VIDEOS: Elliot looks like a young Cottee


elliotLast night I was at  Kingfield Stadium in Surrey to watch a West Ham United XI take on Woking FC in a pre season friendly.

I was there to see Elliot Lee, knowing he had already managed six goals – three doubles in his pre season campaign – and I must say he didn’t disappoint for my £8 entrance fee.

The Irons Development team worked hard all night and deserved the 3-2 win but the star of the show was undoubtedly Elliot.

We were  two nil up after 18 minutes. Lee’s first on 14 minutes came from  a mistake from their goal keeper Howe and the second came on 18 minutes from an assist from Blair Turgott who also had a great game

The game went a bit stale after that until Woking equalised in the 82nd minute after Woking  Trialist Dean Morgan  two in two minutes. Step forward the man of the hour Elliot Lee in 89th minute with a solo effort to get his hat trick and ninth goal of the pre season.

You can see the goal and his hat trick celebration on the video below. 

I must say Ellior Lee reminds me of a young Tony Cottee. He knows where the goal is and his confidence is sky high. Sure it is a massive jump to the Premier League but what have we got to lose?

He could ne just the surprise striker we are looking for instead of spending tens of thousands per week on a has been. Give the kid a chance in the first team and lets see what he can do!

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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!

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  • Bangkokbill says:

    We have the players,we have the youth waiting in the wings,all we need is to get rid of nolan and sam and a top ten is realistic.

  • PGeden says:

    I watched this young lad as n 8 year old as he is the same age as my eldest son. He was outstanding then. You can see his dad’s influence, but he is maturing into a real prospect and I hope he gets some opportunity this season!!

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