Thursday, February 08, 2007

Champions League star set for West Ham?

The FC Copenhagen defender, who starred in a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League this season, claims to have been the subject of Hammers interest during the winter transfer market. "The agents talked, but that was all," Hangeland is quoted in The Independent. "It never ended in anything concrete. I'm in no hurry (to leave), but playing against Manchester United was a great experience." It is now being suggested that Alan Curbishley will renew his interest in the 26-year-old at the end of the season, regardless of which division the Upton Park club find themselves in. .

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

West Ham to face points deduction?

Today's Daily Mail carries a report on a Premier League investigation into the possibility that West Ham and Portsmouth have fielded ineligible players this season. It is believed Wigan are questioning whether Tevez and Mascherano for the Irons and Pompey's Manuel Fernandez have been used in breach of Premier League rules. The Mail reports: Breaking Rule U18 can result in a points reduction because the League will not allow England`s top-flight clubs to sign players who are owned by a 'third party' who would have the 'ability materially to influence its policies or the performance of its teams'. It suggests fellow relegation strugglers would be willing to launch legal challenges. Javier Mascherano's loan deal to join Liverpool is awaiting Premier League approval - apparently due to a lack of paperwork.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

We can cope with relegation, says West Ham chairman

Eggert Magnusson, the West Ham United chairman, insisted yesterday that his Iceland consortium considered the possibility of relegation before completing its £85m takeover of the club in November and has promised to make funds available for a quick return to the Premiership should the "worst case scenario" occur. Alan Curbishley's side remain three points adrift of safety and, having won just two of their last 14 games, the prospect of Championship football looms. The signing of Matthew Upson on Wednesday took spending in the January transfer window to £18m and relegation this season would see West Ham miss out on a share of the Premiership's new £625m television deal. .

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

West Ham United boss remains hopeful

A 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool leaves the Hammers rooted firmly in the bottom three, two points adrift of safety and seven behind Premiership new boys Sheffield United who lie in seventeenth place. "We have to start winning. We've got into some winning positions but not won games of late, said Curbishley. "There's still hope, we've got some big games coming up against teams that are above and around us and it's vital we win those. The Londoners face a trip to Aston Villa next weekend before welcoming fellow strugglers Watford to Upton Park for their single home game of February, and then travel to Charlton Athletic for a real six-pointer. .

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Benitez Focused On West Ham

Rafael Benitez was delighted with Liverpool's performance in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Chelsea but claims it will have been all for nothing if they lose at West Ham on Tuesday. 'All of the players and fans enjoyed the score against Chelsea,' Rafa told the clubs official site. 'The game was good, we showed character and quality and I was really happy. 'It`s always good to win against the top sides but at the end of the day it was only three points. We had confidence before that game because we were winning and doing the right things, but now we have won I think we have more confidence. 'As always, our idea is to take things one game at a time. You can't beat Chelsea and then lose to West Ham otherwise the position will be similar to what it was.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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West Ham United win Blanco race

The Hammers have staved off competition from a number of Premiership rivals for Sevilla striker, who will spend the rest of the season on loan at Upton Park with the view to a permanent deal. "Sevilla centre forward Kepa will play on loan for the remainder of the season for the English team West Ham," read a statement on Sevilla's website. "The agreement between the Nervion outfit (Sevilla) and the Londoners, which was closed early this afternoon (Monday), includes an option to buy which the Premier League team must exercise before June 30, the date that Kepa's loan ends." Story by Paul Meadows for FansFC Comments? Mail fansfceditor@googlemail.com .

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hope for Mascherano at West Ham

Alan Curbishley has told Javier Mascherano that he may still have a future at Upton Park. Liverpool have been trying to sign the player during this transfer window(as we reported earlier this month) and are currently looking for a loan deal. However FIFA rules are unlikely to allow such a scenario and Curbs has offered an olive branch, of sorts, to the Argentine International. 'I have looked at my team selections and he hasn't featured in them. I felt that if there was an opportunity for him in this window we would let him go,' the West Ham manager told reporters 'If it doesn't happen he is a West Ham player, I have not dismissed him at all.' Curbishley also made reference to the fact that he inherited this situation. Personally I'd like him to stop harking on about the hardships of taking over the reigns at the Boelyn and get on with leading the current squad out of trouble; something I am sure he is capable of.

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