UK time is: 05:08:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bowyer Joins Hammers

West Ham boss Alan Pardew believes Lee Bowyer is ready to turn over a new leaf after moving to Upton Park from Newcastle.

Neither club has made mention of a price for the former Leeds and Charlton player, and it appears that Newcastle have simply been happy to get Bowyer's wages off their books.

Newcastle will receive a share of any fee West Ham receive, should Bowyer leave them. He arrives in east London with a warning to be on his best behaviour for West Ham.

Bowyer's career has been littered with indiscretions and controversy, but manager Pardew said: 'He has taken a pay cut to join West Ham, and that says it all to me.

'He wants to play in the claret and blue because this is where he is from and he can see where this club is going. All those incidents that Lee has been involved with down the years have taught him lessons and everyone deserves another chance.

'I will not tolerate any other incidents, he now needs to have a clean bill of health. We had a fantastic disciplinary record last season - one sending-off all year speaks for itself. Lee needs to understand they are the standards we have set and I expect him to abide by them.'

The 29-year-old midfielder, capped once by England, had a six-month stint with the Hammers in 2003 before moving to St James' Park.

He now returns to Upton Park and said: 'I am desperate to do well for West Ham. I loved my time at Newcastle but this is my club. I didn't play well last time. I had a bad ankle injury and kept playing on it which was to nobody's benefit. I see this as unfinished business - I want to show the Hammers fans what I can do.

'When Alan Pardew came in for me there was never going to be any other outcome.'

Glenn Roeder: 'Lee did well for me for three months at the end of last season. I tried to persuade him to stay in the north, but he was extremely keen to move back to London, and in my experience, you do not get the best out of players in those circumstances.

'So I consider it the best thing to let him return to the south. There is no point in keeping any player who may be unhappy for whatever reason.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 9 2006

Time: 12:08PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)

From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Who Could We Get? Gimme A Name! (Monday April 14 2014)

Stoke v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday April 12 2014)

Stoke v NUFC Match Thread (Saturday April 12 2014)

NUFC's Real Policy (Friday April 11 2014)

Krul Intentions (Friday April 11 2014)

French Dictating The Play (Friday April 11 2014)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 236
2. officemonkey 235
3. Rexn 178
4. BLACKBOB 167
5. Platinii 124
6. nufc_carl88 108
7. OldLeazes 87
8. Bruce68 85
9. ukrocks0007 82
10. Chief_Brody 73

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 34 13 9 12 5 48
9. Newcastle 34 14 4 16 -14 46
10. Stoke 34 11 10 13 -10 43
11. Crystal Palace 34 12 4 18 -14 40
12. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37

Breaking League News

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler
Newcastle : 16/04/2014 23:36:00
Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 23:24:00
Crystal Palace : 16/04/2014 22:18:00
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 22:17:00
Liverpool: Manchester City Drop Points!
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 22:14:00
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future
Cardiff : 16/04/2014 21:59:00
Man City : 16/04/2014 21:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 21%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 79%