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West Ham United’s current brand of football has been given a massive thumbs down in terms of entertainment value  by fans voting in a ClaretandHugh poll. Former striker Tony Cottee had claimed  the style of football being played under manager Sam Allardyce is not entertaining. We threw that open to you and asked the question: […]


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Collins ruled out of Sunderland clash

Sam Allardyce has ruled James Collins out of the trip to Sunderland on Monday evening and has a couple of other central deensive concerns. Speaking to the broadcasting media today he said:  “James Collins doesn’t have a chance as he’s pulled a calf muscle. “James Tomkins got a bad knock which we’re looking at and we’ll […]

Sam: ‘Fans should appreciate us more’

Sam Allardyce has told the fans the should be enjoying their good form rather than booing his team. Allardyce insists he does not regret his cupped ear gesture at the final whistle against Hull City, suggesting fans should be more appreciative of his side’s results. He said: “It’s a small minority, but small minorities are […]

A Ravel plan where everybody wins

By David Hautzig Immediate disclaimer. I am 100% aware that sitting in my Subaru is a much easier place to contemplate contract ideas for footballers. I’m not bothered by such things as the board, agents, or professional athletes. Be that as it may, after reading Hugh’s piece on Ravel Morrison almost certainly leaving the club, I […]

Brady on the boos

Karren Brady has unsurprisingly toed the Hammers party line in her column in The Sun today.Here’s her thoughts on the cheers and jeers that greeted our victory over Hull City on Wednesday evening. Sam had selected a team for a low- scoring match, knowing what to expect against Hull, and could not have predicted he […]

This ‘Sam dilemma’ is pure West Ham

It’s a massive irony that West Ham United’s owners seem more unsure of Sam Allardyce’s position now they are all but safe than they were when the team was in the bottom three! Throughout some seriously dark mid-winter months, as relegation became a very real possibility, David Gold and David Sullivan stood firm in their […]

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Sam sweats over Collins

Sam Allardyce is sweating over the fitness of defender James Collins for Monday night’s Premier League clash at Sunderland. Collins went off in the match against Hull  in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Hull with a calf injury and both Winston Reid and Roger Johnson will be on standby to replace the Wales international at  the Stadium […]