Evening news round-up for Thursday 03/11/16 by 337hammer.
Winston Reid set to return from injury to face Tottenham after the international break.
Winston Reid will be sidelined by a hamstring strain but West Ham are hopeful the injury will not force him to miss any games. The centre-half was hurt in the 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday but he managed to finish the match and scans revealed he had suffered a small muscle tear. Reid is suspended for Saturday’s match against Stoke, having picked up his fifth booking of the season at Goodison Park. The international break means the Hammers will not play again until the derby against Tottenham on November 19, and West Ham believe Reid could be fit to play at White Hart Lane. standard.co.uk
Mixed reports today on Reid’s injury? How long do you think we will lose Reid for? Will it be a few weeks or a few months?
West Ham v Stoke: Metropolitan police presence inside London Stadium.
Metropolitan Police Officers will be stationed between West Ham and Stoke fans inside the London Stadium for the first time this weekend, as authorities work to avoid further outbreaks of violence, Sky Sport News HQ understands. To date, officers have been based outside the former Olympic Stadium, entering only when violence has broken out. However on Saturday, it is believed that lines of officers will supplement stewards for the first time, keeping Stoke’s 2,900 visiting fans segregated from the home fans on either side. skysports.com
Is this a positive move to have police inside the stadium? Do you think that Saturdays match might now pass without incident?
West Ham news: Slaven Bilic hails ‘brave’ Andy Carroll following gunpoint ordeal.
Slaven Bilic thinks Andy Carroll is a “really brave man” after the West Ham striker’s gunpoint ordeal. Carroll was targeted by armed motorcyclists who confronted him at a junction and attempted to rob him as he drove home from training on Wednesday. The 27-year-old sped off and was pursued through the streets as he returned to West Ham’s Rush Green headquarters to seek the help of security staff. independent.co.uk
Agent: ‘Zaza could leave West Ham’.
Simone Zaza’s father and agent “can’t guarantee” that the striker will stay at West Ham United. The Italian international has struggled since moving to the Premier League, and it has been suggested that he could return to Italy in January, with Napoli said to be interested. football-italia.net
Will Zaza stay? Do you think we might be able get the clause in his contract removed regarding the ‘games played trigger’ that forces us to purchase him?
Sylvestre – Our confidence is building.
Noha Sylvestre thinks confidence is building within the Premier League 2 dressing room as the side looks for their third win in succession. They take on Nottingham Forest on Friday evening (7pm) at Alfreton Town FC in their second Premier League Cup fixture of the season. The Hammers famously won the trophy last year and got their defence off to the perfect start on October 1 when they utterly dominated their 2-0 victory over Leicester City in Group E. Sylvestre hopes the team can build on their recent good form and that victory over the Foxes a month ago, a game where they completed over 700 passes. whufc.com
Do you watch any of the U-23 games? Will you be watching this Fridays cup match?
Stuart Pearce believes Stoke City will get a result against West Ham.
West Ham have won three of their last four games to start to move up the Premier League table. However, Pearce feels that his former side could slip up against Stoke in front of their own fans on Saturday. “I think Stoke will get a result, I really do,” he said. hitc.com
Is ‘Psycho’ correct in believing Stoke will ‘get a result’? What do you think the result will be? Win. lose or a draw?
Pearce: Fans to blame.
Former West Ham defender Stuart Pearce says the blame lies with the fans after crowd trouble during the EFL Cup match between West Ham and Chelsea. skysports.com
Pearce is a bit down on us this week it seems; does he have a point though?