Filed: Wednesday, 3rd August 2011
By: Staff Writer
Luis Boa Morte has wished West Ham the best of luck for their forthcoming Championship campaign.
KUMB.com revealed earlier in the week that the 32-year-old had parted company with West Ham with a year of his current contract remaining after he was informed that he was surplus to requirements.
But the Portuguese harbours no ill feelings towards his former club, with whom he spent four-and-a-half years having been signed by Alan Curbishley from Fulham for £5million in January 2007.
"I am sad to leave West Ham as I have made a lot of friends here," Boa Morte told whufc.com. "I wish all the best to my team-mates and for the club to get promoted.
"It is a sad day for me to leave playing football in England after 14 years [but] I am looking forward to a new challenge. It is never too late to try somewhere and something different.
"There are high and low memories - the low ones only make you stronger - now it is a fresh start for me. I would like to think people would have seen me always give everything for the team. I always tried to put my heart and head in for the team."
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08:20PM 3rd Aug 2011
''Boa lacked in quality ... and he lacked a lot! It was a shame that his work rate and passion wasn't infectious in the other members of the squad.''
by Tell how it is Charlie!
03:37PM 3rd Aug 2011
''Well I for one will not miss you, your contribution left much to be desired. Your fitness levels were non-existant whether this was the reason for your apathy on the pitch, God only knows. A player who's departure I'm sure will be soon forgotten.
For me, one of the worst signings of Curbishley. The midfield always looked flat with him. Couldn't defend to save his life! Just didn't have it in him to chase and close down opposition midfielders.
Adios!/Hasta Luego, or whatever goodbye is in Portuguese. No Volver!''
01:32PM 3rd Aug 2011
''Good luck Luis. I know there are a lot of people who dislike him but at least you knew that he'd try his best, closing down the opposition which in my opinion was key to last season. Man U close teams down better than us and we have inferior players, hopefully this will change with a change in management and (mass) players. There were and still are players who had less heart than Luis, maybe looking back people will realise this.''
by raymond lucas
12:45PM 3rd Aug 2011
''Glad to see the back of him, although if some of the other players had shown the same commitment for the team we wouldn't be in the position we are now in. It was only his lack of ability that let him down, not his effort.''
by Roy Winfield
11:09AM 3rd Aug 2011
''Don't leave the door open on your way out!''
by g portugal
11:06AM 3rd Aug 2011
''Although he got needless bookings and failed to score too often, he is an excellent passer of the ball and makes tackles. He would have been very helpful to us in trying to win promotion - it is a mistake to have let him go.''
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