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Player Pen Pictures and Autographs

Part 1 : 721. Hayden Mullins to 748. Shaun Newton

721. Hayden MULLINS ... (2003 - 2009)

Born: Reading 27/03/1979

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722. Robbie STOCKDALE ... (2003 - 2004)

Hayden became Alan Pardew's first new signing when he arrived on loan from Crystal Palace on 21 October 2003. Making his Hammers debut on the same day he signed against Nottingham Forest at Upton Park in a 1-1 draw. He had been at Selhurst Park since signing on as a trainee in 1996 and played over 200 games for Palace. He impressed Pardew enough to earn a permanent move and had been a regular in the West Ham side since, playing an important part in their promotion campaign. Hayden’s darkest day came when he was sent off against Liverpool in a league game which ruled him out off the F.A. Cup Final also against Liverpool which was hailed as one of the most memorable in F.A. Cup history. At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, West Ham completed the signing of Argentine international Javier Mascherano who, like Mullins, was a defensive midfielder. However, after a brief period on the bench, Mullins re-established himself in the first team. Mullins joined Portsmouth on a three and a half year contract in January 2009. Played for the Fratton Park outfit in the 2010 FA Cup Final against Chelsea. Later played for Reading (loan). Mullins on 21st April 2012 became one of very few players in history to be relegated and promoted from the same division (The Championship) in the same season. Experiencing relegation with parent club Portsmouth and also promotion with on loan club Reading.

Born: Redcar 30/11/1979

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Tough-tackling right-back who joined the Hammers on an initial one-month loan from Middlesbrough and made his debut in the 0-0 draw with Cardiff City 25 October 2003. The 24-year-old began his career at Boro as a trainee in August 1997 and made over 70 Premiership appearances for his hometown club, and also played on loan at Sheffield Wednesday. The arrival of England international Danny Mills on Teeside severely restricted Robbie¹s chances of first-team football, and when Alan Pardew came calling the Scottish international, who has five senior caps to his name, was happy to move south and join the Hammers. Pulled a hamstring in just his second game In the Carling Cup at Tottenham Hotspur. As a result his loan period was extended for a further month to give Robbie a fair chance of being offered a full-time contract with the Hammers. In his absence, Pardew elected to deploy Tomas Repka at right-back and Stockdale made just seven more appearances for the Hammers before returning to the Riverside in February 2004.

Born: Hampstead, London 25/08/1979

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Born: Leeds, Yorkshire 07/02/1968

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Born: Norwich 05/03/1987

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Born: Swansea 29/11/1968

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Debut: SHEFFIELD UNITED

Bramall Lane 17th January 2004

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Born: Maidstone, Kent 26/09/1979

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Debut: SHEFFIELD UNITED

Bramall Lane 17th January 2004

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Born: Southwark, London 14/05/1984

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Born: Preston, Lancashire 06/07/1981

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723. Brian DEANE ... (2003 - 2004)

Veteran striker signed by Alan Pardew on a free transfer from Leicester City to add some much needed experience to the Hammers forward line 31st October 2003. Began his career at Doncaster Rovers in 1985, before moving to Sheffield United three years later where he scored 83 goals in 198 League appearances. A £2.9m move to then League champions Leeds United followed in 1993. Brian scored 32 goals in 138 League games for the Elland Road outfit before returning to Sheffield United in 1997. He spent the majority of the following year playing for Portuguese giants Benfica before returning to England to join Middlesbrough for £3m in October 1998. Brian then switched to Leicester City in 2001, where he fired 13 First Division goals to take them back to the Premiership. Deane made his Hammers debut against Coventry City at Highfield Road in a 0-0 draw 1st November 2003. Scored a last minute equalizer against Wigan Athletic on the final day of the 2003–2004 season. This goal sent Crystal Palace to the division one play-offs who ironically beat West Ham in the final. When Brian was brought on as a substitute in the match he received a standing ovation by both sets of fans. After the play-off final Brian was released by the club 3rd June 2004 and ended up returning for a second spell at Leeds United. Later played for Sunderland, Perth Glory and Sheffield United.

