Coufal: It’s madness

By Dave Langton

If we believe various media reports over the last few days the signs appear to point towards the exit door for Vlad Coufal in January but we’ve got to ask one question: Why?!

If true it’s madness

Surely the Czech right-back remains our best option in the position, ahead of of both Ben Johnson and average signing Thilo Kehrer.

Coufal has shown time and time again that he will run through brick walls for the Hammers, and he also has a very good relationship with Tomas Soucek.

His form is not what it was but surely better than the other two.

Moving him on would only serve to further inflame questions about David Moyes’ squad management.

Coufal might not often turn up with 8 or 9/10 performances but a 6/10 display every week cannot be sniffed at.

Moving him on would be a horrible mistake UNLESS a replacement can be found, and we’ve got no faith in Moyes identifying a player as good as Coufal in the winter.

Keep him.


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 “Coufal: It’s madness

  1. Agree completely ! More crap from the Sky Sports dustbin!

  2. Bayer Leverkusen in January is the word – you have to admit he’s not been the same player since his injury! 😳

  3. Sorry, never really rated him as top quality – certainly not a top 6 player. Yes he gives 100% and would run through a brick wall … but he’s never had any pace and his injuries and age have slowed him further. He had a good 1st season but the rest of the PL soon worked him out and how to beat him. Ideal as a squad player, but if we can get a decent fee for him then let him go.

    I want to see Harrison Ashby made our 1st choice RB. He’s quicker and has better distribution than any of the 3 current options.

  4. I rate Coufal highly, he knows how to defend and is willing to get forward to influence the game. I think one area he needs to improve is his crossing. He us our best rb. Kehrer has been a strange signing just like anderson. We play 4 at the back neither of them suit that system. Even Aguerd is more suited to a back 5. In my opinion Moyes wasted 24m on signing Kehrer and anderson. Why sign these players if they do not suit our system. Absolutely crazy. It will be interesting to see will he stubbornly continue to play a back 4. I think he will and the owners are fools bot to have sacked him already. I do agree that Ashby is better than Johnson and Kehrer as a rb and if he proved himself him and Coufal wud be sufficient competition at rb. The problem is Moyes wont do that, a real shame.

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