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Marlon Harewood

Squad Number: 10
Position: Striker
Born: 25th Aug 1979 (Hampstead)
Signed: 25th Nov 2003 (£500,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Nottingham Forest

Now considered to be one of Alan Pardew's most astute signings, Marlon Harewood joined the Hammers for a cut-down fee in November 2003 after refusing to sign a new contract with Nottingham Forest, his only club prior to that point.

Harewood has been on the receiving end of some unjust criticism at times by a vocal minority, yet despite this he has consistently done what he is paid to do - stick the ball in the back of the net.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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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

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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

(Replaced Zamora, 63) Bustled about and made a nuisance of himself.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 63) Bustled about and made a nuisance of himself.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Caused all sorts of problems in the half hour he was on. Unlucky not to score.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Caused all sorts of problems in the half hour he was on. Unlucky not to score.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Perhaps there is more to come from him this season, although some moments were less than convincing.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Perhaps there is more to come from him this season, although some moments were less than convincing.

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

Very, very disappointing. Obviously Marlon is a huge confidence player, but how on earth do you turn this kind of form around? Missing a first-half sitter when set up by Tevez appeared to render him useless thereafter.

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

Very, very disappointing. Obviously Marlon is a huge confidence player, but how on earth do you turn this kind of form around? Missing a first-half sitter when set up by Tevez appeared to render him useless thereafter.

3-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 4th March 2007
by East Stand Martin

No real threat. Far more gusto in his attempts to impose himself.

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

(Replaced Etherington, 45) One shot saved. Should have got a penalty when flattened by Thatcher. That was it really.

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

He tried, and failed. Brilliantly sent Foster the wrong way for the penalty, although the miss was more impressive.

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

Awful. And not just for the penalty.

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

Awful. And not just for the penalty.

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

(Replaced Blanco, 59) Comments to follow.

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

Offered little, one first half chance aside. Saying that, he had nothing for feed off from.

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

Forced Reina into one excellent save but once again offered little.

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

Took the goal brilliantly, and his overall display showed again that, on his day, Marlon is a real handful.

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

Gave Ramage a torrid time in the first half. The goal will no doubt boost his (fragile) confidence.

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

Bewildered on the right, he had an ineffective game.

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

Gave his markers a hard time but should have done better with the shot that hit the post.

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

Hustled and bustled and made a right pain in the backside of himself up front. Keep it up.

0-2 v Everton (a) 3rd December 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Zamora, 69) Not bad, not brilliant. Tried to liven up the game, to no avail.

0-2 v Everton (a) 3rd December 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

(Replaced Zamora, 69) His pace gave us more options and we left wondering why he doesn't start ahead of Zamora. Was only denied by a very good save.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 73) Put himself about a bit but ought to have nicked the second when through on goal.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 73) Put himself about a bit but ought to have nicked the second when through on goal.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Did little of note.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Harried and hassled as best he could but didn’t really look like scoring.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Never really at the races after coming on with 20 to play.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Struggled to make an impact.

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

(Replaced Bowyer, 62) Once or twice in the past Harewood would have gone into hiding after missing a glaring opportunity such as the one which presented itself to him just minutes after coming on, which he duly blasted straight at Jens Lehman. He didn't today, and was rewarded for his endeavour by hitting the winning goal.

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

(Replaced Bowyer, 62) Today was a return to the Marlon of old. Bustling, awkward and a right pain in the backside to the opposition defence. Foiled by Lehmann early on he popped up in the right place at the right time to give us something to cheer at last.

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

(Replaced Sheringham, 77) Looked lively and up for it, still a better option than either of the two who started up front.

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

Great goal, where was the big man for the following forty-five minutes?

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

Scored a goal then promptly disappeared (although he did seem to struggle after taking a knock towards the end of the first half). The posturing after the goal was completely unnecessary and gave a good indication of what is wrong at the club right now.

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

Unlucky with the side’s best chance. Now he needs a goal – urgently.

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

Worked hard but his touch lacked conviction.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Zamora, 70) If the idea was for him to get on the end of Cole’s headers it didn’t work.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Zamora, 70) Part of a double substitution, possibly came too late.

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

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 85) The last roll of the dice for the Manager, and Marlon had little chance to deliver.

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

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 85) Not enough time to make an impact.

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

Didn't look confident the one time he had a chance to shoot and lost the opportunity. Failed to hold the ball up.

