From West Ham, another Di Canio article without the F-word

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Matthew Kemp* is a Hammer with Salut! Sunderland connections, having written here about his team’s promotion and then answered questions in our ‘Who are You?’ series. Here, he gives a West Ham fan’s honest view of the Paolo Di Canio experience we – and, even more, the players – are about to undergo (he did make one passing reference to that word but we have deleted it in response to popular request) …

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Southampton prove saintly, West Ham bubbles blow and Reading silence is broken

Matthew hails another silky Gary Breen display

The appeal for volunteers to represent the three promoted clubs – Reading, Southampton and West Ham – in our ‘Who are You?’ series, answering a few questions just before Sunderland play their clubs, initially had 66 per cent success. No problem with the Hammers or Saints, but not a soul from Berkshire responded. Fortunately, the panic is over: we cast our net wider and came up with an ideal candidate. Meanwhile, although we do not play West Ham until next month, here is a passionate Hammer, Matthew Kemp*, with some early thoughts – including his rundown on some of the players – though not Pop Robson – linked to both clubs …

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