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rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Zola4ever on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Robert Green has moved quickly to quash reports that he is seeking a summer move away from Upton Park.

The West Ham stopper who is expected to take the England No.1 jersey in the up and coming qualifiers was rumoured to be unsettled at West Ham and seeking a move elsewhere.

Arsenal and Spurs are two of the clubs that have been reportedly linked, however Green is content with life at the East London clubs and loves playing for Gianfranco Zola and in front of the West Ham faithful.

Green said: "There are no problems at West Ham. I love it there and enjoy playing in front of the fans and for the manager. Realistically that's all there is.

"Playing football in the Premier League, you are up against the best players in the world. Realistically you are getting tested every week in that respect. It's enough of a challenge in the Premier League as anywhere else." (PA)


http://www.footballfancast.com/blog/wes ... park/13752

:raver: i hope he stays
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby cockney hammer on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:04 pm

fantastic news :thup:
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:06 pm

great, this what we want to hear :thup: :raver:
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Tarbs on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:10 pm

if we are to succeed then me need rob to stay for as long as possible.

but how many more posts until someone turns this into something negative...
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Kent Bubble Blower on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:13 pm

He's just getting in quick before he's flogged and the club come out with the "not committed to The Project" *****!
Tarbs wrote:how many more posts until someone turns this into something negative...

Well, you did ask! :wink:

Seriously, though, that's the sort of stuff you want to hear! Nice one, Rob! :thup:
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Kismet on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Yeah, nothing from Upson though....

Tarbs wrote:how many more posts until someone turns this into something negative...


How's that?
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Marc the Hammer on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:30 pm

Good news.
Give him the contract he wants, deserve it most out of all the players at the club.
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby 'stone hammer on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:13 pm

A relief to hear
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Happyhammer93 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:14 pm

Very good news, we should give him the contract he would like as he desevre's it. :thup:
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby Galwayman on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:24 pm

Zip dee doo ..... :raver: :thup: :D
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Re: rob green is a happy hammer

Postby deputydogg on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:29 pm

He is already a great keeper for us but I think he could become one of the greats of recent history
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saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:11 am

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the mirror
Rijkaard to make West Ham's Neill first signing as Galatasaray coach


Galatasaray are emerging as a likely destination for released West Ham United defender Lucas Neill.

The Turkish club, who yesterday appointed Dutchman Frank Rijkaard as coach, had tried to lure Neill twice before but are confident this time, even though Olympiakos are also interested.

Harry Kewell is already on Gala's books.



the times

Man City keep tabs on Upson's West Ham contract talks


Manchester City are monitoring Matthew Upson's new contract talks with West Ham United.

The Times says the defender has been in talks to extend his deal beyond the two years he has left but no agreement has been found.



the express


Brooking: England U16s best I've seen


The FA's director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, says the nation's U16 team is one to watch.

He said: "My Under-16s group is probably the best one I've had. We have to protect them, make sure they come through if we are going to be challenging for 2018. There will be concerns unless we do change the way we are doing it.

"There is fantastic knowledge in the Premier League and Football League clubs' academies and centres of excellence, all they are asking for is a platform for their voices to be heard. That's the frustration."


the sun


Middlesbrough won't give up on West Ham, Wigan target Bates


Middlesbrough haven't given up on convincing Matthew Bates to sign a new contract.

Wigan Athletic, West Ham and Sunderland are all chasing the utility and Boro chief Keith Lamb said: "Matthew has a real dilemma. He's a local boy with a great love for the football club.

"His dilemma is his heart tells him he should stay at Middlesbrough because it's his local team and he wants us to do well and get us back into the Premier League as quickly as possible.

"It's going to be difficult for Matthew, but contract negotiations are continuing and we're hopeful we can persuade him to stay with Middlesbrough and that this is where his future lies.

"We are still very hopeful that he will stay. If he goes we'll understand the reasons, but he knows we don't want him go and we're optimistic he'll stay."

