Poll result: Who should skipper the Hammers?


Winston-Reid-714445Winston Reid has run out a clear winner in a poll to decide who should skipper the Hammers in the absence of Mark Noble.

ClaretandHugh held the poll after Noble missed ¬†Monday’s game against Huddersfield and will be sidelined for Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion.

With fierce competition for places when everybody is fit it looks likely that Noble could miss out on games although Slaven Bilic has suggested he will be fit for the Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers.

Over 1600 CandH follower voted in the poll and Reid came out way ahead with 882 votes (52.85 per cent of the poll) whilst Pablo Zabaleta was a clear runner up with 317 votes (18.99 pc).

That’s a remarkable result for a player who has so far only appeared in four league games.

James Collins filled third place with 132 votes ( 7.91 per cent) and Michail  Antonio fourth with 122 votes which represented 7.31.

The full result can be found at

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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I missed that Poll but don’t think Reid is a good captain, to be honest I would want it to be someone in midfield or a Zabaletta type who will call players out when they don’t put a shift in and pull them together when our backs are against the wall during matches, for me Reid is part of the mediocre old guard and if we want to push top six we need someone that will demand what it takes.

  • says:

    For anyone interested on the topic of what makes a great captain, good read from Sam Walker, who analyzed what was common among the greatest sports dynasties, and found that a certain type of captain led these teams:

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