Reid suspended for Newcastle


ReidWinston Reid and James Tomkins were both booked for their involvement in the melees which followed fouls on Morgan Amalfitano at Goodson and the New Zealander is suspended as a result for next Saturday.

That was his fifth yellow of the season but manager Sam Allardyce refused to condemn him or any pof the other players invovled.

Big Sam refused to criticise his players for showing ‘passion’ when their teammates had been ‘unfairly treated’.

He said: “I can understand why, particularly as Morgan got two and the third one on Mark Noble from Steven Naismith was as bad as any challenge in the game.”

On the injury situation the manager said: “We hope they are not too long or too serious. It’s the worst international break I’ve had in my time at West Ham United.”

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    This what I don’t understand about Winston, on the one hand he blatantly ignores the clubs contract negotiations whilst running his contract down(damaging the club in the process), but then showing such passion and commitment when a teammate is scythed down!

    As for his suspension, well we may have to get used to him not being there! So it is no real drama.
    Tonka will have a chance to redeem himself after a poor display on Saturday and even poorer play acting!

  • Michael Miller says:

    I don’t understand why Tomkins fell to the ground clutching his face when Mirallais pushed him in the chest – must have been a really strong gust of wind or something!

  • Roman says:

    Will someone tell Winston Reid that what the Hammers are offering which includes first team football is better than he will ever get anywhere else.He is not that good anyway.

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