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Hammers train - and sunbathe - in US heat

Filed: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes and his squad have touched down in Florida ahead of a few days of 'warm weather training'.

West Ham, who are not in action again until they face Dagenham a week today spent their first day in the States undergoing various training drills before taking to the water for a spot of sunbathing.

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Moyes opted to take his squad on a team bonding trip in order to try and arrest the slump that has seen the Hammers slide down the Premier League table in recent weeks.

However if previous mid-season trips are anything to go by, the manager shouldn't expect too much of a chance in fortunes. Last year saw West Ham gain just one point from a possible 15 following a February trip to Dubai.

First five back
How a rejuvenated West Ham performed after returning from Dubai.

2016/17 (February 2017): 1 Point
Watford (a) 1-1
Chelsea (h) 1-2
Bournmeouth (a) 2-3
Leicester (h) 2-3
Hull City (a) 1-2

2014/15 (March 2015): 4 Points
Arsenal (a) 0-3
Sunderland (h) 1-0
Leicester (a) 1-2
Stoke (h) 1-1
Man City (a) 0-2

2013/14 (February 2014): 9 Points
Southampton (h) 3-1
Everton (a) 0-1
Stoke City (a) 3-1
Man Utd (h) 0-2
Hull City (h) 2-1

2012/13 (February 2013): 7 Points
Cardiff (a) 2-0
Watford (h) 1-1
Doncaser (h) 1-1
Leeds Utd (a) 1-1
Middlesbrough (h) 1-1

2011/12 (February 2012): 7 Points
Spurs (h) 2-3
Stoke (a) 1-0
Chelsea (a) 0-2
West Brom (h) 3-1
Liverpool (a) 0-0

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