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

Didn't look confident the one time he had a chance to shoot and lost the opportunity. Failed to hold the ball up.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Tevez, 45) Strangely booked. Huffed and puffed but his most meaningful contribution was to accidentally put Given out of the match.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Tevez, 45) Like the starting two upfront, had scraps for service and so making an impact was always going to be difficult. His rating suggests he was poor- infact he did little wrong when he got a rare chance with the ball.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Tevez, 45) A player who is more than capable of changing the game from the bench. Not today though, where his only notable contribution was booting Shay Given in the nether regions.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

(Replaced Tevez, 45) A confidence player who needs goals. Under a lot of pressure right now.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Unlucky to see the shot that would have done so much to rebuild his confidence come back off the post.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Unlucky to see the shot that would have done so much to rebuild his confidence come back off the post.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Seemed really up for the game. Saw a great chance rebound off of the post; summing up his season thus far. As hard as it would be for Pardew to drop leading Premiership scorer Zamora, I would love to see Marlon start up top with Carlos.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

To say that he needs a goal is like saying that I need a pint right now. He’s not really performed this season and his position must be in danger with the arrival of new blood up front.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Oh Marlon. I hope and pray your time will come. Aston Villa were good to you last year, and that should have been the case yesterday. Head up, old boy.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Confidence is seemingly low, very quiet afternoon.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Not happening for him at the moment. However, this time last season we went into the break with Marlon in similar form. A hat-trick against Villa ensued. Cheer up Marlon – guess who our next match is against…!

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Battled gamely but lacked influence.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by East Stand Martin

The big man had one of his off nights, and was rarely involved to any great degree. Substituted late in the second half by Teddy Sheringham.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

The big man had one of his off nights, and was rarely involved to any great degree. Substituted late in the second half by Teddy Sheringham.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Nick Bull

No real chances of note, though unlucky to have a goal disallowed as well as ending up in Howard Webb's book.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Gave the opposition defence a hard time without quite frightening them to death in the way we know he can. Unluckily booked.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by East Stand Martin

Worked hard again and was slightly unlucky to have had his header disallowed for what appeared to be the slightest of pushes.

1-1 v Olympiakos (h) 12th August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

The goal was sublime. More of the same please.

 

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

Full of pace and running although he rarely featured in front of goal. Despite being unable to walk he stayed on the pitch until the end and cruelly saw West Ham's best chance of winning the game fall to his injured left peg.

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

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Made a nuisance when he came on for Teddy.

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

(Replaced Benayoun, 80) Arrived to a hero's welcome.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Caused constant problems for the Boro’ defence. Magnificent finish for the goal.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Caused constant problems for the Boro’ defence. Magnificent finish for the goal.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Caused City a few niggles without ever really dominating the City defence.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Did well but didn't make a major contribution.

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

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Did well but didn't make a major contribution.

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

Played wide right early on but failed to cause too many problems – perhaps should have been pushed up earlier.

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

Failed to exert any pressure on the likes of Terry and Gallas, although he had a little more luck early on when playing out wide against Del Horno. Very harshly booked in the second-half.

0-0 v Charlton Athletic (h) 2nd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Tried his best but without decent service it was an uphill struggle.

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

Put himself about as usual but never really looked close to adding to his impressive goal tally.

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

(Replaced Katan, 45) Comments to follow.

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

Simply sensational.

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

Worked hard for little gain and was about to be substituted when he scored the winning goal. His excellent cross also led to West Ham's opener.

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

Half-decent first half. Spent too much time running down blind alleys in the second.

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

Double drool.

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

A quiet game for our leading goalscorer who looked slightly miffed at being asked to play our wide.

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

Goals 11 & 12 of the season, though I wish he’d take a bit more of a run-up for spot-kicks. Lots of running and Taylor knew he was around every time he had a back pass to cope with.

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

Two more goals to his tally and another impressive effort. He seems to be full of confidence at the moment and desperate to prove he is worthy of retaining his first-team spot.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 73) Made all the difference. Ran at the opposition, a tactic that caused all sorts of problems. Disgracefully denied a goal by the officials, his hard work provided the all-important breakthrough for Ashton.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 73) Made all the difference. Ran at the opposition, a tactic that caused all sorts of problems. Disgracefully denied a goal by the officials, his hard work provided the all-important breakthrough for Ashton.

3-2 v Arsenal (a) 1st February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Spent most of the match in the withdrawn wide right position. Made an occasional nuisance of himself.

