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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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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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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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Who is West Ham United’s greatest ever international player?

It’s an age-old debate amongst members of the Claret and Blue Army..

But today we attempt to name the greatest ever West Ham United player to have represented their country of origin. (more…)

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Gianni Infantino: Nothing to stop FIFA using VAR at 2018 World Cup

Gianni Infantino claims..

The successful use of VAR technology at the Confederations Cup could see it implemented for football’s grandest tournament in 2018. (more…)

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England’s best XI vs Germany according to statistics

This week’s international break delivers another set of challenging fixtures for an England side always under scrutiny.

Ahead of England’s friendly with world champions Germany on Wednesday and their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania four days later. (more…)

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Xabi Alonso’s retirement

Xabi Alonso‏ announced his retirement from the game today.

This season with Bayern Munich will be his last as a player. (more…)

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England: Out with the old, in with the older?

The announcement of Sam Allardyce’s inaugural England squad..

Brings with it five alterations to Roy Hodgson’s calamitous European Championship selection. (more…)

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10 best Premier League Summer signings

We’ve had the 10 worst Premier League signings.

Now here are the 10 best Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window. They are in no particular order. (more…)

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Mind yer eyes! Probably the worst football shirts of all time #4

Goalkeepers are often described as strange breed.

And judging by some of the kits they have worn down the years, perhaps there’s some truth in it. (more…)

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Coffee, memories and an all-time XI; A morning with Nicky Southall

RainhamEndViews recently caught up with Gillingham legend Nicky Southall for a coffee and a chat.

Nicky attempted to put together a dream team of all the players he had the privilege of lining up alongside during his career. (more…)

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England: Will football ever come home?

England have reasons to be optimistic.

Optimism, a word that has been the catalyst to many an Englishman’s international competition campaign for the last 48 years. (more…)

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FIFA and ethics – An epic oxymoron

With FIFA having released its ethics report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups..

And clearing both Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing. (more…)

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Jordan Henderson – From Liverpool outcast to vice-captain

A big moment in the career of Jordan Henderson occurred recently when he was named the vice-captain of Liverpool.

It was a monumental occasion for the up and coming English midfielder. (more…)

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Dodgy football lookalikes: Volume 6

Drum roll please ladies and gents…

Because our dodgy football lookalikes are back for another very .. erm ‘dodgy’ instalment.

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