724. Marlon HAREWOOD ... (2004 - 2007)

Marlon was a graduate of the Nottingham Forest youth system who spent time on loan at Ipswich in 1999 prior to breaking into the Forest side on a regular basis. He played almost 200 times for them before the pacy striker moved to West Ham in November 2003 for £500,000. A regular for the Hammers after making his debut in the 1-1 draw against Wimbledon 25th November 2003 at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes. Marlon finished by scoring 22 goals in his initial 2004/05 promotion campaign. Harewood collected an FA Cup runners-up medal with West Ham after they lost on penalties following a 3-3 draw with Liverpool in May 2006. He was also the club's top Premiership goalscorer with 15 league goals. In May 2007 following a torrid run of results for West Ham, Harewood confirmed that he would leave the Hammers in the summer after falling out of favour at the club. About to sign for Wigan Athletic when he got a phone call from Martin O’Neill at Villa asking him to join. Marlon agreed a three-year deal and was transferred to Aston Villa 17th July 2007 for £4.5m. Later joined Wolverhampron Wanderers and Newcastle United both on short loan periods, Blackpool secured his signature for the 2010-11 season, but after 11 games he was loaned out to Barnsley before evenually signing for six-months to China League One side Guangzhou R&F helping them to promotion. Rejoined his boyhood side Nottingham Forest for 2011-12.

725. Chris COHEN ... (2003 - 2005)

Cohen was a product of the West Ham United youth system and he was scouted whilst playing for an amateur football club at the age of six. Chris made his first breakthrough into the West Ham first team during the 2003–04 season. He made his debut as a 16 year old, coming on as a substitute in West Ham's 3–2 win over Sunderland on 13 December 2003, which made him the youngest player to appear for the West Ham first-team for 80 years, a record he still holds today. He featured another six times that season and went on to make 14 league and cup appearances the following season. He had a loan at Yeovil Town, which lasted from 2005 until 2006. He joined the club permanently later in 2006, and spent one season with the club before joining Nottingham Forest in 2007.

726. Andy MELVILLE ... (2004 - 2005)

Andy was an experienced player with well over 650 League appearance and more than 50 goals to his name. Joined his hometown Swansea City from school making his first five League appearances towards the end of the 1985-86 season from then on he was a regular in the Swan’s eleven. In July 1990 Oxford United paid £275,000 for his services and after three full seasons in which he missed only three League games he was transferred to Sunderland in August 1993. in his third season at Roker Park he won a First Division championship medal. Capped by Wales at Under-21 and full International level he acquitted himself well in the Premiership before a badly broken nose kept him out for the last seven games of his first Premiership campaign. Andy played six games on loan with Bradford City the following season and in the summer of 1999 joined Fulham immediately establishing himself as a regular. Powerful in the air and a defender who always looks to use the ball intelligently he joined the Hammers initially on a one month loan, making his West Ham debut against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 17th January 2004 in a game which finished 3-3. In the twilight of his career, Andy made a further 21 appearances before joining Nottingham Forest on loan and then retired from playing. Joined Oxford United as a first-team coach on a short-term contract in July 2009.

=726 Jon HARLEY ... (2004)

Jon joined Chelsea as a trainee in 1996 having attended the FA School of Excellence at Lilleshall and made his Premiership League bow the following season in a 1-0 victory over Derby County as a left-sided midfield player. Made two further appearances that season but wasn’t called upon again until the 1999-2000 campaign when he appeared in 17 of the Blues Premiership games. Added another 10 games to his record the following year when he was loaned out to Wimbledon and in the summer of 2001 Fulham paid £3.5m for his registration. Made his Fulham debut against Manchester United at left-back in August 2001 and won international caps for England at Youth and Under-21 levels. Fulham loaned Jon out to Sheffield United for two loan periods. The Cottage club agreed to loan him to the Hammers initially on a month’s loan in January 2004. Made a scoring debut for the Hammers in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 17th January 2004, a match which also saw Andy Melville make his debut. After a total of 16 games for West Ham, Sheffield United signed him on a free transfer 21st June 2004. Later played for Burnley, Watford, Notts County, Rotherham United and Portsmouth. On 13 March 2013 Harley signed for his hometown club Maidstone United on a non-contract basis, combining his time with the semi-professional club with working as a youth coach for the Chelsea Academy

