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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

RapidHammer Featuring On "Bubbleview"

Some weeks ago I received an eMail by West Ham-fellow blogger Joppe asking me if I would consider to write a piece in English on young Georg Grasser for his blog Bubbleview.
It was a joy to for me to do so especially as Austrian midfielder Georg Grasser just had been called up to the Austrian Under 19-team and had featured on West Ham's official website some days ago.
My German speaking readers will already know most of the article but I thought it would be interesting for some of my readers to read the post in English. And besides, Joppe (who's running one of my favourite West Ham blogs!) has written a very nice introduction to it.

Here's the article from Bubbleview:

"To be part of a West Ham community is a cool thing. This article is by fellow blogger RapidHammer, and some of it appeared on his brilliant blog albeit in German (see my site-list). RapidHammer was kind enough to translate it for Bubbleview. Enjoy his article and information! "

The first team from Europe that was able to gain victory on professional level against an English side was a team from Austria, “Hakoah Vienna”. The English club defeated on its own ground by 0-5 in 1923 was West Ham United. Some 85 years later a young midfielder from Austria came to East London to prove again that Austrian players are able to compete at the highest level.
Georg Grasser tells us how his transfer to West Ham United was made possible, which are the main differences between England and Austria and what goals the young midfielder has set. He spoke to Austrian blogger

In autumn 2007 a youth team from the academy of Grazer AK played three friendlies in London against Tottenham, Charlton and West Ham. Georg Grasser, a left footed midfielder, impressed in the game against West Ham and got invited to East London for a one week trial. In August 2008 Georg Grasser’s transfer from GAK to West Ham’s “Academy of Football” was effected and the then 17 year old moved from the Styrian capital Graz to East London. ...

-> CONTINUED on "Bubbleview": click HERE !


Joppe - said...

I just hope I can do you as nice a favour one day.


Anonymous said...

Georg Grasser can also play left back. Maybe he'd be a good back-up for Ilunga!