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Carl Fletcher

Squad Number: 6
Position: Midfielder
Born: 7th Apr 1980 (Surrey Heath)
Signed: 31st Aug 2004 (£250,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Bournemouth

One of several lower league team's 'best player' signed by Alan Pardew (see Reo-Coker, Gavin Williams, Hayden Mullins), Fletch joined the Pardew revolution a month into the 04/05 season.

Tough and uncompromising, he was a force in the Hammers midfield for much of the season, although promotion to the Premiership has seen him used on only the rare occasion as a replacement.

Fletch looked to be on his way out of West Ham after being sent on loan to Watford at the start of the 05/06 season but recent cameos in the Premiership have shown that the Welsh international can still prove an asset to the club.

 

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

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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

No further comments.

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

Did the groundwork in the heart of the midfield; the biggest praise you could give him was that the Hammers didn't miss the suspended Hayden Mullins.

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

Told to play his own game and he did. Whether he gets the nod next week remains to be seen but he did his cause no harm at all.

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

(Replaced Collins, 45) Battled well.

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

(Replaced Newton, 77) Worked hard enough for the few minutes he was on.

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

(Replaced Newton, 77) Not enough time to register.

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

(Replaced Newton, 77) Not enough time to register.

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

(Replaced Reo-Coker 82) Came on to see out the final few minutes.

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

(Replaced Ferdinand, 71) Comments to follow.

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

Some solid, if unspectacular work at the end.

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

(Replaced Benayoun, 82) Fletch’s introduction appeared to be more of an exercise in running the clock down than anything else – no real time to affect the result.

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

(Replaced Benayoun, 82) Fletch’s introduction appeared to be more of an exercise in running the clock down than anything else – no real time to affect the result.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 68) Comments to follow.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Comments to follow.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 12) Called into action early on after Mullins suffered an eye injury.

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

A fair home premiership debut though a couple of times his inexperience at the top level showed.

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

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 26th October 2005
by Paul Eastwood

(Replaced Harewood, 86) Little time to impress.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Brought in to add a bit of steel in midfield, Fletcher had probably his best ever game in a West Ham shirt. His work in front of the back four ensured the Ipswich midfield didn't get a sniff all night.

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

(Replaced Etherington, 80) Didn’t really get into the game in the ten minutes he was on.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 76) Got a few decent challenges in towards the end.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 76) Got a few decent challenges in towards the end.

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

(Replaced Mullins, 76) No comment.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 2nd April 2005
by East Stand Martin

(Replaced Newton, 88) Brought on with 5 minutes to go. Succeeded in keeping things tight, sharp in the tackle his combatitveness would benefit Mullins greatly.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 2nd April 2005
by Madhammer

(Replaced Newton, 88) Brought on with 5 minutes to go. Succeeded in keeping things tight, sharp in the tackle his combatitveness would benefit Mullins greatly.

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

A steadying influence in the middle. Did the simple things well.

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

I have to hold my hands up and say I don't recall seeing an awful lot of Fletch last night. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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

A solid game in the middle and some good passing as well.

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

A solid game in the middle and some good passing as well.

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

Anonymous up to half time when he was replaced.

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

Anonymous up to half time when he was replaced.

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

Performed well both in midfield and in the back four when the reshuffle came.

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

Solid but not exciting. Looked good at centre-back. Carried the ball out of defence well. Maybe he should start in defence and Reo Coker or Mullins in midfield?

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

Although he got a fair few tackles in his distribution wasn’t up to much and our failure to keep the ball kept putting the defence back under pressure.

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

Got his foot in well and played some excellent passes about the pitch. The cross for Teddy’s first was right on the button.

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

Excellent. The cross for the Teddy goal was top draw. A few Gerrard-type passes thrown in for good measure too.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by East Stand Martin

Anonymous early on as the midfield got overrun. Got a few tackles in as the game wore on, though the ridiculous free-kick decision against him wasn’t one of them.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Anonymous early on as the midfield got overrun. Got a few tackles in as the game wore on, though the ridiculous free-kick decision against him wasn’t one of them.

1-1 v Sheffield United (a) 13th February 2005
by Northern Paul

Comments to follow.

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

Other than the goal it was a fairly quiet match for the Welshman.

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

The hero of the hour, heading home well late on. But a quiet game otherwise.

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

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by East Stand Martin

A battling performance though some of his passing left a bit to be desired.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

A battling performance though some of his passing left a bit to be desired.

1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 29th January 2005
by Chris Scull

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Derby County (h) 23rd January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Took his goal well and was desperately unlucky not to double his tally with a good header early in the second half. However, there were occasions when he seemed at a loss as to what do with the ball.

