Lewin Replaces The 'Stig'

Gary Lewin has been announced as West Ham United's new Head of Medical Services, Lewin arrives at the London Stadium having previously combined 22 years as first team physiotherapist at Arsenal with 18 as England’s physio, the last six as England Senior Head of Physiotherapy. The 53-year-old was born in East Ham and spent time on West Ham’s books as a schoolboy goalkeeper, before turning to physiotherapy full-time at the age of 19.
Lewin replaces Stijn Vandenbroucke who has left the Club to 'pursue a new challenge.' Vandenbroucke initially joined the club as a first team physiotherapist in 2009, spending three seasons on the backroom staff under Gianfranco Zola, Avram Grant and Sam Allardyce, he has worked under Slaven Bilic for the past two seasons. Joint-Chairman David Sullivan thanked Vandenbroucke for his more than six years of service to the club adding "We all have enjoyed working with Stijn and wish him and his family all the best."
Vandenbroucke's departure could not come soon enough for many West Ham fans who felt that the club's players were experiencing injuries to an extent that was barely believable, in fact sometimes it seemed as if he was trying to re-invent Old 'Arrry's down to the bare bones and take it to a new level! The arrival of Lewin might end up being the equivalent a signing a couple of top players, although Arsenal's past injury record doesn't make too comfortable a viewing!
On the subject of top players, how refreshing was it to hear the positive comments coming from Pablo Zabaleta ahead of his donning of the Claret and Blue, he is a top top player and will show Sam Byram what it is all about, unlike the waste of space that was Arbeloa. Quality, not quantity is what the club need to consolidate and move forward! - Ed
Super Slav went up North on a Lambretta, came back down to London town with Pablo Zabaleta.

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asheshammer's picture

although Arsenal's past injury record doesn't make too comfortable a viewing -- exactly!

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tbf hh left them in 2008

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asheshammer's picture

so, i don't know what their injury record was back then, or why he left, or what he's been doing in the meantime. if he's so great, what's he been up to lately?

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Ashes he was involved heavily with the back room team at England not just the team but running the whole thing. Physio only obviously

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asheshammer's picture

Hope that means he will be effective at WHUFC. I got nothing against him -- I misunderstood his affiliation with Arsenal, who have had a lot of injuries in recent years. Obviously West Ham need to reduce the injury situation, and props to the board for taking steps to do something about it. All teams will have injuries during the season, we just seem to have had more than our fair share of them. Any help on that front will be like a new signing. Don't expect Carroll or Sakho to make miracle recoveries, though ha ha.

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Carroll and sakho miracles ashes? Ha ha he's a physio not a wizard! He's gota be kosher tho as he was born in West Ham country and had a short stint in goal for the club whilst a kid. Apparently. Anyway like you say for far too long we have had an incredible run of injuries! So something wasnt right as they all took weeks or months longer than expected.

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Could be our best signing for quite a while! As for arsenals recent injury record apparently hasn't been there for an few years. Maybe that's why? Left arsenal in 2008 according to wiki his cousin took over.

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our first signing of the summer……i only hope he can score goals.

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North Bank Hammer's picture

Don't be silly.

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