Euro win has brought Hammers blessing and curses


Euro win has brought Hammers blessing and curses

The debate surrounding David Moyes was bound to start again following yesterday’s defeat at Villa Park.
And although it is perhaps too early to call for the manager to be replaced, more performances like we saw yesterday is bound to bring the pressure back on him.
West Ham-David Moyes

Blessings and curses from Moyes Euro win

He was defended in an earlier piece we ran today but here Claret and Hugh Facebook follower Mike Hopkins takes a very different view of the manager.

Euro Trophy brings issues

He said: “Winning that Euro Trophy has been a blessing and a curse. Whilst we all celebrate the victory it has allowed Moyes another year.
We must remember the dross that he served up in the Premier League last season and does not seemed to have learned anything from that.
Fortune favours the brave in this game. His substitutions are awful and never gives youngsters time to develop.
If you look at the South African Rugby manager v England he made a substitution bomb by bringing on four new players when they were in danger of being overrun.
It won the game for them. Compare that with Ings at 85 minutes and Fornals at 90.”

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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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  • BlueLine says:

    West Ham under Moyes is unwatchable. His style of football is excruciating to endure week after week. I am grateful for our trophy, but I do look forwards to the day we have a manager who puts out a team who we can be proud of.

  • frustrated hammer says:

    The managers a complete and utter busted flush. Could you imagine lyall redknapp with these players and add the brilliant youth team to the mix . The club would be set up for at least the next 5 years . Whoever’s running the club now is absolutely clueless in allowing Moyes to continue.

  • Hammer2.0 says:

    I think we all need a little perspective after a very frustrating result yesterday.

    Should Kudus be getting starts? Absolutely.
    Should Mubama be coming on instead of Ings? Absolutely.

    But, at the end of the day, West Ham have only lost 3 games in all competitions and those have been to City, Liverpool and Villa. All 3 teams are on fire in the past year.

  • dirk says:

    Well, that didn’t take long did it? One bad result and the anti- Moyes brigade is out in full force. Ridiculous. How anyone can say that counter-attacking football, like we beat Brighton with, is unwatchable is beyond me.

  • ironoar says:

    I think Sundays defeat was inevitable when we conceded 1st, I think the main reason for this was no real commitment to the lowblock. I don’t think Moyes should be sacked now. Moyes in my opinion is making too many errors and failing to react in good time. I think Moyes believes in his management style and should not waver in his belief. I would prefer a manager that sets up tactically to beat the team in front of him, and is able to react to the opposition in good time. And should not waver from that belief. And I think Sunday points to the outcome of the two styles. I think if you add to that very poor use of the resources he has. The extended amount of time and huge investment in him, the manner of Sundays result is not acceptable. And what of the poor performances in the players well I query how many top performances can you produce knowing that your options are not optimum because of the predictable Stubborn attitude of the manager. Never underestimate the stupidity of predictability!

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