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SAM ALLARDYCE insists he made the right choice in taking the West Ham squad to Dubai last week.
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West Ham struggled to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend and were knocked off the top of the Championship.
Now the Hammers go to Cardiff for today's top-of-the-table clash and Allardyce admitted: "The vultures will be waiting if we slip up and say the trip was a waste of time.
"But going away was not for the Cardiff game, it was for the biggest 14 games most players will play in their career at this club.
"We will be much better because we managed to forget about football for a few days.
"From a sports science point of view we have benefitted from the natural forms of Vitamin D which the sun can give you."
Jack Collison is gunning for revenge against Cardiff City today
Championship title favourites West Ham suffered an opening-day loss to the Bluebirds and Wales midfielder Collison reckons the Hammers owe their promotion rivals one in the Welsh capital.
Collison, 23, said: “We want to get revenge. They nicked a late goal and that has stuck – not just with me but the whole of the team.” Kenny Miller’s 90th-minute winner at Upton Park handed new Cardiff boss Malky Mackay a dream start.
Yet Scotland striker Miller was a Cardiff villain in last Sunday’s Carling Cup final defeat, when he missed a last-gasp chance to sink Liverpool.
But team-mate Don Cowie believes the ex-Rangers hitman will bounce back at the Cardiff City Stadium. Cowie said: “He won’t let missing a chance bring him down.
“Of course he is disappointed as he expects to hit the target and score – it’s the standard he sets. I’m sure he will be looking to get the winning goal against West Ham.”
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Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben is considering a return to English football and could join Chelsea, Spurs or Arsenal for as little as £10m.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Manchester City.
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is planning an £8m summer bid for Leeds midfielder Robert Snodgrass.
Kyle Walker of Spurs and Liverpool's Glen Johnson are on a list of full-back targets drawn up by Real Madrid.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been advised to join Real Madrid by his father-in-law Diego Maradona.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is to give Stephane Sessegnon a free role in Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.
Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has said he is determined to be the next Magpies captain to get his hands on silverware.
Wolves midfielder Karl Henry has revealed that a summit held by players after Mick McCarthy's sacking has galvanised players for a survival fight.
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Man City's Italian striker Mario Balotelli has rejected the chance to be on the cover of FHM magazine and has been replaced by new England captain Scott Parker.
CHELSEA and Arsenal are tracking £15million-rated Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez.
A Real source said: "He will only go if someone comes up with the market price."
NOTTINGHAM FOREST right-back Chris Gunter is a summer target for three Premier League sides.
Norwich, West Brom and Fulham are set to fight for the £4million-rated ace.
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ASTON VILLA are eyeing ex-Celtic keeper Artur Boruc as Shay Given's back-up.
The Pole is at Fiorentina but wants to play in the Prem.
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THE SUN SUNDAY:
Andre Villas-Boas looked doomed last night after another Chelsea defeat.
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal must "do anything" to hang on to goal king Robin van Persie.
Sir Alex Ferguson says there is no chance of Nemanja Vidic making a shock return to Manchester United's title challenge.
Chelsea and Arsenal are tracking £15million-rated Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez.
Fabricio Coloccini has finally signed a new Newcastle deal to make him the highest-paid player at St James' Park.
Nottingham Forest right-back Chris Gunter is a summer target for three Premier League sides.
Aston Villa are eyeing ex-Celtic keeepr Artur Boruc as Shay Given's back-up.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY:
Andre Villas-Boas ripped into his Chelsea flops after they crashed at West Brom - before defiantly claiming: I'm still the best man for the job.
Shattered Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is set to tell the FA: I do want the England job - but I'm too tired to take charge for Euro 2012
Manchester City have agreed a massive £60m four-year deal to keep their sensational Spanish midfield maestro David Silva at the Etihad Stadium until he's 32
Newcastle have spent the £35m Andy Carroll fee on a new £16m four-year deal on skipper Fabricio Coloccini, 30, and a five-year £15m contract for keeper Tim Krul, 23
Mario Balotelli will today be hit with a maximum £240,000 fine for his early-morning strip club shame.
Andre-Villas Boas is doomed as Chelsea manager.
Arjen Robben wants to end his Bayern Munich nightmare and come back to English football.
Robert Snodgrass is a summer target for Cardiff boss Malky Mackay.
MAIL ON SUNDAY:
Rafa Benitez is on the brink of being appointed the new Chelsea manager and could be in place for Tuesday's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Birmingham.
Jose Mourinho has emerged as Harry Redknapp's most serious rival for the job of the next England manager.
Andre Villas-Boas was fighting a losing battle to save his job last night after his Chelsea team tumbled to a crushing defeat at West Brom.
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned the FA they face a public backlash if Harry Redknapp isn't installed as the next England manager.
Spurs could do a sensational swap deal with the FA - offering Harry Redknapp in exchange for a temporary move to Wembley.
The future of Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager is on a knife-edge after a harrowing defeat to West Brom.
Frank Lampard is being offered a massive final payday with Diego Maradona at Al Wasl.
Tottenham are keen to challenge Arsenal for French forward Olivier Giroud.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway wants Robbie Fowler signed up in time to make his debut in the next 48 hours.
Manchester City are ready to snap up top Dutch starlet Riechedly Bazoer.
Potless Portsmouth are fighting off interest in England youth centre half Adam Webster.
Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he is unsure if he will still be in charge when Chelsea travel to Birmingham in the FA Cup on Tuesday following his side's 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY:
Andre Villas-Boas said that he could expect no public endorsement of his position after a 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion extended Chelsea's miserable run to three wins in 12 Premier League games.
Andre Villas-Boas accepted last night that he was under greater pressure than ever after his Chelsea side succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, leaving his future as the club's manager at the mercy of billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
Mario Balotelli is set to be fined two weeks wages - in the region of £250,000 - after being pictured outside a Liverpool strip club in the early hours of Friday morning.
Premier League clubs could be the first in the world to introduce goal-line technology after football's lawmakers yesterday approved two devices for final testing.
The departure of Andre Villas-Boas from Chelsea moved ever closer when his team lost 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion.
The Premier League hopes to be the first big competition to utilise goal-line technology (GLT) and have it in place for the start of next season, if its introduction is approved by a FIFA vote in July.
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Couldnt Sam just nip down Holland and Barett for some vitamin D supplements like the rest of us peasants?
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