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Dean Ashton Memorial Thread

by tj_hammers (U13979050) 11 December 2009
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Most are just hearing the news that Dean Ashton has officialy retired.

Sad news for everyone in the country. A wonderful player who potentially could have been an international superstar and would no doubt of been leading the line with Wayne Rooney in South Africa this summer.

Its been a tough time for us West Ham fans and with this news aswel its a case of what could go wrong next.

But to stay positive i thought it would be good for everyone to share their memories of Deano and we can all remember how much of an absolute legend he really was.

And secondly is he really going to open that Pizza Shop in Basildon????

We all live in hope.

Thanks Deano

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posted Dec 11, 2009

Yes thats it bbc hide my comment only as i speak the truth, phillips should of apolagised hours ago he is a disgrace to football and has ruined ashtons career its a burden he wil have to live with

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posted Dec 11, 2009

A true legend

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posted Dec 11, 2009

Such a shame that Ashton`s career has been curtailed due to injury. He was a terrific player who in my opinion had the potential to be an outstanding centre-forward not only for England but for a top four side in the Champions League.
His playing style combined the qualities of Shearer and Sheringham. The lack of a quality target man sticks out like a sore thumb in the current England squad. We are having to make do with mediocrity like Heskey, Crouch and Carlton Cole. It is that dire that even Zamora is being talked about as a possibility. Ashton could have been the answer but for injury.

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posted Dec 12, 2009

Are people talking about the same Dean Ashton here!!!

He was average, very average. You'd swear Maradona had just retired!

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comment by Tommo (U14049745)

posted Dec 12, 2009

Very sad to hear his retirement this morning. He was a good player and a great finisher of the ball, which scared the hell out of me when he played against us!

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posted Dec 12, 2009

I sympathise with Ashton, as I've broken my ankle twice and it really doesn't feel the same after. Can't imagine how it must feel to play at that level of intensity after that kind of injury. Worst of all, he probably hadn't even hit his peak. Hopefully he will go into coaching as he still has a lot to offer the game.

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comment by Alex (U13787831)

posted Dec 12, 2009

A very sad day for football! No player should retire at the age of 26, but Ashton had to because if he played again he may never walk again. This is truely an upsetting time for Dean Ashton and West Ham United. He will be so missed. Greatest achievement of his life was playing for us in the 2006 FA Cup Final and scoring. Truely a great football character and everyone at West Ham wishes him well in his future and he'll always be apart of The Hammers. DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO! DEANO!

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posted Dec 13, 2009

Very sorry to hear this but not suprised. Having had a bimalleolar fracture (broken on both sides)and wrecked the tendons and ligaments of the ankle, I can vouch for the problems it leaves you with.

Anyone who even tries to get back into a contact sport after such an injury has my admiration, it's not something I would ever had considered.

Anyone who uses the phrase 'only a broken ankle' should do a rethink. It is entirely possible to have the foot amputated if the circulation is damaged at the time so it's not an injury to dismiss lightly, those that have minor fractures and no damage to ligaments & tendons can count themselves relatively lucky. Being pinned and plated on both sides I am left with restricted movement and the prospect of painful arthritis in older years and it feels like I have an alien life form stuck onto the end of my leg. So please, stop the cheap shots (some of you), it's debilitating and painful and not something I would wish on anyone else.

Best wishes for whatever future you decide on Dean.

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posted Dec 13, 2009

dublinmanc - just because your still sour we knocked you out all them years ago :P

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posted Dec 13, 2009

Don't you just LOVE it when we beat them?

especially when it stops em doing the double and when Ince is playing or Bruce

Bartez, Bartez gis a wave laugh

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