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Image: Spookey seven-up Sakho on Halloween

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Irons tracking top central defender

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West Ham are regularly checking the form of Antonio Rudiger – Suttgart’s rapidly rising central defender The Hammers though are determined to do everything they possibly can to hold on to Winston Reid despite there being no change in the situation on new contract talks. The Hammers are also watching – as reported by Claret […]

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That man Sakho top of poll again

That man Diafra Sakho is back in the headlines for all the right reasons again after being voted www.London24.com Player of the Month for the second successive month. The French striker received  61 per cent of the votes on Twitter, beating West Ham team-mate Alex Song, Chelsea duo John Terry and Nemanja Matic and Arsenal’s […]

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Lee heads for Southend

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Elliot Lee is set to join Southend on loan until January. The 19-year-old remains ,is way down the Hammers striking pecking order and heads to Roots Hall as he looks to increase his first-team experience. He has made two first team appearances for West Ham, but is yet to open his account for the club. […]

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Sakho – the supreme role model

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Whenever a high profile footballer finds himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons this sentence normally follows: “What sort of role model is he to youngsters.” Sadly, when a guy comes along showing all the old fashioned virtues of hard work, dedication and determination, nobody tells the kids to use him as a mentor…so […]

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Sakho faces late fitness test

Diafra Sakho will be assessed as late as Saturday morning as Sam Allardyce gives the West Ham striker as much ti me as possible to prove his fitness for their game at Stoke. However, James Tomkins and Matt Jarvis return to the squad after both recovered from thigh injuries although Mauro Zarate is apparently still […]

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Allardyce: “Play to City level…or lose”

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West Ham need to put the hype surrounding the Manchester City game to bed if they are to get a result at Stoke City tomorrow (Sat). Manager Sam Allardyce insisted: “We have to find that level of consistency in performance and results. “The big danger for us going into the Stoke game is the hype […]

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Sam will rest star men

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Sam Allardyce is ready to rest his big foreign stars to save them from burn out. The Irons boss will restrict their playing time as the season continues because the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Diafra Sakho are used to a winter break.. He said; “I have a much better squad […]

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Boleyn FA Cup Final ticket queue – how it was in ’64

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There is absolutely no reason to run this picture other than to satisfy the nostalgia freaks. Those of us who can recall the ’64 Wembley FA Cup Final victory over Preston North End may also remember having to queue around the Boleyn for hours to get a ticket. This vintage image reminds us of how […]

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Irons have £4 million Song wages ready

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West Ham have done the Alex Song sums and can find his £80k a week wages despite Financial Fair Play Regulations. ClaretandHugh reported today that the club are ready to mount a big bid to take the player from Barcelona on a permanent deal next summer and we have since learned that wages are not […]