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Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:00 am

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Gary gets his Irons out


WEST HAM ace Gary O’Neil is getting his Irons out as he eyes a place in golf’s Open Championship.


The Hammers midfielder tees up in a qualifying event today in a bid to make the field at Royal Lytham & St Annes next month.

And although he is unlikely to leave Rory McIlroy quaking in his spikes, O’Neil is dreaming of turning professional when his football days are over.

He said: “I am realistic enough to know I need to improve a lot but if I could be a pro golfer when my football career ends it would definitely be something I would look to do.

“But my problem at the moment is consistency. My bad shots can go 50 yards off line and that will cost you two shots straightaway.

“I don’t think there is anything major that needs changing, it’s just about having the time to be able to practise.”

O’Neil, 29, is battling 118 golfers in a regional qualifer at The London Golf Club. But the scratch golfer has an advantage over most of the field as he is a member at the Kent layout.

He said: “It’s my home course so hopefully I’ll feel quite comfortable.

“I know the course well but it is only 18 holes so you need to have a good day — but you never know.”







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What We Can Expect From Mohammed Diame?



Martin Tarbuck edits the excellent Wigan Athletic fansite, the Mudhutter and he has written a very interesting piece on what West Ham can expect from our new midfield signing, Mohammed Diame. Clearly Wigan fans would have liked to keep him.

You can read the whole article HERE. But here are a few excerpts...

When Mo joined it’s fair to say, he didn’t exactly set the place alight. A £3m joint signing in the summer of 2009 from Rayo Vallecano along with centre half Antonio Amaya, an absolute rock of a man, rugged, handsome, sturdy but with the ability to turn into a gibbering wreck when put under moderate pressure by the likes of Lee Hughes and Johan Elmander. Diame though looked the real deal and soon enough he was. We nearly didn’t sign him at all due to a heart scare, which is supposedly still around in that he has an irregular heart beat but the more games he played for us, the more ludicrous it became to believe that this midfield powerhouse could possibly have a dicky ticker.

Whereas Amaya barely made a handful of appearances leading us to conclude he had just been signed as a friend to keep Momo company, Diame was always in the team under Martinez and his performances broadly reflected the direction of Wigan Athletic as a whole. In the first year when we suffered many large reversals, Diame was symbolic of those games: a shoulder shrugging, lost sheep with bags of ability but no heart (no pun intended), one of many foreign mercenaries to wear the shirt of Wigan Athletic at a time when we seemed to be destined for the drop.

Yet in many ways, Diame was a pioneer of the resurgence at the business end of the season. Capable of matching the best in the game. A rangy, box to box midfielder with energy, drive, sublime ball skills and passing range, long legs perfect for taking the ball off his more illustrious opposite numbers and driving goalwards. Of course, forming an opinion off youtube is dangerous but what’s not to like about this?

Apart from the music. The one weakness has always been his shooting and indeed a year or two ago at a fans’ forum, a fan asked Martinez whether it would be possible for Momo to stay behind for a bit of extra shooting practice to up his goal tally. “The problem there is, if Momo gets ten goals a season, then he’s off.” Therein lies the quandary of modern football, we nurture our players, accept their flaws and watch then develop and then get forced to flog them because they are commanding bigger wages.

The strange thing in Diame’s case is that he hasn’t actually featured much since Christmas. Essentially he was a pivotal part of the team that amassed a whopping 15 points in 23 games until the end of January but barely featured in a team that went on to get 28 points from the remaining 15 beating Liverpool, United, Arsenal and Newcastle in the process. This is merely a crumb of comfort from a Wigan fans’ perspective in the future and not intended to ignore Diame’s undoubted talent.

His contribution to the run in was to come off the bench and miss a pair of sitters against Norwich and West Brom which cost us four points when we really looked doomed. It may just be that Roberto knew both Hugo and Momo were leaving and chose to use them sparingly whilst thinking of next season’s continuity. They could have both been flogged in January with this in mind but that would have been akin to waving the white flag at the time with Latics rooted in the relegation zone. As it happens, players like McArthur and Maloney came to the fore and Momo struggled to get back in the team, understandably as they were playing out of their skins.

