WHO Poll

Alan 11:45 Mon Sep 3
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is not in imminent danger of being sacked despite four straight Premier League defeats. (Mirror)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is expecting to sign a new contract at Manchester United worth £350,000 a week. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 26, would rather move to Chelsea or Arsenal than one of the Manchester clubs. (Express)

Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, is set to move to China in January. (Sun)

Leicester City are keeping an eye on Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater amid interest in bringing him back to the King Power Stadium on loan in January. The 28-year-old Englishman helped the Foxes win the Premier League title in 2016. (Express)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says a return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo was "never on the table" in the summer. The 33-year-old Portugal forward joined Juventus from Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)

Ronaldo is yet to score for Juventus - but his eight-year-old son netted four times for one of their junior sides at the weekend. (Marca)

Real Madrid and Brazil left-back Marcelo, 30, wants to join former team-mate Ronaldo at Juventus. (El Confidencial, via Mirror)

Lazio's 23-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who was a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, agreed a deal to sign for Juventus this summer but the move fell through. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United chartered a private jet to bring Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Diego Godin, 32, to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day but had to cancel it when the deal broke down. (Mirror)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's treatment of Germany winger Leroy Sane, 22, has got the rest of his players fearing for their places. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal's Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi could be fined by the Football Association for his goal celebration after he opened the scoring against Cardiff on Sunday. (Mirror)

Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez has backed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson to continue playing out from the back despite his error against Leicester. (Goal)

Former England manager Sam Allardyce says he was in "turmoil" after losing the national job. (Talksport)

Southampton's English striker Danny Ings has bet Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah he can score more than him this season. (London Evening Standard)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

The wind whistles and a wolf howls. A chorus of tumbleweed rolls by. In the distance, a forlorn church-bell clangs. It being the first official day of non-business following European Transfer Deadline Day on Friday, even Oliver Twist would turn up his nose at the thin, watery gruel which the Rumour Mill rather bashfully finds itself forced to serve up to its ravenous public today.

Leicester City haven’t ruled out the prospect of ending Danny Drinkwater’s Chelsea purgatory by offering a return to the King Power Stadium in January, but may need to fend off interest from Southampton if they are to do so. Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembélé could move further afield, what with the 31-year-old Belgian thought to be mulling over a January move to China. Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan. The midfielder remains a firm favourite of his manager Mauricio Pochettino, but had something of a nightmare in his role as lone defensive midfielder during his team’s defeat at the hands of Watford yesterday.

Manuel Pellgerini is in no danger of being sacked despite West Ham’s slapstick start to the season, says the Mirror. The Chilean and his side looked to be on course to secure their first point of the season against Wolves at the London Stadium and would have got it away with it if it wasn’t for that pesky Adama Traoré doing a passable impersonation of The Flash as he bagged a winner deep in added time. Despite spending £100m during the summer, West Ham are anchored to the bottom of the table and have tough games Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United to come this month. Despite the potential for further embarrassment, their owners are reported to have no plans to pull the trigger on Pellegrini just yet.

Having posted a sledgehammer-subtle dig suggesting Brendan Rodgers is untrustworthy on Friday, Moussa Dembélé finally got the move to Lyon he’d been yearning for, but not until he’d been forced to concede that he’d been made no promises before his £19.7m transfer to the French side’s Groupama Stadium. Following Celtic’s 1-0 win over Rangers yesterday, Rodgers revealed that he had forced the striker to sit out Friday’s training session and summoned him to a meeting with senior management. “I just asked him: ‘Can you tell me and the guys in the room that you received promises from me, or any member of Celtic?’,” said Rodgers. “And quite clearly and categorically he said ‘no’. So, once he said that, that was fine then, I said: ‘You can now go, if you can get the move’.”

And in other news that has no real place in the Rumour Mill but is going in anyway because we’ve a word-count to fill, Yaya Touré has returned to Olympiakos, the club he departed for Monaco in 2006. It’s a Deadline Day move that passed us by, so you might have missed too.

Oxford Mail

My best is yet to come, vows Marcus Browne

MARCUS Browne vowed to improve despite being hailed as the best player in Sky Bet League One by Oxford United boss Karl Robinson following his display at Sunderland.

The West Ham United loanee dazzled in the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, where he came in for some physical treatment from the home side.

“Marcus Browne just showed everybody why he’s the best player in this league,” Robinson said. “This is the best team in the league and that shows you what they think of our No 10.”

The 20-year-old was not about to let the compliment go to his head – and instead feels there is more to come.

He said: “I have to thank the manager for bringing me here and having faith in me.

“I’m adamant that they will be able to make me a better player and a better person, give me experience, which is what I need.

“I’m quite grounded, so for me that’s not enough. I want more, I want to play better.”

Sunderland’s only answer was to foul the winger, with Max Power receiving a straight red card with a reckless lunge to halt one surge through the middle.

But as tempers ran high in the game, Browne kept his cool – and sees it as a compliment.

He said: “I see it as a good thing. I like being kicked.

“For me it shows how good I am if people have to kick me.”

Power’s dismissal after 19 minutes meant Sunderland were happier with a point, but having started the season with four straight defeats Browne thought United’s frustration over the result indicated clear progress.

He said: “If you had told us before the game we were going to get a point I think everyone would have been delighted, but finishing the game as a team we felt like we should have won.

“It shows how far the team has come from the disappointing start. We’re going in the right direction.”


U18s secure fourth straight victory in London derby

West Ham United U18s’ blistering start to the 2018/19 campaign continued on Saturday as they thrashed London rivals Fulham 4-1 at Little Heath.

Veron Parkes grabbed his third and fourth goals of what has already been an impressive first season as a scholar before Emmanuel Longelo added a second to his season tally. Sean Adarkwa – who was prolific for the Hammers during pre-season – scored the side’s fourth.

Fulham’s Jean-Pierre Tiehi did bag for the visitors to make it 2-1, but Jack Collison and Mark Phillips’ team were too strong throughout the clash in east London.

The hosts pegged the Whites back from the off and the opener came 28 minutes into the contest, when Parkes was able to finish a lightening-quick counter attack to make it 1-0.

After a dominant first period, the Hammers came out in the second half just as strong and were looking to put the game to bed. It looked as though that might be the case when Parkes was able to finish for his second.

But Fulham gave themselves a glimmer of hope just a minute later when Jean Pierre-Tiehi scored after being put through on goal by teammate Harvey Elliott.

But having beaten Norwich City, Southampton and Swansea City heading into the clash and with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal still to chase at the top of the Premier League U18 southern division, the Hammers were not letting go of their lead and extended it to two goals once again when Longelo scored three minutes later.

And as the derby drew to a close, Adarkwa – who recently returned from a spell on the sidelines through injury – put the result beyond doubt in the 72nd minute.

With Spurs beating Southampton away from home but Arsenal losing to Chelsea, the Hammers sit second – on goal difference – in the league table.

West Ham United: Anang, Ngakia (Greenidge 74), Okotcha, Alese, Wilson-Esbrand, Appiah-Forson, Nebyla, Parkes, Spyrides (Peake 72), Longelo, Adarkwa (El Mhassani 82)

Subs not used: Jinadu, Kileba

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

jakehammer 11:39 Mon Sep 3
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
mike, i agree with you there.

thanks Alan.

Thanks Alan 12:18 Mon Sep 3
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
B, eddie, 11:46 Mon Sep 3

Takashi Miike 11:53 Mon Sep 3
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan, id much rather have Browne back in the first team squad and Antonio out on loan

Eddie B 11:46 Mon Sep 3
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Alan, thanks.

Copyright 2006 WHO.NET | Powered by: