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Tomas Repka

Squad Number: 2
Position: Defender
Born: 2nd Jan 1974 (Slavicin Zlin)
Signed: 14th Sep 2001 (£5,500,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Fiorentina

Tomas Repka became West Ham United's record signing in September 2001 when Glenn Roeder paid £5.5m for his services to sinking Italian side Fiorentina.

Repka's career couldn't have started in worse fashion as he was sent off in his first game for the club. Subsequent publicised errors led to him being heavily criticised as part of the team which was relegated at the end of the 2002/03 season.

But the Czech defender stuck with it and has since become one of the club's most consistent defenders, and in the summer of 2004 signed an extended one year deal with the Hammers.

 

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

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

So farewell then Tomas. You were never everybody’s favourite but in recent years when you kept your head you were capable of some good solid performances. Like this one.

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

Good and solid. Seems to be enjoying his football now his future’s been sorted – I even saw him smile on the big screen during one replay. His absence over the holiday period shows how much he will be missed when he goes home and it’s imperative that we get a replacement in ASAP.

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.

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

As bad as the rest of them until he left the field.

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

Possibly off in January the Czech full-back was at fault for, maybe, two of the goals.

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

A fair performance from Super although a moment of panic proved costly when Park intercepted the Czech's clearance to lay on the second goal.

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

Given a hard time in the first half when Yossi gave him little protection. However looked solid in the second half and put in two thundering tackles in quick succession to end a Sp*rs break.

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

Given a hard time in the first half when Yossi gave him little protection. However looked solid in the second half and put in two thundering tackles in quick succession to end a Sp*rs break.

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

Apart from one early error when he dived in to let Kamara in, this was another fine home effort. Loved the celebration with Pardew for the goal!

1-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 5th November 2005
by Gordon Thrower

Apart from one early error when he dived in to let Kamara in, this was another fine home effort. Loved the celebration with Pardew for the goal!

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by East Stand Martin

His best game on the road since the win at Fulham last month. Subbed late on as the Hammers looked to nick an equaliser.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st October 2005
by Graeme Howlett

His best game on the road since the win at Fulham last month. Subbed late on as the Hammers looked to nick an equaliser.

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

Solid. Was often left with too much ground to defend.

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

A welcome return to form for the Czech who was described by the boss as having “Big Balls”. I wouldn’t know about that but he was assured in defence and played a number of superb passes down the line, especially in the first half.

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

Had an easy game, his passes and tackles were decisive.

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

Twice in a row now Tomas has appeared out of sorts. Given his early impressive form this is a worrying development as we have few options at right back at the moment. Ought to buy some new boots with a decent set of studs.

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

Poor at Sunderland, very poor today. Despite seeming on top of his game in the opening matches of the season his form has hit rock bottom. He was wildly out of position for the first goal and an impetuous sliding tackle when last man almost let in City for another. Hauled off for the second time in a row by a no doubt hugely disappointed Pardew.

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

Poor by his recent standards. I can’t remember seeing anyone fall over as much since the bad old days of David Kelly.

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

Like many out there, this was bad day for Super Tom who was given a torrid time by relative unknown Andy Welsh. Pardew even elected for a defensive reshuffle in replacing him with Dailly in the second half. But, again, like so many of those out there, Tom’s been first class this year and also had the decency to acknowledge the travelling support when substituted.

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

What happened there? So solid thus far this season Tomas had a dreadful day. Constantly beaten on the flank and unable to deliver even the simplest of passes, this was his worst performance for some considerable time - and he was rewarded by being hauled off unceremoniously on the hour mark. Redeemed himself a little however by producing the best pass of the game, sending a delicious 40 yard pass onto the toe of Teddy Sheringham (who clearly wasn't expecting something so sublime from the Czech and promptly fluffed the chance).

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

A good performance from the Czech who kept a tight ship in defence whilst adding weight to the Hammers attacking options on the flank.

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

Another solid display from the Czech. Unsurprisingly booked but showed discipline in his positioning and sent in one or two dangerous crosses.

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

Fairly solid though his distribution was sometimes not at its best. Nearly talked himself into trouble with the idiot Dean.

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

A good performance from the Czech who kept a tight ship in defence whilst adding weight to the Hammers attacking options on the flank.

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

Another fine performance. Wasn’t able to get forward as much as he has recently but he kept his cool defensively.

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

Acquitted himself well against the pace of Boa-Morte. Solid and eager to get forward whenever possible.