728. NigeI REO-COKER ... (2004 - 2007)

Nigel joined Wimbledon from school and soon shone out as a precocious talent. Given his first taste of League football when introduced as a substitute against Barnsley in the final fixture of the 2001-02 season. The following campaign he established himself as a star act in the middle of the Don’s side. Having comfortably made the transition to senior football the England Under-19 international earned a call-up to the Under-20 squad. His move to the Hammers in January 2004 was a big blow to the Don’s and Nigel made his debut for West Ham against Rotherham United at Upton Park in a 2-1 victory 31st January 2004. A natural-born leader, midfielder Nigel became an instant hit with the home fans with a mature, commanding display which resulted in Hammers manager Alan Pardew making him club captain. He scored three times to help the club win promotion in 2004-05 through the play-offs and led the team to the FA Cup Final in May 2006. The 2006-07 Premiership campaign began less successfully for the Hammers, and Reo-Coker was singled out by some groups as being the main culprit for this slump, which left West Ham perilously close to the bottom three and ultimately led to the sacking of manager Alan Pardew. Reo-Coker recovered his form in the latter part of the season and a run of seven wins in nine games saw West Ham escape relegation on the last day of the season. Reo-Coker requested a transfer at the end of the 2006–07 season after the board failed to reassure him concerning his future at West Ham. Aston Villa were reported to have made a £7m bid for Reo-Coker in June and in July 2007, West Ham and Aston Villa reached an agreement in the region of £8.5 million for the signing of Reo-Coker. Later played for Bolton Wanderers.

729. Adam NOWLAND ... (2004)

A team-mate of Reo-Coker he also switched from Wimbledon to the Hammers in January 2004 on a free transfer. Started his football career at  Blackpool as a trainee and making his Tangerines debut in May 1998 making a total of 69 appearances for the Bloomfield Road club. In 2001 he transferred to Wimbledon where he found himself in the shadow of David Connolly for a forward shirt. His career was given a bid boost when he was switched to the central-midfield berth where he produced his best football. Made his Hammers debut as a 70th minute substitute in the home 2-1 victory over Rotherham United in the Nationwide League 31st January 2004. Adam was a versatile player who could also perform on either flank, but after just two starts and nine sub appaearances in his first campaign, and a further four the following season he was allowed to signed for Gillingham on a free in November 2004. Later had loan spell with Nottingham Forest, Gillingham again, Preston North End, Stockport County and Notts County before ending his career in North America.

730. Joel “Jobi” McANUFF ... (2004)

Born: Barking, Essex 16/01/1981

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Born: Pontoise, France 08/09/1982

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Date: February 2004

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Debut: CREWE ALEXANDRA

Upton Park - 17th March 2004

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Born: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia 10/03/1968

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The New Den 21 March 2004

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Born: Gorlovka, Ukraine 03/06/1974

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Born: Highams Park 02/04/1966

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Date: 14 July 2004

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Debut: LECIESTER CITY

Walkers Stadium 7 August 2004

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Date: 4 July 2007

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Joel joined Wimbledon from school in November 1998 and was initally a striker at youth level until suffering an injury that kept him out for half a season. When he returned he played wide on the right. A skilful, pacy, right-sided player, he quickly established himself in the Wimbledon side finishing that first season in the League with 22 starts and 16 sub appearances. “Jobi” continued to impress and was the prime candidate for the Donds Player of the Year award but lost out when injury ruled him out during the second-half of the season. A full international with Jamaica, he transferred to West Ham on 2nd February 2004 for an undisclosed fee. He made his Hammers debut against Bradford City at Valley Parade in a 2-1 victory on the 7th February 2004. Unable to make the midfield birth his own he was allowed to join Cardiff City 6 months later for £500,000.

731. Bobby ZAMORA ... (2004 - 2008)

Glenn Hoddle Tottenham Hotspur manager was a well-known admirer of Bobby long before he eventually signed him from Brighton & Hove Albion during the transfer window in July 2003 for a bargain knocked down price of £1.5 million. Many clubs showed interest in the young star, who arrived at the Withdean Stadium following a £100,000 move from Bristol Rovers in 2000. Since then he went on to attract rave reviews after scoring 63 goals in two seasons - helping the Seagulls win promotion two years running. Zamora joined Bristol as a trainee in 1999 and had loan spells with Bath and then Brighton - where he scored six goals in six games before joining the Seagulls permanently in August 2000. Unfortunately, his career did not take off at White Hart Lane and in January 2004, he left to join West Ham United in the deal which took Jermain Defoe to Spurs. Made his Hammers debut as substitute against Bradford at Valley Parade on the 7th February 2004 in a 2-1 victory. After a mixed start to life at Upton Park and came close to moving to Stoke City early on in 2004/05. Luckily for the Hammers, he stayed on to score four crucial goals in the play-offs, including the winner against Preston that sent them back into the Barclays Premiership. By the end of the 2007-08 season he and fellow club-mate John Paintsil had joined Fulham in a combined £6.3m deal. Later played for Quenns Park Rangers

