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“(Joe) Hart made a few mistakes, especially when coming out for the ball. He is an important goalkeeper. We probably didn’t expect so many mistakes from an England international…”, (Source: eurosport.co.uk). These were the words of Torino Chairman Urbano Cairo back in May when talking of goalkeeper Joe Hart’s unsuccessful season long loan stint at the Italian side in the 2016-17 campaign. The much maligned England number one is now back in his native country after signing for West Ham United this summer on another season long loan from Manchester …

Part 1 of this 15-16 Season review looked at the newly promoted sides and the teams that survived the drop (14th-17th) in the Premiership last season. For the second out of this three part review of the season we now look at the teams who finished 7th to 13th in 14/15.
 
West Bromwich Albion (Last season – 13th)
With Tony Pulis still at the helm, you are already on board when looking at West Brom expecting them to be safe come the end of the 2015-16 season, though their signings do not …

The first international break of 2015 comes at the end of March, but the England manager, Roy Hodgson, must currently be contemplating on which strikers to call up to the squad, if all are fit. The 2014/15 Premier League season has been a success so far for English strikers who are trying to appeal to Hodgson, which was highlighted last weekend (3rd and 4th of January). I believe that Roy Hodgson sees Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck as his key three strikers, who he will consistently pick, subject …

Anybody with half an eye on this seasons Premier League will know its been terrifically exciting and probably the most open its ever been. The entire bottom half  are within 8 points of one another and everyone in the top half has something to play for whether it be an Europa League position, champions league spot or aiming for the title itself which means every game is vital. So what better time to step up and give some outstanding performances, and who amongst others have been doing that? ENGLAND PLAYERS.
We’re …

To any fellow West Ham United fans reading this I’m sure you’ll agree with me in the fact that the thought of playing a pointless second leg against Manchester City is scarier than any horrors the cinemas have to offer at present. The plain and simple truth of the matter is City are simply stronger in every possible way this season. Something quite disappointing if you trace back to the west ham team of the 60’s and the downturn we have faced since. This encounter can be approached in 3 …

So, West Ham fans – what a week!
A 5-0 drubbing in the cup, followed by a 6-0 mauling in the other cup, followed by a 2-0 victory in the Premier League. What’s going on?
I was at the Etihad on Wednesday night and witnessed one of the most disappointing, inept and truly lame performances I’ve ever seen. I mean, Man City were good, they were slick, they moved the ball quickly, they were in tune with each other, they were basically brilliant. But they’re supposed to be, right? West Ham were …

Yes, I know it’s still early days but at the moment, but one of the stand-out players of the season at the moment is West Ham’s, Ravel Morrison. The West Ham and England youngster has stunned the UK with his abilities on the ball. Off the ball however, it’s a bit of a different story (but let’s not go into that).
Since joining West Ham from Manchester United during January 2012, he had a 1 year loan spell at Birmingham and impressed Lee Clark and his coaching staff. However, he had …

After another disappointing loss at the hands of Liverpool last Saturday, West ham United’s fall down the league table starts to gather pace as the Christmas period moves ever closer. Hardly surprising as the hammers have been playing without a striker for the last couple of months. Now I’m not a manager, but even I realise that if you are going to score goals in the Premier league, in fact, any league.. then you are going to need a striker. Of course the blame cannot be aimed at Allardyce for …

The childhood dream of most schoolboys is to become a professional footballer, it’s jumpers for goalposts and Sunday league football for most, with only a small percentage of players ever making a career out of football. However, English football clubs are investing more and more money into the local communities and youth/academy teams, to help bring in youngsters and mould them into strong and skillful players through training and experience.
Here is our list (in no particular order) of who we think are currently the top ten under 21’s in the …

On that fateful day where mayhem ensued at the end of the January transfer window in January 2011; football changed quite drastically, as the transfer market was turned upside down by Chelsea’s English record £50 million transfer of Spanish striker Fernando Torres. What followed on from this included Liverpool’s reinvestment of that money in £35 million pounds going to Newcastle for their new heroic number 9 – Andy Carroll – and over £20 million going to Dutch Giants Ajax for the ever-controversial Luis Suarez.
This massive injection of cash was …