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I know this is a bit early with potentially plenty more in's and out's over the next month or so.
I wonder which youngsters might get a 'promotion' if you like, from numbers in the late 20's/30's into the 1-22 range. Spence? Nouble? Will they give O'Neil a more 'sensible' number, or will he stick with 32? What numbers will newcomers Nolan and Faye get?
Here are West Ham United's squad numbers for every season the club participated in the Premier League....
...unfortunately, that's not going to be much help for season 2011-12.
But with a bit of luck, I'll add a new row for 2012-13.
Number 32 IS a sensible number for us now! Infact, take it off GON... Its the shirt of heroes!
I would like us to return to the days of properly numbered shirts, 1-11.
Lets see the first team by dint of having one of those numbers , and lets see anyone with 12 - 25 take it off them by pushing for a place .
Call me old fashioned if you want .
Totally agree, definitely a fan of the right positions having the 'right' numbers too. Slightly OCD though eh?
This raises another discussion point.
Who actually likes this decision? I don't like it. I think it should be a case that players want to fight for the right to earn the No6 shirt.
There are plenty of other ways to commemorate Bobby Moore.
would you have been happy if Upson had worn the number 6?
I find that boring, like the FA making the England team do the same. I'd rather the player picked any number he wanted from 1 to 99, good for morale.
And end up like all those european idiots with players with shirts up in the 80's and 90's?!
No thanks - 1 - 30 odd for your possible squad with a few of the youngers given higher numbers when there are none left.
Agree with this. The one guy who gets my goat is Bendtner, who went from the relatively stupid #26 to the utterly ridiculous #52.
Well its mainly Serie A so I dont know about 'European idiots', seems like a bit of a blanket statement. Anyway, i enjoy watching Robinho in 70, Inler in 88, Muslera in 86 etc. Better than numbers like 15, 27 etc.
Maybe it was a bit blanket, fair enough. I still have to disagree with you though. In my mind I see those 'other' numbers as having a sensible position. Most of this will be based on players who have used it I guess. For example, as much as he's a ****, Upson has pretty much set in my mind that 15 should be a CB. I see 18 as a ST, probably Defoe done that one. 23 I used to see as a defender (Carragher) but now a winger after Beckham. Whilst I'm not saying how I imagine my squad numbers fitting should be what everyone adears to, I definitely think it makes more sense than someone wearing 77 because the 7 is already in use and they think of themselves as a silky smooth pretty boy winger. In that example, take 17 - like Nani and Man United!
Agree with this. The one guy who gets my goat is Bendtner, who went from the relatively stupid #26 to the utterly ridiculous #52.[/quote]
The reason Bendtner has number 52 is because he earns £52,000 a week. What a prick.
A number is a number. Les Ferdinand took 99 when Shearer was signed at Newcastle.
I preferred the old 1-11 but it isn't going to come back pure and simply due to shirt sales and other crap club sells.
Retiring the number 6 shirt was a tacky ***** idea. Are we gonna retire 10 when Sir Trevor croaks it or 4 for Bonzo ?
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