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David Di Michele

Squad Number: 32
Position: Striker
Born: 6th Jan 1976 (Guidonia)
Signed: 2nd Sep 2008 (£0)
Contract: On loan (season)
Previous Club: Torino

KUMB Awards: Worst Player (runner up) 2008/09; Worst Signing (runner up) 2008/09

32 year-old striker Di Michele has arrived from Torino, though Hammers fans will remember him better as part of the Palermo side United faced in the 2006 UEFA Cup.

Di Michele, who has six international caps, scored in the second leg 3-0 defeat by the Italian side from whom he joined Torino in 2007.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

David Di Michele is yet to play this season.

 

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

David Di Michele is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 24th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Collison, 72 mins) Same as Tristan really. So long and good luck in court.

0-3 v Liverpool (h) 9th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

The dive was embarrassing. Unfortunately it matched the rest of his play on the day.

1-0 v Stoke City (a) 2nd May 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Few good touches – notably in getting the free-kick from which we scored. Ought to have added a second.

0-1 v Chelsea (h) 25th April 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Poor. One shot well wide, gave the thing away too easily.

2-0 v Sunderland (h) 4th April 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Lively and a bit unlucky a couple of times not to score.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Contributed little of note I’m afraid. In matches like this you need your forwards to provide an outlet to the defence. He didn’t.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A bit of a ‘mare as they say. Formed no partnership whatsoever with his striking companion.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by John Simkin

He was constantly caught in possession and when he did manage to pass the ball it rarely reached a colleague. He did manage two shots on goal but both were so wide that they went for throw-ins

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 21st February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Lively and made some good turns.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 21st February 2009
by John Simkin

Missed the best two chances of the game. He rejected the easy options in order to show off the skills that he has apparently lost.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by John Simkin

Showed some nice touches but is still too easily knocked off the ball. Probable the miss of the season when he blazed over in the 72nd minute.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by East Stand Martin

Well I suppose he was at least trying to get involved but little came off for him. And that miss…

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Well I suppose he was at least trying to get involved but little came off for him. And that miss…

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by John Simkin

Could never really get into the game and provided poor support for Cole.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Lots of running but we needed more in the way of pace and penetration and at no stage did he look capable of providing it.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by East Stand Martin

Like Cole he rarely posed the defence any problems but, also like Cole, he go through a hell of a lot of unsung work as we attempted to defend from the front.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Like Cole he rarely posed the defence any problems but, also like Cole, he go through a hell of a lot of unsung work as we attempted to defend from the front.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by John Simkin

Found it difficult to get in the game and was fairly anonymous until he was taken off near the end.

2-0 v Hull City (h) 28th January 2009
by John Simkin

Hit the post twice and scored a simple tap in. More importantly, he worked hard for the team and provided some good passes to Cole.

2-0 v Hartlepool United (a) 24th January 2009
by John Simkin

easily knocked off the ball but he did make a couple of good defence splitting passes to Cole.

3-1 v Fulham (h) 18th January 2009
by John Simkin

His best game since he joined the club. His style of playing was suited to a packed midfield. However, I am not convinced he has the necessary abilities to be successful in the Premier League.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by East Stand Martin

Ran around a lot to little effect. Will hopefully only ever be a deputy for Bellamy.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Ran around a lot to little effect. Will hopefully only ever be a deputy for Bellamy.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th October 2008
by Gordon Thrower

One shot and that was about it.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 28th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

The one big disappointment of the day, he failed to make much impression before his eventual replacement by Bellamy.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Alex Shilling

A virtuoso performance on his debut from the Italian. New Kepa Blanco? New Paolo more like.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A typical West Ham player in that he delights and infuriates in equal amounts. Spot of luck for the first. Good work for the second. Should have had a third.

2-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 13th September 2008
by East Stand Martin

(replaced Ashton, 19) An interesting debut. Had a hand in the first goal before embarrassing himself with two woeful overhead efforts.

 

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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