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

A stormer. Kept his head in the light of some heavy challenges, put over some dangerous looking crosses and, had he kept the ball down early on, might even have netted himself.

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

Footballing-wise fine. Spent a lot of the match being provoked by little pushes and niggles and reacted well. Then went and spoiled it by getting booked for kicking the ball away.

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

Footballing-wise fine. Spent a lot of the match being provoked by little pushes and niggles and reacted well. Then went and spoiled it by getting booked for kicking the ball away.

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

Good solid performance at right back though he was scarcely tested by the opposition.

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

A solid first game of the season for the much-maligned Czech. His passing was a little errant at times but that is a minor criticism.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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

So farewell then Tomas. Finished with the sort of disciplined performance that we know he is capable of. If only that shot had gone in!

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

If this was his swansong then what a way to go. Still denied that elusive first goal, this time by the woodwork rather than the goalkeeper's boat.

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

Despite being linked with several clubs in recent weeks Repka has continued to give 100% for the Hammers. Plus he gave us the most entertaining moment of the night when he almost lifted Kelvin Davis' head from his shoulders with a point blank shot.

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

In what was almost certainly his last game at the Boleyn this was like a snapshot of his entire career - excellent throughout bar one glaring error. This time it was his reaction to the free-kick awarded against him which led to Ipswich's first goal.

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

In what was almost certainly his last game at the Boleyn this was like a snapshot of his entire career - excellent throughout bar one glaring error. This time it was his reaction to the free-kick awarded against him which led to Ipswich's first goal.

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

Good solid performance though with idiots like referee Beeby about he’ll be glad to get away from this country at the end of the season. His booking for what was one of the night’s most innocuous challenges was simply dreadful refereeing.

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

Lost his man for the first goal and his distribution was a bit lacking throughout.

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

Steady enough defensively but his distribution was a bit wayward on a couple of occasions.

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

Steady enough defensively but his distribution was a bit wayward on a couple of occasions.

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

Ok in defence and got forward well – some good crosses though could still do a bit better in this area of his game.

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

Another good effort from Tomas, who was almost playing as a right-winger for much of today's game thanks to the space afforded to his by Millwall's defensive outlook. Seemed one of the few to really care about the result.

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

A good solid performance. The emergence of Ferdinand and Ward in the middle means that the manager can now play Repka at right back safe in the knowledge that the centre of defence is not weakened.

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

Did a job, but not his busiest day at the office. Crossing was vastly improved.

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

May or may not be able to speak English. One Million Dollars.

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

A fantastic performance on his return. Solid defensively, he read the play well and was on hand to mop up a couple of times. Forward play left a lot to be desired at times, but that is not his game really.

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

A fantastic performance on his return. Solid defensively, he read the play well and was on hand to mop up a couple of times. Forward play left a lot to be desired at times, but that is not his game really.

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

Can consider himself to be a trifle unlucky to have got the red since it owed much to the antics of a fellow professional feigning injury. However had he not leant forward to get involved in the first place O’Neil wouldn’t have had the opportunity to defraud the ref. Tomas must know by now that refs in this league officiate by reputation rather than by bothering to watch what’s happening so he must take some of the blame.

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

Played well right up until he was sent off. Shouldn’t have been dismissed - but if he hadn’t reacted then the referee wouldn’t have been able to make the mistake.

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

Fairly solid though there were a couple of occasions when he failed to get close enough to his man.

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

Plymouth targeted Repka as a potential weak link and played Blackstock up against him. He had a tough time but stuck to his task fairly well. The yellow card was stupid and it would be a shame to see him undo the hard work he’s put into his discipline this season come undone.

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

A few slips - especially in the first half - but got forward well.

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

Fairly solid. If he could cross a ball he’d be dangerous going forward.

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

Fairly solid. If he could cross a ball he’d be dangerous going forward.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Given that kicking or throwing the ball away at free-kicks seemed to be almost compulsory for the opposition, his yellow card from Gallagher seemed daft. Back at right back, he WILL score one day!

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

Given that kicking or throwing the ball away at free-kicks seemed to be almost compulsory for the opposition, his yellow card from Gallagher seemed daft. Back at right back, he WILL score one day!

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

Solid enough defensively but I think we look better with him at right back – time for a swap with Mullins until Dailly returns?

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

Solid enough defensively but I think we look better with him at right back – time for a swap with Mullins until Dailly returns?

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

Thankfully Wolves lacked the intelligence to give Soel the instruction to get at Repka, because when the Korean did get down the line he gave the Czech a torrid time.