1-2 v Derby County (h) 23rd January 2005
by East Stand Martin

Took his goal well and was desperately unlucky not to double his tally with a good header early in the second half. However, there were occasions when he seemed at a loss as to what do with the ball.

1-0 v Norwich City (h) 8th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Bit of a curate's egg from Fletch. Some good engine-room work was occasionally let down by some wayward distribution.

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

Until he picked up a late booking I wasn't sure he was on the pitch.

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

Dreamy work from Dream Team.

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

A welcome return from injury. Got through a prodigious amount of work and was strong in the tackle when required. His laughter at Kuqi in the face of provocation was highly amusing too.

1-2 v Preston North End (a) 18th December 2004
by KUMB

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Leeds United (h) 10th December 2004
by East Stand Martin

A tidy performance and sent over an excellent free-kick from which Sheringham was unlucky not to score in the second half. Guilty on occasion of giving the ball away – but he was not alone in that respect.

1-1 v Leeds United (h) 10th December 2004
by Gordon Thrower

A tidy performance and sent over an excellent free-kick from which Sheringham was unlucky not to score in the second half. Guilty on occasion of giving the ball away – but he was not alone in that respect.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Played very deep for most of the game and did what he was probably told to do. Unfortunately we need someone in the middle of the park who can unlock defences and drive us forward; Fletcher is not the answer to this problem.

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

Strong in the tackle but, like Lomas, when everything had to go through the middle following the substitutions he seemed to lose his way.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Best game in a Hammers shirt. Put his foot in when necessary and helped attack and defend well. Excellent.

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

Seems to relish a good hard battle and he was in his element today with some thunderous tackles. Allied to some excellent distribution we have a player that is proving to be a useful signing.

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

Got stuck in, and played a fair few dangerous balls into the box from set pieces. He got back and defended well at times, however crept in and out of the second half after a solid first half.

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

Didn't look comfortable, missed Reo-Coker.

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

A few decent tackles but the effect was spoilt by some wayward passing.

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

Comments to follow.

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

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 46) A good half. Strong in defence. Useful going forward. Unlucky not to score.

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

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 46) A good half. Strong in defence. Useful going forward. Unlucky not to score.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) Another welcome return. Slotted in nicely in a left-centre position and played some excellent balls across to the right.

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

(Replaced Chadwick, 77) Looked quite good for the short time he was on – injected a bit of creativity into midfield.

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

Another solid effort – got his foot in and laid off the simple ball time and time again.

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

His passing seemed a bit better today. He was willing to get stuck in, as always. At times when defending, seemed to panic in the air giving away needless corners and throw-ins deep in our own half. Also tried to be clever in the second half with a back heel which failed miserably. A decent game overall, and did a good job on the inside-left.

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

His passing seemed a bit better today. He was willing to get stuck in, as always. At times when defending, seemed to panic in the air giving away needless corners and throw-ins deep in our own half. Also tried to be clever in the second half with a back heel which failed miserably. A decent game overall, and did a good job on the inside-left.

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

Looked shaky to start then found his rhythm. Solid performance.

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

Looked shaky to start then found his rhythm. Solid performance.

1-2 v Nottingham Forest (a) 26th September 2004
by Graeme Howlett

Failed to get into the game as much as he did against Ipswich, but a brave, battling performance nonetheless.

1-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 18th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Not bad overall but he did show a disturbing propensity to give the ball away at times, especially in the second half.

1-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 18th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Despite some idiotic elements of the Boleyn crowd berating him at times, the former Bournemouth man once again showed exactly what we have been missing in the engine room for som time. Tough and uncompromising throughout, Fletch also earned the penalty which should have given us an unassailable lead.

1-0 v Rotherham United (h) 14th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Quietly impressive. He goes in, wins the ball and lays it off. Only a few feet away from a goal you'd be seeing again and again on the box had it gone in.

1-0 v Rotherham United (h) 14th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Quietly impressive. He goes in, wins the ball and lays it off. Only a few feet away from a goal you'd be seeing again and again on the box had it gone in.

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower

An impressive debut. One often expects newcomers from the lower divisions to be overawed by the step up but it looked like he's been here for years and wasn't afraid to boss the others around when required. Shares a name with a star striker in the Sky TV series “Dream Team” who was framed for the murder of the club chairman. Don't go getting ideas now!

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by Richard Osborne

Missed Man of the Match by a whisker. The whisker being the last 20 minutes where his fitness levels showed. Won everything, made every pass. Michael Who?

2-1 v Sheffield United (a) 11th September 2004
by East Stand Martin

Very good game, sat deep a lot allowing others to do their thing. Ran his balls off and looked to be talking a lot.