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George McCartney

Squad Number: 3
Position: Defender
Born: 29th Apr 1981 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Signed: 1st Jul 2012 (£0)
Contract: 2 years
Previous Club: Sunderland

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year (runner-up) 2007/08; Best Signing (third place) 2011/12.

The Northern Irishman was originally signed by Alan Pardew in the summer of 2006 as part of a deal that saw Clive Clarke - valued at £400,000, making the deal worth a million in all - move the opposite way.

One of the few bright spots in an awful season for the Black Cats which saw them relegated with a record number of points (or lack of), McCartney was voted Sunderland's Player of the Year for 2005/06.

It was form he carried into a two-year spell in east London - KUMB readers voted him runner-up Player of the Year in 2007/08 - before McCartney returned to the North East in a £6million switch.

After three years away from London - that included a season on loan at Leeds in 2010/11 - McCartney returned to West Ham on a season-long loan.

Having played a major part in West Ham' promotion campaign - he made 40 appearances, starting in 38 of those - the Belfast-born defender returned to parent club Sunderland, but not before being named as the Players' Player of the Year by his peers.

In June 2012, co-chairman David Gold confirmed that a move to bring McCartney back to West Ham on a permanent basis was close to being concluded - and on 1st July the news that he had completed a second return to the club, on a two-year contract, was confirmed.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

2-0 v Aston Villa (a) 8th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Coped well with the lively Albrighton for most of the second half, pretty much stopped anything coming up the left before that.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 7th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Struggled to keep up with the game in only his second start since his recent return.

0-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by



0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Staff Writer

Asked to work the flank for the final 15 minutes or so although provided little of note.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A strange substitution - did little wrong however.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 31st March 2014
by Raedwulf

Made sure there was very little threat down his side. Johnson might have caused him more trouble, but a hamstring problem meant he was subbed after a solid first half.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Probably the pick of the defenders – remarkably so given his position.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Fought tirelessly.

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

A wily old head at the back. A bit ring rusty – understandably so under the circumstances – but it’s good to have him playing again even if his first team opportunities are to be limited this season.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 26th March 2014
by Raedwulf

Again, much as against Man Utd, not brilliant, but rarely beaten and did his best to get forwards.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 26th April 2014
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0-2 v Manchester United (h) 22nd March 2014
by Raedwulf

Demel was, perhaps, slightly sub-6 whilst George was slightly plus-6; not enough so for either to be other than 6. Like Demel, solid defensively, but busier and better going forward.

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Raedwulf

Failed to make a meaningful challenge on Yoshida for their goal. Apart from that? Very much etcetera...

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Went walkabout for their goal but had an otherwise fine game.

0-1 v Everton (a) 1st March 2014
by Raedwulf

By the afore-mentioned couple of fag papers, Man of the Match. Kept the dangerous Deulofeu in check well every time he faced him.

1-2 v Fulham (a) 1st January 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Failed to pick up Sidwell for his goal. Does his best in an unfamiliar role but...

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Raedwulf

Beauty of a cross for the first goal; otherwise much the same sort of game as Demel.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Same as Demel – it was his willingness to exploit space going forward that led to the first goal.

0-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 19th April 2014
by



2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Staff Writer

"Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be Gorgeous George". Fantastic effort, worked his socks off.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Filled in fabulously.

1-3 v Stoke City (a) 15th March 2014
by Staff Writer



0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Did nothing of note - poor crossing.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Decent enough showing against his old club, though distribution could have been better.

0-0 v Manchester City (a) 11th May 2014
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2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 11th January 2014
by Trevor Twohig

Asked to fill in - did very well.

2-0 v Norwich City (h) 11th February 2014
by Raedwulf

A little lacklustre in comparison with the last couple of games. Just like practically everyone else.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

0-0 v Manchester City (h) 3rd November 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Had his work cut out but stuck to the task. Had Carroll scored with the overhead kick he’d probably be claiming an assist!

1-2 v Wigan Athletic (a) 27th October 2012
by Rob Chapman

The partnership with Jarvis hasn’t quite found its feet yet and still looks borderline at this level, but I’m struggling to think of too much he did that was obviously wrong. Nice work for our (undeserved) goal too.

