Fair play to Moysie


The Hammers are playing attacking football this season so fair play to Moysie and I reckon all West Ham fans must give him credit.

I said last week that I had hoped for a “thank you” from someone on the management team for bringing in Lucas Paqueta but that’s another issue.

                            Fair play to Moysie

Instead let’s look at the team  who are much more open and attacking football this season. It took a while for him to find the best way to play Lucas but he has really cracked it now. Moysie said that the fella did things that he often couldn’t get his head around and I understand what he means because at times it certainly doesn’t fit the team pattern. Having said that all the real creative stuff goes through him and he makes things tick throughout the team.

He has a tendency to go to ground too quickly and play act and I don’t know why because he simply doesn’t need to but he’s not alone in the game although hopefully that will be cut that down as time goes by. Mohamed Kudus is one who has no real position at the moment  and it could be a while for him too to grow into things, obviously if he is good enough.  Moysie has also found a way to get Tomas Soucek playing very well indeed again, dangerous at one end and helping greatly on the defensive side when he is required .

Jarrod Bowen is definitely playing the best football of his career so well done to Moysie for that too because it’s always down to the manager at the end of the day. Jarrod is a very very good player indeed whilst Lucas is absolutely world class and the Hammers are very fortunate to have the two of them.

James Ward-Prowse has been outstanding and his 11 assists from set pieces is brilliant but I can’t accept the comparisons with David Beckham. He created goals from all over but make no mistake ad all over while scoring them himself. Having said that I’m a huge fan of JWP who can produce those great balls in.

Finally. To follow up on Paquetta,  chairman David Sullivan put great trust and faith in me to get that deal over the line. He is a great friend and has done a lot for me and hopefully I have never let him down

Silky was talking to Hughie Southon

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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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