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

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Looked like a man with a big point to prove during his 20 minute run out. Ashton may find it difficult to break into the side if he has his way.

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

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Looked like a man with a big point to prove during his 20 minute run out. Ashton may find it difficult to break into the side if he has his way.

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

Didn’t really look like scoring as an attacker but chased the ball down well and worked hard when withdrawn to the right hand side.

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

Another one who had a game of two halves. Not much to write home about in the first half but caused Villa all sorts of problems in the second.

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

Comments to follow.

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

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

Marginally better than Bobby.

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

Probably has Boumsong’s fingerprints around his neck. Caused problems throughout and video of the run back into his own half to dispossess Ameobi should be compulsory viewing to those who continually slate him for “laziness”.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Gave the Man Utd back four a torrid time from the off and his goal was a real beauty. Had rather less joy once Silvestre - who he had tormented for half an hour - was replaced by the returning Gary Neville.

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

A lot of running but yet another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

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

A lot of running but yet another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by East Stand Martin

Uncomfortable playing as the lone striker and snatched at the rare opportunities that were presented to him.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Uncomfortable playing as the lone striker and snatched at the rare opportunities that were presented to him.

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

Waited too often for the ball to come to him, rather than going for the ball. Fell over after tackles, lost heart and only seemed to put in effort when ‘prompted’ by fans/players/bench.

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

A lot of mostly unrewarded hard work – should have been given an assist when NRC’s goal was harshly disallowed. Caused problems for the Boro defence most of the afternoon.

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

Erm, well.... he was ok, but tended to stay forward while Zamora was running his nuts off. Once Bobby had been substituted Harewood started to put his arse into gear with Teddy barking orders at him.

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

Battled in vain with service that was at best indifferent and at worst non-existent.

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

Another who put in a lot of effort for scant reward, although had the referee seen Onuoha's challenge on him differently things could have turned out much better. His two best chances came in the first half from Etherington crosses but they were both wasted.

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

Another who huffed and puffed to little effect. Perhaps ought to have done better with his effort in the first half.

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

Like Teddy, had one chance but Davis produced a smart save. Apart from that Marlon struggled and was starved of service in our poorest performance of the season so far.

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

Good Marlon stayed at home today and Bad Marlon turned up at the Stadium of Light. Everything's black and white with Marlon, he's either very good or very poor - never anything in between. Should have done better with his one and only chance in the ninth minute.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by East Stand Martin

Not one of Marlon's better days but he can be forgiven that bearing in mind the contribution he has made to the side in recent games.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Greg Mansell

Worked hard in what was always going to prove to be a difficult day against a quartet of double-winning defenders, in particular man-mountain Sol Campbell. Had a half chance in the last few minutes when he turned and shot wide but all in all chances were very hard to come by for Marlon.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Battled bravely against the twin opponents of Arsenal’s defence and the idiot Dean. No doubt his lack of a goal will prompt the odd insane moan from those who like to do so but he will rarely work so hard for no reward.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Not one of Marlon's better days but he can be forgiven that bearing in mind the contribution he has made to the side in recent games.

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

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Looked infinitely more dangerous getting into the box than he did as a midfielder. Fine work for both goals – whether both were his or not.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

He does it again. When he left the pitch in the 86th minute a crescendo of noise chanting 'there's only one Marlon Harewood' filled the stadium, which tells all about his performance today. The goal was stunning, he had one ruled out, made the second and hit the bar. You can't ask for much more from your number one striker than that.

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

Against Blackburn and Newcastle he had put in a hard-working efforts. Against Bolton he had an off-day that led to him getting slaughtered – so much so that AP thought long and hard about picking him for this one. Has obviously spent the international break working on his finishing as, where he might previously have snatched at a shot, he displayed a composure hitherto lacking. Pleased as punch for the lad and he is the other recipient of the joint MOTM award.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

If you look up the definition of “One Of Those Days” in a dictionary you’ll probably see a description of Marlon’s match v Bolton. Really ought to have done better with the chances he had. He will be wondering about his place in the starting line-up over the next 16 days.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

If you look up the definition of “One Of Those Days” in a dictionary you’ll probably see a description of Marlon’s match v Bolton. Really ought to have done better with the chances he had. He will be wondering about his place in the starting line-up over the next 16 days.

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

Ran his legs off. Caused problems up front, chased lost causes and helped out when required in defence. Anyone who calls him lazy should ask the Newcastle defence if they agree.

