Tag: West Ham United

West Ham United: Here Comes The Moyes

Not that anybody who’s perusing this afternoon’s news headlines will likely care too much, but there is an alternative narrative to the recent career of David Moyes. Received wisdom has it that, over the course of the last four years or so, Moyes has become one of football’s familiar bywords for failure who somehow keeps finding himself in work. He failed at Manchester United. He failed at Real Sociedad. He failed at Sunderland. Why on earth, received wisdom asks us, should that recent run end at West Ham United, where an expensively assembled squad is still, in November, playing...

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Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Manchester United, October 1982

The first weekend of the Premier League season comes this afternoon with the match from Old Trafford between Manchester United and West Ham United. The home side come burdened with the weight of expectation on their shoulders. Money has been spent, and the pre-season has brought mixed results, up to and including their defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the European Super Cup, a match which demonstrated the gulf between Europe’s handful of current elite clubs and those that would seek to rejoin them. Never mind winning the Premier League – this is Manchester United’s ultimate ambition....

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Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Stoke City, March 1983

The party’s over for West Ham United, but there is still one more match to play in the Premier League this weekend before they can shut up shop for the summer. This has been a successful season for the Irons, who will guarantee themselves a sixth placed finish in the table with a win, and might yet be able to snatch fifth place and a spot in next season’s Europa League should Manchester United fail to beat AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford at the same time. That party starts again in August, of course, when the club takes its...

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West Ham United’s Eventful Farewell To Upton Boleyn Ground Park

A vast number of English football clubs, from some of the very biggest to some of the very smallest, have moved into new homes over the course of the last quarter of a century or so, but none have done so with quite the send off that West Ham United gave to (either Upton Park or) the Boleyn Ground against Manchester United last night. From the trouble that flared outside the ground prior to the match to a leaving ceremony that seemed at the time as though it may just carry on right the way through until dawn this...

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Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Manchester United, April 1992

West Ham United finally say adieu to The Boleyn Ground this week, and they do so with a home league match against a team from the other end of the country against whom they have had more than a few tete-a-tetes over the years, Manchester United. There was a period when West Ham seemed to delight in denying Manchester United major trophies, and perhaps one of the most famous victories of this period came at The Boleyn Ground at the end of April 1992. It had been a quarter of a century since Manchester United had last been the...

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