4-1 v Southampton (h) 20th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Solid defensively without catching the eye as an attacking force.

1-3 v Arsenal (h) 6th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Had a hard time but the visitors never quite got the better of him. Nice involvement in the build up to the goal.

0-3 v Swansea City (a) 25th August 2012
by Tom Kilbey

An average performance from McCartney today. Faced a tough test with much of Swansea's attacking efforts coming down his side. His lack of composure on the ball was apparent against a hard-working Swansea side who gave little time on the ball.

1-0 v Aston Villa (h) 18th August 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine debut. The lack of opposition allowed him to get forward as well.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Blackpool (n) 19th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced O'Neil, 53)
Whilst he didn’t totally nullify the threat from Ince when he came on, he certainly reduced it.

3-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Nolan, 69)
Picked up at left back where Taylor left off. You couldn’t see the join.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 3rd May 2012
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Vaz Te, 60)
Drafted in with the game already in the bag, the Irish defender barely put a foot wrong and still found time to make the occasional foray into enemy territory.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 28th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Nolan, 74)
A welcome return but didn’t really have much time to influence matters.

2-4 v Reading (h) 31st March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

By and large he kept the loathsome Kebe reasonably quiet – he was reduced to falling over at every opportunity.

1-1 v Leeds United (a) 17th March 2012
by James May

Typically consistent performance from McCartney. Solid yet unspectacular. Always gives it his all.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Ok but playing on the “wrong” side curtailed the storming runs that we’ve seen of late.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

Not surprising that he had a quiet game considering he was one of many played out of position.

1-1 v Watford (h) 7th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

Never really had the opportunity to repeat his exploits at Cardiff but as reliable as ever.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 4th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

I'm too busy laughing at his goal to write anything meaningful here! A good all-round match.

0-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 25th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Solid enough and provided some otherwise lacking width going forward.

4-1 v Blackpool (a) 22nd February 2012
by James May

Exceptional display from the left-back. Impressive both defensively and going forward and simply didn’t stop running all night.

1-1 v Southampton (h) 14th February 2012
by James May

(Replaced Collison, 21)
Came on early and did an excellent job defensively and on a few occasions helped the attacking cause. Reliable as always.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

So-so start that improved as the game wore on, particularly once Taylor had replaced Collison.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by James May

Consistent as ever. Defensively sound and put in a couple of superb crosses.

2-1 v Nottingham Forest (h) 21st January 2012
by James May

Very steady and solid performance from the ever consistent McCartney. Defensively sound and put in two or three good crosses.

1-0 v Portsmouth (a) 14th January 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Had a bit more about him going forward than O’Brien did – but one shot over the bar was embarrassing.

1-0 v Barnsley (h) 17th December 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Surprisingly good given that this was a highly unfamiliar position for Linda.

1-2 v Burnley (h) 3rd December 2011
by East Stand Martin

Not much to offer in the opposition half and once again, we're conceding goals from the left side.

3-1 v Derby County (h) 26th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Got forward well on the left. Liked the Messi-style run late on – even though the finish was more messy than Messi.

2-1 v Coventry City (a) 19th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Some solid if unspectacular defensive work but distribution wasn’t at its best.

2-0 v Hull City (a) 5th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Had his work cut out on that side occasionally but just about coped.

4-0 v Blackpool (h) 15th October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Like Faubert, he profited from the lack of threat from the opposition and was able to push forward on numerous occasions. Played a major part in Collison’s goal.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (a) 1st October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A couple of decent crosses from the left led to the goals just as well because nobody else (in the absence of Taylor) seems able to deliver from that side.

0-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 27th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Same as O’Brien really. Promiosing moves forward were stalled as the ball went backwards.

1-0 v Peterborough (h) 24th September 2011
by Staff Writer

Some great tackles but some incredibly poor distribution to boot.

4-3 v Portsmouth (h) 10th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent if unspectacular ninety. Beginning to look a bit fitter.

