Friday, April 9

That's Zamora

Who'd have thought it? Paul Konchesky and Bobby Zamora in a European semi-final.

A very good manager in Roy Hodgson has finally unleashed Zamora's undoubted talent. He was great for us when confident, but would then go ten games without scoring and disintegrate in one-on-one situations. We sold him because we had Cole and Ashton at the time and we were brassic, but you still wonder what might have been had we kept Bobby.

Konchesky was rather hastily dispensed with after falling pout with Curbs, but despite his erratic crosses I always rated him and he did play like he cared.

We had the basis of a decent side in the 2006 FA Cup Final. Had we acquired genuinely rich owners and avoided ego trips and injuries we might have built on the legacy of Zamora, Ashton, Benayoun, Reo-Coker, Ferdinand and Konchesky. Oh, what might have been.

Meanwhile we'll always love Bobby for making Sol Campbell crack up and scoring the play-off winner and sometimes hitting Row Z or the back of your head. Let's hope he gets to the Europa League Final and wins it against Liverpool.


TBI said...

Why do most ex hammers leave us and improve?

Never could answer that question....

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Pete May said...

Yes, the league is full of our old stars. Even John Paintsil got better at Fulham and Collins has had a good season at Villa.

One old boy X1 could be:

James; Johnson, R Ferdinand, A Ferdinand, Konchesky; Cole, Lampard, Carrick; Tevez, Zamora, Defoe.

Only Reo-Coker's got worse!