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Marlon Harewood (Striker)

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Marlon Harewood

Hampstead
Squad Number: 10
Position: Striker
Born: 25th Aug 1979 (Hampstead)
Signed: 25th Nov 2003 (£500,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Nottingham Forest

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Now considered to be one of Alan Pardew's most astute signings, Marlon Harewood joined the Hammers for a cut-down fee in November 2003 after refusing to sign a new contract with Nottingham Forest, his only club prior to that point.

Harewood has been on the receiving end of some unjust criticism at times by a vocal minority, yet despite this he has consistently done what he is paid to do - stick the ball in the back of the net.

 

Marlon Harewood is yet play any matches this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

(Replaced Zamora, 63) Bustled about and made a nuisance of himself.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

(Replaced Zamora, 63) Bustled about and made a nuisance of himself.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Caused all sorts of problems in the half hour he was on. Unlucky not to score.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Caused all sorts of problems in the half hour he was on. Unlucky not to score.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Perhaps there is more to come from him this season, although some moments were less than convincing.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

(Replaced Zamora, 67) Perhaps there is more to come from him this season, although some moments were less than convincing.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

Very, very disappointing. Obviously Marlon is a huge confidence player, but how on earth do you turn this kind of form around? Missing a first-half sitter when set up by Tevez appeared to render him useless thereafter.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

Very, very disappointing. Obviously Marlon is a huge confidence player, but how on earth do you turn this kind of form around? Missing a first-half sitter when set up by Tevez appeared to render him useless thereafter.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-4: Sunday, 4th March

No real threat. Far more gusto in his attempts to impose himself.

Charlton Athletic

0-4: Saturday, 24th February

(Replaced Etherington, 45) One shot saved. Should have got a penalty when flattened by Thatcher. That was it really.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

He tried, and failed. Brilliantly sent Foster the wrong way for the penalty, although the miss was more impressive.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Awful. And not just for the penalty.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Awful. And not just for the penalty.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 3rd February

(Replaced Blanco, 59) Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Offered little, one first half chance aside. Saying that, he had nothing for feed off from.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Forced Reina into one excellent save but once again offered little.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Took the goal brilliantly, and his overall display showed again that, on his day, Marlon is a real handful.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Gave Ramage a torrid time in the first half. The goal will no doubt boost his (fragile) confidence.

Portsmouth

1-2: Tuesday, 26th December

Bewildered on the right, he had an ineffective game.

Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 23rd December

Gave his markers a hard time but should have done better with the shot that hit the post.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 17th December

Hustled and bustled and made a right pain in the backside of himself up front. Keep it up.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

(Replaced Zamora, 69) Not bad, not brilliant. Tried to liven up the game, to no avail.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

(Replaced Zamora, 69) His pace gave us more options and we left wondering why he doesn't start ahead of Zamora. Was only denied by a very good save.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

(Replaced Zamora, 73) Put himself about a bit but ought to have nicked the second when through on goal.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

(Replaced Zamora, 73) Put himself about a bit but ought to have nicked the second when through on goal.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Did little of note.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Harried and hassled as best he could but didn’t really look like scoring.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Never really at the races after coming on with 20 to play.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

(Replaced Zamora, 71) Struggled to make an impact.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

(Replaced Bowyer, 62) Once or twice in the past Harewood would have gone into hiding after missing a glaring opportunity such as the one which presented itself to him just minutes after coming on, which he duly blasted straight at Jens Lehman. He didn't today, and was rewarded for his endeavour by hitting the winning goal.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

(Replaced Bowyer, 62) Today was a return to the Marlon of old. Bustling, awkward and a right pain in the backside to the opposition defence. Foiled by Lehmann early on he popped up in the right place at the right time to give us something to cheer at last.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Sunday, 29th October

(Replaced Sheringham, 77) Looked lively and up for it, still a better option than either of the two who started up front.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Great goal, where was the big man for the following forty-five minutes?

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Scored a goal then promptly disappeared (although he did seem to struggle after taking a knock towards the end of the first half). The posturing after the goal was completely unnecessary and gave a good indication of what is wrong at the club right now.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Unlucky with the side’s best chance. Now he needs a goal – urgently.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Worked hard but his touch lacked conviction.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

(Replaced Zamora, 70) If the idea was for him to get on the end of Cole’s headers it didn’t work.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

(Replaced Zamora, 70) Part of a double substitution, possibly came too late.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 85) The last roll of the dice for the Manager, and Marlon had little chance to deliver.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 85) Not enough time to make an impact.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Average.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Didn't look confident the one time he had a chance to shoot and lost the opportunity. Failed to hold the ball up.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Didn't look confident the one time he had a chance to shoot and lost the opportunity. Failed to hold the ball up.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

(Replaced Tevez, 45) Strangely booked. Huffed and puffed but his most meaningful contribution was to accidentally put Given out of the match.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

