David Moyes desperate to have Reid in squad

New West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that he has very less option but to play Winston Reid against Watford this weekend. The centre-back will be making the long trip from South America following New Zealand’s 2-0 defeat to Peru in the World Cup playoff which will see them miss next year’s tournament in Russia. Ahead of his first match in charge of West Ham, Moyes spoke about the need to play Reid with the likes of José Fonte and James Collins in the treatment room, he said: “Winston Reid will be the last one back today and in a perfect world we maybe wouldn’t use him on Sunday. We’re a bit short in central defence so we’ll see how he is.”

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Anthony Hudson Happy with Fitness Levels of New Zealand

Anthony Hudson has revealed that he is left impressed by the fitness of his squad ahead of the friendly with Japan. After the recent World Cup qualifying matches against Solomon Islands, the manager took a decision to send Dane Ingham away from the squad as he felt that the defender was not fit for selection. Other players who were left out of the squad include Bill Tuiloma, who also faced the similar issue. As a result, there was a lot of speculation that Hudson was not coming up with the correct fitness regime in order to get the players in shape for the crucial World Cup qualifiers. However, the manager has revealed that the group has done excellent progressing with regard to fitness compared with the last set of matches. He says that every player should be in a great condition in order to be eligible for selection. Hudson says […]

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Anthony Hudson Ready to Make Training Regime Changes to Help Players

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson has revealed that he is trying to keep things simple in terms of training. The Englishman believes that this may help the New Zealand team in the World Cup qualifiers during a busy period. New Zealand will be taking on Solomon Islands in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers in September. The national team gets its players from across the world. As the new campaign has just begun in Europe and most parts of the world, players will have witnessed a few weeks of top-level action already. In addition to the tiredness, any jet lag associated with the lot of travelling in order to get back to New Zealand may cause adverse effects to the players in these two matches, according to Hudson. As a result, he is trying to take away any pressure from the players and to reduce their intensity in the training. These changes […]

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Can New Zealand break their group stages Confederations Cup curse?

 Throughout the entire history of the New Zealand national football team, they have consistently had to settle with the group stages of the FIFA Confederations Cup. 1999, 2003 and 2009 are the all of the previous editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup that New Zealand has managed to qualify and in every single one of them, they have not been able to get past the group stages. New Zealand has qualified for the latest edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup which is the 2017. They were pitted in group A where they have to compete against the likes of: Russia, Portugal and Mexico. Anthony Hudson is the head coach of the New Zealand national football team and he talked about the approaching challenge of not only making it past their group stages curse but also making a memorable campaign as the 36 year old American manager said: “We want to […]

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Huddersfield Town emerge as new Favourites for Chris Wood

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have emerged as the front-runners to sign Chris Wood during this summer’s transfer window. The New Zealand international had a stellar season with Leeds United last season as he bagged the Golden Boot award in the Championship. Woods provided 27 goals in 44 league outings for the Peacocks last term, but despite his extreme efforts, the Yorkshire club missed on the playoffs owing to a patchy form in the dying stages of the campaign. Huddersfield Town eventually got promoted via the playoffs, and they are now being linked with a potential swoop for Wood in the summer. According to SkyBet, the Terriers are priced at 9/2, which makes them favourites ahead of Middlesbrough 8/1 and Crystal Palace 9/1. Wood had previously plyed his trade with West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City in the Premier League, but he struggled to make himself a regular at both […]

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