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…]

Winston Reid signs new West Ham contract

West Ham United had agreed a new two-year deal with defender Winston Reid according to the Daily Mail.

Reid, 24, has been outstanding for West Ham this season and West Ham have wasted no time in rewarding his fine form with a new contract as well as keeping interested parties at bay. [Read more…]

Leicester 1 – 2 West Ham

Winston Reid ScoringThe mighty Hammers have kept their hopes of automatic promotion alive from tonight with a 2-1 win at Leicester City.

Knowing anything less than a win would gift Southampton the second automatic promotion place, West Ham knew they had to do the business and were definitely in the mood.

It looked like it could be slipping away when Beckford popped up with a header in the first half for Leicester against the run of play.

If Leicester thought this would rock West Ham then they were wrong, because The Irons went straight on the attack again like they had been for much of that half and grabbed a well deserved equaliser through the unlikely source of Winston Reid within 5 minutes, who finished from close range from a delightful Matty Taylor cross, not sure where our forwards were but I was happy our Kiwi defender was to hand!

Carlton Cole was in a ding dong battle with the Leicester City defence and proved a real handful for them until he was substituted in the second half.

Into the second half and Leicester made some changes, probably concerned by how dominant West Ham were in the first half.

The changes didn’t work as West Ham were still on top and creating chances, and in the 58th minute one was finally taken with Jack Collison smashing home from outside the box with a lovely strike. Fortunately for us Collison was still on the pitch to score as Henri Lansbury was on the sidelines waiting to replace the Welshman.

Vaz Te set-up Collison again inside the box only for a defender to nip in and win the ball much to Vaz Te’s frustration who thought Jack should have been more aware.

Nolan then spurned a gift of a chance in the last minute and instead of playing the ball to Lansbury who had an open goal he went for glory and missed the best chance of the match. West Ham nearly paid for this as Leicester got a free kick in the 4th minute of injury time and pumped it into the box with Winston Reid nearly kicking the Tigers players head off and giving away a penalty, fortunately it came to nothing and West Hams slim chance of automatic promotion remains alive.

Vaz Te impressed me again though and looked very lively and if we do go into the play off’s then I think he could be the man to win it for us.

So another eventful West Ham game and a nervous final day of the season although Southampton remain in the box seat. COYI!

TEAMS:

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Bamba, Morgan, Marshall, King, Drinkwater, Wellens, Beckford, Nugent
Subs: St.Ledger, Howard, Dyer, Waghorn, Vassell

West Ham United: Green, Demel, Taylor, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, Collison, O’Neil, Vaz Te, Cole
Subs: Baldock, Faubert, Diop, Lansbury, Collins