First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Paul Konchesky (Defender)

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Paul Konchesky

Barking
Squad Number: 3
Position: Defender
Born: 15th May 1981 (Barking)
Signed: 5th Jul 2005 (£2,000,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Charlton

The two Alan's - Pardew and Curbishley - played swapsies in the summer of 2005 with West Ham's 04/05 left-back Chris Powell returning to Charlton, and Paul Konchesky moving to Upton Park after becoming disillusioned with life at The Valley.

The move proved to be a smart one for Konch as he was soon back in the reckoning for the national side; he made his long awaited return to the England set-up when he played in the 3-2 friendly win over Argentina in November 2005.

 

Paul Konchesky is yet play any matches this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-4: Sunday, 4th March

Very determined but lost it in the second half. At fault for the second gaol by failing to close down Berbatov.

Charlton Athletic

0-4: Saturday, 24th February

Poor in distribution throughout. Deserved the booking.

Portsmouth

1-2: Tuesday, 26th December

Not a bad game actually, but he is let down by poor distribution and crossing.

Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 23rd December

Better. And if his appeal against the most ridiculous sending off since Dermot Gallagher sent the same player off at Newcastle last season the FA is more corrupt than we thought.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 17th December

I can’t believe that Konch had his best game in ages purely to send out a message to Curbs. Frankly I don’t care. More please.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Very poor all round.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Allowed too many crosses in and passing was poor. Place severely under threat.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

Ok on the ground but lost out a lot in the air where he was targeted by the opposition.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

Ok on the ground but lost out a lot in the air where he was targeted by the opposition.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Similar to Spector – had a good game dealing with Chelsea’s attacking threat.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Continued improvement from a rocky start to the season – Matty’s improvement can be linked to the renewal of their partnership out on the left.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Defended solidly although made little impact when pushed up late on in the game.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Defensively sound but his crossing and passing was abysmal.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Possibly his best game of the season so far. Was helped by Etherington's increased work rate on the left flank.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Continues to improve after his shaky start to the season. Started the move that led to the goal with a shrewd interception.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

(Replaced McCartney, 69) The norm from the Konch of 2006/2007.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

(Replaced McCartney, 69) Seemed to be doing okay until he gave away the free kick that led to the deciding goal.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Better from the left back, though he must work on keeping possession.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Given a torrid time by Lennon but battled well and made a few well-timed challenges later on.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Patchy. The Konchesky/Etherington axis (which sounds line one of those groups on the Fast Show’s “Jazz Club) hasn’t got going this season. Had two of our best efforts on goal.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Looked a mile away from his top form. Competition is needed urgently.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

Still lacking form. Distribution very average.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

Disappointing thus far this season, Konch did a good job in defence although his distribution was poor at times. Lucky to stay on the field when he performed what could have been viewed as a professional foul in the final minute to prevent Reading breaking away for a second goal, with Roy Carroll stranded upfield.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Very average.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Poor defensively against Richards, poor control and poor passing.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Poor defensively against Richards, poor control and poor passing.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

A slight improvement on Thursday but distribution still poor.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

The rating says it all. Stupid booking, poor crossing, average defensively.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Konch is all over the place at the moment. His passing is simply dreadful; George McCartney must be the only Hammer happy with his recent performances. One hopes that class will eventually shine through.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Has lost the ability to pass and the amount of times he and Etherington left the ball for each other only for it to go out was infuriating.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Rather like Mears. Clearly misses Etherington on the left flank.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

A couple of good blocks – particularly the header from the free-kick. However his distribution was dreadful – if he found a claret and blue shirt in the second half I missed it.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

A couple of good blocks – particularly the header from the free-kick. However his distribution was dreadful – if he found a claret and blue shirt in the second half I missed it.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

A sound performance, albeit lacking anything noteworthy.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Good in spells. Worrying in others. Good header for the goal though.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Despite shouts from the away end, Konch did not bring his shooting boots. Found himself in some good positions and contributed defensively.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Excellent off the line clearance in the first period though he looked knackered when subbed at the end. A knock perhaps?

