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A few more years of hurt, but reason to believe

Emotionally, I’m absolutely spent.

When the final whistle blew and England’s hopes of reaching the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1966 were crushed by a brave Croatia. (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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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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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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1966 – The greatest Hammers that ever lived

In this week’s unusual edition of our weekly throwback segment,

We hear from Bill, 80, a lifelong Hammer about the time that West Ham United won the World Cup. (more…)

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World In Motion – How Italia 90 helped English football regain its cool

As the 1990’s began, English football reflected on two tumultuous decades.

On field, the national side had failed to build on the success of 1966, even failing to qualify for the finals on two occasions. (more…)

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England’s dreaming – All those years of hurt

When I was a small boy, there were two scarves hung in my room, Coventry and England.

Club and Country, my footballing legacies for life. (more…)

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