Reid’s ready to rumble

ReidyWinston Reid has called on the squad to repeat the sort of display they gave at Arsenal last season and get the campaign off to a perfect start tonight.
Speaking to tjhe official site the defender said: “Chelsea, who have a top new manager, will be raring to go and will want to start well and it’s tough against the top sides, but we hope to do what we did last season at Arsenal and pick up a positive result.

“Last season, that game really kick-started the season and we hope something similar will come our way. It would be the perfect start.

The Irons picked up four points from their two clashes with the west London outfit last season and but for a shocking refereeing decision it would have been six.

Reid believes the disappointment felt after the clash shows just how far this Irons team has come under manager Slav’s leadership.

He said: “We were disappointed last season and it of course showed that we’ve come a long way but in any match in which you concede a late goal to prevent you picking up three points, you’ll be disappointed.

“In that game, we produced a lot of chances and we should have won. We didn’t and we picked up too many draws around that time.

“But this is a new season and it’s a chance for us to start from scratch. We want to go there and get the best possible start at Stamford Bridge and we believe we can do that.”


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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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  • bubs says:

    We want to go there and get the best possible result we can ?
    He obviously means we are going to go there and win playing entertaining football,
    3 points and only 3 points will do,
    Just hope he can use his right peg for more then standing on tonight if he does I will be the first to sing his praises,

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