Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Parker Injured, Friendlies Team News

Scott Parker picked up a slight knee injury against Lazio. The midfielder tweaked ligaments in his left knee in the final moments of the 2-0 defeat. He hopes to resume training within 7-10 days.

And on injuries, journo Ken Dyer who is a big West Ham fan said something along these lines on Talksport :-

"the training camp at the moment is like an out patients department. Lots of "walking wounded" if you like. It's a bit of a concern to the coaching staff. There are one or two players who are looking to be wrapped up in cotton wool. These players need to toughen up, both physically and mentally. No names mentioned. "

Additionally he said :-

* Thinks West Ham won't get much of the money from Tevez sale
* Thinks Kieron Dyer is not coming
* Thinks another striker & creative midfielder are still on the shopping list
* Says that people are excited by how sharp Zamora is looking
* Says the club have pretty much just broken even on the transfer front so far and could spend another £20million
* People at club are looking at a top half finish, anything else is a bonus.
[thanks to Peter Robinson & Peter Powell from the WHU Yahoo list.]

In team news for upcoming friendlies, Curbs is to split the squad between this week's two friendlies. Apparently he wants the majority of them to get through 90 mins. :-

Squad to face Leyton Orient: Green, Pantsil, Ferdinand, Davenport, Dailly, McCartney, Etherington, Bowyer, Mullins, Ashton, Cole, Stech, Stokes, Hines, Jeffery, Widdowson, Fitzgerald, Collison.

Provisional squad to face MK Dons: Wright, Spector, Gabbidon, Collins, Upson, Noble, Collison, Boa Morte, Ljungberg, Reid, Bellamy, Zamora, Ephraim, Walker.

UPDATE - Orient Game was 1-1, with a wonder strike by Deano. Theirs was top shelp too apparently

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