Sunday, May 27, 2007

Reo-Coker: had enough

West Ham United captain Nigel Reo-Coker has handed in a transfer request. Manager Alan Curbishley will be open to offers for the central midfielder starting in the range of 8m pounds. Tottenham as well as Newcastle and Aston Villa are all said to be interested in the player.

Reo-Coker, 23, suffered a rough season and was much criticized for his performances from the West Ham supporters and media. Deservedly so. He was limp and disinterested most of the season. All brought on by himself.

Extremely impressive in his first season in the top flight, the young captain was often overrun in midfield. Credit to him for playing much better after mid-season but some of the early season performances were so bad he looked like a boy among men.

A change of club will do everyone involved a lot of good but be forewarned. He’s demonstrated a troubling level of inconsistency which not only will affect his value but the trust his next club will have in him.

Reo-Coker moved to Upton Park in the January 2004 transfer window from Wimbledon qucckly becoming a crowd favorite until this season. He scored 11 goals in 142 appearances for the club.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm only posting a comment because your blog looks so sad and lonely, and I like to help people out.

Reo-Cocker is a talented football player but as a human being he's a cock.

If THFC has any sense, the club will give him a wide berth. He's obviously not committed enough to play for a team that aspires to Top Four status.

He has proved himself inconsistent (as you say) and mercenary in his dealings.

5/27/2007 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can see why he sulked though, he had a dream move to Arsenal taken away and had to stay with your rabble for the rest of the season. At the end of the day its "work" for them so loyalty to a team goes out the window, he was probably looking at a 10k rise and champions league football, what he got was a long long season of getting beaten week after week and only by pure luck that he didnt end up in the championship. i mean if you hadnt fluked 2 wins against Man utd that would of been your lot.

5/27/2007 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the point was his 'dream move' to Arsenal was just made up by his agent.

5/27/2007 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, a move-on will do us all a favour! Hokey-Cokey, us fans, and (most importantly) his agent...

He's never "felt wanted" at UP - bless the poor little fella! Hence being stripped of the captaincy and dropped from the team.

Oh, hang-on, he 'played' every week!

Bye bye, don't forget us Nigel...

5/28/2007 8:57 AM  

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