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Bobby Zamora

Squad Number: 25
Position: Striker
Born: 16th Jan 1981 (London)
Signed: 2nd Feb 2004 (£2,000,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Tottenham

'He comes from White Hart Lane, he's better than Jermain' ... and so it has proved this season (well, sort of).

Zamora started his career with West Ham but after being released from the club finally made his name with Brighton, where he is revered to this day.

Following an unhappy spell at Tottenham the former England under-21 returned to East London where he is finally beginning to slience the critics who said he would never make the grade in the Premiership.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

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2017/18 Match Notes & Ratings

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2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

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2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

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2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Aston Villa (h) 10th May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of hard work in both his midfield and forward roles without creating much attack-wise. The booking was a complete and utter joke.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Alex Shilling

Worked hard, as always, but found life tough against Ferdinand and Brown. Doesn't have Ashton's physical presence, which is probably why it went for Deano but not for him against a resilient backline.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Alex Shilling

Not great. Like Ashton, held ball up well but to less great effect. Worked hard but not his dynamic self we saw last season.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Had a decent first half but failed to carry that form over into the second period.

2-1 v Derby County (h) 19th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Nice touch for the goal. Horrible touch for the rest of the match.

0-1 v Portsmouth (h) 8th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Probably should have scored. Didn’t.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Alex Shilling

Needs to get some games under his belt. Held the ball up well and laid it off well until replaced by Sears on 75.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Rarely looked like scoring but played a decent part in the build up play. Spent the latter period of the match in midfield and probably saw more of the left hand touchline in 15 minutes than Ljungberg saw in 75.

0-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 10th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Given that he spent the second half out on the left this wasn’t a bad run-out. Hopefully we’ll keep eleven on the pitch long enough to give him a full 90 some time soon.

0-4 v Chelsea (h) 1st March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Cole, 66) Good to see him fit again. Bad to see him misplace pass after pass.

2-1 v Bristol Rovers (a) 28th August 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Another disappointing night for Bobby who looks like he needs competition for his place.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

Just about nothing went right for poor old Bobby. We may be looking at a spell on the bench sooner rather than later.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Just about nothing went right for poor old Bobby. We may be looking at a spell on the bench sooner rather than later.

1-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 25th August 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

A good option as a fourth striker for now, but if Curbishley thinks he is our best option for a full season, I despair.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

Time for shooting practice methinks. Got into a number of promising positions only to finish poorly.

1-0 v Birmingham City (a) 18th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Time for shooting practice methinks. Got into a number of promising positions only to finish poorly.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by East Stand Martin

There’s no middle ground with Bobby. He’s either a world beater or poor. Today was poor.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

One of those days for Bobby- it's hard to think of anything he did right and we'll struggle if he starts week in week out. Tevez would have been the making of him.

0-2 v Manchester City (h) 11th August 2007
by Gordon Thrower

There’s no middle ground with Bobby. He’s either a world beater or poor. Today was poor.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

1-0 v Manchester United (a) 13th May 2007
by East Stand Martin

A game of few chances for us, but, as has been the case lately, he ran himself into the ground for the cause.

1-0 v Manchester United (a) 13th May 2007
by Gordon Thrower

A game of few chances for us, but, as has been the case lately, he ran himself into the ground for the cause.

3-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th May 2007
by East Stand Martin

Didn’t score but this was a performance full of heart and running. The crowd recognised it too as the generous applause on his departure confirmed.

3-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th May 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Didn’t score but this was a performance full of heart and running. The crowd recognised it too as the generous applause on his departure confirmed.

3-0 v Wigan Athletic (a) 28th April 2007
by East Stand Martin

Only one real chance which was blocked. He set up the second goal and was involved in many of West Ham's best moments.

3-0 v Wigan Athletic (a) 28th April 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Only one real chance which was blocked. He set up the second goal and was involved in many of West Ham's best moments.

