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Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Premier League
Is it time for West Ham to sack Manuel Pellegrini?
17:00 Saturday 28th December 2019

West Ham held out hope when they appointed Manuel Pellegrini as manager last year. Well-travelled with league titles in four different countries, the Chilean belongs to an exclusive club within his profession. His accomplishments…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …

Premier League
Wan-Bissaka's game lacks dimension
08:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

In the 2019/20 Premier League season’s early doors, Manchester United fans went a bit overboard in their appreciation for new right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It cannot be argued that the 21-year-old’s defending stood out. His positioning…

Premier League
Rating Haller, Joelinton, Kean: Who will have the biggest impact?
17:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Every kid on the playground wants to be a striker. Despite that, so many Premier League clubs just don’t have a top-quality finisher. Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United were three sides who recently inhabited that list.…

Premier League
2019/20 West Ham United Premier League Preview
15:01 Monday 5th August 2019

West Ham United are finally on the right path. The club is in its most stable state during the tenure of owners David Gold and David Sullivan. After the sex-toy magnates finally decided that going big works just as well in football, the Hammers…

Premier League
How will West Ham spend their summer?
15:01 Thursday 11th July 2019

After finishing 13th in 2017/18, West Ham United jumped three Premier League places this past season. Manuel Pellegrini’s debut in charge proved decent if not spectacular. The Chilean must do more to fully appease Hammers supporters.…

Premier League
Is West Ham United better off without Marko Arnautovic?
15:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

But from what I’ve heard of him (Marko Arnautovic), in the dressing room when it’s not going his way he shows it and lets everyone know. He wants it his own way and if he doesn’t get it he spits the dummy out of the pram.…

Premier League
Where does Andy Carroll go after latest injury blow?
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

There are growing fears that Andy Carroll may have played his last game for West Ham United after suffering an ankle injury. Despite undergoing surgery in July to fix the problem, it appears the 30-year-old may have aggravated a past issue…

Premier League
Why can't Lucas Perez get a game at West Ham United?
08:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

Lucas Perez was an unused substitute in West Ham United's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town before the international break. The striker has now gone more than a month without playing a Premier League game. Perez has been short of minutes…

Premier League
Marko Arnautovic key to prolonging Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham tenure
09:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Sitting in 17th with only four points from six games wasn't what David Gold and Sullivan had in mind at the season's start. The West Ham United owners had managed to lure former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini to the London…

Transfers
Who is West Ham United's new record signing Issa Diop?
17:00 Sunday 24th June 2018

You could excuse the collective surprise when West Ham United announced the signing of Issa Diop on Tuesday. After all, the talented centre-back was highly coveted, having been linked with numerous European clubs. So why choose the Hammers?…

Premier League
Will Lukasz Fabianski be West Ham United's number one?
09:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

West Ham United has been busy so far in this transfer window. Among the Hammers' three new signings is goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The Poland international, currently on World Cup duty, joined from Swansea City three days ago.  …

Premier League
Why Marko Arnautovic deserves equal praise to Wilfried Zaha
08:00 Friday 18th May 2018

When footballers, managers and fans alike sat down to vote for their Premier League Team of the Season, both Marko Arnautovic and Wilfried Zaha were not considered.  It was only when alternative Teams of the Year were chosen did…