2nd in a series of songs done about some footie players which at that moment…
I remember seeing Bobby Zamora playing – and scoring often – at Brighton. I thought at the time that he was a good future prospect.
He went there at first on loan from Bristol Rovers and in his 6 games he scored 6 goals. After this Brighton were quick to sign him permanently. Zamora spent a further three seasons with them and in his 186 appearances he scored 70 goals.
This sort of form obviously gets you noticed by the bigger clubs and one came knocking in the form of Glenn Hoddle and Spurs, but the big move wasn’t a good one for Bobby. He failed to settle and in January 2004 he was sold to West Ham, a club which he is a lifelong fan.
This move seemed to be the one. He spent four years there and in 2006 with the future looking bright Bobby signed an extended contract with the Hammers, keeping him there until 2011.
He said at the time:
“I’m delighted to have extended my contract and I’m now looking forward to spending my long-term future at Upton Park. I’ve been here for almost three years now, and there is really no other place I would rather be. This is my club and wearing a claret and blue shirt is all I have ever wanted to do.”
Everything and everybody was happy, including one musical fan who recorded a re-worded classic song, first sung about him by some Brighton fans a few years before…
|» Mark Adams – That’s Zamora|
But sadly these happy moments wouldn’t last. In December of 2008 there was speculation linking him to a move to Fulham. At the time Curbs (the then manager) said that he wouldn’t sell. Seven months later. He was gone.
Extra Time: The original:» Dean Martin – That’s Amore