Evening news round-up for Friday 11/11/16 by 337hammer.
LLDC could ask West Ham to contribute to the cost of policing inside the London Stadium.
West Ham will reportedly be asked to contribute to the cost of policing inside the London Stadium. The costs — as well as those of the stewarding — are the responsibility of the landlords, the London Legacy Development Corporation, and have risen due to the increased police presence at the ground following trouble at a number of games this season. West Ham have still to hear from the LLDC on the issue but a spokesman said: “Matters of safety and security are discussed by all stakeholders at regular meetings of the Safety Advisory Group.” standard.co.uk
Harry Redknapp’s hilarious tales… Razor Ruddock taking West Ham United to court.
Fining Razor Ruddock:
There were reports Neil Ruddock had been in a fight with Mike Newell at Gleneagles golf club. The issue was that he was supposed to be ill, or having treatment, and not playing golf before going out drinking. So I fined him a fortnight’s wages. I thought that would be straight forward enough but he appealed and we all ended up having to go to an FA tribunal. Razor turned up with some Australian barrister, who looked like a film star and was the cleverest boy I’ve ever met. Within minutes, he had us tied up in knots. It was embarrassing. Razor won the case and the club was forced to reimburse him. dailymail.co.uk
Martin Samuelsen will be Ewood Park success believes Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle.
Owen Coyle has backed Blackburn’s teenage wing ace Martin Samuelsen to fulfil his considerable talents – even though he hasn’t played him for nearly a month. “Young Samuelsen is going to be an exciting player and he’s going to have a very good career. “Martin showed some lovely touches and worked hard when he played against Ipswich, but I think we do have to get him a bit physically stronger for the demands of the Championship. “But I do think in showed a couple of instances in the box where he takes people on for fun. “What he’s got to understand, and he’ll learn and get better once he’s done that, is that you deliver that cross. You don’t have to go and beat your man again. “Ultimately wide players are judged on their end product. “But he’s certainly going to get better. It was important to give him that opportunity to do that. “He worked hard and on another day something special would have happened off him. He’s going to be a very good player.” lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
“We all know the next game is a big one for everyone at West Ham. We know it is going to be a tough game like every derby we have faced against Arsenal and Chelsea. But I am looking forward to the atmosphere because our home game against Spurs last season was one of the best atmospheres I have ever seen in England and it was a memorable victory. I have played in big derbies for Juventus but you cannot compare those derbies. The Premier League is different and we face a lot of big derbies. There is a lot of competition. We had a number of big away wins last season and hopefully this will be the time where we can go and get an away win over Tottenham. It is more important for us to get the three points in the situation we face at the moment and get back to winning ways. Our position in the table is not good and we want to make it better. We want to show our quality and that we can play against the big teams. We should be a lot higher in the table with the quality of players we have got in the squad.” whufc.com
Zaza: the latest on the situation at West Ham.
Simone Zaza’s future remains uncertain. His summer loan move to West Ham United has proved to be fruitless so far and his parent club Juventus, are still waiting to see if they will collect the €28 million from his full sale to the Premier League club. Despite earlier reports stating that the Hammers would have to pay the full fee for the 25-year-old if he made 10 appearances, it’s been revealed by the players father and agent, that the buy-out clause will only be activated after 14 appearances. He recently explained that; “It’s influenced by the number of games and we are currently at nine, five short of the target for the full transfer. It’s difficult to believe that he will not get to that figure during this season”. calciomercato.com
Zavon Hines – training with Southend United.
Former West Ham United winger Zavon Hines is training with Southend United. As was revealed by last week’s Echosport the 27-year-old has been handed a trial by the Shrimpers. And boss Phil Brown has now confirmed Hines – who is battling his way back from a knee injury – could line up in an under 21 game next week “Zavon trained with the first team on Monday,” said Brown. “I had a look at him yesterday and will do so again today with a view of him probably playing in an under 21 game next week.” echo-news.co.uk