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Hammers face three games in five days


Filed: Monday, 4th December 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United's Premier League meeting with Tottenham has been switched from New Years Eve to the following week - meaning they could be kicking off 2018 with three games in five days.

Due to a lack of available resources on 31 December, the Safety Advisory Group had recommended that the Wembley capacity be restricted to just 43,000 had the game proceeded - with West Ham's allocation cut to just 2,000.

However a decision has been made within the last 24 hours to postpone the game - which will still be broadcast on TV - until Thursday 4 January.

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West Ham United have confirmed that ticket details will be made available at the earliest possibly opportunity following the delay which, KUMB understands, was largely due to Sky Sports insisting that the game proceed as planned on New Years' Eve despite the multiple issues this would cause.

Had the game proceeded on that date, one of the consequences would have been a requirement for West Ham fans to travel in official supporter coaches and collect their tickets from Stratford, due to the the lack of available resources (including policing).

West Ham's holiday fixture list now looks as follows:

Saturday, 23 December: Newcastle Utd (h)
Tuesday, 26 December: Bournemouth (a)
Tuesday, 2 January: West Bromwich Albion (h)
Thursday, 4 January: Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Sat/Sun 6/7 January: FA Cup 3rd round (tbc*)

* The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place at 7pm tonight.





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