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CandH Exclusive: Moyes on “thin ice”

CandH Exclusive By Hughie Southon

David Moyes is understood to have been told the club will find the finance to bring in a new striker given the lack of goals from the Irons front men.

However, the manager – in whom confidence is diminishing from match to match behind the scenes- has rejected the opportunity, believing that Scamacca and Antonio can come good.

Insiders have made it clear that the manager is on thinner and thinner ice following the four defeats with one describing last night’s performance as very poor.

One told us exclusively after we had put the question: “Yes that has to be the case.”

He added: “Having said that we feel its unfair that supporters have turned on him as he should have so much credit with them fir the last two season.

With the club having scored just 13 goals in 16 games Moyes has been told he can have another striker as the club are determined to give him every chance but that he has allegedly rejected the offer.

He will be hoping that Scamacca will be available for the Friday evening game against Brentford and that he can add to the two goals he has scored in games against Wolves and Villa.

If not, the writing will be even more clear on the exit door!

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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

10 comments on “CandH Exclusive: Moyes on “thin ice”

  1. I refuse to believe the club would be stupid enough to give Moyes any more money after how he spent 150m in the summer on players like Kehrer and Anderson. I would keep whatever money we have and let the new manager do the business. Moyes has totally lost the support of the team.

  2. We have all wanted to support him but his stubborn refusal to budge on fundaments is so unsupportable. We don’t need another striker – yes we do, and did a year ago. We need full backs, but he won’t play Ashby and will lose him. Sign players then play everyone out of position in a mad ‘i know best’ way. Sign players but never play them. We are not in a relegation battle? Stroll on man give yourself a shake! To quote many a crowd – you don’t know what you’re doing

  3. It was Fornals who scored against Villa, not Scamacca

  4. And who is the Anderson player we bought?

  5. Spot on johnham. Not a penny more until his gone for good . Arrogant clueless moyes. Fans no more than him and I’m a winner lol. Boarmust stop this suicide mission before fans turn on them instead of moyes.

  6. Not sure a new striker will want to come until they change manager or tactics, can’t remember the last decent cross or ball through the middle! The football is not even good to watch atm and tactics are so predictable, even my 16 year old daughter knows that when it gets to 70-75mins Moyes is going to make a substitution and she normally guesses correctly who is going off and coming on as seems to be same players most games. I think Moyes needs to be brave and drop underperforming players or replace them, Im sure we can all name a few that seem to make the team sheet every week. As supporters we are grateful for the last two years, but we also spend our hard earned money on season tickets and expect better from the squad we have, if the current manager can’t do it, then they need to find someone who can get the best out of them.

  7. As we witnessed the other night, Antonio for all his endeavours is not a main striker and Scamacca needs support to play his game.
    We are not scoring and we are letting goals in. As fantastic as Fabianski has been, it is time to let Areola play. The near post goal Fab let in was terrible.
    We desperately need a change of tactics at at the moment that shouldn’t include Paqeuta who is being swamped by faster reacting players.
    Unless Moyes has a change of mind, he needs to go and soon.

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