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Nigel Reo-Coker

Squad Number: 20
Position: Midfieder
Born: 14th May 1984 (Southwark)
Signed: 21st Jan 2004 (£500,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Wimbledon

The first of a triumvirate of Wimbledon players to move to East London within the space of a fortnight in January 2004 - and the only one still remaining at the club.

Reo-Coker had been strongly tipped to join Portsmouth the previous summer but fortunately for the Hammers, Pompey felt that the asking price at the time was too much. Alan Pardew stepped in and signed a player dubbed 'the new Paul Ince' for what now seems a paltry £500,000.

 

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

Could have been overrun in the middle but he wasn’t overawed and stuck to his task well.

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

Could have been overrun in the middle but he wasn’t overawed and stuck to his task well.

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

Another much-improved performance. Got stuck in well and his distribution is beginning to get better as well.

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

Another much-improved performance. Got stuck in well and his distribution is beginning to get better as well.

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

One of the biggest influences on such a poor campaign was one of the biggest influences on today, as he physically dominated Wigan's midfield. It would take a cynical man to say he is playing for a move. I'm a cynical man.

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

One of the biggest influences on such a poor campaign was one of the biggest influences on today, as he physically dominated Wigan's midfield. It would take a cynical man to say he is playing for a move. I'm a cynical man.

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

Improved form – still needs to learn when to release the ball and when to hold on but he showed a degree of commitment that appeared to be missing earlier in the season.

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

Improved form – still needs to learn when to release the ball and when to hold on but he showed a degree of commitment that appeared to be missing earlier in the season.

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

Like Noble, did a lot of work in the engine room to frustrate the opposition whilst making a number of good forward runs.

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

Like Noble, did a lot of work in the engine room to frustrate the opposition whilst making a number of good forward runs.

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

Tried to burst forward, but was outmuscled by Boateng when he did. This was better than previous months though.

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

A good effort from the (reinstated) captain. Along with Noble he snuffed out the (considerable) 'Boro threat of Boateng. Went off towards the end to some much-deserved applause.

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

There was less verbal and a lot more commitment from NRC today, who played a vital part in the equalising goal. Maybe it was the threat of losing the captaincy? Whatever, it worked.

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

There was less verbal and a lot more commitment from NRC today, who played a vital part in the equalising goal. Maybe it was the threat of losing the captaincy? Whatever, it worked.

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

He tried, which I’ll happily admit. Won the penalty too, which again I cannot deny. His lack of influence on the game still worries me.

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

Tried to instil a bit of fight about the place but wasn’t really all that convincing.

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

Tried to instil a bit of fight about the place but wasn’t really all that convincing.

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

A couple of runs, which produced nothing. Flashes of desire, but they seemed to come and go.

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

Worked tirelessly and made several good runs - whilst it was nice to see him have a pop from distance on a couple of occasions.

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

Felt a little sorry for him as he made a number of decent runs only to be ignored by team-mates. However, when he was given the ball he failed to make much of an impression.

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

Felt a little sorry for him as he made a number of decent runs only to be ignored by team-mates. However, when he was given the ball he failed to make much of an impression.

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

What we’ve needed from Nigel this season. He was clearly motivated for the game and it showed. More of the same, please.

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

Best effort this season. An inspirational performance.

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

Yes, he battled, but he still does not look like a captain.

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

Now I know we all hate him, and so do I, but his attitude was spot on today and I thought he battled hard. Personally I think he lacks ability and did today, but credit where credit's due, he did the simple things. I still don't want to see him in the side though.

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

Now I know we all hate him, and so do I, but his attitude was spot on today and I thought he battled hard. Personally I think he lacks ability and did today, but credit where credit's due, he did the simple things. I still don't want to see him in the side though.

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

What exactly is he meant to be? I genuinely don't know, other than he's not as good as he thinks he is. Far from it.

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

Appears to be improving with his option selection – he passed a lot more when you wanted him to and often held on to the ball at the right time too.

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

Did everything you want to see him do and deserved the goal. The celebration, understandable as it was, was a bit childish though.

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

Not a captains performance.

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

He played?

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

Got into promising positions on a number of occasions only to muff the shot.

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

Got into promising positions on a number of occasions only to muff the shot.

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

Should have been the creative force, but the Captain rarely troubled the Chelsea defence.

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

Battled hard but was somewhat distracted by the somewhat cynical wind-up efforts of Drogba, though thankfully he stopped short of landing the right-hander that the Duane Dibley look-alike richly deserved.

