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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by sanchoz » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am

James Collins marks Ireland debut with goal in friendly win over Bulgaria

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There was an impressive debut from Charlton midfielder Josh Cullen, while Alan Judge and Browne got minutes into their legs on the international stage before next month’s tricky Euro 2020 double-header in Georgia and Switzerland.

McCarthy, who is now unbeaten in six games since taking charge for a second spell, will have to make at least one change in Tbilisi with the full-back Enda Stevens suspended, although it is unlikely that anything he saw will present him with genuine selection dilemmas.

He was as good as his word after promising to test the depth of his squad, making 10 changes from the side which drew 1-1 with the Swiss on Thursday evening, in the process handing senior debuts to 20-year-old Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers and Cullen.
Cullen chased back to make a vital block and deny Daniel Mladenov after he broke clear 12 minutes before the break and Ronan Curtis drilled wide from distance at the other end eight minutes later.
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Republic of Ireland 3 Bulgaria 1: Makeshift Boys in Green eventually pull away as five players handed debuts

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He made 10 changes from the Swiss game with only Conor Hourihane keeping his place, but as an experimental left-back rather than in midfield. Elsewhere there were debuts for goalkeeper Mark Travers and Josh Cullen. And Byrne, Collins and Kieran O’Hara would make theirs off the bench in the second-half.
https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... 1-19989654


Ireland Player Ratings: Jack Byrne impresses in debut as Alan Browne stars in Bulgaria victory

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Josh Cullen 7 - First cap and was Mr Cool, keeping Ireland ticking over by doing the simple things well
https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... e-19999171


Cullen more than a footnote in unsavoury Rice saga

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And then here was Josh Cullen - in many ways, Ireland’s forgotten man.

Cullen’s professional path was locked together with Declan Rice’s for years.

Both bright prospects in the West Ham academy, they also shone together for Ireland at underage level, Rice being named the Under-19 Player of the Year on the same night Cullen got the Under-21 award in the spring of 2018.

Cullen and Rice, it was hoped, were the engine room of the future.

Essex-born Cullen captained that Under-21 team, and seemed like he was ready to break through at the Hammers after impressing in an FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury in which he took an Abu Ogogo boot to the face, lost a tooth, but played on with a bloodied mouth and his molar in a glass of milk on the bench.

It endeared him to fans and showed this wiry midfielder had steel running through his diminutive frame.

Cullen had actually made his first-team debut back in 2015 when he came on during a 3-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield, but it just hasn’t taken off for the 23-year-old at the Premier League outfit.

While Rice matured into a key man for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, Cullen had to go elsewhere to continue his development.

He’d already had spells at Bradford and Bolton before Charlton came calling, and it’s at the Addicks where he’s truly found a home.

Cullen was outstanding for Lee Bowyer’s men last season, helping them win promotion from League One. After spending most of pre-season with West Ham, he returned to Charlton on a fresh loan deal. He’s been key to their excellent start to life in the Championship – Bowyer’s side are currently second in the table.

It was in keeping with his Ireland career to date that this game was so low key.

So pedestrian and lacking in tempo was this at times that you could feel the players trying to fight off the lethargy but Cullen did himself no harm in 'the Glenn Whelan’ role.

He sat and he sprayed, tracked and covered.

Just after the half-hour mark, he made a lung-busting recovery run to block Daniel Mladenov’s strike from inside the area after the Bulgarian evaded the home defence.

Thankless work, but important.

There were no Hollywood moments for Cullen in a pretty dour contest. Though he threatened with a brave header that looped over the Bulgarian bar, another recovery run down the left flank to poke the ball away from Wanderson was more emblematic of his evening. Routine, bread-and-butter midfield play.

But that attitude will most definitely earn him brownie points in the manager’s book.

In the middle of the Rice drama, he fielded the inevitable questions about his own allegiance.

"As soon as I committed myself to Ireland, I was fully committed," Cullen said in March.

"This is what I've dreamt of, being part of the senior squad and I’m over the moon and really proud to be here."

Cullen could still play for England. He has yet to be capped in a competitive game and so in that sense his international future remains an open book, but there’s no chance he’ll wander back on to the same path as his old friend Rice.

