Come on West Ham …let fans honour the under 18s


West Ham have just three chances left to honour our brilliant under 18s.

With home games left against Manchester United, AZ Alkmaar and Leeds let’s hope it happens sooner rather than later.

The youngsters, in winning the FA Youth Cup, provided us with the one really bright spot of the season and to do it 5-1 against Arsenal at the Emirates was an astonishing achievement.

Seven thousand fans witnessed the wonderful victory live but the rest of us haven’t had a chance to applaud and honour Kevin Keen’s boys as yet.

We are told it is likely to happen before the Manchester United match on Sunday – let’s hope so,

It will be great to see those fab kids the opportunity of doing a lap of honour at the London Stadium before this desperate season otherwise comes to its end.

The current first team and manager maybe in a right old state so it will be good to put a smile on our faces by honouring the kids.

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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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