Bleak Irons news for Allardyce

winston-reid-west-ham-united_3009997Winston Reid has rejoined the first team squad and is expected to be available for the spikey little affair against Sunderland at the  weekend.

And word from the training camp is that Sam Allardyce could be confronted with Andy Carroll on whom he splashed an incredible £17 million when he was Irons boss to make him the club’s record signing.

However, the game will come too soon for Diafra Sakho who, although he is working incredibly hard into the afternoon, won’t be fit for the game according to our sources.

We were told: “Sak is more likely to be available for the match at Everton although he would love to believe he will be in the running for the Spurs game.”

Reid’s return is bad news for Allardyce who in an interview earlier in the season described him in glowing terms leaving the distinct impression that he was the top Irons man at the back.

Carroll too is set for his return with a source saying: “It wasn’t a big problem and as things look now he should be fit.”

Sunderland remain in the bottom three with Allardyce’s record of never having been relegated very much under threat.


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7 comments on “Bleak Irons news for Allardyce

  1. Carroll can sit next to Reid,Song,Moses Obiang and Oxford
    Lanzini must start next to Payet,Antonio with Emineke,to play in front of Kouyate and Noble
    Collins and Ogbonna deserve their places plus Cresswell and Byram
    Either keeper will do,
    Bring Carroll on for the second half when we are 3 or 4 up

  2. Not looking forward to this. Yes we are playing well but Fat Sam knows how to kill a game and he has a good record against his previous teams. A big win would be very nice

  3. Big win? Fine. Any win? Suits me. Just don’t let that fat **** take any points back to paedoville.

  4. To most this is the biggest game of the season every time we score the fans should just cup their ears to him,
    We need to show how. Far we have come and how much class we now have,

  5. Hippo Head has been relegated on two previous occasions, once with Brian Talbot and once on his own . . . lets please get rid of this fantasy that Hippo Head guarantees anything . . . and not just as I do not like him.

    He certainly guarantees not winning anything if anything, at top dollar . . . which proves his agent is top notch . . . the abilty to sell a dog turd as a cake comes to mind

    He left Newcastle and Blackburn with ageing one dimensional sides when he left and in a mess . . . we were also in freefall when he was released.

  6. I’m not against Sunderland? In fact I like the club?? But when they chose hippo as a manager?? My feelings have sort of reversed 3*0 to west ham?? Hopefully.

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