Filed: Saturday, 20th October 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham have the chance to consolidate their place in the top half of the Premier League by beating lowly Southampton at the Boleyn this afternoon.
Sam Allardyce's side come up against a Saints team who pipped them to automatic promotion from the Championship last season - although it's the Hammers who have enjoyed a far more comfortable start to the 2012/13 campaign.
West Ham go into today's encounter no less than seven points clear of Nigel Adkins' team, who have lost all three of their away games thus far this season.
For those unable to attend the match in person, live updates from the Boleyn Ground will be provided throughout the afternoon on our forum match thread, which may be found here: www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=143580.
Meanwhile a number of unauthorised sources are likely to be provding a live video stream of the game across the web. As usual, you use these links at your own peril but any available video (or audio) feeds will be listed in our 2012/13 season streaming thread at www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=141602.
KUMB.com will, as always, bringing you match summaries at both half time and the final whistle, with the thoughts of both managers to follow this evening/tomorrow morning and those of the opposition fans thereafter.
Meanwhile, if you've not already done so why not check out Preview Percy's match preview which provides a humourous look at today's fixture plus all the vital facts and stats you'll need ahead of the game: www.kumb.com/article.php?id=3125.
West Ham Utd: tbc.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick.
Assistants: J Collin, L Betts.
Fourth Official: J Moss.
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by dave stockden
11:39AM 20th Oct 2012
''I hope to see Yossi get a run out today. Good luck lads, 2-1 to the Hammers.''