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

At the heart of much that was good attacking-wise. Battled well at the back.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Konch enjoyed the freedom of the left-hand side when playing as a wing-back as he did for the first hour or so. The cross for Zamora's goal was inch-perfect, although he whould have been celebrating a goal for himself had he directed his second-half close-range header more accurately. Defensively? Like our entire back five, he had his wobbly moments.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Konch enjoyed the freedom of the left-hand side when playing as a wing-back as he did for the first hour or so. The cross for Zamora's goal was inch-perfect, although he whould have been celebrating a goal for himself had he directed his second-half close-range header more accurately. Defensively? Like our entire back five, he had his wobbly moments.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Solid start to the season - almost playing as a left midfielder in the second half.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Spared defensive duties by Charlton’s lack of attacking he thoroughly enjoyed himself bombing forward.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Good performance against his former club. Seemed to enjoy going head to head with former team-mate Luke Young, who to all intents and purposes should have been playing alongside Konch this season.

Olympiakos

1-1: Saturday, 12th August

Solid if unspectacular.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

No further comments.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

A mixed afternoon for Konch; he scored the goal that should have won the Cup before missing from the spot in the shootout.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Sunday, 7th May

Showed he can link up as well with Yossi as he can with his normal oppo, Matty.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

Good and solid defensively. Got into some promising positions going forward but the final ball was lacking.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

Good and solid defensively. Got into some promising positions going forward but the final ball was lacking.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Another decent run out – some nice passes down the left though the understanding that has developed with Matty wasn’t quite there with Yossi.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Not bad but first touch, crossing and free-kicks all still poor.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Not bad but first touch, crossing and free-kicks all still poor.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

Harshly booked for blowing Robben over this was one of his better run outs in recent weeks.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

Got forward as much as possible but posed little threat. Troubled by the pace of Chelsea.

Charlton Athletic

0-0: Sunday, 2nd April

Improved as the game went on though early on he seemed unable to cut out crosses.

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

Sensibly opted for 'safety first' at all times, although he gave added impetus to our breaks with some good bursts down the left flank.

Portsmouth

2-4: Saturday, 18th March

Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

An attacking and defensive thorn in their side. Even calmed Marlon down in his rumpus.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

Rarely had the opportunity to break forward although made some vital challenges in and around the box.

Bolton Wanderers

1-4: Saturday, 11th March

Really enjoyed his performance today. Got forward a few times without exposing his wing. Combined well with Etherington throughout the game. Did get turned inside out by Stelios towards the end of the first half but the Greek was on fire today. But note, it wasn’t a testing day because Bolton focused on the opposite flank so he’ll have harder days at the office (once we get a decent right-back).

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Chose a good day to have a fairly decent runout with a certain Swedish gentleman in attendance.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Sven would have been proud, if he was watching him.

Bolton Wanderers

0-0: Saturday, 18th February

Gained little profit from his forays on the flank although performed his defensive duties with some aplomb.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

Continues to improve after a few less than impressive performances. Some good combinations with a similarly resurgent Matty.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

It was a good night for the full-back who made full use of the space on the left flank. A couple of wayward passes were about all he could be faulted for.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

A nice gentle match after Wednesday night’s battle. He’ll probably sit down in 30 years time and regale his family with tales of how his 35-yard screamer burst the back of the net!

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

A nice gentle match after Wednesday night’s battle. He’ll probably sit down in 30 years time and regale his family with tales of how his 35-yard screamer burst the back of the net!

Arsenal

3-2: Wednesday, 1st February

On the plus side his pass set up Bobby’s goal. On the minus side his lack of control led to the hosts’ first. Given a torrid time but didn’t hide.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Hasn’t been at his best of late and his part in the early goal suggested that this run of form might continue. Happily, like Dailly, he recovered from his start to put in a decent show.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Hasn’t been at his best of late and his part in the early goal suggested that this run of form might continue. Happily, like Dailly, he recovered from his start to put in a decent show.

Fulham

2-1: Monday, 23rd January

Picked a poor evening to put in a dodgy one what with Aston Villa’s next manager watching in the stands.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

Getting back to his best after one or two less accomplished performances. Spot on cross for Zamora’s goal.

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

Struggled at first then with help won the day.

Newcastle United

2-4: Saturday, 17th December

Another decent showing. Though he might have pushed up a bit for the 4th to catch Owen offside, in truth it was all over by then.

