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Charlton manager Guy Luzon gave an insight into his management style when he said he gives his strikers freedom.

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A Tony Watt brace gave Charlton their third 3-0 win in four games as the Addicks overcame Huddersfield.

It was a bumper crowd - boosted by a £5 ticket offer - which witnessed a miserable return for Chris Powell in his first game back since leaving The Valley a year ago.

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Sam Allardyce's side produced a dismal performance resulting in a 3-1 loss at the hands of Crystal Palace at Upton Park in the lunchtime kick off on Saturday.

Before the clash, Alan Pardew's side had only won one of their last eight London derbies and had suffered a 3-1 defeat earlier in the season against the Hammers at Selhurst Park.

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West Ham United, known as the 'Academy of Football', has produced a conveyor belt of young English talent.

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Moving from club to club is something of a regularity for your typical footballer. Nevertheless, once in a blue moon a player sticks to the one club he truly desires.

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Former West Ham manager Alan Pardew returns to Upton Park for the second time this season, with current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce knowing full well what Pardew's teams are capable of.

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Gary Stasek's hung up his top-level boxing gloves - but still gets the buzz from fight night by organising bouts in the heart of the East End.

And the next date in his diary's a patriotic one. White collar competitors from Canary Wharf and the City will head to Limehouse on April 23 - St George's Day - for the 10-match Clash Of The Corporates at The Troxy.

East End boxing champ launches sports hijab

By Rachel Bishop on February 24, 2015 4:00 PM |

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A boxing champion from the East End has created a sports hijab to help more Muslim women get into combat sports.

West Ham: Late goals have lost Hammers European place

By Rob Virtue on February 24, 2015 10:17 AM |

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By Jack Pinnock

Last minute goals conceded too often by West Ham have resulted in the Hammers failing to maintain their surge for a place in Europe, according to Sam Allardyce.

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A devastated West Ham let a two goal lead slip, as Harry Kane scored a last minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw in the early kick off on Sunday.

The Boleyn Ground outfit were looking for revenge after their opening day defeat against Spurs thanks to a last minute goal from Eric Dier.

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Centre half James Tomkins said Sunday's clash with Tottenham represents the perfect opportunity for West Ham to bounce back after last week's 4-0 beating from West Brom.

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Eight. That's the number of players West Ham missed out on during the January transfer window with one of them being Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor, writes Jack Pinnock.

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Ahead of the mouth-watering London derby with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday, manager Sam Allardyce denied he is concerned by his current contract situtio, writes Jack Pinnock.

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The first of 14 floodlights have been installed at the stadium at the Olympic Park in Stratford - due to be home to West Ham United from next year.