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Jack Collison

Squad Number: 10
Position: Midfielder
Born: 10th Feb 1988 (London, England)
Signed: 1st Jul 2007 (Ł0)
Contract: 3 years + 2 year option (signed August 2011)
Previous Club: Academy

KUMB Awards: Young Player of the Year 2008/09, (third place) 2009/10.

Jack Collison made his debut for the first team in a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal on New Years' Day 2008.

A regular at reserve level (where he captained the team for the 2007/08 season) the talented youngster is looking to break into the first team set-up under Alan Curbishley.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Norwich City (a) 9th November 2013
by Staff Writer

Worked hard but there's very little end product coming from Jack at the moment. Perhaps he'll just need a bit more time.

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 31st August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Like those few minutes were really going to give him a chance to alter things.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

One good shot and linked up well.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Tidy game but I'm not sure he did enough to justify selection ahead of Diame.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Rob Chapman

A competent display not short of endeavour, but nothing here to demonstrate that he’s much more than a very good Championship player or reliable if unspectacular Premiership squad member.

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

Didn't really add anything to proceedings.

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

Ran around a lot...

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

Pretty anonymous I’m afraid – still looks half the player that he was before the injury.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Taken off after just 40 minutes.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Looked all at sea until withdrawn before half time.

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

Chased shadows for much of the game without ever quite looking like he was going to apprehend any of them.

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

Grew into the game and almost grabbed a late goal with a lovely shot that stung Lloris' hands.

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

A great game - harrassed and bullied the Tottenham midfield.

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

Very little of note from his half-hour or so on the pitch.

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

Stumbled into a shot when a bit more composure might have reaped some reward.

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

Worked hard.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

4-2 v Reading (h) 19th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Joe Cole, 74)
Quiet leg-stretcher for the Welsh lad.

0-2 v Everton (a) 12th May 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

0-0 v Newcastle United (h) 4th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Nothing of note springs to mind of his half hour or so on the pitch.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 27th April 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

2-0 v Wigan Athletic (h) 20th April 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Diame, 75)
A few nice passes when he came on, which, in this match, was something of a rarity.

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 17th April 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Diame, 82)
A few interceptions in the few moments he was on.

1-1 v Southampton (a) 13th April 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 25th February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Diame, 84)
No real contribution.

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 5th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Continues to improve and looks to be getting back to his best.

2-1 v Norwich City (h) 1st January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Good to see him back – not a bad game either.

1-2 v Everton (h) 22nd December 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Cole, 87)
Good to see him back – though part of me worries about the possibility that he’s been rushed in view of the injury crisis.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Not much worked for him in this match – and a bit of recklessness near the end could have proven costly.

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

Fine first half and desperately unlucky with the injury that saw him miss all but three minutes of the second. Hope he’s fit to play some part at Wembley.

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

The one player whose inclusion was slightly contentious given the recent form of Henri Lansbury, who didn't even make the 16. He paid Big Sam's faith in the best possible way by netting both goals.

6-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 14th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced O'Neil, 55)
Looked keen for the half-hour or so that he was there without ever really dominating proceedings.

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

Anonymous for most of the game and was replaced by Morrison with 10 minutes left. Played wide right which is not his best position. Should be central.

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

Got through a lot of hard work but really ought to have scored at the death.

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

Seemed to understand big Sam's tactics about us much as we did.

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

A lot of good running off the ball but a few things didn't quite work for him.

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

Bit of a ‘mare for young Jack – whether it was the effects of tiredness or just an off day in general that was responsible I don’t know but it was one of those days when virtually nothing he tried came off.

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

Classy performance from the Welshman. Was exceptional ball and was the main reason behind some of the good football we played. Set up Maynard goal with neat drag back.

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

The unfortunate man to make way after Taylor’s sending off. Saw very little of the ball before that.

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

Failed to provide width – understandably perhaps given he was a right footer on the left, something that gives a natural tendency to cut inside. Got caught in possession a couple of times.

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

A largely ineffective 45 minutes before being subbed for Taylor at half time. Still think he is much more suited to a central role rather than being played out wide.

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

Looking like he’s beginning to recapture the form before his terrible injury. Was very good on the ball and looked are most creative midfielder today.

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

Not bad. Came closest to scoring in the second half.

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

The Welsh international had an excellent first half and should have scored after the break when he rattled the wrong side of the woodwork. Better though.

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

The switch to a three man midfield saw him playing more centrally in the second half and it’s clear this role suits him best. Another improved performance.

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

Eased off the ball far too easily in this one. And as for that miss…

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

Beginning to show signs of his pre-injury form and took the goal well.

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

Continues to improve as he gets more time on the pitch following his injury. If you see his goal again watch out for the clever way he pulls back to the edge of the box, resulting in him being in exactly the right place to score when the ball comes out to him.

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

Still lacks sharpness, which led to his getting caught in possession on a number of occasions.

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

(Replaced Bentley, 64) Largely anonymous in his half hour.

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

A spectator for much of the game and he's certainly struggling to repeat previous highs. But it should be remembered that he's still feeling his way back from the terrible injury that kept him out of action for so long.

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of his better days. Much of the match seemed to pass him by.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

Slightly disappointed. When you suffer with having no pace whatsoever, you need to make sure you do a hell of a lot more with the ball with your end product, but barring some neat link up play and a few nice moves down the right, he never really displayed anything special. A solid game though, but you can tell he isn't a wide player as he was drifting infield a little to make use of his assets, as you got the sense he felt a little out of his depth out wide.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Looked a little tired towards the end but had played well up to his replacement. Fine cross for the goal.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by East Stand Martin

A first start this season and a good enough effort. The cross for Nolan's goal was sublime.

