Moyes on the underperforming Boys

There really is little more to say. The best moments of the afternoon were 1) Rob Mason’s interview with Nick Barnes about being ‘let go’ by the club from his exemplary editing of the club programme (another rotten SAFC decision, but what a noble interview without a trace of bittneress) and 2) the sight of Bradley Lowery being carried on to the pitch beforehand by Jermain Defoe. For the rest, David Moyes got it right a couple of days ago – he and the players should have been hanging their heads in shame. Here are his usual post-match thoughts, …


“It was the most disappointing performance
we have had for a long time.

Most of the games for the last month or so I’d say there were spells where we played well, but I’m not sure we deserved something today.

Ultimately, the first goal was really the turning point.

Jordan [Pickford] has been superb all year.

He has been undoubtedly our best player all season and he just come for something which really wasn’t there for him to come near.

The first goal was ultimately going to be really important and they got it.

We had some disruptions with injuries but the worst thing was that we conceded again before half time and that didn’t allow us to set up for the second half to get back into the game.

We didn’t play well enough and overall I can’t say we did enough to deserve anything from the game.”

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3 Responses to “Moyes on the Boys after Swansea cruise to victory: ‘SAFC deserved nothing’” Subscribe

  1. OkieDokie May 14, 2017 at 3:54 am #

    Sack this bloody idiot,,,NOW!!!!

  2. CSB May 14, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    How much confidence does Moyes inspire for next season.

    A limp, insipid display, bereft of passion, skill or desire, pretty much like the rest of the season. Moyes prediction self fulfilling.

    Nothing at stake here, except pride, and we get the same old piss poor team selection and expect anything to be different, this way madness lies.

    Personally, I would have had the young lads on, giving them a taste of the big time and hopefully players that have to date been spared Davey’s dull and uninspired management

    • malcolm May 14, 2017 at 10:04 am #

      Pete and I both made the same point going home yesterday, while listening to callers to “Total Sport” in that Moyes was duty bound to pick what would be regarded as a strong XI with so much riding on the game for Hull and Swansea. It would have been disrespectful to Hull to play a team of young lads.

      I don’t think Liverpool will be too happy either if he sends a “weakened” team out at The Emirates BUT based on yesterday’s effort it could be argued that playing Honeyman, Embleton, Gooch, Beadling and Robson is strengthening, rather than weakening the side.

      Trouble is the U23’s have a big game on Wednesday and better to give them the chance of winning the trophy than play in a (to us) meaningless fixture in front of the Ruperts and Montys of N7.

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