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

Frustrating - as is often the case with Marlon. Some glimpses of class but lacking the killer touch at present. A goal would no doubt help to settle the nerves.

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

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.

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

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.

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

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Was a constant thorn in the side of the Preston defence without ever quite dominating them totally.

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

Not Marlon's best game but there'll be no criticism on a day like today. His 20+ goals made sure we got to Cardiff in the first place, and he did his bit.

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

Despite professing to hate it he does play awfulyl well on the flank. Topped off his game with the 90-yard run which made our second goal - and if we've scored a better one since leaving the Premiership I haven't seen it.

2-2 v Ipswich Town (h) 14th May 2005
by Graeme Howlett

The most frustrating part of Marlon's game is his reticence to challenge for headers. Today he made four challenges and won two. That statistic suggests that if he bothered a bit more often it would be worth his while.

2-2 v Ipswich Town (h) 14th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

The most frustrating part of Marlon's game is his reticence to challenge for headers. Today he made four challenges and won two. That statistic suggests that if he bothered a bit more often it would be worth his while.

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

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Sunderland (h) 29th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Good work for the goal and caused a few problems for Sunderland without ever dominating like we know he can.

2-2 v Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 23rd April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Caused problems but why he decided not to head that sitter in front of goal Lord alone knows.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 19th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

His first touch when playing up along Teddy was lacking. However, he looked more dangerous in the last 15 minutes when moved out to the right and his fine work led to the goal.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 19th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

His first touch when playing up along Teddy was lacking. However, he looked more dangerous in the last 15 minutes when moved out to the right and his fine work led to the goal.

1-1 v Millwall (h) 16th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Took the goal well but overall this was not one of those days where he scared the opposition.

1-1 v Millwall (h) 16th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

Like Anton, this was one of Marlon's off days. However unlike Anton this was also due to a percieved lack of effort (chasing down defenders, apparent lost causes etc). Marlon has been unfairly labelled 'lazy' at times this season - although it's hard to argue with that summary based on today's poor effort. Nice goal though.

3-0 v Coventry City (h) 9th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Poor old Marlon seemed a little out of sorts today. Some hard running and good link-up play with Teddy spoilt by some less than impressive finishing.

3-0 v Coventry City (h) 9th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

Despite the presence of the odd boo-boy who still stupidly lambast his efforts Marlon worked hard although he had one of those off days which strikers love to forget.

1-0 v Burnley (a) 5th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

aka Marlon 'Man With Two Brains' Harewood - Bad Ass Download Baron. Three Steps To Heaven.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 2nd April 2005
by East Stand Martin

Thought he worked hard today, particularly in the second-half and really responded to the support from the crowd. When Marlon gets the bit between his teeth he frightens any defence at this level and is a real handful. With pace to burn, the Wigan defence at times had 15 yards on him yet he reached the ball first and powerfully bustled past them to fire the winner. If he can improve his finishing and play with the same passion he should surpass Teddy as leading scorer. On another day he might have had 3 or 4 goals.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 2nd April 2005
by Madhammer

Thought he worked hard today, particularly in the second-half and really responded to the support from the crowd. When Marlon gets the bit between his teeth he frightens any defence at this level and is a real handful. With pace to burn, the Wigan defence at times had 15 yards on him yet he reached the ball first and powerfully bustled past them to fire the winner. If he can improve his finishing and play with the same passion he should surpass Teddy as leading scorer. On another day he might have had 3 or 4 goals.

2-2 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

On the plus side he caused the opposition a lot of broblems. On the minus side his finishing of late has been somewhat lacking – and that’s without taking the penalty into consideration. Great cross for Teddy’s first though.

2-2 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

Despite putting in a good performance all Marlon will be remembered for in this game is missing the penalty that would have won the game. It was shades of Freddie Kanoute v Arsenal all over again as his weak shot was easily saved by Ian Walker.

1-1 v Crewe Alexandra (h) 15th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

Back to finishing school. He caused the Crewe defence all sorts of problems only to be found wanting in front of goal.

1-1 v Crewe Alexandra (h) 15th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Back to finishing school. He caused the Crewe defence all sorts of problems only to be found wanting in front of goal.

1-3 v Reading (a) 12th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

Another frustrating day. Got into a couple of decent positions but proved adept only at hitting row z or the ‘keeper’s arms.