1-0 v Everton (h) 21st April 2007
by East Stand Martin

Bobby is obviously what the pundits like to refer to as a “confidence” player. Clearly he is on a high and his excellent goal was just reward for a fine performance.

1-0 v Everton (h) 21st April 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Bobby is obviously what the pundits like to refer to as a “confidence” player. Clearly he is on a high and his excellent goal was just reward for a fine performance.

1-0 v Arsenal (a) 7th April 2007
by East Stand Martin

Another one of those massive Zamora goals. Read Preston, Ipswich, Arsenal (last year). Whilst he may not be the first name on the team sheet but you do wonder where we may be without some of those strikes.

1-0 v Arsenal (a) 7th April 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Another one of those massive Zamora goals. Read Preston, Ipswich, Arsenal (last year). Whilst he may not be the first name on the team sheet but you do wonder where we may be without some of those strikes.

2-0 v Middlesbrough (h) 31st March 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Perhaps the best game Bobby Zamora has ever played for West Ham. Aside from his well taken goal, he gave an all round striker's performance. Woodgate had an uncomfortable afternoon.

2-0 v Middlesbrough (h) 31st March 2007
by Graeme Howlett

Not the prettiest of footballers to watch but Bob has a habit of popping up in the right spot, which is what he did after just two minutes. The partnership with Tevez is paying dividends.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 17th March 2007
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Harewood, 55) For the second consecutive game Zamora came on and made a difference. Given Harewood's form Bobby must be a candidate; whether he can be as imposing from the start remains to be seen.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 17th March 2007
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 55) For the second consecutive game Zamora came on and made a difference. Given Harewood's form Bobby must be a candidate; whether he can be as imposing from the start remains to be seen.

3-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 4th March 2007
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Etherington, 82) Another goal pretty much guaranteeing him top goalscorer. Some nice runs. Better than our other options.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by Nick Bull

The scoring run of August seems more than six months away. About as far away as Bobby’s display was from the required level.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by East Stand Martin

Should have scored first half but skied a sitter.

0-1 v Watford (h) 10th February 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Should have scored first half but skied a sitter.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 3rd February 2007
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Cole, 72) Looked energetic when he came on, producing some nice touches. Great assist for the goal.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 30th January 2007
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Cole, 72) Great vision and delivery for the goal.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

Poor finishing when in good positions. Not for the first time this season.

0-1 v Watford (h) 27th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Poor finishing when in good positions. Not for the first time this season.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Good to see him score again, yet I can’t help but think he is not the answer to the lack of goals.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Cup your ear to the fans will you? Why I oughta... Clearly a legend in his own mind, although he took his goal well. One of his better games, but really, with Poll on the pitch he should have known better.

3-3 v Fulham (h) 13th January 2007
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Cup your ear to the fans will you? Why I oughta... Clearly a legend in his own mind, although he took his goal well. One of his better games, but really, with Poll on the pitch he should have known better.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Cole, 68) Did not really contribute a great deal against his former side.

3-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 6th January 2007
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Cole, 68) Given 20 minutes against his old club but failed to cause them too many problems.

1-2 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Rubbish.

0-0 v Fulham (a) 23rd December 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Never really looked like scoring I’m afraid. Tried his heart out but there comes a time when that simply isn’t enough.

1-0 v Manchester United (h) 17th December 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Tried his heart out and whenever he lost the ball, which was a tad too much for my liking, at least battled to win it back. Ought to have scored.

0-2 v Everton (a) 3rd December 2006
by Nick Bull

Urgently needs a goal. Did not offer an attacking threat – partly down to lack of service.

0-2 v Everton (a) 3rd December 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

He tries, he does... but the talent just isn't there, and nor is a real ability to do nothing but still score.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

A lot of running and hard work but the time is approaching when that won’t be enough – never really looked like scoring.

