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Genius and luck required for complex Irons issue

By ClaretandHugh follower


The issues David Moyes is facing regarding the progression of West Ham as a club are very complex and require a genius touch with a good sprinkling of luck.

Some supporters either aren’t aware or don’t particularly care about the what goes on behind the scenes.

Progressing this club year on year and competing with the top teams whilst also competing in Europe, was always going to present its challenges.

Operating in these money-motivated shark-infested transfer windows, we have shown that whilst we are willing to spend the money on the right players, we will not recklessly endanger the very existence of this club.

That makes sense to me and should make sense to anyone that holds down a job and pays the bills in their household. Some of the comments that I have read regarding transfer speculation or our transfer activity have been either naive, clueless or both.

The loss to this club of Mark Noble hasn’t been mentioned too much, but I feel that it is potentially a massive loss and I hope that the presence of players like Ben Johnson, Conor Coventry and Flynn Downes is the beginning of a new West Ham heartbeat within this squad.

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Genius and luck required for complex Irons issue

  1. Certainly agree with this post. I also like that David Moyes this week has come out and given explanations on decisions taken re transfers and players. The absence of comments by him previously just feeds the negative and ill informed comments from some supporters.

  2. Well said. The only place the genius is going to come from is Mr David Moyes – getting the players, old & new, into a frame of mind; team selection (currently limited); and tactics. They have to believe, as I do, that we can beat City tomorrow. Though that’s where the luck comes in as well.

    But I think your implication is that someone – or a group of someones – needs to take over where Mark Noble left off.
    Would be the greatest if Dec felt like that. I don’t know what he thinks, but I doubt it. So yes, it has to be young players with IRON in their blood.

  3. Yes I partly agree but if anyone said to me after the last game of last season we’d be lining up for the first game of next season with the same players after THREE months of identifying new players I would of laughed we’ve wasted time chasing players that clearly don’t want to sign for us whilst teams around us like spurs clearly had their house in order and identified who they wanted and signed them within weeks of the window opening it’s just nit good enough

  4. Just because we question our terrible transfer professionalism doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate what David Moyes has done for the club. But the fact of the matter is our transfer dealings have been a disgrace. No one is saying we should pay outrageous wages. But what we are saying, is early on in the negotiations we should find out what the players expectations are. And if they are far beyond what we are willing to pay, then we walk away. Not ignore them for 2 years and pretend the demands will go away. How ever you dress it up, our transfer negotiations are laughable. And what you are saying is if we dare question them we are disloyal or anti Moyes. Or we are being irresponsible for wanting to pay outrageous wages. We are not saying that. What we are saying is it’s irresponsible not to find out the players expectations early doors. Sorry but you are trying to hide the clubs irresponsible transfer dealings by saying if you question them you are putting the clubs finances in jeopardy.

  5. Well said Cat, as supporters we can get carried away with our emotions and imaginations a bit.
    I think Moyes has done a great job at balancing and moving this club forward.
    This takes time and you are right we have lost the heartbeat of the club in Noble, so having the right characters in to carry the torch is so important. ⚒

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