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Moyes settles the ” who’s fault” discussion

David Moyes has given his answer to the question: “Are performances against winnable teams – such as today’s – down to the manager or the lack of intensity from the players.

It started as a CandH Facebook discussion and brought the usual diverse views but Moyes holds himself and the staff as responsible declaring

It’s always an easy one to answer in such cases – be it football or any job – if there’s a lack of application from the staff it’s down to the man at the top.

Moues – to his credit – appears to accept that as he uses the royal “we” when discussing a performance which left nearly everything required -m it was that poor.

He said: “We’ve got the mentality that we have to try and win games like today’s.”

Quite right and one example today was typical of his problems:  When you have to replace an off colour Manu Lanzini with an even less on colour Said Benrahma, there’s a problem.

When you consistently choose not to use a player in Vlasic whom you decided to splash out £27 million for there’s a problem.

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There are other issues but in fairness to Moyes by using that word – WE – he accepts it’s as much his and the backroom staff’s responsibility as the lads whom he has congratulated time and again for their efforts this season.

He told www.whufc.com: “I’m sure we’ll get them up again. We’ll push them on and drive them on. We’re not going to give up all the good work we’ve put in.

We’ve got the mentality that we have to try and win games like today’s. We have to try and find extra resources to do it and I just didn’t think we had that today.”

Well said Moyesy and thanks for settling a CandH Facebook discussion!

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