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Woz It The Sun Wot Won West Ham For Sullivan & Gold?

The battle for control of West Ham United was fought as much in the pages of the sports press as it was between the parties concerned, and it was the tabloids that won out for David Sullivan and David Gold.

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January 19, 2010

Dean Ashton’s Career Has Been Cut Short By Injury

Dean Ashton’s career is over at the age of just twenty-six. Tragedy though this is, he can at least reflect upon the fact that he made it in the first place, and that his career in the game doesn’t have to be completely over. This may end up being a new opportunity presenting itself.

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December 11, 2009

Did The Police Get West Ham vs Millwall Wrong?

The most glib response that one can give to the issue of football hooliganism is to say that it has simply gone away for good. Anybody that regularly goes to matches will know fully well that it is constantly there, bubbling away under the surface and waiting for an opportunity to raise its head. As…

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September 2, 2009

Match Of The Midweek: West Ham United 3-1 Millwall

The League Cup Second Round is probably the least inspiring week of the early part of the new season. In front of swathes of empty tip-up seats, youth and reserve team players half-heartedly play out matches that no-one really wants to be involved in. On the pitch tonight, West Ham United won this match. After…

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August 26, 2009

John Hartson

That retirement comes at such a young age is one of the curious contradictions of football. No sooner has a professional player reached his prime than he is sliding down the other side of his career arc. The overwhelming majority vanish quietly into the distance to retrain as sports scientists, run pubs, or do any…

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July 13, 2009

West Ham United & Sheffield United – Friends At Last?

Almost two years after the event, and at a considerably lower price than the offenders might have expected, Sheffield United and West Ham United have finally reached a settlement over the aftermath of the Carlos Tevez affair. I noted on here a couple of years ago that there was a slightly grubby element to the…

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March 18, 2009

FA Cup Third Round Preview

Another FA Cup Third Round has come around, and again the biggest clubs in the land have to get down and dirty against teams that they don’t usually have to come up against. With the Premier League looking like it will go to the wire again this season, more managers will be tempted to take…

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January 3, 2009
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