Monday, 30 January 2012

Ze Eduardo

Brazilian striker Ze Eduardo is expected to arrive in London later today in order to join West Ham on loan for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old forward, who is currently contracted to Italian side Genoa will arrive in the capital later today ahead of a medical that will see him join the Hammers for the remainder of the 2011/12 campaign.

Astonishingly, West Ham will become Ze Eduardo's sixteenth club in just seven years should he complete the move - and the eleventh club he has joined on loan since starting his pro career in Brazil with Palmeiras in 2004.

His showed good form when he scored 10 in 29 games for Santos (2010-11). While at the club he won the Copa do Brasil and the 2011 Copa Libertadores Final, which Santos won 2–1 over Uruguayan side PeƱarol. He was sold to Genoa but has only started four games this season.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Ernie Gregory

Sorry to hear about the death of Ernie Gregory. Jim O'Halloran tells an interesting story about Gregory and Ted Hufton: "When I was a kid in the fifties Ernie Gregory was my hero. I waited outside the stadium after a match to get Ernie's signature . He had an old man with him and he said "You don't want my autograph son, you want his." Who is he?" I asked. "Ted Hufton the greatest goalie ever" said Ernie. It meant nothing to me and I persisted after Ernie's signature but he refused. Having never seen Hufton, in my books Ernie was the bees knees."