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Moyes to deny squad any warm weather training

West Ham manager David Moyes has revealed he will not be taking his squad on warm-weather training abroad during the new winter break.

Asked by reporters at Rush Green this afternoon Moyes revealed “We’re not going to Dubai or Miami. That might be actually what we need. But we’re not doing that. We’ve a few things we might do more locally rather than too far afield”

Asked why the West Ham squad would not be travelling abroad the manager added: “Totally my decision. I would like to give them time off. If you’re calling it a winter break you should give them time off. That doesn’t mean to say all of it. Half off and half doing some training. We’ve got a 15-day period, a bit longer than everyone else. But I’m trying to look at something else, somewhere to do a bit of training but nothing too far away.”

Previously both Sam Allardyce and Slaven Bilic have taken their squads away for warm weather training during the winter.

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5 comments on “Moyes to deny squad any warm weather training

  1. No. I don’t think you get it. This is the first year the premier league has had a designated winter break like they have in other European leagues. The idea is to rest the players completely.

    • Doesn’t mean we have to pay for them to go on holiday. Some rest and some training back home is fine. We’re in a fight for Premiership status and, for many, the future of the club. Don’t think there would be so much unrest if we were in 7th place. Don’t recall Bonzo needing a trip to Dubai.

  2. I’ve heard Canvey Island is nice this time of year!

  3. I seem to remember Moyes taking the squad for warm weather training in the USA immediately after the Burnley fiasco – AC made the back pages but overall it didn’t seem to do much harm. I take the point about rest and a mid season break, but warm weather training a) is not necessarily a bad thing b) has been used before by Moyes

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