A legacy, a dream, a promise. The three words that were endlessly spouted by Mayor and owners when West Ham successfully bid to become the new tenants of the then named Olympic Stadium. Six years on, the legacy is in tatters, the dream is all but dead and the promises unfulfilled. This discontent that has raged surrounding the London Stadium has been fuelled by what is a complete mismanagement from organisations and hierarchy’s ever since the end of the Olympics. The squabbles between both West Ham and London Legacy Development Corporation have affected both taxpayer and fans in what has been seen as one of the most expensive flops in a generation, and has killed the identity of club. When you think of an away day to The Hammers images of Green Street start swarming the mind.
When Jose Mourinho returns to South West London this weekend, it won’t just be the setting that is familiar. The Portuguese manager is finding himself in a position he knows all too well, as he and his side struggle in the infamous Mourinho third season. It has become a running joke for Mourinho, who despite denial, looks to be overseeing yet another burnout as a result of his short term orientated management. A fortnight ago, his demise looked a formality. Just days after The Mirror reported his time was up, he and his players found themselves two down against a struggling Newcastle side. But for a resurgent second half, it would have been five games in a row without a win in all competitions. Mourinho is still in the hot seat, and is looking to cash in on the inspired nature of
According to a recent UEFA report, we are closing the gender gap in football. But, could it lead to having a female coaching men in the English top tier? The Voice of London Sports' Kick-off with Oliver Browning and Damian Burchardt looked at the reality of women in England, and tried to answer the million dollar question. Script and editing: Oliver Browning and Damian Burchardt | Production: Joshua Hornsey and Michael Ward
David Moyes has become a laughing stock. The Manchester United job was a disaster. Real Sociedad was a damp squib. As for Sunderland, that was the disaster to end all footballing disasters. But is he actually a bad manager? As for all, there was a reason he got the United job (and not just on the technicality of a legend that recommended him). The serene nature of his last eight seasons at Everton, in which he delivered at least 8th place in all of them, seems a far cry from the uncertainty that has largely followed. There was once a time when the Scot was roundly admired for his ability to spot a bargain, to organise a side, and to squeeze every last drop out of them. So why has that changed? Could it be possible that each of his failures since Everton have involved insurmoun...