It could a long and boring evening

David Moyes-West Ham-Press conference-told West Ham players to take two days off

It could be a long and boring evening

David Moyes looks all set up the team not to lose or concede against  Freiburg  so it could a long and boring evening.  By default West Ham just need a point to top the group so a draw will be just fine for the manager.

It could be a long and boring evening

With just 47,000 tickets sold and the real attendance much lower, the atmosphere is unlikely to add to what could end up being a very dreary 90 minutes writes SEAN WHETSTONE.
If the Hammers concede that could  change the tactics but we fully expect Moyes to set up a defensive team allowing Freiberg much of the ball.
The game is live on TNT Sports formally BT Sports but might not be the most entertaining of games on the box this week.
West Ham need to top the group to avoid the play off round and two more European games like they achieved last season in the Europa Conference League.
After a number of lack lustre and dull games, the West Ham players will be looking to prove critics wrong with a convincing display tonight but it will all depend how Moyes sets out his stall
The players were given two days off to rest from fatigue and as a fire break from illness that was spreading through the squad which may or may not have been the best idea. We will see.

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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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