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

The best of the defenders – no great achievement though.

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

Thankfully Wolves lacked the intelligence to give Soel the instruction to get at Repka, because when the Korean did get down the line he gave the Czech a torrid time.

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

A generally ok performance that was marred by a couple of lapses that required the heroics of Walker to salvage.

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

His own goal summed up the day for me.

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

The Terminator is back, just ask Kuqi.

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

Awesome. Won absolutely everything in the air and, in partnership with Mackay kept Bent and Kuqi very quiet.

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

He nearly bloody scored, he did you know! Looked out of sorts like the rest of the back four early on, but in the second half - like Mackay - nothing went past him. If only he'd scored ...

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

In at centre-back; nearly scored in the first half and was probably our best deliverer of the match. Worked for 90 minutes and was let down by those around him. This was definitely one of his good days.

3-2 v Nottingham Forest (h) 26th December 2004
by Graeme Howlett

Solid pretty much throughout, although he looked a lot more under pressure once Forest had drawn level. One or two trademark Repka challenges kept the bloodthirsty crowd happy, plus a thumbs up was signalled to the lower West side at one point during the second half. This apparent joy soon turned to frustration once Forest capitalised on defensive lapses however, and the scowls returned. Sensibly ditched his mittens in time for the second half. The big old wuss.

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

I thought he had a fine match – and look out for him on Soccer AM next week – after all Sky can hardly claim they missed it can they.

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

I thought he had a fine match – and look out for him on Soccer AM next week – after all Sky can hardly claim they missed it can they.

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

Comments to follow.

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

Back at right back he had a fairly decent game, especially when getting forward to assist the attack. Won't look back on his header that gave them their second goal with any pleasure though.

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

Back at right back he had a fairly decent game, especially when getting forward to assist the attack. Won't look back on his header that gave them their second goal with any pleasure though.

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

Lucky to stay on the pitch after his little altercation with the ref. Dealt with most things thrown his way and showed a bit of fight and passion which was lacking from some.

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

Had a decent game but the challenged from which the goal arose proved costly.

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

At first I thought that I would be seeing the Tomas Repka of old with that awful tackle on Thorpe but he kept his head despite the abysmal actions of Bircham and played well.

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

The rash challenge that saw him rightly booked might have heralded a return to the bad old days, especially in the presence of an opposition skilled in the “art” of niggle. However, despite being on the end of a number of off the ball nudges and flicks, he kept his head to have a strong match.

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

Was very solid today, and I layed a brick when he went through the player from behind. I swore it was red. He done very well to remain composed and conceded very little fouls following his booking. However when we were 1-0 up, he lumped it upfield one too many times for my liking as we should be looking to keep possession in such positions.

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

His worst performance this season.

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

A bit of a battle with the Plymouth attack. Did ok without ever looking entirely comfortable.

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

Generally solid but was unfortunately unwise enough to dive in with D'Urso needing only the flimsiest of excuses to award a penalty.

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

Generally solid but was unfortunately unwise enough to dive in with D'Urso needing only the flimsiest of excuses to award a penalty.

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

Another good performance – some excellently timed tackles came in handy at times when the opposition looked like they might come back into things.

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

Another good performance – some excellently timed tackles came in handy at times when the opposition looked like they might come back into things.

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

Akinbiyi kept Repka and Mackay busy but they coped well.

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

Also made early errors but settled into a controlled performance.

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

I’ve been amazed with the difference in Tom this year. Maybe he is playing for a new contract. Good today.

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

Another solid game – and this in spite of having to deal with Furlong who has this habit of leaving a late foot in from time to time.

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

To be fair, actually not too bad. Some good challenges but didn't link up well with Anton. Guess that will need time (that we are running out of).

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

Although I think he's better at right back, playing alongside the classy Davenport in the centre means that he is less of a worry in that role than he has been in the past. His performances seem to be improving as his hair gets longer.

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

Definitely not the same Repka I see as a full-back. He seems a lot more aggressive as a centre-back, and still has that persistency to climb over a defender, and ended up giving away free-kicks in dangerous positions, ala play-off final style. He said something which offended a Wolves midfielder early on, and Repka coolly walked away after the confrontation.

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

Definitely not the same Repka I see as a full-back. He seems a lot more aggressive as a centre-back, and still has that persistency to climb over a defender, and ended up giving away free-kicks in dangerous positions, ala play-off final style. He said something which offended a Wolves midfielder early on, and Repka coolly walked away after the confrontation.

