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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 19 Mar 14:22

Ref Review: VAR throws up brand new debate; VAR blind to Vardy antics

Another week and more VAR controversy as Son Heung-Min’s goal was disallowed in the FA Cup, while Jamie Vardy was a lucky boy, all in Ref Review.


Refereeing decisions are regularly the source of debate among fans, pundits, players and managers so this season a five-strong TEAMtalk panel will be passing judgement on every red card (or avoidance of one), every penalty and any other major incident every matchday.

We’ll also decide on a weekly basis which side can consider themselves lucky and which was the easiest decision for a match official to make.


Charlie Adam red card v Everton

Even allowing for the shocking weather conditions it’s difficult to make a case against the dismissal of Mr Adam on the half hour against Everton on Saturday. The Stoke man flew in on Wayne Rooney with his studs showing and even Boss Paul Lambert conceded afterwards: “If you go in with the studs in the modern-day game you put yourself in a position to be red carded.” Ref Martin Atkinson had a great view of it and didn’t hesitate in producing a red.

Verdict: Correct decision


Crystal Palace penalty v Huddersfield Town

An invaluable away win for Palace this and the points were all but sealed after Andros Townsend was taken out by Mathias Jorgensen after a great run. It was a stonewall penalty, duly converted by Luka Milivojevic to give the Eagles’ survival bid a massive shot in the arm.

Verdict: Correct decision


Tottenham disallowed goal v Swansea City

Another FA Cup tie, and yet another VAR controversy. Spurs’ South Korean star Son Heung-Min thought he had put Spurs firmly in the driving seat after firing home with a spectacular effort after a ball over the top by Christian Eriksen, only for the effort to be flagged for offside. It was a really marginal decision, and close enough for Kevin Friend to consult VAR. Again the replays were hardly conclusive, with opinion divided as to whether Son was offside or not despite numerous replays. It also threw up another question. What would have happened if the VAR had conclusively shown that Son was onside? The goal, surely, could not have stood, because Swans ‘keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt had stopped playing once the whistle had been blown? In this instance the officials erred on the side of caution and stuck with the original onfield call.

Verdict: Correct decision


Southampton penalty v Wigan Athletic

Wigan’s Dan Burn brought down Manolo Gabbiadini with the latter through on goal during Sunday’s FA Cup quart-final and while there was no debate about the award, some pundits felt the Wigan man might have also been sent off. What saved Burn however was the fact he made a legitimate, if clumsy, attempt for the ball. Great call by the referee.

Verdict: Correct decision


Jamie Vardy clash with Cesc Fabregas

VAR was again called into action during Sunday’s FA Cup clash between Leicester City and Chelsea when Cesc Fabregas complained to Craig Pawson that Vardy hit him in the face. In real time it was clear that Vardy aimed a swing in the direction of Fabregas and we feel it was an act that merited a booking at least. Amazingly the VAR didn’t see anything untoward despite the benefit of several slow mo replays.

Verdict: Incorrect decision


Team most likely to feel brassed off award


It may seem a bizarre choice given how comfortably Spurs won in the end but their players, and boss Mauricio Pochettinho, were clearly perplexed by having to wait for more than three minutes for a definitive decision on the Son offside. It’s clear that waiting more that a few seconds to find out whether a goal should stand risks killing the mood. But three minutes in the freezing cold? The Spurs boss didn’t hold back afterwards either as he said: “It’s a nightmare. I feel so sorry for the people trying to use that system. I think I prefer it when the ref and assistant make mistakes than to wait three or four minutes for things.”

Stonewall decision of the week

Southampton penalty

The spot-kick was eventually saved in spectacular fashion by Christian Walton – and you will not see a better save all season by the way – but the decision to award the penalty was one hundred per cent correct.


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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 19 Mar 13:25

Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd beat Barcelona to shock 70m deal for Chelsea ace; Arsenal get massive Modric lift

Manchester United are poised to launch a shock £70million raid on Chelsea this summer, while Arsenal have been handed a big lift in their pursuit of former Spurs star Luka Modric, according to Monday’s European papers.