1-0 v Sheffield United (h) 25th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of running and hard work but the time is approaching when that won’t be enough – never really looked like scoring.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Nick Bull

Bobby’s work rate cannot be faulted again.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Ran and ran and ran and ran to keep the home back four on their toes. Barely looked like scoring however.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

Absolutely worked his socks off - but didn't manage a single shot on goal.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 18th November 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Never got into the game.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by East Stand Martin

Bobby worked hard ploughing a lone furrow up front, although rarely threatened to open up the Arsenal defence.

1-0 v Arsenal (h) 6th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Ran himself into the ground as the lone striker, a thankless task that saw him trying to close down the Arsenal back line from wing to wing. I can’t remember him looking like scoring but he deserved the applause he got on being replaced.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 29th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

Doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't threaten the opposition and doesn't score any more. Doesn't make sense why he's still in the team.

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Not happening for the Z-man. The season start seems a long way off.

1-2 v Chesterfield (a) 24th October 2006
by East Stand Martin

Missed two absolute sitters in the second half that could have killed off the game.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Nick Bull

Tried to impress at the Lane but had little to feed on.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Worked hard but what the hell was our centre-forward doing taking corners late on?

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Didn’t link up at all with Sheringham and won little out of Primus whose methods were often somewhat suspect.

0-2 v Portsmouth (a) 15th October 2006
by Nick Bull

Ineffective + no service = bad combination.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by Nick Bull

(Replaced Cole, 72) Very quiet.

0-1 v Reading (h) 1st October 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Cole, 72) Fairly anonymous for the few minutes in which he played.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Nick Bull

Very average.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Erratic.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

Erratic.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

This season he’s had poor days but scored, and, against Palermo, he had a good day but came away empty-handed. This time he had a poor day without the goal, though the largely illegal attentions of Moore and, yes, Parker didn’t help matters any.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Nick Bull

No service at all, but poor on the ball when he did receive it.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Despite leading the Premiership goal charts we're yet to see a really decent overall performance from Bob this season. Of course you can't complain when he's baging in the goals - but he didn't today.

0-2 v Newcastle United (h) 17th September 2006
by Jacob Steinberg

No lucky goal today which means we should look at other parts of his game- hmmm…

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by East Stand Martin

Ironically, the first game he didn’t score in this season was possibly his best match. Lots of running and endeavour as the lone striker and looked better for having Tevez push up later on.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Ironically, the first game he didn’t score in this season was possibly his best match. Lots of running and endeavour as the lone striker and looked better for having Tevez push up later on.

0-1 v Palermo (h) 14th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Great cross set up what looked like being Tevez’s first goal in the Claret and Blue. Did not really offer a goal threat.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Not always pretty but you can’t argue that he’s effective. I thought his goal was a clever bit of instinctive poaching.

1-1 v Aston Villa (h) 10th September 2006
by Nick Bull

Important goal, but otherwise an average display by the Premiership’s leading scorer.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Best performance so far from the Z-man. He linked up well with the midfield and his cross (shot?) was dangerous even before Reina aided the Hammers again.

1-2 v Liverpool (a) 26th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

He can’t go wrong at the moment. Taking advantage of the extended run he’s getting due to Deano’s absence, though claiming he meant that goal is a bit cheeky.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

The Premiership’s top scorer at time of writing. In the build-up you’d see him do something really difficult and then follow it with something daft. Got into that space twixt ‘keeper and defence really well for the goal – again.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by East Stand Martin

As on Saturday, if you discount his goal/s there wasn't any major contribution of which to speak. However a striker's job is to hit the back of the net, after all, and Bob has done so more than anyone else in the league so far.

1-1 v Watford (a) 22nd August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

As on Saturday, if you discount his goal/s there wasn't any major contribution of which to speak. However a striker's job is to hit the back of the net, after all, and Bob has done so more than anyone else in the league so far.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Nick Bull

Missed a couple of good headers, but his two goals came from good positional awareness. Appears to be ready to battle for a place in the team.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Improved as the game wore on and his confidence grew. Good, if simple finish for the first and the wicked spin he put on for the second bamboozled the Charlton defence. Probably.

