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Westley bringing Academy “drought” to an end


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  • markro says:

    Promising stuff.
    We don’t, however, want to lose Quina to PSG as the rumours suggest.
    If they have made direct contact with his family without our permission as has been reported, doesn’t that breach any rules?
    Cullen should not be loaned out this year – he is ready for the first team squad. We also need to keep one of Rice or Burke as CB back up. The other should go on loan, as should Holland (perhaps to Peterborough like Samuelsen) where he should get playing time.
    Martinez didn’t shine in Austria, but he was starved of chances by poor midfield service. With Arnie and Chic coming in, Martinez should go on loan again.

    • JRS says:

      Burke already as a loan agrees with Bolton and it was put on hold for him to come to preseason training.
      Which is the best Championship club for him as he has played under Parky at Bradford. Parkison also wants to being Cullen their as well knows him too. Burke has better chance of regular time with a manager who knows him and has used him.
      But our youngsters have been great and Quima is a most hold onto Holland has looked very promising and think Championship for him as well.
      Might keep Toni Martinez deepening on what happens with Fletcher and if we get a #2,striker.
      But he is talented and has been qouted by Westley and others as one of the best finishers at his age they have seen.

  • bubs says:

    I would sooner see fringe players like Snodgrass,Sakho,Feggolui sold off and Martinez,Quina,Cullen be used as cover,not only making the transition to the 1st team but bringing back in cash,
    Hoping this year Fernandez and Byram become big players this year like Obiang did last year,
    Burke is needed to add some pace to our old slow defence and when we get our German trained defender back we will have the next England back 2 for the next 10 years,
    We don’t want to make the same mistakes as Chelski and train our talent only to loose it for next to nothing only to try and buy it back for a fortune,
    If we prove to young players they can make the grade with us they will queue up to join,
    Quina is a keeper and next year a first team regular
    Made in West Ham keep in West Ham

  • HammerJeff says:

    Don’t say Quina is a keeper Bubs, Slav will have him wearing Randolph’s gloves!! 😜 #coyi

  • Michael Miller says:

    It’s good to hear that there’s some talent coming out of the Academy – it’s not before time!

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