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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

Transfer news: West Ham plot January move for Southampton striker Rickie Lambert

Hammers boss in desperate need of goals as he looks to save season

Sam Allardyce looks on from the touchline

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on weak ground to fight David Sullivan’s claims

Manager also says he will pick fringe players for Wednesday's League Cup tie

No way past: Wes Brown connects but his effort fails to trouble Jussi Jaaskelainen in the West Ham goal

West Ham 0 Sunderland 0 match report: Festive fare in short supply for the faithful

The Calvin report: Striking ineptitude of West Ham and Sunderland, the teams with the all-time worst scoring records in the Premier League, leaves both sets of supporters fearing the worst

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

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan admits £15m move for Andy Carroll has not been worth it after injury jinx

Carroll is yet to play for the Hammers since completing his permanent move from Liverpool in the summer

Gus Poyet remonstrates on the sideline during Sunderland's 2-1 defeat to Tottenham

West Ham v Sunderland: Gus Poyet admits life in charge of the Black Cats is not enjoyable in attempt to avoid relegation

Sunderland sit five points adrift of the rest of the Premier League and Poyet cast a forlorn figure on the sidelines in their recent defeat to Tottenham

Lack of effective policy on exercise 'is tantamount to mass child neglect'

The failure of UK governments past and present to bring in effective policy to encourage British children into exercise is tantamount to mass “child neglect”, a group of experts has said.

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against West Ham for Liverpool

Liverpool 4 West Ham 1: Brendan Rodgers 'can't put a price' on striker Luis Suarez after he proves his value to Reds yet again

Suarez followed his four goals up against Norwich midweek with another strike against the Hammers

England striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll desperate to make West Ham return

The England striker has returned to training

Marouane Chamakh finally finds the back of the net for Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 match report: Rare Marouane Chamakh goal gives Tony Pulis home take-off

Striker's first goal in 11 games sees Eagles soar off bottom of table

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 3 December 2013

England dismiss Australia’s attempt to stir up trouble

Sam Allardyce has said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has shown his 'immaturity' by responding to criticism from Alan Sugar and some journalists

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has shown his 'immaturity' with angry reaction to criticism, says West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Villas-Boas hit out at both Alan Sugar and journalists who have criticised him recently but Allardyce claims you have to take it on the chin

West Ham striker Carlton Cole scores against Fulham in the Premier League

West Ham 3 Fulham 0: Carlton Cole eyeing contract extension and hopes goal against Cottagers is the first of many

Cole came off the bench to score the Hammers' second goal and hopes to prolong his stay at the club having initially been released in the summer

Martin Jol is under pressure following Fulham's defeat to West Ham

West Ham 3 Fulham 0 match report: More misery for Martin Jol as Mohamed Diamé inspires West Ham

Fulham manager eyes the exit door as Allardyce’s men snap out of their own slump with a confident second-half display to earn first win in six

Martin Jol (left) and Sam Allardyce both know defeat at Upton Park today could result in the sack

Tricky times for Sam Allardyce and Martin Jol as West Ham fails to cut mustard

Gloom in the east, doom in the west. Or, to put it another way, a couple of ‘hams’ in a pickle. This afternoon Fulham cross the capital to take on West Ham at Upton Park in what has become a time of anxious uncertainty for both. There is one sure thing about Saturday, though: by tea-time one side will have been booed off.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll injury: England striker to return to training with West Ham

The centre-forward is not expected to make an appearance before January

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