Sakho, Wherefore Art Thou?

Wherefore "the cause or intention underlying an action or situation" Even though you might think wherefore means "where," it really means the "why" behind something. Possibly the most famous use of the word is in "Romeo and Juliet," when Juliet says, "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" She doesn't mean "where are you?" but "why are you Romeo," or "why do you have to be a Montague, enemy of my family?"
Sounds a bit romantic doesn't it? Well there's definitely no romance involved when it comes to Diafra Sakho and West Ham United, the issue is whether the 'montague' aspect relates to the player's relationship with manager Slaven Billic, or with the Hammers hierarchy of Lady Brady and Messrs Gold & Sullivan! What is undeniable is that somewhere along the line something has gone badly wrong, David Sullivan 'over rode' Sam Allardyce when it came to recruiting 'Daffy' from FC Metz, so keen was the West Ham United co-owner to acquire the services of the Senegalese forward that he turned a proposed loan deal in to a permanent one, and so pleased was Mr Sullivan with Sakho's performances and attitude that the player was very quickly offered vastly improved terms and a contract extension! Everything was going swimmingly until the 'Sakman' went off on international duty, where his team doctor did his very best to cripple his player with some 'unconventional' back manipulation that caused a massive back problem which in turn 'disturbed' his body equilibrium ending in the need for an operation that he has not fully recovered from even now! Sakho then had the misfortune to see his child taken away to France by it's mother with whom he had endured a fractious relationship, leaving Sakho alone and injured and more importantly very vulnerable and in need of some support and sympathy (some might say it is hard to feel sympathy for someone who earns more money in a year than they will in a lifetime!).
Unfortunately and ironically, due to the impressive season with the team under the guidance of 'suave' Slaven Billic instead of the dour Sam Allardyce, expectations grew to an unrealistic level, a level that required a 'marquee' signing in order for the club to 'move forward', especially given the migration from the Old Boleyn Ground to The London Stadium, however at this point things started to go awry. With the benefit of hindsight the situation is plain to see, Sakho at the very time when he needed the most support, found himself as 'yesterday's man, and maybe something became lost either in translation or the club's desire to ensure all the season tickets got sold, but whatever the cause the effect was to disenfranchise a forward who in today's inflated market is probably worth between £15-20 Million before organising his replacement! Ludicrous, Stupid, Conceited call it what you will, but those labels refer to who ever thought they could publicly 'flirt' with every european big time charlie sniffing around for big bucks without upsetting one of their previous stalwarts! Crazy, it could only happen at West Ham, so what is the solution?..............David Sullivan needs to spend a little time with Diafra Sakho preferably in the company of Dimitri Payet (both speak french as their first language) and any good interpreter who understands football, Joey Barton's services are available during his hiatus from Rangers!
Joking aside, even a not fully fit Sakho represents a far better option upfront than Simone Zaza, and maybe it is about time a few heads were knocked together and then a line drawn in the sand, West Ham United do not have the luxury of limitless funding and therefore have to cut their cloth according to what is available. Moody, Doomy or even want away, Diafra Sakho could lift the spirits of West Ham fans by returning to the field of play, his energy and dynamism have been sorely missed, if it is all about injury then all stops must be pulled out in order to get him back to full fitness, if there is another agenda it will become clearer as the opening of the January transfer window approaches! - Ed

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Cant they all just shake hands and get on with it? Just give him a Bentley to say sorry and a selection of 'special interest' magazines from the G&S archive and be done with it?

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

We were linked with him at the beginning of the season but he signed a deal to stay at Cologne. My German colleagues say he is mustard, scores for fun and got a hat trick at the weekend. That was another one that got a away. Zaza I guess will be shipped back to Italy shortly and sorry to say but I think Ayew is average at best. Need a proper striker as a priority!

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Dicks is the man's picture

if we must beg lets beg to get him back on side. then when we get a replacement ditch him.

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asheshammer's picture

refers only to receiving money for services. Or not even that. Just receiving money. But the days when someone showed they were professional by getting on with what they do best, and showing real leadership in a team ... ahhhhhh well and truly over a long time ago.

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Heard sakho has stated he hopes to be on the bench on Saturday against Stoke. If true then sounds good to me. Hope he is chomping at the bit as he is the best, most mobile and exciting striker we have. Please diafra ditch the attitude then we will all be aboard and behind you. Fingers crossed he is now totally free of pain for over a year that's been reported.

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Must be the only one who feels sorry for Sakho.

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Fred I'm not feeling at all sorry for sakho!

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Look, i get hes gone the wrong way around it but in my opinion he has been mucked around, slated more then anyone in our team. The constant talk about a top class striker, all the Andy Carroll 1st current 1st choice. The injuries out of his control. The fact he is the best striker on our books but the lowest paid, was refused parity. If you know someone is getting paid 90k a week and 50k a week and your gettng paid 25k a week for doing more and better than they are you would want a payrise aswell. Then you have the unfortunate problems in his personal life mixed in with Alex Song being a massive tosspot and its no wonder to see why he thought he needed a fresh start. If he comes back and scores us the goals we need then i'm not gonna hold anything against him.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Sure feel like a new signing,if we can get him back up to scratch,nearly 5 months since we've had a striker on the score sheet, and that was sakho in may,as kammy would say unbelievable!

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moore2come's picture

Will find out after the Intl break according to DG. Along with Carroll and Masuako. Taking the AC one with a pinch of salt.

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nevillenixon's picture

Try a bag of salt!

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moore 6 legend's picture

All is not lost guys,now coley is back training with the squad lol!

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moore2come's picture

Not good for the arteries. One pinch per injury would be too much!

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Jay's picture

I vote we get Sakho and Carroll fit (if at all possible), keep them away from match days and heavy training and sell them in January and also get rid of Zaza and Tore in January.

No point playing Sakho and Carroll as they'll just get injured for a long time again so to me it makes sense to just cut our losses and get rid of them. The loaners mentioned might be fit for Southend but not West Ham!!

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moore2come's picture

Sounds good in theory but they're so brittle they'll break down having a medical elsewhere! Carroll will dislocate a hip getting onto an exercise bike and Sakho will throw his back again going over a speed hump on the way to the ground!

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moore2come's picture

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