1. EPL: Why the Relegation Battle Makes for Such Great Drama

    Each year, three teams face the ignominious fate of relegation. These teams are banished from the EPL as Prometheus was banished from the realm of the gods. If they perform well enough in the Championship, they return triumphantly to the EPL...

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  2. West Ham United: Do the Hammers Deserve Relegation?

    It’s been said before and it’ll probably be said again in the coming days, despite the fact that it is very clearly not true: West Ham is too good to be relegated. We now know that this is far from the truth...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about 3 years ago 800 reads 33 comments

  3. EPL Unexpected Heroes: 10 Men Who Came Through Down the 2010-11 Home Stretch

    The men on this list have come through with clutch performances when their teams needed it most. Since the end of the January transfer window, the EPL season has given us a near-excruciating supply of drama...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about 3 years ago 18,910 reads 52 comments

  4. 50 Soccer Players Who Served in War Time

    You can make the argument that soccer players serve their countries every match by inspiring the hopes of their countrymen and women...

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  5. West Ham Academy: Picking a World-Beating Team of Former Hammers

    West Ham United , the Academy. Or, if you will, the Academy of Football. Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst all came up through the West Ham system, as did Trevor Brooking, Alvin Martin, Tony Cottee and Judas, excuse me, Paul Ince...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about 3 years ago 1,843 reads 29 comments

  6. World Football: Top 20 Big-Name Stars for Sale in Summer 2011

    The summer transfer window: one of the most exciting times in word football. Enormous sums of cash trade hands, global superstars move from one league to another and teams are reborn, to fail or succeed anew...

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  7. West Ham Celebrity Fans, Part II: John Terry, Terence Stamp, Morrissey and More

    A few weeks ago, we brought you a list of some of West Ham’s most notable celebrity supporters, featuring Barack Obama, Matt Damon, Katy Perry, members of Def Leopard, Iron Maiden, and a number of other luminaries...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 6,601 reads 8 comments

  8. West Ham United: 10 Bold Transfer Predictions for the Summer

    West Ham is in desperate need of fresh blood (possible understatement of the year). The Hammers midfield is solid, but the Irons could use pace and creativity on the wings, experience ...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 3,695 reads 30 comments

  9. 50 Soccer Players Who Went on to Greater Fame and Notoriety

    For every Pele, Maradona and Zidane there are a dozen players who had aspirations of greatness but neither had the talent nor dedication...

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  10. West Ham's Scott Parker Wins Football Writer's Award: Will It Affect Relegation?

    The British Football Writers' Association announced today that West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker is its 2011 Footballer of the Year. The Hammers' vice captain finished just ahead of Gareth Bale in the voting process...

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  11. West Ham United: 10 Things the Club Must Do to Thrive in 2011-12

    West Ham United finds itself in a difficult position. The team faces relegation, and if it isn’t relegated, the Hammers will undoubtedly finish 17th or 16th in the league, ...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,346 reads 9 comments

  12. Arsenal: 5 Ways the Gunners Can Still Win the League

    Last Sunday, Arsenal watched its title hopes slip through its fingers. Or did it? Robin van Persie instilled the Emirates with the burning star of hope with his brilliantly placed penalty kick in the 100th minute...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,606 reads 30 comments

  13. West Ham United: Certain Relegation?

    A friend and fellow West Ham fan texted me immediately following the Hammers’ dismal home loss to Aston Villa yesterday: “I think we just got relegated today...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 932 reads 7 comments

  14. West Ham's Most Famous Fans: Katy Perry, Barack Obama, Matt Damon and More

    It’s widely known West Ham has one of the most passionate fanbases. Did you also know the team has a huge celebrity fanbase? West Ham supporters have changed the face of comedy, ...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 31,175 reads 26 comments

  15. Premier League Relegation Battle: Power Ranking the Teams in the Dogfight

    Mathematically, no team sitting below Liverpool in the EPL table is safe. You might think, there’s no way that Bolton or Everton is going down, but you might be wrong...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,117 reads 10 comments

  16. West Ham United: The Importance of Robbie Keane in the Club's Future

    Irish striker Robbie Keane found his way from White Hart Lane to Upton Park at the end of the January transfer window...

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  17. EPL Bizarro World: Alternate Realities for Rooney, Terry, Tevez and More

    It’s an interesting prospect: Consider what your favorite EPL player would be doing if he weren’t playing football...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,341 reads 26 comments

  18. West Ham's Relegation Battle: Examining Each of the Hammers' Last 7 Matches

    Only seven matches remain in the 2010-11 campaign for Avram Grant and the lads of West Ham United . Those seven matches will decide whether the Hammers ply their trade at the top level for the 2011-12 season...

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  19. EPL Power Rankings: John Terry and the Top 20 One-on-One Defenders

    Though not as prized as leadership, organization or technical ability, one-on-one defending is an essential weapon in every top EPL defender’s Arsenal...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 14,613 reads 64 comments

  20. Chelsea Vs. Manchester United: 6 Things to Expect from Champions League Clash

    The two most dominant EPL sides of the last three seasons meet at Stamford Bridge for a midweek Champion’s League clash this coming Wednesday...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,160 reads 15 comments

  21. EPL 2011 Defenders: From Pantsil to Evatt, the Worst of the Worst

    It’s an old axiom, but there’s a good deal of truth to it: The best offense is a good defense. As the worst defenders in the EPL have show during the 2010-11 season, the reverse is also true: The worst offense is a terrible defense...

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  22. West Ham Vs. Manchester United: Nani, Chicharito And More Will Decide The Match

    Come Saturday afternoon, the lads of West Ham United will take to the pitch at Upton Park to face one of the world’s most difficult opponents, expectation. Other than the Hammer faithful, few expect West Ham to beat United...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 1,294 reads 20 comments

  23. UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying: Musings on the Benefits of Watching Random Matches

    Ultimately, no world football match is random. Sure, a kick about might suddenly arise in a park on a Sunday morning or a group of mates might take up the cause of a drunken impromptu ...

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  24. Robin Van Persie, Darren Bent and More: The Top EPL Headlines of the Week

    Here’s the thing—writers need to make a living. They need to put bread on the table, coal in the stove, oil in the lamps and clothes on the backs of whatever ungrateful ...

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  25. West Ham United: The Ideal XI To Avoid Hammers' Relegation

    Next weekend, the home stretch of the EPL season begins in earnest. Avram Grant, Scott Parker and the rest of the lads at West Ham United have just eight more games this campaign, from which they’ll have to take enough points to avoid relegation...

    William Gish Written by William Gish about over 3 years ago 2,030 reads 9 comments