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

Solid, but for the first time in a while looked shaky.

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

Solid, but for the first time in a while looked shaky.

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

Another reasonable performance from the much improved Czech.

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

Why he got the applause when he came off astonished me. Can't pass, can't cross and has now added tackling and heading to that portfolio.

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

Not at his happiest in the centre of defence these days and there were a couple of scary moments dealing with stuff hoofed into the box.

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

Not at his happiest in the centre of defence these days and there were a couple of scary moments dealing with stuff hoofed into the box.

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

Generally ok but one back pass to Bywater from three feet in a crowded penalty box was surely ill advised.

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

Alan Pardew hailed Tommy as his player of the season so far earlier in the week, and this was another confident performance from the full-back who seems to have finally accepted that he will remain at West Ham for the time being. Is it me or has he mellowed somewhat since growing his hair? One for the psychologists to ponder.

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

Again the lack of ambition showed by our opponents meant that defensively Tomas had a quiet night. This enabled him to get forward well and on no fewer than two occasions had shots at goal. One day one of these will go in and I can't wait to see what the goal celebration looks like.

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

Again the lack of ambition showed by our opponents meant that defensively Tomas had a quiet night. This enabled him to get forward well and on no fewer than two occasions had shots at goal. One day one of these will go in and I can't wait to see what the goal celebration looks like.

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

A fairly solid game though a backpass and a misplaced clearance did provide a couple of heart-in mouth moments.

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

Made the most ridiculous back pass to a feeble Bywater. It was lobbed to him against the wind from 20 yards out. The hapless Bywater struggled understandably with the ball and conceded a corner.

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

Had a good game - a few times we saw some typically Repka-esque things but solid nonetheless.

1-2 v Coventry City (a) 30th August 2004
by Matt Helm

Reasonably solid - strong head on the ball .

1-2 v Coventry City (a) 30th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Once again Tommy had a commanding game at the back and seems to be showing some good form. Radio on the way back said he had a poor game, but from where I was sitting he looked very good.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 28th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Another good run out for Tomas who, by and large, kept it simple and wasn't afraid to find the upper tier of the West Stand when merited. Constantly chatting with Anton, he kept the youngster in check (or should that be Czech) when required. Strangely absent from the handbags that followed the McGreal-Harewood incident.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 28th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Another good run out for Tomas who, by and large, kept it simple and wasn't afraid to find the upper tier of the West Stand when merited. Constantly chatting with Anton, he kept the youngster in check (or should that be Czech) when required. Strangely absent from the handbags that followed the McGreal-Harewood incident.

2-0 v Southend United (h) 24th August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Looked okay for the majorty of the game but then he ruins it all in a moment that was pure Tommy Repka. Under pressure with the ball you thought a simple pass back to Walker would be on but no - he decides to pass the ball across the defence to their striker. As I say, madness.

2-0 v Southend United (h) 24th August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Fairly steady though we had tho odd moment from misplaced passes. The booking was 100% merited.

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by Gordon Thrower

Not the hardest day for the defence but looked solid anyway. Would I be right in saying that he hasn't picked up a yellow yet this season?

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by Nic Stoke

At last, a faultless display from Tomas. Maybe being the senior player of the two at the back gave him the responsibility to marshall things a bit more. One of his best games for us - funny that, as he was man of the match at Crewe last year.

3-2 v Crewe Alexandra (a) 21st August 2004
by East Stand Martin

Good performance from the mad man. Anything and everything in air was Tommy's and he seemed to organise the back.

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

Spent much of the time having to do Melville's job as well as his own and ended up doing neither satisfactorily.

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

Spent much of the time having to do Melville's job as well as his own and ended up doing neither satisfactorily.

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

Played well at right-back but looked nervy in the centre of defence. Seemed cool despite personal problems.

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

As a right back he was awful. The guy just cannot pass/cross (rated 6). As a centre back he is commanding and does what he does best, heading and tackling (rated 7). A nice pace injection too.

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

Solid at both right back and in the middle. Didn't allow his recent bother with plod to affect his game.

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

Looked comfortable at full-back and got forward quite well in the second half. Although his crossing could have been better that’s not what he’s there for.

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

Sound. Skied a couple of crosses but was never beaten by a Leicester player - and created some good stuff with both Rebrov and McAnuff.

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

Strong and disciplined, a good performance from the Czech.

4-4 v Anderlecht (h) 31st July 2004
by Gordon Thrower

No comments.

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

No comments.