Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - West Ham United

Your complete guide to the Hammers' players, formation and chances in the new season

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Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - West Ham United
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Radio Times staff

HOME GROUND: The Boleyn Ground

MANAGER: Sam Allardyce


LAST SEASON'S STATS

Championship: 3rd

FA Cup: 3rd Round

League Cup: 1st Round

Europe: Did not qualify

Top Scorer (all comps): Carlton Cole, 15

SQUAD

KEEPERS

13 Stephen Henderson    

22 Jussi Jaaskelainen

Raphael Spiegel

DEFENDERS

2 Winston Reid

3 George McCartney

5 James Tomkins

17 Joey O'Brien

19 James Collins

20 Guy Demel

27 Jordan Spence

43 Callum Driver

48 Daniel Potts

MIDFIELDERS

4 Kevin Nolan

10 Jack Collison

14 Matthew Taylor    

16 Mark Noble

32 Gary O'Neil

44 George Moncur

Mohamed Diame

FORWARDS

7 Sam Baldock

8 Nicky Maynard

9 Carlton Cole

11 Modibo Maiga

12 Ricardo Vaz Te

26 Brian Montenegro

30 Frederic Piquionne

38 Dylan Tombides


MARK NOBLE

STAR MAN: MARK NOBLE

Nobes is vital to the Hammers – West Ham won 57% of their games last season when he was in the side, but won only 20% of games when Noble wasn’t in the team

SUPER SKIPPER: KEVIN NOLAN

West Ham’s captain first played in the Premier League 11 years ago – his experience is vital and he has formed a great partnership with Noble in the middle of the park

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: James Collins (Aston Villa, £2.5m), Modibo Maiga (Sochaux, £5m), Stephen Henderson (Portsmouth, £600,000), George McCartney (Sunderland, free), Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton, free), Mohamed Diame (Wigan, free), Raphael Spiegel (Grasshoppers, £200,000)

OUT: Robert Green (QPR, free), Julien Faubert (Elazigspor, free), Frank Nouble (Wolves, free), Freddie Sears (Colchester, free), Abdoulaye Faye (Hull, free), John Carew (released), Papa Bouba Diop (released), Ravel Morrison (Birmingham, loan)

STRONGEST LINEUP

[GK] JAASKELAINEN

[RB] DEMEL

[CB] COLLINS

[CB] TOMKINS

[LB] MCCARTNEY

[RM] COLLISON

[CM] NOBLE

[CM] NOLAN

[LM] TAYLOR

[CF] VAZ TE

[CF] MAIGA

4-4-2

Style: Physical side who'll use the width of the pitch

TOP 3 TWITTER STARS

1 CARLTON COLE - 48,887 followers

2 WINSTON REID - 13,835 followers

3 RICARDO VAZ TE - 3,541 followers


RATINGS

DEFENCE: 5

MIDFIELD: 7

ATTACK: 6

OVERALL: 6


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