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per has failed to make a first team impression sin

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starter got plenty of support Tuesday night at home against the Texas Rangers as Boston scored 17 runs. Dempster (3-6), who has a 4.39 ERA, allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. Dempster allowed a two-run homer to Jeff Baker and a solo shot to Nelson Cru youngster Austin Samuels.Samuels has joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.The youngster, who has been with the club since 2009, has featured 12 times for the under-23s this season, scoring his only goal againz. He struck out six and threw 107 pitches. Dempsa massive battle at Manchester United on Sunday.But he insists his players will enjoy the experience.Potter said, “Old Trafford is one of the best places in world football and with that comes a quality of opposition.“Apart from the Bournemouth gater had lost his last four decisions spanning five outings beforesays they are not motivated more by their UEFA Champions League ban.The club are not going to play in the next two editions of the competition because of a ban related to the breach of Financial Fair Play Rules.And Laporte suggests that while players Tuesday. His next start is Sunday against the Angels.

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d for success at Chelsea.The departing Borussia Do

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starter endured a rough outing but managed to remain unbeaten as he escaped with a no-decision Sunday against the Marlins. Harvey surrendered four runs and a season-high 10 hits in five innings pitched in an 11-6 defeat. He struck out five and walked two and was pulled after 100 pitches. The right-hander has permitted four runs in two of his last three starts.Harvey will get another crack at the Marlins Friday at Citi Field. He is 2-0 with a stellar 1.97 ERA in seven starts at home this season.

More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff e 19-year-old defender is set to have a medical with the London club ahead of a move in the coming days.Ferguson is an England under-20 international and will cost Palace up to £10 million, per Sky Sports.He plays primarily at right-back and will fi 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff as jumped to the support of manager Unai Emery.Emery has come under mounting pressure following a string of poor performances and a record of just two wins from their last 10 Premier League games.”We’re working together everyday on a constant basis t oli president Fabrizio Corsi says they’re yet to field a concrete offer for Ismael Bennacer.The former Arsenal junior’s form this season has brought him to the attention of Napoli – and also has led to talk in Italy of the Gunners re-signng him.Arsen 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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d his time working with Leicester City ace James M

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fender Kevin Danso on a season-long loan.Danso, who was born to Ghanaian parents in Austria, but moved to England when he was six, came through the academy system at MK Dons, before moving to Augsburg in 2014.He made his debut for the Bundesliga club

starter and his wife are expecting to become parents for the first time shortly, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday. Gonzalez leave when the time comes. 

Gonzalez recently r Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has published a clip of buying former Chelsea teammate Willy Caballero a Range Rover after being outdone in a penalty contest.The incident was originally recalled by former PSG goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, now of PSG.Fabreturned from the disabled list and has pitched to two no-decisions since his return. He’s allowed three runs on nine hits and three walks over 12 2/3 innings with 12 Ks over that span. Gonzalez is still on track to start Friday against Detroit. 

More News ot to lose Lucas Torreira.The Mirror says the Gunners will fight to keep Torreira from the clutches of AC Milan.The Italian giants have made an approach for the 23-year-old Uruguay midfielder who is interested in a move to the San Siro after just one 07/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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United legend Roy Keane says Odion Ighalo has mad

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starting pitcher dropped to 0-3 on the year by taking the loss Wednesday despite holding the Rays to three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in eight innings, striking out four. It was Koehler’s third straight quality start and his longest outing of the year.

Both starting pitchers completed at least eight innings while throwing less than 100 pitches in this quick game. Despite his ugly record, Koehler owns a 3.22 ERA in 36 1/3 innings with the Marlins this year. He’s scheduled to face the Phillies Monday in his next start.

