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Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and The Olympic Stadium

A week ago, it all seemed to be just about decided. A public meeting with Haringey Council ended with a vote that was unanimously in favour of the planning proposals for the new Tottenham Hotspur on a site adjacent to their current ground on White Hart Lane. The plans now only have to be signed…

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October 6, 2010
Ian

The Premier League Previews 2010/11, Part 18: West Ham United – Owner Over-Occupied?

It’s been an interesting few years when you look at the financial side, and the stewardship of West Ham United. When the club were last relegated in 2003, chairman Terence Brown played a canny hand when dealing with players exiting the club. Unlike other relegated clubs in previous seasons, who proclaimed a firesale the moment…

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August 13, 2010
Ian

Why Talk Of Tottenham And The Olympic Stadium Feels Wide Of The Mark

Supporters of  both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United could have been forgiven for choking a little if they happened to see this article on the BBC’s website today. On the front page of the site was a story that would certainly leave both sets of supporters with a feeling that their hearts were beating…

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July 26, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Anderlecht vs West Ham United – 1976 CWC Final

This week’s Video Of The Week comes courtesy of RSC Anderlecht’s YouTube page, and is the complete 1976 European Cup Winners Cup Final between Anderlecht and West Ham United. West Ham’s achievement in reaching a European trophy final in a season during which they finished in eighteenth place can’t be understated, but they met their…

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April 20, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Hooligan

This week’s “Video Of The Week” is “Hooligan”, a 1985 documentary made by Thames Television about a problem which, at the time, seemed to more or less intractably woven into the very fabric of English football. The film focusses upon the ICF, the West Ham United hooligan firm, but also offers a brief history of…

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April 12, 2010
Ian

The Premier League Ponders A Salary Cap

The Premier League’s Annual General Meeting this summer will provide stringent salary cap regulations for English football’s top tier, to judge by the plethora of club chairmen who have offered unsolicited opinions in favour of such regulations in recent months. It is refreshing to see such a consensus around an issue of such magnitude, especially…

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March 28, 2010
Mark

A Bad Week At The Office For West Ham United

The last few days haven’t been entirely happy ones for West Ham United. Their win against Birmingham City last week lifted them out of the relegation places, but they had to settle out of court with Alan Curbishley, are considering some odd legal action against Chelsea and the FA and have been rebuffed in their hopes to move into the Olympic Stadium.

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February 19, 2010
Ian
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