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War of the tag-teams
Monday, 20th July 2009
by Alex Shilling
''The summer months, I find as a football fan, are intolerably boring...''


It's banter - get on with your job
Saturday, 2nd May 2009
by Alex Shilling
''After last week's game against Chelsea, the nature of some of our fans' chants aimed at John Terry and Frank Lampard made the back pages, it would seem. The general consensus in the media seems to be varied- from 'the chants overstepped the mark'; to 'the chants are evil and those responsible should be banned from Upton Park for life.' Indeed, PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor claimed that such chants 'were not too far removed from the bad old days of the 1980s.' ..''


The ultimate question
Sunday, 5th August 2007
by Alex Shilling
''It's one that surely all of us must have asked ourselves over the past few months; would we have stayed up if Pardew had been given another chance? ..''


Be proud and move on
Monday, 16th July 2007
by Alex Shilling
''As Carlos Tevez looks set to move to Manchester United, a new striker has announced his arrival in E13. ..''


Friend or (De)foe?
Sunday, 1st July 2007
by Alex Shilling
''As the transfer market approaches fever pitch with clubs seemingly signing anyone who isn't screwed down (eg Wigan signing Titus Bramble), it is crucial that teams hang on to their best players whilst raiding other clubs for their best assets. ..''


 
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