Last August West Ham broke with tradition and appointed a media consultant. His name? Ex editor of the News of the World, Phil Hall. Quite a risky thing to do for a football club used to burying its head in the sand at the first whiff of tabloid grapeshot. He and his role are profiled in today's Independent Media Section HERE. A fascinating article even if you're not a Hammers fan.
Now, it's not too late to have abit of football fun and joining my Fantasy Football League? I'll put up a prize of £100 worth of books and CDs for the winner. To enter a team (there's no charge!) click HERE. When you've registered your details, follow the instructions to select your team. When you've done that you need to join the Iain Dale League by typing this code 239252-43069 into the relevant box. You need to register before the season starts on Saturday. More than 100 people have entered a team so far!