Chelsea are weighing up an English record £40m bid for Valencia's highly-rated Spanish international forward David Villa.
Independent)

Real Madrid are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of France international midfielder Franck Ribery for £60m.
the sun)
Tottenham have offered David Bentley plus £8m for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.
The Sun)

Villa, though, are interested in taking £10m-rated midfielder Jermaine Jenas from Spurs, and are also keen on Serbian defensive midfielder Nenad Mililjas, who had been interesting Premier League new-boys Wolves.
Daily Mail)

Barcelona plan to capitalise on the financial problems at Liverpool with a £20m raid for Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano.
The Sun)

The Reds are also set to miss out on their top summer target - Valencia's Spanish midfielder David Silva - because of the budget constraints imposed on manager Rafael Benitez, with Real Madrid favourites to land the player. (Various)

One man who appears to be on his way out of Anfield is Italian defender Andrea Dossena, who is a target for Juventus.
Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United's hopes of landing Lyon's £30m-rated striker Karim Benzema have been increased after the president of the French club, Jean-Michel Aulas, said the player was not "untransferable".
Daily Express)

Birmingham have been told they must pay £4m if they want to lure defender Scott Dann from Coventry, who have also rejected a £1m bid from the Blues for winger Gary McSheffrey.
Daily Express)

England winger Stewart Downing can leave Middlesbrough if the club receive an acceptable offer according to club chief executive Keith Lamb.
Daily Express)

Stoke are set to join the race to sign Manchester City defender Richard Dunne, who is also being tracked by Tottenham.
Daily Mail)

West Ham have targeted full-backs, Rennes' France international Rod Fanni and Middlesbrough's Matthew Bates, as replacement's for Lucas Neill, who has rejected a new one-year deal at Upton Park.
Daily Telegraph)




England manager Fabio Capello says he "does not recognise himself" in the description given of him by Carlo Ancelotti and called for some respect, after the new Chelsea coach described his former AC Milan boss as "surly" and having no dialogue with his players. (Various)

England captain John Terry has urged Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher to reconsider his decision to retire from international football. (Various)

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has sought advice from Chelsea front-man Didier Drogba in his quest to become an England regular.
Daily Star) (Full story: The Times)


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger turned down the opportunity to become the manager of Real Madrid, despite three meetings with the Spanish club.
Daily Mirror)

Roberto Mancini and Slaven Bilic top the shortlist for the manager's job at Portsmouth after Paul Hart - who took temporary charge last season - was told he wouldn't be offered the job.
Daily Mirror)

Prospective new Wigan boss Roberto Martinez can be a great success at the JJB Stadium according to former Latics manager Ray Mathias.
Daily Express)

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Elano has delivered an ultimatum to the club, demanding they offer him a knew lucrative contract or let him leave.
Daily Mail)

West Brom manager Tony Mowbray will be confirmed as the new Celtic boss on Monday.
The Guardian)



England boss Fabio Capello says England are the Rafael Nadal to Spain's Roger Federer because of their athletic, physical prowess in contrast to the European Champions grace and guile. (Various)

Theo Walcott has confessed he grew a moustache and a designer beard because he was sick of Arsenal players calling him "Sweet Little Boy".
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:21 am

http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.com/2 ... tuary.html

The Di Michele and Diego Tristan Obituary

Morecombe & Wise, Abbot & Costello, The Two Ronnies, Laurel & Hardy, Little & Large, Dick and Dom, Ant and Dec, Hale and Pace, Curbishley & Day, Shearer and Dowie...comedians come in pairs it seems and in Di Michele and Tristan, we had our own little comedic double act entertaining the opposition fans for large parts of the season just gone. In years to come, fans will look and the record books and shake their heads asking, how on earth did we finish ninth with those two leading the line?

Leading the line, what am I saying? Going missing in action would be much more appropriate for Tristan certainly. How many months was it before Zola felt confident enough to give the guy more than ten minutes on the pitch? You could see that the warm up on the touchline was taking it out of poor Diego, never mind actually being involved in the action. This was Beano Mark Two With Knobs On. The look on his face if the pass was placed more than two yards away from him! "What? You actually want me to run?" Not that Diego actually showed any petulance as such, that would involve far too much effort; energy, it seems, had to be conserved at all cost!

