Adrian, Byram, Ogbonna, Rice, Kouyate, Cresswell, Noble, Fernandes, Lanzini, Ayew, Carroll. Subs: Hart, Fonte, Masuaku, Obiang, Arnautovic, Haksabanovic, Chicharito.


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