Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The West Ham Curse

The Daily Mirror , playing on a Halloween theme, has run a quite funny story today about the curse of West Ham on Premiership managers. They cite in evidence the following managers, all with a past link to the Hammers:

IAIN DOWIE:

Three points out of 24 for the former West Ham striker, who is staring relegation in the face - if he survives that long - just five months after walking out on Crystal Palace to join Charlton.

GLENN ROEDER:

Losing the respect of the Toon Army as the Geordies head towards the drop zone. Newcastle have picked up one point out of 15 in the five weeks since they won at Upton Park.

STUART PEARCE

Wound down his playing days in the East End but not even his daughter's good luck Beanie could save Psycho at Wigan on Saturday. Only one point away from home so far and the win over Arsenal is long forgotten.

Obviously in our current position Alan Pardew belongs in the list, but Harry Rednapp's run at Portsmouth seems to belie the idea of a curse.

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