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Nolan lauded by West Ham coach for cancelling Christmas party

Kevin Nolan has been praised by West Ham academy coach Anwar Uddin for his decision to shelve the players' annual Christmas party due to the club's poor league position. "Well you know he's the club captain and you do whatever you see fit," Uddin told "I think it's a smart thing to do because it's like anything, when you're in a precarious situation and you're seen maybe having the time of your life in Dublin, it's probably not the best message to go out to the fans.

"I just think that says a lot about him, it says a lot about the club that they know about that and they understand that the fans do see them and have a perception of them in a certain way.

"I think that's only a positive thing that the fans can take from them because it shows that look we're serious about this, yeah we know we're in a bit of a precarious position but what are we going to do?

"Let's get out of it and we will do everything we can to get out of it and that includes cancelling the Christmas party, but hopefully the schoolboy coaches don't cancel their Christmas party because I'm looking forward to that!"

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