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A very distinct take on the Hammers problems

Claret and Hugh‘s long term Facebook Group follower and fan Michael Miller has a very distinct ‘take’ on the Hammers problems within the squad although he may be unduly pessimistic over Jarrod Bowen.
By Michael Miller

A very distinct take on the Hammers problems

It was always my opinion that the preferred position of the board was to do nothing about Moyes unless fan pressure forced their hand.

The team’s performance went through a slump, – Paqueta and Bowen (and Antonio less importantly) were all injured and Kudus was off at the Afcon’s – this emphasised the paper-thin quality in the squad!
The fact that they let Benrahma, Fornals and Kehrer all leave was not a problem for me as the three of them added very little with their performances. The unforgivable thing was that they haven’t been replaced by players of the required quality. I find this situation quite inexplicable!
Now the European stuff is going to kick in again, with the team starting the Thursday/Sunday grind. Injuries and suspensions will inevitably happen. The lack of strength of the squad will come back to haunt us!
I too think that Moyes will probably go, but whoever comes in is going to have a very difficult job – you’d expect that Paqueta, Kudus and Bowen will probably leave but the new guy will require the money from these sales and a lot more to straighten out a weak Squad! 🙄

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “A very distinct take on the Hammers problems

  1. I don’t agree that Paqueta, Kudus and Bowen will leave, so long as they are happy with a manager that is progressive and who wants his team to play on the front foot. A manager who encourages his creative players to create and not end up as part of a defensive wall for most of the game. Jarrod Bowen, for one, I believe is basically happy at West Ham. He signed a long contract because he loves the club. Whatever happens, we cannot afford to lose the best players we have had for ages.

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