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James Tomkins

Squad Number: 5
Position: Defender
Born: 29th Mar 1989 (Basildon, England)
Signed: 1st Jul 2005 (£0)
Contract: 4 years + 1 year option (signed January 2012)
Previous Club: Academy

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2011/12; Young Player of the Year 2010/11, (runner up) 2009/10, 2008/09, (third place) 2006/07, 2007/08; Most Improved Player (runner-up) 2011/12, (third place) 2008/09, 2010/11.

Centre-half Tomkins is considered to be one of the brightest prospects currently emerging from Tony Carr's academy.

Already a veteran of several England youth teams, the 6'3" defender made his first-team debut during the 2006/07 pre-season friendlies and looks set to have a big future ahead of him.

Still only 17, Tomkins became the youngest player to score for the reserve team when he netted as a 16-year-old in only his second appearance.


HOME GROWN: Tomkins scores his first goal for West Ham

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

3-2 v Sampdoria (h) 9th August 2014
by Staff Writer



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

Another good runout. I'm not saying he's England class but frankly if Smalling is ahead of him in the pecking order there's something amiss.

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

Easy day at the back and did very well for the second goal.

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

With no-one really being outstanding today, his calmness and solidity at the back, plus that rather crafty little dink to the back post for our second, wins him my MotM. If not for the cynical yellow, I might have been tempted to make that an 8...

0-2 v Malaga (a) 3rd August 2014
by Staff Writer



1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Seemed to be constantly giving his man a yard as if there were some sort o exclusion zone to be enforced.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Raedwulf

Didn't do anything horribly wrong, but who is leading the defence?

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Staff Writer

Man of the Match for some against Newcastle, this ws another solid performance from Tomkins. The goal - his first for some considerable time - was the icing on the cake.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Raedwulf

Awful in the first 20, better (mostly) for the rest, thumping second goal.

0-0 v Schalke (a) 2nd August 2014
by Staff Writer



1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game. Hopefully he's got this face-clutching thing out of his system now. MOTM for me.

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Raedwulf

Pick of the defence, apart from one missed tackle right at the end.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Raedwulf

Lucky not to be booked on 20 for a clumsy challenge, but generally tidy on his return. Perhaps should have scored.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Fine defensively – had his header gon ine in the second half we'd probably have run up a cricket score. Nd not an Indian one at that.

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

An industrious Borini got no change out of him, nor did the erratic Balotelli. Excellent under what pressure the Reds mustered, dangerous in attack, distribution good today too.

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

Good defensively and set up Reid nicely for the first.

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

Since he was forced to apologise for feigning injury against Everton, Tomkins has been excellent. He was solid again today and was unfortunate to be penalised for Johnson's cheating.

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

Not an awful game, but the central unit of he and Reid isn't working well at the moment, for which he must share the responsibility. Left in no man's land for Hernandez' goal.

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

Since he was forced to apologise for feigning injury against Everton, Tomkins has been excellent. He was solid again today and was unfortunate to be penalised for Johnson's cheating.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Norwich City (a) 9th November 2013
by Staff Writer

Put in some sterling tackles but shouldn't have gone to ground when faced by the goalshy Fer.

2-0 v Aston Villa (a) 8th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Much the same as Collins, without the booking or the dodgy free-kicks.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 7th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Destroyed for pace by Stirling once and lucky to escape scot-free. Doesn't look half as assured without Winston Reid alongside him. Injured early on in the second half.

3-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 6th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Handled a tricky Tottenham attack well

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 6th April 2014
by Raedwulf

A little unlucky with the first penalty, though it was correctly awarded. Made sure Suarez had little opportunity to shine today, and there's a lot of DC's this season who have failed to do that!

2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Raedwulf

Aside from one super tackle after 12 minutes, had a pretty quiet afternoon against a pretty toothless Tottenham.

2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Made Adebayor look very ordinary. Which of course he is.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Staff Writer

Still prone to being caught by the long ball, but dealt relatively comfortably with Palace's main threats.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Well played.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 31st March 2014
by Raedwulf

The pick of the defence; not much got past him or away from him.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A good game – dealt with Benteke well generally.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Another good day at the office. Has anyone seen Benteke?

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Rob Chapman

Caught out of position a couple of times, which could have been punished early on, but provided a much better attacking threat with intelligent passing out from the back and once he settled into the game looked solid.

