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On What Can Be Learned From The Previous Seagulls Defeat:
“Well, I think every win at that time in the season, especially when you’re playing one of the teams you say, becomes really big for whoever it is, so we’ve got to go there and try and get the three points, but in the same breath, we’ve got to make sure we don’t go and lose as well.
That’s really important that we keep picking up points, we’ve got ourself in a much more healthier position but in truth, I’d like to look up, I’d like to look above, I’d like to try and challenge the one or two teams who aren’t too far above us, but while there’s a trap door not too far away, you’re always looking at it”.
On Recent Draws:
“Well, on some occasions as I said, a lot of the games have been really tough, the teams in the bottom ten or 11 could, I think on any day one could beat the other, so the important thing is that we don’t get beat, we know as long as we keep picking up points then we’ll make sure we’ll be in a good position.
When I did come in, we were in the bottom three, we’ve moved out and we’ve got ourself healthier, but not healthy enough yet so you’re right, we have to keep playing well and try and make sure that we can get a couple more goals, but I think the big thing here was to make sure that we stopped conceding goals and in the main, we’ve become better at that and because of that, it’s given us a chance of winning”.
On Brighton’s Season:
“Well, I think Chris had done a brilliant job, I think just overall, the way that he sort of brought Brighton through and the way that he built the club up over the last couple of years as well, so I think he’s done a really good job.
I think a little bit like the teams that come up, they come up with a real spirit and they come up and they’re looking forward to it, but the Premier League’s a long season hard, but Chris is really experienced and he knows what he’s doing, so I think Brighton have done great”.
On The Importance Of Taking Points From The Teams Close In The Table:
“Yeah, or not let them take three points off you whatever way you want to look at it, so we’ve had some good results recently, we’ve won at Stoke, we’ve won at Huddersfield which have helped us, so I hope that we can go and do that again.
We’ve had a couple of draws at home and we’ve been, you know, we’re improving. the team’s improving and we’ve got players to come back, so hopefully, we can do it again”.
On Whether He Has Ever Experienced Transfer Prejudice In Football:
“Never ever at a club, never in Football have I ever had that, never at all”.
On Whether The Situation Has Impacted The Players:
“No, I don’t think so, I spoke with one or two of the African players and they seem fine and training well the last couple of days and the morale in the camp is good because we’re on the back of a pretty good run, the players are doing really well, so we want to try an keep it going”.
On The Club’s Open Transfer Policy:
“Of course we have, but you can see the players we sign, you can see the players that the club signed over the years, we sign good quality players, the best players we can get who are available to us, it doesn’t’ really matter where they’re from to me at all”.
On The Tony Henry Allegations:
“Well, the comments are wrong, we were signing players from Africa on Deadline Day, so I can only say they’re wrong”.
On Whether He Is Ready For The Premier League:
“Yeah, I think he’s ready, I think he can play, I think he’ll not let us down as far as his effort and his commitment, I think it will take him a bit of time to get used to his new surroundings, hopefully he can help us in a period where we are a wee bit short of strikers”.
On What Hugill Will Bring To The Team:
“Jordan Hugill will give is a bit of presence up-front that we need, big energy, honesty and I think in all clubs in the Premier League wherever you are, you always have to look at the lower Leagues, I done it, over the years I done it with Leighton Baines, Joleon Lescott, I can name many many players, Tim Cahill was from Millwall.
So, all those players all came and were a real success, and I think if you look here, Aaron Cresswell coming from Ipswich and Mikey Antonio coming from Notts Forest, they’ve done well, so I’m hoping that Jordan Hugill can have an as big an impact as those players have”.
On Anything That Might Have Scuppered The Slimani Deal:
“Well, that’s not a question for me because I’m only here a few months, so if that was it, you need to go to the club and ask that question”.
On Why Some Of The Deadline Day Signings Didn’t Get Over The Line:
“Well we were in for, we were in for Slimani as well but he had another option to go to Newcastle and he chose that one, we had interest ion Dendoncker, we had interest in Amadou as well and we hoped to get one of those two players later on but for different reasons, they didn’t come off”.
On Whether He Is Happy With The Amount Of Attackers At The Club:
“Well, I think we’ve got enough cover if we get the boys back, we hope that Marko Arnautovic won’t be too far away and obvious we know Lanzini’s out, but we’re getting the players back a little bit, little by little and the games thin out a bit over the coming weeks as well, when it goes more to like Saturday-to-Saturday in the coming weeks, so that should help us as well”.
On The End Of The Transfer Window:
“I think we’d have liked one more player if we could have got it, we tried really hard right up to the last minute, but we got, at the start of the Window, two players would have been added, but we got in and we tried for quite a few players.
But, we were quite happy with what we saw from Joao Mario, we’ve now brought in Jordan Hugill as well to give us some cover up-front, a different type of centre-forward as well, so yeah, so we’re happy enough, if we’d have got one more at the end, we’d have made it right, but two was OK”.
On Injury News Ahead Of Saturday:
“We hope Michail Antonio will have a chance of being available, Winston Reid’s coming along a bit, that would probably be the main ones, Jose Fonte, we had to bring him back last week because of the numbers, but he could really do with a couple of Reserve team games, he’s been out a while, but he’s training so we need all the numbers we’ve got”.
1:36 PM: David Moyes has arrived here to speak to us, live quotes to come…………
1:25 PM: There isn’t very long left at all until Moyes is due to address us here in the Media Centre, thank you for staying with us, we will have live quotes for you as soon as he arrives, go nowhere.
1:20 PM: Just ten more minutes to wait for the Hammers Boss here at Rush Green, expected topics of discussion could include, recent developments including Head of Player Recruitment Tony Henry, Transfer Deadline Day and all of the club’s Transfer business and the very latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s matchup with the Seagulls, you won’t want to miss it.
1:15 PM: Only around 15 more minutes until Moyes is scheduled to be with us, when he arrives, we will have live quotes and reaction for you, stay with us.
1:10 PM: We are in position here in the Rush Green Media Centre, waiting for the Gaffer, he is due to be with us in around 20 minutes’ time.
1:05 PM: We would like to apologise for the lack of our usual visuals of the front of the Training ground and Media Centre today, we have been experiencing some major technical issues, we hope to get those images up as soon as we can, go nowhere.
1:00 PM: Good afternoon from a very chilly Rush Green Training Ground where we have finally arrived to bring you live coverage of David Moyes’ Pre-Brighton & Hove Albion Presser this afternoon, firstly, I would like to thank you for joining us on this Friday and choosing us today, I’m your Host Reporter Luke Glanville and you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the Site @MooreThanAClub.
It should be a very interesting Press Conference today that’s for sure with plenty of topics on the table up for discussion and I can assure you that you’ve come to the right place for exclusive live quotes and reaction to and from the West Ham United Gaffer addressing us before the Premier League trip to the American Express Community Stadium tomorrow afternoon, Moyes is expected to be addressing us in around 30 minutes, we’ll have plenty for you before then so stay with us.