Hammers exhaustion?


Hammers exhaustion… pardon

The fall out of our recent thrashing against Fulham, along with other sound bites and comments from the weekend, seems like a contest to determine who can convey a greater sense of Hammers exhaustion.

Hammers exhaustion… pardon!

This peculiar approach is odd, considering that claiming fatigue is unlikely to garner much public sympathy. After all, being tired is inherent in sports writes Michael Talbot.
Even snooker, with its “mental demands,” may appear remarkably draining judging by the fatigued expressions of players at the recent world championship. Let’s admit it, at least half of any snooker match is spent in a comfortable chair, gazing into space, contemplating what dogs dream about.

There are other reasons why fatigue doesn’t hold up as a convincing excuse. For starters, everyone experiences tiredness. Aren’t we all exhausted most of the time?

Athletes, in contrast, defy the fatigue of ordinary individuals and James Ward Prowse revealed the same – that he and the Hammers squad are professionals who look after themselves thus denying the David Moyes explanation or excuse!
Such “reasoning” doesn’t wash!
A couple if ninety minute games a week, with subs available and the regular ability to use them when and how he likes, suggests to me that it is not the players that are tired but David Moyes.
Fans get tired too – tired of these weak and pointless excuses for defeat.

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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!"

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