First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Lee Bowyer (Midfielder)

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Lee Bowyer

London
Squad Number: 29
Position: Midfielder
Born: 3rd Jan 1977 (London)
Signed: 8th Jun 2006 (£0)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Newcastle United

Bad boy Bowyer returned to East London in the summer of 2006 after three years in exile at Newcastle.

Alan Pardew took a huge gamble re-signing a player who made little impression during his earlier brief spell with the Hammers (although in all fairness his six month stint in 2003 was hampered by a succession of injuries), with almost half of fans in a KUMB poll voting against his return.

But the controversy that dogged Bowyer's early years has all but disappeared in recent seasons (the on-field punch-up with team-mate Kieron Dyer aside) and Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder admitted he was sad to see the former Charlton trainee leave the North East.

 

Lee Bowyer is yet play any matches this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Barnsley

3-0: Saturday, 3rd January

Did not play.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Did not play.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Did not play.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Did not play.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Did not play.

Everton

1-3: Saturday, 8th November

Not as influential as Parker when in the middle he “did a job” on the right after the reshuffle before, like parker, he ran out of steam.

Everton

1-3: Saturday, 8th November

Not as influential as Parker when in the middle he “did a job” on the right after the reshuffle before, like parker, he ran out of steam.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 1st November

(replaced Boa Morte, 85) Another who got through a fair bit of work and was unlucky to find Turnbull in good form.

Macclesfield Town

4-1: Wednesday, 27th August

Absolutely shocking. The fact he scored a goal shouldn't disguise the fact his passing was off and he got outmuscled most of the game in midfield.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Birmingham City

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Some good late runs in the first half but faded as an influence in the second half. The sending off was a complete and utter joke.

Birmingham City

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Some good late runs in the first half but faded as an influence in the second half. The sending off was a complete and utter joke.

Wigan Athletic

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

(replaced Noble, 73) Picked up a harsh booking, won some, lost some and never really stamped his authority on the match.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Was quietly effective without ever bossing the game.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Was quietly effective without ever bossing the game.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 16th January

He produced some lovely touches at times, and was always willing to link play or try to burst beyond Ashton. He was unlucky not to score I felt.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 12th January

(replaced Etherington, 83) Looked ok but wasn’t really on long enough to get a mark.

Manchester City

0-0: Saturday, 5th January

(replaced Mullins, 75) Back from injury, he had little time to get involved.

Manchester City

0-0: Saturday, 5th January

(replaced Mullins, 75) Glad to see him back though he didn’t really add much in the short time he was on in this match.

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

A fine performance and his goals from runs from the deep were echoes of his heyday. A performance made even more remarkable following the revelation that he is yet another of the injured with the oh-so-in-fashion groin operation (this season’s “metatarsal”?) due this week.

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

A fine performance and his goals from runs from the deep were echoes of his heyday. A performance made even more remarkable following the revelation that he is yet another of the injured with the oh-so-in-fashion groin operation (this season’s “metatarsal”?) due this week.

Bolton Wanderers

1-1: Sunday, 4th November

A gutsy performance typified by a superb tackle against Diouf late on to prevent the African scoring.

Coventry City

2-1: Tuesday, 30th October

Put in some big challenges but provided little in the final third.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

Good effort, good distribution, improving with every game.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

More than held his own against bad boy Reo-Coker.

Arsenal

0-1: Friday, 28th September

Played well. Good cross for Deano's chance.

Middlesbrough

3-0: Saturday, 15th September

Is beginning to make those late runs from the deep that have been his trade mark in the past – fine finish for the goal.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

Followed up last week’s goal with a decent, industrious performance. Missed a sitter but set up Bellamy’s goal well.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

One of the few disappointments on the day – fine ball for the first goal but little else that he tried subsequently came off. Another who should have scored.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

One of the few disappointments on the day – fine ball for the first goal but little else that he tried subsequently came off. Another who should have scored.

