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One player West Ham United should target from each Championship club

West Ham have had reasonable success buying players from the Championship in recent times.

The likes of Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell still star as regulars in the West Ham line-up, while Ryan Fredericks is still finding his feet. (more…)


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…)


2016-17 League One predictions

So it’s that time of the year again.

That period of the season where everyone is full of hope and optimism, and all sides are tied on the same amount of points. (more…)


Five players who should leave West Ham United this summer

With the move to the Olympic Stadium a few months away, the season is winding down.

And with a bumper new TV deal coming in next year, clubs will be looking to buy the very best talent for the best price. (more…)


What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)


FA Cup final: ’87 heaven

When it comes to documenting the history of Coventry City Football Club,

Steve Phelps already has a fine pedigree, having previously written two detailed books on the subject. (more…)


Forgotten foreign Premier League players: Volume 3

Arguably one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues in the world.

The Barclays Premier League attracts some of the world’s biggest and best players with the offer of huge financial rewards. (more…)


10 worst Premier League Summer signings

Here are the 10 worst Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window.

They are in no particular order. Is there anyone who you think should be on the list? (more…)


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…)


Most disappointing XI’s – Chelsea

This is not a list of Chelsea’s worst players in terms of ability.

It’s a list of the disappointing players that arrived for huge money or big expectations. (more…)


Inconsistent Bury facing key spell

Bury were installed as one of the pre-season favourites for League Two..

After putting together a squad over the summer the envy of many clubs in the division above. (more…)


Liverpool: This season’s problems can be solved

Ahead of Liverpool’s clash at home to Hull City.

We look at the reasons behind the Reds indifferent start to the season. (more…)


Sheffield Wednesday: It’s time for the Owls to go on a run

Stevie May’s second goal for Sheffield Wednesday came just at the right time in the 2-0 away win at Birmingham City.

Missed chances against Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers had left the Owls without a goal in two and a half games. (more…)


Can Danny Welbeck be Arsenal’s Daniel Sturridge?

When you think about Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, it is easy to compare the two.

They are both established at international level and are around the same age. (more…)


No longer ‘The Academy of Football’?

Have West Ham lost their reputation as ‘The Academy of Football?’

It is with great concern that I am writing this article; (more…)