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How Moyes can stick two fingers up at his critics

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David Moyes has the perfect opportunity to answer his critics [myself included] with the nature of his team instructions tomorrow night.

It will be incredibly difficult to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Leverkusen at The London Stadium. However, Moyes has a history of producing results when his back is against the wall. I have lost count of the number of times Moyes has won ‘must-win’ games when his job has been on the line.

Granted, the challenge he faces against Xabi Alonso’s men in the Europa League second leg is greater than most games. But Moyes has a tendency to come out fighting on such occasions, and I wonder if he might actually go for Leverkusen’s jugular tomorrow night.

Moyes-Leverkusen-West Ham-The Hammers manager will want to prove his critics wrong

Moyes will want to prove his pedigree against Leverkusen and prove his critics wrong

While Moyes has said little regarding his future over the last few days, his mood can be judged by the way his friends in the media have ridiculed Hammers supporters. Whether it’s Alan Shearer, Alan Brazil, Jeff Stelling, Sam Allardyce, or Stuart Pearce, the message is clear… Moyes deserves better than West Ham.

Pearce himself claimed to know Moyes’ contractual situation and mindset, so clearly, he’s in contact with the Hammers manager. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that his mocking tone towards West Ham’s trophy cabinet and history is shared by the manager.

Moyes can answer his critics

So, Moyes has the chance to come out fighting and prove he has what it takes by attacking Leverkusen. I believe the public display of training in front of the Sky Sports cameras was a contrived decision to publicly demonstrate that his team will be going for it.

I would not be at all surprised to see a team with a front three of Antonio, Kudus, and Bowen pressing Leverkusen from the beginning and attacking early. And despite my cynicism of Moyes and his media henchmen, I’m a West Ham fan and I hope he proves that he can come back from the brink.

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  • ResultsMatter says:

    Would you keep going back to a restaurant that gives you a great meal every couple of months, followed by regular meals that either boring or dreadful?

    Probably not. You would find another restaurant. I don’t care if West Ham wins 8-0. This team, under this Manager, on a regular basis plays bad football. There is nothing else to say.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m not a Moyes fan or hater, I’m a West Ham fan who is just sick and tired of the whinging and speculation that keeps getting posted. And for the record, you have a nerve to criticise “Moyes and his media henchmen” as u put it, considering the drivel you have just been spouting. Pot/Kettle comes to mind! Once again these kind of comments are being made to create some kind of controversy where none exists, and to try and help spice up an article that didn’t even need to be written. But without the article I’m guessing your click bait income is considerably reduced. Comments like “I believe the public display of training in front of the Sky Sports cameras was a contrived decision to publicly demonstrate that his team will be going for it”. I’m sure that within the limitations of the players available, we will be going for it anyway. But you can believe what you like! And the 2nd comment of “Therefore, it’s safe to assume that his mocking tone towards West Ham’s trophy cabinet and history is shared by the manager”. Why is it safe to assume that? Oh I see! Its safe to assume that, not because you have asked the managers opinion, or have any facts to support it. But because it fits your article and agenda. Come on guys, just stop with the conspiracy theories and assumptions and stick to the actual facts please!

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