Hammers in Werder Bremen clashes

West Ham will take on Werder Bremen in a two-legged Betway Cup clash as part of the re-season preparations for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

The club has announced on the official website: “Slaven Bilic’s men will face the Bundesliga side in back-to-back matches on July 28 and 29, during a 10-day trip that will form the second of two training camps in Europe this summer, with the first taking place in Austria between July 10-21.

The schedule has been planned to ensure that the pre-season build-up is focused entirely on the fitness and conditioning needs of the playing squad, with minimal travelling time and a consistent programme in place ahead of the big Premier League kick-off on the weekend of August 12.

After arriving in northern Germany on July 24, the squad will train for three days before facing Werder at the Osterwald Stadion in Schneverdingen on July 28. The following day, the two clubs will meet again at the Heinz-Dettmer Stadion in Lohne, with the aggregate score from both matches deciding who takes home the Betway Cup, courtesy of West Ham United’s principal partner.”



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7 comments on “Hammers in Werder Bremen clashes

  1. I sonder how many tickets will be allocated to West Ham, both grounds are pretty small.
    Schneverdingen, 50 miles away from Hamburg, holds just 4.000.
    Lohne, 130 miles from Hamburg, 7.000.

    I don’t understand why they would choose small stadiums like this for games between teams from the Premier League and the Bundesliga…looks like I may even miss out on a ticket, and I’m local.

    I would expect also plenty of Bremen fans not getting tickets…

    • Nigel was in charge of booking the grounds HH he said we are only a small club 😉

      • Just think of all the Scandinavian Hammers who would also come down for those games, I suppose 3.000 Hammers would easily travel and require tickets.
        And Bremen fans surely will be keen as well to watch an English team like ours.
        Such a bad choice of venue, unless they deliberately did that in order to not have too many fans at those games anyway…

  2. When and how can I get tickets?

  3. A pretty uninspiring pre-season so far. Big clubs go to the U.S, Asia or down under. Can’t say the long haul tours have worked for us the last couple of seasons however you’d think we would stick with it.

  4. I understand it was a deliberate decision to stay reasonably close to home to focus on fitness and conditioning instead of putting the players on planes, sending them to the other ends of the earth…

    • Yeh and to be fair it might be wise as the NZ and US tours were embarrassing. It wouldn’t surprise me to see an announcement re a couple of matches in Asia or somewhere. A cheeky little 5 day trip somewhere hot and to raise awareness. Watch this space.

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