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Moyes goes “off piste” – err, an explanation!

By Hughie Southon 

David Moyes made a bizarre claim when declaring at today’s presser ahead of the Everton game that – to use his expression – he “has had to go off piste.”

For those who may be uncertain what the expression means the dictionary defines  the adverb as “situated or taking place away from prepared ski runs” Eh?

Alternatively it can be understood to mean that you have changed direction which is a simpler and  explanation when taking about one’s decisions.

The move to sign Danny Ings represents a significant shift in transfer policy after Moyes spent huge sums on overseas talent – including the likes of Gianluca Scamacca, Lucas Paqueta and Nayef Aguerd – last summer, with the Scot admitting he has had to deviate from his original plan in a bid to turn around the Hammers’ fortunes.

He isn’t the first and won’t be the last manager to use odd turns of phrase to explain or possibly disguise a situation which is as bad as it gets.

Asked whether he has been was worried about his future he declared: “No, I’ve not. What I do think is I’ve had to go off-piste a little bit, because obviously we bought in players and we wanted it to happen.

“We tried to break it a little bit in the summer to try to move it onto another level because I’d seen signs that we weren’t quite going the way we wanted to.

[Now] we’ve had to go and do things slightly differently because of the position we’re in at the moment.”

What is actually means is: My plan went wrong!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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

2 comments on “Moyes goes “off piste” – err, an explanation!

  1. Off piste? so basically after spending the last 25 years as a manager and winning sod all he has had a rethink, get him out…. money for old rope

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