4-1 v Nottingham Forest (a) 28th August 2011
by Staff Writer

Still looking less than 100 per cent. His flank was often targeted by Forest but they may have been expecting the even-less-effective Herita Ilunga to be playing there. Did okay in the circumstances but currently a shadow of the player we had here three years ago.

1-2 v Aldershot Town (h) 24th August 2011
by Staff Writer

Obviously lacking in match fitness, McCartney struggled at times first at left back and then as an emergency centre-half once Callum McNaughton has received his marching orders.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

George McCartney is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

George McCartney is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Faubert, 60) Still far from fully fit but getting some vital minutes in.

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Faubert, 60) Looked a little rusty but improved the balance of the side when he came on.

4-1 v Macclesfield Town (h) 27th August 2008
by Graeme Howlett

A little bit off the pace but not bad.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Aston Villa (h) 10th May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Not at his best in the first half – possible as a result of the hamstring problem that saw him sit out the second 45.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A bit of a mare on his side really. Not a match he will look back on with much fondness.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Alex Shilling

Had a good game, supplied Boa Morte well down the wings, and played his own position well. Unlucky to get booked.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Alex Shilling

Did okay today, has looked a little out of sorts in last two matches. Linked up well with Ljungberg and later Boa Morte.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Fine match. Strong at the back and a constant danger going forward.

2-1 v Derby County (h) 19th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Ok but his distribution was a bit off-key from time to time.

0-1 v Portsmouth (h) 8th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Barely bothered by Portsmouth but would improve infinitely in going forward if he had a regular left midfielder in front of him. Whatever happened to the bloke Etherington who used to play there? Groin strain I expect.

1-2 v Sunderland (a) 29th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Was doing ok until the knock that saw him miss the second half.

1-1 v Everton (a) 22nd March 2008
by Graeme Howlett

Some solid defensive work and a couple of good bursts down the line.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Alex Shilling

Another good performance. Solid at the back, distributed well and offered Ljungberg good support down the left channel.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Decent outing – especially so when you consider the lack of support he had on his side on occasion.

0-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 10th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Stuck to his task despite the lack of help from in front of him at times.

0-4 v Chelsea (h) 1st March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Not his usual self. Failed to close down Ballack for the third but being blocked off didn’t help.

1-0 v Fulham (a) 23rd February 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Linda has a problem when Ljungberg plays left side. That is Ljungberg’s habit of NOT playing left side. This leaves Linda with no support or cover, hence his penchant today of playing the long ball out of defence.

1-1 v Birmingham City (h) 9th February 2008
by East Stand Martin

Steady enough though not really tested much.

1-1 v Birmingham City (h) 9th February 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Steady enough though not really tested much.

1-0 v Wigan Athletic (a) 2nd February 2008
by Gordon Thrower

His distribution left a bit to be desired – though it hardly helped that Etherington was crocked and Ljungberg disappeared from sight on his side.

1-0 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2008
by East Stand Martin

Steady enough performance that improved after Matty’s arrival.

1-0 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Steady enough performance that improved after Matty’s arrival.

0-1 v Manchester City (a) 16th January 2008
by Jacob Steinberg

Rarely troubled by Ireland, he was reluctant to exploit that and attack.

2-1 v Fulham (h) 12th January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Fairly decent run out. Funny how we all thought he’d be our back-up on the left of defence. Shorey must be kicking himself.

0-0 v Manchester City (h) 5th January 2008
by Jacob Steinberg

He misjudged the flight on one cross to allow Ireland in, yet was rarely at fault again and supported Etherington well.

0-0 v Manchester City (h) 5th January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

The return of Etherington meant gave him more options going forward than of late.

0-2 v Arsenal (a) 1st January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Similar to Neill, all his usual partners on the left have disappeared injured so the long hoof in the direction of Cole was his “out”.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by East Stand Martin

Started off in his usual left-back position and finished further up in midfield. Apparently before this match he had the record for most throw-ins taken this season. The significance of this statistic eludes the writer for the moment.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Started off in his usual left-back position and finished further up in midfield. Apparently before this match he had the record for most throw-ins taken this season. The significance of this statistic eludes the writer for the moment.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He couldn't keep up with Ronaldo when he scored, but defended against him well otherwise. He also showed initiative to attack at every opportunity.

