West Ham Wait on Parker Fitness
Many of today's newspapers claim that Avram Grant has hit out at West Ham's owners and told them to stop piling on the pressure. His statement, on the whole, actually seems supportive of the owners but he does seem to be a little annoyed about the importance they are placing on today's game,
"Look, we have a long way to go. After 14 games there is still a long way. Nobody needs to tell us how important the game is.
"How people describe it will not change the fact we are playing at home against a good team and we need to do everything to win.
"If people say it is Save Our Season or not Save Our Season, for us it is less important. We want to win the game. But even if we win we have a long way until we say, which I believe we will, that we can do it."
In other news many of the papers say that West Ham will wait until today to decide on Scott Parker's fitness. There is also much speculation over whether Carlton Cole will be dropped after his midweek outburst.