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

Like Repka he rarely foraged forward and stuck to his defensive duties until we were chasing the game late on.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

Another solid match which ought to cement his place in the national squad, unless Sven can find another left back who’s been out injured for a couple of years to pick in front him. No doubt he’s looking as we speak.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

Another solid match which ought to cement his place in the national squad, unless Sven can find another left back who’s been out injured for a couple of years to pick in front him. No doubt he’s looking as we speak.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

Yet another excellent run out for Konch. With a bit of luck he might have to miss out on the team’s team bonding session in Spain due to being required by England in Geneva.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

Yet another excellent run out for Konch. With a bit of luck he might have to miss out on the team’s team bonding session in Spain due to being required by England in Geneva.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Worked hard under pressure. Rarely managed to get forward due to the Hammers being pressed back for much of the game.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Worked hard under pressure. Rarely managed to get forward due to the Hammers being pressed back for much of the game.

Bolton Wanderers

0-1: Wednesday, 26th October

Covers so much ground it’s frightening. Will become one of our greatest left backs if he carries on like he has been. Must work a little on free kicks though.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

Another fine performance. Milly the press room tea lady told me that Sven was in to see it. Hope he was paying attention and not just there for the Hammerettes.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

Productive link up and crosses - also created Sheringham's goal.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

Solid at the back, the propensity of others to give the ball away in front of him meant that his usual forays to support the attack were not in view on a day when the England manager was believed to be keeping an eye on him.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

Watched again - amongst others - by Sven Goran Eriksson and a fair game to boot. Always up against it however and offered little assistance on the left side by Matthew Etherington. Two goal-line clearances - one with the boot, the other with the head - were his most notable contributions.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Not as impressive as of late and may have been fortunate to remain on the pitch following the tackle on Lawrence.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Really did endorse the Julian Dicks comparisons sending Lawrence (who he had a running feud with throughout) high into the air, with a crunching tackle that brought a booking. Full marks for commitment but Konchesky took his place alongside those who didn’t perform well.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

With the latest England squad due to be announced in less than 24 hours this was a game in which Konchesky was looking to impress. He didn't - unless you could the indent on the shin of the unfortunate Sunderland player who nearly lost his lower leg when Konch took him out two-footed on the touchline. Eager to get forward but had little help from his left-sided partner, Matthew Etherington.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

An excellent effort from the former Charlton man in front of a watching Sven Goran Erikkson who can't have failed to take note.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

A flawless display. In the frenetic pace of the first half Konch was unshakably assured, regularly timing crunching tackles on Van Persie, Reyes and co to perfection. Also possesses surely the sweetest left foot to be seen at Upton Park since Julian’s heyday. If Anton has a shout for Euro 2008, this lad has more than a right to steak a claim for Germany 2006 (if we get there) particularly with view to Wayne Bridge’s lack of games and match fitness.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

A fine game. Back on form after a slight blip last week at Fulham.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

An excellent effort from the former Charlton man in front of a watching Sven Goran Erikkson who can't have failed to take note.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Not one of his better days, he got caught out of position a few times, notably for Boa-Morte’s goal.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Got caught out by Boa-Morte for the goal, allowing his man too much space on his favoured foot. But that aside, this was another excellent performance.

Aston Villa

4-0: Monday, 12th September

Got caught out of position once or twice but otherwise stuck to the task of keeping out the potentially tricky Milner.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

A fine game. Desperately unlucky to find the Bolton ‘keeper in great form towards the end of the match.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

A fine game. Desperately unlucky to find the Bolton ‘keeper in great form towards the end of the match.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

Another good run out scandalously brought to a premature end by Gallagher’s incompetence.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

Possible the most ridiculous red card ever? Konch clearly took the ball but Gallagher was having none of it. Will miss the home game with Bolton should the normally affable referee decide to ignore common sense.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

An impressive debut from the left-back and there were early signs that the Konchesky/Etherington partnership down the left might be useful. Nearly spoilt things with his late lapse in concentration to let Bellamy in but his shove on the annoying Savage will have endeared him to many fans.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

An impressive debut from the left-back and there were early signs that the Konchesky/Etherington partnership down the left might be useful. Nearly spoilt things with his late lapse in concentration to let Bellamy in but his shove on the annoying Savage will have endeared him to many fans.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

An impressive debut from the left-back and there were early signs that the Konchesky/Etherington partnership down the left might be useful. Nearly spoilt things with his late lapse in concentration to let Bellamy in but his shove on the annoying Savage will have endeared him to many fans.
Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.

Paul Konchesky did not play for West Ham during this season.