(Replaced Tevez, 45) Like the starting two upfront, had scraps for service and so making an impact was always going to be difficult. His rating suggests he was poor- infact he did little wrong when he got a rare chance with the ball.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

(Replaced Tevez, 45) A player who is more than capable of changing the game from the bench. Not today though, where his only notable contribution was booting Shay Given in the nether regions.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

(Replaced Tevez, 45) A confidence player who needs goals. Under a lot of pressure right now.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Seemed really up for the game. Saw a great chance rebound off of the post; summing up his season thus far. As hard as it would be for Pardew to drop leading Premiership scorer Zamora, I would love to see Marlon start up top with Carlos.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Unlucky to see the shot that would have done so much to rebuild his confidence come back off the post.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Tevez, 78) Unlucky to see the shot that would have done so much to rebuild his confidence come back off the post.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Oh Marlon. I hope and pray your time will come. Aston Villa were good to you last year, and that should have been the case yesterday. Head up, old boy.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

To say that he needs a goal is like saying that I need a pint right now. He’s not really performed this season and his position must be in danger with the arrival of new blood up front.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Confidence is seemingly low, very quiet afternoon.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Not happening for him at the moment. However, this time last season we went into the break with Marlon in similar form. A hat-trick against Villa ensued. Cheer up Marlon – guess who our next match is against…!

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Battled gamely but lacked influence.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

The big man had one of his off nights, and was rarely involved to any great degree. Substituted late in the second half by Teddy Sheringham.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

The big man had one of his off nights, and was rarely involved to any great degree. Substituted late in the second half by Teddy Sheringham.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

No real chances of note, though unlucky to have a goal disallowed as well as ending up in Howard Webb's book.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Gave the opposition defence a hard time without quite frightening them to death in the way we know he can. Unluckily booked.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Worked hard again and was slightly unlucky to have had his header disallowed for what appeared to be the slightest of pushes.

Olympiakos

1-1: Saturday, 12th August

The goal was sublime. More of the same please.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

No further comments.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

Full of pace and running although he rarely featured in front of goal. Despite being unable to walk he stayed on the pitch until the end and cruelly saw West Ham's best chance of winning the game fall to his injured left peg.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Sunday, 7th May

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Made a nuisance when he came on for Teddy.

Liverpool

1-2: Wednesday, 26th April

(Replaced Benayoun, 80) Arrived to a hero's welcome.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

Caused constant problems for the Boro’ defence. Magnificent finish for the goal.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

Caused constant problems for the Boro’ defence. Magnificent finish for the goal.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Caused City a few niggles without ever really dominating the City defence.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Did well but didn't make a major contribution.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Did well but didn't make a major contribution.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

Played wide right early on but failed to cause too many problems – perhaps should have been pushed up earlier.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

Failed to exert any pressure on the likes of Terry and Gallas, although he had a little more luck early on when playing out wide against Del Horno. Very harshly booked in the second-half.

Charlton Athletic

0-0: Sunday, 2nd April

Tried his best but without decent service it was an uphill struggle.

Manchester United

0-1: Wednesday, 29th March

Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 25th March

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

2-1: Monday, 20th March

Put himself about as usual but never really looked close to adding to his impressive goal tally.

Portsmouth

2-4: Saturday, 18th March

(Replaced Katan, 45) Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

Simply sensational.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

Worked hard for little gain and was about to be substituted when he scored the winning goal. His excellent cross also led to West Ham's opener.

Bolton Wanderers

1-4: Saturday, 11th March

Did not play.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Half-decent first half. Spent too much time running down blind alleys in the second.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Double drool.

Bolton Wanderers

0-0: Saturday, 18th February

A quiet game for our leading goalscorer who looked slightly miffed at being asked to play our wide.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

Goals 11 & 12 of the season, though I wish he’d take a bit more of a run-up for spot-kicks. Lots of running and Taylor knew he was around every time he had a back pass to cope with.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

Two more goals to his tally and another impressive effort. He seems to be full of confidence at the moment and desperate to prove he is worthy of retaining his first-team spot.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

(Replaced Mullins, 73) Made all the difference. Ran at the opposition, a tactic that caused all sorts of problems. Disgracefully denied a goal by the officials, his hard work provided the all-important breakthrough for Ashton.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

(Replaced Mullins, 73) Made all the difference. Ran at the opposition, a tactic that caused all sorts of problems. Disgracefully denied a goal by the officials, his hard work provided the all-important breakthrough for Ashton.

Arsenal

3-2: Wednesday, 1st February

Spent most of the match in the withdrawn wide right position. Made an occasional nuisance of himself.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Looked like a man with a big point to prove during his 20 minute run out. Ashton may find it difficult to break into the side if he has his way.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Looked like a man with a big point to prove during his 20 minute run out. Ashton may find it difficult to break into the side if he has his way.

