Fans react to no Moyes sacking

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Fans react to no Moyes sacking

Whatever the general feeling may be about David Moyes  at the moment, the board regularly proves one thing about their attitude towards managers – West Ham don’t hire and fire!
It is worth remembering that over the last in the last 13 years since taking control they have employed just five of them – Avram Grant, Sam Allardyce, Slaven Bilic, Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes.
And even when the bosses come under real pressure the board remain loyal as was proved last season when David Moyes was widely expected to be sacked. It’s very very easy to come to conclusions when things are going as badly as they are right now  but wins on Thursday and Sunday could quickly change feelings.

Fans react to no Moyes sacking

In the meantime here are a random selection of views from Claret and Hugh Facebook and forum members:
  • If we lose against Forrest surely it’s time. This Moyes scenario has been going on far too long.
    Make a change and let’s move onwards and upwards as soon as possible…please.
  • We will need to be in the relegation zone before he goes. And of course who could replace him? Can’t see anything other than us being stuck with him to the end of the season. Of course, if we can recruit a quality striker in January to replace the hopelessly out of sorts Antonio, that might turn our season round.
  • Our poor performance is inexcusable given the level of investment in the Club, and the quality of the players we now have.
  • If as expected there’s a win over Forest does DM ‘win/loss clock’ revert back to level and we have to endure more lacklustre performances and ‘start all over again?’
As a club we are getting to that point where no other manager will want to come in and the January window will come and go with no joy because of the potential conflict between DM and Steidten……if I had hair
  • I suppose  the flip side is that the board have given him lots of chances and time. Any incoming manager will at least know we’re not a hire and fire three managers a season club.
  • People need to be careful what they wish for, after years of false starts and achieving very little, the club has had a few decent seasons thanks in no small measure to David Moyes. Is he not trying to get the team to play a more possession based and attractive brand of football hampered by not having a top class striker?

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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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