Rewind to 2003

West Ham's bubble bursts

May 19, 2011
By Jon Carter
(Archive)
On Sunday, West Ham will be officially relegated from the Premier League eight years after they last experienced the drop into the second tier, their fate was sealed last weekend in a 3-2 defeat to Wigan. The relegation in 2003 cost them some high profile players and broke up a golden era of young talent at the club, something they would struggle to recreate.

The phrase ''too good to go down'' is often heard at the end of a season but rarely falls upon a team that is truly worthy of its ...

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