West Ham U23’s under the microscope.


Last week myself and Mike (you know the bonkers bloke from Mike on Monday) paid a visit to Wycombe  Wanderers in order to run the rule over our under 23 team.

For those who don’t know the ‘Checkatrade trophy’ is the current incarnation of the tournament formerly known as the Johnstone Paint Trophy or occasionally called the EFL Trophy. Confused? Well I was too but it enables a number or Premier League clubs to enter their under age teams into a competition that sees them play competitive matches against seasoned professionals from clubs in the lower leagues.

This featured match saw us play our last game in the group and although we’d already qualified (a brilliant achievement from Terry Westley’s boys) the opportunity to finish top of the group was still up for grabs. Considering it was a week ago it’s safe to assume that it will not be a spoiler if I tell you that we lost 2-0 on the night and now face Luton Town this evening as a consequence.

Aside from the result which was largely impacted by the withdrawal of Martinez & Rice as well as an injury to James Collins we had a good chance to take a closer look at some of the youngsters who have been making waves.

The video itself is just the recorded ramblings of two cold blokes stood on the touchline but hopefully it will give some of you an insight into who is looking like catching the eye of David Moyes.

Just finally I was amazed at how many loyal hammers fans made the trip to Wycombe on a cold Tuesday night for what was a dead rubber. As you’ll see from the video they were louder and indeed more numerous than the Wycombe Wanderers supporters.

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  • Hammersone says:

    Hugh, Can I ask why you have not reported on the real West Ham fans Action group meeting at the Boleyn as featured on in your news feed?? Whether you like it or not it is real and happening?? So why not include an article on it?? Thanks

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