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West Ham may have missed out on both Graham Dorrans and Joe Cole but they remain in the hunt for Nice striker Loic Remy.

'Angry' Capello disowns his own Index

Fabio Capello's embarrassing summer took another lurch for the worse yesterday after he was forced to disassociate himself from his own "Capello Index", a supposedly sophisticated system being used to rank players from all over the world, including the England team.

Grant offers backing to Green

Avram Grant insists West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green will be able to bounce back from the howler which cost him his place in the England team at the World Cup.

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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists that he wants to retain the services of Robert Green despite the keeper's World Cup howler.

James Lawton : England were rock bottom and you landed the hardest Wayne

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Ed Miliband: 'David and I will look back on this and laugh'

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Dressing-room intruder 'not Green's friend'

The irate supporter who managed to infiltrate the England dressing-room after Friday night's game against Algeria in Cape Town could face arrest for trespassing, if local police can find him.

James Lawton: Capello must think again or risk wasting his two best talents

The house built by Fabio Capello, which at times has looked so sturdy, was haunted here last night. The demon was the 44 years of failure he had promised to put right and the bitter truth for so much of a desperate night was that his team looked more in need of an exorcist than a manager.

London's Algerian community hoping to make a big noise

The streets of certain parts of London were thronged with jubilant supporters dancing, waving flags, setting off fireworks and tooting their car horns when Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup in November last year – the first time in 24 years that they had done so.

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