Fulham

2-1: Monday, 23rd January

Didn’t really look like scoring as an attacker but chased the ball down well and worked hard when withdrawn to the right hand side.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

Another one who had a game of two halves. Not much to write home about in the first half but caused Villa all sorts of problems in the second.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

Comments to follow.

Norwich City

2-1: Saturday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-3: Monday, 2nd January

Comments to follow.

Charlton Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 31st December

Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 31st December

Comments to follow.

Portsmouth

1-1: Monday, 26th December

Marginally better than Bobby.

Newcastle United

2-4: Saturday, 17th December

Probably has Boumsong’s fingerprints around his neck. Caused problems throughout and video of the run back into his own half to dispossess Ameobi should be compulsory viewing to those who continually slate him for “laziness”.

Everton

2-1: Wednesday, 14th December

Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

2-3: Saturday, 10th December

Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-1: Monday, 5th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 27th November

Gave the Man Utd back four a torrid time from the off and his goal was a real beauty. Had rather less joy once Silvestre - who he had tormented for half an hour - was replaced by the returning Gary Neville.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

A lot of running but yet another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

A lot of running but yet another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Uncomfortable playing as the lone striker and snatched at the rare opportunities that were presented to him.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Uncomfortable playing as the lone striker and snatched at the rare opportunities that were presented to him.

Bolton Wanderers

0-1: Wednesday, 26th October

Waited too often for the ball to come to him, rather than going for the ball. Fell over after tackles, lost heart and only seemed to put in effort when ‘prompted’ by fans/players/bench.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

A lot of mostly unrewarded hard work – should have been given an assist when NRC’s goal was harshly disallowed. Caused problems for the Boro defence most of the afternoon.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

Erm, well.... he was ok, but tended to stay forward while Zamora was running his nuts off. Once Bobby had been substituted Harewood started to put his arse into gear with Teddy barking orders at him.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

Battled in vain with service that was at best indifferent and at worst non-existent.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

Another who put in a lot of effort for scant reward, although had the referee seen Onuoha's challenge on him differently things could have turned out much better. His two best chances came in the first half from Etherington crosses but they were both wasted.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Another who huffed and puffed to little effect. Perhaps ought to have done better with his effort in the first half.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Like Teddy, had one chance but Davis produced a smart save. Apart from that Marlon struggled and was starved of service in our poorest performance of the season so far.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Good Marlon stayed at home today and Bad Marlon turned up at the Stadium of Light. Everything's black and white with Marlon, he's either very good or very poor - never anything in between. Should have done better with his one and only chance in the ninth minute.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Not one of Marlon's better days but he can be forgiven that bearing in mind the contribution he has made to the side in recent games.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Worked hard in what was always going to prove to be a difficult day against a quartet of double-winning defenders, in particular man-mountain Sol Campbell. Had a half chance in the last few minutes when he turned and shot wide but all in all chances were very hard to come by for Marlon.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Battled bravely against the twin opponents of Arsenal’s defence and the idiot Dean. No doubt his lack of a goal will prompt the odd insane moan from those who like to do so but he will rarely work so hard for no reward.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Not one of Marlon's better days but he can be forgiven that bearing in mind the contribution he has made to the side in recent games.

Sheffield Wednesday

4-2: Tuesday, 20th September

Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Looked infinitely more dangerous getting into the box than he did as a midfielder. Fine work for both goals – whether both were his or not.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

He does it again. When he left the pitch in the 86th minute a crescendo of noise chanting 'there's only one Marlon Harewood' filled the stadium, which tells all about his performance today. The goal was stunning, he had one ruled out, made the second and hit the bar. You can't ask for much more from your number one striker than that.

Aston Villa

4-0: Monday, 12th September

Against Blackburn and Newcastle he had put in a hard-working efforts. Against Bolton he had an off-day that led to him getting slaughtered – so much so that AP thought long and hard about picking him for this one. Has obviously spent the international break working on his finishing as, where he might previously have snatched at a shot, he displayed a composure hitherto lacking. Pleased as punch for the lad and he is the other recipient of the joint MOTM award.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

If you look up the definition of “One Of Those Days” in a dictionary you’ll probably see a description of Marlon’s match v Bolton. Really ought to have done better with the chances he had. He will be wondering about his place in the starting line-up over the next 16 days.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

If you look up the definition of “One Of Those Days” in a dictionary you’ll probably see a description of Marlon’s match v Bolton. Really ought to have done better with the chances he had. He will be wondering about his place in the starting line-up over the next 16 days.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

Ran his legs off. Caused problems up front, chased lost causes and helped out when required in defence. Anyone who calls him lazy should ask the Newcastle defence if they agree.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

Frustrating - as is often the case with Marlon. Some glimpses of class but lacking the killer touch at present. A goal would no doubt help to settle the nerves.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Caused Blackburn problems throughout and might have got the goal he possibly deserved had he been a little more composed in front of goal. First day nerves maybe.
Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.

Marlon Harewood did not play for West Ham during this season.