Tuesday, March 31
We're all going on a European tour?
Intriguing piece in the Daily Mirror suggesting that West Ham might sneak into the Europa League through the Fair Play League. Places are allocated to Europe's three fairest countries and that currently includes England, with West Ham the fairest team in the Premier League. Ron Greenwood would be proud of that and it is surely proof we're not a long-ball team. A Europa League place would mean the season starting on July 2, though at least it would mean no more pre-season friendlies at Stevenage. Mind you, judging by how playing in the Europa League has affected Newcastle and Everton in recent seasons, perhaps we should start kicking a few people.