There were some, of course, who insisted that Tristan had to be a better option than Cole, just as the Brown lobby insisted he would be a better Prime Minister than Blair! My old friend davefking on the org chuntered on week in, week out, about how Tristan had to be given a run. Given a run? Given a gentle stroll perhaps! The guy was summed up by his first ever goal for the Hammers, a gloriously accidental deflection that took a Cole shot past a stranded keeper. With the ball hitting the net because he was too slow to get out of the way, Tristan wheeled away with his arm aloft in triumph, the ultimate metaphor for the parody of a striker that he had become. Goal two, that header against Villa, was itself a subject of a "Did he mean it?" debate. To this day, I am not sure if the ball hit the head or the head hit the ball; what I do know is that he had no idea where the ball was going either before or after the moment of impact. Of course, every comedy has a moment of the divine about it, and Tristan did not disappoint: that free kick against Stoke was up there with Solano's efforts and those of Julian Dicks and Tonka Stewart. People tell me Tristan was once a great striker. Watching that goal I can believe it; but that goal merely served to put the rest of his performances into their true comic perspective. Three goals, two against the mighty Stoke City, one of which he knew absolutely nothing about - the contribution was, at best, meagre.

But be fair to Tristan, he did net 3 goals in just 8 starts, with a further 9 cameo appearances as a very very very late sub. ("Do you think you could manage five minutes Diego? Wouldn't take too much out of you?") Di Michele only managed one more than that in 25 starts, with a further nine appearances as substitute. In fact, take away the two goals he scored in his second appearance for the club and his record is 2 goals in 24 (plus 9) - a reasonable return for a full back! In years to come, people will ask, "How bad was Newcastle's defence the year they were relegated?" and the answer will be given, "So bad that Di Michele scored twice in a game against them!"

Di Michele, of course, did have his moments. There was that wonderful second goal against Newcastle, the role he played in the brilliant sweeping move leading to Cole scoring against Wigan, the lovely effort that led to Cole's goal against Hull and the beautiful cross against Fulham. And when he wasn't there, we saw how undercooked Sears is as a Premiership striker - unlike Tristan, Di Michele was missed when he didn't play. However, for many, the undying memories of David Di Taking The Michele will be the sight of him doing up his boot laces in the penalty box whilst we took a free kick and played the ball in his direction (was that the Everton game?) and his pantomime dive when he tripped himself up in the six yard box against Liverpool. Risible both!

Who will miss Little and Large next season? Luis Boa-Morte! He was the laughing stock until these two arrived, now he has the comedic stage all to himself again - unless Nani and Zola can find another comic genius in time for next season!
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:37 am

Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham, Wigan, Arsenal, West Brom, Stoke, Manchester City and Middlesbrough are among the clubs making the headlines today.
Chelsea are weighing up an English record £40million bid for Valencia's highly-rated Spanish international forward David Villa. (Independent)

Real Madrid are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of France international midfielder Franck Ribery for

£60million.
(The Sun)

Tottenham have offered David Bentley plus £8million for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young. (The Sun)

Villa, though, are interested in taking £10million-rated midfielder Jermaine Jenas from Spurs, and are also keen on Serbian defensive midfielder Nenad Mililjas, who had been interesting Premier League new-boys Wolves. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona plan to capitalise on the financial problems at Liverpool with a £20million raid for Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano. (The Sun)

The Reds are also set to miss out on their top summer target - Valencia's Spanish midfielder David Silva - because of the budget constraints imposed on manager Rafael Benitez, with Real Madrid favourites to land the player. (Various)

One man who appears to be on his way out of Anfield is Italian defender Andrea Dossena, who is a target for Juventus. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United's hopes of landing Lyon's £30million-rated striker Karim Benzema have been increased after the president of the French club, Jean-Michel Aulas, said the player was not "untransferable". (Daily Express)

Birmingham have been told they must pay £4million if they want to lure defender Scott Dann from Coventry, who have also rejected a £1m bid from the Blues for winger Gary McSheffrey. (Daily Express)

England winger Stewart Downing can leave Middlesbrough if the club receive an acceptable offer according to club chief executive Keith Lamb. (Daily Express)

Stoke are set to join the race to sign Manchester City defender Richard Dunne, who is also being tracked by Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have targeted full-backs, Rennes' France international Rod Fanni and Middlesbrough's Matthew Bates, as replacement's for Lucas Neill, who has rejected a new one-year deal at Upton Park. (Daily Telegraph)