1-3 v Reading (a) 12th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Another frustrating day. Got into a couple of decent positions but proved adept only at hitting row z or the ‘keeper’s arms.

1-2 v Preston North End (h) 5th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

A frustrating afternoon for Marlon since every time he chased a ball down a Preston player went down in apparent agony. Lucky to stay on when, having seen yet another “extra from Platoon” performance from a defender, he decided to actually kick somebody to see what would happen. Fine return pass to Zamora for the goal.

1-2 v Preston North End (h) 5th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

I’m not a Harewood fan. But today he worked hard, showed a lot more spirit and he should start up front with Zamora. Great work for the goal.

1-0 v Gillingham (a) 22nd February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Often criticised for his work-rate he got through a prodigious amount of running today. Made one spectacular overhead clearance in the first half, took the goal well and was unlucky not to get another.

5-0 v Plymouth Argyle (h) 20th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Seemed to perform well in little spells but I’d like to have seen him more dominant for longer periods.

5-0 v Plymouth Argyle (h) 20th February 2005
by East Stand Martin

Dangerous throughout.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by East Stand Martin

Not one of his better games, though he did force the penalty.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of his better games, though he did force the penalty.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by Northern Paul

Comments to follow.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Marlon wasn’t in defence scaring mood today. A few good runs but failed to dominate like we know he can.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Wycombe Wicks

A livewire who caused Cardiff problems. But could have done better in front o goal.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Chris Scull

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by East Stand Martin

Difficult to cope with in the first half, difficult to locate in the second. Marvellous finish for the goal.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Difficult to cope with in the first half, difficult to locate in the second. Marvellous finish for the goal.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by Chris Scull

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Derby County (h) 23rd January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Not one of Marlon's better days, though hardly helped by some dreadful refereeing. Should have done better when only six yards out.

1-2 v Derby County (h) 23rd January 2005
by East Stand Martin

Not one of Marlon's better days, though hardly helped by some dreadful refereeing. Should have done better when only six yards out.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by East Stand Martin

Played in his dual role of right midfield with a brief to get forward to support Zamora as often as possible. Did well, though personally I prefer to see us with two up. Superb work led to Zamora's second.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by Sean Newman

Tireless, gave their right back several of problems. Good game.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Played in his dual role of right midfield with a brief to get forward to support Zamora as often as possible. Did well, though personally I prefer to see us with two up. Superb work led to Zamora's second.

1-0 v Norwich City (h) 8th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Kept plugging away and, whilst he didn't dominate the Norwich defence as much as he has some others this season, it's fair to say that the Canary back 4 kne they'd been in a game. Neat finish for the goal.

0-2 v Sheffield United (h) 3rd January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Looked to be our only threat but got frustrated with the continual shirt-pulling he was up against until he eventually disappeared from sight.

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 1st January 2005
by Richard Osborne

Loves these sort of games; on top form today.

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 1st January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Played a dual role both as part of a 5-man midfield and in getting up front to support Zamora. One minute he'd be causing the Ipswich back four all sorts of problems, the next he'd be tidying up in defence. Anyone who thinks he's lazy needs to get hold of this match video and have a look at his contribution. Fast-forward through the post-match celebratory dance though.

2-2 v Rotherham United (a) 28th December 2004
by Sicknote

For a player often criticised for his work rate, Marlon ran for everything today. Industrious and strong, but he didn't get a hat-trick in the first ten minutes - so he must be sh*t ...

2-2 v Rotherham United (a) 28th December 2004
by Graeme Howlett

Played poorly again. Kept standing offside in the first half - was more interested in harassing their keeper than thinking about how he could best use his energy. No chance of him scoring - nearest in the first half he let run off past the post.

3-2 v Nottingham Forest (h) 26th December 2004
by Graeme Howlett

Encouraging stuff from Harewood. Okay, not everything he tried came off - and it should be borne in mind that he was enjoying a right old ding-dong with former associate Dawson - but his work rate couldn't be faulted, and with a bit more luck he could have gone home with a couple of goals. Some sublime trickery near the end in front of the Bobby Moore Stand almost led to a fourth goal for the Hammers.

1-2 v Preston North End (a) 18th December 2004
by KUMB

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Leeds United (h) 10th December 2004
by East Stand Martin

Had a much better second half once he had a partner to play with, but failed to do his usual defence-frightening job.

1-1 v Leeds United (h) 10th December 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Had a much better second half once he had a partner to play with, but failed to do his usual defence-frightening job.