1-1 v Reading (h) 26th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He appears to be more troubled when Ljungberg is in front of him, as he is almost expected to patrol the left flank alone.

0-2 v Everton (h) 15th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He was not helped by what was in front of him as he missed the injured Matthew Etherington, but McCartney has still enjoyed better games. Beaten by Cahill during the first goal.

0-2 v Everton (h) 15th December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Steady in defence but going forward he clearly misses Etherington – one of a number of partnerships disrupted by injury.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 1st December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Another good run out though he was a bit more tested when Wright-Philips arrived on the scene.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 24th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Glad to see him back after the knock. Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet late on.

5-0 v Derby County (a) 10th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Injured on two minutes, off by 14. Battled gamely in the intervening period before he joined the waiting list outside the treatment room.

5-0 v Derby County (a) 10th November 2007
by East Stand Martin

Injured on two minutes, off by 14. Battled gamely in the intervening period before he joined the waiting list outside the treatment room.

1-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 4th November 2007
by Graeme Howlett

A great goal and a goal-line clearance to boot in the first half.

2-1 v Coventry City (a) 30th October 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Some good runs down the flank; missed a sitter late on however.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 6th October 2007
by Alex Shilling

Did well. Looked good going forward, and was tidy and efficient at the back.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 6th October 2007
by East Stand Martin

Worked hard to keep the opposition at bay. Picked up a knock late on.

0-1 v Arsenal (h) 28th September 2007
by Josh Tappin

Another impressive game from Linda.

3-0 v Middlesbrough (h) 15th September 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Another who had an interesting flight home midweek – though it didn’t take 36 hours. Occasionally slow to push up thus rendering the offside trap useless.

3-0 v Reading (a) 1st September 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Desperate to show there was no need for a new left-back, he defended well and attacked with ambition.

3-0 v Reading (a) 1st September 2007
by East Stand Martin

An excellent match from Linda who defended well and got forward on the break to support the attack. The chant of “you should have come to West Ham” aimed at Shorey should have contained a line referring to the need to be Linda’s deputy on this form.

3-0 v Reading (a) 1st September 2007
by Gordon Thrower

An excellent match from Linda who defended well and got forward on the break to support the attack. The chant of “you should have come to West Ham” aimed at Shorey should have contained a line referring to the need to be Linda’s deputy on this form.

2-1 v Bristol Rovers (a) 28th August 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Defensivly sound and used the left flank to good effect.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

In good form at present as he does his damnedest to prove to everyone that we don’t need a new left back.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

In good form at present as he does his damnedest to prove to everyone that we don’t need a new left back.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Defensively apt, but his attacking contribution leaves much to be desired.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

Solid – though one misplaced pass put Mullins in a position where he had no option to pick up a yellow.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Solid – though one misplaced pass put Mullins in a position where he had no option to pick up a yellow.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

Was just beginning to combine well with Etherington when he was replaced.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He's not bad and shouldn't have gone off - but he's a squad player. A better left-back is a must.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Was just beginning to combine well with Etherington when he was replaced.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

1-0 v Manchester United (a) 13th May 2007
by East Stand Martin

Was doing ok but his early knock curtailed his participation in the afternoons events.

1-0 v Manchester United (a) 13th May 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Was doing ok but his early knock curtailed his participation in the afternoons events.

3-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th May 2007
by East Stand Martin

A decent run as part of a settled defence has done wonders for both his form and his confidence. Much improved and got forward well.

3-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th May 2007
by Gordon Thrower

A decent run as part of a settled defence has done wonders for both his form and his confidence. Much improved and got forward well.

3-0 v Wigan Athletic (a) 28th April 2007
by East Stand Martin

A solid performance was capped by his drive forward which prompted the second goal.

3-0 v Wigan Athletic (a) 28th April 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

A solid performance was capped by his drive forward which prompted the second goal.

