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Pundit Richard Keys has pointed out the irony of West Ham’s win over Sunderland, suggesting it is was a win Sam Allardyce himself would have been proud of if he was still in charge of the Hammers.
Sky pundit Paul Merson has predicted a draw on Wednesday night as West Ham take on Spurs under the famous Boleyn Ground lights one last time:
West Ham scouts were back in Portugal at the weekend keeping a keen eye on FC Porto’s star midfielder Ruben Neves. The teenager has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in the summer, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all wanting to land the Portugal Under-21 star. Neves, who is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, is a deep-lying midfielder who has attracted praise for his maturity and technique. He became the youngest-ever player to feature for Portugal’s under-21 side and is now playing regular first-team football at Porto. Neves became the youngest Porto player to score in the Champions League back in August 2014 and Liverpool and Arsenal have been scouting the teenage playmaker for over a year now. According to the media in Portugal, West Ham scouts were present again to watch Neves during FC Porto’s 1-0 Europa League defeat against Borussia Dortmund last Thursday.
West Ham skipper Mark Noble has recorded the third most successful passes in the Premier League in 2016 according to Squawka Football.
Delle Alli is a major doubt to start for Spurs on Wednesday night against West Ham after suffering a freak incident in the warm-up before Sunday’s win over Swansea. The midfielder played the full 90 minutes after appearing to suffer an injury while he practised shooting in the warm up to game.
Tom Atherton is the latest fan to join us at ClaretandHugh with his view of all things Hammers. He looks back over the most discussed subject in recent Hammers history – the OS move, where we may be headed and how the board have handled the revolution in Irons history.
Pundit Jamie Redknapp has described Payet giving West Ham its beauty and Michail Antonio as playing the part of the beast.
By Scott Alsweiller
So on the face of it, the Hammer of the Year this season should be a forgone conclusion but there is one man who is quickly winning over the West Ham fans’ hearts and minds who could change all that! Who would your Hammer of the Year be if you were voting today?