The world of football transfers is an awkward, murky business. But the deal involving Tevez and Mascherano to West Ham in 2006 is truly in a world of its own. Why are Football Transfers so complicated? In a word: money. Anybody who’s played even a… Read More »How did Tevez and Mascherano Break the Law at West Ham in 2006?
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Dimitri Payet, a creative mastermind that left defenders on the deck, fans off their seats and pundits in awe. Double decent! Among Dimitri Payet during his own period as a Premier League player, a number of players have provided breathtaking seasons since the league was formed… Read More »When Dimitri Payet was a West Ham Favourite in 2015
16th February 2011 was the date we England fans thought we had witnessed the best English talent since Paul Gascoigne. It was the evening where a 19-year-old Jack Wilshere dominated arguably the best midfielder of all time. He eclipsed the Barca midfield, and was a driver… Read More »The Rough ‘n’ Tumble Rollercoaster Journey of Jack Wilshere (since ’08)
I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that can watch and re-watch a good YouTube series more times than I can count. And I ain’t changing for nobody! A creator of multiple inventive FIFA series in his time, Spencer Owen (‘Spencer… Read More »The Harsh Real-Life Hammers Career of ‘The Zarate Kid’
In a world where the game gets pulled into disparaging levels of disrepute, it’s worth remembering those moments that make your heart feel that little more full … Regardless of your personal opinion on the enigmatic Italian, there’s simply no doubting the talent of Paolo… Read More »Paolo Di Canio & The Catch That Shocked The World (2001)
It’s one of those ‘where were you’ moments, this one. As I’m sure we all remember where we were / what we were doing when this transfer was announced. Unveiled alongside a smiling Alan Pardew in the summer of 2006, the football world exploded at… Read More »Carlos Tevez: The Illegal ‘Hammer of the Year’ for 2006/07
So there I was, just listening to a ‘Transfer Talk’ podcast at the gym, whereupon this strange ol’ story came blaring through my headphones. Anyone who follows my content whatsoever knows my feelings towards Andriy Shevchenko. In particular, how his unfortunate stint with Jose Mourinho’s… Read More »When West Ham ‘Rejected’ Andriy Shevchenko in ’92
In this case, we’re referring to the East London streets somewhere near the Olympic Stadium. Excuse me, I mean the O-G Boleyn Ground! If you ask any West Ham fan about Jack Collison, there is a strong guarantee they would respond in a positive manner, but also with… Read More »The Streets Will Never Forget … Jack Collison
Speaking objectively, I don’t think you have to be a Manchester nor West Ham United fan to enjoy Jesse Lingard’s resurgence at the latter in recent weeks. Frankly, it’s a situation which affects a number of football players at any given time. In fact, there’s… Read More »Explaining Jesse Lingard’s Resurgence at West Ham
I tell you what, in what was a window in the wake of the strangest Premier League season ever, we have had some top summer signings come through! The Premier League attracts some of the world’s best talent, with players from all corners of the… Read More »Four Summer Signings Lighting up the Premier League in 2020/21!