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Slav points out new stadium dangers


“They won’t get you a corner and they are not going to get you a point. The pitch is the same and you have to prove it.  The stadium brings so many advantages and everybody is buzzing but it also has some minuses compared to Upton Park.

“Now it is up to us to use this great situation that we are privileged to be in. “The message to the players is put on a performance and bring the stadium alive.”

Both Arsenal and Southampton struggled when they moved from their historical homes to brand spanking new stadiums.

He said: “I’m aware of that history — some teams don’t struggle but need time to adjust.”

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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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