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Christian Dailly

Squad Number: 24
Position: Defender
Born: 23rd Oct 1973 (Dundee)
Signed: 18th Jan 2001 (£1,750,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Blackburn Rovers

Christian Dailly joined West Ham in January 2001 as a replacement for the £18m Rio Ferdinand. Signed from Blackburn for £1.75m, the Scottish international soon became an established member of Harry Redknapp's side.

After Redknapp left, Dailly retained his spot under new boss Glenn Roeder but was heavily criticised in the relegation season of 02/03. It took a good 03/04 season in the Championship for the man nicknamed 'Football Genuis' to win the backing of the fans once again.

Dailly missed much of the 04/05 season through injury, but returned in the final stages and played a vital role in the Play Off Final win against Preston.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

Christian Dailly has no entries for this season.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

0-4 v Charlton Athletic (a) 24th February 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Battled gamely but his age is beginning to catch up – especially when having to get back 80 yards following another inexplicable throw-in decision.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 3rd February 2007
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Upson, 29) Comments to follow.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Nick Bull

He tried, as Christian always does, but clearly not the easiest of days. Don’t think our tactics helped him.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Huffed and puffed but looked gloriously out of his depth.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

Battling performance from the old war horse against the sort of side who he usually does well against.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Battling performance from the old war horse against the sort of side who he usually does well against.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 20th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Gave his all, working tiresomely up and down the right flank.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 20th January 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Got up and down the wing whenever possible but struggled in the second half.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Always one to give 100%, Christian did what he was asked to do, be it on the right on in the middle. Contender for player of year, owing more to the downfall of so many.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

I thought he had a good game, although he's always on the brink of disaster. Realistically he is not good enough, and it's always worrying when he looks better than others.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

I thought he had a good game, although he's always on the brink of disaster. Realistically he is not good enough, and it's always worrying when he looks better than others.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Nick Bull

Never lacking passion, Dailly did what the manager would have wanted. Only really tested once after he had moved into the centre.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Got into some good positions at right-back when you’d be wishing that it was someone else. Slotted in nicely at centre half.

1-2 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

(Replaced Spector, 69) Surprisingly decent at right midfield/ wing back/ whatever it was we changed to by then.

0-0 v Fulham (a) 23rd December 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Better than he was given credit for, he made things difficult for the opposition strike force, which is all you can expect from the old war-horse these days. I’d just like it on record that I don’t really want curly hair too.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 29th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced McCartney, 89) A most bizarre substitution (central midfielder on for left-back?) that almost cost us the game.

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Underrated player in the team. If only the team was made up of 10 Dailly’s (+ 1 Rob Green). Who would have thought we’d be saying that?!

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

West Ham's best outfield player on the night. If the rest of the team showed the same determination we might not be in the position we are.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Harewood, 82) The reasons for his arrival are getting spoken of more than his cameo role.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 82) A bit unfortunate to see his header cleared otherwise little to note.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by Nick Bull

Only Mullins outshone him. His experience proved a great help; his reading of the game was superb.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by East Stand Martin

A solid performance from the Scottish international, making his first start of the season at centre-half.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Nick Bull

Average.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Poor distribution and poor defending at both right-back and centre-back.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Poor distribution and poor defending at both right-back and centre-back.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Fletcher, 77) No further comments.

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Fletcher, 77) Last year he was introduced at a similar stage in the play-off final to see out the game. This year he was moments away from doing another successful job.

2-1 v Manchester City (a) 20th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Once again targeted by an opposition winger, he struggled against City's Reina. Sustained what could be a lengthy injury in a challenge which eventually led to West Ham's second goal.

2-4 v Portsmouth (h) 18th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 98) I feel so nervous when he has the ball. Old habits I guess. He did well.

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 98) With shades of last season's play-off final win over Preston, Dailly came on in extra-time to shore up a defence that looked in danger of collapsing. Job done.

1-4 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 11th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ashton, 84) Didn’t do anything noticeable. But I’d still rather have him at right-back than Scaloni.

0-0 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 18th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Benayoun, 81) Got stuck in, delivered a couple of useful passes and generally did what Dailly does for the last ten minutes of a game. Job done.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Mullins, 45) A decent half – kept it simple and had one shot that kept Taylor on his toes.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Mullins, 45) A solid performance from Dailly despite an apparent preference for passing the ball backwards.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ashton, 83) Only on for a few minutes at the end so not much time to influence things.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Ashton, 83) Only on for a few minutes at the end so not much time to influence things.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Started of a little shakily, possibly not helped by the attitude of those who insisted on jeering his every move during the early exchanges. Happily he settled down and turned in a fine performance and it was noticeable that the applause at his efforts was drowning out the less content elements of the crowd.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Started of a little shakily, possibly not helped by the attitude of those who insisted on jeering his every move during the early exchanges. Happily he settled down and turned in a fine performance and it was noticeable that the applause at his efforts was drowning out the less content elements of the crowd.

