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Oxford could make history

OxfordIf 16 year old Reece Oxford comes on as a substitute at Anfield today he will make Premier League history by being the youngest player by 22 days to play in the Premier League.

The current record holder is Matthew Briggs who was 16 years and 65 days when he turned out for Fulham against Middlesborough on 3rd May 2007 to become the youngest player. Now age 23 he plays for Millwall although he is currently on loan to Colchester United.

Sixteen-year-old Oxford is already recognised as one of the country’s major defensive talents and has already captained the England under-17 team. The defender signed a new long-term contract out on the pitch at the Boleyn Ground at half time on the night the Hammers defeated Everton on penalties in the FA Cup.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Oxford could make history

  1. How much longer is the board going to tolerate BFS completely inane abilities to manage this club. At one goal down he takes off Amalfitano !!! then Carroll gets injured, and then Collins so we end up with a lack lustre inept shambles of a side parading 2 right backs and no chance to get back in the game. Noble doesn’t start ???? and Poyet doesn’t get a look in !!!. What is his agenda ….gutted a real chance to put history to bed and BFS cocks up again.

  2. The guys an idiot,33% possesion,2 shots on target.Nolan plays the full game again.Even if Sakho had been there he wouldnt have played him & Valencia together.Sometimes i think i must have imagined when we were scoring goals for fun away from home.Football pundits calling us a very dangerous side with the attack we had.We have now only once scored more than one goal away from home since Carroll returned.Surely The Davids can see the differnce.This season is going to go down the pan quickly & it will be a massive shame to see so much expectations dashed because of Allardyces stubborness & love in with certain players.I really wonder if he has decieded to walk this summer & is leaving a parting shot by showing everyone he will do what he wants,not what he is told or asked to do.Pls,pls,pls Davids,if you want to take us to the OS as an attacking stylish team with world class players then bin the dinosaur.He is taking us to middle table mediocrity fast.But that to him will be seen as success because he has kept us up.Forget about keeping Song,he will be out of the door straight after the final game if this continues.Yet again Downing played out of position to fit Nolan in the team.What a f**king joke!

  3. rads, you just saved me a load of typing. Couldn’t have put it better. The entire football world has commented on Downings play down the middle yet the only person who doesn’t agree is the person managing him. What a terrible, terrible waste.

  4. One of the first comments Matt Le Tiss made today on sky was that Downing was playing out of his usual position & was having no impact on the game.I really just do not understand how more than 90% of Irons fans,probably more know how we play at our best but have to watch The Ego play in a way a million miles away from what got us into the top four.Im sure as always he will come out with his normal after match bs.It really is time The Davids took a good hard look at the situation.I know whe are still in the top 8,but the style of football,formation & to some extent the results have been little better than last season since Carroll & Nolan paired up again.We are all passionate supporters,love our club & to see a guy who doesnt have an ounce of loyalty or passion towards our club taking the **** out of us,which is how it appears sometimes is wrong.I aint just having a moan up because of today,this problem has existed for a few months now.I just hope DG & DS make a decision for the good of our club this summer & can bring in a manager who is willing to adapt to the ways of the premiership these days & willing to adopt a modern day managerial style.There is a reason managers like Allardyce & Pulis are few & far between.It is because they are outdated.Sorry,rant over 😉

  5. The old adage “You have to beat the teams around you” says it all. We had lost to all the teams around us by December (except ManC and Liverpool) and have ended up bottom of the pile. Now we will have to beat the teams around us! Now being the likes of Swansea Newcastle and the other mid-table teams. This is because Mr.EgoFatTw*t sets up to ‘respect the point’. Quote:”We all start with a point”.
    You have to ATTACK these top teams, not respect them!!! Get in behind the defense with pace and attack the goal to SCORE!
    He will NEVER play Poyet, Oxford, gets rid of Morisson and Zarate and buys ANOTHER 30-something with injury worries at £60K a week!!!
    DINOSAUR! Get rid before he RUINS the season!
    ……or am I delusional?

  6. Does anyone ever think Reece Oxford was going to play a minute today.
    Pathetic from BFS. Nolan plays and O’ Brien at right back again over Demel.
    How many times are we going to see this.

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