Some of those Spanish newspapers love a good transfer story and Monday’s Don Balon is no different.

They claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has agreed a shock £70million deal with former club Chelsea to sign Spanish wing-back Marco Alonso this summer.

They claim the former Bolton and Sunderland man is being chased by Barcelona, but with finances tight at the Nou Camp, it is United who look set to win the race to sign Alonso.

According to the report, Alonso only earns £90k a week at Stamford Bridge, but has been promised a huge pay rise by joining United, with the club set to make him an ‘offer he can’t refuse’ to make the move north.

It’s claimed Mourinho has identified the Chelsea man as his No 1 target to replace the struggling Luke Shaw, and wants the Spaniard ahead of other targets Ryan Sessegnon, Danny Rose and Alex Sandro.

There’s no mention of the fact the Blues would be loathe to lose one of their most consistent stars to United for the second summer running, but it certainly makes interesting reading and one would assume any sale of Alonso would finally give Chelsea the green light to finalise their own long-standing interest in Juventus star Sandro.



Real Madrid will definitely sell Luka Modric for €60m (£53m) this summer – with Arsenal leading the chase – just as soon as they bring in his replacement (Marca)

Real Madrid star Isco wants to join Chelsea ahead of Manchester United this summer – as he believes Eden Hazard will join Los Blancos (Don Balon)

Jurgen Klopp has earmarked Paris Saint-Germain ace Julian Draxler as the perfect replacement for Philippe Coutinho (TransferMarketWeb)

Manchester United and Barcelona target Marco Verratti insists he has no wish to leave PSG this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Roma chief executive Umberto Gandini has insisted the club have no desire to sell Liverpool and Real Madrid goalkeeper target Alisson this summer (Radio Rai)

Everton and Liverpool are battling it out for Hertha Berlin wonderkid Muhammed Kiprit (Bild)

Inter Milan will meet the asking price in Kevin Strootman’s contract by offering them €10m plus West Ham loanee Joao Mario (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Kevin Strootman: Wanted by Man United and Inter Milan

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has hinted he may retire from international football following on from this summer’s World Cup (La Cornisa)

Juventus have held a meeting with Anthony Martial’s agents to determine whether there’s a chance the France forward would be tempted into moving to Turin (Premium Sport)

Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid to replace Karim Benzema, has now been lined up by Paris Saint-Germain to succeed Edinson Cavani (Le 10 Sport)

Lionel Messi has warned Neymar not to use Barcelona to earn him a mega-money move to Real Madrid (Don Balon)

Florentino Perez again met with Neymar’s father over the weekend to discuss a potential summer switch to Real Madrid for the Brazilian superstar (Marca)

Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal has become the latest Los Blancos player to admit he’d love to see Neymar join the club (AS)

Rumoured Everton and Tottenham target Mitchell Weiser could be heading to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. The Hertha Berlin star has a €12m exit clause (Kicker)

Thiago Motta is reconsidering his future at PSG after intially indicating he could quit this summer. The 35-year-old may now seek to play on for another season (L’Equipe)

Michael Laudrup was a leading contender to replace Luis Enrique in the Barcelona dugout last summer, before the Catalan club opted for Ernesto Valverde (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund are looking to hijack Inter Milan’s move for Argentine hotshot Lautaro Martinez (AS)

Everton target Willian Jose has signalled his intention to stay put at Real Sociedad (Sport)

Arsenal have again sent scouts to watch Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic, but Manchester United are also watching him (O Jogo)

Spanish prosecutors are calling for former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, who retired at the end of last season, to be jailed for eight and a half years for tax fraud (El Mundo)

Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has hailed his side’s mentality as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points (Marca)

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis looks set to miss the rest of the season but has targeted a return in time for the World Cup with Brazil this summer (AS)

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen have expressed their desire to see Andres Iniesta stay at the club (Sport)

Wolves are hoping to beat Arsenal in an ambitious £40million summer swoop for AC Milan star Andre Silva


Planet Sport interview: Federer conqueror Del Potro on how he nearly quit tennis in 2015 (Tennis365).


