Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Milestone Met

Milestones seem to be the new in-thing!

Not long after England scored their 2000th international goal, West Ham have notched up something similar.

The equaliser at the Ricoh Stadium was our 2000th away League goal, a feat that Carlton Cole admitted he never knew about but was pleased to have scored it anyway, with him commenting after the away win that kept the pressure up on the Championship leaders, Southampton,

“Oh! Really!”

“I wasn`t aware it was the 2000th but I`m privileged to score it.”

“There`s no danger of anyone else nicking it – it`s my goal.”

“It`s like what happened to Gareth Barry. He took his goal and I`ll take mine.”

But wasn`t Barry`s later credited as an own goal?

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Allardyce’s peculiar use of the Hammers youth

Sam Allardyce has been impressed by the youth system in place at West Ham since he took over in the summer but the use some of them in the loan market has been slightly puzzling for Hammers fans.

No less than eight of Ian Hendon’s development squad have joined football league clubs on loan during the first four months of the season, but Allardyce seems keen to keep players on the move and refuses to let them settle in their new surroundings.

This morning it was confirmed that striker Cristian Montano has joined Dagenham and Redbridge on loan for a month just weeks after he returned to Upton Park from loan spells at Swindon Town with Paulo Di Canio and at Notts County with Martin Allen.

The striker’s third loan spell of the season already suggests Allardyce wants to keep him on the move and help him to develop until he is finally ready to make a first team appearance for the Hammers.

Another player that seems to be dragged from place to place is fellow striker Robert Hall who has been on stunning form for Oxford United this season scoring five goals in nine games helping them to push for promotion in League two. However, Allardyce recalled Hall back to West Ham and was an unused substitute at home to Bristol City two weeks ago and has now returned on loan for a further month at Oxford.

Puzzling decisions from Allardyce continued when he allowed promising goalkeeper Marek Stech join Yeovil Town on loan while number one Rob Green was injured. Manuel Almunia was brought in to replace Green and so Stech enjoyed a successful loan spell where he saved two penalties and received a man of the match award for Yeovil.

However, Green is now fit and Almunia has returned to Arsenal but Stech was last week recalled by West Ham, suggesting he may be required at Upton Park in the near future.

These decisions have puzzled the supporters but I guess we have to trust the man in charge to make the correct decision’s when it comes to the progress of our youngsters and we will hopefully see the reward of their progress soon in the first team squad.


Source: Forever West Ham



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West Ham To Make Offer for Leeds Defender


West Ham United is looking like the most likely destination for Leeds defender Andy O’Brien after manager Simon Grayson made it clear that the centre-back would never play for the club again.

The 32-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to West Ham over the last few weeks and reportedly refused to play against Burnley at the weekend.

O’Brien told Grayson that he did no want to play in the important fixture and Leeds boss has now made it clear that he does not have a future at the club.

“It came as a shock, especially after I have backed him publicly and privately over the last few weeks,” said Grayson.

“I’ve said over the last four or five weeks that Andy O’Brien has trained really well but my bottom line is that he will never play for me again at this football club.

“He will face the ­consequences of his ­decision not to play as he would have probably played – but I won’t be trying to talk him round.”

West Ham had a loan offer for the defender turned down earlier in the season but it seems the east London club could soon land their man as Allardyce attempts to once again work with the former Bolton man.

The Hammers are keen to bring another defender to the club after learning that Winston Reid has been sidelined for a number of weeks through injury

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Andy o’brien on strike

O’Brian is on strike after refusing to play against burnley.
He told his boss, Simon Grayson he really wants to leave.

West Ham will probably make a new bid later this week
After leeds rejected our loan bid earlier.

Written by Toeter

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