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Moyes needs to learn from Aston Villa

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.

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Moyes needs to learn from Aston Villa

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.


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Moyes needs to learn from Aston Villa

  1. Spot on comment Hughie this is right to the heart of it. The Moyes method of discard and ignore all gut the core 12 is totally flawed and counter productive even down to selling them on at a huge loss. Look at Villa, great spirit of inclusiveness, fabulous rotation in the subs, success.

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