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Lionel Scaloni

Squad Number: 2
Position: Defender
Born: 16th May 1978 (Rosario)
Signed: 31st Jan 2006 (£0)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Deportivo La Coruna (Loan - season)

Alan Pardew loves to pull a rabbit out of the hat - the signing of the Argentinian international on the last day of the January transfer window being the perfect example.

Whilst the world and his wife waited for news on deals for players such as Barcelona's Gabri and Tottenham's Stephen Kelly, Pardew quietly arranged the capture of a player with plenty of Champions League and international experience under his belt, thereby ensuring the Hammers wouldn't have to face the ridiculous prospect of playing half a season without a recognised right-back.

27-year-old Scaloni joined the Hammers after finding his first-team options at Deportivo limited. An Argentinian international, he is looking for regular football in an attempt to make the Argentinian squad for this summer's World Cup Finals.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Lionel Scaloni has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

Lionel Scaloni has no entries for this season.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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

No further comments.

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

Despite going to ground more often than his manager would have liked it was a decent farewell to the club for the on-loan Argentinian. His cross led to West Ham's first goal.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 7th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A decent match for Len, though he will probably not be first choice for Cardiff.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 26th April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Very good tonight I thought. Worked incredibly hard and made some good tackles.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Generally solid but got caught out by Reira a few times towards the end.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by East Stand Martin

A really 'Jekyll and Hyde' performance. Sometimes dreadful, but made a goal-saving block from Samaras.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

A really 'Jekyll and Hyde' performance. Sometimes dreadful, but made a goal-saving block from Samaras.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

If he hadn’t been involved in the sending off we wouldn’t have known the home support was there. Battled gamely.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Rarely found time to get forward - and he lost Crespo for Chelsea's second goal. Strangely booed by the home crowd for doing little more than getting in the way of Maniche's boot in the incident that led to the Chelsea player's dismissal.

0-1 v Manchester United (a) 29th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 25th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

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

(Replaced Dailly, 70) Surprisingly dropped to the bench tonight but a more than able replacement for the injured Scot.

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

A career changing performance. Went from strength to strength in tackling, positioning, heading and even shooting. Now to work on those crosses.

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

A much better performance than in recent outings.

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

Didn’t watch the first few games he played for us but today he was a complete liability. Bolton really seemed to target him today and Vaz Te and Gardener repeatedly showed how slow this guy is. Ok, so Vaz Te dived and got booked but on most occasions, he just beat Scaloni for pace. When that’s not happening, his getting caught out of position as happened several times and setting up Bolton. He throw went straight to Gardener before he lost a 50/50 ball with Vaz Te (the type of ball a defender should win) who squared it and Pedersen did the rest. Pardew! Play a youngster, Clive or even Dailly, this guy is a liability!

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A bit of a ‘mare for Len who looked worryingly knackered late on. Not helped by the apparent disappearance of Yossi in front of him.

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

The least effective of his performancs for the Hammers so far. Beaten for space by Gardner as early as the seventh minute and a less forgiving referee might have interpreted his (albeit gentle) tug on Stelios' shirt another way.

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

Settling in nicely. Prompted some debate between some of us at KUMB towers last week. My theory that he has a decent line in crosses from the right seems to be winning the argument.

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

Beginning to gel with the rest of his team mates - and the delivery for the third goal was sublime. Caught out of position once or twice but is showing all the hallmarks of being more than a competent replacement for Tomas Repka.

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

A tentative start – unsurprising really given that he’s probably only had two days training. Settled down and put some tantalising crosses in. Sterner tests are to come.

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

A tentative start – unsurprising really given that he’s probably only had two days training. Settled down and put some tantalising crosses in. Sterner tests are to come.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

Lionel Scaloni has no entries for this season.