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

Ran into a number of blind alleys when in possession and provided little in the final third of the field.

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

Outstrengthed and outthought by Essien.

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

The more cynical of supporters will claim that Reo-Coker put on a show for the man tipped to be his new boss. Whatever the reason, this was Reo-Coker back to his committed, ferocious self.

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

Given the job of keeping Fabregas quiet he did the job well for the most part though a couple of times he seemed to be caught daydreaming.

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

Better ... but still offered relatively little as an attacking force.

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

Never in the game. Anything but a captain's performance when most needed.

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

Awful, awful, awful. Why Pardew continues to persist with him at the moment is a mystery. If we need to play someone out of position on the right flank John Paintsil would surely be the better option at present.

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

Looked good on the right first half, all told. Moving to the left after the break stifled him.

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

One run ended up by a hack and that was it. Failed to get the pace of the game and was caught in possession time and time again. Traditionally League Cup matches are used to give players a break and give squad players a run out. This could be the opportunity to try something different in the middle because he’s giving us nothing at the moment.

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

Some signs of improvement on recent form – though that’s hardly the biggest of boasts. Another who was unfortunate to find James in competent mood.

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

Early signs of desire faded in the second half.

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

Hardly a captain’s display. A rest is needed – be it these forthcoming two weeks or the Portsmouth game – to get him back on track.

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

Desepite numerous calls for the captain to be dropped ahead of today's game Pardew once again kept faith in him. His performance was better than in recent weeks but he continues to fail to offer anything in the attacking third of the pitch - which he needs to, as the more attacking of the two central midfielders.

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

Awful.

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

If you want to go to Arsenal, be my guest. It is frustrating because we watched him destroy Barton here in March. Today he was dominated and a waste of time.

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

If you want to go to Arsenal, be my guest. It is frustrating because we watched him destroy Barton here in March. Today he was dominated and a waste of time.

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

Struggled to make any contribution. Might be the next to have a spell of bench-warming as AP tries to work out his best line-up.

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

Football is cruel. At the start of the season, Reo-Coker was outshone by Hayden Mullins in the centre of midfield. Because of the system, the captain plays on, but Mullins has to make do with the bench and cameos at the unfavoured Right Back position.

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

Another desperately disappointing performace from a player who is capable of so much more. Were he not Pardew's captain he could well have spent more time on the bench of late.

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

As with every other game this season, he had a disgraceful game. Totally invisible defensively and in attack. This is our captain. What a joke at the moment. Please drop him or at least substitute him.

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

A lot of hard running but the final ball or shot still needs working on.

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

A lot of hard running but the final ball or shot still needs working on.

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

Something is not right with the skipper at the moment.

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

All too often he failed to spot the early, and usually easier option, dwelling on the ball too much before running into a blind alley or losing the ball cheaply.

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

Quiet, very unassuming performance.

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

Secure performance, solid if not unspectacular. Passing left a little to be desired sometimes.

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

Some good box to box stuff but all too often he was let down by his distribution.

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

Still not quite back from holiday. Struggled to make any sort of impact.

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

Like Danny Gabbidon, his lack of a pre-season has affected his early Premiership performances. With Matthew Etherington nearing fitness once again, it will be interesting to see how the captain fares, as he has been the weakest midfield link in the Hammers opening two fixtures.

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

Like Danny Gabbidon, his lack of a pre-season has affected his early Premiership performances. With Matthew Etherington nearing fitness once again, it will be interesting to see how the captain fares, as he has been the weakest midfield link in the Hammers opening two fixtures.

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

Nothing awful, just showed little going forwarded despite playing against ten men.

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

A quiet afternoon for the skipper. Not a bad game but not as influential as he can normally be.

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

Buzzed about and looked a little more settled that last weekend.

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

His first game of pre-season and the rustiness showed. Will improve as he gets games under his belt.

 

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

A fantastic first half for the youngest ever captain in an FA Cup final, although he will be disappointed to have lost Gerrard twice for the two second-half goals.

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

More defensively-minded than usual – a function of having Fletch alongside him. Good solid performance though.

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

Excellent. Deserved the goal; a fantastic performance.

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

Battled gamely throughout. Came close to scoring.

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

Battled gamely throughout. Came close to scoring.

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

Not quite at the races today. Seemed to be a yard off the pace.

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

Solid game, made some good runs as well.

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

Solid game, made some good runs as well.

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

Not at the races today – gave the ball away far too much.