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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 19 Mar 10:24

Monday Verdict: Jose can?t be trusted with Man Utd millions; Conte spared?

This week’s Monday Verdict looks at why Jose Mourinho cannot be trusted with a summer warchest, Conte’s future and Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation. 



Jose Mourinho has made it very clear that if Manchester United want to challenge rivals City for the Premier League title next season then they will have to spend, spend, spend – yet again.

Wonder if it has ever dawned on him that if you sign the right type of players in the first place and work to make them better than it might just save the club a few quid and also – potentially – your job.

Mourinho came out fighting after United’s Champions League exit at the hands of Sevilla last week, going on an incredible 12-minute press conference rant that did not make a massive amount of sense, while he has also started digging out individual players for criticism.

Since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016, Mourinho has spent £295million to try and restore United to the Fergie ‘glory days’, and while trophies have been won the gap to City has grown even larger since Pep Guardiola arrived at The Etihad.

United have at least been more consistent in the league this season but the brand of football is getting more and more negative and it is becoming more evident that the players are not enjoying the way they are playing under the Portuguese tactician.

Mourinho has brought in seven players since his arrival and you can only really argue that two of them have been successful thus far – Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku.

The fall-out between Paul Pogba and Mourinho is there for all to see, but for the club’s record signing to say that he can only be truly effective in one specific midfield position seems crazy when the club have forked out so much to get him back to Old Trafford.

Mourinho has not managed that situation at all well but that one cannot all be thrown at the manager’s door.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been and gone without anyone really seeing how good a player he could have been – perhaps Arsenal will give us the answer to that conundrum, while Eric Bailly looked good when he first arrived but has been hit by injuries and also made some glaring errors at the heart of United’s defence.

The less said about Victor Lindelof the better. Let’s just leave it at £30million and just 12 Premier League appearances this season.

And finally Alexis Sanchez, who looks completely and utterly lost in Mourinho’s system and does not suit his style of play in anyway shape or form.

The Chilean has turned from one of the Premier League’s most dangerous attackers into a misfit who constantly gives up possession and now has virtually no threat to his game.


So why exactly would United trust Mourinho to spend another £200-300m this summer?

Not only that but from the outside looking in, would any of the world’s top talents be itching to play for Jose – especially when he has taken to criticising players on an individual basis again and is seemingly sending his team out to play safe rather than express themselves.

This is a testing time for United and for Mourinho himself, but the way things are heading it could all get very messy very quickly if he doesn’t wind himself in a bit and find a formula that will be keep everyone at Old Trafford happy.


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It wasn’t pretty, but they did it. Chelsea eventually got past Leicester in extra time on Sunday thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Pedro in what was not their most convincing of performances.

Morata scored for the first time since Boxing Day to give Chelsea a half-time lead, but Jamie Vardy equalised 14 minutes from time to force the additional periods at the King Power Stadium.

And Pedro headed in as the Blues ended a five-match losing streak away from home to reach the last four, where they were drawn to face Southampton.

Conte’s Chelsea of course succeeded Leicester as Premier League champions last term and also reached the FA Cup final, losing to Arsenal.

The competition represents the Blues’ final trophy chance of an at-times tumultuous season after their midweek Champions League exit at Barcelona.

The omens appear good. They had beaten Leicester in all five prior FA Cup meetings and the last three times – in 1997, 2000 and 2012 – they went on to lift the trophy.

As positive as that sounds, it has not been the best of campaigns for Conte’s side.

Constant speculation that the Italian will leave Stamford Bridge either by being removed from his position or simply because he favours a move back to Serie A or the Italian national team job haven’t helped the overall stability at the club after what was one of their more memorable seasons in 2016/17.

Chelsea sit in fifth place too, five points away from the top four, something which may be a result of the uncertainty surrounding Conte, or may simply be a reflected of the fact they over-achieved last season.

The Sun stated last week that there is a possibility that the Italian could still be at the helm at Stamford Bridge come next season.

