Posts Tagged "West Ham United"

Match of the Weekend 1 – The Championship Playoff Final: West Ham United 2 Blackpool 1

By on May 19, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

West Ham United are back in the Premier League, after Ricardo Vaz Te’s late strike gave them victory over a doggedBlackpoolside. In a match that inevitably gets linked with the £90million that the club will earn from being in the Premier League for  a season (and the parachute payments should the winning team last just one season), it was a match that the Sky hype...

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West Ham United’s Faustian Pact Bares Its Teeth

By on Mar 31, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

A quite, considered hush fell over Upon Park about ten minutes into the second half of West Ham Uniteds match against Reading yesterday afternoon. As the visiting team dispatched their third goal, a penalty kick from Ian Harte after a clumsy tackle by Abdoulaye Faye in fifteen minutes either side of half-time and extended their lead to three-one, it was as if this...

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Red Devil To Hammer: Ravel Morrison’s Opportunity For Self-Reinvention

By on Feb 1, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

It was, as things turned out, a mercifully quiet transfer deadline day, but the most curious acquisition of the day ended up involving a young player with just a handful of first team substitute appearances under his belt but also, it would seem, the capacity for potential brilliance and and self-destruction in roughly equal measures. Ravel Morrison has been hitting...

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Match Of The Week: Reading 3-0 West Ham United

By on Dec 11, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The last week or so in the Championship have acted as a sudden reminder to anyone who may have thought that the two automatic promotion places might already have been sewn up. Southampton’s stunning start to the season has seen them ascend to the top of the table with West Ham United, relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, clinging onto...

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How Literal Will The Premier League’s Survival Sunday Be?

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

In an August 2009 Radio 5 Live programme on the Premier League’s financial troubles, Supporters Direct Chief Executive Dave Boyle addressed the issue of the “chasm” between Premier League and Football League finances. “Once upon a time,” he said to a gathering of football people including the then-Birmingham chairman David Gold, who wasn’t ‘sitting comfortably’,...

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