WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Alan 12:40 Tue Oct 19
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester City want 80m euros for 26-year-old England forward Raheem Sterling, who is wanted by Barcelona. (Marca)

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, wants in the region of £400,000 a week to sign a contract extension at Anfield. (Telegraph)

The Reds have been told by Lazio that the bidding for Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 26, starts at £67m. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Villarreal head coach Unai Emery are emerging as the leading contenders to replace Steve Bruce as Newcastle United manager. (Times - subscription required)

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is also being considered as a possible replacement by the club's new owners. (Mirror)

Derby manager and former England star Wayne Rooney is understood to be interested in helping out on a short-term basis if Bruce leaves the club. (Chronicle)

Paris St-Germain could be willing to swap striker Mauro Icardi, 28, with 33-year-old fellow Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona from Manchester City in the summer. (El Nacional)

Leeds United and Newcastle United are both interested in Chelsea's 27-year-old ex-England midfielder Ross Barkley, who is also a target for Burnley. (90 Min)

Manchester United are set to go head to head with Manchester City in a bid to sign Real Sociedad and Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 22. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Leicester City are both monitoring Southampton and Norway winger Mohamed Elyounoussi after the 27-year-old's impressive start to the season. (Sun)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unhappy that the club failed to sign a midfielder in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

The morale within the Manchester United dressing room is at a new low after the defeat by Leicester City left Solskjaer's side without a win from their last three league games. (Times - subscription required)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is a transfer target for Real Madrid, has hinted he is happy at PSG. (Marca)

Everton are monitoring League One side Morecambe's left-back Connor Pye after the 17-year-old Englishman impressed their scouts. (Football Insider)

Sky Paper Talk

daily mirror

Eddie Howe has emerged as a shock name in discussions for the Newcastle job.
Fabio Paratici is ready to deal former club Juventus a blow by snatching Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic and Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from under their noses in an £89m double swoop.

the sun

Manchester City remain interested in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as they plot a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.
Chelsea are interested in Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt and are reported to have already had talks with agent Mino Raiola.
Britain's top football cop says the return of standing and booze is a toxic mix that could wreck English football.
West Ham are taking no chances with Michail Antonio's hamstrings by sending their top doctor with him for Jamaica duty.
Barcelona are reportedly no longer interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer and believe they are being used as leverage.­
Fresh speculation over Jesse Lingard's Manchester United future has emerged after his agents were seen at Sunday's clash between Newcastle United and Tottenham.
Conditions at the Nou Camp have become so bad that Barcelona caterers are not always able to use the kitchen ovens during matches for fear of blowing fuses and potentially losing floodlights.
Liverpool are weighing up an offer for Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, although he also remains a target for Real Madrid as well.
Bayern Munich star Lucas Hernandez will start his six-month prison sentence on October 28 after turning up at court a day early to receive his official jail notification.
Referees should be given the green light to explain their decisions after games, according to Arsene Wenger.

daily mail

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles and team-mate Isaac Hayden had to be separated after getting involved in a furious row following the 3-2 defeat by Tottenham on Sunday.
Kick It Out are planning talks with Newcastle to prevent fans from wearing tea towels on their heads in tribute to new Saudi owners.
Lawrence Okolie is sure Anthony Joshua can make the adjustments he needs to beat Oleksandr Usyk whenever their heavyweight rematch happens.
Sale's South Africa star Faf de Klerk is facing five months out with a serious hip injury.

daily express

The Glazer family are said to be "not sure" about supposed leading candidates Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane, should they decide to sack Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester City have set their asking price for Raheem Sterling amid interest from Barcelona, according to reports, with the Premier League champions looking for £67m.

the guardian

Premier League clubs have voted through legislation designed to prevent Newcastle's new Saudi owners from striking lucrative sponsorship deals, with only Manchester City voting against it.
British sporting leaders have set out a bleak picture for the future of sport in this country, warning that everything from grassroots to elite performance is in peril because of a lack of funding and the impact of the pandemic.

daily telegraph

Former Lyon manager Jean-Luc Vasseur is Everton's top choice to replace sacked women's team manager Willie Kirk.
The FA could lose £5m in revenue after the Euro 2020 final chaos led to a stadium ban.

daily star

Manchester United bosses have given their full backing to under fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Newcastle have reportedly included Wayne Rooney on their managerial shortlist amid doubts over Steve Bruce's future at St James' Park.

daily record

Former Rangers chairman Dave King admits he was "a little surprised" by Steven Gerrard's comments on spending as he insists the manager has been backed.
Hearts have handed Gary Locke a testimonial to celebrate the former captain's 20 years of service at Tynecastle.
Scotland have only been handed 300 tickets for their World Cup qualifier against Moldova.

