West Ham Sunday Paper Round Up
The Australian Sunday Morning Herald leads with the story that Lucas Neill had to endure boos yesterday as news of the England rugby win over Australia filtered through.
The Sunday Express say West Ham striker Dean Ashton is rated "very doubtful" for England's Euro 2008 qualifiers with Estonia and Russia after suffering a knee ligament injury against Aston Villa.
The Telegraph believe the England manager wouldn't have been impressed anyway with Dean Ashton's 'lumbering' performance against Villa.
The Daily Mail say for West Ham the game against Villa was the familiar story of leaving themselves too much to do after a poor opening period. "This was their third Premier League defeat in a row and their manager, Alan Curbishley, must make use of the international break to find a way of stopping the rot, as well as to trim a crippling injury list that now includes Henri Camara and poor Dean Ashton."
The Mirror believe Curbishley will lose his Pants. "I don't understand the reason for always being in West Ham's reserve team, and I don't know what is really happening at the club" said Pantsil. "I have told my agent that I am not happy to be in the reserves, and he should act very quickly."
The Sun say West Ham created plenty of chances as the match progressed but did not have the cutting edge they needed to equalise.