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Board sticking by Moyes

West Ham are no closer to firing David Moyes today than they were before the defeat by Brentford last night.

Despite the outcry from many supporters the board appear to be ready to stick by the Scot despite a record of five defeats in the last five games and only five wins in the 2022 calendar year.

The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg – who has particularly good links to the London Stadium boardroom  – has tweeted the club’s intention to give the manager more time.

The board have been making it clear for some time that they will not pull the trigger anytime soon and that appears to remain the case.

Insiders have also made it clear that they are unhappy that many fans are turning on a manager after two great seasons.

Steinberg,  meanwhile, has made the current position clear in his tweet which declares: “David Moyes still has the support of West Ham’s board,

Last night’s defeat by Brentford leaves West Ham firmly in a relegation battle but no plans to make a managerial change at the moment.”

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13 comments on “Board sticking by Moyes

  1. The board are idiots if they cannot see he has to go. You do not keep a manager even if there is no one better out there. And there is. Moyes has completely lost the support of the players and fans. How can the board go against everyone bar Moyes !!!! The board deserve relegation but the players and fans do not deserve it. The board have serious questions to answer over this.

  2. The board are idiots if they cannot see he has to go. You do not keep a manager even if there is no one better out there. And there is. Moyes has completely lost the support of the players and fans. How can the board go against everyone bar Moyes !!!! The board deserve relegation but the players and fans do not deserve it. The board have serious questions to answer over this. I will not be attending any more games until he is gone, I cannot justify spending hours going to a game to watch this rubbish. I will support the team from a distance until this clown is gone.

  3. No surprised really. Mistakes are what we’re about now.

  4. Well this is my first time of posting on Claret and Hugh. I’ll apologise now as this may be a long post. Firstly, hello Hugh and the team and hello to all the happy and unhappy Hammers out there.
    I’ve been a Hammer since 1976 and held a season ticket at Upton Park for around 20+ years but decided not renew due to family commitments and the way the club was being run after the Biscuit baron debacle and the early days of Gold, Brady and Sullivan era. I’m Claret n Blue through and through but now watch from a far and watch all the matches on TV, read papers and forums.
    In response to this latest post and the situation we find ourselves in. I’m bewildered. I find myself totally puzzled by what is happening. In short I think Moyes has done well for getting us to 6th and 7th over the past two seasons but that was in the past and surely the board need to look at the future. I know football is a weird business were failure is rewarded. I can’t think of too many businesses / industries that if you fail and are sacked you are paid millions. If the board are concerned at how much it will cost to sack Moyes then surely that’s not the question. Is it not a case of how much will it cost to be relegated?
    How can the board not be replacing the manager. The World cup break surely was the time to do it not in January when a new manager would moist probably want to bring some of their own type of player. I appreciate that is assuming we can get a new manager in and that there will be money available.
    The results on the field are ridiculous. I heard a stat on the match commentary on Talk Radio last night that Antonio has only scored 6 Premier League goals in 43 matches. Surely that’s not correct, is it?
    Will we be relegated? At the moment we are making ourselves look like really good candidates to be and as it stands we are the only team to have lost their last 5 games on a trot. Fortunately Wolves have lost today. Next up at 3pm is Fulham v Southampton. If the Saints sneak a win we are in to the relegation zone. However, I’m clinging on by my finger nails that we can scrape together enough points to survive. If we do then it will be big relief but it won’t be a reason to retain Moyes. Whatever happens surely his time is up, a broken flush.
    Thanks for reading and Happy New Year to you all.

  5. It’s a simple message to the board NOBODY WANTS MOYES AT THE CLUB ANYMORE.

  6. I can understand why they are sticking with him because of the credit he has built up and we can’t knock them for that but it’s now become a real hard watch. I for one can not go and watch them whilst they play like this. I’m a season ticket holder but I’m really struggling now with this.
    One thing that the board don’t seem to see is that if we could have our pick of 5 world class players to put into a David Moyes team they will still play the same. Too slow, side to side negative tactics.
    Last night played with 7 defensive minded players against Brentford!!!
    I feel for scamacca and co because you could have neymar up there and he would get the same service.
    Thanks David but time to go.

  7. Get him gone or you want hatred now of the board also

    • 200% this will become vile if the board do not act and act now. All sorts of rumours about players wanting out

  8. Oh well. Have decided against attending now until Moyes is gone. Each game makes me unhappy and I’ve got better options for those 2.5 hours.

  9. Had a thought about replacement for Moyes. It seems a lot of good work is undone by schoolboy errors ie. Two awful throw ins = two goals for Brentford. Given our overpaid players can’t seem to comprehend simple football rules we should seek a new manager from local primary school teachers. It’s obvious that the more complex tactical requirements are beyond them. It could save us cash as well, pity we can’t reduce their obscene wages for producing such dross!

  10. The board are right to stick by Moyes. Thus is the same manager who saved us from relegation twice and took us up the table and into Europe. This year we’ve suffered from injury to the likes of Aguerd and other players bought in together with poor referee and var decisions and downright bad luck frankly. We’ve also played all the top teams away from home in the early part of the season. Board should not push the panic button. If they keep the faith they will be rewarded. I still see us moving up the table and winning the Europa cup. It’s my dream to see West Ham win a cup again and I think we can do it under Moyes.

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