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Moyes blasts ‘unfair’ schedule

David Moyes has hit out at what he perceives to be an “unfair” schedule as West Ham prepare to face FCSB in the Europa Conference League.

The Hammers boss has looked ahead in the fixture list and believes that October’s fixtures are so crammed together that it cannot possibly be right.

Indeed, at the end of last month, the Irons played Viborg on August 25, Aston Villa three days later, Spurs three days after that, and Chelsea three days later. Now they play FCSB.

In October, the Hammers will play nine games in a month and have a run that sees them play Bournemouth on Monday October 24th, Silkeborg on the 27th, and Manchester United on the 30th, before then taking on FCSB on the 3rd of November.

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Asked about his opinion on the schedule, Moyes was in no mood to hide his feelings on the matter.

He said, as per Football.London: “In this country we go on, we play the games. We would have hoped they looked at the fixtures. We have Bournemouth on the Monday, game on Thursday and then Sunday. We see that as unfair. 4 games in 9 days. It’s the way it is. Last week was really tough.”

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Moyes blasts ‘unfair’ schedule

  1. Moyes in case you don’t know it, that’s why the club backed you to the tune of 150m. You actually have a squad of two good teams, you have 22 players any of which can play Thurs or Sunday so grow up, get on with it and stop making excuses. When you start making excuses it tells me you are planning to play the same players in most of the games, if that is the case you are going down the wrong path.

  2. Sorry, David, but if we want to be up there playing in Europe with the big boys, we need to wear our big boy pants and suck it up. Players would rather play games than train, given the opportunity, and the increased revenue extra games bring should be (and have been) invested into a squad big enough to handle them all…

    I suspect that he’s complaining because he doesn’t have time to study his opposition fully, and we know he likes to be methodical. But that’s what you invest some of that money in – researchers who can provide you with the info you need on each opponent to help you prepare…

    Suck it up, Dave – we love all the fixtures and long may it continue.

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