Declan has it spot on as Moyes fails to learn lessons


By Hughie Southon

There remain David Moyes fans who refuse to face the reality of the club’s position and his part in it!

Lessons he should have learned – notably against Brighton on the south coast at the end of last seasons – have been completely forgotten if indeed they were learned in the first place.

A team which he had been playing virtually all season long was beaten and as a result we failed to make it back into the Europa Cup.

He savaged the team afterwards and made it clear new players would be bought to strengthen a worn out squad.

Yet here we are nearly a season on and the same players as we saw at Brighton are being used match in and match out.

They are tired, have played too much football and it has taken Declan Rice to say so as he did after yesterday’s shabby Hammers performance against Palace.

He’s right. Of course he’s right. And let’s put this simply!

Despite spending £200 million in the transfer market the manager has bought several players who  aren’t good enough to hold down a regular starting places.

As a result there can be no guarantees that a revitalised Hammers team can end the season on a high and if that turns out to be the case it would be as unforgiveable as it gets in management terms.

Declan is not wrong and those who feel the same as him will be reassured they have it right!

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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!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Really this is why we need to say thank you and goodbye to Moyes. He is replicating the same mistakes, it’s his plan and strategy that is flawed, both in the line up and during the game. Last year he blamed the players, then the fans, but it was him. He is a busted flush of managerial ideas, his strategy is always the full right block on, a big midfielder Fellani/Soucek, and one up front to chase the hoof. Subs means swap midfielders like for like or last five minutes defensive additions. Next year we lose Dec, maybe more, and I don’t want his recruiting or playing style, it’s just not a good watch. It’s not the West Ham way for sure, ask Devonshire, Bishop, Hutch, Brooking, et al.

  • Pessimist says:

    Devonshire and Bishop have both made their feelings known and Moyes does not come out of it well. You are completely right hammerpete6. We need a Crystal Palace style caretaker Manager. Let’s face it they cannot make any more of a mess than Moyes already has.

    Cresswell for example has the worst defensive stats in the Premiership and yet still gets played. Fabianski was blinking at times yesterday as if his eyes were a problem. The man had a bad injury and yet gets rushed back like he is a World beater and he is not even a really good Keeper anymore. SACK MOYES NOW !!

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