Fans man Cheik Kouyate – we applaud you


Cheikhou+Kouyate+West+Ham+United+v+Sampdoria+nhE6a1UeJOQlA seriously special word for Cheik Kouyate is due this morning after a brilliant  show of affection to the fans in Trevor Brooking Lower on Saturday.

After the final whistle had sounded on the Burnley game he and Carlton Cole made their way to the fans and made a point of ensuring their relationship was cemented in goodwill.

It’s been a feature of the season that Chiek and Diafra Sakho have really embraced the club and both have become big heroes.

Carlton spent his usual time with the fans but Cheik was still around after the remainder of the players had long disappeared down the tunnel.

He posed for pictures and signed every autograph before finally waving his farewells.

Sadly that is a very unlikely scene in these days of Premier League football and it was a tremendous example to other professionals up and down the land.

Cheik Kouyate -along with all the fans we applaud you!

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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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  • Willtell says:

    Yes he seems a smashing bloke. Intent on climbing the league too as his top 4 in 2 years and subsequent comments about pushing on next season…

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    Kouyate is one of the best, probably the best now… If they were all like you… …it’d be different.

  • rugbyirons says:

    I think Cole is rubbish and once again on Saturday he proved it.However I was hugely impressed with him as a person for going to the fans. I wasn’t expecting it and considering after a poor performance it’s a brave man to do this.I know it was to the area of schoolkids but well done Carlton .

    • WhuG says:

      You never expected it Rugby because you don’t go to enough matches. CC always goes to the fans and is the last to leave. I guess he is saying goodbye to us too given he has 3 matches left in our company.

      I reckon Kouyate might shade HofY proving that Hugh’s poll was to early!

      • rugbyirons says:

        Being nice is why he never improved.He’s a pansy,a nice pansy,but a pansy.unfortunately he is not alone with KN,SD and others.we need a bono or ducks to add some mettle

        • Rads says:

          Love to see you say to CC’s face he is a pansy Rugby,lol,aint sure why we want bono,aint a bad singer but he aint up to much on the football pitch & god knows what we want ducks for,rubber or real?Maybe for the bath for little Kev & Andy to play with after the match 😉

  • bubs says:

    I would have voted for Kouyate as player of the year and he is the player we should build our midfield around he can be our Veirra or Ya Ya Toure,if we could find another not Song to add to Alfitano and Downing with Noble as back up .

  • Dainon17 says:

    Proper Gezza

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