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David Moyes backs Avram Grant to improve West Ham

Everton manager David Moyes believes Avram Grant has the ability to turn West Ham's dismal situation around if given time.

Avram Grant focuses on Premier League survival

Avram Grant will not let dreams of leading West Ham out at Wembley or speculation over his own future distract from the job in hand of keeping the Irons in the Barclays Premier League.

Grant will not block Downes if call comes from St James'

Avram Grant, the West Ham United manager, has insisted he would not stand in the way of Wally Downes departing for Newcastle United, despite the defensive coach being credited with a key role in recent positive results.

Grant admits Hammers may sell Cole in January

Avram Grant has said that he cannot guarantee that striker Carlton Cole will still be at West Ham United after the January transfer window. Cole, who scored twice in the midweek Carling Cup win over Manchester United, was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer and speculation has continued over his future since.

Grant facing a thrifty January despite praise

West Ham co-owner David Gold believes Tuesday's Carling Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United provides evidence Avram Grant is getting things right, but has warned the manager he will be expected to maintain improvement without making significant moves in the transfer market next month.

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Charlie Adam has won his disagreement with Blackpool over an unpaid bonus after the decision of a Premier League tribunal. The ruling declared, however, that Adam's contract had not been breached, ending any possibility of him being able to leave on a free transfer.

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Karren Brady insists there is no "finger on the button" at West Ham for manager Avram Grant despite the club's precarious position at the bottom of the Premier League.

Administrator refuses to give up hope on Pompey

Portsmouth's struggle to bring an end to their long-running financial turmoil took another peculiar twist last night, when the club released a statement claiming they were on the brink of liquidation only for the administrator to insist that they can still save the Championship strugglers.

Reaction to Rooney signing new Manchester United deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was surprised to hear Wayne Rooney had agreed a new deal with Manchester United, expecting to see the England striker sold.

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West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has announced his retirement from international football with Wales.

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