Sam Baldock has left the Hammers to join Bristol city, the club have confirmed. It's been an odd time for little Sam at the club, he burst on the scene, scored a couple of goals and even made Jon Carew look half useful, got injured and was never really given much of an opportunity again. Many, myself included feel, he was not given much of a chance to shine, others have suggested he is but a Freddie Sears in the making. I would suggest his 1 in 3 goals record at the MK Dons would suggest otherwise.
At the same time, he clearly does not fit into the system Big Sam is building at Upton Park, a small poacher has no place when the front three are either bulldozers or tricky playmakers, so it makes sense for him to find his feet elsewhere. I just feel a bit disappointed for the guy, who seemed like a very pleasant fella who wanted to succeed at the club. Best of luck Sam, I'll certainly be following your fortunes in your next adventure….