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Squad Numbers?

Postby Hemel Iron on Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:51 am

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?
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby THFC6061 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:05 am

Here are West Ham United's squad numbers for every season the club participated in the Premier League....

http://www.myfootballfacts.com/West_Ham_United_Squad_Numbers.html

...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.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby bobd_uk on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:19 am

Hard to say until we know who's leaving. If Gabbidon goes, I'd assume Nolan will take 4 (he wore that at Newcastle). We also have potentially available numbers 3, 7, 8 and 11 in the "normal" range too.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:32 am

Hemel Iron wrote:Will they give O'Neil a more 'sensible' number, or will he stick with 32?



Number 32 IS a sensible number for us now! Infact, take it off GON... Its the shirt of heroes!
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Chelmo Hammer on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:15 am

Blow Bubbles wrote:
Number 32 IS a sensible number for us now! Infact, take it off GON... Its the shirt of heroes!


You saw who wore it in the 07/08 season right? :wink:
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby the pink palermo on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:20 am

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 .
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:21 am

Chelmo Hammer wrote:You saw who wore it in the 07/08 season right? :wink:



Granted... Misguided... Hench why changed after 1 year I should imagine!
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:23 am

the pink palermo wrote: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?
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Hayden on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:31 am

We will not have our first team wearing 1 - 11 by virtue of 6 being retired... to be pedantic.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Hemel Iron on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:12 pm

Hayden wrote:We will not have our first team wearing 1 - 11 by virtue of 6 being retired... to be pedantic.



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.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Dyl on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:53 pm

Hemel Iron wrote:
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?
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby D C on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:13 pm

the pink palermo wrote: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 .


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.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:21 pm

D C wrote: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. :thup:
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Hemel Iron on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:22 pm

Dyl wrote:

would you have been happy if Upson had worn the number 6?


He did wear it before the retirement, did he not? Maybe being forced out to 15 upset him?
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Hemel Iron on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:24 pm

Blow Bubbles wrote:

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. :thup:


Agree with this. The one guy who gets my goat is Bendtner, who went from the relatively stupid #26 to the utterly ridiculous #52.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby D C on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:27 pm

Blow Bubbles wrote:
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. :thup:


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.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:12 pm

D C wrote: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!
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby Two-Team-Harry on Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:09 pm

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. :x
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby D C on Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:10 pm

He said he took 52 cause it his fave number. Where on earth did ou hear is cause he earns 52k a week.
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Re: Squad Numbers?

Postby GaryP on Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:25 pm

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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