West Ham pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & PL fixtures

first_imgThe 2018-19 season may still be fresh in the mind but for West Ham, they will already be plotting how to improve their standing come 2019-20.Manuel Pellegrini took the Hammers to their best Premier League finish since 2016, guiding them to 10th with a points haul of 52, claiming victories over top six opposition such as Tottenham and Arsenal.However, a dismal cup run that saw them eliminated in the fourth round of both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup – to Wimbledon and Spurs respectively – means there is still much room for improvement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ahead of the upcoming campaign,  Goal  takes a look at the Hammers’ pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.West Ham pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 11 SCR Altach 4:30pm / 11:30am Cashpoint Arena, Altach Jul 17 Manchester City* 1:30pm / 8:30am Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, Nanjing Jul 20 Newcastle United 11am / 1.30pm Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai Jul 27 Fulham 3pm / 10am Craven Cottage, London *Part of the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy West Ham kick off their 2019-20 pre-season preparations with a quick trip to Austria enroute to a spell in China, before they return home to London for a derby encounter.Their first friendly match is against SCR Altach on July 11, in the western state of Vorarlberg, before they head east for the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.There, they will face Manchester City on July 17 in Nanjing – and depending on their result, they will subsequently face either Newcastle United or Wolves in either the final or a third-place match on July 20They then return back to the United Kingdom, when they make a short trip across the capital to face Fulham , who are preparing for life back in the Championship, on July 27.West Ham 2019-20 transfer activity Manuel Pellegrini West Ham UnitedWest Ham have already announced that they will release a dozen players, who will bid farewell to London Stadium ahead of the new campaign.Only one player so far has found a new home, with academy product Jay Mingi making the short trip to Chalton Athletic.That means major faces like Andy Carroll and Adrian are on the lookout for a new club following the conclusion of their careers with the Hammers.There has already been an incoming arrival however, with the Irons confirming that they have signed goalkeeper Roberto from Espanyol.A Spain youth international, the 33-year-old has been bounced around La Liga as well as Portugal and Greece for much of his career and will hope to make a more permanent home in London upon his arrival.The club completed the record signing of forward Sebastian Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date GK Roberto Espanyol Free Jul 1 MF Pablo Fornals Villareal £24m Jun 14 GK David Martin Millwall Free Jun 3 FW Sebastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt £45 Jul 17 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date GK Adrian Released N/A Jul 1 DF Mason Barrett Released N/A Jul 1 FW Andy Carroll Released N/A Jul 1 MF Kevin Dalipi Released N/A Jul 1 MF Moses Makasi Released N/A Jul 1 FW Toni Martínez Released N/A Jul 1 MF Jay Mingi Charlton Athletic N/A Jul 1 MF Samir Nasri Released N/A Jul 1 DF Vashon Neufville Released N/A Jul 1 DF Josh Pask Released N/A Jul 1 FW Odysseas Spyridis Released N/A Jul 1 MF Noha Sylvestre Released N/A Jul 1 West Ham 2019-20 Premier League fixtures West Ham discovered their Premier League schedule on the morning of June 13, when the 2019-20 season fixtures are released.Games will kick off on August 10 with their entry into the Carabao Cup later that month when they join the competition in the second round.The Hammers will get their Premier League season underway against Manchester City at 12:30pm on August 10 at the London Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Ontario budget fills in blanks on provinces plan to pay for public

TORONTO – Ontario will pay for transit expansion and road repairs by restricting tax credits for large corporations, stopping construction companies from claiming the fuel tax exemption and increasing the tax on aviation fuel by four cents a litre, the province revealed Thursday in its spring budget.The minority Liberals’ fiscal blueprint — widely considered the party’s re-election platform — confirms measures laid out in documents obtained by The Canadian Press this week from a source outside the government.The government announced last month it would invest $29 billion over 10 years into transportation infrastructure, saying some of the money would come from re-routing about $1.3 billion a year in gas taxes, and the rest through debt and unspecified “revenue tools.”Those revenue tools were spelled out in Thursday’s budget, along with plans to pull revenue from the sale of provincial assets and from high-occupancy toll lanes once they become available.It also showed how the Liberals propose to fill the hole in its coffers after funnelling the provincial portion of the gas tax into transit — by hiking taxes on high-income earners and tobacco.The plan “will help Ontarians get to work, home or school more quickly, and will be an immediate boost to jobs and economic growth,” Finance Minister Charles Sousa said as he presented the budget in the legislature.“And we will do this without raising taxes on gasoline, the Harmonized Sales Tax, education property taxes or personal income taxes on low- to middle-income individuals, nor will we raise general corporate taxes, which would be extremely risky in our economy.”The Progressive Conservatives panned the budget, which they have already vowed to oppose.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, whose decision will likely determine whether the province heads to the polls, wasn’t present to comment on the budget. But her party has proposed to hike business taxes to help pay for a massive public transit expansion in the Toronto-Hamilton area.Ontario’s transit agency has also recommended turning to taxpayers in the region for the estimated $2 billion a year required. The plan released by Metrolinx roughly a year ago called for a five-cent a litre fuel tax increase and a one percentage point hike in the HST for residents.And a panel appointed by the government said last fall the province should raise the gas tax by three cents a litre in 2015, climbing to 10 cents after eight years. It also recommended the government borrow more money, redirect the HST it collects on the gas tax and raise corporate taxes by half a percentage point to 12 per cent.The transit investments will be split into two separate funds — one for transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which will receive $15 billion, and another for roads, bridges, transit and other infrastructure in the rest of the province.About two thirds of the money will come from the province’s dedicated revenue tools, about a quarter from provincial borrowing, including green bonds, and the balance from the federal government, the budget said.The money will be allocated by population using census data, the Liberals said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario budget fills in blanks on province’s plan to pay for public transit expansion by Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2014 2:09 pm MDT read more

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