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ia have signed Danish midfielder Mikkel Krogh Damsgaard from FC Nordsjaelland.He will move to Samp at the end of the season, having agreed terms over a four-year contract this week.Samp announced: “UC Sampdoria have confireturn to the Premier League.Bale has been linked with Manchester United and former club Tottenham.”I think it would benefit him to come back and play regular football again li had Brescia ahead before Ciro Immobile netted twice – with a penalty converted in injury-time.“The team believed to the end,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“We knew it would be difficult today, Brescia had prepared well and even gave up vacatiand play in a team at the top end of the Premier League,” Allardyce told talrmed the signing of midfiel 02/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Davide Zappacosta signed a new one-year contract w

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second baseman might need to go to the disabled list because of his right rib injury, according to .com.

Utley iwill have an MRI Thursday when the team returns to Philadelphia. Utley suffered the injury during batti Dortmund want to get a jump on arch-rivals Bayern Munich in the race to land Parrott.Dortmund have been boosted by the successful signing of England international Jadon Sancho from Manchester City two years ago, and are looking to potentially repeatng practice Tuesday.

“It definitely scared me a little bit,” he said Wednesday. “My first swing I took in BP, I felt something. My second swing, I felt it again. My third swing, I felt it again. After the fourth swing, I realized something wasn’t right. That’s when I told Charlie [Manuel] I have some pain in my side. He told me to go see [head athletic trainer] Scott [Sheridan]. He took me out of the game.”

If Utley has a strained oblique, that could require a DL trip, andtervention from Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led to their winner at Newcastle United on Saturday.Trent Alexander-Arnold was due to take an 86th minute free-kick on the right flank of the pitch, only for Van Dijk to demand a change.He was seen g the team should know Thursday. He said he felt OK Wednesday, but not much better than he did the day before. Utley has missed 256 games over the last three seasons.

“You want to be careful with these things, because they could linger and get worse if you try to play through it,” Utley said. “I think we caught it early enough, but it’s hard to know until we have some imaging on it.”

More News 11/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/22/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ent for the Hornets in the transfer market, with Pearson not ruling out any new additions following the FA Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers.When asked if the club would be making any further signings during the window, Pearson said: “We may do. “And tha 06/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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halobah sees his future with Chelsea.Chalobah is c

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reliever threw 20 pitches in live batting practice Tuesday, and hopes to be back from shoulder tendinitis when the team begins a three-game series against the Pirates Fridayout the future of Patrick Cutrone.The Italian sat out of Sunday’s loss to Liverpool, with reports in Italy claiming he is close to joining Fiorentina.But Nuno has refused to confirm the rumours.”It was something we decided. We decided to have Matt Do.

Gorzelanny has been on the DL since May 11, but has been rehabbing. It is not clear whether he will need a minor-league rehab assignment. The team has not pushed his recovery hard, given the early point in the season iCity, it has been revealed.According to Tommy Widdrington, former Coventry head of recruitment, the former Crystal Palace fullback almost joined on a free transfer and a deal was close to being completed. He told BristolLive: ”There’s some there than which the injury occurred.

“If this came up in August or September it’d be a different story, but we’re just dealing with it now and I’ll go back out and be ready to go,” Gorzelanny . “It went well. I feel good.”

More News 08/21/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 02/03/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff alks with Real Madrid.The midfielder has spent the past year on-loan with Cruzeiro, but is currently in limbo.For the moment, he is training in Madrid, but away from the club’s Valdebebas facilities, “due to bureaucratic problems”. He is not allowed 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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verpool fullback Andrew Robertson says they can st

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first baseman is back in the cleanup spot Tuesday. 

Lind has been off to a strong start this season, hitting .279/.396/.465 in 86 at-bats this year. Lind went 0 for 2 in his first game in the leadoff spot Monday. He’ll face Rays starter Alex Cobb. 

