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'Ginger Pelé' James Collins is the cover star for Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland
James Collins is the cover star for Saturday's Official Programme for the Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland.

The Wales international discusses his plans for the future on and off the pitch and his high hopes for Club and country.

Saturday's match marks the 25th anniversary of the West Ham United Foundation, whose work never stops to bring your Club closer to the community. Inside, you can find out more about the appointment of an Olympic hero as the Foundation's new Sporting Ambassador.

Also inside issue no19 of an action-packed season, fans can read exclusive columns penned by Joint-Chairman David Sullivan, manager Sam Allardyce, captain Kevin Nolan, and find out which European giant former Hammers and Black Cats striker David Kelly turned down to join West Ham.

Carl Jenkinson reveals his favourite country music star in The Name Game, while home-grown midfielder Joe Powell is targeting a first-team chance in Academy Ace.

There are nine pages focusing on Saturday's visitors, who have appointed experienced Dutchman Dick Advocaat as their new head coach this week.

With all the latest news from the Club’s Academy and Ladies sections, historical features and much more besides, fans simply cannot afford to miss out on a copy of Saturday’s Official Programme.