Sunday morning and after yesterdays Spring clean...i no why do women do that and its normally our stuff to be cleaned! well i had to "get shot of my old footy programmes" dont worry lads they went into the loft.
Anway i was looking at the Squad we had on the back of one of the programmes it was for an F.A. cup game against Blackburn back in 1998 and seeing some of the names made me smile but one name i came across i have gone totally blank on and can't even see the player in my minds eye and that is in a squad which included Neil Finn Lee Boylan Scott Mean Samassi Abou etc and going back even further(1982) i saw Sandy Clark play! rare as hens teeth....but the player for some reason i cannot picture and it is killing me is Richard Hall.....no bells ringing the minds gone totally blank and i'm thinking come on bike you do no who he is but nope nothing there so give my memory a bit of a kick can you as it's starting to grate a bit.
I may have seen him
In a cup game Mac,he was always on the fringes of the first team if I remember but didn't get much game time & ended up in the lower leagues i may be wrong if someone googles it!
Just googled it
I was completely wrong!lol I was thinking of Robert Hall !!
Only played 7 games
And Blackburn wasn't one of them. Name rung a bell with me, but for no apparent reason,
so did a bit of research. Signed from Southampton ,he was massively injury prone (sound familiar?) and retired at age 27 so easy to forget. Funny thing though, going back through that period was seeing the name Bernard Lama, the great French International goalkeeper we got on loan for a spell. Can't believe ( and nor could Arsene Wenger) that 'Arry preferred Craig Forest over him, so another short stay player one could forget. 'Arry bought in quite a few forgettable players during his tenure. Helped to pay for his Sandbanks Mansion so the rumour goes.
Injury prone eh some things at our club never change
Bloody hell,we've had some poor players I remember him.Arry had a conveyor belt of players in & out,loads of different foreign players that were well past there sell by date....Paulo future,radaciou etc Marco boogers was a classic!
I was quite a fan
Of Raducioiu and was disappointed it didn't work out. I've unfortunately read 'Arrys books and his version of the shopping trip and have to say I take his version of events with a pinch of salt, as I did much of his versions of events in his books.
look i know its sunday but
i'll see your forest and raise you an Allen Mcknight! omg imagine him as the starting gk and and Roberto on the bench getting a cold sweat on at the very thought!
And 2 boberto....Great keepers
Allen Mcknight..... Bloody
Allen Mcknight..... Bloody awful......And yes sell by date players,we have had plenty,Harry was the one for them,the names you boys have mentioned certainly had slipped my mind.
Do a whole new thread on past the sell by date,as NHH says John Radford,there was also Ted Macdougall,Stuart Pearson though he wasn't too bad for us,Lee Chapman,David Speedie again not to bad,mido,Benny Macarthy & numerous others
Modobo Maiga..Simone ZAza..Jonaththan Callerri..Ashley Fletcher..Lucas Perez..Frederic Piquionne..Albian Ajeti..Pablo Berrera...and of course the one and only Marco Boogers.....those are just a few i can think of off the top of my head but blimey do we need to think of any more! unbelievable when you think about it God knows how much we paid collectively for those but one things for certain they were never worth tuppence let alone the millions that would of been spent
You certainly have dug up
You certainly have dug up some shit there 65.
That did my nut in as much as Haller...Julian Faubert! He was supposed to be right back ( admittedly he was never a defender) but most of the time he was so out of position he might as well have been on the wing...he was pony mate!!
Mate.. The dross we have had
Mate.. The dross we have had at West Ham, some names there that made me shiver! But for me Julian Faupar is the worst footballer I ever saw in a West Ham shirt. He was voted by Real Madrid as their worst player EVER in there club but Allen McKnightmare got the same at Celtic and I think on some dodgy west ham site, shame as I met the guy and he is a lovely bloke!
Reluctant to criticise Faubert
As he was played as a Right Wing, Midfielder for France and Martinique as well as at other clubs although he did start his career at RB. Another awful player at RB was Jonathan Spector although it's arguable that that was ever his best position. I can think of worse than Faubert though. I'll just chuck these names into the hat. Nigel Quashie, Gary Breen, Peter Eustace, Paul Hilton and yeah, Carlton bloody Cole
Super Johnny Spector
Scored 2 goals in the cup v Manure as well as Carlton!! 4 nil in the snow,what a night that was at the Boleyn
Have no recollection of that game
So read up the report on it ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/9233755.stm ) . 4 assists by Victor Obinna and he also had a goal disallowed. Some names in that line up I had completely forgotten about, Ben Haim, Barrera and Kovac and another player one could call absolute pony, Boa Morte, although I will never forget him goading Frank Lampard into a red card, the only bright moment in a home 0-4 drubbing.
Quashie was terrible & Kovac was a mare too!
so right there 65
But again i will see those two and raise you a Savio Nsereko
What a strange one
That was Mac! Savio,I think we paid around 9 million for him,a big outlay for us,apparently the next big thing but true to form with Westham he was a dud
It was 9 mill mate,an evening
It was 9 mill mate,an evening game sticks in my mind,cant remember who against,but he was crap.
I was there
That night Essex,he came on & everyone was anticipating the next Messi instead we got the next Mido!!
Nigel Quashie, f*** me I
Nigel Quashie, f*** me I thought that one had been erased from my memory. What an absolute steaming pile of shit he was. Wasn't he bought in as he had experience of relegation battles? Failing to realise he was actually relegated plenty of times!! Hardly inspiring.
You found some crackers there DH!!!
Paul Hilton.. wow! The 10 nil drubbing of Bury, famous for a question on QoS when Bill Beaumont backed up the answer by saying West Ham for reason decided to buy the centre back! Beggers belief but typical West Ham.
Im not sure Highlighting that Faubert played for Martinique helps change my mind :o)
I would like to throw in another name with an illustrious West Ham career.. SANDY CLARK! I think he had his first game for us in a friendly at Charlton. We all thought West Ham must be paying in instalments as he seemed to be playing at 50% capacity. Tommy Doc would have said he can trap a ball further than he could kick it!
I read Dartford that Hilton is back at Westham in some coaching role!!There's ambition for you mate ;)
I think I could set my sights a bit higher in ambition :o)
your're right Dartford he was a lovely bloke
The gifts he used to give out every week were very special.
Not wrong mate ;)
john radford we got from the arse was crap
I remember Richard Hall and
I remember Richard Hall and his voidoids, I bet Nev remembers them too......Taxi!!