Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Z-man on target & transfer news

Bobby Zamora earned West Ham a 1-1 draw with nine-man ADO Den Haag overnight, scoring an 80th minute goal to make it 7 games unbeaten for the Irons. Den Haag got through the defence on the hour mark and Shaun Newton missed a penalty before Bobby Z rifled in a shot ten minutes before time. The Hammers missed several other opportunities but Den Haag managed to hold on for the draw. Shaka Hislop made his return in goal while Clive Clark and Yossi Benayoun also played.

TEAMTalk says that Alan Pardew has admitted that he doesn't want to pay Milan Baros's wages, fearing that such a signing could trigger a "wage spiral". So now the papers are linking us with 21-year-old Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who currently plies his trade with Monaco but is unhappy with his place in the squad. The hitman, variously reported as 6'3" and 6'5", is a regular for his club but wants an improved contract, and Monaco boss Didier "Beaker" Deschamps won't come to the party. West Ham's main opponents in the battle for the £6 million rated striker are Aston Villa and, worryingly, Arsenal, who reportedly have already had an offer turned down.

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