0-1 v Cardiff City (h) 7th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Noble, 74 mins) Looked lively in the 15 minutes or so he was given.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Sunderland (h) 22nd May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Got the sponsors’ MOTM award and for me that was just about right. Another who will benefit from a full pre-season.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 7th May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sears, 64 mins) Good to see him back – showed a few bright moments, notably with the pass that lead to Keane’s miss.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 23rd February 2010
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Behrami, 63 mins) Covered a lot of ground to little effect.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Daniel Prescott

(Replaced Diamanti, 85 mins) Not enough time to cause any problems for the Hull defence. But always a welcome face at the Boleyn.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Diamanti, 85 mins) The game was effectively over by the time he arrived.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Diamanti, 85 mins) The game was effectively over by the time he arrived.

1-2 v Burnley (a) 6th February 2010
by Rob Chapman

One shot that cannoned into a defender and a stupid foul that lead to the second goal were his most notable “contributions”. Looks some way short of his highly promising early form.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th January 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Looked ok sporadically but delayed shots and passes a couple of times too much for my liking.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Aston Villa (a) 17th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 28th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (h) 20th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another who had his best game in a while. Good run into the box for the penalty and got forward to support Franco well.

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Birmingham City (a) 12th December 2009
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Stanislas, 69 minutes) Comments to follow.

0-4 v Manchester United (h) 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A wretched afternoon. Barely picked out a pass and seemed ill at ease with whatever it was h was supposed to be doing.

5-3 v Burnley (h) 28th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Quick thinking and composure for the goal but guilty of failing to help out Spector in the second half.

3-3 v Hull City (a) 21st November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Everton (h) 8th November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Aston Villa (h) 4th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another who is returning to form. Needs to have a look at his footwear though – I lost count of the number of times he slipped over during the match.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 31st October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent in the first half, he got caught in possession far too much in the second for my liking.

2-2 v Arsenal (h) 25th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A quietish one – a few decent passes and a bit unlucky with an early shot that was adjudged to have been offside.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 17th October 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 29th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Lots of effort (as always) but to little avail.

3-1 v Millwall (h) 25th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Just for turning up.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by East Stand Martin

A quiet one.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A quiet one.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Andy Stansfield

A quiet game – and really ought to have scored.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A quiet game – and really ought to have scored.

2-0 v Beijing Guoan (n) 31st July 2009
by Staff Writer

A solid 70 minutes of competitive football.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 24th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Young Hammer of the Year, he produced another mature run out that makes him look like he’s been there for years.

0-3 v Liverpool (h) 9th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Stanislas, 59 mins) Looked decent enough in the half-hour he was on and, assuming he’s not injured himself in the meantime, I’d start him up at Goodison.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 2nd May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Boa Morte, 82 mins) Only on a few minutes so not much time to influence proceedings.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 21st February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent run out. The finish for the goal was a lot more difficult than it looked too.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 21st February 2009
by John Simkin

Seemed to lose his confidence after giving away the free-kick that led to the first-goal.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by John Simkin

Lively as always but it was a terrible miss in the 38th minute.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by East Stand Martin

Probably should have scored in the first half and sometimes guilty of over-elaboration.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Probably should have scored in the first half and sometimes guilty of over-elaboration.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by John Simkin

Doubled-up with Illunga against Giggs and still found time to help the attack.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Didn’t look out of place in any way against such so-called illustrious opposition.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by East Stand Martin

Stuck to the task well though circumstances dictated that he didn’t impose his authority on the game as much as of late.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Stuck to the task well though circumstances dictated that he didn’t impose his authority on the game as much as of late.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by John Simkin

Except for a couple of poor passes in advanced positions, he had another highly promising game.

2-0 v Hull City (h) 28th January 2009
by John Simkin

A player I love watching. His upright stance reminds me of Brooking. Has the potential to be as good as Carrick. Let us hope we keep this one.

2-0 v Hartlepool United (a) 24th January 2009
by John Simkin

A few nice touches but generally a fairly quiet afternoon.

3-1 v Fulham (h) 18th January 2009
by John Simkin

My man of the match. His promotion to the first-team has been a tremendous difference to the side's performance. Has the ability to go to the very top. West Ham's ambition will be tested by the offers that will come from the top clubs for this highly promising player.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 10th January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine one from the youngster. Young Hammer of The Year anyone?

3-0 v Barnsley (h) 3rd January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Continues to mature – better finishing might have seen him add to the tally as well.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by East Stand Martin

Got through a lot of running before being sacrificed as we searched for the winner.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Got through a lot of running before being sacrificed as we searched for the winner.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

Another good run out for the lad who continues to impress. In the unlikely event that we ever get a fully injury-free squad it’ll be interesting to see where he lies in the pecking order.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Another good run out for the lad who continues to impress. In the unlikely event that we ever get a fully injury-free squad it’ll be interesting to see where he lies in the pecking order.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Upson, 15) A fine run-out from the bench. Rarely wasted the ball and the finish for his goal was superb.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Upson, 15) A fine run-out from the bench. Rarely wasted the ball and the finish for his goal was superb.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (a) 1st November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A decent showing from the youngster who constantly sought the ball. Should have scored though.

2-3 v MLS AllStars (n) 25th July 2008
by Graeme Howlett

(replaced Mullins, 65) On the periphery.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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

(replaced Ljungberg, 37) Promising start. Though he was a little profligate with the ball from time to time he didn’t hide at all.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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