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Irons add to Kouyate mystery

Kouyate_3191406Beyond last night’s performance in the Europa Cup, which probably left most of us undwerhelmed,  remained one unanswered question: ‘What’s the score with Cheik Kouyate?’

Our understanding is that the midfielder had suffered a thigh injury in training and was unavailable to play. We were also told that he would be sidelined for 7-14 days.

However, in an odd move, he was then included on the bench and of all those available who DID play, picked out for special attention on the West Ham United FC Facebook page!

We caught just one sight of him just once as the match unfolded before the BT Sport cameras – well wrapped up and clearly set to play absolutely no part in proceedings.

Yet the FB sideshow – posted about an hour after our story claiming mystery surroundeing the player’s fitness first appeared  – had a short video of him in action under a status declaring:

“Let’s hope Kouyate is firing on all cylinders again tonight”

Just possibly the FB post went up in order to ensure the opposition did not take the reports too seriously although it’s unlikely anyone from Astra would have been religiously checking ClaretandHugh either then or EVER!

All very strange and hopefully today at some point we will learn the facts – that he’s either fit or not. We know where our money is.!!!! 🙂

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

12 comments on “Irons add to Kouyate mystery

  1. Hope hes not another casualty. Hes the engine of the team.

  2. Very strange that considering he was on the subs bench. My money is on him having been abducted by aliens who then wrapped him in their weird garments.

  3. My theory is that the club think there is enough outcry about injuries and screams for new players to come in to replace them. Therefore they wouldnt want another “casualty” added to that list. At least not for now.

  4. All will be revealed in the coming days.On a bright note it will be good to have Manu back soon.

  5. It’s definitely time to invest in Pampers shares,their shares must be sky rocketing now the seasons started & the Wetlands match thread is up & running.I say buy buy buy Lol

    • The one down side to this excellent app that was designed,the fact it has WHTID on it.I have never come across such a miserable group of fans on match days.I really shouldn’t even bother reading it but it’s a bit like watching a crash about to happen.You don’t want to look but you just have to.Thankfully they don’t reflect the views of ALL West Ham fans

      • Avoid it Bob.I learned in the first couple of days of using the app it’s not worth tapping on unless you want to feel sombre for the day 😛

  6. It would be good to have a week or two without any negative news.

  7. Hugh: There is a page on the WHU site about adding fixtures to one’s calendar. I like the idea; it can be so easy to miss fixture changes/times (even for someone as an@ly retentive as me….!)
    However they ask for a phone no. What do they need that for?
    But the most important one is that they do not state that the info will not be sold to 3rd parties. I don’t feel I can sign up for it.
    (I’ll email them, but feel it is pointless as they don’t reply. They still haven’t replied or returned my e-purse money. I did also email about the need to provide standing areas, but was not expecting a reply).
    Can you find out about this?

  8. It’s ok Fish you won’t end up on Tinder or are you already ?
    Why would you waste a slot on the bench to hide an injury even Slav would not think that was a good tactics,
    Obiang had his normal good sound game and because we played 4 up top Noble had more space and time,
    Don’t like to say it but we did not miss Kouyate yesterday,
    In fact if Antonio had had a bit more luck infront of goal in the first half this tie could be over,
    Pity the chance that dropped to Valencia did not go to Antonio or Calleri,
    Don’t know why anyone is wetting themselves the 3 lads at the back looked calm and class,happy on the ball and fit
    Reid, Collins should worry or improve because there days are numbered
    No need for pampers in my Villa even with my drinking habit

  9. Handsome little fellow Fish and so English,
    The birds will be queuing up,
    You need a brace mate

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