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Manchester City v West Ham: Victory not crucial for Sam Allardyce

The Hammers are struggling in the Premier League and were beaten 5-0 in the FA Cup

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is yet to play for the club since completing his £15m move from Liverpool

Andy Carroll could return for West Ham 'next week', reveals Sam Allardyce

The England international has not featured at all this season since making his move to Upton Park permanent

Ravel Morrison is being linked with a move to Fulham

Transfer news: Ravel Morrison tells West Ham he wants to leave for Fulham - reports

Fulham manager Meulensteen proves too tempting an incentive for Morrison

Sam Allardyce has 14 players available to him tomorrow

Sam Allardyce welcomes backing from West Ham owners

David Sullivan and David Gold published an open letter yesterday

Sam Allardyce has 14 players available to him tomorrow

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The West Ham owners fell short of giving manager Sam Allardyce their complete backing

Sacking West Ham manager Sam Allardyce would be harsh says former striker Tony Cottee after run of three crucial games in six days

Allardyce is the bookmakers favourite to be the next manager to be sacked having seen an injury crisis hit his squad in recent weeks

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Ruptured ligament rules Walcott out of World Cup

Sam Allardyce has 14 players available to him tomorrow

West Ham owners give public backing that Sam Allardyce can escape relegation following 5-0 FA Cup humiliation

The Hammers were beaten 5-0 by Championship side Nottingham Forest

A young West Ham fans is pictured in tears during the club's 5-0 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest

West Ham attempt to track down young fan with VIP offer after 5-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest left boy in tears

Hammers are doing their best to keep the magic of the cup alive despite crashing out in the most spectacular fashion

Sam Allardyce has 14 players available to him tomorrow

Sam Allardyce’s hard-luck stories are wearing as thin as West Ham's defence

Sam Allardyce has long seen himself as one of football’s innovators, a groundbreaker at Bolton and now pushing the boundaries at West Ham. The man who dabbled with sending out a striker-less side in the first part of the season began the New Year by ushering an XI out of the away dressing room at Craven Cottage on Wednesday without a single centre-half.

Transfer news: West Ham give up chase for Diego Milito as Inter Milan star opts for Racing switch

The Hammers had hoped to add to their attacking line up with the Champions League winner

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan is sent off during the 2-1 defeat to Fulham

Fulham 2 West Ham 1: Sam Allardyce blasts captain Kevin Nolan after second red card shame in four weeks

Allardyce admits he doesn't 'understand' why Nolan would get himself sent off again after his dismissal in the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool last month

West Ham have announced the signing of Peterbrough striker Jaanai Gordon

Transfer news:West Ham confirm signing of Peterbrough teenage striker Jaanai Gordon

The deal will be completed when the transfer window opens on New Year's Day

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