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Crunch day for current and former Irons

By Simon Leyland

So welcome to the latest six pointer of our already beleaguered season.

Whichever manager loses this relegation tussle between West Ham and Everton at the London Stadium could very likely be picking up their P45 on Monday morning.

David (matinee idol) Moyes’s spell at Goodison Park created his reputation whilst Frank Lampard is returning to the club where he made his name as a player. Oh the IRON…ry.

To compound matters further, if Lampard does get the chop, Moyes is in the frame to replace him. Crazy, eh!

Nevertheless, it is a nice change to write about a club who are in a worse state than we are at the moment. Eight defeats, two draws and a solitary win is their contribution to their points tally.

If there was ever a time to kick start our season, this it.

As reported elsewhere on Claret and Hugh, Gianluca Scamacca is out though with a knee issue (picked up in training apparently), Areola may be on the bench after his recovery from a groin injury, but Maxwel Cornet is seemingly still locked in the physio`s room with his troublesome calf.

It will be interesting to see if our new signing Ings will feature in the starting XI, as the normal policy for new players is to let them warm the bench for a bit. By the way, I understand that Mr Ings is a bit of a penalty whizz having converted 13 out of the 14 he has taken. And as the referee is the card happy Stuart Atwell….

Let us hope, that at last we start playing as we should do and on a poignant afternoon remembering the irreplaceable David Gold, we finally/about time/ thrash them (delete where necessary) get a precious three points in the bag.


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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

3 comments on “Crunch day for current and former Irons

  1. Win lose or draw Moyes has to be sacked after this game. It would be absolute stupidity if the board give him an extension cause he just wont change. Again you will see Soucek, Bowen and Kehrer in the team today. He just has no clue and he has lost the squad. They need a different voice now.

  2. Everton are a very poor side and if we can’t beat them we don’t deserve to be in the PL.

  3. A horrendous performance.. Everton 77% possession second half. I am sorry I just cant watch this rubbish any longer. We are going down under Moyes. His treatment of top professionals like Fornals and Lanzini is just shocking. I hope the board act now as it us dire football we are paying to watch…

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