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

One of those days when nothing paid off although the Hammers captain still gave the usual 100%.

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

Guilty of wasting the ball a bit too often for my liking, something that undid the good work he often did.

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

Had a major hand in the seond goal but his most important contribution was silencing City's biggest threat, midfielder Joey Barton. Tough to call a MOTM in a game like this but NRC just edges it.

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

Shook his head when he came off. He knows it was a bad game for him. Plenty of excuses and rest assured, he will be back.

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

Battled hard against a strong Bolton midfield; his booking only arose as a result of a previous challenge which Rob Styles had let go as Bolton had retained possession (which eventually led to their goal).

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

Not the greatest of days for the skipper. On the odd occasion he did bring the ball out well his final ball was invariably awful.

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

Ghost in the second half

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

Not the usual threat when bombing forward although some allowances should be given for the standard of the opposition.

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

Another captain’s performance in the middle. People are talking about his England prospects – prematurely so in my opinion - but time is on his side and his consistency will do him no harm at all.

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

Once again the England hopeful gave 100% and added another impressive effort to his blossoming portfolio. Despite the occasional errant pass he was a constant thorn in the side of Birmingham's midfield.

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

At the heart of most of what was created. Continually pushing forward in an attempt to stir things up.

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

At the heart of most of what was created. Continually pushing forward in an attempt to stir things up.

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

At the start of the season AP suggested, partly tongue in cheek, that NRC would take the Premiership by storm if he were to play half as well as he himself thought he could. His self-belief was not misplaced tonight.

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

Took a while after the early shock to get into things but improved no end as the game wore on.

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

Took a while after the early shock to get into things but improved no end as the game wore on.

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

Good in spells, especially during the first half but looked edgy in the second spell.

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

Didn’t have the greatest of first halves but was excellent in the second period.

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

With the same size and build of Newton they must have despaired at these two running the second half yesterday.

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

Was having a decent match until injury curtailed his afternoon. The way the match developed after he went spoke volumes for his influence.

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

Was having a decent match until injury curtailed his afternoon. The way the match developed after he went spoke volumes for his influence.

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

Got stuck in for little reward. A fair game.

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

Got stuck in for little reward. A fair game.

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

Another fine match and maybe another that Sven might have had an eye on. Somewhat frustrated by some of ref Bennett’s eccentricities, he might need to keep an eye on the visible expressions of dissent.

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

Typical captain's performance.

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

Ran a lot but seemed bushed and failed to dominate the midfield in the way we know he can.

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

Busted a gut but for little reward. Not his most notable performance in a game in which he would have wanted to impress, taking into consideration the presence of the England manager.

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

Had a frustrating 90 minutes and struggled to cope with the opposition midfield.

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

Provided evidence of how influential he is to the team. So much of what is good in our play comes through Nigel but he was below average here and we suffered. Lost his rag in the final minutes having taken several kicks to the legs from Caldwell and received a booking.

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

Huffed and puffed as usual and put in the graft but to little effect. Despite being given some heavy-handed treatment by his opponents - who had obviously earmarked him as one to stop - he remained fairly calm until the final minute when he earned himself a yellow card for reacting to being kicked - repeatedly - in the calf.

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

Like his midfield partner Hayden Mullins he worked extremely hard but unlike in recent weeks, was lacking the killer touch. However his partnership with Mullins made Arsenal look very ordinary indeed.

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

Another performance displaying limitless energy levels. Quick and hard in the tackle, what I like so much about Nigel is his ability having won or received the ball is his eagerness is move the ball on quickly forward and join the attack, often with surging runs. Would certainly have no qualms if he were given the captaincy over Sheringham.

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

Circumstances dictated a more defensive role for NRC for much of the day today. He stuck to his task and was able to instigate the occasional foray forward.

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

Like his midfield partner Hayden Mullins he worked extremely hard but unlike in recent weeks, was lacking the killer touch. However his partnership with Mullins made Arsenal look very ordinary indeed.

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

Another tireless performance from NRC who was given the armband in Sheringham’s absence. A tad lucky to survive the latest in a long series of Graham Poll mental aberrations maybe but justice was done in the end. MOTM.

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

Strong an an ox, twice as committed and never afraid to put his foot in where it hurts. Despite being knocked all over the place in the first half by some feisty Fulham challenges he refused to give any quarter, and was supreme throughout. The only black mark against his name being the missed open goal in the first-half.