0-1 v Hull City (a) 28th September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Solid and an aerial threat.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Not his day.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Injured after only eight minutes.

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 27th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Couldn't be faulted.

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Pretty much bossed the defensive side of things throughout – though his unfamiliarity with his new ‘keeper may have been a contributory factor for the goal.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 26th March 2014
by Raedwulf

The pick of a not very good bunch. He at least seems to have put Saturday's poor performance behind himself immediately.

0-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 26th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Did OK up to the point were a thumping challenge gave him a dead leg. Came off just after the half-hour.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Solid enough.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

The best of the defenders, not that that was saying much.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 22nd March 2014
by Raedwulf

Not one of his better games. Nearly cost us badly with one horrible cross-field pass, and was fouled off the ball far too easily by Rooney for their first. Did OK after that, but didn't really redeem himself.

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Raedwulf

Responsible for the free kick from which Southampton scored. Un-something for the rest of it...

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent showing – despite being harshly penalised by Clattenburg for their goal.

0-1 v Everton (a) 1st March 2014
by Raedwulf

A couple of great challenges in an entirely solid display. Wrongly booked for a good tackle just inside the Toffee's half.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Raedwulf

The pick of the defence, but the width if that slender first half tackle on Bony.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Excellent performance – the perfectly-timed tackle on Bony was worth the mark on its own.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 19th October 2013
by Gordon Thrower

As uncertain today as he had been sure footed against much lesser opposition two weeks ago.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (h) 19th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Not for the first time, our best defender.

1-3 v Stoke City (a) 15th March 2014
by Staff Writer



1-3 v Arsenal (a) 15th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Very solid. Was caught a little in two minds for their third, otherwise might have been a contender for MotM.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Fights solidly for the cause - came bursting out of defence with some good runs.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

The run provided some light relief in amongst a pretty solid performance.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 11th May 2014
by Raedwulf



2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 11th January 2014
by Trevor Twohig

Disappointing due to sending off.

2-0 v Norwich City (h) 11th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Man of the Match. Brilliant challenge on 22 mins to stop Johnson. Several other important interventions, no errors. Top man!

2-1 v Pacos de Ferreira (h) 10th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow...

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Southampton (a) 13th April 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

1-0 v Swansea City (h) 2nd February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Much better. It looked a bit more like the partnership of old with Reid today.

1-1 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 19th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

A cold afternoon – warmed himself up by clattering Traore later on. Failed to heed the warnings that Remy might beat the offside trap early on.

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 5th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

By and large a good game but the ball over his shoulder is one to which he is always suspect – and so it proved late on.

2-1 v Norwich City (h) 1st January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Looks much happier when he’s playing centre back.

1-2 v Everton (h) 22nd December 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Had some dodgy moments against Moses but stuck to the task and eventually saw off his tormentor.

3-1 v Chelsea (h) 1st December 2012
by Gordon Thrower

I know I’m repeating myself but I really don’t rate the player as a midfielder. Central defender yes but he never looks comfortable in midfield. He spent 45 minutes chasing shadows and his withdrawal was necessary for us to get the result.

1-2 v Wigan Athletic (a) 27th October 2012
by Rob Chapman

Looks no more like a right back than my Jack Russell. And at least the dog is mobile. Looks a threat from set pieces as always though, we just need someone who can consistently deliver to him. Like, say, a extremely expensive winger perhaps? Now where might we find one of those…?

4-1 v Southampton (h) 20th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Never quite looks totally comfortable at full-back.

1-3 v Arsenal (h) 6th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Demel, 73)
As has often been the case in the past he was a fish out of water playing at right back in place of the injured Demel.

3-0 v Fulham (h) 1st September 2012
by Stuart Jones

(Replaced Collins, 67)
Still feeling his way back into the side having missed a fair chunk of pre-season due to the Olympic Games. Solid if unspectacular - as a centre-half should be, really.

3-0 v Fulham (h) 1st September 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Collins, 67)
Slotted in well for Collins. I mentioned competition for places earlier – here’s a player who knows what I mean. Not that I would begrudge him the fantastic experience for one second but I wonder if he has a slight tinge of regret at the moment that he missed much of pre-season to join the Olympic squad?

