Hammers star maker eyes up the 'next best thing'

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With nearly 40 years of service to the West Ham Academy under his belt, Tony Carr is as busy as ever this summer.

The close season offers little respite for the 60-year-old Academy director, as he keeps tabs on the whereabouts and progression of his young charges before the start of another campaign.

"Even when you're on holiday your phone is always receiving emails and texts and you're never far away from thoughts about how pre-season is going to go," Carr told West Ham TV.

"You hope everyone is fit and well and players will progress and you think about what we're going to do, where we're going to go and who we're going to play.

"It is what it is - an all-consuming job - and even when you're away you can never relax 100 per cent."

Two youngsters who Carr is particularly keen to keep his eyes on are Blair Turgott and Dylan Tombides, with both players currently in Mexico for the FIFA U17 World Cup.

Tombides has been in fine form for Australia thus far, while Turgott has featured for England and, like Carr, West Ham fans will be monitoring the progress of the teenage duo in the hope they could become the Upton Park stars of the future.


"The World Cup is going on over in Mexico, so it's going to be a bit difficult for us to see the games, but I understand some are going to be televised," added Carr.

"I think they are both doing quite well. They are in the preliminary stages of the tournament at the moment and I know Dylan has been doing quite well, scoring goals, and Blair has been playing quite well in England's matches.

"Hopefully they might even meet in the final, which would be great. Certainly it's a great experience for them and we'll have to bear in mind that they've been working all through the summer when they do come back."

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