732. Sebastien CAROLE ... (2004)

21 year-old midfielder who could play on either the right or left side. Joined the Hammers on loan from French club Monaco until the end of the season. Sebastien has impressive technical ability but was unable to break into Monaco’s highly-successful first-team. Carole came up through the French club’s youth system, signing professional forms in 2001making 20 senior appearances for the club scoring five goals. Made his one and only appearance from the substitute bench, coming on late in the game against Crewe Alexandra 17th March 2004 at Upton Park 4-2. Returned to Monaco after his loan period 3rd June 2004. Later played for Brighton, Leeds United, Darlington, Brighton (again), Tranmere Rovers and finally back to France signing for OGC Nice.

733. Pavel SRNICEK ... (2004)

A close friend of Hammers favourite ‘keeper Ludo Miklosko they both came from the northern mining town of Ostrava in Czechoslovakia and came into top class football with hometown Banik Ostrava. Jumped at the chance to become the third Czech goalkeeper in English League football when he signed for Newcastle United for £350,000 in February 1991. Srnicek, tall, agile, with lightning reflexes and an adventurous style became first choice in the Tyneside’s promotion side. Won his first international cap for the Czech Republic in 1994 against Malta. In the summer of 1998 he left St James’ Park after eventually losing his place to his good friend Shaka Hislop returning home to Banik Ostrava. Returned to English football a year later to join Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer. Making 52 appearance before once again returning home. Pavel then spent three years in Italy with Serie A side Brescia, moving back to the UK in September 2003 when Harry Redknapp took him to Portsmouth on a Bosman free transfer as cover to Shaka Hislop. Joined West Ham on loan in January 2004 this time as cover to Stephen Bywater. Made an unexpected debut for the Hammers when he replaced Matthew Etherington after the sending-off of Bywater in the match against Millwall at The New Den where the Hammers lost 1-4 to their South London neighbours 21st March 2004. In all he made 3 appearances for the Hammers before returning to Portsmouth at the end of his loan period. Later played for Beira-Mar and Newcastle United before hanging up his gloves to run his Srnicek school of Goalkeeping in Czech Republic.

=734 Sergei REBROV ... (2004 - 2005)

Ukrainian Sergei Rebrov is the epitome of all that a good striker should be. Fast, skilful and intelligent, Rebrov was been one of the top forwards in Europe, at least until he signed for Spurs in 2000. A national hero in his native Ukraine, Rebrov established his reputation as one of Europe's leading strikers with impressive displays for his former club, Dynamo Kiev, in several Champions' League campaigns. He scored 28 goals in 60 European appearances. Accustomed to success, Rebrov moved to Spurs and London having won everything that there was to win in the domestic game in Ukraine. When he learned of George Graham's interest in him, the Ukrainian international had little hesitation in joining Tottenham and soon became part of Graham's revolution in the summer of 2000. Unfortunately, the move did not work out for either the player or the club. The departure of Graham saw Glenn Hoddle come in, and he did not play Rebrov as much as the Ukrainian would like, and there were rumors that he leave the club in the summer of 2002. Finally, having made no appearances in the Premiership or any other competition during the 2002/03 season, the unhappy striker signed an 18-month loan deal with Turkish club Fenerbahce during the first transfer opening in 2003, with a view to the deal becoming permanent. However, when the loan ended, Rebrov decided that he wanted another chance at White Hart Lane, hoping that he could impress new boss Jacques Santini. That didn't last long though, as he was sold to West Ham in July 2004. Made his Hammers debut against Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium 7th August 2004 0-0. But he didn’t quite manage to make the impact he was hoping for in a claret and blue shirt , with the sparkling form of Teddy Sheringham doing much to restrict his appearances, and the 31-year-old promptly returned to his homeland to join Dynamo Kiev on a two year contract. Later played for Rubin Kazan.