However, their report claimed that it will only happen if he stops complaining to the club’s board about their transfer activity (or lack of).

Conte has caused friction with the Chelsea board after publicly questioning their commitment to bringing in top players.

Is there a chance that he could stay? Well, it likely won’t be his decision. Surely the bare minimum for him to keep his job, when considering his spending, would be to win the FA Cup and finish in the top four somehow.

Are either of those achievable? They should reach the FA Cup final, and who knows what could happen then, but can anyone really see them winning six more points than Spurs between now and the middle of May?

It has shades of when Louis van Gaal thought he could save his job at Manchester United by winning the FA Cup in 2016. Sure, it’s a nice theory to suggest that winning a trophy per season is enough to keep owners happy, but in practice we know that the biggest trophy is Champions League football.

What a difference a year makes.


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Avid Serie A viewers will have taken some pleasure in seeing Roma join Juventus in the last eight of the Champions League this past week.

While the capital club lack the experience and class of Juventus, they have proved a tough side to beat having eased through a group that contained Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. Having just edged Shakhtar to reach the quarter-finals they were paired with Barcelona…. many will feel this will be the end of the road for Roma, and while that may well prove the case, the clash will be far from the forgone conclusion many are expecting.

In many ways, the Roma side can compare to Manchester United. Second or third best in their respective top leagues, but with one very familiar thing in common: one of the world’s best in goal.

If David De Gea is lauded as the world’s best (and who are we to argue), then the Roma custodian cannot be too far behind.

Aerially dominant, a fine shot-stopper, good distribution – Alisson has it all – as his whoscored observations point to.

And it’s no surprise to see Liverpool repeatedly linked with a move for the keeper, with reports on Saturday suggesting the Reds are preparing an early €80million offer to Roma.

It certainly makes sense for Liverpool to get the deal done early if they can. While any move for the Brazilian is likely to represent a world-record fee for a keeper, getting it done now could save them millions. With a clash with Messi and co on the horizon and a World Cup just months away, Alisson has a real chance to raise his profile even higher. So agreeing a deal for him now – before that fee escalates a little more – makes perfect sense.

Aside from rival interest from PSG and Real Madrid, the biggest danger to Liverpool tying up an early deal might be themselves and the shrewd move they made last summer in tying up the Mo Salah swoop early in the window.

Roma obviously won’t want to be stung by the same club twice – and that could ultimately prove their downfall. An alleged €80million offer for the keeper might seem like a huge offer now, but might we see his fee higher if Roma can hold out…?

Liverpool will certainly hope not, but get this deal done and we may just see the Reds transformed into genuine title contenders next season.


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It’s now 17 Championship matches since Fulham last lost  – and while their first 45 minutes against QPR on Saturday showed exactly why they’re the league’s form side, it will feel very much like two points lost as the visitors fought their way back to draw 2-2.

Yet despite Saturday’s setback, sexy football is most definitely back at Fulham.

During their unbeaten run, the Cottagers have dispatched of fellow promotion contenders Wolves, Middlesbrough, Cardiff, Derby and Aston Villa with relative ease – and, but for their slow start to the season, would surely be sure-fire bets to go up now. It’s that kind of form that made Saturday’s collapse – the Cottagers had led 2-0 after 42 minutes – even more surprising.

Nonetheless, you’d back Slavisa Jokanovic’s side to overcome this and it’ll likely take something special to prevent this particular corner of south-west London celebrating a Premier League return this season.

Beaten in the play-off semi-finals last season, it seems last season’s heartbreak has galvanised Fulham. There’s a steel about this side, but in the mix there’s also some huge talents of whom they’ll do well to hang on – regardless of whether promotion is achieved or not.

The talents of Ryan Sessegnon have been well documented and despite his tender years, must be considered an outside bet to earn a call-up to the England squad this summer. Earning his corn as first a left-back, then a left wing-back, the player – this week called up by England U21s for the first time, now operates on the left side of Fulham’s attack. He’s a talent, make no mistake, and the £35million links to Man Utd, Spurs and Liverpool look fully vindicated. The boy will only get better and already looks a polished performer despite still only being 17.

