Thursday, 10 December 2009
Birmingham's Bowyer With Point To Prove
I never wanted the guy at West Ham personally, but given he was on our books and we were paying him a salary, I considered Zola's decision to virtually completely overlook Lee Bowyer utterly perverse. With our midfield barely able to scrape together a goal between them, Bowyer was first ignored and then sent out on loan. It seems amazing that in 2008/09, Bowyer was allowed just five starts before being offloaded, with a further 2 appearances as substitute. Even on that meagre diet of appearances, Bowyer still managed to contribute a goal, albeit against the mighty Macclesfield in the League Cup.
Zola only allowed Bowyer to complete a full 90 minutes once and yet, this season, he has performed an important role for Birmingham, typically contributing some vital goals from midfield. He is bound to be fully charged for the clash at the weekend, desperate to prove Zola wrong for dumping him so unceremoniously.
But with Bowyer, that could be to our advantage of course. Yellow and red cards are always a possibility for Bowyer and, when excited, logic and reason tend to go out of the window as he gets lost not in a red mist but a purple fog. I hope he has an old score to settle with somebody in our midfield. In fact, given their punch up at Newcastle when they were on the same side, it might be worth picking Dyer from the start on the basis that he will break a leg soon anyway, so we might as well get Bowyer sent off early doors in the process!
Perhaps Zola could reveal on the eve of the match that Dyer has Asian parents? That might bring Bruver Bowyer out punching and kicking!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:39