0-3 v Swansea City (a) 25th August 2012
by Tom Kilbey

Still adjusting to life in his Central Defensive Midfield role. He is showing signs that he could be effective in this position, but it's strange that he is asked to play this role despite us having a player in this position on the bench who has Champions League experience. Occassionally gave the ball away, but made his presence felt.

1-0 v Aston Villa (h) 18th August 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Nolan, 73)
Looked quite good in that controversial midfield role, though that has to considered against the quality of the opposition I suppose.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Blackpool (n) 19th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Another MOTM performance from the defender who also posed his usual threat from set pieces up front.

3-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Yet another outstanding performance at the back. Happy to deal with Cardiff’s Stoke City impersonations (long throws and all) all day long.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 3rd May 2012
by Staff Writer

Simply outstanding and a strong candidate for the forthcoming KUMB.com Player of the Season award. Strong inthe air and some perfectly-timed tackles on the ground.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 28th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Despite the occasional assault on his eye socket he looked his usual assured self.

6-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 14th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Comfortable in defence and always a danger when joining in the fun up front at set plays.

2-4 v Reading (h) 31st March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Difficult one to mark this. Outstanding first 45 but he’s a fish out of water in midfield and it showed. Even if, as is rumoured, the boss doesn’t rate Lansbury surely he’d have been a better bet when Noble left?

1-1 v Leeds United (a) 17th March 2012
by James May

Did nothing wrong in the first half and produced some nice touches before going off injured. Hopefully he isn’t out for long as he is crucial for us.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Steady Eddie as usual – though the sponsors’ MOTM award was pushing it a bit.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

No big errors, yet the sloppy goals keep going in.

1-1 v Watford (h) 7th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

Had a tough night up against Chris Iwelumo, the target for every Watford delivery into West Ham's final third.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 4th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Decent though his exploits in midfield have been he looked a lot more comfy back in defence.

0-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 25th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

That he lasted the full ninety after the blow to the head he took was impressive, though it was hardly surprising he looked a bit groggy throughout.

4-1 v Blackpool (a) 22nd February 2012
by James May

Looked like he had been playing defensive midfield for years. Won countless amount of tackles and was a driving force in the middle of the park. Great header for his goal. MOTM.

1-1 v Southampton (h) 14th February 2012
by James May

Another solid and composed display given he is being played out of position. Still looks a little unsure of his role but tidy enough on the ball and always good defensively.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Though his distribution was sometimes a bit off, this was probably a consequence of the unfamiliar role that he was asked to play. It didn’t help that the ref kept getting in his way – so much so I thought he was having a man to man marking job done on him. Made some telling clearances helping out his mates at the back.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by James May

Considering he was played in a position completely alien to him, he grew in stature as the game went on.

2-1 v Nottingham Forest (h) 21st January 2012
by James May

Another very solid performance. Making very few mistakes nowadays and signing a new contract with us is a major boost. A classy centre back.

1-0 v Portsmouth (a) 14th January 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine performance – though had Benjani been brought on earlier he might have been tested more. MOTM from a pretty average selection really.

1-2 v Derby County (a) 31st December 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Probably the pick of a poor bunch on the day. Ludicrously booked after Moss ignored a blatant foul late on.

1-0 v Barnsley (h) 17th December 2011
by Gordon Thrower

The senior pro in terms of back four leadership, he bore the responsibility well. I see Newcastle are the latest to (allegedly) make enquiries as to his availability. If it were down to me I’d refer them to the answer given in the celebrated legal case of Arkell v Pressdram (1971).

1-2 v Burnley (h) 3rd December 2011
by East Stand Martin

He had a poor game last time out and whilst this was an improvement, he still wasn't up to his high standards of the first third of the season.

3-1 v Derby County (h) 26th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Caught a bit between two stools for the goal and there were a couple of passes that weren’t quite up to his usual standard. However, it was good to see him bringing the ball out of defence so well.

2-1 v Coventry City (a) 19th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

£3million you say, Warnock? Jog on.

2-0 v Hull City (a) 5th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine performance marred only slightly by picking up a yellow for kicking the ball away towards the end.

4-0 v Blackpool (h) 15th October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

The fact that the wily and experienced Kevin Phillips was largely anonymous and, eventually, substituted should give you a clue as to how well he played.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (a) 1st October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Continues to mature. Will benefit from having Faye’s experience alongside him for an extended period.

