First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Alex Song (Midfielder)

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Alex Song

Douala, Cameroon
Squad Number: 4
Position: Midfielder
Born: 9th Sep 1987 (Douala, Cameroon)
Signed: 31st Aug 2015 (£0)
Contract: Season-long loan
Previous Club: Barcelona

KUMB Awards: Worst Signing (runner up) 2015/16.

West Ham announced the capture of Song ahead of the home match with Southampton on 30 August 2014, following intense speculation.

The former Arsenal star joined West Ham on a season-long loan from the Spanish giants, having failed to secure a regular first team slot following his £15million move from the Gunners in 2012.

After returning to Barcelona in the summer of 2015, Song secured a second season-long loan at West Ham on transfer deadline day, September 2015.

 

Alex Song is yet play any matches this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Did not play.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 7th May

Yet to really grab the bull by the horns since returning from his lengthy absence.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Did not play.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

(Replaced Noble, 79) Great to see him back. Tidy enough for the final few minutes.

Liverpool

2-1: Tuesday, 9th February

Playuing a little further forward than he is accustomed to doing.

Southampton

0-1: Saturday, 6th February

Not one of his better games, aalthough his form has been better in recent weeks.

Aston Villa

2-0: Tuesday, 2nd February

Kept it nice and simple although one or two passes went astray. Mysteriously lost his special glasses midway through the game.

Liverpool

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

Playuing a little further forward than he is accustomed to doing.

Manchester City

2-2: Saturday, 23rd January

Ok, he looks ridiculous in those “Bono meets Edgar Davids” specs and with his shorts pulled up like that. However, this was his best performance since his return.

AFC Bournemouth

3-1: Tuesday, 12th January

(Replaced Payet) Screened the back four for the final quarter-of-an-hour. Efffectively.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Seemed to be playing in the wrong position – he and Kouyate seemed to either be in the same place or the wrong place in the first half. His withdrawal restored a bit of balance to a midfield that was as unbalanced as a Donald Trump supporter.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Did not play.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

Seemed to be playing in the wrong position – he and Kouyate seemed to either be in the same place or the wrong place in the first half. His withdrawal restored a bit of balance to a midfield that was as unbalanced as a Donald Trump supporter.

Aston Villa

1-1: Saturday, 26th December

(Replaced Cresswell) Rested for the Southampton game but called upon for the final few minutes to restore some calm into the team.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 20th December

Yet to really grab the bull by the horns since returning from his lengthy absence.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

(Replaced Noble, 79) Great to see him back. Tidy enough for the final few minutes.

FC Lusitanos

3-0: Thursday, 2nd July

A couple of bad moments, giving away a soft, silly penalty particularly. Otherwise, a solid under-the-radar display today - a lot of good work, though little to catch the eye.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 24th May

A couple of bad moments, giving away a soft, silly penalty particularly. Otherwise, a solid under-the-radar display today - a lot of good work, though little to catch the eye.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 16th May

A couple of bad moments, giving away a soft, silly penalty particularly. Otherwise, a solid under-the-radar display today - a lot of good work, though little to catch the eye.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 9th May

(Replaced Nolan) Did improve things, but still couldn't get beyond third gear.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Did not play.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-2: Sunday, 19th April

A couple of bad moments, giving away a soft, silly penalty particularly. Otherwise, a solid under-the-radar display today - a lot of good work, though little to catch the eye.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 11th April

An average Song game. Truth is, he looks an average top-half of the Prem player lately. Which is good, true. But he should be better.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 4th April

Still occasionally slow, still occasionally caught out, but looked much more like the late '14 vintage today.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 21st March

Quietish sort of game, still scratching around for form, by his late-2014 standards.

Arsenal

0-3: Saturday, 14th March

Looked much more like the on-form Song that we were raving about around November time. Still gave the ball away, and free kicks too, but less than for most of his 2015 games, and probably his best performance of the calendar year.

