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Phil Woosnam: From West Ham and Villa to realising the American dream

How a teacher became a football player and then took the game across the Atlantic: Phil Woosnam, who has died aged 80 When the United States beat Honduras in the semi-final of the Concacaf championship in Dallas on Wednesday night, ensuring their appearance in Sunday’s final against Panama, Jürgen Klinsmann’s players were setting a new record. No US soccer…

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West Ham United must pay £70m bank debt before Olympic Stadium move

• Karren Brady: club not getting ground on the cheap • West Ham plan not a done deal, insists Orient’s Barry Hearn West Ham United will have to pay off all of their bank debt before their move to the Olympic Stadium, according to the club’s vice-chairman, Karren Brady. West Ham have debts of £70m, with half of that bank debt…

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West Ham apply for work permit for Colombian forward Duván Zapata

• Club try to smooth £6.8m arrival from Estudiantes • Zapata could arrive through ‘special talent’ permit route West Ham United have applied for a work permit for the Colombian forward Duván Zapata to try to smooth his £6.8m arrival from Estudiantes. Zapata scored 14 goals last season for…

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Titus Bramble training with West Ham after Sunderland release

• Defender released by Sunderland trains with London club • Bramble’s contract at Sunderland expired at midnight Titus Bramble is training with West Ham as he looks for a new club. The 31-year-old defender, who has been released by Sunderland, is understood to be training with the Hammers in a bid to maintain his fitness. Bramble’s contract at Sunderland expired…

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West Ham confident of signing Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero

• 23-year-old has also been linked with a move to Everton • Morelia winger likely to accept £30,000-a-week contract West Ham United are close to signing Jefferson Montero by triggering the Ecuadorian’s £3m release clause that would take him from a Mexican club, Morelia, to the Boleyn Ground. Roberto Martínez, the new Everton manager, is also interested in Montero, who reportedly…

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Andy Carroll completes West Ham move on six-year deal

• Undisclosed club-record move for striker from Liverpool • ‘It’s fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed last season’ West Ham have announced the signing of the England striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool for an undisclosed club-record fee. “It’s fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed …

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Andy Carroll has medical ahead of £15m West Ham move

• England striker to sign contract until 2016-17 • Heel injury could rule him out of start of season Andy Carroll is poised to become West Ham United’s record signing at £15m , after he began his medical examination at the London club on Tuesday. The England striker spent last season on loan from Liverpool at Upton…

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Transfer window: Premier League club-by-club guide | Guardian staff

Christian Benteke, Marouane Fellaini and Júlio César are almost certain to attract interest in the transfer window and what would Tottenham do with all that money if Gareth Bale left? Arsenal Money to spend? The oft-touted figure of £70m is really shorthand for whatever Arsène Wenger wants. With lucrative commercial deals secured, the club feel they…

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Olympic Stadium redevelopment scheme given planning approval

• Work to overhaul stadium could start later this year • Ground will host football, rugby, athletics and concerts Plans to make major changes at the £429m Olympic Stadium have been given the green light. The transformation work, which will involve the 80,000-capacity venue being turned into a flexible 60,000-seat stadium, was unanimously approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation’s planning decisions committee. Under the plans, …

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The Joy of Six: Football League play-off finals | Barry Glendenning

From Aldershot’s win over Wolves to Mickey Gray’s hideously bad penalty, via Paul Dickov’s late heroics against Gillingham 1) Aldershot beat Wolves (1987 Division Four play-off final) If Wolves fans think their recent relegation to League One was a crushing disappointment, they can at least console themselves with the knowledge that their team has endured worse agonies. Having dropped down to English…

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Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers expects quick decision on Andy Carroll

• Manager cools on swap with Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa • Striker harbours doubts on West Ham move after £15m offer Brendan Rodgers expects a quick resolution to Andy Carroll’s future at Liverpool, with the striker’s hopes of a return to Newcastle United receding. West Ham United have had a £15m…

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Russell Brand on Alex Ferguson: ‘A unique figure in the football faith’

Fergie was no ordinary manager but a chieftain priest – now Manchester United must honour his potent legacy and David Moyes is the right man for the job It was not without significant tribal turbulence that I attended Manchester United’s second leg quarterfinal Champion’s League match against Real Madrid. Like a twerp I’d requested the tickets from former Hammer Rio Ferdinand ( @rioferdy…

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Premier League final day – in pictures

As the 2012-13 Premier League season draws to a close, we bring you the best images from the last 10 games

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West Ham United v Reading: squad sheets

A year to the day since they beat Blackpool in the Championship play-off final, West Ham have the chance to seal a top-half finish in the top tier. That is an admirable achievement and in stark contrast to Reading’s campaign. They came up as champions but have endured a difficult…

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West Ham United v Newcastle United: Squad sheets

Not many would have predicted at the start of the season that West Ham would go into this fixture as the club chasing a top-half finish with Newcastle teetering on the brink of relegation. Alan Pardew’s men are in woeful form having conceded 14 goals in their past five matches and scored just twice. They desperately need…

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Alan Pardew denies split in Newcastle United squad – video

The Newcastle United manager denies that there are divisions in the dressing room between French and English speaking players

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Joleon Lescott left in England limbo after season of fitful activity

• Central defender may pay World Cup price for losing place • Manchester City irregular hopeful of playing in FA Cup final Polite yet frank was Joleon Lescott’s response when asked about the threat posed to his England place by John Terry following the Chelsea defender’s decision to end his international…

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Eyewitness: London, England

Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series

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