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

Pre-season AP said he would be interested to see if NRC could adapt to the top flight as well as he himself said he would. He’s certainly giving it a go. Decision-making a bit suspect when trying to emulate his Blackburn goal late on when others – notably Zamora – were better placed.

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

Some good spells but not as dominant as he has been in recent weeks.

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

Some good spells but not as dominant as he has been in recent weeks.

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

Another fine effort. AP said that the youngster thinks he’ll take the premiership by storm. Early days but he’s certainly on course.

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

Having an incorrectly spelt name on the back of his shirt didn't seem to hinder Reo-Coker in any way; this was a classy performance that has already moved some pundits to spark mention of England call-ups.

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

A superb second half capped with a fine goal. AP reckons he really rates himself to do well at this level. Performances like this will have us agreeing. My MOTM.

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

A superb second half capped with a fine goal. AP reckons he really rates himself to do well at this level. Performances like this will have us agreeing. My MOTM.

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

A superb second half capped with a fine goal. AP reckons he really rates himself to do well at this level. Performances like this will have us agreeing. My MOTM.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Got through a prodigious amount of work though there was the odd misplaced pass from time to time but generally sound.

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

Powerful, committed, determined - this was the Nigel Reo-Coker of old. Desperate for a stab at the Premiership he was excellent against a strong Preston midfield.

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

Playing alongside two defensive midfileders Nigel was given license to roam forward whenever necessary, and had a great game. His best in some time, actually.

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

Those bursting runs kept Ipswich on the backfoot during the first 45, but he along with the rest of the midfield struggled after the break once Joe Royle has made two changes to the midfiled.

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

Those bursting runs kept Ipswich on the backfoot during the first 45, but he along with the rest of the midfield struggled after the break once Joe Royle has made two changes to the midfiled.

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 and strong in the middle. Perhaps the responsibility of wearing the armband does him good.

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

Got it right more often than not in the first half but should have doubled the score when put through by Teddy. Guilty, along with the rest of the midfield, of retreating far too deep in the second half.

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

Had a couple of runs through the middle but was mainly limited to a defensive role.

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

Had a couple of runs through the middle but was mainly limited to a defensive role.

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

Strong defensively, he had obviously upset Rennie in a previous life as he seemed to be pulled up for every challenge irrespective of how innocuous the challenge was. Really must work on his final ball/shooting.

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

Our best midfielder on the day - and amazingly not booked despite having at least ten fouls given against him (and several words in the ear from referee Rennie). He broke with purpose and his passing was of a much higher standard than in recent games.

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

Drifted in and out of the match – needs to develop a bit more composure in front of goal because he’s making some decent runs through the middle that end only in disappointment.

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

Still not quite the same NRC that has a huge imoact at the start of the season but encouraging signs nonetheless. Did well to get back up after being smacked in the face by the ball from close range in the first-half.

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

aka Nigel Reo 'Drive By' Coker - Doesn't stay in shape enough, always walking with a pronounced limp. Five, four, three, two, one.

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

Returned to the early-season form which made him a front runner for the Hammer of the Year award. A solid first half was improved upon in the second as the tough tackling and penetrating driving runs returned and spurned the Hammers on to victory. Gave it his all and ran til the death. Passing and final pass could still do with some work though.

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

Returned to the early-season form which made him a front runner for the Hammer of the Year award. A solid first half was improved upon in the second as the tough tackling and penetrating driving runs returned and spurned the Hammers on to victory. Gave it his all and ran til the death. Passing and final pass could still do with some work though.

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

Drifted in and out of the game. When he was in the game he was good but those spells became fewer as the match went on.

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

A better effort than in recent weeks but still let the game pass him by on occasions. Whatever is the problem with Nige needs to be sorted out quickly. A fully-functional Reo-Coker could prove an invaluable asset in the closing weeks of the season.

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

(Replaced Mackay, 70) Largely by-passed as the presence of Zamora meant a plethora of long balls up to the front.

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

(Replaced Mackay, 70) Not on for long. I like what I’ve seen of him in the past and today there were glimpses that he’s a good player.

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

Got a few tackles in without setting the world alight.

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

(Replaced Rebrov, 31) Slightly disappointing – it seemed to take him an eternity to get the pace of the game though his run from Teddy’s backheel did win the penalty.

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

(Replaced Rebrov, 31) Played very well after coming on. Would've scored but hacked from behind.

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

Not really with it at all today. Not helped by having to switch position early on when Chadwick picked up his knock but since his illness he seems to have lost his early season form.

