Fredi Kanoute: “It was almost impossible for that West Ham team to get relegated – I still think about it...”

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West Ham United's 2002/03 vintage still hold the unenviable record as the team with the most points to be relegated at the end of a 38-game Premier League campaign. 

Despite having a squad bursting with young English talent - including Jermaine Defoe, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, David James and Glen Johnson - the Hammers finished in 18th place despite collecting 42 points, comfortably above the usual safety line. 

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