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Hammers lose again and look a lost cause

By Hughie Southon

Beaten again for the 13th time this season – the Hammers remain in the bottom three and looking a totally lost cause

We loooked to have learned lessons from slow starts and were quickly away when almost scoring  as early as the first minute after Bowen squandered a chance in space when firing wide from a Coufal throw in and knock on from Soucek.

With Downes alongside Rice at the back, Soucek was pressing forward and looking much happier in the free midfield role we looked ok for a bit.

The Irons continued to press for the first quarter of an hour but failed to create big chances although  maintained some control before the rot set in.

Spurs were  a totally different proposition at the start of the second half but Kane  – free in the eight yard box – fired well wide the home side netted to give the Spurs a lead.

The Hammers flew to the other end and a fierce Bowen shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper Forster.

But after that the Hammers became second best and worse as the home side piled on the pressure and there was no punch at all to us as we were looking impervious to the fact that we would finish the weekend in the bottom three.

Spurs brought on Son who immediately scored from a Kane assist — Moyes as – ever waited until beyond the 70th to bring on Ings and Benrahma who produced nothing.

The No 22 fired a free kick over the bar from the edge of the penalty are before firing wide after a brilliant Bowen run down the dead ball line and cutting the ball back.

Still Spurs piled forward with the Hammers showing they had absolutely no answers and it means that at the end of a weekend when all the teams around us were winning we suffered our 13th defeat of the season.

Moyes has to go – we are a lost cause under this geezer.

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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

7 comments on “Hammers lose again and look a lost cause

  1. This dynasor is leading us into the championship. He has destroyed the confidence of players and taken all the creativity outbid the team. Spurs were in Milan mid week and had players out injured yet Moyes decides to play 5 at hack and 3 defensive midfielders. If we want to stay up Moyes has to be sacked before Forest game, if he is in charge we will not win the game. The board have let the fans down.

  2. How long more is this ridiculous situation is going to continue. This clown and warbutten out of the door now.

  3. I thought he might set up defensively but five and three was hefty. Predictable subbing to timetable taking no count of the game is par for him. One shot on target. Lone striker might as well have been on a different pitch.

  4. The obvious way to win a game of football is to score goals, so we start with a back 5 and 3 defensive midfielders, we then go a goal down and do nothing then take a forward off and only bring one forward on who quite clearly has to play in a system which requires 2 up front, what was the point in having 2 strikers on the bench when your chasing the game and not bring them both on. Absolutely shocking tactics

  5. Should be fun, we can join Southampton and Leeds in the manager revolving door farce!
    Potter should be available soon as well as his few weeks at Chelsea will soon be up!

  6. Board, pretty please with sugar on it, beg, beg plead. Get us another Manager and send Mr Moyes as far from the club and it’s fans as a one way ticket will take him.

  7. When we’ve seen WH hit a wall with their performances I’ve normally always bemoaned the team, either they aren’t putting the effort in, or they are just not up to it. This time, it feels and most certainly is in my opinion, a coaching problem.

    They (the coaches) need to sit in a room tomorrow and just figure out what they are going to start doing differently as it starts with them. I’m convinced the playing squad is capable, I seriously question whether our coaching team have the same ability to know how to get them to play their best.

    While they have the meeting, I’ll happily spend a couple of hours teaching the lads how to take a corner, as watching them take corners at the moment is driving me nuts!

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