Thursday, March 13, 2008

West Ham in Toronto

The Toronto Star has confirmed rumours that West Ham will play a pre-season friendly in the city. The game will be against an MLS all-stars team and is scheduled for July 24th.

Last season the MLS all-stars team defeated Celtic in Denver, and in 2006 they beat Chelsea 1-0.

The Daily Express have resurrected the rumour that Mark Noble may be a target for Arsenal in the summer. They say if Arsenal lose Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer, Arsene Wenger will make an £8m offer for West Ham's Mark Noble.

7 Comments:

At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray!

Who wants to take an 8-hour road trip?

Chris in NYC

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

8 hours - I think I could get there quicker from West Ham :)

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

In all seriousness Chris - this is looking like a good trip from the UK - taking in the football, Niagara Falls and New York.

Is there a quicker way from New York to Toronto? Do you know if you can do it via train?

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous pinski said...

I'm in for the 8 hours (though I'll be coming from the West).

Pinski

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Chris // NYC Hammers said...

Well, the train is available. The ride though, is 11 hours! That's from New York City, though. If you want to stay in the Niagara Falls area, then you'll be a stone's throw from Toronto. The only decent way to travel is by plane, which I think takes an hour.

I've always said one of the main reasons football will have trouble here is the fact that away supporters cannot make it to matches. The closest rivals we have to NYC are D.C. (3 hours) and New England/Boston (5 hours). To top it off, the New York Red Bulls play in New Jersey and it takes most New Yorkers and hour to get to the stadium!

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous karly said...

lol!

 
At 2:00 AM, Blogger cockneygirl.85 said...

as a born and raised cockney from shoreditch I am dead excited! I've been ere for 3 years and have been starvin for a game. I'm tired of all this man u, chelsea, liverpool scouse malarky. It's time that the cockney boys came to town!!
come on you irons!!!!!!!

 

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