Good afternoon Hammers, here is today’s lunchtime round up.
The London Stadium has been named the 2016 Stadium of the Year. (Sky Sports)
I love the London Stadium, but I am pretty certain that this award is not for football stadium of the year. It has many good things about it, but it also has many bad things. However, I am certain that in time we can make it one of the worlds top football stadiums.
West Ham have joined the race to sign Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson. (Daily Star)
I think Gibson is a good player. He seems a very tidy defender who keeps it simple, but also loves a hard challenge. I think he would be a good signing, but not for the £30m fee that is being suggested.
The West Ham fan who ran on the pitch to confront Eden Hazard on Monday has been arrested, and is set to receive a lifetime ban from the London Stadium. (Daily Mail)
I don’t think there was any real need for the fan to run onto the pitch. He has just dug himself a hole and is now in a lot of trouble due to his actions. I do hope that he does not receive a lifetime ban though, because I think that would be incredibly harsh of the club.
West Ham’s Boleyn Ground will turn into Upton Gardens, and a one bedroom apartment is set to cost £350,000. (Essex Live)
Darren Randolph has warned his team-mates that they face another tough battle against Bournemouth on Saturday. (Clubcall)
Bournemouth away is not an easy game at all. We should win in my opinion, but it will not be that straight forward. No game in the Premier League is easy, and the boys need to be switched on at all times to pick up the points.
David Sullivan has given fans a transfer update and made a promise to West Ham fans ahead of the summer transfer window. (HITC)
I know that fans are going to criticise him for this, but just have faith. I really do believe that the board will spend big and bring some good players to the club this summer so that we can push on in the league next season.