3-1 v Charlton Athletic (h) 19th August 2006
by East Stand Martin

Not his greatest game but nobody will be complaining. His two goals turned the game around completely - even if the second has more than a touch of fortune to it.

1-1 v Olympiakos (h) 12th August 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Zamora - on the left wing? Whatever next? Actually he did okay.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ashton, 71) No further comments.

3-3 v Liverpool (n) 13th May 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ashton, 71) Never really got going despite playing for almost 50 minutes. He was the first Hammer to miss from the spot.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 7th May 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Sharp. Twice the player than the one who left Sp*rs a couple of years ago.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 26th April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Very good performance, linked up well with Sheringham.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Ashton, 85) Some intelligent running as the clock went down.

1-0 v Middlesbrough (n) 23rd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ashton, 85) Some intelligent running as the clock went down.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent first half but starved of service in the second half he struggled to make an impression. At least he’s stopped making the same runs as Ashton.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by East Stand Martin

Great movement, and did brilliantly in setting up the only goal.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 15th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Great movement, and did brilliantly in setting up the only goal.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ashton, 84) A couple of lively runs but the game had already gone.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 9th April 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ashton, 84) Had barely warmed up before the final whistle was blown.

0-0 v Charlton Athletic (h) 2nd April 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Reo-Coker 75) Made us look more dangerous at corners and was unlucky to see his header cleared off the line.

0-1 v Manchester United (a) 29th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Etherington, 80) Comments to follow.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 25th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Etherington, 71) Comments to follow.

2-1 v Manchester City (a) 20th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ashton, 105) As per Fletcher.

2-4 v Portsmouth (h) 18th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Etherington, 105) Got stuck in but missed a sitter.

2-1 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 15th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Etherington, 105) Missed an absolute sitter to put the game beyond any doubt toward the end of extra-time but his constant harrying of the Bolton defence in the 15 minutes he was on the pitch ensured the Hammers continued to defend from the front.

1-4 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 11th March 2006
by Graeme Howlett

The service wasn’t great and he did work hard, but was rather ineffective (and the Bolton defence had him under control). There already seems to be a certain chemistry between Harwood and Ashton, and Bobby - for me - is a fringe player.

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Benayoun, 76) Failed to make any sort of impression and showed poor touch.

2-2 v Everton (h) 4th March 2006
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Benayoun, 76) Did well with what he saw of the ball.

0-0 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 18th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Harewood, 61) The Hammers certainly looked more of a threat when Zamora entered the fray - although that probably had more to do with Pardew's adventurous formation as opposed to Bobby's influence.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Ashton, 78) Tried hard to make an impact but suffered from the fact that the game was effectively dead by time he arrived.

3-0 v Birmingham City (h) 13th February 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Ashton, 78) Put himself about after coming on for the final 15 minutes although failed to make any great impression on the game.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

A couple of nice touches early on but Bobby seemed to be suffering the effects of his midweek efforts more than most.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th February 2006
by East Stand Martin

A couple of nice touches early on but Bobby seemed to be suffering the effects of his midweek efforts more than most.

3-2 v Arsenal (a) 1st February 2006
by Gordon Thrower

The goal was superb but for me it was his tireless and selfless running to relieve the pressure up front, where he was often ploughing a lone furrow, that caught the eye.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Outstanding run out for one of those who must be looking over his shoulder at the arrival of Ashton. Led the line excellently, set up Matty’s goal, won the penalty for the first, and capped an all-round fine effort with his first home goal of the season.

4-2 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 28th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding run out for one of those who must be looking over his shoulder at the arrival of Ashton. Led the line excellently, set up Matty’s goal, won the penalty for the first, and capped an all-round fine effort with his first home goal of the season.

