[From The Archives] The rivalry between Millwall and West Ham United is one of the oldest and most venomous football rivalries in the world. TheHardTackle tries to look into what makes the fans hate each other so much and also analyses the prospect of the two clubs being in the same league.

As the NPower Championship returns this weekend after making way for the FA Cup fourth round, TheHardTackle takes a look at 10 things you should be looking out for in the next 7 days of NPower Championship action.

This weekend sees the return of one of the most bitterly contested football rivalries when Millwall entertain West Ham United in the eagerly awaited Saturday lunch-time kick off in the Championship. The rivalry between both clubs is one of the longest standing and most bitter in English football with both sets of supporters considering the other club as their main rival. Both clubs were originally East London sides with links to the Royal docks, with Millwall the first to be formed in 1885. Thames Ironworks, later to become West Ham, were founded ten years later by another group of dockers and so began the rivalry with both clubs soon becoming vicious enemies. . In the early years, matches between the two sides were a frequent affair, but in recent years, with both sides operating in different tiers of the English leagues, meetings have been few and far between. This only adds to the match atmosphere when they eventually meet. Part […]