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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Former NFL Exec “Wouldn’t Be Shocked’ If Kyler Murray Returned To Oklahoma

first_imgkyler murray in the fourth quarter against alabamaMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)It’s no secret Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has a major decision to make. The star quarterback signed with the Oakland Athletics after the team made him the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.Oakland reached an agreement with Murray, allowing him to play football for the Sooners this season. However, after Oklahoma’s berth into the College Football Playoff, many wondered if Murray would either take his talents to the NFL or return to Oklahoma to finish what he started.Murray and the Sooners lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl and after the game the star quarterback said this year was “not satisfying.”Longtime NFL analyst and executive Gil Brandt made a bold prediction for Murray. He “wouldn’t be shocked” to see Murray back on the Oklahoma sideline in 2019.Two things I wouldn’t be shocked if they happened in 2019:1. Kliff Kingsbury was an NFL HC2. Kyler Murray returned to OU— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) January 3, 2019Oklahoma fans would be thrilled with the return of the Heisman Trophy-winner. Would Murray spurn the Athletics to return for another year of college football?We’ll have to wait and see.last_img read more

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