Today’s Daily News Roundup from @IronsNews:
There will be ‘no better’ atmosphere when West Ham’s London Stadium is full, says Stuart Pearce
Concerns have been raised in regards to the atmosphere at the London Stadium, which has rarely seemed to be as intimidating the Boleyn Ground, but Pearce is adamant other clubs will be unable to match it when the supporters are in full voice.
“There will be no better atmosphere with 60-odd thousand fans here,” Pearce told the club’s official website.
“There are some big old clubs in London, and now West Ham have a stadium to rival them.
Deal could be completed in the coming weeks: This will frustrate West Ham fans
Simone Zaza’s father has confirmed West Ham are obliged to buy the Italian once he makes 10 appearances for the club.
But the 25-year-old has so far failed to impress despite playing four games out of a possible seven league fixtures for the east Londoners.
Reece Oxford interview: Don’t blame the managers, blame the players, says West Ham’s bright young thing
“Everyone focuses in football now on the managers a bit more than the players. I think that’s a bad thing,” he says. “Before games you used to just focus on the players and the players you play, and their job. But now everyone is just focusing on the managers.”
Jose Mourinho certainly springs to mind. As Manchester United have struggled to find their true form in recent weeks, the 53-year-old has been thrust into the limelight. In trademark Mourinho fashion, the Portuguese hit back at his critics, attacking the “football Einsteins” who have attempted to “delete” the last 16 years of his career.
‘Why I’m accusing West Ham United of sexism’
Hunt claims this is when he realised the team was barely being funded by West Ham United. “The club used to support them by giving them kit and equipment. But when I came on board, I was told they’d withdrawn most of that support, and instead of providing kit for all 100 members of the ladies club (from the senior team to the under 10s), they would only provide a home kit for the senior team.
“We made it work – the ladies bought their own away kits, most of their equipment and paid for themselves to travel to games.”
He also alleges that West Ham United failed to deliver on that promise to pay for the home kit, meaning the senior women were forced to use last year’s (with the names of departed players crossed out on the back) and their away kit.