this weekend in the premier league
The West Ham Revolution: This Weekend in the Premier League
War on the terraces? Jamie Carragher spitting in someone's face? It’s been a great weekend to be a football fan.
football and the tories
Remembering All The Times The Tories Failed To Understand Football
Over the past few decades, Conservative politicians have intermittently attempted to appropriate football and use it to their own ends. This has led to much embarrassment for everyone, but most of all them.
in conversation with ian wright
Ian Wright On Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and The Other Clubs in His Career
When most people think of Ian Wright’s playing days, they picture him in a vintage Arsenal strip. He remains a cult hero at several other clubs, however, so we spoke to him about his memories of playing elsewhere.
esportes de verão
The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: European Football's Strange and Forgotten Grandfather
The forerunner of the Europa League, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a three-year slog that teams could only enter if their home city hosted an international trade fair. Nevertheless, it played a key role in developing European club football.
not just another london stadium hot take
Life at the London Stadium in West Ham Fans’ Own Words
With the twilight of their first season at the London Stadium upon them, West Ham fans are well placed to give a balanced verdict on their new home. What’s more, they certainly don’t want a load of wonk journalists trying to do it for them.
referees: not necessarily such wankers after all
Why Don’t More Footballers Become Referees After Retirement?
While there are a whole host of former pros lining up to criticise refereeing standards on radio and television, very few decide to pick up the whistle themselves.
relegation shocks and surprises
Too Good To Go Down: The Best Sides Relegated From The English Top Flight
Over the decades, there have been some truly shocking relegations on these shores. Man City, Middlesbrough, Leeds United – these are the sides who were too good to go down.
snapshots of the old west ham
Capturing The Spirit Of East London With Photographs Of Upton Park
Before West Ham left Upton Park, photographer Freddie Bonfanti decided to document the culture of the club and the area. Here, we look at his pictures of a time gone by.
the rumour mill
Why Are Football Clubs Actively Engaging With Transfer Rumours?
In the form of ‘Insider’ columns and ‘Media Watch’, football clubs are embroiling themselves in the swirling maelstrom of transfer gossip. So, what’s in it for them?
Rating Every Premier League Club’s Festive Merchandise In Order Of Christmassiness
With the commemoration of the birth of Our Lord coming up, we have decided to get to the bottom of what Christmas is all about – football clubs selling obscene amounts of merch.
festive goalfests and boxing day batterings
Remembering The Greatest Boxing Day In The History Of English Football
With Boxing Day one of the most important dates in the domestic football calendar, we expect it to produce some serious entertainment. In 1963, expectations were exceeded by an absurd margin.
alan sugar says: you're fired!
Pards, Bilic, Bibbledy Bob: Previewing The Premier League Sack Race
In the final Premier League Preview of the week, we take an educated guess at which manager will be next for the chop.