No Kouyate threat as summer kicks in


kouyateThe media can spin it whichever way they want but Cheik Kouyate has said absolutely nothing that should have any of us panicking over his future.

Alarm bells started ringing among Irons fans, fuelled by some pretty ordinary quotes from the midfielder, earlier this week when he spoke of his unhappiness at playing in the right back role.

Effectively thy amounted to this; that given the problems with injuries he was used in a role which he can’t really handle and that the manager – having said he would be there for just one game – continued to play him there for another two.

At this stage he told the manager he couldn’t continue adding, when asked about his future, that he didn’t know for now as he was on holiday and not really considering it.

He added that these were not things to discuss publicly but that the important issue wasย the resumption of pre-season, ย that he would be at West Ham, and the rest was out of his control.”

I can see very little here to become troubled about particularly give Kouyate is contracted to West Ham until 2021 to me read as little more than an an honest appraisal of his season.

That he should go into details about the right back role and his conversations with the manager about it was ย interesting but hardly threatening.

And the comments at the end about his future being out of his control no more than most players say when asked. It usually crops up whenever the summer season comes along or players are on international duty.

Storms and teacups are the two words that come to mind.


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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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  • Radai Lama says:

    Bit like Antonio in the Sky interview when all he said was something like “we will wait & see” about signing a new contract & the next thing you know he is a racing certainty to be gone this summer according to the nappie wetters ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Or a bit like all the fans that said they wouldn’t renew their season tickets, that the LS was a soullless bowl yet 95% of them renewed it’s all fake news ๐Ÿ˜€

  • markro says:

    I agree with Antonio about this and all other media speculation stories.

  • Radai Lama says:

    The problem is that fans read an article or listen to something then come up with all the worst scenarios.They dont believe most the crap written in the media about most other things in life but when it comes to football they believe it to be gospel for some crazy reason ๐Ÿ˜

  • Tel Boy says:

    I think if supporters read a piece in the newspapers about a possible signing that excites them they want to believe it to be true.Equally some supporters thrive on reading how we have missed out on a player so they can complain.

    Both stories probably have the same lack of credibility but fans will decide to believe them depending on their reason for deciding to believe them.Either through excitement or to moan.

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    He did say something about winning things, so perhaps that got people worried lol.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      hehehe yeah would be nice but seeing as we haven’t won anything significant since 1980 I won’t be holding my breath ๐Ÿ™‚

      • sleepswithdafishes says:

        exactly but if he is looking for winning things, perhaps he is looking elsewhere.

  • Stan The Man says:

    I think if he had major ideas about leaving one oc his lovely helpful agents would have been putting it out there from the seasons end.Its how they normal work to raise awareness of their clients availabilty.I dont see an issue rising myself.

  • HammerHeadz says:

    You boys all on the happy pills? Lots of hahaha’s and lol’s but strangely you don’t actually say anything that’s funny. lol.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Do you feel better for saying that.As pointless remarks go that is up there with the best.I really cant comprehend why people like you bother to make comments like that.I mean really whats the point other than to be a complete ass.
    It never ceases to amaze me even at seventy the stupidity & *****ness of some grown men.

  • Tel Boy says:

    Is being cheerful banned on our forums then?.Must we all be down in the mouth and miserable to fit the standard profile of a west ham forum user Lol. I understand that most forum users are miserable so in so”s but where does being miserable get you.

  • Radai Lama says:

    Whas not to be happy about Headz,its summer,the weather has been beautiful and the short skirts and tight tops are out & about That seems a good enough reason to be cheerful to me ๐Ÿ˜
    I will be called mysognistic now.Oh well shyte happens ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • vor says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ brilliant!!! lol

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