Sport Witness

‘What a deal’ – Club sent no money to West Ham for transfer, future clause may be useless

It’s fair to say the media around Lazio have been thrilled with the return of Felipe Anderson and what the Brazilian has shown so far in his second period with the Serie A side.

Having struggled to consistently shine during his West Ham career, Anderson was sent to FC Porto on loan last season, and things didn’t go well there for him either. Things were so bad at the start of the loan that the Portuguese press said the attacker needed to be aware he’d moved to play for a big club, not gone on a gap year experience.

Since returning to Lazio from West Ham, the 28-year-old has played eight Serie A matches, totalling 679 minutes, and contributed three goals and two assists. He’s been entertaining the club’s fans, and there’s something of a mutual appreciation between the player and the Lazio faithful.

There’s been various claims of what the Rome club paid for the transfer, and now La Lazio Siamo Noi say not one penny was sent to West Ham, shouting ‘what a deal’. Instead, a payment that was still due on the deal which sent Anderson to the Hammers in 2018 was cancelled.

That amounted to just €3m.

So Lazio didn’t have to send any cash for the transfer initially, and although West Ham are due 50% of a future sale, it’s thought that clause may be useless. The player is on a Lazio contract lasting until 2025, at which point he’ll be 32-years-of-age.

Even at that time, it’s suggested Felipe Anderson could continue, and finish his playing career where he is.


Tottenham Hotspur U23 3-4 West Ham United U23

Dmitri Halajko: We’re really happy with the performance

Dmitri Halajko was a contented Lead Coach of West Ham United U23s after his side won a seven-goal thriller at Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

The young Hammers moved up to second in the Premier League 2 Division 1 table with their eye-catching 4-3 victory at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium, secured via a dominant and controlled second half display following an opening period in which the teams traded six goals.

Armstrong Okoflex’s 49th minute penalty ultimately made the difference, after strikes from Pierre Ekwah and Dan Chesters, plus Marqes Muir’s own goal made it 3-3 at the break.

With four goals and three points under his belt, Halajko was thrilled both with the display and the result it generated.

“We’re really happy with the performance,” he said. “It’s a good performance and a really good result, so when you get both of those together it’s a really good day.

“The third thing we had was that there were loads of good individual performances too, so we ticked all the boxes tonight.

“Obviously there were a couple of the goals we conceded which we’re not overly happy with, but when you compensate that with some of the football we played and some of the goals we scored, it’s been a really good night for the lads.”

Halajko was especially pleased with the adjustment his team were able to make at the break to ensure their positive play going forward would not be compromised by any sloppiness at the other end.

“We came in at half time and said look, we’ve had some fantastic play, but it was a little too end-to-end and we felt if we could control the game we had enough quality to go on and win it,” he explained.

“Our main aim in the second half was to keep a clean sheet because we felt if we did that we’d win the game. I thought we dominated the second half and deserved the win.

“Our best spell was the first 20 minutes of the second half. We were really on top and camped in their final third, and it’s important when you have those spells and are the dominant team to make that count and score. We did that at the right time and from there gave a thoroughly professional display to see the game out.”

With the Hammers now second in the table, with only Manchester City ahead of them, Halajko is delighted to see their graft paying off.

“It’s taken a lot of hard work on the training pitch to get us to second in the league and I think we deserve it,” he added.

“The games that we haven’t performed particularly well in this season we’ve lost and we’ve deserved to lose and the games we’ve played well in we’ve won well and deserved those too.

“Last season, although some of the results weren’t going our way, we should have been winning some of them with the performances we gave. It was fine margins that we were slightly missing out on, but this season we’ve made those games count.”

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

RM10 10:17 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks pellegrini

Texas Iron 8:03 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Vexed 5:13 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Another high quality business deal by the geniuses that brought us......loads of other shit fucking deals.

ted fenton 3:57 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
With Kind Regards 3:29 Tue Oct 19

With Kind Regards 3:29 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 2:04 Tue Oct 19

Thanks Alan 2:04 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Irish 1:09 Tue Oct 19

Thanks Irish 1:09 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Irish Hammer 12:50 Tue Oct 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks as always Alan, great start to the day

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