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West Ham striker Andy Carroll ‘threatened by gunmen’ while in car

Met police investigating incident after footballer said he was threatened and pursued by two motorists as he drove home from training West Ham United footballer Andy Carroll was threatened by men claiming to be armed with a gun in an attempted robbery as he returned home from a training session. The 27-year-old striker was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon back to his home in Essex when he approached by two motorcyclists, gesturing that they had a firearm, at a junction shortly…

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London football: income, regeneration and muddy memory lanes

The new Premier League season is kicking off in the capital amid familiar old conflicts between continuity and change Premier League football in London doesn’t only make money for its top flight clubs – currently Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United – and their players, but also for the capital as a whole. Away fans travelling to the capital’s Premier League grounds spend over £134m a season on transport…

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Childhood home of Bobby Moore receives English Heritage plaque

Fifty years after lifting the World Cup, the late England captain becomes first footballer to be honoured with blue plaque The semi-detached house where England’s World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore lived when he was growing up has been commemorated with an English Heritage plaque. Moore became the first footballer to receive a blue sign outside his childhood home days before the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Cup final. Related: When Pele and Bobby Moore took on the world’s…

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West Ham’s Olympic Stadium contract: club to pay £2.5m per season in rent

• West Ham will pay £15m towards conversion cost of £272m • LLDC to cover stadium running costs – including corner flags West Ham will pay £2.5m a year in rent for their new home at the Olympic Stadium, it has been confirmed, after the London Legacy Development Corporation was forced to reveal full details of the contract. While the annual rental figure, which will halve to £1.25m a season if …

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West Ham’s Diafra Sakho ‘arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill’

• Player was bailed following questioning, according to reports • Arrest on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation The West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports. Related: West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested on suspicion of domestic assault Continue reading…

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

• 25-year-old from Senegal reportedly arrested last Thursday • Sakho joined West Ham for £3.5m from Metz in August 2014 The West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of assault, it has been reported. Related: West Ham pull out of Joey Barton deal after protests from supporters Continue reading…

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Exclusive pictures inside West Ham’s new home

Photographer Andy Hall is granted exclusive access to the 2012 Olympic Stadium as it is converted into a new ground for West Ham Owen Gibson: how football came to the Olympic Stadium Continue reading…

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Man found dead at Olympic Stadium in London

Death of 44-year-old worker at Stratford site treated as unexplained after reports of person falling from stadium to be used for Rugby World Cup A man has been found dead at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. The 44-year-old, who was working at the site, was discovered unresponsive by police at 7.30am on Sunday after reports of a person having fallen from the stadium. Continue reading…

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Is it West Ham? Or is it Villa? Cameron mocked on Twitter as he forgets which team he backs

Prime minister faces mockery after making football slip-up before an audience in south London In football parlance, with which David Cameron may or may not be conversant, it was an astonishing own goal. Sports stars, fellow politicians and football fans around the country reacted with amused disbelief on Saturday as the prime minister appeared to forget his long-running claim to be an Aston Villa fan and postured as a West Ham United supporter. The clubs…

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Brain fade: ‘Aston Villa fan’ David Cameron confuses his team for West Ham – video

David Cameron appears to have suffered from a’ brain fade’ on Saturday, mistaking his ‘beloved’ Aston Villa football club for West Ham United. During his speech about black and ethnic minority communities in Britain, Cameron says, ‘you can support Man Utd, the West Indies and Team GB all at the same time – of course I’d rather you supported West Ham. ‘The only similarity between the two Premier League sides is that they

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West Ham United faced with empty chests as shirt sponsor goes bust

Alpari’s insolvency raises questions about what will appear on players’ shirts on Sunday Companies put their names on the shirts of Premiership football clubs in the hope that some of the sporting glamour will rub off on their dull corporporate images. But it doesn’t always work out like that. West Ham’s sponsor, Alpari, sank into insolvency on Friday , caught out by wild spasms in the currency, raising a question mark over whether the …

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West Ham sponsor enters insolvency after Swiss currency crisis

Alpari UK, which signed a three-year deal with the football club in 2013, among a string of companies feeling the impact of the sharp move in the currency markets on Thursday The sponsor of West Ham football club, Alpari UK, has become the latest casualty of the currency crisis sparked by the Swiss central bank. Alpari UK, which lists its head office at Bishopsgate in the City, said it was insolvent because…

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Ravel Morrison cleared of assaulting ex-girlfriend and her mother

• Charges against West Ham midfielder were thrown out • Defence team showed CCTV proving his innocence West Ham’s Ravel Morrison has been cleared of all charges of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her mother. The 21-year-old was accused of hitting his ex Reah Mansoor, 19, and her mother, Parveen Mansoor, 39, after a night out at a nightclub in his home city of Manchester last July 24. Continue reading…

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Premier League pitch invader in court

West Ham fan Jordan Dunn, 22, from Dover, Kent ran on to the pitch and took a free kick in game against Tottenham Hotspur A football fan has admitted to running on to the pitch and taking a free kick during a Premier League match. Jordan Dunn, 22, from Dover in Kent, became an internet sensation after he kicked the ball towards the goal West Ham United were defending at Upton Park against Tottenham Hotspur last month. Continue reading…

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Ravel Morrison to go on trial in January for assault of ex-girlfriend

West Ham midfielder also accused of threat to throw acid Morrison pleaded not guilty to attacks on Reah Mansoor The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison will go on trial next year over allegations that he threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed. The 21-year-old former Manchester United player is also accused of threatening to blow up Reah Mansoors house in a course of harassment against …

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Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in ex-girlfriends face

West Ham player accused of threatening Reah Mansoors life Harassment charge added to two counts of common assault West Ham Uniteds Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed, a court heard today. The former Manchester United midfielder Morrison, 21, is also accused of threatening to blow up her house in a course of harassment against his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor lasting four years, Manchester magistrates court heard. Continue

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Ravel Morrison granted bail after weekend in custody on assault charges

Morrison accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend and her mother West Ham midfielder due back in court on Thursday The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been bailed following a private court hearing. The 21-year-old was in custody and not present at Manchester crown court to hear the bail application made by his lawyers. Morrison, a former Manchester United youth player, is accused of two counts of common assault on his former girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19 and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in …

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Premier League finances: turnover, wages, debt and performance

The Premier League clubs collectively made a loss of £291m in 2012-13 despite a £2.7bn income and spent a record £1.8bn on wages. What earns them the most and which club is in most debt? Get the data Get the 2011/12 data It’s that time of year again – the Guardian’s review of the annual Premier League accounts is here. It shows that in 2012-13, the 20 top-flight clubs generated a record-beating combined income of 2.7bn, however collectively the Premier League clubs …

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 34
2 Leicester City 26
3 Chelsea 26
4 Manchester City 25
5 Sheffield United 17
6 Arsenal 17
7 Manchester United 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 16
10 Burnley 15
11 Brighton & Hov… 15
12 Crystal Palace 15
13 Newcastle United 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 14
15 Everton 14
16 West Ham United 13
17 Aston Villa 11
18 Watford 8
19 Southampton 8
20 Norwich City 7

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