Category Archives: West Ham United

12th Man – The greatest of great escapes?

Latics look like making a quick return to the third tier of English football yet there is still a slim chance that they could survive. They will need to win both their games against play-off contenders Reading and Leeds United … Continue reading

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Book review: Whatever happened to Billy Parks? A football novel with a heart and soul

Whatever happened to Billy Parks? By Gareth R Roberts is a fictional account of wasted talent but with the possibility of a remarkable redemption. Right from the beginning we are emotionally drawn to Billy; he has a difficult upbringing and … Continue reading

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Wigan slip deeper into trouble – West Ham United 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Despite being the better team for long periods Wigan lacked a cutting edge and slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Upton Park. Both goals came against the run of play, one in each half by Matt Jarvis and Kevin Nolan. … Continue reading

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More teams drop into the relegation mixer – what are the prospects for survival?

After last weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures more teams have been dragged into the relegation dogfight. Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham now have a fight on their hands if they are to retain their top flight status. Until recently these … Continue reading

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Wigan’s quality makes for unhappy Hammers – Wigan Athletic 2 West Ham United 1

Wigan went into this fixture without a home victory and West Ham on a fine run of form but it was the Latics who emerged triumphant. The home team controlled the game and should have won by more goals and … Continue reading

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Is Mauro Boselli now ready for life in the Premier League?

Mauro Boselli grabbed a brace at West Ham United to help fire Wigan Athletic into the last sixteen of the Capital One Cup. Boselli’s clinical finishing made the difference at Upton Park as the Argentinian striker followed up his goal … Continue reading

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Still Hanging On

Well we are still hanging on but it is now only by our fingertips. Results last Saturday went against us, despite a good performance at Villa Park we could only manage a draw, Blackpool gained an unexpected point at Spurs and … Continue reading

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