2-0 v Sunderland (a) 4th December 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Millwall (a) 21st November 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

Came into the game at the start of the second half with a surging run and drive across the box which was almost converted by (someone who I forget). Desperately unlucky to be sent off from where I was standing.

0-1 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 13th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Worked incredibly hard again but, like Hutch, really ought to have god more efforts on target.

0-1 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 13th November 2004
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by Sean Newman

Superb. Tireless effort and commitment from Marlon who ran his heart out all day. He took his penalty well and his second was a fantastic strike.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

The bloke ran himself into the ground. He never let the defence settle on the ball – even blocking a clearance from the 'keeper on one occasion in the second half. His mere presence was often enough to cause errors in the defence and his second goal was one of the sweetest strikes you could wish to see.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by [HH]

Chased balls all day long, and blocked a keepers clearance which went down well. I criticised him earlier on in the season. I felt it was just. I don't hate our players, and if I feel one needs criticising, I shall do so. If I feel he needs praising, then I will do. His penalty took a lot of concentration and bottle. He kept his focus, and netted that. Had he missed, I could be sitting here bemoaning a loss. His second goal was well struck. However, I think Harewood at times can be wasteful. He's not selfish at all, and it is a nice rarity to see such teamwork in a player who wants to score goals. With a few more games, his form can only continue to get better.

1-4 v Cardiff City (a) 2nd November 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

Had a couple of long range efforts, not his worst performance. No service.

1-1 v Plymouth Argyle (a) 31st October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of running for little reward.

1-1 v Plymouth Argyle (a) 30th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 27th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Chased down the ball right from the kick-off and continued to do so throughout the match. Scores highly for effort rather than for goal threat.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 27th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Chased down the ball right from the kick-off and continued to do so throughout the match. Scores highly for effort rather than for goal threat.

3-1 v Gillingham (h) 23rd October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A real handful at times. The change in tactics to playing the ball into his feet is something that he has obviously worked on an he is developing into a useful “back to goal” player.

3-1 v Gillingham (h) 23rd October 2004
by East Stand Martin

A real handful at times. The change in tactics to playing the ball into his feet is something that he has obviously worked on an he is developing into a useful “back to goal” player.

2-0 v Stoke City (h) 19th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Whether in midfield or up front he was a constant threat to the Stoke defence. Some of his lay-offs were almost Teddy-esque in their thought and it is nice to see some of Sheringham's influence rubbing off.

2-0 v Stoke City (h) 19th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Strong on the ball and went looking for it. Looks a bit isolated up front as Zamora’s not helping.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Sean Newman

Had one good effort in the first half but he was kept quiet by the excellent Shittu and Santos.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

I have defended Harewood to the hilt against some of his critics when he has been villified for performances that were actually not bad. However, on this occasion he was poor. Simple as that.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Richard Osborne

Spurned two gilt-edged chances.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Gave the Wolves defence a torrid time. If he could add some finishing to some of what we saw in this match the end product would be frightening.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Produced a display above most today. Quick feet, willing to run, unselfish (disregarding the header he robbed Calum of), and was beating his man on a regular basis, and breaking into he box in a similar manner he done against Wigan on his home debut. Had chances to score, and the best probably came with a header which he sent wide in the second half. A very good performance all in all, and looked much more effective in the second half.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by [HH]

Produced a display above most today. Quick feet, willing to run, unselfish (disregarding the header he robbed Calum of), and was beating his man on a regular basis, and breaking into he box in a similar manner he done against Wigan on his home debut. Had chances to score, and the best probably came with a header which he sent wide in the second half. A very good performance all in all, and looked much more effective in the second half.

1-1 v Derby County (a) 29th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

He is simply not scoring. Looks threatening when he gets the ball, but that won't win us games.

1-1 v Derby County (a) 29th September 2004
by Richard Osborne

He is simply not scoring. Looks threatening when he gets the ball, but that won't win us games.

1-2 v Nottingham Forest (a) 26th September 2004
by Graeme Howlett

Scored the goal which he duly failed to celebrate; little more to shout about though.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by Richard Osborne

Please score Marlon, please please please. The rest is great.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Lagely invisible in the first half. Less so in the second though there was always the feeling that he ought to be doing so much better against such opposition.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Lagely invisible in the first half. Less so in the second though there was always the feeling that he ought to be doing so much better against such opposition.

