James On Defeat

David James says West Ham should have played like a pub team in the last seconds of Saturday's game at Aston Villa - in order to preserve a point.

He explains: "The manner in which we let the second goal in was, to say the least, unprofessional.

"There is nothing wrong with alehouse football in the last 30 seconds of the game; you just kick the ball down the other end instead of playing fancy and losing.

"We obviously did not do enough to get a point because we lost 2-1, but there have to be complaints, and both goals were avoidable.

"We have lost every away game this year in the league, but on Saturday we were 30 seconds away from gaining a point which would have been a good plus considering the way the situation is with the away results.

"Both goals were avoidable and we have come away with nothing yet again."