David Moyes needs to learn from Aston Villa.
Football is now a squad game as the midlanders showed yesterday when manager Unai Emery used five subs from the 55th minute in beating Arsenal and moving to third place in the Premier League. At the same time they continued their magnificent start to the season in moving to within two points of Liverpool.
Their manager understands that this is now a squad game and is more than ready – as shown – to use up to 16 players to get a result.
Thursday evening’s Hammers win over Spurs was magnificent and there was little need to change things in the second period but there have been many times this season. Too often just one or two subs from the 65th minute onwards appear – sometimes in the last couple of minutes. Pointless.
The manager claimed this week the Villains had more resources than us. They have also been in the Premier League less time than us over their recent years and their recent success can be traced back to the superb appointment of Emery following the Steven Gerrard years.
Fingers crossed for both a win at Fulham today and maybe a change of managerial attitude when things aren’t necessarily going too well in games.