This is not to detract from a fantastic player who will be sorely missed by most Wigan Athletic fans, many of whom are asking why West Ham? I think we know the answer to the question and it comes in paper and shiny gold form. Again, we know our place, we know Wigan Athletic are a small club and West Ham won the World Cup and are a far bigger and more illustrious club than our own, but is this a step up? How will West Ham’s aspirations and likely achievements differ from Wigan Athletic’s? Why join a newly promoted club and leave an established Premier League club of eight years?

Apart from the music. The one weakness has always been his shooting and indeed a year or two ago at a fans’ forum, a fan asked Martinez whether it would be possible for Momo to stay behind for a bit of extra shooting practice to up his goal tally. “The problem there is, if Momo gets ten goals a season, then he’s off.”

Therein lies the quandary of modern football, we nurture our players, accept their flaws and watch then develop and then get forced to flog them because they are commanding bigger wages.

The strange thing in Diame’s case is that he hasn’t actually featured much since Christmas. Essentially he was a pivotal part of the team that amassed a whopping 15 points in 23 games until the end of January but barely featured in a team that went on to get 28 points from the remaining 15 beating Liverpool, United, Arsenal and Newcastle in the process. This is merely a crumb of comfort from a Wigan fans’ perspective in the future and not intended to ignore Diame’s undoubted talent.

His contribution to the run in was to come off the bench and miss a pair of sitters against Norwich and West Brom which cost us four points when we really looked doomed. It may just be that Roberto knew both Hugo and Momo were leaving and chose to use them sparingly whilst thinking of next season’s continuity. They could have both been flogged in January with this in mind but that would have been akin to waving the white flag at the time with Latics rooted in the relegation zone. As it happens, players like McArthur and Maloney came to the fore and Momo struggled to get back in the team, understandably as they were playing out of their skins.

This is not to detract from a fantastic player who will be sorely missed by most Wigan Athletic fans, many of whom are asking why West Ham? I think we know the answer to the question and it comes in paper and shiny gold form. Again, we know our place, we know Wigan Athletic are a small club and West Ham won the World Cup and are a far bigger and more illustrious club than our own, but is this a step up? How will West Ham’s aspirations and likely achievements differ from Wigan Athletic’s? Why join a newly promoted club and leave an established Premier League club of eight years?







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Postby Jarvo on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:14 am

Cheers CH :thup:

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Postby El Hierro on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:20 am

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Postby Denbighammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:39 am

Thanks CH, very interesting piece about Diame from the Wigan fan....although like most Northeners he repeats himself a bit! :lol:
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Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:56 am

cheers CH, as always.

Good Luck Gary O'Neil at London Golf Club
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Postby fireman on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:03 am

"Why join a newly promoted club and leave an established Premier League club of eight years"?

Because you are a small club in a town where football plays second fiddle to egg chasing, your average attendance last year was just over 18,000 and you have no potential whatsoever!!

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Postby Kitt the car on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:16 am

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Postby west ham15 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:26 am

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Postby Muddy on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:40 am

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Postby Goldsmith on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:50 am

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Postby maidenhammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:31 am

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Postby kosherhammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:53 am

Thank you very much CH
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Postby trick88 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Cheers CH :thup:

& good luck Gary O'Neil..
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Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:24 pm

Manchester City have made initial enquiries about signing Napoli's Edinson Cavani, 25, and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao, 26.

The Metro

Everton and West Brom are looking to capitalise on the problems at Rangers by moving for Steven Naismith, 25, and Steven Whittaker, 28. The Scottish internationals have both rejected the transfer of their contracts to the newco at the SPL outfit.

Daily Mail

Blackburn are planning a double raid on Newcastle with Dan Gosling, 22, and Leon Best, 25, on manager Steve Kean's wanted list.
Marco Reus of Germany

Marco Reus has been praised by Arsene Wenger

Daily Mail

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is "on the case" with Germany forward Marco Reus. Arsenal boss Wenger raved about Reus, 23, as he commentated on Germany v Greece for French TV.

