Irons on a City ‘revenge’ mission


Hart_726_2The Hammers face the sternest test possible in Reykjavik tomorrow as Manchster City  look to make it a hat trick of pre-season victories.

After the City humiliations of last season when we were beaten three times and conceded 12 goals against them there is a mini revenge mission on hand for the Hammers who will be looking to step up on their own results in Austria and Germany.

City have enjoyed a good summer so far beating Real Madrid and Tottenham in convincing wins in America but were beaten 2-0 by our opening day rivals Manchester United..

ZabCity flew out to Iceland this morning but there were a couple of notable absentees at the airport.

The club’s website reveals goalkeeper Claudio Bravo wasn’t present with Ederson, Danny Grimshaw and Aro Muric getting the nod.

Samir Nasri – once considered a possible Hammers target – didn’t travel amid speculation over his City future which looks unlikely to be at the London Stadium given his £170k a week wages.

Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart will be looking for a reunion with their former City colleagues whilst Bernardo Silva could be given his first start in a City shirt after travelling with the squad.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Mission impossible more like it 😂😂 coyi,s

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I will settle for a good performance but even more than that I would trade it all in for two good performances and some points against them in League or proper cups COYI !!

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Come on England !!!! Make that final girls 👏👏👏👏

  • aol says:

    Nice of City to let Hart play against them.

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