In midfield, Tom Cairney has used the disappointment of early rejection by Leeds to blossom into one of the division’s finest performers. He has a wand of a left foot and it’s easy to see why Newcastle tried – and failed – with a £20m bid last summer.

tom cairney fulham 3

If Fulham don’t go up this season, we will certainly see Cairney, now 27, in the top flight next season.

In attack, Aleksander Mitrovic’s arrival from Newcastle in January has reaped fine rewards – and the goals he has scored have proved vital. Signing him on a permanent deal in the summer will be of top priority to the Cottagers.

But while these three grab the headlines, the likes of Ryan Fredericks, Lucas Piazon, Tim Ream, Stefan Johansen and Marcus Bettinelli have all been solid and consistent performers.

fulham boss slavisa jokanovic

But the one asset they’d arguably be most loathe to lose would be Jokanovic. The Serbian was cruelly dispensed of way too soon by Watford where he impressed and led the Hornets to promotion. After the heartbreak of last season’s play-offs, Jokanovic and Fulham look well placed to go better this time around. He’s tactically astute, has good contacts, plays football the right way, and most importantly gets results. With or without Fulham, Jokanovic will be Premier League bound before too long.


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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 19 Mar 09:27

Paper Talk: United face new 40m Fred fight; Wolves rival Arsenal for ace

Manchester United face a fresh challenger for the signature of a £40million Brazil star, while Luke Shaw’s United career appears to over, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Manchester United have reportedly reclaimed pole position in the £40m battle for Brazil midfielder Fred.

However, the main threat to United clinching the signing of the Shakhtar Donetsk star this summer is now coming from PSG and not Manchester City.

Reports last week claimed that Pep Guardiola had ended his interest in the 25-year-old, making United the clear favouritesto land the player.

The Daily Star, however, claims City are still monitoring the midfielder’s situation but that Fred is no longer a priority signing for the runaway Premier League leaders.

The report goes on to state that Fred’s representatives have privately confirmed that the strongest interest is coming from Old Trafford, although with PSG also now in mixer the transfer may not be as straight forward as United would have hoped.


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Luke Shaw was involved in an amazing training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho before he was humiliated during the FA Cup win over Brighton (The Sun)

Louis van Gaal has revealed he wanted to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski during his time in charge at Manchester United (The Sun)

Burnley are willing to double goalkeeper Nick Pope’s wages to stave off interest from fellow Premier League side Newcastle (The Sun)

Petr Cech is not happy with Arsene Wenger’s rotation policy and says he is frustrated over his lack of game time in cups (The Sun)

Wolves hope to beat off competition from Arsenal in an audacious move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva should they secure promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

West Brom want to sign Numancia’s Spanish striker Guillermo, 24, for £2m next season as the club face relegation to the Championship (The Sun)

Gareth Southgate is planning to stage a World Cup audition to solve England’s goalkeeper crisis (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United fans have suggested the venue of this season’s FA Cup semi-finals should be changed (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have triggered a 12-month extension to keep full-back Ashley Young at the club until 2019 (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed many of his stars were ‘unprofessional’ during his time in the Premier League (Daily Mail)

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has openly admitted the Italian giants have made Liverpool midfielder Emre Can their ‘primary objective’ in the summer (Daily Mail)

In-form forward Cenk Tosun has credited ex-Everton striker Duncan Ferguson with kick-starting his Toffees career following his brace at Stoke (Daily Mail)

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has urged team-mate Andres Iniesta to stay at the club (Sky Sports)

PSG captain Thiago Silva says he is “sure” Brazilian forward Neymar will stay with the club, despite the 26-year-old being linked with a move to Real Madrid (ESPN)


More from Planet Sport: Kevin Pietersen’s top 10 Test knocks (Cricket365).


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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 18 Mar 13:39

Newcastle to battle Prem duo for 20m Fulham star

Newcastle will battle West Ham and Watford in the race to sign a £20m-rated Fulham man this summer, a report claims.