Crystal Palace

1-3: Saturday, 28th February

Another bad day for Alex. Tried, but passing was always that little bit off today. Always. And as a deeper-lying midfielder, simply didn't give enough protection to the defence.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-2: Sunday, 22nd February

A couple of bad moments, giving away a soft, silly penalty particularly. Otherwise, a solid under-the-radar display today - a lot of good work, though little to catch the eye.

West Bromwich Albion

0-4: Saturday, 14th February

Imperfect, but playing better than during January.

Southampton

0-0: Wednesday, 11th February

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 8th February

Too many passes went astray early on although he grew into the game as it wore on. Still well below the levels he showed at the start of the season though.

Liverpool

0-2: Saturday, 31st January

His recent slump in form hit a new low today with his worst performance since arriving at West Ham. Too many passes wen astray and he looked less than 100 per cent fit.

Bristol City

1-0: Sunday, 25th January

His recent slump in form hit a new low today with his worst performance since arriving at West Ham. Too many passes went astray and he looked less than 100 per cent fit.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Still off form, despite a couple of excellent passes.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Was probably as good in the second half as he was bad in the first when his passing was distinctly sub-par.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Was mostly ineffective - but still at the heart of our second and third goals.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Not fit, not on the pace, and very definitely not on his game. Was always going to be subbed, but absolutely had to be for his performance.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Clearly less than fully fit and below par. Did well to last an hour, for what was apparently a pre-planned substiution.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Thursday, 1st January

His quick thinking led to West Ham's only goal, but more often than not he was guilty of slowing the play down when a quicker release would have been a better option.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 28th December

Resting him for Chelsea didn't seem to do much good. Too slow on the ball, too wasteful with it. Bar that lovely volley, decidedly off-form.

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

(replaced Nolan) I'd say "Why wasn't he starting?", but presumably it was to save him for Arsenal. Started slowly when he came on, but soon began to exert influence. Not often I award a sub a 7, which should say something!

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

He is the difference between West Ham being fourth or tenth and sees passes no-one else in the squad is capable of. Whether it's cheeky little backheels in midfield or playing his way out of danger from inside his own six yard box, Song is simply a joy to watch.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Unless FFP blocks it, by all that is holy, unholy, or wholly atheist, please sign him in the transfer window before someone pinches him!

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

He is the difference between West Ham being fourth or tenth and sees passes no-one else in the squad is capable of. Whether it's cheeky little backheels in midfield or playing his way out of danger from inside his own six yard box, Song is simply a joy to watch.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Ran all over the midfield, ran the midfield. And, occasionally, too clever for his team-mates.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Keep him.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Man of the Match, 'nuff said!

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Think of something immense. Really immense. Song was, er, immenser. What I am trying to convey here is the immense-ness of the player despite the silly rolled up shorts thing. The ball for the first goal was a thing of joy. He even had time to do one of those wrong foot things that Spurs (a small mid-table team in north London apparently) fans have been going all soppy over. Only against the current Premier League champions rather than some unknown team with a name that sounds like a brand of throat pastilles. MOTM. Can we do the library book thing with him as well please?

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Did decently defensively, but gave the ball away too much again, especially in the first half.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Some good defensive work and he was usually the starting point for any breaks out of defence.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Industrious, and defensively solid for the most part, but keeps giving the ball away too often. Needs to speed his game up a little bit, too. Seems to want to take just a fraction too long on the ball.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

If there's a blade of grass that he didn't cover I must have missed it. Got the sponsors' MOTM but missed out on mine by a whisker...

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Understandably knackered at the end of his stint but what a great stint it was. There were a number of MOTM candidates but he shades it by the narrowest of margins.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

As hard working as those he played alongside in stifling the 'Pool, also showed regular flashes of his undoubted class. Just about the pick of the three for the 68 minutes he was on.

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

(Replaced Zarate) You can see the class is there, though I'm not quite sure how he'll fit into the starting line up.
Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.

Alex Song did not play for West Ham during this season.