Sunday, 27 July 2014

Antipodean Adventure Ends with Major Prize

It was a hell of a distance to travel for a couple of pre-season friendlies but after two somewhat embarrassing defeats the Hammers limp home still looking for some hint that they have found some direction towards the all new 'entertaining' style that has been promised.

On Saturday morning the Hammers followed up their 2-1 defeat to Wellington Phoenix with a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Sydney at the WestPac 'Cake tin' stadium in Wellington. The Hammers agan fell behind early, and despite much huffing nd puffing, and a fortunate own goal from the opposition, they just don't seem to have found their stride. Big am was amply frustrated tha he even took to criticisng the new 'attacking' ethos as he blamed the lack of defensive stability for their poor form.

As the rumours continue regarding Winston Reid's future at the club, others have suggested that the New Zealand trip was a clever means of encouraging Reid to remain at the club. It is no great secret that many expect that aongside James Tomkins, Reid can form an enduring central defensive partnership to bring us through the first few years of the Olympic Stadium.

Perhaps the New Zealand trip will prove to be a crucial manoevre over the coming years!

 

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