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Your mum 2:09 Tue Nov 22
Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Interesting read, not sure if 100% accurate & would love to see how the stats compare, to say Spurs over the same period..

Just why do strikers seem to struggle with West Ham?

Under the Gold/Sullivan era at the club since 2010, the Hammers have recruited no less than 30 front men to score goals but the vast majority of them failing to do so.

Aside from Andy Carroll (when he's fit) and Ricardo Vaz Te have managed to score some goals but the rest of them, well, it's brutal.

Below is a list of the strikers Gold and Sullivan have brought in and their records. There are some absolute rogues in there for you to try and remember. In return for estimated outlay of more than £90 million - including loan fees - West Ham have scored just 115 goals in six years and around 300 matches according to Damien Lucas from HITC.

Pablo Berrera - £4m - 0 goals.

Wellington Paulista - loan - 0 goals.

Ilan - free - 4 goals.

Mido - loan - 0 goals.

Demba Ba - undisclosed (thought to be £3m) - 7 goals.

Carlton Cole - free (signed under Sullivan and Gold for a second time in 2013) - 8 goals.

Robbie Keane - loan - 2 goals.

Benni McCarthy - £3m - 0 goals.

Victor Obinna - loan - 3 goals.

Frederic Piquionne - £2m - 8 goals.

Sam Baldock - £3m - 5 goals.

John Carew - free - 2 goals.

Nicky Maynard - £2.5m - 2 goals.

Brian Montenegro - loan - 0 goals.

Frank Nouble - free - 1 goal.

Ricardo Vaz Te - £500k - 15 goals.

Andy Carroll - £18m - 23 goals.

Modibo Maiga - £5.5m - 4 goals.

Marco Borriello - loan - 0 goals.

Diafra Sakho - £3m - 15 goals.

Enner Valencia - £12m - 8 goals.

Mauro Zarate - free - 5 goals.

Emmanuel Emenike - loan - 2 goals.

Nikica Jelavic - £2.5m - 2 goals.

Victor Moses - loan - 1 goal.

Andre Ayew - £20m - 0 goals.

Jonathan Calleri - loan - 0 goals.

Ashley Fletcher - free - 0 goals.

Simone Zaza - loan with obligation to buy for £25m - 0 goals.

Hardly a list of successes, right? The Hammers are the second lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with those bottom four strikers on the list with zero goals between them. Michail Antonio leads the Hammers scoring charts with six.

They have been linked with a number of front men already ahead of the January transfer window, with the likes of Manolo Gabbiadini, Mauro Icardi and Daniel Sturridge all in the frame. You'd imagine that the board will make funds available to find that elusive front man who can fire the club to safety but would they be a success?

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Son of Anarchy 9:23 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Chelsea kinda have the funds to write off Torres, we are all in on Andy Carroll

Sniper 9:11 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
That's what I mean though - schevchenko and Torres cost them, what, £85m? And both were proven and still were shocking for them. I don't mean I'd rather take random punts in the hope one pays off (that really doesn't happen often) but even the big boys struggle to find what they're looking for.

Son of Anarchy 8:19 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
I agree but he was one of the world's highest rated players when they bought him.

Far Cough 8:16 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Schevchenko was shit for Chelsea

Son of Anarchy 8:15 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Sniper...

Compare that list with our list, I'd take Chelsea's mate.

With the exception of Kezman & Pato all of those came with proven goal scoring form at the highest level not a roll of the dice on a loan.

Far Cough 8:00 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
onkybsucfesulmones


Cool word

Sniper 8:00 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Here's a list of Chelsea strikers that I can think of for comparison

Kezman
Torres
Schevchenko
Crespo
Mutu
Drogba
Batshuayi
Falcao
Pedro
Pato
Costa
Remy
Drogba (second time round)
Ba
Eto'o
Lukaku
Sturridge
Anelka

So basically they spent a fucking shit load more and the onkybsucfesulmones were drogba and now Costa, whilst the others were only any good when they went elsewhere

Perhaps it's not so easy after all

I feel better now

Son of Anarchy 7:54 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
double fisted wanker signs?

Good Lord!

dicksie3 7:12 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
SURELY OUR AMBITIOUS OWNERS WILL STUMP-UP THE MONEY TO INVEST IN A TOP QUALITY STRIKER IN JANUARY?!

NO WAY WILL WE PIN OUR HOPES ON CARROLL RETURNING, FOR THE 100TH TIME IN FOUR YEARS, AND SOME CHEAPO WANKER LOAN OR FREE TRANSFER DEAL STRIKER TO BANG THE GOALS IN!

WE HAVE AMBITIOUS OWNERS, YOU KNOW!

*DOUBLE-FISTED WANKER SIGNS*

marshboy 4:21 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
AC Milan attacker Carlos Bacca suffered thigh injury in #MilanDerby and could face spell on the sidelines, club confirms. #ForzaMilan


guarantee we sign him January

dicksie3 3:56 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
ARABS, ALEX V SON!

FILTHY.

DIRTY.

OIL-RICH.

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE.

ARABS.

Eric Hitchmoe 3:25 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Trevor B 2:19 Wed Nov 23

Correct

Alex V 3:04 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
dicksie3 3:01 Wed Nov 23

So you'd clearly like to see more money spent. Are you advocating the Chelsea / Man City model? Because given wage caps we simply are not allowed to follow that model. Where would you like this money to come from?

dicksie3 3:01 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
WE ARE MICKEY MOUSE!

A MICKEY MOUSE CLUB IN AN "ADEQUATE" MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA WHERE WE STILL HAVE THE SAME AMBITION AS THE MIGHTY CRYSTAL PALACE AND WATFORD!

Son of Anarchy 2:47 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
And of course Bobby Zamora & Carlos Tevez

Son of Anarchy 2:46 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Scott...

You can throw Dean Ashton & John Hartson in

scott_d 2:44 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
Kaba Diawara

scott_d 2:43 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
I can't imagine the list of strikers in the same period before G&S would look THAT much better?

Neil Mellor, Titi Camara, Svetoslav Todorov, Davor Suker to name but a few.

I think we're just shit at buying Strikers.

Trevor B 2:19 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
google tells me it was derby

Eric Hitchmoe 2:18 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
For a chance to enter the WHO raffle can anyone tell me the opposition whom Frank Nouble scored his 1 and only goal against?

dicksie3 1:00 Wed Nov 23
Re: Strikers of the Gold & Sullivan era..
MLADEN PETRIC!

ANOTHER CHEAPO CUNT SIGNING FROM THOSE DISGUSTING, PERVERTED, INCOMPETENT OLD CUNT WANKER CHEAPSKATE OWNERS OF OURS!

BUT AT LEAST WE MATCHED THE MIGHTY CRYSTAL PALACE AND WATFORD IN THE TRANSFER MARKET LAST SUMMER!

AMBITION! ABSOLUTE AMBITION!

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