Hammers sign Diamanti

West Ham have eased their striking problems with the signing of Livorno forward Alessandro Diamanti. The 26-year-old, who joins the Upton Park club for an undisclosed fee, has signed a five-year contract with the Hammers...

Mattia Fontana of Eurosport's Italian website gives us the lowdown on the new Hammer:

Diamanti is an incredibly talented forward, a 'number ten' if you like.

He is perfect in a 4-3-3 formation so Gianfranco Zola could play Luis Jimenez and Diamanti behind Carlton Cole.

He is fast, his ball-control is simply amazing and his shot, always with his left foot, is powerful. He loves to shoot from distance and is also a free-kick specialist.

The big question, for me, is about his character. Diamanti is a bit 'crazy', similar to Paolo Di Canio if I was to draw a comparison.
You had me at "free-kick specialist".


  1. lets see :)

  2. You used the 'You had me at' joke earlier this week. Time to break out some new material.

  3. You had me at "'crazy', similar to Paolo Di Canio". LOL LOL

  4. I thought the repetition WAS the joke.

    *sigh* I guess they can't all be winners.

  5. you had me at "you had me at."

  6. I get the repetition, but didn't think it worked. I appreciate what you guys do, but I don't fawn over everything like some of your apologists.

    You and Neal are definitely more diligent with this website than on yahoo! It's good to have the info. Keep it up.

    And I saw the 'bring back the yids' comment on the Yahoo! blog. But Neal isn't Jewish.

  7. I missed that comment. Besides, Neal is an Arsenal fan so that's just insulting. ;-)