2-1 v Fulham (h) 23rd January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Battled gamely and was unlucky to see a header come back off the post before a knock curtailed his evening.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by Gordon Thrower

Another away match, another goal. Not a spectacular performance but there was a lot of running involved, often without reward.

2-1 v Aston Villa (a) 14th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Norwich City (a) 7th January 2006
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-3 v Chelsea (h) 2nd January 2006
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Mullins, 71) Comments to follow.

0-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 31st December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Fletcher, 25) Comments to follow.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th December 2005
by Richard Osborne

Full of running but never really a threat.

2-4 v Newcastle United (h) 17th December 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Good first half, anonymous in the second. Sublime turn in the build up to our first goal.

2-1 v Everton (a) 14th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-3 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 10th December 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (a) 5th December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 27th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Mullins, 72) Again his introduction gave us a lift. Movement, pace and a willingness to challenge for headers (Marlon take note).

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 20th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 77) Displayed the usual mix of good and poor touches.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 20th November 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 77) Displayed the usual mix of good and poor touches.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

His pace caused a few problems but his touch let him down from time to time though it does seem to be improving.

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 23rd October 2005
by Adam Leatherbarrow

Had a terrific game and linked up well with Yossi Benayoun to produce our best opportunities of the first half. Held the ball up well.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Injected a bit of pace to the attack which badly needed livening up at that point. Excellent run for the goal but still needs to improve his touch.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 16th October 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Showed a bit of zip and blasted a couple of shots high and wide before taking the best opportunity that came to him.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) A lively run out without ever looking particularly dangerous.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Greg Mansell

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) Does what Bobby Zamora does well - came on and distributed the ball economically, often with his back to goal. Also had a hand (albeit inadvertently) in the goal. Must have been miffed that he did not start.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 1st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) Put himself about after replacing Sheringham and definitely gave the side a lift and added impetus up front. Rarely involved to any great degree but had a hand - however accidental - in our goal.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Bobby muffed West Ham's best chance of the game having been on the field for a couple of minutes but showed how desperate he is to be more involved.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Greg Mansell

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Brought new life to an attack with a tiring Sheringham. Unfortunately for the Z-Man, his appearance in this game will be characterised by his missed header but it was by no means a ‘sitter’. Still seems to be playing on confidence off the back of last year and also two goals and cracking strike in the week. Long may it continue.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Looked lively when replacing young Edward but perhaps ought to have done better with the late header.

0-0 v Arsenal (h) 24th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Bobby muffed West Ham's best chance of the game having been on the field for a couple of minutes but showed how desperate he is to be more involved.

4-2 v Sheffield Wednesday (a) 20th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of hard work in the lone ranger slot but without much reward. Nice flick on for the first goal.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 17th September 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Brought in in order to give young Edward a brerak, Bobby found the going hard at times and took a while to adjust to the pace of the game. But he still proved a useful outlet playing the lone striker role for the first hour or so. Needs a game or two.

4-0 v Aston Villa (h) 12th September 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 76) Looked lively and got into some good positions – he ought to have a quiet word with NRC about that shot.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 65) On for the hapless Harewood he nearly provided Sheringham a goal from his near post cross.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 27th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 65) On for the hapless Harewood he nearly provided Sheringham a goal from his near post cross.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 90) On for only a few minutes but proved an excellent outlet to relieve the pressure on the back four as time ticked away.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 20th August 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 90) You can't help feeling a little sorry for Bobby. Despite scoring the goals that took us back to the big time he's barely featured thus far in the Prem. Came on, had one chance, final whistle.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

1-0 v Preston North End (n) 30th May 2005
by Gordon Thrower

I’m made up for the lad. Confidence is everything in Bobby’s game and here we saw a player in form and he knew it. Held the ball up superbly and was always looking to bring the support players from midfield into play. We’ll forgive him the missed header that made us endure seven of the longest minutes we’ll ever experience just this once!

