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World Cup: The tournament ball through the years

The greatest show on earth is about to kick off once again.

World Cup 2018 in Russia will feature 32 teams, competing in 64 games, at 12 stadiums across 11 cities. (more…)

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World Cup logos, posters and mascots through the years

How time flies! the World Cup is about to kick-off again in Moscow, Russia.

The Luzhniki Stadium will host the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14th. (more…)

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Coventry City: A day to remember

In September 1970, my Dad took me to see my first Coventry City game.

I was a young lad with cause for optimism in the club I’d just started supporting. (more…)

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Happy St Patrick’s Day! The Irish Hammers throughout the years

Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day.

And to mark the occasion here is a selection of some Irishmen who have represented the club throughout the years. (more…)

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A trip down memory lane

The year after West Ham won the FA Cup and had returned to the First Division,

I was deemed big enough to go to a football match on my own. (more…)

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The fascinating story of the other Upton Park

The Upton Park area of London has had close links with West Ham ever since the club moved to the ground in 1904.

Thanks to the statue of West Ham’s three World Cup winners, the area maintains a lasting monument to its contribution to what remains English football’s greatest achievement. (more…)

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Where did It all go wrong?

 The story goes that when a bellboy was taking champagne up to the suite of George Best.

He knocked on the door and upon entering he saw a scantily clad Miss World laying on a bed of notes from his winnings at the casino. (more…)

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West Ham United’s cup-winning captains

Only two players in West Ham’s long history have had the chance to lift the FA Cup.

Here is the profile of the men who wore the armband on the greatest days in the club’s history. (more…)

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A tribute to Cyrille Regis

The In the late 1970’s, Britain was going through a traumatic time.

Industrial disputes were frequent and racism was rife. (more…)

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Idle thoughts on the FA Cup

I have, on a previous occasion, mentioned the story my Uncle Tommy used to tell.

Of the day, way back in the early 1930’s, when, having finished his shift down the mine, he walked into Sunderland for the big match. (more…)

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London Stadium a hindering shadow for West Ham in their Premier League fight

Take your minds back to 2012.

Sporting royalty had engulfed the country, with athletics’ finest flocking to the UK to compete in the grandest of all competitions. (more…)

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Ten things you didn’t know about the League Cup

West Ham face Arsenal in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

Here are 10 facts about the League Cup. (more…)

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How David Gold and David Sullivan have committed the ultimate ownership sin

Ask people in the East End what life means to them.

The chances are they will immediately think of particular traditions that are embedded deep within their own culture. (more…)

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Ten things about England and West Ham United: Did anyone mention 1966?

Ten things about West Ham United’s influence over the England team through the years.

Here goes. (more…)

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Idle thoughts on the managerial merry-go-round

In reporting the sacking of Slaven Bilic..

The East London and West Essex Guardian noted that David Moyes was ‘likely to become just the Hammers 16th boss in 117 years’. (more…)

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