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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 …

This week sees Andy Carroll return from his summer holiday to make a decision on his future. Following a successful season on loan at West Ham United, where injuries restricted his appearances, Carroll will decide on whether to make his move to London permanent. A fee has been agreed between Liverpool and West Ham, believed to be in the region of £15 million. All that remains is for Carroll to decide to take up the Hammers’ offer or not.
Sam Allardyce expects Carroll to rubber stamp the move this week, believing …

Former West ham striker Carlton Cole, 29, and ex Aston Villa centre back Richard Dunne, 33, have been released by their respective clubs.

Carlton Cole spent seven years with the London club, and during that time he represented West Ham on 237 occasions; scoring 59 times.

In the 2012-13 campaign Cole played 29 games, but could however only find the net twice. The man with seven England caps told his fans on twitter the following,”Life is filled with ups and downs -today is a down but I’ll be back! Carlton Cole has left …

Adrian will join West Ham on the first of July for free. The Hammers snagged Adrian on a free as the day he is due to join the club he would be when his contract runs out. The Spanish goalkeeper has signed a three year contract, with the possibility of two more seasons.
“I am extremely happy and ecstatic to have joined such a legendary and historical club in both London and in England,” he toldWest Ham’s website. “I am really looking forward to being able to kick-off my career …

Raymond Doyle takes a look at the two years at Upton Park under Sam Allardyce and why Big Sam should be given more credit than he’s getting.
What a different two years makes at a football club. On the 15 May 2011 Wigan Athletic came from 2-0 down at half time to beat West Ham United and confirm the Hammers relegation from the Premier League.
The board decided to sack then manager Avram Grant and appoint former Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce. The 58-year-old quickly went about …

Arsenal bounced back from their back to back defeats in the league by producing a scintillating attacking display against West Ham to record the first win in the Premier League in 2013 in emphatic fashion. It was the sort of display which they so desperately needed having looked lacklustre and below par against Chelsea and Man City. The game started with a high tempo with both teams creating early chances which suggested it would be a close game. Arsenal started brightly and signalled their intent with an early opportunity created …

As Arsène Wenger might say, tonight saw Arsenal playing with the handbrake off. The Gunners put on a spectacular show, with superb link-up play, incisive runs and clinical finishing bringing four goals in the space of ten second-half minutes. The front four of Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud and Walcott were rampant, ripping through West Ham’s defence almost at will to record the Hammers’ heaviest defeat of the season. This sparkling exhibition of free-flowing football will have reminded Arsenal fans of the halcyon days of Pires, Ljungberg, Bergkamp and Henry, who exuded …

As I sat in the stands of the Chelsea Man City game I saw Benitez come out of the tunnel as everyone knows he came out to a chorus of hatred that (even though he won’t admit it) will have hit him hard. To rub in the hatred even more there was a lovely one minute standing ovation for King Robbie. Against Fulham on Wednesday Benitez came out to complete silence and right on the sixteenth minute the Chelsea fans once again got to their feet.
In my opinion before the …