Are Hammers Putting Carroll Up For Grabs Or Is He The Man?

There has been plenty of media talk about Andy Carroll since he virtually destroyed Arsenal's defence with his bludgeoning hat trick at the Boleyn. Troubled striker Diafra Sakho's absence provided the Big Geordie with the opportunity that he grasped with head and foot, more about Sakho later, but it is Carroll who occupied all the column inches and is being touted as potentially Roy Hodgson's secret weapon to take with him to France this summer.

West Ham United v Arsenal FC Team Sheets And Streams

No Sakho, No Song, what's going on?
West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll, Payet.
Subs: Randolph, Valencia, Obiang, Moses, Emenike, Hendrie, Oxford
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.
Subs: Gibbs, Mertesacker, Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey, Chambers, Cech.

Chapter & Verse Another Successful Appeal Deja Vu?

*West Ham's Chiekhou Kouyate wrongful dismissal upheld www.thefa.com By FA Staff 05 Apr 2016 An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 5 April 2016] upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to West Ham United’s Cheikhou Kouyate. The player, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday [2 April 2016], will therefore not serve any suspension.*

Hammers Champions League Hopes Clattered By Ref Again!

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For the fourth game in a row West Ham have been denied the success they deserved by dubious refereeing decisions, on this occasion step forward Mark Clattenburg in the starring role.

West Ham United v Crystal Palace FC Team Sheets And Links

West Ham : Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble (c), Kouyate, Emenike, Lanzini, Payet, Sakho
Substitutes: Randolph (GK), Song, Tomkins, Carroll, Valencia, Obiang, Moses
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Zaha, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ledley, Sako; Bolasie.
Substitutes: McCarthy, Mariappa, Kelly, Mutch, Lee, Gayle, Campbell.

Arsenal Look To Payet As No 1 Target To Replace Mesut Özil

Arsene Wenger is lining up a huge £45 Million offer to take Dimitri Payet from West Ham to Arsenal, Wenger is hoping his 'french connection' will help swing the deal in his favour.

Hammers Recruiting Early From La Liga

According to Spain based Radio Taronja and a whole stack of media outlets, West Ham United have agreed a deal to sign Valencia youngster Toni Martinez this summer, the 18-year-old will reportedly move to East London for a fee between £1.9 million and £2.3 million with Valencia insisting on a comprehensive first option buy back clause and a sell on fee believed to be as much as 25% should they decide not to exercise the buy back.

Mr West Ham Takes His Bow, But Arrive Early!

Mr West Ham, Mark Noble the ex England U-21 skipper shamefully ignored by Roy Hodgson, will be filed with pride as he steps out in front of a full Boleyn Ground for his well earned testimonial. Once upon a time the ten year testimonial was a vital financial preparation ahead of a player's retirement, but times have changed and Mark, like others who now enjoy a very comfortable wage has elected to donate all the income received to three charities, the DT38 Foundation, Help for Heroes and Richard House Children's Hospice.

International Break = Slow News And Ridiculous Rumours

Apart from the Mark Noble for England debate, turbo charged by BT Sport and other TV shows, there has been little of substance to report. The increase in capacity at the Olympic Stadium had been on the horizon almost as soon as Slaven Billic took over, his first steps on the pitch for the Europa League match against Lusitans seem a long long time ago, West Ham's subsequent success has ensured a vast over subscription for season tickets.

International Break System Upgrade And Roy

During this coming week end westhamfans.org will be having a system upgrade in order to speed the site up and remove certain annoying anomalies, these upgrades are long overdue but a 'quiet' period was necessary. As Roy Hodgson has deemed fit to ignore the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble and Mikael Antonio for the England squad, we thought it would be a good time to do the upgrade. Perhaps the opportunity to recharge the batteries will actually benefit West Ham United's home grown players enabling them to take on the remaining fixtures with renewed energy and vigour.

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