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John Terry in a West Ham shirt is just gonna look wrong!

April 29, 2009

PHOTO: We are half-used to seeing former Hammer Frank Lampard in a West Ham shirt (see this Ian Hodgson pic from 1998) but John Terry?

Doesn’t Clarke deserve a better Chelsea send-off?

September 12, 2008

Clarke and MourinhoAfter 20 years’  loyal service most employees can expect a carriage clock or a bottle of wine. When your employer is one of the richest men in the world, and some of your colleagues earn more than 100,000 pounds a week, you might even hold out hope for a silver hip flask or even a set of golf clubs and a cheery farewell.

If you want to match United, try copying Ferguson

September 4, 2008

Ferguson smilesWith the top four never changing, it is almost more entertaining following the Premier League when there are no matches taking place. So it proved this week, from the takeover and mega-spending at Manchester City to the Kevin Keegan saga at Newcastle and Alan Curbishley’s exit from West Ham.

Who will follow Curbishley at West Ham?

September 3, 2008

Curbishley gesturesThe soap opera that is the English Premier League continued on Wednesday with its first managerial departure — Alan Curbishley resigning as manager of West Ham three games into the new season.

It’s not all fast cars and parties

May 14, 2008

Craig BellamyFootballers. If we aren’t reading about their exploits on the pitch, more often than not we can read about their exploits off it. Much is speculation and the rest can’t be mentioned before the watershed, but as I recently read, it’s not always bad.

FA Cup response — How much more romantic can you get?

April 4, 2008

Barnslay celebrateSo Kevin Fylan has poured scorn on this season’s FA Cup, saying romance was “the last word” he would choose to describe what’s happening in the competition. Well Kev, as we prepare for this weekend’s semi-finals, let me say I couldn’t disagree more.