Hello Hammers, here is Monday’s lunchtime round up.
West Ham are set to freeze season tickets prices after a poor first season at the London Stadium. (Sun)
I know its been a rocky start to life at the London Stadium, but I wouldn’t say it has been ‘poor’. We are sitting in 10th place currently and we can still improve on that if we keep our current performances up.
Robert Snodgrass has hailed Manuel Lanzini as West Ham’s ‘magic man’. (Evening Standard)
Robert is right here, he is our new main man. He has been absolutely brilliant since Payet left and is now showing how good he can really be.
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey says West Ham can feel aggrieved by West Brom’s first goal on Saturday. (Sun)
It was a clear foul, and it baffles me how it wasn’t given. I was at the game on Saturday and literally everyone around me said it was a foul, so surely we couldn’t all be wrong.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic could face a touchlline ban and a fine after his actions during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Brom. (Evening Standard)
Slav did go over the top on Saturday, but he is only showing his passion for the club which is something I love to see from a manager. I also feel that he has every right to complain about the referee on Saturday, because he was absolutely dreadful.
West Ham could target Manchester City right back’s Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna in the summer, who are both free agents. (Daily Star)
I would take Sagna, but not Zabaleta. I think Sagna is so much better than him and if he is available on a free then we should definitely attempt to get him.
David Gold has defended Andre Ayew after the striker was criticised by a Hammers fan. (Football Insider 247)
Ayew has been away for over a month and is still getting abuse? Serious some of our fans need to stop slating the players. We all have our opinions, but as West Ham fans we must support whatever player pulls on the shirt. Ayew is a brilliant player and I am sure he will soon become a key player for us towards the seasons end.
I reckon Ayew will be gone in the summer at about £15m. Seems he was only really purchased as he is Payet’s mate and they probably thought that would help.