West Ham United officials and players are dead against proposals for the rearranged Manchester City game to take place next week.

The Hammers were due to play City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon before embarking on the inaugural winter break.

But Storm Ciara put paid to that game.

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Report makes claim about fixture rearrangement plan

It means – as things stand – West Ham will have had more than three weeks with no matches by the time they face Liverpool on February 24th.

But according to a report from The Mirror overnight West Ham and Man City could be forced to end their winter break early to fit in the rearranged game on Wednesday February 19.

The Mirror claimed discussions were ongoing and that ‘no consensus has been reached as yet’.

Speaking on Twitter reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed the proposed date was being discussed.

But ExWHUemployee says the Hammers are resisting the plans.

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Hammers insider says club are ‘not keen’ on proposal

“Apparently it is being discussed but our officials and players etc are not keen as we will get less of a winter break than the other teams,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.

Many West Ham fans have been demanding the club stands its ground.

Others feel West Ham will have had a long enough break by February 19th anyway.

And cynics point out West Ham’s players have been on a break for most of the season judging by their performances.

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Fans divided over best course of action

Here are a selection of reactions to ExWHUemployee’s comments on the club’s stance.

 

‘We were the only team to have an Autuman break’

 

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