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Manager to blame but we must roar team on

Manager to blame but we must roar team on

The manager was to blame for last night but we must roar West Ham on next Thursday writes Claret and Hugh follower hammersfan01 !

Manager to blame but we must roar team on

Unquestionably David Moyes carries the can for last night. There was not enough variation in the set up to make the opposition have to think too hard. Was there a specific instruction not to continue pressuring a goalkeeper whom we knew from the last two games was suspect on the ball?

That has to be the only explanation why Bowen and Kudus weren’t getting right up to him when he had the ball at his feet. Why there was no attempt to change the team on the pitch and make use of the substitutes towards the end, especially when it was clear that Lucas Paqueta really couldn’t carry on with any effect, I can’t explain.

Bringing Antonio on with, say, 15 minutes left, would have given their defence something new to think about, and could well have opened more space to exploit.

All that being said, Thursday has to be the point where everyone gets behind the team. I saw someone claiming to be one of us comment on BBC Sport that because of the divide between “Moyes In” and “Moyes Out”, the crowd will be quiet on Thursday, which is the biggest load of horse hockey I’ve heard in a long time.

Thursday is the time when we need to roar the team on, just like we did against Sevilla. If they come out against Freiburg like they did against Brentford, we’ll win the game and the tie.

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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

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