England manager Fabio Capello says he "does not recognise himself" in the description given of him by Carlo Ancelotti and called for some respect, after the new Chelsea coach described his former AC Milan boss as "surly" and having no dialogue with his players. (Various)

England captain John Terry has urged Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher to reconsider his decision to retire from international football. (Various)

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has sought advice from Chelsea front-man Didier Drogba in his quest to become an England regular. (Daily Star and The Times)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger turned down the opportunity to become the manager of Real Madrid, despite three meetings with the Spanish club. (Daily Mirror)

Roberto Mancini and Slaven Bilic top the shortlist for the manager's job at Portsmouth after Paul Hart - who took temporary charge last season - was told he wouldn't be offered the job. (Daily Mirror)

Prospective new Wigan boss Roberto Martinez can be a great success at the JJB Stadium according to former Latics manager Ray Mathias. (Daily Express)

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Elano has delivered an ultimatum to the club, demanding they offer him a knew lucrative contract or let him leave. (Daily Mail)

West Brom manager Tony Mowbray will be confirmed as the new Celtic boss on Monday. (The Guardian)
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Galwayman on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:46 am

Thanks CH :thup:
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Memorial Ground on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:48 am

Cheers Darlin'
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:51 am

Memorial Ground wrote:Cheers Darlin'



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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby vietnammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:55 am

Second article a bit rough on DDM methinks. With the current trend of (rumours of) departures and shag all arriving maybe we'd better keep hold.
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby blahblahblah on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:57 am

cockney hammer wrote:
West Brom manager Tony Mowbray will be confirmed as the new Celtic boss on Monday. (The Guardian)


what?! goes to show you the level of the SPL i guess
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Re: saturday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:29 am

Chelsea must compete with Real Madrid for Frank Ribery and David Villa, while Aston Villa are interested in Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

DAILY MAIL

John Terry has urged Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher to reconsider his decision to retire from international football and make himself available for next year's World Cup finals.

Chelsea must compete with Real Madrid for Frank Ribery and David Villa, having already been beaten to Kaka's signature by Madrid, who are expected to unveil him next week.

Aston Villa are interested in Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas and are ready to gazump rivals Wolves for Serbian midfielder Nenad Milijas.

Middlesbrough have confirmed they will allow Stewart Downing to go, while Ross Turnbull has handed in a transfer request.

Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena wants a return to Italy after asking the club's manager Rafa Benitez for a transfer.

Everton manager David Moyes has returned for long-time transfer target Stephane Mbia and hopes to make him his first summer signing.

Birmingham City have offered striker Gary McSheffrey to Coventry in a bid to sign defender Scott Dann.

Lucas Neill could join fellow Australian Harry Kewell at Galatasaray after leaving West Ham.

Rafa Benitez is struggling to hang on to unsettled midfielder Javier Mascherano.

DAILY STAR

Fabio Capello insists England can beat anyone in the world as they prepare to brush aside the minnows of Kazakhstan tonight.

Real Madrid have revealed Arsene Wenger rejected the chance to take charge at the Bernabeu Stadium.

Liverpool are set to lose top summer target David Silva to Real Madrid - because they can't compete with Europe's wealthiest outfits.

Roberto Mancini and Slaven Bilic top the short-list for the manager's job at Portsmouth after Paul Hart was told he wouldn't be offered it.

New Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to make Rangers midfielder Steven Davis his first signing at the Stadium of Light.

Wolves defender Kevin Foley has agreed a new four-year contract.

THE SUN

Barcelona plan to cash in on Liverpool's money meltdown with a £20million raid for Javier Mascherano.

Harry Redknapp has offered David Bentley plus £8million for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.

Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were last night branded 'utter failures' by fuming fans.

DAILY EXPRESS

The FA have sent a study group to Spain to look at how they turned themselves from perennial also-rans into European champions.

Fabio Capello last night brushed off Carlo Ancelotti's attack on him and delivered his own thinly veiled jibe in the opposite direction - saying that he does not feel the need to be pals with his players.

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn's first message to new boss Steve Bruce will be simple - don't make the same mistakes in the transfer market as Roy Keane.

Alex McLeish has been told to cough up £4million if he wants to lure Scott Dann from Coventry.
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