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David Beckham is among those set to receive money back from failed building projects

Carlton Cole: 'Capello likes me. He sees I'm willing to learn'

After a rocky season of injury and 'politics' at West Ham, Carlton Cole is determined to avoid relegation and make it to the World Cup. He tells Sam Wallace why he's confident he can repay his mentors – the England manager and 'Mr Zola'

Newcastle: ready for the big time again?

Hughton's side could win promotion this weekend after a season of blood and sweat but little scandal. Tim Rich reports on the fightback of a team that seemed destined to 'do a Leeds'

Beaten Zola close to throwing in towel

West Ham United 0 Stoke City 1: Six successive defeats, fans' unrest and disquiet from new owners push West Ham's beleaguered manager to brink

Newcastle star Taylor in hospital after training ground bust-up

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor was recovering in hospital today amid reports of a training ground bust-up with striker Andy Carroll.

Lee Bowyer: 'There were times when I overstepped the mark'

The Brian Viner Interview: Until recently Lee Bowyer was one of the most vilified players in the Premier League but the Birmingham midfielder has finally cleaned up his act and, older and wiser, can reflect on the latest scandals afflicting the game

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Zola angered by new owners

Gianfranco Zola took a swipe at West Ham's new owners after David Sullivan announced in the media the entire staff would have to take a pay cut in the summer.

Green blunder hands Bolton a lift

Bolton Wanderers 3 West Ham United 1

Cole pledges future to West Ham

Injured England striker Carlton Cole has pledged his future to West Ham.

Zola keeps calm amid carry-on

Birmingham City 1 West Ham United 0

Premier League roundup: Chelsea and Man City drop more points

Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea dropped points once again as they were held to a 3-3 draw by a battling display from Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Zola warns suitors off Carlton Cole

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has issued a firm "hands off" warning to potential suitors of Carlton Cole as the England striker prepares for his return to first-team action.

Terrific Torres strikes twice to lift Liverpool

West Ham United 2 Liverpool 3: Spanish marksman shoots down the Hammers as Reds rise to third after end-to-end extravaganza

Liverpool win despite brave West Ham fightback

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