Bristol Rovers

2-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Bright and committed, and possibly our best all-round performer on the night.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Mullins, 65) Nicely taken goal and got into good positions on a number of occasions.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Mullins, 65) Nicely taken goal and got into good positions on a number of occasions.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Mullins, 65) We thought Carlos Tevez waited an age for his first goal- this guy's waited four years! Good finish and a glimpse of the old Lee Bowyer in that moment.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Did not play.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

Shocking.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

His presence in the team baffles me. What is there for? He has to go as I cannot put up with much more of his weak, slow and dirty style.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

Shocking.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

Still to break his duck in front of goal but Lehmann did well to keep that statistic intact.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

Still to break his duck in front of goal but Lehmann did well to keep that statistic intact.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

He passed well in the first half, but lacks the ability to get up and down the right flank. An ordinary display, but one full of effort.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

Still looking a little off the pace; got stuck in as per usual but didn't offer much of a threat.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

Not in the game at all, huffed and puffed and - dare one say it - looked as if his days are numbered.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

Not in the game at all, huffed and puffed and - dare one say it - looked as if his days are numbered.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-4: Sunday, 4th March

Poor. Far more interested in injuring Spurs Players. Gave away penalty. A poor return.

Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 23rd December

A lot of running about, the main purpose of which seemed to be to get needlessly involved in a series of niggles.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 17th December

Lots of effort and came in with impressive number of vital defensive headers.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Should have scored in the first half, very average performance.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Anonymous, lost the ball too often and is just a bit slow.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

Seemed a yard off the pace and slipped over a lot – I know it was wet but other players didn’t seem to have the same problem.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

Seemed a yard off the pace and slipped over a lot – I know it was wet but other players didn’t seem to have the same problem.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

His efforts unfortunately did not contribute to anything noteworthy.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Another who got little reward for his efforts – Dean being particularly lenient in regard of some of the late challenges that went his way. There again, given the fact that Dean regards a broken jaw as ok where Bowyer’s concerned we should be thankful for small mercies.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Struggled to get into the game, although against one of the best midfields in the world; nothing to be ashamed of.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Sprayed the ball around nicely but to little effect. Tried to support Zamora.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Brought in as the fifth man in midfield, Bowyer did a fine job keeping tabs on Arsenal's central midfield. Seemed a little 'blowy' at times but that was no doubt due to his recent injury and spell on the sidelines.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Got through a lot of hard work between the boxes before being sacrificed in the tactical switch that brought Teddy and Marlon into the fray.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Sunday, 29th October

(Replaced Benayoun, 81) Back from injury and real competition for those who have strolled through games of late.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Another who battled gamely. Some of the treatment being dished out to him (yes you again Parker) is blatantly designed to wind him up. So far he’s kept his temper.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Nearly embarrassed Given with a long range effort, other than that a lot of effort with little reward.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Got stuck in against his former team-mates but struggled to make an impact. The 'audacious' attempt at goal was a beautiful thing though.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

For me, wasted on the right. He doesn’t have the mobility to play there- reminds me of Beckham in his last days for England. Best position is central midfield where he will be able to get more involved.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Better from Bowyer – his experience aided his game. Shouldn’t have been taken off.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Good solid run-out in the light of no little stick from start to finish. Tired visibly before being replaced.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Good solid run-out in the light of no little stick from start to finish. Tired visibly before being replaced.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Sadly morelike the Bowyer of 2003, not the one that started the season so well.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Won the ball well but often seemed at a loss as to what to do with it. Often drawn in side when width might have been useful.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

A quiet game that will be remembered for his second half miss.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Solid enough game without dominating. Really should have scored – in fact he probably ought to have nearly as many as Bobby this season.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Not as effective as he had been against Charlton. Probably because, like the rest of us, he had to spend much of the game watching the ball pass over at him 30,000 feet.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

He was exceptional on Saturday against Charlton but the game seemed to pass him by a little tonight. Like his two fellow midfielders he struggled to cope with the extra man and Watford's quick, incisive passing. Improved a fair bit after he moved to the right when Pardew went 4-4-2.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

He was exceptional on Saturday against Charlton but the game seemed to pass him by a little tonight. Like his two fellow midfielders he struggled to cope with the extra man and Watford's quick, incisive passing. Improved a fair bit after he moved to the right when Pardew went 4-4-2.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Had a point to prove. Did more than that. Super debut, unlucky not to score in the move of the match.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Did more in 90 minutes than in the whole of his previous West Ham career to date. Desperately unlucky not to get on the scoresheet at the end of the move of the match.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Had a major hand in all three goals and hit the post himself. Rode out some harsh treatment from one or two Charlton players - a great start to his second spell at the club.

Olympiakos

1-1: Saturday, 12th August

Typical Bow, got stuck in and kept it simple.
Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lee Bowyer did not play for West Ham during this season.