1-0 v Preston North End (n) 30th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

I spoke above of redemption for Mullins, well Bobby can eat a piece of that pie too now after his fourth goal in the last three games. Those strikes have effectively seen us back to the Premiership - keep it up sunshine.

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 18th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

Beginning to prove his doubters wrong - and we're all delighted for him. Two goals - the second absolutely sublime in execution - making it three out of the four we scored in the two legs. Deserves a start in the final regardless of the situation with Teddy Sheringham.

2-2 v Ipswich Town (h) 14th May 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Up against big Jason De Vos, Bobby did a good job - holding up the ball well and playing the simple pass. But despite scoring the second goal you would like to see him in the box a bit more. Good game though.

2-2 v Ipswich Town (h) 14th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

Up against big Jason De Vos, Bobby did a good job - holding up the ball well and playing the simple pass. But despite scoring the second goal you would like to see him in the box a bit more. Good game though.

2-1 v Watford (a) 8th May 2005
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Sunderland (h) 29th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Apart from the challenge on the ‘keeper which was given as a foul, he failed to make any sort of impression.

2-2 v Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 23rd April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sheringham, 59) Given generous applause from the home side, he failed to overly trouble the Brighton defence.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 19th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Repka, 76) The introduction of his fresh legs changed the game and, including the goal, he was probably involved in as many chances in the last 15 minutes of the match as the rest of the team had created in the first 75 minutes.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 19th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Repka, 76) The introduction of his fresh legs changed the game and, including the goal, he was probably involved in as many chances in the last 15 minutes of the match as the rest of the team had created in the first 75 minutes.

1-1 v Millwall (h) 16th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Newton, 80) Looked capable of causing problems during the ten minutes or so that he was on.

1-1 v Millwall (h) 16th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Newton, 80) Gave us a bit more when he came on, and was involved in a couple of late forays although you're never going to make much of an impact given ten minutes.

3-0 v Coventry City (h) 9th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 72) A decent 20 minutes or so with some intelligent runs being rewarded by his late goal.

3-0 v Coventry City (h) 9th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 72) His only real impression was with the goal which he took well.

1-0 v Burnley (a) 5th April 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 85) No comment.

2-2 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Rebrov, 51) A good match. Instrumental in setting up Teddy’s second and his hard work also led to the penalty. Improving.

2-2 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Rebrov, 51) Put in a fair amount of effort, and good to see him getting a fair bit of support from the crowd.

1-1 v Crewe Alexandra (h) 15th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Williams, 70) Some nice touches but failed to trouble the ‘keeper.

1-1 v Crewe Alexandra (h) 15th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Williams, 70) Some nice touches but failed to trouble the ‘keeper.

1-3 v Reading (a) 12th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

Like Harewood he struggled with an almost complete lack of service.

1-3 v Reading (a) 12th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Like Harewood he struggled with an almost complete lack of service.

1-2 v Preston North End (h) 5th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Sheringham, 46) Caused Preston a few problems and did well both in the build-up and in the finish for the goal.

1-2 v Preston North End (h) 5th March 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Sheringham, 46) My Man-of-the-match. Tried his heart out. Really wants to prove himself. I think he has good awareness and could form a good partnership with Harewood.

1-0 v Gillingham (a) 22nd February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Got through a fair bit of running but he failed to hold the ball up on occasion, something forwards must do against teams like Gillingham in order to stop the ball coming straight back at the defence.

5-0 v Plymouth Argyle (h) 20th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Noble, 48) His first touch was still occasionally lacking but he did very well with the ball laid off his chest. Some good positive runs caused Plymouth a lot of problems and his pass across to Fletch for Teddy’s first was something of which Teddy himself would have been proud. The odd wayward pass/shot aside this was a decent, if, at times erratic performance.