Born: Cambridge 18/11/1980

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Born: Chipping Norton, New South Wales, Australia 04/02/1985

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Debut: CREWE ALEXANDRA

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Born: Sutton-in-Ashfield 09/07/1973

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=734 Teddy SHERINGHAM ... (2004 - 2007)

Teddy Sheringham joined the Hammers from Portsmouth on a free transfer 14 July 2004. Made his Hammers bow against Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium 7 August 2004 in a 0-0 draw. Teddy started his career with Millwall as an apprentice and worked his way through the club junior sides before making his first team debut in January 1984 against Bournemouth. After many years at the Den, Nottingham Forest moved in, paying £2m for his services but although he scored goals for the club he never really settled and 13 months later was back in London - moving to Tottenham. The goals started to flow again and by the end of the 1992/93 Sheringham had rattled in 29 to become the Premiership's "Golden Boot" winner. When Sheringham moved to Manchester United he was initially given the unenviable task of filling Eric Cantona's boots, and not surprisingly he struggled. After a period in the wilderness Teddy came back to confound his critics during the 1998/99 run-in. After coming into the team which won the Premiership, he came off the bench in the FA Cup Final to play a key role in winning that trophy. Amazingly he came off the bench again in the Champion's League Final to alter the course of the game, and United's history, by scoring the equaliser and setting up the winner. From having seen no silverware in his long career, he picked up the game's three most valued trophies within a few weeks. However, at the end of his contract in May 2001, he moved back to White Hart Lane and became a hero once again for the Spurs fans who had jeered him as a United player. After two successful seasons at Spurs, his contract came to an end and it seemed Teddy Sheringham no longer featured in Glenn Hoddle's plans. The newly-promoted Portsmouth were quick to sign the experienced striker on a free transfer, and he immediately became a hit at Fratton Park. However, as the season wore on, Sheringham was less involved at Pompey and with Aiyegbeni Yakubu and Lomana LuaLua forming an impressive partnership up front, it was announced in May 2004 that the England veteran would be moving on again in the summer. West Ham boss Alan Pardew moved quickly to secure the services of the veteran striker. It turned out to be a great decision as he scored 20 goals to help the Hammers win promotion through the play-offs and earned himself the Powerade Championship Player of the Year award. Released at the end of 2006-07 to join Colchester United as player manager.

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736. Luke CHADWICK ... (2004 - 2006)

Highly-rated former Manchester United midfielder who arrived at the Club on a free transfer in August 2004, having made 39 appearances for the Reds. A teenage prodigy when he first broke through into the first-team at Old Trafford in September 1999.Luke saw his progression slowed by a succession of untimely injuries and during his last two seasons dropped down the pecking order at United. Luke spent most of the 2002-03 campaign helping Alan Pardew’s Reading to a First Division Play-off place. The then 23-year-old spent 2003 on a similar extended loan deal at Burnley, finishing the campaign as third top scorer at Turf Moor. Returning to Old Trafford , Luke found his chances of first-team football was severely restricted by the emergence odf Darren Fletcher and Ronaldo, and jumped at the chance to link up with Alan Pardew again at Upton Park. An exciting winger, who can operate on either flank, Luke brought much needed balance to the Hammers midfield. Luke made his Hammers debut in a 1-0 victory against Reading in the Coca-Cola Championship at Upton Park 10th August 2004. Loan out to Stoke City at the start of the 2005-06 campaign before signing for the Potters in January 2006 for £100,000. Later played for Norwich City and MK Dons.

745. Trent McCLENAHAN ... (2004 - 2006)

Trent was a student at Westfields Sports High School in New South Wales and played for Chipping Norton FC several local youth teams including Bankstown, Sydney Olympic and Parramatta Power. At the age of 16 he left Australia and signed for the Hammers as a trainee 1 July 2001 ona three-year contract. Made his West Ham United debut, aged 19 against Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road in a 3-2 victory 21 August 2004. Signed his first professional contract with the Hammers 4 January 2005 but only made three first team appearances for the club. He went out on loan to MK Dons in March 2005, which was extended for the duration of the season. McClenahan was released at the end of the 2005-06 campaign and signed for League Two side Hereford United in August 2006 and played a total of 64 games and helped the Bulls to promotion to League One. He was offered a new contract, but declined. He signed for Scottish side Hamilton Academical on 19 September 2008 on a one-year contract. Later had a short spell with Scunthorpe United before returning to Austarlia in November 2011 to play for A-League outfit Perth Glory and then Central Coast Mariners before signing a one-year deal with Sydney FC. McClenahan now works for Football Federation Australia.

