web analytics

Bielsa nails Moyes problem in one simple sentence

Marcelo Bielsa may have given the best reason yet why David Moyes has refused to rush into the market for a striker.

If we are all honest with ourselves the boss has proved his decisions correct against many of ours time and time again.

I had got to a point in my cynical life where I’d stopped believing in footballing miracles but like another veteran fan, Rob Robinson wrote yesterday, what we are seeing at West Ham right now is beyond belief and understanding.

And yes I agree with Rob when he says this is the best West Ham squad he has ever seen  – one that plays the West ham Way with composure, determination, organisation, defensive strength, spirit and brilliant counter attacking stuff.

It hasn’t stopped many continuing to claim that Moyes made a mistake in not signing a striker but Bielsa made it clear that such a back up forward would be incredibly hard to find in one simple statement

His sole comment after Saturday’s game was: ” “We were against a striker who is very difficult to neutralise.” and that spoke millions

Until Moyes can find one who fits that mould we can expect him to carry on with the policy of attacking midfielders and false nines.

I can think of nobody in the league similar to Mickey who may be available – can any of you?

Click Here for Comments >

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

6 comments on “Bielsa nails Moyes problem in one simple sentence

  1. Adama Traore would be worth a shout or as like for like that you might find

    • Yes, he would be a good signing. But I doubt he would be content playing second fiddle to Antonio. And as I hear it, that has been major issue in the hunt for a striker. Tha he would only be backup (to the best striker in the Premiership!!)

    • And we are just one of many clubs looking for Antonio clone. He is unique so they don’t exist and yet again Moyes is right to have alternative options

  2. No striker good enough to replace Antonio would want to sit on the bench as back up. Unless they are at the end of career. Someone like a cavani. Moyes won’t do that though because he doesn’t want to bring in big name individuals out for a last pay day. I think he wants young hungry team players that are as good as what we have already or have the potential to get better. I feel he also buys players for their character and work ethic that will fit in well as he does for their skill level and that narrows the field even further. I think he’s right to be choosy and make sure we get it right because he doesn’t want to be lumbered with more Haller, Anderson, Zaza clones.

  3. Antonio is only going to go downhill because of age and injury. We obviously need a succession plan as well as a back up.

    The same as we are doing with fabianski

Comments are closed.