As a football fan, there are those seasons which remain indelibly
inscribed in the memory. Simply unforgettable. The 2006/07 season
remains one of those for fans of West Ham United. A season that
began with such promise: Alan Pardew signed two genuine world-class
players ahead of the kick-off, but little did the Argentinian pair
of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano know they joined a
season-long relegation battle. Roll forward to the business end,
and with nine matches left to play the Hammers looked doomed. Seven
wins from those nine made it arguably the greatest escape in
English top-flight history. A season so memorable for all the wrong
reasons: going two months without a goal; 11 games without a win;
snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against your biggest
rivals. Then having survived, on the final day by winning at Old
Trafford, extra-time in the courts, with the rest of football
saying you had cheated, and the table did lie. The Greatest Escape
is the story of the highs, lows and controversies that were the
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