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Europa dreams could cost the Hammers, says top performance coach

Ray Wilson, from sports performance consultancy Back 2 Action, who counts Premier League stars Yannick Bolasie, Danny Rose, Nacer Chadli and Rolando Aarons amongst his clients, has given his thoughts on a range of topics including how Europa League dreams for all West Ham fans could actually cost the Hammers, with their season starting in July.

West Ham fans may be delighted at seeing their team compete in Europe for the first time in nine years but Ray has cast doubts over Slaven Bilic’s side being physically able to last the distance in 2015/16.

In an exclusive interview for 888Sport.com, Ray airs concern at a club starting its competitive season in July.

“It’s a huge risk because they haven’t had a long enough pre-season. Unfit players are coming in and competing against other countries that are halfway through their season already. Good luck to them and I hope they get some good European results but how will that ultimately affect their level of performances in the Premier League?”

According to Wilson this may come down to the players’ diligence rather than the coaching staff.

“It’s about managing fatigue. Is a player willing to sacrifice certain things to ensure he is fresh for matchday? Clubs and coaching staff can try X, Y, and Z but if the player decides to take his missus out for a meal and sit down to eat at 8pm and have a glass of wine then he’s going to do that. That’s going to make him tired the next day and if he’s got a hard session in training that will make him even more tired the next day and before long it’s only a matter of time before he breaks down.”

Wilson was interviewed by 888sport as Premier League players start returning to their clubs for preseason training.

Read Ray Wilson’s thoughts on the science behind preseason on 888sport.com


“Invisible” Elliot Lee bags another 3 goals as Development squad edge past Woking

The invisible man of West Ham’s playing staff, young Elliot Lee, scored a hat-trick tonight as the West Ham Development squad edged a competitive affair against Woking at the Kingfield Stadium. This follows a barrage of goals already this pre-season, and the poor lad must be wondering what he has to do to make it into the first team on a regular basis. Perhaps growing another 12 inches might help, eh Sam?

A full match report can be found here: http://www.wokingfc.co.uk/news/article/4602/late-goal-sees-hammers-edge-past-cards/?

Elliot Lee – what does he have to do?

West Ham development squad trounced Ipswich 5-0 tonight, but the main talking point was four goals from Elliot Lee. At a time when the first team are struggling to score, young Elliot must be wondering what he has to do to get picked for the first team. He has been banging in goal after goal for the development squad this season, but Sam Allardyce somehow refuses to trust the youngster to do the business for the first team. Modibo Maiga has been clearly ineffective in front of goal this season, but still Allardyce stubbornly persists with him. A resurgent Ricardo Vaz Te is also knocking on the door and may get the nod for the Hull game tomorrow, but surely now Allardyce must give Lee a chance in the next few games. I know he is not 7 foot tall and he doesn’t fit the Big Sam template of a striker, but the manager must surely now dust off Plan B and give it a try while Carroll is still crocked. Surely?