1. Alessandro Diamanti's Flourish Earns Gianfranco Zola Breathing Space

    For a game in which most of the talking had been done off the pitch in the build-up, Alessandro Diamanti’s reaction to his opening goal for West Ham against Birmingham City on Wednesday night spoke volumes...

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  2. Fernando Torres Was Just Too Hot To Handle For West Ham

    As Nemanja Vidic found out in Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool last March, Fernando Torres has the ability to reduce even the best defender to a gibbering wreck...

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  3. Whatever Happened to West Ham's FA Cup Final Team of 2006?

    Danny Gabbidon made his first start in the Premier League since December 2007 at Wigan Athletic last weekend...

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  4. Window of Opportunity Slips Away For West Ham

    Why is it always West Ham whose fingers are caught as the transfer window is slammed shut? It’s Groundhog Day at Upton Park, a club doomed to repeat the promises, lies and rank incompetence in the transfer market over and over again...

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  5. Departing Ronaldo May Expose United's Flaws

    The jaw-droppingly huge fee will doubtless soften the blow of losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid. Manchester United can take solace in that at least...

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  6. Desperate Ashley Places Newcastle on the Cyber Market

    We have truly entered the digital age. It has been public knowledge for some time that Mike Ashley has been looking to flog Newcastle United to the first party dim enough to part with a spare £100 million...

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  7. What England Learned In Kazakhstan

    1 Cross Capello at your peril Fabio Capello has always ruled with an iron fist rather than the gentle arm round the shoulder and it showed in Almaty. England's start, harried as they were by fervent Kazakhs, was riddled with errors...

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  8. Farewell Jimmy Walker: One of Football's Good Guys

    It is unusual for a reserve goalkeeper quietly released by his club at the end of the season to stir the fans' emotions. Yet no West Ham supporter will forget the contribution made by Jimmy Walker after his departure from Upton Park yesterday...

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  9. Capture of Kaka Shows Real Madrid Mean Business

    Owners of football clubs are well-versed in making empty promises. Not Florentino Perez. When Real Madrid's president promises galacticos, galacticos are headed for the Bernabeu...

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  10. Steve Bruce's Exit Leads Wigan Down a Dangerous Road

    There is a certain nobility attached to making ends meet, but balancing books can eventually weigh down a manager...

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  11. Will Carlo Ancelotti Last the Season at Chelsea?

    Roman Abramovich has long craved for Chelsea to play the brand of football that would capture the neutrals' hearts. Carlo Ancelotti is the latest manager trusted by the club's owner to deliver it, but this is no easy task...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jacob Steinberg about 5 years ago 95 reads 2 comments