Welcome back, Hammers. Here we are again. To absolutely no one’s surprise, it was another fantastic week for Josh Cullen. Martin Samuelsen is back from Peterborough United because he “had lost his confidence,” according to the manager there, but he played for West Ham’s PL2 squad and scored two goals so seems that was just a bit of an overstatement.
Joshua Cullen — Bradford City (League One)
As far as Josh Cullen’s play, it was another superb showing for the Irishman, who played the full ninety minutes for the umpteenth time, and helped his League One outfit clinch a spot for the play-offs. It’s possible that his League One outfit could be a Championship outfit next season, and that would be really interesting.
Also this week, Josh Cullen won, um, a lot of trophies at Bradford City’s end of the season awards. Four to be exact.
The 21-year-old starlet walked away with the Players’ Player of the Year, the Social Media Player of the Season, the White Abbey Supporters Branch Player of the Year, and the U25s Player of the Year awards, basically confirming that anyone who watched BCAFC play at all this season agreed that he was the best player on the pitch at any given time. That’s good news for West Ham fans, as some think West Ham could see some form of punishment after raids took place this week at the Olympic Stadium.
@JoshCullen8 Should get some game time next season what with our impending transfer embargo ⚒⚒⚒— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) April 26, 2017
But we know that’s not true, actually.
Sam Howes — Hampton & Richmond (National League South)
Sam Howes helped his squad to a 2-1 win last Saturday, giving the Beavers another lift, even though their hopes of competing for a promotion spot are now dashed. Still, it’s good to see them jockeying for the best position they can obtain. Sam Howes has been a big part of the Hampton & Richmond squad’s success this season. Can’t wait to see what the youngster does in an elevated role next season.
Jaanai Gordon — Newport County (League Two)
Jaanai was subbed on in injury time as the Exiles recorded a huge win to lift them out of the bottom two just six weeks after they were eleven points back in the relegation zone.
George Dobson — Walsall (League One)
Dobson played 44 and 90 minutes in Walsall’s last two matches respectively. Unfortunately, once more, both were losses. Our man just can’t seem to catch a break. But no worries for the manager, as Walsall won’t be relegated. May as well play the young players and see what they can do.
Sam Ford — Bishop’s Stortford (National League South)
Sam Ford played the full 90 in Bishop’s Stortford’s latest match. That match was a 4-0 loss at the hands of Dartford. The young striker’s squad just cannot seem to get it together.
DID NOT PLAY (DNP):
- Toni Martinez (Injured)
- Reece Oxford
- Alex Pike
- Marcus Browne
- Enner Valencia
Back from loan:
- Reece Burke (Recalled due to injury)
- Kyle Knoyle
- Josh Pask
- Martin Samuelsen
No longer with the club:
- Luka Belic
- Stephen Hendrie