Tuesday, June 23

WHU's never-ending season

Interesting piece on West Ham's pre-season in the Guardian today. It reveals that if we are to win the Europa League from the first qualifying round, which no team has ever done, West Ham will have to play an astounding 23 matches. There's a real danger of WHU getting into relegation trouble if that happens so the squad still needs more players. And we're so desperate for bodies that even Mauro Zarate — who fell out with Big Sam, Harry Redknapp and Chris Ramsey last season— has been welcomed back into the squad. Looks likes it will be mainly the kids and those returning from injury playing against the Andorrans, though the prices of £10 and £5 for kids are reasonable for the home leg. So here we go… who needs a close season anyway? Click on the link too read the full piece.


Rob68 said...

Interesting introduction...where's the article?

Pete May said...

Click on the link and you should get the Guardian piece

Mark said...

Despite the heavy Europe load of games, I can't help but think that this will be good for the Hammers in the long run. The young ones will play competitive matches, be faced with different styles of playing. Best of all, more senior players on the fringe (like Zarate) can prove their worth. We need a deeper roster though, but sounds like management know it.