The West Ham Way evening round-up for Tuesday 01/11/16 by 337hammer.
West Ham ask supporters to move for Stoke City clash.
West Ham will move supporters from their ticketed seats to widen the segregation at London Stadium in a bid to prevent further trouble against Stoke City on Saturday. The Hammers are cancelling away fans’ tickets and relocating them to move rival supporters further apart in the wake of the crowd disturbances that marred last week’s EFL Cup win over Chelsea. dailymail.co.uk
The Big Interview – Edimilson Fernandes.
Did you think you would make such an impact so early on in your career at West Ham and force your way into the starting line-up? EF: “When West Ham wanted to sign me, the manager told me that he was going to count on me, but that I needed to work hard in training to get into the team. “At the start I was afraid to leave my old club, so I spoke to the president and the club and took the plane over to West Ham. In the beginning it was very scary, but now it’s great.”whufc.com
West Ham United in three-way battle for Cresswell alternative.
Despite being delighted to welcome Aaron Cresswell back into the fold recently, West Ham United are battling Chelsea and Liverpool for Sead Kolasinac’s signature. Having only made four Bundesliga starts so far this season, Kolasinac is firmly behind Chelsea loanee Baba Rahman in the left back pecking order at Veltins Arena right now. thisisfutbol.com
Do we need another left back in the transfer window? Should we concentrate on other positions first?
Ipswich Town scouting West Ham striker over potential move.
Ipswich Town have been scouting West Ham United’s Ashley Fletcher over a potential move in January. Ipswich head coach Mick McCarthy and assistant manager Terry Connor both attended the U23s match against West Bromwich Albion and they will have definitely been impressed with what they saw. the72.co.uk
Now it seems another club want Fletcher as well as Leeds; should we consider letting him go out on loan? Should he be getting more first team action with us?
Could Toni Martinez be West Ham’s Marcus Rashford?
The 19-year-old Spaniard arrived at the Hammer from Valencia last season and he quickly impressed all who have seen him play. This season Martinez already has scored seven goals for West Ham’s under-23s and it is surely only a matter of time before he is given a place in the first-team squad. hitc.com
He seems to score for fun in the U23’s; is he ready to step up to first team action? Or should he be going out on loan rather than Fletcher?
Diafra Sakho returns to full training after back injury.
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho is taking part in full training for the first time this season on Tuesday and should be available after the international break. The 26-year-old has not played for West Ham this term because of a back problem but he is joining the first team at their training ground ahead of schedule. Sakho’s return to full fitness after the break will be a boost to Slaven Bilic, whose West Ham side sit fourth bottom in the Premier League. dailymail.co.uk
Sakho…Just when will he be fully fit? Will he ever get a game for us again? Or is he not going to play and only being kept in cotton wool ready for a January transfer?
Cresswell – I am enjoying the new system.
Cresswell said: “I am enjoying the new system. It’s nice to get forward in that formation, trying to create and get up the field to get the ball in the box, it suits me. “I was saying to the fitness coach and the physio that I’m feeling better than Wednesday night. It takes time, you can do all the training in the world but you can’t beat getting minutes on the pitch. “The knee feels good and I am looking forward to the next few games.” whufc.com
Do you prefer seeing Cresswell operate at left back or left wing back? Just how much did we miss him whilst he was injured?
West Ham loan watch: Burke, Cullen, Page.
West Ham’s young players were in EFL action over the weekend with mixed success. In the Sky Bet Championship, Reece Burke played the whole game as managerless Wigan Athletic won 1-0 at fellow strugglers Cardiff City.
In League One, Josh Cullen conceded a penalty on 68 minutes, which AFC Wimbledon scored to go 2-1 up at home to Bradford City. The West Ham midfielder was substituted two minutes later, but the Bantams went on to win the match 3-2.
Lewis Page’s Coventry City headed to George Dobson’s Walsall, and while the former played the full 90 minutes, the latter was an unused substitute. The honours were shared in a 1-1 draw. essexlive.news
London Mayor Sadiq Khan orders new investigation into Olympic Stadium as cost of converting it for West Ham soars by £51million.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered an investigation into the cost of the Olympic Stadium as the cost of converting it into West Ham’s football ground has soared by £51million. The modification of the London Stadium, as it’s now known, was predicted to cost £272million but this has risen to £323million. One of the main reasons behind the rise is that the annual cost for moving the retractable seats, which was estimated at £300,000, in fact amounts to £8million. dailymail.co.uk
Another week; another story about the London stadium…Just when will all the negative press end? Is the new mayor correct to order another investigation? Just how much do these investigations cost and who pays for them? What does this achieve?