‘Ginger Pele’ aims to go on and on

CollinsJames Collins feels better than ever and has suggested he may do a Teddy Sheringham and go on until he is 40!

The Ginger Pele was outstanding when he returned to the team at the end of last season but with a year left on his contract – and at 34 in August – questions are now being asked about his Irons future.

Ginge though has no doubts about things saying: “I got back in the team towards the end of the season and it went well. We picked up some points and managed to get safe and I was pleased with my own form.

“I feel better now than I ever have, to be honest. I’m 33 and feel like I can play until… who knows? I played with Teddy Sheringham until he was 40!

“I am playing well at the minute, I feel fit, I look after myself and try and keep up with the young lads as much as I can.”


“I’ve been in the game a long time now and I know that if you can finish one season quickly, you normally start the next one well, and we finished with a win and on a decent little run.




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4 comments on “‘Ginger Pele’ aims to go on and on

  1. Without shade of doubt our best defender on the pitch and also a inspirational lead, I hope we keep Ginge at the club ! “Your not ginger anymore” 😂

  2. Who is asking these questions hugh?The club,the press,supporters….you?

  3. From Collins’ point of view, he’s better off playing half a season for us in the Prem as cover or from the bench than signing for the likes of Reading, Fulham, Brentford or QPR in the Championship where they might need him to player over 40 games. By managing him effectively, West Ham have a stellar defender for as long as both parties want to continue. I’d happily extend his contract to the end of 2018-19 season.

  4. My missus goes on and on. I don’t recommend it.

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