Byram on the brink

ByramWest Ham new boy Sam Byram will need to be on his very best behaviour until the start of the April.

The ¬£3.8 million right back found himself back in the referee’s black book yesterday which leaves him staring at a two game suspension should he stray the wrong side of the law again.

He was booked on his debut and was once again¬†guilty of a mistimed tackle during the second half at St Mary’s which had ref Mark Clattenberg reaching for a yellow card.

It all means that he’s now on nine yellow cards for the season and he is not clear of possible suspension until accumulated cards are waived on Sunday 2nd April.

Byram is of course unavailable for the Liverpool replay on Tuesday evening as he is cup-tied and thankfully the manager claimed that James Tomkins’ injury is only relatively minor and he should be ready to return quickly.


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5 comments on “Byram on the brink

  1. Well he can’t play on Tuesday, I just feel yesterday he tried too hard, again on another forum, the doubters were out already, he is not good enough, Rubbish, he has to learn and develop he has made a big step up!

  2. He is a great signing and like all defenders he has a bite in his tackle he must control himself which will come with age,
    His ability going forward is in no doubt, he is the next Cressie in the making,
    The same doubters are also Hippo fans looking for any negative things they can find,the Saints are not a rubbish side and we were the best side for 80 minutes but could not score

  3. Bubs, you said “we were the best side for 80 minutes but could not score”, well I think it goes rather deeper than that. We just didn’t have the guile to break down a very well organized Southampton defence. I watched Leicester beat Man City and they were frightening when they broke forward with movement and speed. I just didn’t see enough movement in our team for Payet to release penetrating through balls yesterday.

    I also think that Byram was trying too hard to impress. He has a perfect role model in Creswell if wants to cement a first team place. I just hope that, for now, he’ll keep doing the basic stuff and do it consistently. Having said that, I do realise that Creswell is perhaps one in a million.

  4. Spin don’t disagree with any of your comments just was not our day,just think the Noble,Song thing is not going to work and showed how much we missed Kouayte and Lanzini,
    For me we need a real ball winner who then releases the ball to Payet ,Valencia and Lanzini and Obiang fits the bill
    We seem to be trying to hard to make Song a principal in the team and prove Mark has to be a starter,
    Agree with you about Byram and think we need to integrate him this term not in the future and maybe Tomo needs to go back with Reid as Ginge has had two sloppy games on the row,but not possible on Tue,
    Lanzini must play and be signed as soon as possible to take the heat off Payet

    • Yes, Lanzini and Payet are definitely on the same wave-length. Valencia too, I think.

      I have questioned the role of Song in our current set up. If he’s not the ball winner, what is he? I’d like to see Obiang replacing Noble in some games. Automatic selection often robs a player of his edge.

      I like Ginge as a no-nonsense player but he does tend to switch off from time to time, especially when the defence is not under continuous pressure.

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