More News 08/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff iga from staging games on Monday night.On Friday, a judge ruled that games will be allowed to be played on Fridays, but not on Mondays.”Very happy,” the start of Rubiales’ social media post read.”The desire of the fans is fulfilled.”My vow and the de 07/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff rd admits Chelsea can’t afford to lose against Valencia on Wednesday night.Along with Ajax, the two sides are on seven points in Group B ahead of their group stage clash at the Mestalla.And Lampard says the Blues must walk away with at least a draw.” 04/18/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ie Ljungberg in charge on a caretaker basis.The Swede has stepped in after the dismissal of Unai Emery.Pires told Canal Plus: “A new adventure begins with Freddie taking the reins.”He knows this club inside out, we have played with him, we know wha 03/14/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Just because: The Hanshin Tigers vs. Colonel Sanders

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First, the decidedly “apropos of ies.Newcastle have immediately sent out feelers for potential managerial candidates after announcing Rafa Benitez is leaving the club.TMW says Gattuso is on their shortlist, though is yet to hear from Toon reps.While in charge of Milan, Gattuso was lnothing” backstory … Back in 1985 the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Central League won their loop’s equivalent of our World Series (the Japan Championship Series). According to timeless lore, fans of the newly minted champions celebrated by gathering on the Ebisubashi Bridge in Osaka and calling out each player’s name. In keeping with obvious common sense, when each player’s name was called, a fan who at least vaguely resembled that player jumped into the Dotonbori River. 

Anyhow, cosmic affliction was set in motion when the name of American-born first baseman Randy Bass was intoned. You see, no one in attendance quite looked like Mr. Bass. Lucky-happily, there was a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken dining establishment, and said establishment had on its premises a statue of Colonel Sanders, America’s favorite member of the landed gentry.

These being ebullient Tigers rooters and these also being streets of fire, the mob set upon the statue of Colonel Sanders because of its unassailble resemblance to Mr. Bass. As you’ll soon see, both were bearded men of Western extraction …

Mr. Bass’s half of the photo is more critical of his performance than himself.The United legend is now tasked with leading his beloved club in his first full season as manager.Solskjaer knows there will be a lot of expectation and pressure from fans and pundits.But he believes is helpfuly captioned so as to prevent any (quite understandable) confusion.

Anyhow, these wilding Tigers fans on those aforementioned streets of fire, plucked the good Colonel from his moorings and tossed him into the river, whereupon he sank to the murky depths. Meanwhile, the vengeful spectral presence of the actual Colonel Sanders looked on with mounting contempt. As the story goes, he declared from beyond the grave that thentus midfielder Claudio Marchisio told Paul Pogba he was wrong to quit Turin for Manchester United.Pogba opted to make the move back to Old Trafford after four successful seasons with Italian giants Juve, rejoining United in a club-record £89million Hanshin Tigers would never again win the Series until their fans made redress for befouling his graven image.

For the next quarter century or so, the Tigers failed to win another championship and often finished in last or next-to-last place in the standings. And then finally, in 2009, after several failed attempts at Colonel retrieval, …

Rescue! No more shall the Colonel rest in the briny deepness like a forgotten Spanish galleon! Possible absolution!

As it turns out, though, the Tigers still haven’t won the series since the Colonel was fished out of the Dotonbori. Some might wield this fact as evidence there was never any curse. Right-thinking types, however, will point to it as evidence the Colonel continues to smolder from his heavenly rocking chair and has not yet decided to show mercy.

As for the statue, grainy YouTube footage, which is nothing if not admissible and incontrovertible evidence, suggests . 

Worth noting is that , which in that sense makes it no different from or .

So what have we learned today? This …

(Wink of CBS eye: , for reminding us of this gripping tale)

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es coach Ryan Giggs says Swansea City winger Danie

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second baseman served auld any manager be able to get a tune out of this lot at Manchester United…?With international week comes the sack talk. Paron.The winger was at the centre of most of the positive things Crystal Palace did against the Reds today, with the Eagles turning in a fantastic performance that deserved a much more positive result.Reflecting on the 90 minutes post-match, Townsend stly due to the need to fill the vacuum left by a barren league programme. But also due to the growing belief inside boardroos the DH in Tuesday’s series opener against the Blue Jays. “This is a great opportunity to give Scutaro a break,” manager Bruce Bochy told .com. “We’re only here two days so I can’t take it easy on a lot or Giovani Lo Celso.Football.london says Atletico Madrid and Napoli are both interested in the Real Betis playmaker.The news has placed Spurs in an awkward bargaining position given their failure to meet Betis’ valuation of £64m.The Andalusian club hf them, but with Scutaro, it makes sense to give him a break.”Scutaro has hit in 12 straight contests and is batting .479 (23 for 48) with one homer and five RBI during that span.

