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Carlton Cole says sorry again for Twitter remarks

Carlton Cole today apologised for any offence he may have caused over his Twitter remarks about Ghana supporters after being fined £20,000 by the Football Association.

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Carlton Cole accepts charges over Twitter remarks

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a charge of improper conduct in relation to comments he made on Twitter during England's game against Ghana last month.

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Keane watches the West Ham revival with mixed emotions

Robbie Keane has revealed his frustration at spending the last five weeks on the sidelines at West Ham with a thigh injury. Keane, signed on loan from Tottenham, scored on his debut and impressed in his second appearance before picking up the injury in training, ruling him out for just over a month.

Grant buoyed by victories on and off the field

A relaxed sunshine break on the Algarve could hardly be further removed from the icy reception awaiting Avram Grant and his West Ham squad at Stoke City's hostile Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

Jacobsen: Defence holds the key to West Ham survival

West Ham suddenly cannot stop scoring but Lars Jacobsen admits their Premier League survival hopes may now rest on preventing goals at the other end. On Sunday Jacobsen helped the east London side keep their hopes of a great escape alive as they produced arguably their best performance of the season to beat Liverpool 3-1 and climb off the foot of the table.

Scott Parker plays down injury scare for West Ham

Scott Parker played down his latest heroics for West Ham this season, despite being unable to walk 24 hours before inspiring them to arguably their best performance of the campaign.

Grant backs prolific Ba to rescue West Ham's season

Avram Grant has warned West Ham United's rivals that the best is yet to come from Demba Ba. Ba completed his move to Upton Park from Hoffenheim last month after walking out on the German side, with whom he enjoyed two and a half prolific seasons.

Wayne Rooney writes off Manchester City title hopes

Wayne Rooney believes the "best" goal of his career has ended Manchester City's hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title this season.

Grant vows to battle after latest body blow

West Ham United 0 Birmingham City 1

Obinna delivers timely hat-trick just ahead of Keane signing

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McLeish refuses to let his job fears distract players from cup battle

What a difference a fortnight makes. Two weeks ago it was West Ham United manager Avram Grant who found his position under the spotlight ahead of his team's Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Birmingham City. But now, ahead of tonight's second leg, having seen his job prospects enjoy a remarkable resurrection, it is the Israeli's opposite number Alex McLeish who is the one facing question marks over his future.

Brady denies West Ham board targeted O'Neill

Karren Brady was busy yesterday attempting to fix the future and bury the past. While making West Ham's undeniably strong case to inherit London's Olympic Stadium, the club's formidable vice-chairman attempted, with much less conviction, to suggest that there was never any question of sacking Avram Grant and replacing him with Martin O'Neill.

Grant clings to wreckage as O'Neill rumours grow

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