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Is sinking Eddie Howe really the Hammers answer?

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were beaten out of sight by Liverpool this afternoon and the club now sits one place above the Hammers with the same number of points and just two goals better off!

Now excuse me for saying things that some won’t want to hear or believe so can we keep the levels of abuse down LOL but just what is it with the Eddie Howe fan club given the current circumstances?

He has been a big favourite among many to take over at West Ham as patience runs out with Manuel Pellegrini although victories over the next two games could change everything.

Spurs had a new manager bounce in beating Burnley 5-0 today which presumably rules out Sean Dyche as a runner in the Hammers scenario whilst Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 which may tell us more about Marco Silva than perhaps we needed to know!

Back to Howe and my first thought is that a possible reason for the current decline- although I know little about the workings of The Cherries – is that he may perhaps have been there a little too long.

A change of club might be required but I can’t see him leaving  the club in this sort of mess unless he gets the boot which is highly unlikely.

So West Ham – were they to want him which may be debatable – look to be as far away as ever from getting him and they would have big questions to ask themselves given the relative positions of the two clubs

It’s  reasonable after all to ask whether we want to take a manager who right now is looking little better than what we’ve got?

Sadly at this point I can see no truly realistic candidates and we had better start hoping and praying that a managerial miracle is on the cards against Arsenal and Southampton.

Truth is we are fighting for our lives …along it seems with Howe’s Cherries.


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19 comments on “Is sinking Eddie Howe really the Hammers answer?

  1. There is no real answer to this question.
    He might struggle now, but so do most managers at some point of their career.
    You have to look the players he is supposed to manage, and the history of the club.
    He could very well fit into West ham, as Solskjær did for manu.

    We all want a famous manager who can attract big players, but our owners aren’t interested in signing the big players.

    So my answer is, yes maybe

    • 35m ad 45m are quite big and the VERY BIg signings want Champions League = will you never understand? wOLVES’ BIGGEST SIGNING IS £33 MILLION. ThEY AIN’T DOING BAD

      • I understand perfectly. What about yourself?

      • Answer tog is really we do sign big players mate but the problem is finishing a project and not paying out for the better players that’s needed for the positions needed to push us on . A decent striker as well as haller certainly isn’t 8mill ajeti. Centre mid and remember what we sold leaving Sanchez a high payed old useless player with no sell on and no pace. Another cheap buy and luckily rice hasn’t been injured. Like fab as the board wouldn’t allow a decent back up thinking he wont get injured we get in two frees cheap skates again. We also need a left back and centre back all these should be quality players and for a club to expect even to stay in the premier let alone wanting top six of four spending 80mill and 28mill in two pelle seasons is laughable in practical terms and certainly the enormous fan base we have . COYI

  2. He said “absolutely not”. So why write the blog?

  3. Of course we want howe, perhaps he can waste even more mo eye down our place on the likes of Solanke and ibe…it rather stick than twist on howe to be honest.

  4. Howe is a good manager but not world class, get Bielsa we should have got him when they appointed Slav and he told the chairmen the entire squad needed replacing bar one player.

    • He meaning Bielsa

    • Howe would jump st the chance to come to a big club 60plus fans a week and 10k fans .Club with history as opposed to a club punching above their weight for years. Thing is Howe wont leave them until Bournemouth are out of the relegation threat and that means until end of season. So we should stick with pelle and get in the players needed until we finish the completion of our squad. And that means giving him the cash needed for quality signings not Sanchez Roberto ajeti and we then can push on to that too six . Four more signings and getting rid of a few more deadwood asp. Imo

  5. It depends what we want out of our club? Champions League? I don’t think Howe will get us there. Security of being a Premiership club, year in, year out? Probably. But then, maybe Pelle is that for us too? Who knows? None of us…!

  6. Aren’t you looking at this from a one sided angle? Look what Howe has achieved with Bournemouth getting them promoted from the lower leagues and has established them as a Premier league team
    Bournemouth don’t have the resources, or fan base, or arguably the squad we have. It could be argued that he could do an even better job with West Ham. I’m not saying he is the right man
    , but we should have some balance to your views on Eddie Howe.

  7. Pelle has to go full stop

  8. I am a fan of Howe but I don’t think he would be right for us.
    Perhaps a bit of objectivity and balance is required. We lose Antonio & Fabianski and fall to pieces.
    Howe has major injury problems with important players such as David Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Steve Cook,Callum Wilson and now Nathan Ake out. Probably explains the current situation wouldn’t you say?

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