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rm of Scott McTominay.McTominay has been United’s best performer in midfield this season.”He’s finally nailed a position down for himself and played regularly,” Solskjaer said ahead of their meeting with Sheffield United.”He’s played everywhere. He w

pitcher (left collarbone) completed a successful bullpen session Sunday and the team’s medical staff is expected to on Monday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Greinke, who made his first rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga last Friday, is tentatively slated to return Wednesday against Washington.

The right-hander hasn’t pitched with the Dodgers since suffering a fractured left coll over Lautaro Martinez next summer.The striker has been a revelation for Inter Milan since arriving from Racing Club in 2018.According to Calciomercato Martinez has a release clause of €111m (around £95m), which becomes valid from July 1-15 for clarbone during a brawl against the Padres on April 11. He is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts.

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 inted as Spain coach.Enrique, whose daughter died from bone cancer in August, is returning as Spain manager five months after stepping down for personal reasons.Enrique resigned in June after 11 months in the job and announced in August that his nine • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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n the next 72 hours.L’Equipe says Arsenal and ASSE

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outfielder/infielder , who flipped his bat after his home run Friday night, was hit by a pinch during his lone pinch-hit appearance in Saturday’s 11-2 defeat to the Pirates.Pirates reliever Bryan Morris tossed one pitch in the dirt before tagging Valdespin in the right forearm with a 94-mph pitch. Manager Terry Collins was aware of the chance of a retaliation from Pittsburgh despite inserting him in the game. “He plays with a little excitement and a little flair, and once in a while somebody’s going to be a little disturbed by it,” Collins said. “If nothing else, he grew by it. And that’s the most beneficial thing that could have happened.”Valdespin is hitting 242/.286/.439 with three home runs and 11 RBAC Milan’s move for Watford winger Gerard on hold.The wing-back has impressed at St. James’ Park this season, and the club have an option to make his loan deal from Eintracht Frankfurt permanent.But Willems insists he is only focused on performing on the pitch.He told the Chronicle: “It is Deulofeu is on hold.Calcio Mercato report that the club’s sportiite is grateful to the Barcelona support for the way they’ve welcomed him.The emergency signing from Leganes has proved an instant hit with the fans – and he’s happy with the way he’s been accepted.He told Mundo Deportivo: “Of course, it was a surpring director Leonardo could leave the club in the summer.The imminent departure of Leonardo has held up Milan’s push to sign Deulofeu.The Serie A giants will not pursue a deal until Leonardo has been replaced.I in 66 at-bats.

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Rays’ pitching staff isn’t pitching like a typical Rays pitching staff

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On Monday night, the had a 7-0 lead after three innings. On Tuesday night, they had a 4-1 lead after six innings. They lost both games thanks to spectacular pitching collapses.

Entering Wednesday, the Rays had the fifth-worst ERA (4.44) and seventh-worst WHIP (1.33) in baseball this season. Last year they had the best ERA (3.19) and WHIP (1.17) in the game, both by a decent margin. The year before they had the eighth-best ERA (3.58) and second-best WHIP (1.22). Usually we talk about the Rays having one of the best pitching staffs in the game, not one the worst.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the team’s pitching trouble is how nearly every single member of the staff is performing worse than they did a year ago. Here are the holdovers, the guys who pitched for the Rays in both 2012 and 2013:

2012-13 Rays Pitching StaffPitcher2012 ERA2012 WHIP2013 ERA2013 WHIPDavid Price2.561.106.251.48Alex Cobb4.031.252.791.19Jeremy Hellickson3.101.254.791.31Matt Moore3.811.351.951.05Fernando Rodney0.600.785.061.78Joel Peralta3.631.192.511.19Jake McGee1.950.8011.252.25Cesar Ramos2.100.975.631.63Kyle Farnsworth4.001.337.36United have made an opening offer of £35million to sign Dembele, according to reports in France.The former Celtic and Fulham striker has netted 23 times in Ligue 1 this season and has attracted attention from a number of top European teams.Ole Gunna2.32

Half the rotation and all but one reliever has pitched worse in 2013 than he did in 2012. In some cases — Rodney and McGee, specifically — a decline in performance was to be expected. Those two were outstanding last year and it would have been tough to repeat that success. Still, the decline has been drastic.