5-0 v Plymouth Argyle (h) 20th February 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Noble, 48) Good pace, but his passing/crossing is pretty awful.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Some signs of improvement this week. His touch was a bit better and there were some nice lay-offs that suggested that he’s been spending some time watching Sheringham.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Wycombe Wicks

I thought he was disappointing and didn’t live up to expectations.

1-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th February 2005
by Chris Scull

Comments to follow.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by East Stand Martin

The goals did his confidence no end of good. His first touch is still lacking but he clearly got a lift from the match – as evidenced by his running back 60 yards from the opposition penalty box to break down a Wolves break. Hopefully his improved confidence will be the one positive thing to come out of the match.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by Sean Newman

Good confidence booster for Bobby. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a goal-scoring run. Well we can hope.

2-4 v Wolves (a) 15th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

The goals did his confidence no end of good. His first touch is still lacking but he clearly got a lift from the match – as evidenced by his running back 60 yards from the opposition penalty box to break down a Wolves break. Hopefully his improved confidence will be the one positive thing to come out of the match.

0-2 v Sheffield United (h) 3rd January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Posed no threat whatsoever.

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 1st January 2005
by Richard Osborne

Only physical presence kept him on the field. No touch, hunger, pace, shooting, heading, awareness, any decent offers yet?

2-0 v Ipswich Town (a) 1st January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Possibly the one disappointment of the day. When you play one up front you need your striker to be able to hold up the ball but too often it was going straight back to put the midfield under pressure. Ought to have done better with his clear header.

2-2 v Rotherham United (a) 28th December 2004
by Sicknote

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Not enough time to shine or get a bit of glory but got stuck in and deserved the chance.

2-2 v Rotherham United (a) 28th December 2004
by Graeme Howlett

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Didn't really get a chance to do much. I wish it had been Rebrov, but I'm biased.

2-0 v Sunderland (a) 4th December 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) Comments to follow.

3-2 v Watford (h) 27th November 2004
by East Stand Martin

I want the lad to do well – I want everyone in a claret & blue shirt to do well. However, he is so utterly devoid of confidence at the moment that you wonder if there's a way out for him. Looks certain to get a spell on the bench once Harewood returns.

3-2 v Watford (h) 27th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

I want the lad to do well – I want everyone in a claret & blue shirt to do well. However, he is so utterly devoid of confidence at the moment that you wonder if there's a way out for him. Looks certain to get a spell on the bench once Harewood returns.

0-1 v Millwall (a) 21st November 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

(Replaced Chadwick, 66) Poor old Bobby. The hapless Zamora offered absolutely nothing up front on a day where he could have gone from zero to hero. A key moment in the second half summed it up when he had the chance to shoot but laid off a misplaced pass to NRC. Pardew's departure will hopefully signal the end of Zamo's days in a claret and blue shirt.

0-1 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 13th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Etherington, 57) Came on in the double substitution that saw Chadwick and Etherington replaced. Acknowledged the cheers of the crowd then promptly disappeared.

0-1 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 13th November 2004
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Etherington, 57) Comments to follow.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by Sean Newman

(Replaced Chadwick, 75) Nearly set up Harewood but underhit the pass. His clever step-over, however, set up the winner.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Chadwick, 75) Nearly set up Harewood but underhit the pass. His clever step-over, however, set up the winner.

2-1 v QPR (h) 6th November 2004
by [HH]

(Replaced Chadwick, 75) Worked hard when he came on, and done his job.

1-4 v Cardiff City (a) 2nd November 2004
by Matthew O'Greel

Couldn't trap a bag of cement; his first touch was awful ... again.

1-1 v Plymouth Argyle (a) 31st October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Got little help from the officials and faded as the game wore on.

1-1 v Plymouth Argyle (a) 30th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 27th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Ran his legs off for little reward. A couple of decent efforts, particularly in the first half.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 27th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Ran his legs off for little reward. A couple of decent efforts, particularly in the first half.

3-1 v Gillingham (h) 23rd October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game – you could almost see the confidence building up after he won an early header. Left the field to warm applause. He deserved it. Well played sir!

