Tuesday 26 August 2014

Wham Bam Bamboozling Sam: Hammers pull child-ish stunt on visitors

Ahead of tonight's crucial encounter between 'old friends'- the Uniteds of West Ham and Sheffield, Big Sam Allardyce has pulled a sensational stunt to confuse and befuddle the Northern visitors. Just when Nigel Clough expected to face a full strength Hammers side, Sam has side-stepped him by fielding a surprise XI that includes new signings Valencia and Sakho up front, with Ricardo Vaz Te, Ravel Morrison, Momo Diame and Diego Poyet all looking to impress from starting berths in midfield. At the back, veteran Jussi Jaaskelainen will be protected by Guy Demel, Rese Burke, Dan Potts and captain Winston Reid.

But perhaps the biggest surprise is on the substitutes bench where Reece Oxford - all of 15 years old - has been included!!! Presumably this is to come on and rub a little salt into wounds if the Hammers find themselves well ahead with 10-15 minutes to go. Also on the bench are Zarate, Downing, Noble Lee, Spiegel and another mystery kid, Lewis Page.

Reece Oxford and Lewis Page, Probably...

Meanwhile, Sheffield United have been keeping mighty quiet and may have a few tricks up their sleeves, having dumped a few big boys last year in the Cup.

The excitement has left all at VERYWESTHAM almost entirely speechless.

Let the games commence!

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