Saturday, March 22, 2008

We all love Searsy

Two games: one goal one post. Not bad for the newest West Ham United Academy kid.

Freddie Sears, who stands a Michael Owen like five foot seven, has burst on to the EPL in a big way. Last week Sears scored winner in the Hammers 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers. Now this week against Everton, Sears came on late in the game and created two chances that could have given the hammers the win, even going as far as hitting the post.

Sears pace is something that is needed in the current West Ham set up. With golf swing expert Craig Bellamy out for most of the season. Sears pace has been a great answer to Dean Ashton height.

Sears has been able to find the back of the net at all levels. He had scored 25 goals in 24 matches for the youths and reserves in the 2007/08 campaign. So the Upton Park faithful will hope that he continues to do that for the senior squad.

So in a couple of years we might be adding Sears' name to the long list of academy graduates at the home of football that include: Carrick, Lampard, Cole, and Ferdinand.

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