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Quality Soucek far too good to lose

By Hughie Southon

Tomas Soucek’s performance against Luton made my day yesterday and I surely wasn’t alone.

Ok, it was Luton who performed poorly and we could only manage a draw, whilst looking in nothing like the shape we were at the same stage last season.

But Soucek, in only his second pre-season appearance, showed some fine defensive work and switched passing and sored a fine goal having made a great run to get onto Aaron Cresswell’s cross.

Let’s not gold the lily – any thoughts of letting this guy leave belong in a drawer names “pure madness.”

That he has not been given an increase in wages and as a result has been linked with a move has become the most bizarre story of the summer.

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He looked – even in such a game as this – a player of serious quality, picked up for a bargain price on less wages than many as a result of having come from a smaller league.

Second guessing what he may or may not be after in terms of a new contract are pointless and usually inaccurate but what is known is that he is only in the middle order of wages within the squad.

Billy McKinley made a point of bigging him, up after the game and quite rightly and we can only hope and pray now that any problems between the midfielder and Moysie have been settled.

He’s far too good a player to lose.

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Quality Soucek far too good to lose

  1. First time poster, long time lurker…

    With Tom having had a summer off at last, having a proper rest from the end of last season, we will see the old Tomas back this season

  2. Agree runs all day but poor passing the ball and way too slow. If played further forwards and we get onana to do the mid defensive part and his way quicker maybe he will get back to his better style of playing season before last? Especially as Dec wants to break forwards more .

  3. Wow what a signing Onana would be should go all out for him . Imagine Soucek further forward knocking in the chances . Onana is superb believe me, need to make it happen along with Scamacca . Let’s show real ambition and go for top 4 , why not ⚒

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