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How many points in the next five games?
Friday, 18th September 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''With the season entering its second month, West Ham are sitting in 13th position after one victory, a draw and two defeats. It seems fair to say that it is been a fairly unspectacular start to the next campaign...''

Collins - " I felt unwanted"
Monday, 14th September 2009
by Greg Mansell
''JAMES COLLINS says he felt 'unwanted' by West Ham after his £5m move to Aston Villa. ..''

Why Green will remain England’s No.1 for the World Cup
Monday, 14th September 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''It is nice to think that West Ham have the No.1 goalkeeper in England as part of their team...''

Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd
Thursday, 10th September 2009
by Greg Mansell
''GIANFRANCO ZOLA's side head North this weekend to take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium...''

Reserves hit six
Tuesday, 8th September 2009
by Greg Mansell
''West Ham's reserves hit their Birmingham City counterparts for six tonight, in a match that saw the return of Valon Behrami, as well as the debuts of four new signings...''

Why West Ham fans sing “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”
Monday, 7th September 2009
by John Simkin
''In the Spring 2005 edition of “Soccer History”, John Northcutt published an article on why West Ham fans sing “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”. ..''

The origin of the claret and blue
Monday, 7th September 2009
by John Simkin
''On 29th June, 1895, Arnold Hills, the managing director of the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding Company, announced in his newspaper, the Thames Ironworks Gazette, that he intended to establish a football club. ..''

Collins speaks out over Aston Villa move
Wednesday, 2nd September 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''Let’s be honest, it wasn’t the greatest of transfer deadline days. Not for Sky Sports – who I will speak about shortly – not for armchair football fans and not for West Ham United...''

West Ham's summer transfer dealings
Wednesday, 2nd September 2009
by Matt Porter
''It’s very hard to know how to assess West Ham’s transfer dealings this summer. ..''

Cole impressed with West Ham youngsters
Friday, 28th August 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''Carlton Cole has spoken out about how impressed he is with the young players at West Ham. ..''

Let's get some perspective
Thursday, 27th August 2009
by Kevin Mousley
''Kevin Mousley presents his view of Tuesday evening's events.......''

Now pass the blame and don't blame me
Thursday, 27th August 2009
by Staff Writer
''Violence erupted outside the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night as West Ham and Millwall fans clashed in the streets having been given the opportunity to meet once again courtesy of the Carling Cup second round draw. ..''

Blackburn Rovers Preview
Thursday, 27th August 2009
by Preview Percy
''After a week of playing in other clubs’ cup finals we schlep up the Ms 1 & 6 to Ewood Park for a 3.00pm kick-off against Blackburn Rovers. ..''

Millwall Preview
Monday, 24th August 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so to a second London derby in three days. This one is of course in the Carling Cup and the draw must have had the Met simultaneously jumping for joy (at the thought of all that overtime) and groaning in disbelief (at the thought that they would, for once, actually have to do some work for once to earn it)...''

Tottenham Hotspur preview
Thursday, 20th August 2009
by Preview Percy
''Next up we have an early London derby against Spurs. Of course it’s all too easy to laugh at Spurs fans and their obsession with the size of their club. Which is why we’ll carry on doing so...''

Zola looks beyond Tottenham game to Millwall challenge
Wednesday, 19th August 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''West Ham United have their first home game of the season to look forward to on Sunday when they take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane. ..''

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview
Thursday, 13th August 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so to the opening of another season which, sadly has arrived a week too late to distract us from the depressing capitulation of the England cricket side at Headingley..''

Zola ‘under no pressure’ to sell, but what if they want to go?
Tuesday, 11th August 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''From West Ham’s point of view, there has been far too much talk of players leaving this summer. Anyone who has performed well for the club in the last couple of seasons seems to have been linked with a move away...''

West Ham in trouble
Monday, 10th August 2009
by Matthew Kemp
''There was a fantastic headline in one of the Sunday papers yesterday. "West Ham cash fear sparks sale of Upson"....oh, what a joy to read having watched the team play Napoli on Saturday, losing 1-0. ..''

Positive thinking
Friday, 7th August 2009
by Ben Fitchett
''Looking around the forums it appears there are a number of concerns with regards to the start of the new season. The major ones seem to be our current financial situation with our parent company attempting to restructure their finances, the lack of squad strengthening, the lack of competitive pre-season football, the fitness and sharpness of our boys and most importantly who is going to find the net for us next season...''

Beijing, 2009
Thursday, 6th August 2009
by Fionn Kiely
''Napoleon Bonaparte once said of China, "Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world." Whilst Napoleon was insinuating the great potential China held in regards to world domination, the same could be said of the potential of the recent trip undertaken by some of our fabled supporters to the land of dragons, smog and emperors. ..''

Summer bargains
Wednesday, 5th August 2009
by Matthew Kemp
''With the season just around the corner, and little transfer activity from CB Holdings, there is cause for concern that with any potential injuries, Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke will be fielding their third string against some very strong Premier League sides...''

Hammers youngster ready to make an impact
Wednesday, 5th August 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''With the season a little over two weeks away, it is fair to say that the majority of West Ham fans will be looking forward to the first game...''

Zola to rely on youth, not money
Thursday, 30th July 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''You would be forgiven for thinking that Gianfranco Zola is among a number of Premier League managers that are jealous of the money Mark Hughes has at his disposal for Manchester City. The Eastlands boss can almost pick and choose the players he wants without any financial concern...''

A positive sign?
Tuesday, 28th July 2009
by Paul Skelton
''The fact that the majority of our players have traditionally gone on to bigger places to make their name has long been a frustration of most West Ham fans. Friends of mine have long mocked me for prophesising the arrival of “the next Gazza” (Joe Cole) or “the new Bobby Moore” (Rio Ferdinand) only to see these players go on to greatness elsewhere. ..''

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