CandH Afcon poll gets tighter and tighter


West Ham fans don’t want their big three players Diafra Sakho, Alex Song and Cheik Kouyate to play in the African Cup of Nations …but by am ever narrowing majority.

Sam Allardyce looks set to lose his three key players when the competition opens in January but a fierce debate on the Claretandhugh forum has raised the temperature of the debate.

Many fans believe to deny the three players the chance of representing their country is wrong arghing the club knew the situation when they brought them to the club.

And an early lead of 66 per cent to 34 per cent in favour of them staying at home has shrunk to the “don’t gos” leading by just 15 per cent as the poll goes into its final few hours.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    Against Sunderland all three played and we had Valencia and zarate on the bench to cover Sakho, that leaves one on the bench to cover, we noble to come back to replace song (not a bad replacement ) that leaves Kouyate, poyet ,alfitano,Jarvis and Collins to cover.which would still leave Vaz Te ,Cole Demel and o,Brien on the bench plus all our young stars and even maybe Morrinson or has he turned into such a bad player over night, it vote if as a club we must release are best players for international duty let the top teams cheat there countries as we know they do with player who aren’t fit on we’d to play for England but are fit to play on sat for there clubs Man Utd Chelsea,Liverpool and arsenal ?

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