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

Not really with it at all today. Not helped by having to switch position early on when Chadwick picked up his knock but since his illness he seems to have lost his early season form.

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

Beginning to show signs of improvement following his absence through illness.

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

I was disappointed with his performance. He needs to pass and shoot a bit quicker than he was.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) I still think that he may be suffering from the after effects of pleurisy – hence his position on the bench. Otherwise I’d prefer to see him start as he does not seem to pick up a game easily when coming on as sub.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) I still think that he may be suffering from the after effects of pleurisy – hence his position on the bench. Otherwise I’d prefer to see him start as he does not seem to pick up a game easily when coming on as sub.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) Comments to follow.

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

Largely anonymous save for one first-half shot. May not be 100% recovered - I can sympathise with his situation having recently suffered from a similar illness to that from which he's recovering so hopefully he'll be back on form in the near future.

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

Largely anonymous save for one first-half shot. May not be 100% recovered - I can sympathise with his situation having recently suffered from a similar illness to that from which he's recovering so hopefully he'll be back on form in the near future.

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

See Williams.

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

A captain's performance.

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

This was a match that required the midfield to get through a lot of hard work. Given the captain's armband Nigel led splendidly by example.

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

Not in it at all, had a couple of good chances but wasted them.

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

Not as good as I have seen him of late, but he worked hard. Shared the same lack of ability to pass the ball that the others had today. Rumours have him off to Celtic in the New Year; I hope they are wrong.

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

Largely anonymous today, and far from the player he was earlier in the season. Maybe his spell on the bench has knocked his confidence a little; if so, he needs to rediscover it quickly. Still a vital cog in the Hammers machine however, and his brute force was used effectively at times.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 45) Comments to follow.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 67) Seemed to have a problem judging the pace of the game at first but still managed to put together a couple of those runs out of defence.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 67) Seemed to have a problem judging the pace of the game at first but still managed to put together a couple of those runs out of defence.

3-2 v Watford (h) 27th November 2004
by East Stand Martin

Started well but faded as the game progressed, partly because Watford made a tactical switch in the second half and put a man on to specifically deal with his threat. The finish for his goal was coolness itself

3-2 v Watford (h) 27th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Started well but faded as the game progressed, partly because Watford made a tactical switch in the second half and put a man on to specifically deal with his threat. The finish for his goal was coolness itself

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

Seems to have lost his early season form but I suppose that can be said for most of the team. Almost forced Lawrence into an OG near the end but that was about as good as it got in an otherwise anonymous performance. Failed to help out Anton when was pushed out to the uncomfortable position of right-midfield.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 57) One surging run that finished with a shot wide but lost without a wide outlet for his efforts.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 57) Comments to follow.

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

A bit of an off-day really. Failed to make his usual impact.

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

Started strangely, sort of playing almost alongside Harewood, though he reverted to a more conventional role as the game progressed. Another one whose effort could not be faulted.

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

Started strangely, sort of playing almost alongside Harewood, though he reverted to a more conventional role as the game progressed. Another one whose effort could not be faulted.

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

A good first period though he was obviously struggling towards the end with the knock that saw him stay in the changing rroom for the second half.

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

A good first period though he was obviously struggling towards the end with the knock that saw him stay in the changing rroom for the second half.

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

Another excellent performance. Consistency personified.

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

Until Teddy came on he was probably the best player on the pitch. I like the way he surges forward and battles hard for the ball. Looks like a Premiership quality player.

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

Once again Nigel was the engine of our midfield. He was the only man in there who cared about the badge. Shame the other players aren’t as commited.

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

Another one who tried but with little success. Victim of an unpunished shocking double foul when taken out by two defenders simultaneously.

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

Just kicked off the ball the whole game. Hid in the second half.

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

Another strong performance from the new skipper, though when he gets forward he perhaps needs to practice on his finishing a bit.

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

Same old, same old with today's young captain. I can't recall much dribbling with the ball, as he beats a man, but there certainly were some energising runs, and he enjoyed getting stuck in. However, once again, his final product was poor. A promising sign was though, as he was on the inside-right, and Harewood went to wing-forward, both combined extremely well, which is always a good sign.

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

Same old, same old with today's young captain. I can't recall much dribbling with the ball, as he beats a man, but there certainly were some energising runs, and he enjoyed getting stuck in. However, once again, his final product was poor. A promising sign was though, as he was on the inside-right, and Harewood went to wing-forward, both combined extremely well, which is always a good sign.