According to the Mirror, the Magpies will battle their Premier League rivals for Tom Cairney at the end of the current campaign.

Cairney is reportedly free to leave Fulham for £20million should they fail to attain promotion to the Premier League this season.

The 27-year-old was the subject of interest in January, but Fulham apparently rejected an £18m offer from the Hammers.

However, the Scotland international – who opened the scoring in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with neighbours QPR on Saturday – will be allowed to choose his club this summer, should they stay in the Championship.

The Cottagers are also braced for offers for wide duo Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks, with the former said to be attracting interest from some of England’s top clubs.


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ESPN FC - West Ham United News 17 Mar 11:07

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady apologises for unrest

Alison Bender and Peter Walton discuss the hostile environment that plagued the West Ham v Burnley match over the weekend. The Exploding Heads pore over Mother's Day tributes and the possible punishments for West Ham after Saturday's fracas at London Stadium. West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has issued a public apology for the club's problems on and off the pitch, and said the board takes full responsibility for the Hammers' predicament. A series of pitch invasions marred last weekend's Saturday's 3-0 home loss to Burnley at the London Stadium, while joint owner David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin after hundreds of angry supporters gathered in front of the directors' box. The result left David Moyes' side just three points clear of...

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 15 Mar 15:18

West Ham agree to 'significantly larger police presence' at London Stadium

Alison Bender and Peter Walton discuss the hostile environment that plagued the West Ham v Burnley match over the weekend. The Exploding Heads pore over Mother's Day tributes and the possible punishments for West Ham after Saturday's fracas at London Stadium. West Ham's next home game with Southampton will have a "significantly larger police presence" following the crowd disturbances last weekend, but there will not be a partial or total closure of the London Stadium. The club have been warned a repeat of such scenes could lead to them playing contests with a reduced capacity in the future. A series of pitch invasions marred Saturday's 3-0 loss to Burnley, while joint-owner David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin after hundreds of angry supporters...

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 12 Mar 18:32

West Ham unlikely to face ground closure, points deduction - sources

Alison Bender and Peter Walton discuss the hostile environment that plagued the West Ham v Burnley match over the weekend. The Exploding Heads pore over Mother's Day tributes and the possible punishments for West Ham after Saturday's fracas at London Stadium. The Hammers' 3-0 home defeat to Burnley leads to ugly scenes from protesting fans at the London Stadium. West Ham United are likely to avoid being forced to play Premier League fixtures behind closed doors at the London Stadium, sources have told ESPN FC, despite the latest outbreak of supporter unrest at the ground during Saturday's home defeat against Burnley. The Football Association are investigating the events of the weekend, which saw West Ham captain Mark Noble confront one pitch invader before wrestling him to the ground prior to another supporter marching to the centre-circle with a corner...

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 12 Mar 18:14

West Ham unlikely to take control of London Stadium security - sources

Alison Bender and Peter Walton discuss the hostile environment that plagued the West Ham v Burnley match over the weekend. The Exploding Heads pore over Mother's Day tributes and the possible punishments for West Ham after Saturday's fracas at London Stadium. The Hammers' 3-0 home defeat to Burnley leads to ugly scenes from protesting fans at the London Stadium. Responsibility for security at the London Stadium is unlikely to change hands despite the ugly scenes which marred West Ham's defeat by Burnley last Saturday. Emergency meetings between stakeholders in the former Olympic stadium were taking place on Monday after pitch invasions and clashes between players and fans provoked widespread criticism. But current operator London Stadium 185 is in the early stages of a 25-year contract to run the venue, and sources told ESPN FC that any move by the club...

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 12 Mar 17:24

Fan hostility overshadows match at London Stadium

Alison Bender and Peter Walton discuss the hostile environment that plagued the West Ham v Burnley match over the weekend.

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Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 24 Jun 08:20

World Cup winner Arbeloa retires aged 34

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football at the age of 34.

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West Ham's Oxford joins Gladbach

West Ham defender Reece Oxford joins German side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan deal.

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