|An archive of Cockney Hammer's West Ham-related daily news digests.
I will be gutted if Green goes to spuds, anywhere else and I wish him all the best but go to spuds and I hope he trips over Parker and they are both injured for the rest of the season.
I really do hope that this talk of Tompkins is all newspaper hype....
1. There is no way we should be selling him if we hope to maintain in the Prem.
2. 5 mil is an absolute joke! He's worth 10 mil in my evaluation maybe more in today's market.
Why is it our players are always so undervalued.....there are many examples...
Have a good day CH cheers mate.
THE SUN: England boss Roy Hodgson has told Rio Ferdinand: You still have an international future. Also: Eden Hazard only opted to join Chelsea after they won the Champions League.
DAILY MIRROR: Roy Hodgson has offered Rio Ferdinand an olive branch - and does not want him to quit England. Also: Roman Abramovich fitted another piece into his £120million Eden project at Chelsea last night - and Porto striker Hulk will be next.
DAILY MAIL: Roy Hodgson was under increasing pressure last night to justify his decision not to take Rio Ferdinand to Euro 2012 amid fears that the backlash could destroy harmony in the England camp. Also: Frank Lampard is in contention for a surprise place in Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad after his Euro 2012 heartbreak.
DAILY EXPRESS: Rio Ferdinand has promised to get behind England at Euro 2012 despite his controversial absence from the squad. Also: Eden Hazard completed his move to Chelsea - and could not resist a dig at Manchester United.
DAILY STAR: Rio Ferdinand is refusing to quit playing for England, despite his latest snub by boss Roy Hodgson. Also: Eden Hazard last night completed his £32m move to Chelsea.
THE TIMES: Harry Redknapp's future as manager of Tottenham Hotspur appears increasingly uncertain before he heads into contract discussions with the club's hierarchy this week. Also: Brendan Rodgers has turned to diplomacy in an early attempt to cement his position as Liverpool manager with a declaration that he will always reserve a warm welcome for Kenny Dalglish, his predecessor.
THE INDEPENDENT: Roy Hodgson has cracked down on his England players' sponsor appearances, telling five of his squad to cancel a proposed Nike event in London yesterday in order to rest ahead of the squad's trip to Poland tomorrow for their Euro 2012 base camp. Also: Chelsea last night confirmed that they had finalised an agreement to sign Eden Hazard from Lille.
THE GUARDIAN: Roy Hodgson was under mounting pressure to justify the omission of Rio Ferdinand from his squad after the Manchester United central defender told friends he considered the decision to be "morally very suspect" and fears increased about its capacity to unsettle the team ahead of Euro 2012. Also: Eden Hazard says that he chose Chelsea over Manchester United because he felt he had a better chance to establish himself in the first team at Stamford Bridge.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Roy Hodgson, the England manager, was accused yesterday of "insulting people's intelligence" as the backlash escalated over his insistence that Rio Ferdinand was excluded from England's Euro 2012 squad for purely football reasons. Also: Stuart Pearce is to delay naming his 18-man Olympic Team GB squad because of fitness concerns over key players, but Euro 2012 injury victims Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill are not under consideration.
vital west ham
Winger Coming on Loan!
Newspaper reports tell us that West Ham could be on the verge of signing a winger.
Hidden in the gossip column is the inference that West Ham are set to secure, on a season long loan deal, the Sunderland winger Ahmed Elmohamady.
The twenty-four year old, out of favour at the Stadium of light, has inferred that a deal could be done and dusted this week.
Not sure how I feel about this one, anyone else got a view?
Read more: http://www.westham.vitalfootball.co.uk/ ... z1wv4ixzgZ
We must be the only country whose tabloids (and now broadsheets) use anything they can to slam their national team and manager.
Poor old Roy!
Why on Earth don't they get behind the manager and team? (I know it doesn't sell papers, but who really buys them anymore anyway!)
ninty minutes online
West Ham, Southampton and Reading: Survival is the name of the game
Over the last few seasons teams coming into the Premier League from the Championship have been more successful in avoiding relegation in their first season. QPR, Norwich and Swansea all survived this season, whilst the likes of Stoke, West Brom and Wigan have now established themselves as top-flight teams. So what do the three teams that are joining this season need to do to survive?
Reading are returning to the big time after relegation in 2008. There are many similarities though between this team and the one that finished eighth in their first season in the Premiership in 2006-2007. Just like that team there are no real big stars and Reading’s success comes from their solid shape, organisation and ability to counter attack. They have experience at the back in the shape of former Leeds man Ian Harte and Kaspars Gorkss, Exciting wingers in Jobi McAnuff and Jimmy Kebe and hardworking strikers in Jason Roberts and Noel Hunt.
The one different factor which may aid Reading’s survival chances this time is the backing of wealthy Russian Anton Zingarevich who recently bought 51% of the club. Certainly Reading will need to spend and add some Premier League experience and a proven goal scorer at the top level to the solid base that they already have.
The Saints last couple of seasons are very similar to that of Norwich City. From struggling in League One Nigel Adkins has secured back-to-back promotions to the Premier League just Like Paul Lambert did at Carrow Road. This has been achieved by having a prolific goal scorer at Football League level in Rickie Lambert just like Norwich has Grant Holt.
Much like Reading their success in the Championship was built on a solid defensive unit marshalled by Jose Fonte and Jos Hooiveld with the experienced Kelvin Davis in goal. Dean Hammond provides a good base in front of the back four, which allows the likes of Lambert, Adam Lallana and Billy Sharp to concentrate on scoring goals. With their current squad Southampton have a good chance of survival but much like Reading some more Premier League experience and strength in depth is required to give them an even better chance.
Everyone’s favourites to bounce straight back up did it the hard way after a 2-1 play-off final victory over Blackpool. They are a side that is already packed with Premiership and international experience with the likes of Winston Reid, Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble and Carlton Cole to name just a few. Despite scoring 81 goals last season ,which was the second highest in the division, a prolific striker is still needed as they created so many chances to win games which they drew in the Championship.
West Ham also have an advantage by having the experienced Sam Allardyce in charge. Allardyce has been there and done it with both Bolton and Blackburn, making Bolton a stable Premier League club and also taking Blackburn to a comfortable mid table position. Whilst many of the West Ham fans may not like the style of football that Allardyce plays, they cannot argue that it gets results and his meticulous planning may be what keeps West Ham afloat next season.
All three teams will have to spend to survive, with greater strength in depth being an issue for all three to cope with the rigours and pace of the top division. With three managers though who are very tactically astute and some exciting forward players Reading, Southampton and West Ham all have a great chance of making an impact in the Premier League next season.
By Chris Newma
Cheers CH as always.
Tomkins MUST NOT be sold, least of all to that two bob market trader. Saggy Chops seems to be on a personal mission to f*ck WHUFC over at every given opportunity. I am an easy going person with a fairly high tolerance level but I hate that man with a passion, one word, c*nt.
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