His career has not, and may never, scale the same heights, and he has not had an awkward choice to make because he’s not remotely on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

But that doesn’t mean Cullen should be dismissed by Irish supporters.

The consequences of this clash may only be felt in Tblisi and Geneva, when McCarthy has to look to the bench or shuffle the pack over the course of two heavyweight encounters.

Cullen has lifted himself up the pecking order now.

Up to now he’s been a footnote in the unsavoury Rice saga. He may yet emerge as a story in his own right.
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/09 ... rice-saga/

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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by sanchoz » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:35 am

Charlton's Josh Cullen reflects on dream Ireland debut

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Josh Cullen said his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland was a “dream come true” as he was voted the man of the match in their 3-1 win against Bulgaria.

The Charlton midfielder, on loan from West Ham United, started and finished the game, as the Irish scored twice in three minutes to seal the friendly win in Dublin.

After an Ivelin Popov penalty cancelled out Alan Browne’s opener in the second half, Kevin Long restored their lead before James Collins, also making his debut, made sure of the victory.

Cullen’s first cap for the Bhoys in Green comes after he represented both Ireland and England at youth level.

e told Virgin Media Sport his debut was a “dream come true”, before adding: “To get my debut, a win and a man of the match, it doesn’t come much better than that. I’m delighted. I’m over the moon.

“The gaffer [Mick McCarthy] named the team on Sunday. I had a couple of days to prepare for it and I’ve just been looking forward to it.

“I’m grateful to be regularly playing for Charlton, against good sides and for a good team. That will only stand me in good stead to get more caps for my country.”

Cullen returned to Charlton for a second loan spell after impressing last season during their promotion-winning campaign from League One.

Since starting in their second Championship game, he has played every minute of their league campaign as the Addicks have emerged as the league’s surprise package.
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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by Het-Field » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:18 am

This is very positive. Cullen having a good time at club and country level gives us an extra option.

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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by LeonRivers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:35 am

Today's Fixtures:

Nathan Trott

Nathan played as Wimbledon drew 1-1 with Shrewsbury.

Next Match: Tues 17th September vs Coventry (a)

Jordan Hugill

Jordan played as QPR beat Luton 3-2.

LIVE TWEETS:
28' Another chance! This time Jordan Hugill gets a sight of goal but his effort's blocked.
58' What a chance! Ebere Eze beats two before finding Jordan Hugill, but he shoots over.
65' Another chance missed. QPR counter at speed but Jordan Hugill can only curl wide.
82' Another big chance missed! Marc Pugh and Ryan Manning combine to find Jordan Hugill, but he fires over. QPR creating chances for fun.

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Millwall (a)

Josh Cullen

Josh played as Charlton's unbeaten start to the season ends with a 0-1 defeat at home to Birmingham.

MATCH REPORT:
"On seven minutes a Josh Cullen free kick from the left was floated in but it was just shy of a good contact from the leaping Jason Pearce."
"Lee Bowyer had opted for Oztumer in the midfield and he, alongside Cullen, was proving a real creative force going forward in the first half."
"Soon after the goal Charlton continued to press as they had for most of the game, chances falling to both Cullen and Hemed, but again failing to find the net."

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Wigan (a)

Grady Diangana

Grady played 69 minutes as WBA drew 1-1 at Fulham to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

LIVE TWEETS:

14’ It’s remains goalless but we’ve just started to get into the game, with Diangana having a couple of efforts blocked.
69' The gaffer's made his final substitution of the afternoon with Robson-Kanu coming on for Diangana.

Next Match: Sun 22nd September vs Huddersfield (h) - Live on SkySports

Dapo Afolayan

Dapo made his Mansfield debut, coming on as a 70th minute sub in a 1-0 loss at Crawley.

LIVE TWEETS:
70' We make our second switch, as Afolayan comes on for MacDonald, making his Mansfield debut.
78' Rose flicks on to Afolayan, who fires over the bar. It wouldn't have counted anyway, with the offside flag raised by the linesman.

Next Match: Tues 17th September vs Cambridge (h)

Aji Alese

Aji made his professional debut, coming on as a 62nd minute substitute (after the scoring had finished) in a 3-1 defeat to Sunderland.