0-1 v Ipswich Town (h) 27th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Generally ok at the back, though Ipswich obviously did their homework, keeping him well shackled at corners when we were attacking. Just about MOTM for me but that’s not much of an accolade in this one.

1-0 v Peterborough (h) 24th September 2011
by Staff Writer

(replaced Taylor, 90+1) On for the injured Matt Taylor he slipped in at centre half, pushing Winston Reid out to left back and McCartney into midfield. None of it made a great difference for the few minutes of added-on time.

4-3 v Portsmouth (h) 10th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Looking good. Even the late introduction of another beanpole striker didn’t seem to disrupt his afternoon.

4-1 v Nottingham Forest (a) 28th August 2011
by Staff Writer

Once again, simply imperious in the air (bar one or two minor errs that it would be unfair to dwell on). A threat at both ends of the field, this is a player Sam Allardyce will be very keen to hold on to post-transfer deadline day.

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine performance – shaded the MOTM award for me.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

Scored his goal, looked assured all evening, but unfortunately came off with looks like a possible minor hamstring strain.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

An assured performance from one who now seems to have adopted the “senior partner” role in the centre of defence. Seems to be working well with Reid at the moment and a decent partnership in the back four is a must.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by East Stand Martin

Another exceptional performance from the youngster who continues to improve week by week.

0-1 v Cardiff City (h) 7th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Decent 90 for the centre half who will score from a corner one day proving me right. Sterner tests than today’s will come however.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Sunderland (h) 22nd May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Was doing ok until his untimely injury. The beneficiary of a chant containing the dubious rhyme of 'East Lon-don' with 'better than Up-son'...

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 23rd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Far and away our best defender. A good off-the-line clearance, strong in the tackle and in the air for most of the game.

0-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 9th April 2011
by Staff Writer

Given a torrid time by Petrov. Played manfully and looked stronger at centre back.

0-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 19th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Did not play.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 13th March 2011
by Staff Writer

Never shirked his duties in an unfamiliar role.

3-0 v Stoke City (h) 5th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

I’ve never felt he has been comfortable out of position in the past. However, a few early wobbles aside, he looked happier as the game went on and even found time to get forward in the second half.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 27th February 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game marred only slightly by the mess up with Jacobsen for their goal.

5-1 v Burnley (h) 21st February 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Blackpool (a) 2nd February 2011
by Staff Writer

So assured and composed at the heart of the defence, (the real) JT looked a player beyond his years. Man of the Match.

1-3 v Birmingham City (a) 26th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Everton (a) 22nd January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-3 v Arsenal (h) 15th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (h) 11th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Barnsley (h) 8th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Generally ok though he did seem to be out-muscled a couple of times.

0-5 v Newcastle United (a) 5th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1st January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

About a year ago he had a complete nightmare against these opponents. His confidence appeared shot and he was left out of the team. In recent weeks he's shown his true colours.

1-1 v Everton (a) 28th December 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Fulham (a) 26th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 18th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 11th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Sunderland (a) 5th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

4-0 v Manchester United (h) 30th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Two decent showings in a row will do wonders for his confidence which took a bit of a hit last year.

3-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 27th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A nice confidence-booster for the youngster who kept it simple throughout.

0-3 v Liverpool (a) 20th November 2010
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Ilunga, 76 mins) Comments to follow.

3-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Like Da Costa, he got steadily better as the game progressed. Unlucky not to score.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 21st September 2010
by Staff Writer

Ok but got dragged around by their forwards a bit too much on occasions. Would struggle against a better team.

1-0 v Oxford United (h) 24th August 2010
by Staff Writer No.2

Nervy start but got much better. Ended well with some good surges into the opposition's half.

0-3 v Aston Villa (a) 14th August 2010
by Staff Writer

A horrible peformance and one that is likely to see him benched for the forseeable future. You just can't afford to make sloppy mistakes - as JT did - at this level.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by Rob Chapman

One almighty cock-up, but otherwise fine. A fairly catastrophic almighty cock-up though.

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by East Stand Martin

Actually did okay if you ignore the faux pas that gifted Wolves the lead. Which obviously, you cannot.

0-2 v Arsenal (a) 20th March 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 6th March 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A right ‘mare against Davies – barely won a header all afternoon and as for the second goal...

