Winston Reid withdraws from All Whites squad

West Ham defender Winston Reid has withdrawn from the New Zealand squad following his calf injury prior to the club’s 3-2 loss to Southampton. All Whites skipper Reid was stretchered off after picking up the injury in the warm-up at St.Mary’s. He was originally named in West Ham’s starting eleven but had to be replaced by Jose Fonte.

Reid will therefore miss both of New Zealand’s World Cup qualifiers against the Solomon Islands. Slaven Bilic has also said that he will play no part in the upcoming fixture against Newcastle. [Read more…]

Goal of the season for 2016/17- Nominees announced & Voting Open

The club have today (April 19, 2017) officially opened voting for the End of the Season Awards in six categories- Hammer of the Year, Best Goal, Best Save, Team Performance, Individual Performance and Best Signing.

The Best Goal of the season award has six nominees- two of the goals came against Crystal Palace.

Antonio v Watford (Payet’s rabona assist)
Payet v Middlesbrough (great individual goal)
Lanzini v Palace
Reid v Sunderland
Carroll v Palace
Kouyate v Swansea

In our humble opinion, Carroll vs Palace is our easy winner. [Read more…]

Reid and Cresswell named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8

West Ham had two representatives in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8, with both Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell making it to the BBC analyst’s XI.

While Crooks blasts Martin Atkinson for his controversial decision to send Cresswell off, he also complains about the “lack of atmosphere” at the Olympic Stadium, comparing it to “watching football in the middle of the Nevada Desert” [Read more…]

Reid and Moses out till New Year- Bilic blames Chadwell Heath

Winston Reid and Victor Moses are expected to be out for an extended period of time, adding to West Ham’s injury woes. Reid was injured in training on Wednesday and will have a scan tomorrow to determine the nature of his injury, but Bilic has already said that the initial diagnosis is not good and he will be out for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Moses picked up his injury in the game against United last weekend, and is set for a similar spell on the sidelines.

The duo joining an increasing crowded injury list, but what will worry Bilic is that the players who are on the treatment table are among his most influential- the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini have been key to West Ham’s success this season. [Read more…]

Winston Reid injured til the new year?

Winston Reid is reportedly out injured until the New Year which is news that will dismay West Ham United fans.

Reid, 25, has followed on his excellent form from last season and has been excellent for West Ham this season putting in top notch performances and becoming one of our most influential players.

The New Zealand international will also miss his countries World Cup Qualifying double header with Mexico this month. [Read more…]

Winston Reid confident form will return

Hammers’ star Winston Reid feels his side has got what it takes to turn around their poor start to the season.

The New Zealand international is confident that the East London club’s fortunes will change soon. West Ham United’s loss against Hull City Tigers signals just five points from their first six games leaving the club in 17th position in the league table. [Read more…]

West Ham secure Reid on new contract

West Ham have secured the services of central defender Winston Reid until 2015 after the New Zealander signed a new 2-year deal.

This is fantastic news for West Ham as Reid, along with James ‘Ginge’ Collins, has been outstanding in the heart of the West Ham defence this season and Reid will have to be in with a strong shout for West Ham’s Player of The Year Award. [Read more…]