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

So nearly scored, a mazy run from a Marlon Harewood pull-back. Turned and shot, shot deflected, agonisingly trickled towards the goal. After 15 minutes they cleared the line.

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

So nearly scored, a mazy run from a Marlon Harewood pull-back. Turned and shot, shot deflected, agonisingly trickled towards the goal. After 15 minutes they cleared the line.

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

Just about the best player on the park for either side. Not quite as effective as in recent weeks but still a threat.

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

Nothing too much awe inspiring, solid enough.

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

Got through a lot of work and deserved more protection from the ref – those bursts out of defence were unceremoniously ended by fouls on a number of occasions.

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

Got through a lot of work and deserved more protection from the ref – those bursts out of defence were unceremoniously ended by fouls on a number of occasions.

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

Bossed the midfield, especially in the first half. Less dominant in the second period but still tried his best to inspire those around him.

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

Pretty damn near perfect, it was hard to find fault with the former Don this afternoon. His tackling was much appreciated by the home fans who have been crying out for a bit of steel and leadership lately. Thoroughly determined, 100% effort. What more could you ask?

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

A useful game if not quite as dominating as he can be.

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

A useful game if not quite as dominating as he can be.

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

Seems to be thriving on the greater responsibility given to him since the departure of one M Carrick. Another sound performance.

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

Ever present, ever brilliant. A definite contender for Hammer of the Year so far.

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

Had a cracking game in the centre breaking things up but he's not the perfect partner for Fletch for me - just not good enough going forward.

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

West Ham's Man of the Match.

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

NRC is going to be a big talent for West Ham (and then whoever Brown sells him to). A good engine, and has lightening pace when he needs to. Battles hard and was brilliant for the goal. Definitely (hopefully) a future captain for the club. Silly booking for kicking the ball away was the only fault to his performance.

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

Another one who is finding his feet this season as the result of regular first team action. I like the way he can bring the ball out from the deep with those powerful runs – we saw another of these yesterday and if he can improve on his decision making at the end of those runs he has the potential to be a hell of a player.

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

Another one who is finding his feet this season as the result of regular first team action. I like the way he can bring the ball out from the deep with those powerful runs – we saw another of these yesterday and if he can improve on his decision making at the end of those runs he has the potential to be a hell of a player.

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

The boy is turing into a real star for us. His forward run for our first goal was typical Reo-Coker. He has great strength and gets stuck in. Potential captain material too; he was talking to his team mates throughout.

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

Another strong performance and it was nice to see the burst out of defence pay dividends for the first goal. Brevett may have had the armband as senior pro but it was NRC who seemed to be in charge.

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

A fine performance from start to finish. Bossed the midfield both defensively and going forward. The occasional lapses in distribution are becoming rarer and, on another day, Harewood's shot off the post would have hit him on a different part of his anatomy and gone in.

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

Would be man of the match but Teddy's goals and captaincy shaded it. This was a brilliant display by Nigel today, much like his Leicester performance, he took the game to the opposition.

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

Being so close to the action we could see how much he organised the team, Box to box running, good passing and deserved a goal.

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

A couple of trademark bursts through the midfield ended with some equally trademark poor decision making- shot when the pass was on and vice versa. Good ball in for the goal, though he may have got away with a foul on his marker during the build-up.

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

A couple of trademark bursts through the midfield ended with some equally trademark poor decision making- shot when the pass was on and vice versa. Good ball in for the goal, though he may have got away with a foul on his marker during the build-up.

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

better and better. This boy is going to be exciting. Hopefully.

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

Starting to make his name in our squad. An excellent performance with just his final touch letting him down on occasions. Full of running and pace in abundance. He is an exciting prospect, but he is that at the moment, a prospect. Love the new song about him to the tune of The Conga: Do do dooo, Nigel Reo Coker; do do doo he just wants to score.

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

Beginning to grow into the centre midfield role. Some good bursts through but could improve his distribution.

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

A strong first half and, although he faded in the second half he was probably the pick of our midfield overall.

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

This was the best I've seen Nigel play. He continually broke up Leicester's play and created opportunities for our strikers to feed from. Looked strong until the last 15-20 minutes, and had a few decent efforts at goal. If this is how he will be taking games by the scruff of the neck he's going to win a lot of fans over. Man of the match.

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

Hard work and neat play from the young midfielder – hopefully the sign of good things to come.

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

No comments.

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

No comments.