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, Posted 11/09/2010 at 23:37:54
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1 Posted 12/09/2010 at 16:56:47
2 Posted 12/09/2010 at 20:16:29
Most important point here is "starring for West Ham." THAT's why Moyes didn't go back for him!
3 Posted 12/09/2010 at 20:44:58
4 Posted 12/09/2010 at 22:13:44
No idea why we didn't take him. We needed him last summer and still do now.
5 Posted 12/09/2010 at 23:19:54
6 Posted 13/09/2010 at 00:05:37
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.
7 Posted 13/09/2010 at 08:18:55
8 Posted 13/09/2010 at 08:19:18
9 Posted 13/09/2010 at 09:08:39
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
10 Posted 13/09/2010 at 13:57:11
11 Posted 13/09/2010 at 14:43:48
12 Posted 14/09/2010 at 22:48:47
13 Posted 15/09/2010 at 16:39:28
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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