Bramall Lane, Sunday Jan 24 2024, and West Ham boss David Moyes isn’t someone who wants to pin two late dropped points on referee Michael Salisbury.
“I’m certainly not going to talk about refereees, that’s for sure, I don’t want to get myself in trouble.”
Righto, Dave, let’s see how you get on.
“You should ask the referee and see what they think.”
Well done for sticking it out, Dave.
“We have got to a stage where we are settling for a level of officiating where we are all shrugging our shoulders and saying OK.”
Shrugging our shoulders, yep.
“We are shrugging our shoulders and seeing what they are going to do. We don’t know what they are going to do.”
Still shrugging our shoulders, okey dokey. Not even the Glenn Hoddle “scratching our heads”, but just a teenage type of apathy greeting every questionable decision against the ‘Happy Hammers’. Wonder who “they” are?
“We’re disappointed, we feel as if things have gone against us.”
“We’ll only blame ourselves.”
Very noble, Dave, fair play to you.
“But ultimately we could look at other people as well.”
When it wasn’t put to Moyes by reporters that Vladimir Coufal’s red card might have been a few weeks in the making seeing as, you know, the right back went unpunished for an assault and battery on Wolves defender, Jeanricner Bellagarde at the London Stadium last month (a case of on-pitch and video negligence that former Ham striker, now pundit, Ian Wright, called “pathetic”) he also opted not to talk about referees.