LIVE TWEETS:
62 - There’s a double change as Hughes and Kaba Sherif are replaced by Alese and Diallo.
69 - Pritchard’s free-kick is met by Sykes who’s header across the box is almost knocked over the line by Alese but the ball is cleared just in time by the visitors.
83 - Alese is shown a yellow card by the referee.

Next Match: Tues 17th September vs Cambridge (h)

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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by LeonRivers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:08 pm

Sunday’s Fixtures:

Sead Haksabanovic

Sead played as Norrköping lost 1-0 at second-placed Malmo, picking up his first booking of the season late in the match - his 31st appearance of the season. They sit comfortably in 7th and look like finishing between 2nd - 7th, with just seven games left to play.

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Oerebro (h)

Martin Samuelsen

Martin played 25 minutes as Haugesund drew 0-0 with Mjoendalen. He was cautioned late on, his 5th of the season. Haugesund are pretty much set in mid-table now, with 9 games left to play.

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Brann (a)

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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by sanchoz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 am

Accrington Stanley team news for visit of Sunderland
West Ham loan defender Aji Alese has joined up with the squad for the first time this week after he was on England Under-19 duty.
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... underland/


Match Report: Accrington Stanley 1-3 Sunderland
ACCRINGTON Stanley's three game unbeaten run came to an end as Sunderland won 3-1 at the Wham Stadium.
Stanley had massive penalty appeal as substitute Aji Alese was pulled back, but the referee gave nothing – looked to be a certain penalty.
tanley XI: Evtimov, Johnson, Sykes, Hughes (62’ Diallo), Opoku, Clark, Sherif (62’ Alese), Finley, Pritchard (88' Carvalho), Bishop, Charles

Unused subs: Bursik, Edwards, Barclay, Simpson
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... underland/


MATCH REPORT: Crawley Town 1-0 Mansfield Town
Conrad Logan’s penalty save was in vain as Mansfield Town went down 1-0 at Crawley Town.
Mansfield: Logan, Preston, Pearce, Sweeney (Benning, 63), Gordon, MacDonald (Afolayan, 71), Shaughnessy, Hamilton, Mellis, Maynard (Sterling-James, 71), Rose. Unused subs: Stone, Smith, Bishop, Khan.
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Post by sanchoz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:57 am

QPR 3 Luton Town 2 - R's edge five-goal thriller to secure third league win on the spin
A rampant performance in the first half an hour from QPR was enough to hand them a third league win on the spin as they edged past Luton Town 3-2.
On eight minutes, Nahki Wells surged down the left after being played through and tried to pick out Jordan Hugill but the away side just about managed to clear, with Eze then having an effort blocked.
Rangers had a glorious chance to make it 4-2 on 57 minutes after Eze beat his man down the left to pick out Jordan Hugill who shot over from inside the box.
On 64 minutes, Hugill found himself in space down the left and made his way into the box before cutting in and curling an effort wide of the goal.

In an almost identical chance to the one on 57 minutes, Hugill again missed from close range on 81 minutes as he leaned back and curled over the bar from inside the area.
Hugill's off day continued as he shot well over the bar from outside the area on 89 minutes.
QPR: Lumley, Kane, Hall, Leistner, Barbet, Manning, Ball, Eze, Chair, Wells, Hugill
https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/sport/fo ... -1-6270056


QPR 3 Luton Town 2: Player ratings
Jordan Hugill 6 - Troubled the Luton defenders with his strength but was guilty of missing some great chances.
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Post by sanchoz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:06 am

Championship: Charlton 0 Birmingham City 1 - player ratings
Josh Cullen - 7 - On a high from winning his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland, he carried that momentum into this with an excellent first half. Could have done better to stop Maxime Colin for the second goal but still effective.
https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/179 ... r-ratings/


Fulham 1 West Brom 1 - Report and pictures

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Albion remain unbeaten in the Championship after a goal from Semi Ajayi saw them secure a 1-1 draw at Fulham.
Bilic opted to stick with the team that secured victory over Blackburn when naming his starting line-up.