Daily Star

Barcelona have made a move for Manchester City teenager Joan Angel Roman. Angel Roman, 19, went to City three years ago from Espanyol but has not lived up to his promise.

The Mirror

Cardiff are weighing up a move to bring back Craig Bellamy. The club's Malaysian backers want the striker, 32, to fire up next season's promotion campaign.

The Sun

West Brom and Newcastle are both keen on a loan move for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 21. Spurs are also expected to lose full-back Vedran Corluka.

Daily Mail


Leading writers say England were second-best

Martin Samuel says that unless England can unearth someone as good as Italy's Andrea Pirlo, they must prepare for more disappointment in the future.

Daily Mail

England lost to Italy on penalties, lost on all the statistics and lost morally to Italy, according to Chief Sports Writer Paul Hayward.

Daily Telegraph

Richard Williams feels that while England did not deserve to win, Italy did not put in a commanding display either.

The Guardian

England's exit from Euro 2012 exit was a triumph of pride and courage, but a failure of nerves and class, in Oliver Holt's opinion.
The Mirror

Steven Howard says England made a brave effort but no one should dispute that the right team won in the end.

: The Sun

England made a noble effort, according to James Lawton, but were undone by the familiar curse of the penalty shoot-out.

The Independent


Roy Hodgson insisted there was nothing more England could have done as they lost their fifth successive penalty shoot-out.
The Sun

Germany's preparations for Thursday's semi-final have been hit by revelations that a mole has been leaking the line-ups to media hours before kick-off.

The Metro

Samir Nasri's future with France is on the line after his country's FA dubbed his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist "intolerable".

The Sun


Birmingham hope to name Lee Clark as their new manager this week. Cash-strapped Brum want Clark, 39, as their next boss after losing Chris Hughton to Norwich.

The Mirror


Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been immortalised by an artist with wheat field 'crop circle' in Italy.
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Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:25 pm

Rangers have been reported to the Fifa Dispute Resolution Chamber by Rapid Vienna over money owed from the transfer of Nikica Jelavic. (Daily Express)

Former Rangers director of football Gordon Smith has called on Charles Green's newco to withdraw its application to the SPL and start again in the Scottish Football League.

Full story: ScotsmanS

Charles Green has been told he doesn't have a leg to stand on over his legal threats to Rangers players leaving the club. (Daily Express)

And winger Sone Aluko, who has announced his refusal to transfer to the newco, has been targeted by American sides, Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution.

Full story: Sun

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster claims that Rangers deserve to have a vote on their application to join the league - despite not meeting the SPL's membership criteria. (Daily Express)

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has said he would be happy with a move south to play in the English Premier League. (Various)

German clubs Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen are both chasing Celtic's Ki Sung-Yeung. (Daily Express)

And CSKA Sofia have finally paid Celtic for striker Cillian Sheridan - two years after signing the striker. (Daily Record)

Former Hearts striker Kevin Kyle says he is surprised the club have not thought of promoting coach Gary Locke to manager. (Various)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon insists the arrival of Jorge Claros' family in Edinburgh will allow fans to see the best of the Honduran next season. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has revealed he will find out this week if he's any closer to landing his summer transfer targets. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus thinks his European experience at Linfield and Shamrock Rovers will stand the Saints in good stead as they await the outcome of their Europa League draw today. (Sun) For the first time ever, next season's Scottish Football League will see a quarter of clubs playing on an artificial surface. (Daily Express)
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Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:27 pm

THE MIRROR

Barcelona have made a move for Manchester City teenager Joan Angel Roman. Angel Roman, 19, went to City three years ago from Espanyol but has not lived up to his promise.

England's exit from Euro 2012 exit was a triumph of pride and courage, but a failure of nerves and class, in Oliver Holt's opinion.

Birmingham hope to name Lee Clark as their new manager this week. Cash-strapped Brum want Clark, 39, as their next boss after losing Chris Hughton to Norwich.