3-1 v Gillingham (h) 23rd October 2004
by East Stand Martin

A fine game – you could almost see the confidence building up after he won an early header. Left the field to warm applause. He deserved it. Well played sir!

2-0 v Stoke City (h) 19th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A few nice touches early on but he faded into the background alarmingly. Whereas Marlon seems to be inspired by Teddy's presence it's almost as if Bobby is overawed by being on the same pitch as the great man.

2-0 v Stoke City (h) 19th October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Simply isn’t cutting it around the box. Never looked like he thought he could win the ball. Doesn’t hunt the ball down and makes it his. For a big bloke he just looks lightweight.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Sean Newman

Poor. He cannot hold the ball up and does not jump for a header. He needs to buck up his ideas.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

On another day, with a qualified ref in charge (rather than someone who just happened to be passing on his way back to his halfway house day-care centre) he might have gained 3 spot kicks for his efforts. Still not a particularly impressive match.

0-1 v QPR (a) 16th October 2004
by Richard Osborne

To be fair he did chase back. Other than that was absolutely no threat whatsoever. Time for the stiffs I think.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Laid off a few good passes but failed to worry the Wolves defence before cramping up and being replaced by Teddy.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by East Stand Martin

Just never seemed to work for him today. The linesman seemed to have a vendetta against him at times, and he was clearly frustrated. It will be interesting to see if the goal was offside, as if he managed to stray into such a position, I think it could easily be classed as a school boy error.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 2nd October 2004
by [HH]

Just never seemed to work for him today. The linesman seemed to have a vendetta against him at times, and he was clearly frustrated. It will be interesting to see if the goal was offside, as if he managed to stray into such a position, I think it could easily be classed as a school boy error.

1-1 v Derby County (a) 29th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Sheringham, 77) On for Teddy, impressed and looked like the only player that was going to score.

1-1 v Derby County (a) 29th September 2004
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Sheringham, 77) On for Teddy, impressed and looked like the only player that was going to score.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by Richard Osborne

Sharper than a jab in the eye with a slice of lemon. He will get us goals. Would have been an 8 if the penalty wasn't fluffed.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

On the credit side two goals – one excellent. On the debit side his touch still looks a bit suspect on occasion and he'll want to forget the penalty.

3-2 v Notts County (h) 21st September 2004
by East Stand Martin

On the credit side two goals – one excellent. On the debit side his touch still looks a bit suspect on occasion and he'll want to forget the penalty.

1-3 v Wigan Athletic (h) 15th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Harewood, 45) Tried to inject a bit of life up front and battled well for his goal, though the one he missed looked easier.

1-3 v Wigan Athletic (h) 15th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 45) Tried to inject a bit of life up front and battled well for his goal, though the one he missed looked easier.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Nick Homer

(Replaced Harewood, 71) Looks a little more likely to score than Marlon, but if we could get a decent ball into the box they’d both have had a hat-trick.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Richard Osborne

(Replaced Harewood, 71) Came on for Harewood who had a right old whinge. Well Marlon of you don't score what do you expect? Bobby was full of enthusiasm and led a nice break only to unlucky in his final ball to have it clip the back of someone's heal. Looked lively though and as our pre-season top scorer I would like to see more of him.

1-0 v Reading (h) 10th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood, 71) Got through a fair bit of running without really threatening much. Beaten into bronze medal position for the prize of “least merited booking”.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Harewood) Tried in vain to make things happen but guilty of a poor first touch when clear in the box, though unlucky with his last ditch header.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Sicknote

(Replaced Harewood) Decent touches and showed desire when he came on; could have had two goals.

0-0 v Leicester City (a) 7th August 2004
by Nick Homer

(Replaced Harewood) Replaced Harewood and was unlucky not to score late on. Looking sharp (and hungry).

1-1 v Peterborough (a) 24th July 2004
by Gordon Thrower

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