Such a change as players salute joyful fans!

LanzcarrAn enthusiastic and long time member of the ClaretandHugh Facebook forum picked up on a highly significant moment at Selhurst Park this afternoon.

It’s the sort of thing that goes unnoticed at the end of a fabulous – if late – victory but Mark John Candler brought to the attention of other members and we believe it deserves a wider audience.

Mark, thrilled of course with the 3-1 win was even more chuffed to see the reaction of the players to our great fans as they celebrated at the end.

He wrote: “You know what was great at the end, players coming over to the fans and giving them their shirts, a totally different attitude all round.

And that comes from the top a ex player who know how important the fans are, how they are the 12th man at times, the reason why they are in the job they are!!

Another tiny part of our legendary ‘west ham way’ coyi

And another member – Pete Eddie Gavin – put my own feelings about the new Irons perfectly when he said: ¬†Don’t have the words for how much I’m enjoying this season.

“But suffice to say I’ve been supporting the Hammers for 44 years and this year it feels like I’m that kid again, who couldn’t wait for the weekend so he could watch his heroes… COYI’S !!!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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

6 comments on “Such a change as players salute joyful fans!

  1. And a number of said players were the same ones Sam said grumbled about the fans. Read into that what you will!

  2. So many jump all over Carroll but his back header from Zarate’s cross for Lanzini to slot in was unselfish & put us in a winning position. I know, it’s about time, but he made that goal & we went on from there.

    • very true, lots of people are frustrated with his injury’s and vent BUT every time ive seen him make a come back for us he has had huge support from the fans.. massive cheers and loads of love, I have never heard him boo’ed like Nolan

      I think the fans like him and want him fit for action

  3. AC’s a game-changer. He’s much more than just a battering ram; he’s actually got quick feet and also drops back to become a stand-in CB. Nolan thrived on those knock down for years, and the current crop are much better box players than he was.

    If – and we all know how big an ‘if’ it is – he stays fit, AC may not score 20+ a season, but he will be a hugely valuable option in Bilic’s drive for a Top 6 place.

  4. The Squad with AC in it looks very strong,only Chelski out of the top 4 are a threat to us,
    Arsenal have a dodgy defence,Man City blow hot and cold,Man U seem to have got it right at the moment but we are the form team and could go very near this year,
    Chelski will show how far we have come,
    This could be the season

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