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Irons write to Uefa after Frankfurt’s “unhelpful comments”

Exclusive by Hughie Southon

West Ham – clearly troubled by the provocative noises coming out of the Frankfurt Eintracht boardroom – have written to Uefa expressing their concerns about ticketless fans travelling to London for Thursday night’s huge match.

The Frankfurt president Peter Fischer {pictured here} has been leading the war of words on the Hammers’ strict ticketing operation aimed at ensuring only the 3,000 fans travel to London.

His various comments as reported here yesterday and today have  been inflammatory, unneccessary and even dangerous as the big match approaches

And a Hammers source speaking to CandH exclusively explained that the club had now written to Uefa as a result of the various statements coming out of Frankfurt.

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He said: “We have written to UEFA asking them to urge away supporters not to come without tickets.

There will be a huge police presence, so we do not expect any trouble. Their president’s comments have been most unhelpful and we imagine its him trying to get in his fans good books.

NO tickets went on general sale, so we can’t see how any away fans can be in home areas other than by resells from home supporters. We expect that occurrence to be minimal.”

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon