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Grant needs Hammers to show progress – and soon

Carling Cup win over Stoke tonight will help West Ham manager buy patience from club's owners after Saturday's dismal defeat

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Grant: I had more money to spend at Portsmouth than West Ham

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Scott Parker not tempted to leave West Ham

West Ham captain Scott Parker claims that the lure of Champions League football was never strong enough to tempt him to leave Upton Park.

Parker signs new West Ham contract

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Rooney's revival deepens gloom hanging over Grant and Hammers

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West Ham sell Diamanti to Brescia

West Ham have confirmed the sale of striker Alessandro Diamanti to Italian side Brescia.

MacDonald ready to take a £30m gamble and play Milner today

Villa caretaker manager says midfielder 'is in right frame of mind' to face West Ham despite impending City deal

Fulham's wait for Jol continues

Fulham's pursuit of Martin Jol continues to be frustrated by Ajax's refusal to discuss compensation for the release of their manager.

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