Fans Angered about Brady tweet
Many West Ham fans were left angry by a tweet from our deputy chairman Karren Brady, ahead of our Premier League clash with Arsenal. Instead of focusing on the important Hammers game in hand, Brady was more interested in the desserts on offer in the Arsenal hospitality lounges. The baroness posted a picture of the Gunners desserts, less than an hour from kickoff, last Wednesday which left many fans angry. Many West Ham fans dislike Brady due to her role in securing our move away from Upton Park. It isn’t the first time Brady has angered Hammers fans on Twitter, when earlier in the season she made comments on the “common” nature of West Ham fans.
U17’s win Japan tournament
Our bright young academy U17’s have won the J-League club challenge in Japan this week. The young stars beat local side Gamba Osaka in the final of the 3-day competition. The academy of Football famed for bring through talents like Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand in the past, certainly does look to have an exciting new breed of players coming through for our first team.
Hammers eye Markovic
It has been rumoured this week in the Daily Mail that we are preparing a summer move for Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic. The £21 million man is currently on loan at Hull City and reportedly caught the eye of Bilic in our recent 2-1 defeat to the Tigers. The wide man was signed for the high fee by Brendan Rodgers and the Reds do not want to lose too much money on the Serbian and it is being rumoured that a £16 million price tag is being set on Markovic. So could the Serbian international be bolstering our attacking options next season?
Fletcher deal close
It has been reported this week in the Mirror that we are closing in on a £1 million move for our former Manchester United starlet Ashley Fletcher. The 21-year-old has impressed on a number of occasions for our first team this season, scoring against his former club in the EFL cup quarter final in December. Fletcher was originally signed on a deal leading to a tribunal, but now it seems a deal for the bright youngster will finally be agreed.
On this day in 2016 Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick as we drew 3-3 with Arsenal at home. We came from two goals down via a nine minute Carroll hat-trick, to lead 3-2, before a late Laurent Koscielny equaliser for the Gunners. The point would help us to a 7th place League finish last season, narrowly missing out on Champions League Football in Slaven Bilic’s first season in charge.