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Hammers miss out on £13m pay day

West Ham missed out on a £1m promotion bonus as Fulham beat Aston Villa in the Championship Final, the result means Villa are less likely to fork the £12m valuation the Hammers previously put on their player.

Villa lost 1-0 at Wembley today despite Hammer Robert Snodgrass playing for the full 90 minutes. Snodgrass is now expected to report for pre-season training at West Ham following the end of his season-long loan with the Midlands club who failed at the last hurdle.

Manuel Pellegrini will have a look at Scottish winger before making a final decision whether he will remain in the squad, be sold or be shipped out on loan again.

The win for Fulham also makes unlikely that previous Hammers targets Ryan Fredericks, Tom Cairney and Aleksandar Mitrovic will be available now. Each were scouted when David Moyes was in charge.

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The good news is we see the return of a much loved London Derby including an awayday to Craven Cottage by the river.


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Hammers miss out on £13m pay day

  1. I watched the play off final. You can see why Moyes and Pearce were scouting Fulham so much. You can see why they wanted Tom Cairney in particular and Fredericks. Don’t think we will see them now. Shame but Pellegrini likely to go in a different direction now anyway.

  2. Agree with that Clive. I believe Snodgrass has done a decent job for Villa this season, but thought he was poor yesterday. I think Pellegrini will be looking for bett er material to work with on that showing.

    I also may have a cheeky bet on all three promoted teams staying up again. The PL is going to be even more of a jungle for those below the top six. There are no sides who have just been delaying their exit for several years & who normally provide nice pickings for the likes of us eg Sunderland. Even Southampton I believe have just had a one off bad season. But Fulham Wolves & Cardiff ( unless the owners think Warnock is not good enough for them & go for a trendy replacement) are good footballing teams. In the case of Fulham & Wolves ( nor sure about Cardiff) they have men with big wallets behind them too. Wolves also have some ongoing dispute over an agent who is channelling good prospects into to the club. I know the optimists have already banned the word relegation when discussing West Ham’s future, but I am just saying it has not got any easier😏😏

  3. I didn’t think Snodgrass had a poor game, I thought he was involved in Villas best moves. Maybe confused him with Jedanik?
    The bright side is no Villa in the Premiership for another season, which diminishes their stature in the long run….
    Agree with Hammer64, all 3 promoted clubs look good for a decent stay in top flight, given the changover/uncertainty/rebuilding many clubs are in.
    Although it’s far too early for predictions to have much worth until we know who are the squads for each team….?

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