Cobb and Moore are pitching like aces so far, and I suspect Price will join them at some point. He’s simply way too good to pitch like he has over a full season. Unless he’s hurt, of courseire is optimistic about his relationship with Vimpard defended Mount at today’s Super Cup pre-match presser.He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won’t fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some ofctor Lindelof.The centre-half duo successfully subdued Jamie Vardy in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City.”You have to realise partnerships are built on playing games and we have only had five games,. The entire staff has taken a step back, it seems. This looks more like a Devil Rays staff than a typical Rays staff.

Tampa entered Wednesday with a 14-18 record, good for fourth place in the AL East and 6 1/2 games back of the first place Red Sox. Their offense has been just fine so far (averaging 4.5 runs per game), but their pitching staff has been a huge disappointment. Strong pitching is the team’s trademark, and right now they are getting very little of that.

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a says Lo Celso will look to the market in January

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The optioned pitcher to Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday to clear a spot on the active roster for Jhoulys Chacin after he was activated from the disabled list. Chatwood made two starts in Chacin’s absence, posting a 1-0 record and 3.00 ERA while working six innings in each outing.

“I feel pretty good with everything I’m doing right now,” Chatwood told The Denver Post. “I just have to continue building on that.”

More News 4D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Hugo Lloris says they can clinch a top four finish if they can f Fred was happy with his performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The odds were stacked against United before the encounter against an unbeaten Reds outfit.And after almost coming away with the victory, Fred was pleased his own personal contriind some consistency.With Tottenham just four points behind Chelsea in fourth, Lloris insists qualification for next season’s Champions League is in their sights.After the Southampton wi 02/10/2 season. Here we sit down with the prolific striker about his success, life with Getafe and the LaLiga forwards he admires.Answer: In truth, I’m very happy. I’m thoroughly enjoying this stage of my life at Getafe in the top flight and the day to day 020 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder collected two hits Wednesday.

Pollock racked up his fourth stolen base of the season. He’s hitting .264/.278/.471 in 87 at-bats.

More News tie admits he’s been impressed by the work of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Like so many others, the Birmingham City coach has been reenergised by the impact of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.“I’ve been impressed by the manager and his style of play,” he tol sn’t convinced by Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.Inter won both matches with the former Manchester United striker Lukaku on target against Lecce and Cagliari.“Lukaku is a good player with good movement. He scored two goals, one was a penalty and 03/30/2020 pool have advanced to the FA Cup fifth-round with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.The Reds were lead by U23 manager Neil Critchley and fielded the youngest side in their history, after Jurgen Klopp boycotted the match in favour of a winter break.And t • by RotoWire Staff 02/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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The afforded outfielder a rest Sunday as he was not included in the starting lineup against Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Gardner had played in every inning of every game this season prior to Sunday.

Gardner sits with a four-game hitting streak. He’s gone 4 for 15 (.267) over that stretch with a homer. Garner is batting .253 this year with just one stolen base. He’s been caught twice. 

More News 03/31/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ummer market.Fotbolldirekt.se says Leeds had scouts in the standlless stalemate with suitors Everton at Selhurst Park.The visitors were reduced to 10 men following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second-half dismissal but created the better chances to secure an opening-day victory – only for both sides to have to settle fos for OSK’s clash with GIF Sundsvall on the weekend.And the players in question being watched were Dino Islamovic, 25, and Hosam Aiesh, 24.”It is true that Leeds was in place today,” Nic 12/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 have confirmed plans to install two new tiers of seats closer to their London Stadium pitch in time for the 2020-21 season, reports SkySports.West Ham released a statement on Tuesday, which read: “Following consultation with the Official Supporters • by RotoWire Staff