WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Stepney.Ammer 9:47 Tue Aug 31
15 years ago...

Can't believe it's that long ago already.

Found out about the signing the next morning when I got into work and logged onto WHO. I managed an estate in Canary wharf and was still sitting there in disbelief when my colleague walks in the office and says there are two west ham players walking about looking at apartments. Not long after I look up as they come in my office with their interpreter looking to pick up some access cards. Yep, both Tevez are Mascherano are standing in front of me!!

The scenes when Tevez scored his first goal against the Yids were brilliant. We ended up losing that day but it was definitely the defining moment. From dead and buried to pulling of the Great escape...was at old Trafford for the final game...being in their backyard and Tevez scoring the winning made it extra special!

Only at West ham would we sign two world stars and then not play them. Always wonder how it might have turned out if both were picked from the beginning.

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kylay 11:44 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
Reo-Coker's goal to beat the mancs at our place was such a lovely early xmas gift that year, but my god what a season to watch Tevez.

Any time he has been asked about West Ham, he has always spoken of his fondness for the fans. Barring Boca Juniors, I've never heard him say the same of anywhere else he played.

dealcanvey 11:20 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
He’s available on a free. Sign him up. Even if he is 37.

Hermit Road 11:06 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
Canary Riverside?

Pedro 11:05 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...

Pedro 11:05 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
Wasn’t this a bit of a sweetener to the board to let Kia but them out who to become an owner?

Crassus 10:57 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
That is an astute observation and resonates with the commentary from their arrival
It was always about placing Masch', Tevez was doubted as being able to settle, no doubts about Masch', Tevez was there to ease his assimilation
Hence the deal structure and why we saw so little of him

Far Cough 10:50 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
I think Tevez could see the similarities between our fans and Boca whereas Mascherano was a bit more up market being a River man

madeeasy 10:49 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
What duo in today's game would it be the equivalent of us signing?

chim chim cha boo 10:43 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
Tevez is the best player I have ever seen live in a West Ham shirt.

He lifted the entire team all on his own and would bust a lung rather than let a ball go out for a throw.

We've been blessed with Rolls Royce players in the past (we've got one now) that make the game look like the easiest thing in the world to play and always seem to be able to find an extra second on the ball but Tevez was not one of those players.

He somehow made it look like the hardest game in the world to play, stretching every sinew and kicking every ball like it was his last. A fantastic player. I'm grateful to have watched him play

Alfs 1:00 Wed Sep 1
Re: 15 years ago...
Tevez still loves West Ham. Well, the fans. Mascherano, less so, having had to explain to his Argie teammates why he couldn't get in the team ahead of Hayden Mullins.

Crassus 10:10 Tue Aug 31
Re: 15 years ago...
Lad on ITBS broke that news, the disbelief was palpable

The detail behind the deal will doubtless remain buried, but the suggestion from genuine ITK's thereafter pointed toward Tevez being available to play but Mascherano being limited to nominal appearances and then upon a massive pay as he played thereafter

But Tevez, what a player and his return when at Utd, acknowledged the crowd, all fours sides before kick off, hoofed a sitter to Barking and then got hauled off whilst waving to the crowd

Adored that lad

Westham67 9:56 Tue Aug 31
Re: 15 years ago...
Its wasn't headlines in China but exciting times on this forum

Mad Dog 9:56 Tue Aug 31
Re: 15 years ago...
I remember that. Couldn't believe it. Then it all went wrong.

They showed that season on sky today

BRANDED 9:54 Tue Aug 31
Re: 15 years ago...
The excitement on here was PALPABLE.

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