Fan view: There has to be a level of respect but …


Fan view: There has to be a level of respect but …

We can’t deny the fact David Moyes has stabilised the club, brought in some quality players and we won a European trophy. There has to be a level of respect for that.

In declaring the statement, Claret and Hugh follower Brooksy delivers what may be the most balanced view of the David Moyes management spell yet!

He goes on to say that on the flip side however is that he has managed players out of form. Fornals was a favourite until he was mismanaged out of position and Benrahma looks to scared to play his own game. He wasn’t bad when we signed him and he was great for Brentford.

Cornet was good at Burnley and from what I’ve seen he has performed well for us, looked lively the other week and provided a top assist, and he seemed to link up well with Scamacca. The list goes on.

Moyes has his favourites and flogs them to death. His style of play suits none of our attacking players. Our possession game is static and everyone sticks to position as to avoid losing shape in case of turnover, hence the sideways and backwards passing.

I kind of put the Fulham game down to the sickness in the camp, but why play sick players when can utilise the squad. As much as I appreciate the fact he stabilised the club, won a trophy, and brought in the likes of Paqueta, Bowen etc I feel he has run his course.

We will always be an 8th to 10th position team. Said players won’t be happy with that. I hope he sees out his contract and is sent off with respect.

I personally would like to see Xavi Alonso come in, he’s working wonders at Leverkuson and much of that is down to his relationship with Tim Steidten.


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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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  • johnham1 says:

    Good piece. I certainly dont hold any grudges against Moyes personally but professional he has so many more weaknesses thann strenghs. I respect what he did when he came in for first spell and then for the ssason we finished 6th but affer that the football he has served up to us has been simply awful. I would like alonso in too but benrahma has had too many chances and if a suitable offer comes in he needs to be sold.

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