Tag: west ham

Names of the Nineties: Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio was something special. The skill, passion and a face that was permanently of extreme emotion were features idolised by fans in England

Names of the Nineties: Neil Ruddock

At his peak, Neil Ruddock represented much of what was beloved in an English defender: commanding in defence and calmness and confident on the ball

Names of the Nineties: Julian Dicks

Julian Dicks was undoubtedly a player who was hard as nails but he was also talented and blessed with the sweetest left foot you could wish for

Names of the Nineties: Stuart Pearce

If somebody wrote a football version of the Art of War, the first page should show Pearce placing the ball on the spot before his penalty against Spain in ’96

The rise and fall of the enigmatic Paulo Wanchope

Just over 20 years ago, as the team sheets were read out at Old Trafford, Derby County’s new signing, Paulo Wanchope, could still lay claim to being a relative unknown. Signed from Costa…