1-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 18th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Not really at the races today. His touch seemed to have left him for a weekend break somewhere and when you are played as a lone striker, which Marlon was for the last 10 minutes or so, you need decent control to be able to hold the ball up while support arrives.

1-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 18th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

A good effort from Marlon, whose only problem currently seems to be a lack of confidence - typified by his early hurried shot at goal when he had time to compose himself having been left free of the last defender. The work rate was much better, it was as if the crowd's appreciation of Nigel Reo-Coker's endeavour had rubbed off on him. Still a major threat, and the goals will inevitable arrive soon.

1-0 v Rotherham United (h) 14th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Unlucky not to have scored, especially when denied by a fine save from the 'keeper. Two moments of breathtaking skill had people on their feet.

1-0 v Rotherham United (h) 14th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Unlucky not to have scored, especially when denied by a fine save from the 'keeper. Two moments of breathtaking skill had people on their feet.

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Caused the home side all sorts of problems in the first half but faded in the second period as the service to him all but dried up.

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by Richard Osborne

Ran his lungs out. Caught offside aplenty. Would have been a 7, but for the sitter in the first half.

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Cracking goal but lazy again. Did nothing to impress apart from scoring the goal. Eventually replaced by Rebrov.

1-2 v Coventry City (a) 30th August 2004
by Matt Helm

Looked good when he tried.

1-2 v Coventry City (a) 30th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Seemed to be playing out on the right until Chadwick came on. Showed a few good touches and maybe should have won a penalty in the first half. Still getting stick from the supporters whether its his fault or not, which is really annoying.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 28th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Less of a goal threat than in the previous couple of games a fact that can be put down to a lack of service to the front two in general. Marlon nevertheless got through a lot of hard work and chasing that sometimes went un-noticed perhaps because of his languid running style. Certainly the Burnley back four knew they had been in a game – especially McGreal!

1-0 v Burnley (h) 28th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Less of a goal threat than in the previous couple of games a fact that can be put down to a lack of service to the front two in general. Marlon nevertheless got through a lot of hard work and chasing that sometimes went un-noticed perhaps because of his languid running style. Certainly the Burnley back four knew they had been in a game – especially McGreal!

2-0 v Southend United (h) 24th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Took his goals very, very well and showed good movement. I thought he could have worked a bit more, but to be fair he did chase down the keeper more than I had seen him before. Was a bit lazy at times but did well nevertheless.

2-0 v Southend United (h) 24th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Not quite the barnstorming performance that we got against Crewe but that was countered by his two excellent finishes for the goals.

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Everything but the goal. He terrified the Crewe defence who really didn't have a clue how to handle him. Keep plugging away and the goals will come.

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by Nic Stoke

As said above, finally we saw the Marlon we thought we'd bought from Forest. He can tear defences in this league to pieces with his skill, speed and strength. Showed a bit of passion today, which was rewarded by the support he got from the travelling fans.

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Didn't stop running all game but wasn't destined to score (although the lad did everything but). Hit the bar (I think), hit the post with a thundershot, and caused problems for their defence all afternoon. Well played Marlene.

1-3 v Wigan Athletic (h) 15th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Up to now Marlon has got himself into some good positions but was found wanting when it came to the finishing. Today he didn't even get into any decent positions and was rightly replaced at the interval.

1-3 v Wigan Athletic (h) 15th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Up to now Marlon has got himself into some good positions but was found wanting when it came to the finishing. Today he didn't even get into any decent positions and was rightly replaced at the interval.

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

Confidence Marlon, is all you need. But the more goals you miss, the harder it becomes. Right? Let’s hope not.

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

Made alot of the play for himself in his usual big strong and quick way. His one-on-ones need great attention, he should be tucking at least half of those away. Teams up well with Sherry, but then who wouldn't. Final balls also let him down, Sergei would have been clean through if he had weighed the pass and found his man.

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

Infuriating. Constantly got himself into good positions only for his finishing to let him down. Seems a little short on confidence in front of goal at the moment.

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

Guilty of squandering what were probably our two best chances – he could and should have taken the chance in the second half a bit closer. Unlucky not to have got a penalty from a challenge that might have been given anywhere other than in the box.

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

Looked off the pace today, but still looked our biggest threat. Should have finished things off when he had only Walker to beat.

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

Two good chances wasted, but Marlon looked hungry, and a hungry striker is always a good striker.

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

No comments.

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

(Replaced McAnuff, 61) No comments.