Gold: ‘Carroll v Bony…what about Sakho?’


SakhoinactionDiafra Sakho is fully expected to play a part in tomorrow afternoon’s intriguing clash between the Irons and Swansea at the Boleyn.

It’s been ironic to see the full glare of publicity turned on the Wilfried Bony and Andy Carrollwhen  perhaps minds should be more focused on the likely return to action of Diafra Sakho.

Managers Sam Allardyce, Gary Monk and the media have been having fun comparing the records of the first two given that Bony was a Hammers target before joining the Swans for £13 million with Carroll arriving at Upton Park for a fee, with extras, currently approaching £18 million.

Hammers co chairman David Gold has his own view of that declaring: “The comparison is wrong because of Andy’s injuries but there’s no reason at all why he shouldn’t come out ahead of Bony by the end of this campaign.

“It will also be interesting  to make the comparison between the Swansea striker and Sakho particularly bearing in mind that our lad cost around £10 million less than him.

The guy has been an absolute revelation and Sam Allardyce loves him to bits. He’s got that happy knack of turning up in the right place at the right time and is forever tracking and tackling back.

“He has been passionate about this club since he got here and is a real hero with the fans. We all have our fingers crossed he’ll be back on duty tomorrow.”

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    DG is spot on.
    Too much is being made of the carroll/bony thing imo. Apart from anything else the transfers occurred two years ago and we for one have moved on considerably since then.

    Today AC is part of a very explosive frontline containing FOUR quality strikers! (AC,Sakho,Valencia and Zarate).
    Where as bony is the lone striker and leads the line.

    What’s more all our strikers are now available for selection for Swansea tomorrow and I believe our greater firepower will be key to winning the match!
    2-0 hammers!

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