2-1 v Fulham (h) 23rd January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Zamora, 80) Wasn’t nearly as bad as people were making out, though the shot that he ballooned over was a bit embarrassing.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Came on for the closing period to get a foot in but barely had enough time to register.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Comments to follow.

2-1 v Norwich City (a) 7th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Etherington, 79) Comments to follow.

1-3 v Chelsea (h) 2nd January 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Charlton Athletic (a) 31st December 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 31st December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th December 2005
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Gabbidon, 39) Thrown in at right-back to replace Gabbidon.

2-4 v Newcastle United (h) 17th December 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Did not play.

2-1 v Everton (a) 14th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Etherington, 86) Comments to follow.

2-3 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 10th December 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Gabbidon, 21) Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (a) 5th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Benayoun, 90) Comments to follow.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 27th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Introuduced in order to nullify the threat of the ever-dangerous Rooney whose ability to slip between West Ham's two lines of defence had caused untold problems.

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 45) A fine performance in the middle – when we needed to get stuck in he was there and he played a major part in the goal.

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 45) A fine performance in the middle – when we needed to get stuck in he was there and he played a major part in the goal.

0-1 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 26th October 2005
by Paul Eastwood

Mr Reliable(ish). Worked doggedly and showed he can be good as cover.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Benayoun 90) Brought on during stoppage time to run a few seconds off the clock. Successful in that aim but otherwise no memorable contribution made.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Adam Leatherbarrow

(Replaced Benayoun 90) Came on with just seconds remaining.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Repka, 45) Was an improvement on Repka but not much – looked slow at times.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Repka, 45) Replaced Tomas Repka but rarely got forward to support the attack as the Czech is capable of. Clearly not entirely comfortable at right-back.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Repka, 67) Football genius came on and calmed things down a lot during the closing stages.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Greg Mansell

(Replaced Repka, 67) Solid. Offered much needed steel to a wobbly display from all four of our back line.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Repka, 67) Sent on in place of Tomas Repka, Dailly played at centre-half for the first time this season whilst Danny Gabbidon moved to right-back. Dealt comfortably with much that was thrown at him for the remaining half-hour. A steadying and calming influence.

4-2 v Sheffield Wednesday (a) 20th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

4-0 v Aston Villa (h) 12th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Mullins, 90) Came on towards the end to give Mullins a well-earned rest.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Got his foot in a couple of times in his 10 minute spell and might have scored with a header.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Brought in to shore up the defence a la Preston in the play-off final. Did a sterling job for the 15 minutes or so he was let loose.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by David P Lewis

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.

3-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 13th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

1-0 v Preston North End (n) 30th May 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Zamora, 74) Won just about everything he went for in the few minutes he was on.

1-0 v Preston North End (n) 30th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Zamora, 74) You could hear the groans when Dailly came on for the last quarter of an hour. But what a game he had - a towering presence in front of the back four. I honestly can't recall him losing a single header in the 23 minutes he was on the pitch - and he had a lot to deal with as Preston began to chuck the ball high and long in search of an equaliser.

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 18th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Repka, 76) A decent run-out for the football genius who is unlikely to be involved in the final due to the emergence of Ward and Ferdinand.

2-1 v Watford (a) 8th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 82) Comments to follow.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Nick Homer

Captain Chris continues to lead by example, covering on the left when help was required.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Richard Osborne

Not the best from our captain. Almost conceded a goal in the opening seconds which shocked him a bit. The nippy striker Forster was having a hay day. Still pretty solid though.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Must be wondering how he picked up the softest booking of his career. Was caused problems by the lively Reading front pair.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A solid match from the skipper who marshalled the back 4 well. Gave Connolly a bit too much space on a couple of occasions though and had Bywater to thank that this did not prove disasterous.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Sicknote

Dailly and Melville worked worked as a pair and really only had Connolly to deal with who they marshalled well. If the whole back five can play like that every game we will win more than our fair share.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Nick Homer

Lead the team as he did last season and marshalled his defence, and a certain DC well.

4-4 v Anderlecht (h) 31st July 2004
by Gordon Thrower

No comments.

1-1 v Peterborough (a) 24th July 2004
by Gordon Thrower

No comments.