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Moyes expects tough game at Villa Park

David Moyes is expecting a very tough game at Villa Park this afternoon he has confided to his backroom staff.

Aston Villa will be no walkover this afternoon with the West Ham manager believing the Clarets have been unlucky with their results in recent games.

In October they have lost narrowly to Spurs, Arsenal and Wolves but beat Manchester United and Everton in September.

Aston Villa can be dangerous and direct on the counterattack and the Hammers cannot be complacent after recent back to back wins.

Villa manager Dean Smith says his football philosophy is built around the idea of retaining possession. Once the ball is lost, he wants his players to scramble to win it back. Tough pressing is strengthened by players looking to cut out passing avenues for the opposition. Overall, Smith’s teams like Moyes look to be the more hard-working team on any given day. Furthermore, Smith, like many fellow Premier League managers, is obsessed with details. His careful planning and scouting are partly to account for Villa’s change of fortunes last season.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Moyes expects tough game at Villa Park

  1. So DM is right , the lads need to be on it from the whistle . Hard work , fight & spirit will decide this . Basically we need to work harder than them . The lads can do this ,COYI ⚒

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