Byram debut – how the fans reacted

Sam Byram was launched into the deep end on Saturday evening against one of the Premier League’s top sides.
It was an entirely unexpected debut for the recently signed right back who appeared for Carl Jenkinson after he had given away a penalty and went off injured.
Fans at the ClaretandHugh site and Facebook Group have reacted to the 22 year old’s performance.
Here are a selection of their comments.
506426388O Watched him in his interview. He looks so young yet such a mature performance yesterday. Well done Sam Byram 
O A brilliant mature debut. Got to be one of the best I have seen. A pure bonus. Well done young man. Sometimes it helps to be thrown in at the deep end and you played very well against a top side.
O You’re one of us now and you know what we are all about, You won’t find this at any other club. Great debut, great signing

O I thought he was outstanding & I can barely remember him doing anything wrong at all. His passing was great and he looked cool and calm … A wonderful start for him in the Claret & Blue

O Very impressed with this player. Looked as if he had been with us for ages. No integration issues, no pace problems, just a little inexperienced on a couple of plays. Did not deserve a yellow at all,


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9 comments on “Byram debut – how the fans reacted

  1. What I loved about him was he never looked in a panic he was composed at all times and for a youngsters PL debut against a team like Man City that is special 🙂

  2. A brilliant debut, he looked right at home, it bodes well for next year!

    Obviously he found the pace and intensity a bit of an issue towards the end of the game but that’ll be sorted out fairly easily!

  3. Bye bye jenks !!!!!!! The boy did good didn’t he , tommo and slim have made it there’s!!!
    End of .

  4. I feel sorry for Jenks. He’s not played well this season, and Saturday summed it up for me. I suspect we’ll keep him until the Summer, at which point he’ll go back to Arsenal devoid of any confidence and totally lost. Whoever advised him to sign again with Arsenal rather than join us permanently should be feeling a little guilty at the moment.

    Sam Byram on the other hand looked full of confidence and maturity and I was thoroughly delighted for him, and us. I know it’s only (almost) one game, but alongside Cressie and Antonio, he makes up a trio of excellent Championship signings. I’m excited by our club policy of signing the cream of the crop from the Championship – it bodes well for our future. COYI

  5. It was a great debut, he is young and no doubt will have different tests to face, lets hope he is given a crack at it, hopefully we can do something with Oxford also to get him some game time.

  6. Perfect debut. Like Cresswell, he might need some shepherding in at 1st. Looking superb.
    One for the future? One for now!
    Anyone see the ridiculously low player & entertainment scores in the Sun? Ridiculously low, yet both managers commented on what an entertaining game it was. SO YET AGAIN, their reporter must have gone home and made it up. Doesn’t bother me, but does call into question the integrity of the whole dream team game. Come on ‘The Sun’; you can be better than that.
    As for us? One of the best games I have ever seen at the Boleyn.
    Happy happy Hammers! COYI!

  7. Copy that Buddy L.
    I feel for Jenkinson. He ONLY loyally wanted to be loaned back to the Hammers when other deals were on. Effectively he’s been shafted by Wenger’s greed in demanding he sign a new contact. It saddens me to see our fans giving him grief. He doesn’t deserve it. He’s not THAT bad anyway. Because he is a loan player, he gets even more grief from fans (especially in Chav Corner in their pink tutus and gold stilettos – and very resplendent they look too!).
    I hope he can get his confidence back and SOME game time before the loan ends; he’s a good lad….and that he stops giving away penalties!

  8. I would not get too carried away just yet, I thought he looked good on the ball and he was more forward thinking than Jenks but I thought he could have done better defensively e.g. his positioning for the Chelsea equaliser was poor, if he was more aware and had seen the possible danger then I would be happier – now before anyone has a go I know I am being probably too critical. Encouraging but my concern is his defending and consistency but I hope he proves me wrong.

  9. When did we play Chelski did I go on a endear and miss some games our we top of the table yet,
    He makes a great duo with Antonio both will work that right touch line and when he comes forward he will know Antonio has his back and with Jenks now confident in all 4 back positions we have great cover,
    Agree would like to see Oxford and Cullen get on the pitch but it’s hard Ogbonna and Obiang had done no wrong but sat out last week I just hope we are not keeping them fit to sell one to cover buying the Turk up front,unless Ogbonna is going and Cooper of Reading is coming in,

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