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Moyes shocked by 'sack the Board' chants

Filed: Monday, 20th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes admits that he was unaware of the depth of anti-Board feeling in the West Ham fanbase, after experiencing it for the first time during yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Watford.

The new boss, speaking in his first post-match press conference admitted to being shocked by constant calls throughout the game for the club's current administration to sell up and go - before admitting that he was unaware of the deep-seated resentment harboured by many supporters.

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"I don't know the history and all the reason for it as I'm only just here," said Moyes, when asked to comment on the anti-Board chanting. "But I'm really greatful as they were supportive of me; I'm thankful for that.

"I have to say also that we need them right now - we need a united club. I know that's hard to say when you have grievances so those supporters will know much better than I do the history, the past or what they think.

"I said to the players at the end, 'it's tough to play when the crowd's like that' but small things can make a big difference. I can understand the supporters feelings because I didn'tthink we played well enough at times in the second half, later on especially."

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And on the match itself, Moyes felt that with a little more luck the Hammers might have enjoyed a better result.

"I just felt we didn't do well enough probably on all the departments at different times," he concluded. "But I did think we created one or two chances that could have altered the outcome. Goals change games..."

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