It’s pretty likely you’ve watched the goal I’m about to describe a million times, but the chances are equally high you’ll still smile whenever you hear about it.
Winston Reid rises above Daley Blind and fires the ball towards goal with his head, David de Gea gets his left hand to it but his efforts are futile, only adding to the drama, as the ball goes over the line.
It is a goal that will be spoken about by every generation of West Ham supporter that follows it; Winston Reid wrote his name into the club’s very fabric for all of eternity when he scored the final goal at Upton Park.
Another great gift he gave the supporters came when he volleyed in the winner against Millwall in the Championship.
However, it’s been a while since Reid has enjoyed these kinds of moments and some West Ham fans have begun to grow frustrated with him.
He struggled with injury in the 2017/18 season, managing just 17 games and didn’t manage to get onto the pitch at all this campaign.
Having spent so much time out, during which West Ham have bought Issa Diop and Fabián Balbuena, it is unlikely he would get back into the team even if he was available.
It is so often the case that a club’s fan base can only truly appreciate a player’s special moments to their maximum when that man has left the club.
Moving on could be the best option for him not just because of the nostalgia, but with the New Zealand international now 30-years-old it would also mean he can get game time for what remains of his career.