West Ham always plays Spurs tight and this match was no different. While many Hammer fans decried the weak attacking lineup for West Ham, Spurs gave them hope with an early harsh red in the box as Naughton was called for a handball in what should have been a no call as the shot was going over and it was a reactionary block.
Premier League Preview: Relegation Candidates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This weekend marks the beginning of the 2014/2015 Premier League season, with Manchester City looking to retain their crown and win their third league title in four seasons. However, the battle to avoid relegation will be just as exciting, with no club guaranteed safety.
West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The loss of Andy Carroll for the next four months with a serious ankle injury has really hit West Ham hard as the Premier League season edges over closer.
There had been rumblings from those in the know that something was up with the England international but rumours were confirmed on Thursday that the 25-year-old had damaged ankle ligaments in a training session on the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand.
Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.
New Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is still looking for his first Premier League win having seen his side lose to Liverpool and drawing with West Brom last week, while Big Sam will be hoping to continue where thy left off last season with a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.
Despite having lost almost half their team from last season Ronald Koeman's men were unlucky not to have gotten at least a draw at Anfield two weeks ago and if the can emulate that performance tomorrow the 7/4 on offer for a win is pretty good value to me?
Tony Pulis would have been proud of his former sides performance last week against Arsenal despite going down 2-1 with just a few minutes left on the clock while todays opponents West Ham were also denied a share of the spoils against Tottenham in the final moments last week!
Can't see past the draw @2/1 in this one with both sides equally matched by spirit and battling prowess!
GIF Video- Stewart Downing goal vs Crystal Palace 2014- best under Big Sam so far? is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
GIF Video- Stewart Downing goal vs Crystal Palace 2014- best under Big Sam so far? is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This Downing goal vs Crystal Palace (GIF VIDEO BELOW) was a rare moment of attacking brilliance from West Ham under manager Sam Allardyce.
Regular frequenters of this corner of the interweb will be well aware that here dwells no particular fan of Kyle Naughton, primarily for the crime of simply not being Top Four/Five/Six standard (although in addition to this he also spent most of last season convincing me that he was still a whippersnapper with plenty of time to improve, rather than being 25 years of age – 25!
Video GIF Pitch Invader free kick Spurs West Ham 2014- Fan takes shot on goal Eriksen reaction is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Video GIF Pitch Invader free kick Spurs West Ham 2014- Fan takes shot on goal Eriksen reaction is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This Pitch invader fan taking free kick (VIDEO BELOW) took place in the West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur league game on 16th August, 2014.
The whiff of misplaced optimism fairly pointedly indicates that a new season is lumbering into view, but things are unmistakeably different this time round. For a start, perspective and moderation, of all things, are dangerously close to breaking out amongst the lilywhite fraternity, in a scenario not too dissimilar to the English attitude at this summer's World Cup.
Caught in the wake of Ryan Nelsen's dismissal from Toronto FC was news that Jermain Defoe could also be on his way out of town.
TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko admitted to the local press at a press conference that they've received multiple offers over the year for Defoe, and that they'd make a decision by the end of Monday.