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Why The 2017/18 Season Promises To Be Make Or Break In The Career Of Joe Hart

Jamie Spencer | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

​Joe Hart essentially has a 10-month long audition during his loan at West Ham. Success will not be joining the Hammers permanently, rather this season will determine how the rest of his career unfolds as he looks to return to the highest level. It is very much 'make or break'.

Four Shadow Ministers Forced To Quit For Backing Soft Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three of his top team - and forced another to quit - after they defied his orders not to back a ‘soft Brexit’ in the Comm...

Homeless Hero Who 'Pulled Nails From Child’s Face' In Manchester Bombing Is Offered A Home

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

The heroism of a homeless man in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing has caused a ripple effect that will change both his life, as well as the inj...

Greedy Traitor Or Homesick Lost Soul? The Dimitri Payet Saga Is All About Perception

Jamie Spencer | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Payet has been thoroughly slated by the British media, derided as a snake and a traitor by Hammers fans left feeling betrayed - Bilic himself used words such as 'angry' and 'let down' - and has seen his professional reputation altogether sullied by the whole unsavoury affair. But let's pause for a moment and take the time to actually consider if the player really is the awful monster he has been so eagerly portrayed as.

Brexit Bill: Full List Of 47 Labour MPs Who Voted Against Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

MPs tonight voted in favour of triggering Article 50, a significant step towards Brexit. While more votes in the House of Commons will follow, the div...

Today's Tales: Klopp And Pep Feel The Strain And José Loves Mike Dean...

Chris Darwen | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

The day after New Year's Day was a good day to be Chelsea and Antonio Conte. They didn't even need to play to come out of Monday as winners. Liverpoo...

Arsenal's Emphatic Win Over West Ham Proved That They No Longer Need To Sign A Big Name Striker

Callum Rice-Coates | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Sport
Callum Rice-Coates

It was evident against West Ham, with some sublime moves crafted out with consummate ease by the two. Sanchez's movement off the ball and his typically dogged harrying of defenders, proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Hammers.

Equal Pay For Equal Play

Sophie Walker | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

Women's sport receives just 0.4% of reported UK sponsorship deals. The FA Women's Super League's most valuable sponsorship deal - with Continental - is worth £450,000. To put that in perspective: Adidas sponsor Chelsea to the sum of £280million. This matters... Equal pay for equal play should be at the heart of all our national sports. It is time we give women and girls the message that they can play too. And on a level playing field.

Being In A Top Four Stadium Will Not Guarantee West Ham A Top Four Finish This Season

Joe Difford | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Slaven Bilic and Co. will do fine this season, possibly finishing in the top eight again, even with the rejuvenation of the likes of Chelsea, but instant success and Champions League football is out of the picture, for a while.

West Ham Revellers Weren't Shy About Posing With Seats, Signs And Relics From Upton Park

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

West Ham fans celebrated late into the night on Tuesday as they marked the closure of their East London Boleyn Ground, with many deciding to take a pi...

Eamonn Holmes' Comments Linking West Ham Bus Attack To Hillsborough Set Off Firestorm

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Eamonn Holmes has been forced to apologise after linking the Hillsborough tragedy to an attack on the Manchester United bus by West Ham fans on Tuesda...

Dramatic Video As Manchester United Bus Attacked At Upton Park

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Manchester United players including vice-captain Michael Carrick cowered in mock fear as their team bus was pelted with missiles, video from inside th...

The FA Cup Is a Stranger Beast Than Normal This Year

Matthew Smith | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

The FA Cup is a stranger beast than normal this year - in most cases, a semi-final line up where only one of the five is counted among the traditional big boys, and a quarter-final where both Arsenal and Chelsea were comprehensively beaten, would make for a major shock that would be talked about for days.

FA Cup Fifth Round: A shock would be more shocking than ever

Matthew Smith | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

With plans possibly afoot to kill off FA Cup replays and play games midweek in order to increase English chances in Europe and in international tournaments, we should enjoy the cup in its current form. Although looking ahead, I'm not seeing too many possible shocks.

West Ham Manager Interrupted In Most Unexpected Way During Press Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Slaven Billic was caught out in the most unexpected way during a regular press conference on Thursday, whilst discussing the improvem...

Fans Shouldn't Scoff - Most Premier League Clubs Would Be Lucky to Have David Moyes

Jamie Spencer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.

Premier League Boasts Europe's Most Creative Players

Russell Cane | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Sport
Russell Cane

Fantasy football managers take many forms. There are those that go top heavy, goal-hungry obsessives - the Kevin Keegans. Then there are the managers that take the careful approach when building their fantasy football team. Beginning at the back with a well thought-out and solid defence - the Tony Pulis' of fantasy football management.

#DeadlineDay: Who Will Your Club Sign?

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza and Elliot Wagland | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Sport

With just over hours to go until the window shuts on transfer deadline day, football fans around the UK will be watching and willing their club to mak...

Russell Brand Gives Cameron Both Barrels In One Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Daily Mail And Murdoch Press Have Gone Full Nuclear On 'Mockney' Miliband Russell Brand has mocked David Cameron for calling him "a joke" a...

'What Is Football?' Asks David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister admitted today that he had never heard of the game of 'football'. "Football... is that the one that's like rugger, or the one th...

What's Gone Wrong for West Ham Since Christmas?

Joe Difford | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

They certainly haven't lost the fight they showed in the first three months of the campaign, except for two of what can only be described as humiliating results against West Brom in the FA Cup and Crystal Palace. So, what's gone wrong?

Shocking Video Shows West Ham Fans Letting Black Man On A Train

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

Apologies, by "shocking" we mean "hilarious". The clip was filmed ahead of the West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur derby on Sunday and mocks a genuinely s...

The Dreaded Long Ball: So What?

Joe Difford | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When the words long and ball are read or heard, many would conjure up images of Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis embracing as the likes of Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll frolic around them. However, many fail to consider that this tactic can be hugely effective, if executed correctly.

Five Factors Behind West Ham's Dramatic Improvement

Joe Difford | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

This time last season, West Ham United were mid-way through their seemingly regular flirtation with relegation and were preparing for a painful second half of the season... Here are the five defining factors in the East London club's rebirth, other than the obvious arrival of new and improved players.

League Focus: The Increase in the Use of a 4-3-1-2 Formation

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While not a carbon copy of Mourinho's 4-1-2-1-2, Manchester United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool have all, at one point or another deployed a diamond midfield in the 2014/15 campaign. The 4-3-1-2 allows teams to maintain numbers in the middle of the park, but means managers can field a creator in between the midfield and attack.