Today saw George Moncur complete a permanent switch to Colchester United on a permanent deal.
Son of former Hammer John Moncur, George had once been touted as one of the youngsters at the club hotly tipped to break in to the first team and stay there for many years. But after making just two first team appearances, he’s been allowed to leave the club permanently.
Some fans have expressed their sadness at seeing another one of our youngsters leave the club under Sam Allardyce, while others believe Moncur’s exit spells the official end of what was once the county’s best youth academy.
When you consider the fact that the last West Ham Academy products to become real first team regulars were Mark Noble and James Tomkins, you have to wonder whether our famous academy just isn’t what it used to be.
The end of an era? Reaction to Moncur’s exit below…
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 18, 2014
Buzzin to have signed for @ColU_Official new chapter begins all glory to God I am very grateful to be at such a great club lets get it
— George Moncur (@georgemonkz8) November 18, 2014
@georgemonkz8 All the best on the move mate! Tear it up !
— Dan Potts (@DanPotts03) November 18, 2014
— Elliot Lee (@ElliotLee9) November 18, 2014
— WestHamWorld.co.uk (@WestHamWorld) November 18, 2014
It is sad to see George Moncur leave he was very highly rated a few years ago but he had not kicked on and wasn't going to make it with us
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) November 18, 2014
shame George Moncur has gone, but if he ain't good enough he ain't good enough #simple
— ⚒MARK⚒ (@m4rk1964) November 18, 2014
Moncur another example of our u21's not being good enough.
— Liam⚽️ (@LiamAddisonWHU) November 18, 2014
— Hurmy (@hurmy_whu) November 18, 2014
George Moncur wasn't good enough for his age. Actually, he just wasn't good enough for West Ham. He'll do fine at Colchester
— THB (@tom_hb) November 18, 2014
George Moncur has left permanently! He actually could have been quite good to be honest.
— Joe (@WHU_Boulcott) November 18, 2014
Ahh Farewell Moncur.. Really thought he was going to be one of them who did it..
— The Iron Hammer (@TheIronHammer2) November 18, 2014