Thank you, Robert Green


It’s no secret that Robert Green’s contract is set to expire in the summer and it looks as if he may well be finally leaving Upton Park. In January; when West Ham were top of the nPower Championship and looking certainties for promotion; it was heavily rumoured that if the Hammers did as expected and bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt then Greeno would sign.

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However,with Upton Park no longer an attraction for the home players and the current form simply too inconsistent for play off glory, it appears that we may be saying goodbye to our number one in a matter of weeks.

A fantastic goalkeeper in his spell in East London, Green arrived from Norwich City hoping to simply become West Ham’s first choice stopper, but an immense period of form and with Premier League goalkeepers flopping around him, Green was handed the chance to keep goal for his country too. Everyone at Upton Park knows that on his day, Green is one of the best keepers in the country, in my opinion only behind Joe Hart in the England pecking order.

At the start of this campaign, Sam Allardyce convinced Green to stay, promising promotion and a chance to return to international football as soon as possible. Obviously the promotion is looking touch and go, but Green was called up by Fabio Capello this season for England duty, that, we all hoped would settle him down tocontinue to focus on West Ham. But, rumours over the past few days suggest that even if the Hammers are promoted, Green will still leave when his contract runs out and search for a new challenge.

Do you blame him?

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Going into the World Cup in South Africa, this time two years ago, Green was performing admirably for the Hammers in the Premier League and safety was secured yet again after a decent season at Upton Park. Green had two years remaining on his contract and everything was rosy. However, we all know what happened to Green against the USA at the World Cup. The howler, which is rare in Rob Green’s case;started a dip in form and confidence for the stopper who can win games for WestHam single handily at times.

Relegation last year and being dropped by England summed up Green’s confidence levels and chants of ‘Dont go Greeno’ rang around Upton Park early this season to convince him to stay. But even if West Ham do go up this season, this side would be slaughtered by 90% of what it comes up against without heavy investment and Green can see that. Even our results against the two best teams in the Championship show our frailties, three defeats and a draw.

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He was loyal enough to stay this season, but I don’t blame Green for wanting to leave, even if West Ham do win the play offs. I can’t see Spurs being after him, as they were two years ago, but any side from seventh down in the Premier League could do a lot worse than seeing Green progress throughout his prime of his career.

Thanks for your service Greeno, it has been much appreciated!

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  • colin0908 says:

    I can only thank Rob Green for the work and effort that he as given to us. I really would love him to stay and still hope he does. If he thinks it is time to go, we can only thank him and wish him luck. I cannot think of any other club out there that he will be No1 in? You see players move and disappear and it is even harder for goalkeepers, if he stays his status will be raised and that lasts a lifetime, even after the playing career ends. I hope there is no dream move and we can keep hold of Rob and he becomes a LEGEND.

  • linda hales says:

    Please stay Robert, you are a Legend & a Great Goalkeeper for Us!! You will still play for England no matter where you play

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