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Alex Song

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.

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

3-2 v Manchester United (h) 10th May 2016
by Gordon Thrower


1-4 v Swansea City (h) 7th May 2016
by Staff Writer

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

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 13th April 2016
by Staff Writer


2-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower


1-1 v Manchester United (a) 13th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower


1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2nd March 2016
by Staff Writer

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

2-1 v Liverpool (h) 9th February 2016
by Staff Writer

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

0-1 v Southampton (a) 6th February 2016
by Staff Writer

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

2-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd February 2016
by Staff Writer

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

0-0 v Liverpool (a) 30th January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

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

2-2 v Manchester City (h) 23rd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

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.

3-1 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 12th January 2016
by Staff Writer

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

1-0 v Wolves (h) 9th January 2016
by Staff Writer

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.

2-0 v Liverpool (h) 2nd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower


2-1 v Southampton (h) 27th December 2015
by Gordon Thrower

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.

1-1 v Aston Villa (a) 26th December 2015
by Staff Writer

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

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 20th December 2015
by Staff Writer

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

1-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd November 2015
by Staff Writer

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

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Newcastle United (a) 24th May 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

1-2 v Everton (h) 16th May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

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.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 9th May 2015
by Raedwulf

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

1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Raedwulf


1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Gordon Thrower


0-2 v Manchester City (a) 19th April 2015
by Staff Writer

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.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 11th April 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

1-2 v Leicester City (a) 4th April 2015
by Raedwulf

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

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 21st March 2015
by Raedwulf

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

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 14th March 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

1-3 v Crystal Palace (h) 28th February 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

2-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd February 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

0-4 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 14th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Imperfect, but playing better than during January.

0-0 v Southampton (a) 11th February 2015
by Staff Writer



1-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2015
by Staff Writer

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.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st January 2015
by Staff Writer

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.

1-0 v Bristol City (a) 25th January 2015
by Staff Writer

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.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Still off form, despite a couple of excellent passes.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Gordon Thrower

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

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Staff Writer

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

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Raedwulf

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.

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Staff Writer

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

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 1st January 2015
by Staff Writer

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.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 28th December 2014
by Raedwulf

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.

0-2 v Chelsea (a) 26th December 2014
by Raedwulf

(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!

2-0 v Leicester City (h) 20th December 2014
by Staff Writer

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.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Raedwulf

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

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Staff Writer

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.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Raedwulf

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

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Keep him.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Raedwulf0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Man of the Match, 'nuff said!

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

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?

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Raedwulf

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

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

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

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Raedwulf

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.

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

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...

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Gordon Thrower

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.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf

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.

2-2 v Hull City (a) 15th September 2014
by Raedwulf

(Replaced Zarate) You can see the class is there, though I'm not quite sure how he'll fit into the starting line up.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Alex Song is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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