Excuses excuses Mr Moyes


Excuses, excuses Mr Moyes…it truly is becoming very tedious!

Whatever people feel about David Moyes generally the manager is pretty gifted in that department. The defeat at Anfield has been blamed on Tomas Soucek and  poor defending whilst now the league position is lower than we would like because the club doesn’t have enough money. His latest reasoning for that  – despite some lofty finishes and the Europa Conference win – is, he says, because the club hasn’t got enough money to buy top players. This from a man who prides himself on being able to find top Championship players at cheap prices. No sure when that last happened by the way!

In one of his latest explanations for semi failure and two five goal hammerings he claims that we are where we are despite the club’s  budget being inferior to those with which they they are competing. This despite the club spending over £200 million a couple of seasons back and around £170 million last time around. Obviously signing Dany Ings, Maxwel Cornet, Flynn Downes, Thilo Kehrer and selling Nikola Vlasic for around £80 million, and  Scamacca, had nothing to do with it. JOKE!

However, it seems that in Moyes’ world that’s all fine despite Tim Steidten digging out Kudus and Alvarez for £70 odd million and agent Barry Silkman bring in Paqueta for around £50 million. West Ham boss David Moyes has issued a response to the Hammers' disgruntled supporters

Here, however , in his latest set of quotes is the Scot’s take on things: ‘I remember a lot of the games in those relegation threatening periods, to the point where we’re now talking about quarter-finals of cups, semi-finals of cups, winning a cup, trying to challenge to be in Europe through your league position, made it to Europe through your league position twice.

‘I don’t know how, genuinely, it gets an awful lot better without us getting absolute trillions from somewhere else where we can buy success. I don’t see where it’s getting much better.’

Continuing, he said: ‘We’re in a world now where people want things to be better quickly. I’m finding that hard to see, unless a country comes to give you the finances which is required.

‘The Premier League is really strong. There is probably only one club above and around us who has a lesser budget than us in the Premier League at the moment, and that’s Brighton.

‘From that alone, you might think I’m doing as well as I can do, because the budgets of the other clubs are so much greater, whether it’s wages or transfer fees. I feel as if I’m having to justify some of those questions. But not many talk about it, so there’s some facts.’

There are facts and facts. Some are fine, others are spun which frankly are something of a speciality for him. Nothing you will notice is ever his fault and his facts seem like a defence of poor results and transfer market dealings rather than an explanation.

This time it is the board’s fault.

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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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  • brooksy says:

    Aston Villa spent £95m on players. Got Teilemens on a free. Sales of £35m, total expenditure of £60m. Now that’s a small budget and a lot less than what we did in the summer. They are competing with arsenal, city and Liverpool at the top. Just goes to show what buying the right players to suit the team can do.

  • Pessimist says:

    When you are right Mr Southon you are right.

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