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Blackburn a huge potential banana skin

West Ham need to tread very carefully against Blackburn tonight.

The Hammers go into the game in a wretched run of form but there is no guarantee it will turn around against Rovers, who are second in the Championship.

They have taken 36 points from their 20 games thus far and sit just two points behind leaders Burnley.

They have a miserly defence that has only conceded 19 goals in 20 games, and boss David Moyes will have to go strong if the Hammers are to navigate the third round.

The Irons will also get a close-up look at summer target Ben Brereton Diaz, who has been in remarkable form for the Ewood Park side.

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In total, he has scored nine goals and registered one assist in his 20 games for Blackburn this season, driving them forward and almost single-handedly accelerating their promotion push.

The Irons were interested in the summer and could be convinced to reignite their interest, particularly if he manages to score at the London Stadium tonight.

They are not a team to be taken lightly; West Ham could very easily slip up this evening if they underestimate the Championship outfit.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Blackburn a huge potential banana skin

  1. Lets hope the manager picks an aggressive attacking team and not his usual defensive garbage. Lanzini, Fornals and Benrahma have to start tonight and no Doucek or Dowen. If manager does his job we will win.

  2. I just saw the team. If ever a team selection has just shown to us that he has no attacking ambition is the team he has selected tonight. He us playing with just 3 attackers at home against a championship team. I am assuming Lanzini will play deep role with Diwnes as the attacking midfielder (fir the life of me I just cant hiw Moyes sees this. Tonight’s team has just confirmed he has to be got rid of and quickly. I am not going to another mstch until he is gone.

  3. First of let me say I’m not Moyse out letting him know his job is safe is my issue when everyone in football knows it’s a life built on results. Before everyone jumps up and down last season results went our way and as a fan it is clear it covered some cracks that are now showing.
    Everyone keeps saying he has two games to save his job, well playing it safe against Blackburn didn’t work out so now it’s one game to save his job. The question is IF West Ham win against Leicester, that just moves the clubs problem to another week! So we lose against Leicester will the club opt for other options? I doubt it! Also who is available? if as supporters we ***** and moan who would come at this stage? $170 million spent on players Moyse now doesn’t like to play who would be desperate enough to take on the managers role and yes I said desperate enough?
    Two options
    1. sack the manager and get who?
    2. back the manager and hopefully he gets us out of the bottom 6 for a below average season.
    However would the grass be any greener with another manager?
    As for this so called transition if that’s what he wants to call it then try different players and different formations and not 5 defenders, then the so called ‘experts’ might believe and back him.
    Telling him his job is safe why would he need to change things? Getting rid of Moyse may not be our best option in the short term but to build as we all want to build it may be the only option. My belief is that Leicester is the line in the sand. Lose and we have a month to find a new manager, win and we paper the same cracks we had before and wait until the end of the season and hopefully remain the the Premiership for 2023/24 and then maybe then part company. The cost to change managers maybe cheaper than relegation and trying to get back up!!

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