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David Moyes Rice joke back fires

Speaking to BBC Scotland’s Scottish football podcast, David Moyes told listeners said: “The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea. He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game.”

He added: “I was laughing because I keep getting told that Chelsea want Declan Rice, so I thought well I might just decide I want Billy Gilmour and see how it goes.”

His comments have been widely reported out of context with the headlines from the Sun  and the Daily Express reporting that the West Ham would happily swap the players.

Moyes joke has backfired on him with supporters’ reading the headlines and not the detail believing that he is prepared to sacrifice Declan Rice in a swap deal with Chelsea.

Billy Gilmour’s first-team career so far amounts to just seven appearances – four starts – and 461 minutes.

You can listen to David Moyes on the Scottish Football Podcast at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08c6r40



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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

8 comments on “David Moyes Rice joke back fires

  1. Another example of the media’s intelligence 2+2=5

  2. I read it the same way as Kevin… either way it’s a tongue in cheek comment that the media twist to suit their agenda.

  3. Keep your rice let’s keep our billy.

  4. it would be better for gilmour to remain.

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