Do NOT sell him!


With rumour circling that an imminent departure for Little Sam Baldock to either Ipswich Town or Burnley this morning, I am here to plead to Big Sam to keep the little man here.

Baldock, I am not afraid to say quickly became my favourite player when he arrived last summer, and so to hear the possibility that his departure could be a permanent I was shocked to hear that

this may be the case.

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The West Ham number 7 quickly became a fans favourite for his will to run in the channels and his tireless effort for the Hammers cause. Add to that the vital goals he scored last season and it would be a real shame to lose him after just one season at the club, especially the thought when we signed him, he would be one for the future and with his huge potential it would be silly to let another team benefit from that just to cash in.

Who will forget Baldock’s second goal against Leicester City where the ball failed to touch the ground from a goal kick where he volleyed home. He was always the man everyone wanted on the field when things weren’t going right, the cheers when he stepped onto the field show that.

Yes I admit a season out on loan, to further educate his footballing mind, which is already strong and to get his goal scoring mentality back, would be a good idea. But with ideas of selling him, I would be firmly against. Baldock is the closest we’ve got to a Cottee like forward, a fox in the box player. He is the kind of player who you just trust to score in the box, and a run in the team I would have thought he would have scored a lot more than he did.



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When a fee was agreed for Wilfried Zaha, with Baldock going to other way on loan, I was excited with that deal; Baldock would get experience and confidence banging goals in for the Eagles. Then

come back to the Hammers full of confidence and get his Premier League experience underway full to the brim with confidence.

So Mr Allardyce, do the right thing by West Ham, don’t let his talent leave us, he has many admirers at the Boleyn, I watch from behind the goal in the Bobby Moore end before the game, and it is so clear that he is one of the best finishers at the club, if not the best. So by all means loan him out, but don’t sell him it would be one of the biggest mistakes West Ham could ever make.

Meanwhile, it is widely expected the Hammers will complete the signings of Kieran Richardson and George McCartney in the near future, following the impending arrival of Jussi Jääskeläinen as well as youngster Nathan Mabi-Mavila who will join from Wycombe Wanderers after tweeting he has signed for the club.

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  • Stew says:

    Are you blind? Baldock struggled to score in the Championship, he’s no where near good enough to play in the top division.

    • David Bowden says:

      He didn’t get the run of games he needed, he needs to be confident and getting dropped aint gonna help him, he needs to play consistently hence why loaning him out for a season will help him grow.

    • Spence says:

      Totally underused by Allardyce – how the hell can anyone form an opinion of a players ability if he doesnt play ????? Always looked sharp, bright and clever with an eye for goal. Two foot taller and he’d have been in the side every week, irrespective of form !!! Enough said

    • The Cat says:

      Looks like you were spot on Stew!
      I felt the same as you. If a manager of Big Sams ability can’t spot true talent and potential then he might as well give up! People seem to forget that Big Sam signed him as a safety measure in the Championship with the possibility of him being able to make the step up…ie a punt!!!
      Little Sam didn’t make the step up and was surly when asked to play unselfishly at times…
      He’s NOT ripping up any tree’s in the Championship right now, so Big Sam was correct in his assessment.

  • zola says:

    I agree with the article I hope he is not sold

  • Joe says:

    Stew are you stupid. 9 games 5 goals from Baldock which is impressive. It didnt help that he got injured and then we brought in Maynard and Vaz Te which furthered the disappointing amount of games he got. Every time he was subbed he had a good few chances on goal and I think he will be brilliant if we send him on loan and bring him back. Do not sell him Allardyce.

  • JMan43 says:

    Think we should be looking for a different left back to McCarthey. Fine as a back up but not a starter I am looking for this season, which has to be the biggest for us in the last 10 years.

  • James says:

    It will be a massive mistake to sell Baldock. He’s a class act and must be kept.

  • Reiner says:

    Sending him on loan would be sensible to get game time and experience. I think he’s still one to watch for the future . Plz keep hi on board.

  • VanENTerrier says:

    I agree, I for one think baldock has much to offer!

    Do not sell him. Give him a chance he need at championship or even at PL…

    Loan him out if you must but need not sell him!

  • scott says:

    Why would you think that you know more about Sam Baldocks potential than the West Ham manager who has seen him on a daily basis for the last 5 months?

    If BFS sells him, I will trust his judgement having been in the game for many, many years.

    • Spence says:

      The ONLY place form matters is on the pitch during a match. Every time Baldock has made an appearance he has looked sharp, bright and clever. What more is the lad supposed to do ???

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