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Just watching the West Ham v Chelsea game on Match of the Day, and was surprised to see a former Everton target, Victor Obinna, showing up for and starring for West Ham.

I was wondering what was different from when we tried to get him last year, when the reason given for Obinna not being able to sign was a work permit declination, compared to this year when he's allowed to play in the Premier League. And, if a certain requirement was removed, why didn't Moyes come back him for him? He certainly looked useful.
Alex Robinson, Aberdeen     Posted 11/09/2010 at 23:37:54

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Paul Dewhurst
1   Posted 12/09/2010 at 16:56:47

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Number of full international caps, got to have played 75% over last 12 / 18 months (not sure of the correct timescale) to qualify so asuming meets automatic criteria now.
Mark Burton
2   Posted 12/09/2010 at 20:16:29

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Was there not a rumour at the time that he had an Italian passport but had lost it so we missed the deadline? I might have dreamt that though...

Most important point here is "starring for West Ham." THAT's why Moyes didn't go back for him!
Gavin Ramejkis
3   Posted 12/09/2010 at 20:44:58

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I watched MoTD the other night not only to watch us but also to see Obinna and Asamoah Gyan, Obinna looks a lot older than he is supposed to be but looks strong on the ball but not sure who he would have replaced as West Ham appear to be playing him as a striker. Asamoah Gyan looks like he has put a few stone on since the World Cup but took his goal really well for Sunderland in his case not a hope in hell do Everton have £13m for a striker, be surprised if we have £13 full stop.
Sam Hoare
4   Posted 12/09/2010 at 22:13:44

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Quick strong skillfull player able to play on either wing or up front...who could use one of those.

No idea why we didn't take him. We needed him last summer and still do now.
Jay Harris
5   Posted 12/09/2010 at 23:19:54

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I don't think either of them are any better than big Vic but that's when he's fit and he does seem like a china doll at times.
Jarrod Prosser
6   Posted 13/09/2010 at 00:05:37

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Glad you brought this up. Was going to write someting similar before getting a case of CBF.
I watched the Hammers game and liked what i saw, as well.
Considering we couldn't get Donovan, surely Obinna would have been a good back up plan for the right side/forward role?
He's big & strong, lightning fast, and see,s to have an excellent right peg.
Obviously not having a dime doesn't help, but would have loved to see him as a deadline loan deal.
Martin Faulkner
7   Posted 13/09/2010 at 08:18:55

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Billy Boy is saving all his pennies to get Donovan back for 3 months in Jan.
Andrew Fair
8   Posted 13/09/2010 at 08:19:18

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Starring?Ha ha! He had one shot that he curled wide. Apart from that. he didn't show up! He's better off at West Ham than with us.
Gary Hegarty
9   Posted 13/09/2010 at 09:08:39

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Agree with Andrew on this one. I watched MOTD to see US again and actually thought "...not missed out on much there" in terms of Obinna - the man of a whole 9 appearance for Inter.

A friend who saw him in La Liga for Malaga last year (finished 17th) also said we were not missing out on much.
Regarding Gyan - a record of 1 goal every 3.5 games in an average French League doesn't ring £13m for me and it looks like a touch of the Diouf's or indeed the Amokachi's following an average World cup that saw him score 3 goals (2 of which were pens - and another one missed).
I'll reserve overall judgement on both these players until they are challenging for Player of the Year
Alan Kirwin
10   Posted 13/09/2010 at 13:57:11

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Manny Fernandez am de man for us. The sooner that boy is back in blue the better. Imagine the damage him, Arteta & Pienaar could do, wth Felaini & Rodwell behind them.

Brian Lawlor
11   Posted 13/09/2010 at 14:43:48

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It wasn't last year, it was 2 years ago and it was only a going to be a loan deal. My view is that we can't afford to sign any more Nigerians or Africans as we'd be losing too many players to the African Nations Cup for up to 6 weeks and ridiculously. Its held every 2 years. If we'd signed Obinna, that would have been 3 forwards all going.
Joe Carroll
12   Posted 14/09/2010 at 22:48:47

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Jimmy Vaughan's just bagged a hat-trick for Palace.Lets call him back!Yak can stay comfy on that bench...
Alex Robinson
13   Posted 15/09/2010 at 16:39:28

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Joe - Vaughan will probably be back next week alright - after he gets injured again!
Seriously though, I hope he can have a good run at Palace and come back to Goodison a better (and hopefully fitter) player. That hat-trick can only do him good. A couple of friends of mine are big Palace fans - I'll get them to keep an eye on him for me.

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