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Former ref offers Moysie sympathy

Keith Hackett will be remembered by a large number of Hammers fans as making the worst decision in our  history when sending off Tony Gale in the 1991 FA Cup semi final.

Now, however, he believes that David Moyes is suffering a series of decisions which he describes as pretty awful.

Few would argue that VAR and the use of the pitch side cameras has destroyed much of what goes to make up this great game.

But Hackett appears to admire Moysie’s attitude towards the problems he has suffered during what has none the less been a season of resilience, determination and often  – as was shown at Burnley – some truly great football from the boys.

Unlike some managers in our recent history (!)  Moyes has remained relatively calm within the dug out when few would have blamed him had he completely lost the plot given the what’s ahead with the possibility of Europe more than on the horizon.

Hackett told West Ham Zone: He’s had some pretty awful decisions against him, the red cards that have been overturned,” .

“He’s not gone too public on it, he hasn’t jumped up and down in the technical area and maybe someone should listen to him.

“It’s Karren Brady saying they’re not good enough and I agree with her in the main, but when you complain you’ve got to say ‘what are you going to do about it? What is the problem?’

“We know the boss [Mike Riley] of the PGMOL just isn’t good enough but he’s been there for nearly 10 years now, so he’s the longest-serving guy who is on the PGMOL.

“Then say to the board of directors at PGMOL, why are you putting up with this?

“Those companies that contribute ie the Premier League, the Football League, are having a dig at referees, well it’s up to you to do something about it.

“The coaches are not good enough and training education-wise is not good enough, there’s no accountability.”

West Ham

It’s admirable that Moyes isn’t making as much of the incidents as other managers might.

He’s remained pretty cool throughout but Hackett is right in that something has to change quickly to get a hold of these referees making peculiar calls every weekend.

It’s incumbent on the PGMOL and the Premier League to enhance the standard of refereeing, or risk continuing to be the laughing stock of football.

He’s had some pretty awful decisions against him, the red cards that have been overturned,” Hackett told West Ham Zone.

“He’s not gone too public on it, he hasn’t jumped up and down in the technical area and maybe someone should listen to him.

“It’s Karren Brady saying they’re not good enough and I agree with her in the main, but when you complain you’ve got to say ‘what are you going to do about it? What is the problem?’

“We know the boss [Mike Riley] of the PGMOL just isn’t good enough but he’s been there for nearly 10 years now, so he’s the longest-serving guy who is on the PGMOL.

“Then say to the board of directors at PGMOL, why are you putting up with this?

“Those companies that contribute ie the Premier League, the Football League, are having a dig at referees, well it’s up to you to do something about it.

“The coaches are not good enough and training education-wise is not good enough, there’s no accountability.”

West Ham

It’s admirable that Moyes isn’t making as much of the incidents as other managers might.

He’s remained pretty cool throughout but Hackett is right in that something has to change quickly to get a hold of these referees making peculiar calls every weekend.

It’s incumbent on the PGMOL and the Premier League to enhance the standard of refereeing, or risk continuing to be the laughing stock of football.

He’s had some pretty awful decisions against him, the red cards that have been overturned,”

He’s had some pretty awful decisions against him, the red cards that have been overturned,” Hackett told West Ham Zone.

“He’s not gone too public on it, he hasn’t jumped up and down in the technical area and maybe someone should listen to him.

“It’s Karren Brady saying they’re not good enough and I agree with her in the main, but when you complain you’ve got to say ‘what are you going to do about it? What is the problem?’

“We know the boss [Mike Riley] of the PGMOL just isn’t good enough but he’s been there for nearly 10 years now, so he’s the longest-serving guy who is on the PGMOL.

“Then say to the board of directors at PGMOL, why are you putting up with this?

“Those companies that contribute ie the Premier League, the Football League, are having a dig at referees, well it’s up to you to do something about it.

“The coaches are not good enough and training education-wise is not good enough, there’s no accountability.”

West Ham

It’s admirable that Moyes isn’t making as much of the incidents as other managers might.

He’s remained pretty cool throughout but Hackett is right in that something has to change quickly to get a hold of these referees making peculiar calls every weekend.

It’s incumbent on the PGMOL and the Premier League to enhance the standard of refereeing, or risk continuing to be the laughing stock of football.

“He’s not gone too public on it, he hasn’t jumped up and down in the technical area and maybe someone should listen to him.

“It’s Karren Brady saying they’re not good enough and I agree with her in the main, but when you complain you’ve got to say ‘what are you going to do about it? What is the problem?’

“We know the boss [Mike Riley] of the PGMOL just isn’t good enough but he’s been there for nearly 10 years now, so he’s the longest-serving guy who is on the PGMOL.

“Then say to the board of directors at PGMOL, why are you putting up with this?

“Those companies that contribute ie the Premier League, the Football League, are having a dig at referees, well it’s up to you to do something about it.

“The coaches are not good enough and training education-wise is not good enough, there’s no accountability.”

 

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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