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Grant doesn't communicate, says McCarthy

Benni McCarthy has revealed that he cannot remember when he last spoke to West Ham manager Avram Grant. The South African striker recently had his contract at Upton Park terminated, having been taken out of the 25-man Premier League squad.

Benni McCarthy reveals relationship breakdown with Avram Grant

Benni McCarthy has revealed he cannot remember when he last spoke to West Ham manager Avram Grant.

Benni McCarthy has West Ham contract terminated

South Africa striker Benni McCarthy has left West Ham after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

Caveat emptor: this month is notorious for ill-judged buys

Benni McCarthy to West Ham was the ultimate rash purchase but January transfers can pay off in the long term

Moyes gets same old Blues after Everton fail to find early form

Lack of a reliable goalscorer has left Toffees facing an early uphill struggle despite much pre-season optimism

Inside South Africa's football factory

The Cape Flats were apartheid's human dumping ground – but became a fertile source of talent. Alex Duval Smith reports

Sam Wallace: It is a fact that England are a better side when Crouch partners Rooney

To the Ruimsig stadium in Roodepoort on Saturday, where the England camp dispatched the world's most famous scout to watch Australia's friendly with the United States. That was David Beckham in his new role as player liaison, US football expert and sidekick for Fabio Capello's tireless general manager Franco Baldini.

WAGs, weddings and waistlines: how the world's squads shape up

Mexico in turmoil as the final World Cup squads are announced around the globe

Carlton Cole clashes with fan

Carlton Cole completed a miserable night for West Ham yesterday by getting involved in an altercation with a fan.

Wolves maul unhappy Hammers

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Blackburn to begin striker search

Sam Allardyce will target a replacement for Benni McCarthy after Blackburn agreed a fee with West Ham for the South Africa striker.

West Ham agree fee for McCarthy

Blackburn have agreed a fee with West Ham for South Africa striker Benni McCarthy.

Blackburn admit interest in winger O'Neil

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has hinted that he may be interested in signing Middlesbrough winger Gary O'Neil.

Cold comfort for Allardyce in another point gained

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James Lawton: Sand pitches, townships and hope... why South Africa deserves the cup

"I know football saved my life and I know it could do that for the next generation"
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