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“Sam knocked good habits into me”

winston-reid-west-ham-united_3009997Winston Reid has thanked Sam Allardyce for the impact he had on his career.
Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “When I’d just come to English football, I was still getting used to a new playing style and he put good habits into me and over the years they has stuck with me.“He teaches you to defend how a defender should do – I know that sounds a bit stupid, but it’s true!

“In that sense, he knocked good habits into me and I appreciated having him as a coach and enjoyed working with him.

“The year we went down the team was all over the place, then when we got relegated it was tough because nobody knew if they were going to be staying or leaving.

“I guess everything was a bit up in the air and so to bounce back in the first season straight away, even if we had a few ups and downs, was great.

“We then had three decent enough seasons in the Premier League under Sam, and he stabilised the Club and took us from where we were before passing it on to Slaven, who has improved on it so far with some good young players who have been brought in to improve the squad.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on ““Sam knocked good habits into me”

  1. Now you are learning how to pass the ball trap and trap the ball if you can stay fit,
    Just think how good you could be now if Slav had managed you for 5 years,

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