1-0 v Everton (h) 21st April 2007
by East Stand Martin

A decent game. I’m not 100% convinced by his Premiership pedigree but he played well today.

1-0 v Everton (h) 21st April 2007
by Gordon Thrower

A decent game. I’m not 100% convinced by his Premiership pedigree but he played well today.

1-0 v Arsenal (a) 7th April 2007
by East Stand Martin

Another solid performace from a player who is hitting form at the right time. Hopefully the injury won't prove to be too serious.

1-0 v Arsenal (a) 7th April 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Another solid performace from a player who is hitting form at the right time. Hopefully the injury won't prove to be too serious.

2-0 v Middlesbrough (h) 31st March 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He doesn't attack as well as Konchesky, but then he doesn't defend as badly as Konchesky. Solid.

2-0 v Middlesbrough (h) 31st March 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Quite possibly his finest performance yet. Like Neill, he enjoyed getting into advanced positions. Defensively he was rock-solid, making a number of crucial challenges.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 17th March 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Tenacious in the tackle as always, although you're never truly convinced that he looks completely comfortable at this level.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 17th March 2007
by East Stand Martin

Tenacious in the tackle as always, although you're never truly convinced that he looks completely comfortable at this level.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by Nick Bull

As a defender, he does his job with confidently. Failed to help Etherington going forward; though Matty returned the (lack of) favours too.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by East Stand Martin

Doesn’t help Etherington nearly enough for me.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Doesn’t help Etherington nearly enough for me.

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

Comments to follow.

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

I’m warming to him; he looks solid on the left flank. Always tried, especially going forward even though no-one wanted to support him.

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

The pick of the defenders, and he also managed to deliver a couple of decent crosses at the other end.

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

Did ok – though I’d like to see more work on building up some sort of partnership with Boa Morte on the left – like the one between Konchesky and Etherington that used to work well once upon a time.

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

Did ok – though I’d like to see more work on building up some sort of partnership with Boa Morte on the left – like the one between Konchesky and Etherington that used to work well once upon a time.

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

Possibly his best game in a Claret and Blue shirt. Going forward he looked dangerous, and was sound defensively.

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

Great through ball for our second goal but troubled by Milner all afternoon.

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

Nervous looking performance. Did not look comfortable going forward or defending.

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

I thought he was abysmal. From the needless first corner, to simply his hesitancy in defence... I prefer Konchesky, and that's saying something!

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

I thought he was abysmal. From the needless first corner, to simply his hesitancy in defence... I prefer Konchesky, and that's saying something!

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

Great cross in for Noble’s goal, although often wanted to play behind Boa Morte when the new man wanted support on the flanks.

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

Solid game in defence for Linda who might be beginning to press Konchesky for the starting spot at LB.

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

(Replaced Harewood, 85) Given five minutes to shore up the defence following the ref’s mental aberration.

1-0 v Manchester United (h) 17th December 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Etherington, 77) Linda came on to shore up the defence in the closing minutes and performed admirably.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Gabbidon, 64) Coped alright once he’d settled down alongside Anton.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Gabbidon, 64) Coped alright once he’d settled down alongside Anton.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Like too many others, good positioning and attacking bursts were let down by poor crossing.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Got into a couple of good left wing positions but, as has been our problem for a while, the cross was lacking.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Made a few late bursts down the flank but again the delivery was poor.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Tried to get forward in the little time he was on. Put some good crosses in.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Ferdinand, 43) Last season West Ham beat Arsenal with a left-back playing out of position (Clive Clarke at right-back, for the stattos out there); today they did so again, after left-back McCartney replaced Anton Ferdinand at centre-half. For only his third game, it was a very assured performance.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ferdinand, 43) I was a bit worried at the departure of Ferdinand through injury. I needn’t have been. Proved an able replacement in the heart alongside Gabbidon.

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

Some good challenges and one or two nice touches but found himself dangerously out of position on a couple of occasions.

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

Not the best debut for the Irishman – though the timing hardly helped his cause. Perhaps judge him after a couple more games.

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

Although there were one or two nice touches he struggled on his debut. It's far too early to reach any conclusions however.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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