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Whenever Big Sam leaves a club in good shape, they fail to build on his success and quickly succumb to relegation

West Ham sign goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer

The former Real Betis stopper will play understudy to Jussi Jaaskelainen

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Carlton Cole to leave West Ham in the summer after club confirm contract will not be renewed

West Ham striker available on a free transfer but thanks the fans for their support over his seven year spell at the club

Andy Carroll pictured on loan at West Ham
Brendan Rodgers looks on as his side drew 0-0 with rivals Everton

Brendan Rodgers says turning Liverpool around is a 'monumental challenge'

The Reds manager feels he is making progress at Anfield

David Moyes waves goodbye to the Everton fans in his final game as Everton boss at Goodison Park

Everton 2 West Ham 0 match report: David Moyes makes dignified exit from Goodison Park with win and a wave

Kevin Mirallas double see's Moyes leave on a high in his final game as manager of Everton at Goodison Park

Sam Allardyce remonstrates on the sideline as his side draw with Newcastle United

Sam Allardyce signs new contract with West Ham

Sam Allardyce signs a two-year contract extension to remain with Hammers till 2015, co-owner David Gold has revealed

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan

Premier League: West Ham v Newcastle match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Manchester City 2 West Ham United 1 match report: Samir Nasri sparkles for City despite Joe Hart's slip-up

Robert Mancini was as good as his word when he talked about tackling Manchester United's monumental ascendancy. "We have five games to recover six or seven points," the Manchester City manager declared on Friday, and in the performance of his team, and Samir Nasri in particular, here was irrefutable evidence that the deposed champions have not slipped into a mood of resigned and gloomy indifference.

Franco di Santo’s Wigan contract runs out in the summer

Premier League relegation battle: Wigan Athletic,
Aston Villa, Newcastle, Stoke City and Sunderland fight to avoid the last drop spot

Martinez still relishing the excitement of Wigan’s fight to pull off another escape act

West Ham's Matt Jarvis pokes his side's opener home

West Ham United 2 Wigan Athletic 0 match report: Hammers put woeful Wigan close to drop

FA Cup finalists get rude awakening as West Ham reach look forward with confidence

Andy Carroll

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has respect for qualities of West Ham striker Andy Carroll

The on-loan Liverpool striker has been showing good form in recent games

Robin van Persie salvaged a point for Manchester United

Sam Allardyce escapes FA action over comments following West Ham's draw with Manchester United

Allardyce was upset that assistant referee Harry Lennard has failed to spot Robin van Persie was offside

Andy Carroll of West Ham and David De Gea of Manchester United hug after their Premier League encounter

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United put in 'a display of real champions' against West Ham

United came from behind twice in 2-2 draw at Upton Park

Andy Carroll tangles with Manchester United keeper David De Gea

Sam Allardyce should treat Andy Carroll as a footballer first - not a freak of nature

The West Ham striker's contribution against Manchester United was pitched somewhere between WWF and assault by Gary Neville

Andy Carroll tangles with Manchester United keeper David De Gea

Rampaging West Ham striker Andy Carroll posts reminder of his talent against Manchester United

Those of us who watched him grow into the Championship, the Newcastle number nine shirt and then into the Premier League, cannot help but feel frustrated

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