Moyes on temptation of West Ham players rollicking


The fall out from the match against Newcastle has been horrific and David Moyes has been explaining the situation too reporters.

Most wouldn’t have minded being a fly on the wall when the players returned to the dressing room and Moyes told the media whether it was tempting to give the players a rollicking.

He said: “Extremely tempting. You handle it in whatever way you think. A rollicking could be the right thing. Speaking in a different way could be the right thing.

When you’re the leader, there’s no one right way to do everything. It’s whatever way you think is best to handle the situation. “

He  said he would hope the Players policed themselves,  knowing they had let themselves down saying: Yes, but ut also over the years, we’ve had Mark Noble in the dressing room and he would’ve certainly policed them and organised them.

We’re still in a little bit of a changeover period. We’ve got a great young captain but maybe still got a bit to go as far as all the other sides of the game as well.

That’ll come with age and experience. But overall, they don’t need to be told too much. They know how it went.

“We were all upset because we didn’t play well enough on the night. Quite a few individual errors meant it looked a lot worse than it should’ve been on the night.

Let’s be fair, we’re still playing against a side who’s positive and doing well this year. We made it look a lot easier than it should’ve been. “

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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!"

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