Birmingham hope to name Lee Clark as their new manager this week. Cash-strapped Brum want Clark, 39, as their next boss after losing Chris Hughton to Norwich.


THE SUN

Cardiff are weighing up a move to bring back Craig Bellamy. The club's Malaysian backers want the striker, 32, to fire up next season's promotion campaign.

Steven Howard says England made a brave effort but no one should dispute that the right team won in the end.

Roy Hodgson insisted there was nothing more England could have done as they lost their fifth successive penalty shoot-out.

Samir Nasri's future with France is on the line after his country's FA dubbed his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist "intolerable".


THE DAILY MAIL

Everton and West Brom are looking to capitalise on the problems at Rangers by moving for Steven Naismith, 25, and Steven Whittaker, 28. The Scottish internationals have both rejected the transfer of their contracts to the newco at the SPL outfit.

Blackburn are planning a double raid on Newcastle with Dan Gosling, 22, and Leon Best, 25, on manager Steve Kean's wanted list.

West Brom and Newcastle are both keen on a loan move for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 21. Spurs are also expected to lose full-back Vedran Corluka.

Martin Samuel says that unless England can unearth someone as good as Italy's Andrea Pirlo, they must prepare for more disappointment in the future.


THE DAILY STAR

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is "on the case" with Germany forward Marco Reus. Arsenal boss Wenger raved about Reus, 23, as he commentated on Germany v Greece for French TV.


THE METRO

Manchester City have made initial enquiries about signing Napoli's Edinson Cavani, 25, and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao, 26.

Germany's preparations for Thursday's semi-final have been hit by revelations that a mole has been leaking the line-ups to media hours before kick-off.


THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

England lost to Italy on penalties, lost on all the statistics and lost morally to Italy, according to Chief Sports Writer Paul Hayward.


THE GUARDIAN

Richard Williams feels that while England did not deserve to win, Italy did not put in a commanding display either.


THE INDEPENDENT

England made a noble effort, according to James Lawton, but were undone by the familiar curse of the penalty shoot-out.
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Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:33 pm

DAILY MAIL

England's big tournament jinx struck again in Kiev last night as they crashed out of Euro 2012 to Italy on a penalty shootout.


THE SUN

England crashed out of Euro 2012 last night as the two Ashleys turned into penalty plonkers.

Also: Samir Nasri's future with France is on the line after his country's FA dubbed his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist 'intolerable'.
DAILY MIRROR

Roy Hodgson suffered penalty heartbreak last night as England's shoot-out misery continued.

DAILY STAR

England suffered yet another agonising penalty shootout defeat last night.

Also: Samir Nasri was condemned by France boss Laurent Blanc for a foul-mouthed outburst at journalists after they crashed out of Euro 2012.
DAILY EXPRESS

England were sent crashing out of Euro 2012 - yet again beaten in the drama of a -penalty shoot-out.

Also: The best idea before getting involved in a brawl is usually to size up the opposition - and when Lewis Hamilton let his fighting instincts take on a hot-blooded South American, it was always going to be ugly.
THE TIMES

England's heartbreaking penalty jinx continued last night when they were beaten 4-2 in a shoot-out by Italy in the European Championship quarter-final after a goalless 120 minutes.

THE GUARDIAN

It was 12.24am, local time, when Alessandro Diamanti walked forward for the final, decisive kick and, when it was all done, Italy had booked a semi-final against Germany while England were wallowing in the familiar sense of deja vu that comes with another harrowing disappointment in a penalty shoot-out.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

The curse continues. England last night suffered their fifth shoot-out defeat out of seven as Italy won 4-2 on penalties here and progressed to a Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.

Also: Germany are as preoccupied with ensuring they do not defeat themselves as worried what their semi-final opponents will do to them.
THE INDEPENDENT

For the sixth time in the history of the national team and with the dull ache of predictability that accompanies all these gut-wrenching defeats, England tumbled out of Euro 2012 last night on a penalty shoot-out
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