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Carroll headache? Not on your life says Sam

Sam Allardyce is relishing the prospect of suffering serious selection headaches once Andy Carroll is back in the squad The big striker is about two weeks away from fitness and the manager said: “I don’t think it will be a selection dilemma. That is the right thing to have as a manager. “Working out who […]

Leroy on Allardyce/Nolan link

Leroy Rosenior has laid into the knockers who claim that Kevin Nolan is a Sam Allardyce favourite……and worse,  declaring: “Every manager has players they like and trust.” And he added: “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it – why would you not appreciate those who have done it for you over and over again. ” Nolan […]

Image: Spookey seven-up Sakho on Halloween

Irons tracking top central defender

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 […]

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 […]

Lee heads for Southend

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. […]

Sakho – the supreme role model

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 […]

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 […]

Allardyce: “Play to City level…or lose”

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 […]

Sam will rest star men

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 […]