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 23rd February 2010
by Staff Writer

Made a couple of superb last-ditch tackles on Wayne Rooney but questions will be asked with regards to his positioning for the first two goals.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Daniel Prescott

Has a tendancy to always play back to the keeper, but was tight at the back with Upson and West Ham never looked like conceding.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by East Stand Martin

Appears to have gone “back to basics” – opting for safety first on every occasion. There are occasions when he is capable of doing more with the ball – suggesting a lack of confidence at the moment maybe?

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Appears to have gone “back to basics” – opting for safety first on every occasion. There are occasions when he is capable of doing more with the ball – suggesting a lack of confidence at the moment maybe?

2-0 v Birmingham City (h) 10th February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A bit nervy in the first half but gained confidence as the match progressed.

1-2 v Burnley (a) 6th February 2010
by Rob Chapman

Starting to look more the part as the games go on. Despite conceding two goals, perversely he had little to do, such was the bluntness of the opposition attack.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th January 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Not bad on the floor but given a harder time when Roberts came on.

1-1 v Portsmouth (a) 26th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Aston Villa (a) 17th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 3rd January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 28th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (h) 20th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Gabbidon, 19 mins) I was a bit concerned when he came on after 20 minutes as he’s not been in the best of form so far this season. However he had a decent match.

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Birmingham City (a) 12th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-4 v Manchester United (h) 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Similar to Gabbidon really, Seemed well placed to cut out at least one cross. Didn’t.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 31st October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Usually so good in the air he struggled a bit in this one.

2-2 v Arsenal (h) 25th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Won just about everything in the air in the second half. Decent match.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 17th October 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Fulham (h) 4th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

One of the few to emerge from the afternoon with any credit. About time one of those headers hit the target though.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th September 2009
by Hammer John

I rate the kid highly but he was poor tonight. What was he doing for the first goal?

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 22nd September 2009
by Hammer John

A decent game.

2-3 v Liverpool (h) 19th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Given a torrid times by Torres and must bear a bit of responsibility for the first goal.

0-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 12th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Ok defensively but will be having nightmares over the two free headers that should have seen him mark his accession to first choice defender with a goal.

3-1 v Millwall (h) 25th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Seemed to know what the game was all about.

2-0 v Beijing Guoan (n) 31st July 2009
by Staff Writer

Solid enough against unconvincing opponents.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Wasn’t at all fazed by having to deal with Torres.

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

I’m running out of ways of saying “old head on young shoulders”. The partnership with Upson, from whom he just shades MOTM for me, is developing nicely.

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

Came for one or two that he’d have been better off hanging away from. Contnues to improve though.

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

Preferred by Zola to Collins, the youngster fully justified his continued selection. If he looked a little less confident when moved over to right-back after Spector’s injury, he compensated for that by keeping it simple. Deserved the goal and could have had more.

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

A mature performance from the youngster. How many blocks did he put in?

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

Solid enough defensively but lacked imagination when bringing the ball out of defence.

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

The way he reads the game reminds me of a young Bobby Moore.

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

A good few headers in and looked a lot more solid than of late.

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

(Replaced Collins, 16 mins) Never looked in trouble after coming on for the injured Collins. I am sure he will become a regular first-team player next season.

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

Started nervously but settled down to play his part in this comfortable victory.

3-0 v Barnsley (h) 3rd January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A good run out for the youngster though the communication with his senior partner at the back sometimes seemed lacking.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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

Had a tough time up against Carew and Young. Stuck to the task though.

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

One missed header that contributed to Ronaldo’s second but otherwise continues to show maturity at the back.

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

Played with maturity way beyond his years, Lucas Neill could learn a thing or two from him, particularly when it comes to sticking your body on the line and staying to your position.

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

Another very solid performance from JT, looked extremely capable, wasn't flustered under pressure. First goal not his fault.

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

Got slightly the wrong side of Martins for the first goal but this was one of the few blips in an otherwise fairly assured performance.

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

A couple of early passes aside this was a useful home debut. Not afraid to put himself about up front either when set pieces merit.

1-2 v Sunderland (a) 29th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Spector, 74) Did ok under the circumstances. Appeared to actually relish the defensive battle.

1-1 v Everton (a) 22nd March 2008
by Graeme Howlett

An interesting debut, outfoxed for the goal by the wily Yakubu but otherwise faultless - and so close to scoring.

 

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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