Continuing in a 4-2-3-1 formation, Matt Phillips was given the nod on the right with Grady Diangana on the left and Matheus Pereira in the number 10 role.
But after just three minutes they were behind with Knockaert, somewhat fortuitously, curling in a cross-come-shot from 25-yards.

Bilic responded by making a double change with Kyle Edwards and Filip Krovinovic replacing Livermore and Phillips.

And they created their best chance of the game around 10 minutes later.

After cutting in from the left-flank, Edwards found Diangana who quickly moved the ball on to Furlong.

But, on the angle, the full-back then lashed a fierce drive into the side-netting.

Bilic's substitutions - with Hal Robson-Kanu having also replaced Diangana - were making a difference with Edwards particularly bright.
Albion (4-2-3-1): Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Ferguson, Sawyers, Livermore (Krovinovic 59), Phillips (Edwards 59), Diangana (Robson-Kanu 69), Pereira, Austin.

Subs not used: Bond, O'Shea, Brunt, Zohore.
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/fo ... -pictures/


West Brom Player Ratings v Fulham
GRADY DIANGANA

Was Albion’s main attacking threat in the first-half and set-up Darnell Furlong with a clever reverse pass. He showed his quick feet at times. But when Kyle Edwards came on, he enjoyed much more joy against Steven Sessegnon on the left flank. 6
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Post by sanchoz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:18 am

Report: Charlton Athletic 0 - 1 Birmingham City
Lee Bowyer was sent off in injury time as Birmingham City held on to snap Charlton’s unbeaten start to life back in the Championship.
After Jonathan Leko sent in a dangerous cross, Jason Pearce headed wide from a corner before Conor Gallagher could only lift a curling effort off target.

And despite Josh Cullen finding Leko in behind the Birmingham defence with a near-perfect pass, the striker struggled to get it fully under control.
Charlton team: Phillips; Solly, Lockyer, Pearce, Purrington; Field (Aneke 70), Cullen, Gallagher, Oztumer (Williams 58); Hemed, Leko (Kayal 77)

Subs not used: Amos, Pratley, Bonne and Sarr
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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by LeonRivers » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Tonight’s Fixtures:

Nathan Trott

Nathan played as Wimbledon lost 2-1 at league-leaders Coventry.

MATCH REPORT:
“A superb defence-splitting pass from Jordan Shipley put Hiwula one-on-one with Nathan Trott and he rounded the keeper and finished for his fourth goal of the season.”

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Bristol Rovers (h)

Dapo Afolayan

unused sub
Mansfield played almost the entirety of the second half with ten men, so there wasn’t really a chance to bring him on. They conceded 4 late goals!

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Port Vale (a)

Aji Alese

unused sub

Next Match: Sat 21st September vs Blackpool (h)

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Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Post by sanchoz » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 am

Wally Downes can’t get any satisfaction until AFC Wimbledon are the whole package
AFC WIMBLEDON 1
Ebanks-Landell (og) 31
SHREWSBURY 1
Cummings 73

The pre-match playlist included The Rolling Stones’ (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and perhaps foretold what was about to ensue in Saturday’s game, as expectation was tempered by frustration.

The challenge Dons manager Wally Downes faces, and no doubt discussed with his guest for the day Steve Coppell, is finding a way for the team to put together two strong back-to-back periods of 45 minutes.
Cummings had a further chance with an ambitious overhead kick, but Nathan Trott was alert to the danger and made the save.
AFC Wimbledon (3-5-2): Trott 7, O’Neill 5, Nightingale 7, Kalambayi 7, Delaney 7, Guinness-Walker 7, Wagstaff 7, Hartigan 7, Reilly 6 (Sanders 74), Forss 7 (Roscrow 79), Pigott 6 (Folivi 79). Not used: Tzaenv, Appiah, Rudoni, Osew.
https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/wall ... e-package/



Coventry City 2 AFC Wimbledon 1 – Last-gasp goal ruins Dons’ night
AFC Wimbledon blew another lead and lost their fifth match out of five on the road as Coventry snatched a last-gasp winner on Tuesday night.
Wimbledon were inevitably made to rue those missed opportunities as Jordy Hiwula rounded Nathan Trott as he collected Jordan Shipley’s all-to-easy through ball to equalise with just under half an hour gone.
https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/cove ... ons-night/

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