orpingtonhammer wrote:morning and thank you CH, wish Karen would put her tits away!
Well they do own our football club.
|An archive of Cockney Hammer's West Ham-related daily news digests.
Fulham & the West Ham Midfield Dynamo
Fulham are tracking West Ham youngster George Moncur reports The Daily Star today. The 18 year old midfielder has been on loan at AFC Wimbledon since January.
The promising player, son of former Tottenham, Swindon and West Ham player John Moncur, has come up through the academy at West Ham and has gone on to win caps for England at Under 18 and Under 19 levels. He has yet to make an appearance for West Ham at senior level but since joining AFC Wimbledon on loan he has made 17 appearances for the League 2 side and scored one goal.
West Ham have a reputation for developing good young players at their academy and a few have gone on to be very successful at the highest levels such as Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole.
Whether Moncur is going to develop into a Premiership quality player or even better it is impossible to say. Some players continue to develop day by day while some hit their full potential and are unable to develop further. Unfortunately football is a risk. Nothing is guaranteed.
Financially the risk must be much smaller to sign a unproven young player that can be developed into a role specific for the club requirements, than to spend countless millions of pounds on a player from a foreign league who could also fail to acclimatise to the Premiership style of football.
The fact that Fulham are looking to up and coming youngsters may become much more prevalent with the UEFA financial fair play rules coming into force over the next three years. With clubs having to make a profit year on year, less money will be available for big money transfers and thus clubs will have to concentrate more on developing their own talent. This can only be good for homegrown talent and ultimately the national team.
Liverpool have been warned their bold ambition to recruit Johan Cruyff as director of football is doomed to fail.
Manchester United's peculiar £7.5million transfer of misfit striker Bebe is being investigated by anti-corruption police in Portugal.
Roberto Di Matteo last night anointed Wembley rival Harry Redknapp as the right man to take over as England boss.
Liverpool are tracking Mexican star Hector Herrera - but will have to buy him.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering loaning out reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock is bidding to bring in Derby's Irish international Paul Green as part of a major overhaul.
Nottingham Forest are at the centre of a takeover tug of war between two bidders.
Roberto Di Matteo last night risked a row with Tottenham and landed himself in hot water with the Premier League by backing Harry Redknapp for the England job.
Terry Connor insists he has enhanced his future job prospects - despite so far failing to win a single game as Wolves boss.
Roy Hodgson has admitted he is desperate to keep his West Brom stars away from Premier League predators.
Chelsea's English stars cannot wait for Harry Redknapp to become Three Lions boss, according to Roberto Di Matteo.
David Silva says Manchester City missed Carlos Tevez this season saying his absence - and that of Mario Balotello - "has been noticed".
Neil Lennon insists his main ambition is to manage a Champions League-winning team - and believes it is possible to achieve his dream with Celtic if they continue to build with European revenue.
Paul Murray has warned Rangers' administrators time is running out to save the club from oblivion.
Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady is poised to return to the UK with Sunderland leading the £12million chase for the Spartak Moscow star.
My opinion is that the owners have a master plan and that includes a move to the OS no matter what. It's their long range strategic plan for financial growth. That's the bottom line.
They are not so bothered if we don't go up this year because we will not be moving into the OS next year. They are fully prepared to either offer more lucrative contracts to some of our players to keep them, or will purchase players in the summer whom they think ensure promotion next season. We have some of the most loyal fans in the land and they are banking on that.
The die has been cast I believe.
It may not be all bad tho. Let's face it, we've had a pretty woeful few years in recent times.
Let's beat Brighton today and Karen.....please put your tits away.
Cheers as always CH.
DAILY EXPRESS: Roberto Di Matteo has broken the Premier League gag to reveal Chelsea's England players want Harry Redknapp to be appointed national team manager. Also: David Moyes sends Everton into an FA Cup semi-final showdown against Liverpool today adamant that the whole country wants his players to lift the trophy.
DAILY STAR: David Moyes last night told Kenny Dalglish: The whole country wants us to beat you. Also: Roberto Di Matteo last night risked a row with Tottenham and landed himself in hot water with the Premier League by backing Harry Redknapp for the England job.
DAILY MAIL: Liverpool suffered a pre-Wembley setback yesterday after being warned their bold ambition to recruit Johan Cruyff is doomed to fail. Also: Manchester United's peculiar £7.5million transfer of misfit striker Bebe is being investigated by anti-corruption police in Portugal, it emerged last night.
DAILY MIRROR: David Moyes believes the entire country is behind Everton's bid to humble rich neighbours Liverpool at Wembley today.
THE SUN: Luis Suarez admits he would repeat his shameful World Cup handball at Wembley today. Also: Luis Suarez last night told Kenny Dalglish: Play me alongside Andy Carroll.
THE GUARDIAN: David Moyes believes Everton have the support of the neutrals in their FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Roberto Mancini's mind games will not affect his Manchester United players.
THE INDEPENDENT: A lack of silverware irks Everton manager David Moyes, who is delighted to be the underdog today. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Manchester United are too experienced to be drawn into any mind games.
DAILY STAR: David Moyes last night told Kenny Dalglish: The whole country wants us to beat you. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson last night taunted Roberto Mancini and said: 'Keep your mind games - they don't fool me.'
THE TIMES: Police in Portugal have launched an investigation into the controversial move of Bebe to Manchester United. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Roberto Mancini that "mind games" will not wash with him or his players.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Jamie Carragher says criticism of Kenny Dalglish has crossed the line.
Sam challenges his Hammers
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce fears his side's season will go "down the drain" if they fail to beat play-off chasing Brighton at Upton Park.
Allardyce has labelled the game the most important in the Hammers' season as they look to close the gap on the Championship automatic promotion places.
The east Londoners can cut the gap behind second-placed Southampton to three points after they lost 3-1 to Reading at St Mary's on Friday night.
"We are more than capable of winning four games on the trot and it has to start with winning the most important game of the season so far on Saturday against Brighton," Allardyce said.
"Otherwise we risk throwing a fantastic season down the drain.
"I have no doubt that there will be slip-ups between the top three before the end of the season but they can afford to drop points whereas we no longer have that luxury."
Allardyce's side have fallen off the pace following a seven-game winless run at home, six of which have been draws.
"We have slipped up enough in recent weeks by drawing too many matches and that has to stop now," he said.
It's just jealousy as mine are no longer as perky as that !
guilty as charged
Promotion was a given this season, we HAVE to go up or we lose our better players simple !
Looking at what we will be up against year, I just hope we can make it.
Thanks CH top man.
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