=738 James WALKER ... (2004 - 2009)

721 MULLINS Hayden 723 DEANE Brian 724 HAREWOOD Marlon 725 COHEN Chris 726 MELVILLE Andy 727 HARLEY Jon 728 REO-COKER Nigel 729 NOWLAND Adam 730 McANUFF Jobi 731 ZAMORA Bobby 732 CAROLE Sebastien 733 SRNICEK Pavel 734 REBROV Sergei 735 SHERINGHAM Teddy

Walker joined Notts County as a trainee in July 1991 but failed to make a first team appearance and moved onto Walsall in August 1993. Went on to make over 470 appearances for the Bescot Stadium club over a ten year period. West Ham acquired Walker’s services from Walsall on a Bosman free transfer on the 10th June 2004. He was the second choice goalkeeper at Upton Park after Stephen Bywater. Made his initial West Ham debut in the Carling Cup against Southend United in a 2-0 victory 24th August 2004. Gained a regular first team place within a year of his arrival. Walker helped the Hammers win promotion in 2005 but a serious knee injury in the closing stages of the play-off final saw him miss the majority of the 2005-06 season. He made his first appearance since the knee injury, and his Premiership debut at the age of 32, in a 4–2 defeat to Portsmouth in March 2006. He made only two more first team appearances but collected a FA Cup Final runners up medal as an unused substitute in May 2006. The presence of Roy Carroll and Robert Green as goalkeepers at West Ham during the 2006/07 season meant that Walker's first-team chances were limited though he remained very popular at Upton Park. On 27 November 2008 Walker signed on loan for Colchester United. West Ham released Walker in June 2009 and signed a short-term coontract with Tottenham Hotspur as a third choice goalkeeper. Re-signed for his first club Walsall in October 2010 where he went onto break the Saddlers all time appearance record.

=738 Elliott WARD ... (2004 - 2006)

Joined the Hammers 1st July 2001 and became a graduate of the Youth Academy system, Elliott made his senior debut in a Carling Cup tie against Southend United at Upton Park in August 2004 after recovering from a serious back injury that had threatened his career as a teenager. He went on to enjoy a brief loan spell at Bristol City that year, before returning to Upton Park and grabbing an opportunity to establish himself as a key part of Alan Pardew's team during the promotion success via the play-offs at the end of the 2004-05 campaign. Indeed, it was the solid central defensive partnership he formed with his former youth-team colleague Anton Ferdinand that many people pointed out as a key factor in our triumphant finish to the season. The arrival of Danny Gabbidon and James Collins from Cardiff City curtailed his first-team opportunities at the beginning of the 2005-06 campaign, although he made his Premiership debut as a substitute in the 2-1 home defeat against Bolton Wanderers in August, before heading out on loan again in November, this time to Championship side Plymouth Argyle. The Harrow-born youngster made a big impression at Home Park, winning an immediate place in the team and making 16 appearances as Tony Pulis's team pushed themselves to the verge of the play-off places, before Alan Pardew recalled him at the end of his three-month temporary spell. Elliott was handed his second Premiership appearance in February - against Bolton again - but endured a torrid time as Hammers slumped to a 4-1 defeat, and didn't appear again until the final stages of the season, when injuries to Anton Ferdinand, Gabbidon and Collins saw him step in for the 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool and the 1-0 win in our final away game against West Bromwich Albion. With no guarantee of regular Premiership action the following season, Elliott made it clear that he would prefer to head elsewhere in search of first-team football. Completed a £1million transfer to Championship side Coventry City on the 16th June 2006. Loan spells with Doncaster Rovers and Preston North End before joining Norwich City in May 2010.

740. Mark NOBLE (2004 -    )

Academy graduate Mark Noble joined the Hammers 1st July 2003 and became one of the major success stories of the 2004/05 season for West Ham culminating in the Play-Off Final victory over Preston North End at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff. Made his debut in the senior team at the age of just 17 in the League Cup in August 2004 in a 2–0 win against Southend United and his league debut in the Championship in January 2005, in a 4–2 defeat away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 2006 he had loan spells with Hull City and Ipswich Town to gain more experience. Returned to established himself in the West Ham team. An experienced former England Under-21 midfielder, Noble had been part of teh Hammers’ promotion from the Championship and ‘Great Escape’ from relegation from the Premier League in May 2007. After scoring on his 100th appearance for the club at Blackburn Rovers in March 2009, Noble continued to be an important member of teh first-team squad. Won his first Hammer of the Year award and also picked up the Individual Performance of teh Season award for his two-goal display against Nottingham Forest on 21 January 2012. Played a major role in helping West Ham back to the Premier League with his performance against Blackpool in the Play-Off Final at Wembley 19th May 2012.

