By Hughie Southon
Like it or not we are stuck with him!
There remains no desire within the boardroom to remove Moyes from his job despite the club now in the most serious danger of going down.
Given our weekend match against Man City has been cancelled, we will be watching on as Bournemouth travel to Villa, Southampton meet Spurs at home and Wolves entertain Leeds.
Here is not the place to predict but enough to say wins or draws for Bournemouth and Leeds would see us second off bottom and were Saints would shove us into rock bottom,
After that Moyes will be supervising the squad in games against Southampton and Newcastle at home , Fulham, away and Arsenal at home.
These are all games which are more than worrying given the Moyes management model but there appears to be no change in the board’s approach from everything I here on the inside.
And as a result when he hears that he will be retained even should we be relegated what incentive is there for Moyes to change his ways.
Frankly, I couldn’t be more annoyed by him and the decision to keep him in place. For me just wrong!
Well done to the board ignoring all the noise and sticking to the traditions of a club who are known for sticking by their managers compared to the foreign owned clubs and gives them time knowing that we’re going through a big transition phase with a lot of new players settling in and that growing a club is a long time project and recognising that generally as a club were in a much better place than we were pre Moyes despite the current league position.
It’s beyond logic now keeping him in there. There is no connection between fans, manager and players. Moyes is sowing further disconnect between fans and the staff every week saying we should be supporting them more despite seeing the same tired, limp tactics each week. I do not look forward to going to games at all. I was part of the away fans in Cyprus and we were so quiet at the game. You can only put that down to Moyes feet. Of course Moyes has all his buddies in the media who will ask us how can we not be behind him. I think deep down they know we are going down. Everton brought in Dyche and you can see fans, players and manager are together again. It shouldn’t be down to us fans to bring about another Burnley situation but until something like that happens, we are stuck with Moyes and heading to maybe our most embarrassing relegation ever
The manager blames the players, defensive mistakes, not taking chances, now it’s the fans, even though 60k are baying ‘irons’ but we all know he is overlooking the obvious, his set up, his tactics, the pedestrian playout from the back, his total lack of reading the game or courage to change it. The Moyes head in the sand Sunderland model is in full sail.