Baldock admits he has 'unfinished business' in the Championship

Sam Baldock wants to add to this goal he scored in the Championship for West Ham

Sam Baldock wants to add to this goal he scored in the Championship for West Ham

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion's new marksman Sam Baldock says he has “unfinished business” in the Championship.

Baldock had few chances to shine in two previous cracks at the second tier with West Ham and Bristol City.

The 25-year-old, a prolific goalscorer in the lower divisions at MK Dons and Bristol, is determined to put that right with the Seagulls.

Baldock, poised for his debut against Charlton at the Amex today, started off well at West Ham three years ago before falling out of contention.

He only made ten Championship starts as the Hammers were promoted under Sam Allardyce via the play-offs and then went down with Bristol City.

Baldock told The Argus: “I missed a few games through injury (at West Ham) and when I came back the formation had changed, so I never really got back in for starts. I was coming off the bench but it wasn’t really happening for me.

“I moved to Bristol City and a lot was said and spoken about at the beginning which didn’t seem to materialise.

“It wasn’t the best of dressing rooms and we ended up going down by quite a distance. It was obviously a low point in my career. Making the brave decision to go from West Ham to Bristol didn’t pay off.

“I definitely think there is some unfinished business. I showed previously I am capable of playing at this level.”

Meanwhile, Solly March is expected to be sidelined for up to another four weeks after seeing a specialist about a lower back problem.

The England under-21 playmaker suffered the injury in the pre-season friendly at Crawley.

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6:46am Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Sorry, something which irks me...

... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!!

Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game.

Totally envious you lucky buggers!!

UTA!!
Sorry, something which irks me... ... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!! Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game. Totally envious you lucky buggers!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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8:06am Sat 30 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Sorry, something which irks me...

... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!!

Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game.

Totally envious you lucky buggers!!

UTA!!
Singing Seagull...I will give them an even louder 'come on the Albion' as the ref blows his 3pm whistle just for you!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Sorry, something which irks me... ... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!! Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game. Totally envious you lucky buggers!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Singing Seagull...I will give them an even louder 'come on the Albion' as the ref blows his 3pm whistle just for you! Conelli98
  • Score: 4

8:24am Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Sorry, something which irks me...

... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!!

Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game.

Totally envious you lucky buggers!!

UTA!!
Singing Seagull...I will give them an even louder 'come on the Albion' as the ref blows his 3pm whistle just for you!
Thanks mate. 😉
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Sorry, something which irks me... ... I really don't see this as an admission by Baldock. I see that as a statement of intent. He's on a mission! We frequently see the headline "Hyypia admits..." etc when it really isn't an admission!! Having got that off my blue-and-white adorned chest, I simply can't wait for 9pm local time here (3pm there). It's easy to get carried away with optimism right now, and I'm not going to fight it either. I think we're going to get a great 3 points today and those lucky enough to be at the Amex are going to be treated to an exciting, skilful and fast-flowing game. Totally envious you lucky buggers!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Singing Seagull...I will give them an even louder 'come on the Albion' as the ref blows his 3pm whistle just for you![/p][/quote]Thanks mate. 😉 Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 5

9:35am Sat 30 Aug 14

Ulsan Seagull says...

Singing Seagull, where are you based in Indonesia? Am in Jakarta atm
Singing Seagull, where are you based in Indonesia? Am in Jakarta atm Ulsan Seagull
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

russellsnr2 says...

Stockdale; Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Holla, Forster-Caskey, Crofts; Teixeira, Mackail-Smith, Colunga.
Stockdale; Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Holla, Forster-Caskey, Crofts; Teixeira, Mackail-Smith, Colunga. russellsnr2
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Ulsan Seagull wrote:
Singing Seagull, where are you based in Indonesia? Am in Jakarta atm
I'm not so far off - I'm in Lembang, near Bandung.
[quote][p][bold]Ulsan Seagull[/bold] wrote: Singing Seagull, where are you based in Indonesia? Am in Jakarta atm[/p][/quote]I'm not so far off - I'm in Lembang, near Bandung. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

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