=741 CALUM DAVENPORT (2004 & 2007 - 2010)

=741 CARL FLETCHER (2004-2006)

England Under-21 international who progressed through the ranks to make his senior debut for already-relegated Coventry City on the final day of the 2000/01 season in a 0-0 Premiership draw with Bradford City. Joined Tottenham Hotspur in August 2004 for £3.5m and appeared for four different clubs during the 2004-05 campaign. After Spurs had signed the giant central-defender they immediately off-loaded him on loan the the Hammers. Calum made his West Ham bow against Sheffield United in a 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane 11th September 2004. Having performed brilliantly and making a total of 10 Coca-Cola appearances the North London club recalled him back to White Hart Lane.

Born: Surrey Heath 04/07/1980

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Born: Bellshill, Glasgow 19/02/1972

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Born: Lambeth, South London 08/09/1969

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Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina 10/03/1973

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Born: Hammersmith. London 10/03/1976

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Another of the Welsh contingent to arrive at Upton Park under Alan Pardew. Fletch joined from Bournemouth for £275,000 in August 2004, where he had previously worked with Hammers first-team coach Peter Grant. Carl began his career with the Cherries in 1997 and went on to make 192 League appearances at Dean Court, captaining them to promotion in 2002. Hammers debut in the Coca-Cola Championship against  Sheffield United in a 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane 11th September 2004. Comfortable as a midfielder or in the centre of defence, Carl was a versatile member of Alan Pardew’s squad who came into the side to such memorable effect in the Play-off semi-final second leg victory over Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Unable to gain a first-team spot in the newly promoted side, Fletch was loaned out to Watford in September 2005 for a month. Upon his return from Vicarage Road in October 2005, he made 12 league appearances for West Ham. On 13th May 2006, Fletcher was drafted into the West Ham team to face Liverpool in the FA Cup Final due to the suspension of Hayden Mullins. Despite ending on the losing side, he still contributed to one of the best FA Cup finals of modern times. The FA Cup final proved to be his last competitive match for the Hammers, however, as he signed for Crystal Palace in that summer, for £400,000

743. Malky MACKAY ... (2004 - 2005)

Mackay began his career in his native Scotland, coming through the youth ranks of Queen's Park, before joining Scottish giants Celtic in the summer of 1993. He made only 46 appearances in 5 years with the Glasgow club, and in September 1998 moved to England, joining Norwich City for a fee of £350,000 after a one-game loan spell. At the end of the 2001/02 season Norwich fans voted Mackay in second place in the voting for Norwich City player of the year. In the 2003/04 season, his sixth at Norwich, the club was promoted to the Premier League after winning Division One, however he was released by Norwich at the end of the season. After being released, Mackay signed for West Ham United for £400,00 in August 2004. Made his initial Hammers debut as an 87th minute substitute against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in a 2-1 victory 11th September 2004. He made atotal of 22 league and cup games and scored two goals for the Hammers, although none after March, as West Ham reached the play-offs, beating Preston North End in the final to reach the Premier League. Again, Mackay was released before playing a top flight game. Mackay was picked up by Watford on a free transfer in July 2005.

744. Chris POWELL ... (2004 - 2005)

Started his football career with Crystal Palace before joining Southend United on a free transfer. The former Southend defender had cost £750,00 when he moved from them to Derby County in January 1996. Chris became Charlton Athletics record signing at £825,000 when he became Alan Curbishley’s first recruit after the club were promoted to the Premiership in 1998. Capped by England five times and made his international bow in a 3-0 friendly win against Spain on 28th February 2001. Made more than 200 starts for Charlton, and had just signed a new one-year contract when the Hammers took him on loan 10th September 2004 and later signed on a free transfer 17th December 2004. Made his West Ham debut in a 1-0 victory against Rotherham United at Upton Park Coca-Cola Championship game 14th September 2004. Helped the Hammers back to Premiership status by beating Preston North End in the end of season Play-off Final at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff. Widely expected to agree a new deal with the club after seeing his short-term contract come to an end. However, the arrival of his former Addicts’ team-mate Paul Konchesky pushed him down the pecking order in the left-back spot and rejoined the Addicts on a free transfer 11th July 2005. Later played for Watford, Charlton (again), and Leicester City.

=745. Mauricio TARICCO ... (2004)

Mauricio was born in Buenos Aires, and he moved to England in September 1994 when he signed for Ipswich Town from Argentinos Juniors. Transferred to Tottenham Hotspur in November 1998. A steady player who really uses his experience, knows when to sit and mark and when is the right time to break forward. Comfortable on the ball and a versatile player who could play on either flank, in defence or midfield. Signed for the Hammers on a free transfer from Spurs on the 19th November 2004 and made his West Ham debut against Millwall two days later. Forced to retire from the game after 27 minutes after an injury in the 0-1 defeat at the New Den. Mauricio Taricco had his contract at West Ham terminated by mutual consent a week after joining the club. Taricco, 31, decided to quit after the injury against Millwall which could keep him out for eight weeks. The Argentine defender suffered a hamstring tear and decided to have his contract terminated to enable manager Alan Pardew to bring in someone else. "This is one of the most honest acts I have experienced," said Pardew. "When Tanno knew he was going to be out for so long, he felt very uncomfortable about the situation and came to me offering to terminate his contract. "He didn't have to make that decision which shows that his character and personality off the pitch is far removed from the image sometimes portrayed." Taricco, who started over 125 games during a frustrating six-year spell at Tottenham, was hoping to resurrect his career at Upton Park and was naturally devastated with the news of his injury. "I came to West Ham United to be of service to the club, and I obviously won't be able to contribute if I'm having treatment for over two months," he said.

=745. Darren POWELL ... (2004)

Born: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales 20/07/1980

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Born: Camberwell, London 20/08/1975

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747. Gavin WILLIAMS ... (2004 - 2005)

Darren was signed on loan from Crystal Palace as cover for the suspended Hayden Mullins on the 19th November 2004. He made his West Ham debut two days later at Millwall in a 0-1 reverse. He began his League careerwhen he joined Third Division Brentford from Isthmian League Hampton For £15,000 in July 1988. In August 2002 he signed for Crystal Palace for £400,000. Darren notched the vital last gasp goal in the 2004 Play-off Semi-Final Second-leg versus Sunderland that forced the saga into extra time and a subsequent penalty shoot-out as the Ewagles won their way back to the Premiership at Hammers’ expense in the Play-off Final at Cardiff in May 2004. After promotion, he fell out of favour and spent a month with the Hammers. In July 2005 ne was out of contract and signed for Harry Redknapp at Southampton on a Bosman free transfer. Later played for Derby County.

Williams started his career as a YTS player at Hereford United having previously trained with Cardiff City. Made his first team debut at the age of 17. Having played 121 games and scoring 27 goals he moved to Hereford’s rivals Yeovil Town for the 2002-03 season. At Huish Park he was an integral part in the squad which in that season gained promotion to the football league for the first time. It wasn’t long before the Hammers decided to swoop for him, purchasing him in December 2004 for £250,000. Gavin made his Hammers debut on the Boxing Day 2004, coming on as a substitute against Nottingham Forest in a 3-2 win. He made a further ten appearances in West Ham colours, as they gained promotion to the Premiership scoring his only goal against Leeds United on the way. By November 2005 he was loaned out to Ipswich Town after struggling to gain a first-team place. The loan spell was a success and the deal was made permanent in January 2006 for a fee of £300,000.

748. Shaun NEWTON ... (2005 - 2007)

Newton began his career at the Valley as a 16-year-old trainee and made his debut aged just 17. He went on to make over 250 appearances for the London outfit. His consistent performances as a youngster earned him three England U-21 caps. In 2001 he left the Addicks to join Wolves on a four-year contract for a fee of £850,000, plus a possible further £300,000 depending on appearances. A speedy winger, Newton made himself an instant hit with the Molineux faithful, scoring on his debut against Portsmouth. He played an important role in earning them promotion in 2003, but couldn't save them from going straight back down a year later. In March 2005 he left Wolves to sign for West Ham for an initial fee of £10,000 and was quickly nicknamed 10K by the fans in reference to his fee, which later rose to £125,000. Made his Hammers debut against Reading at the Madejski Stadium in a 1-3 defeat 12th March 2005. Newton became an integral part of Alan Pardew's side as they reached the Barclays Premiership through the play-offs. In July 2006, his career was derailed when he was banned for seven months, backdated to 20th May 2006, after testing positive for cocaine following West Ham’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Middlesbrough in April 2006. He remained with the club during his ban, but only made five further appearances. He joined Leicester City on loan in March 2007 until the end of the season, a move made permanent in the close season.

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