Magnificent Irons window despite tales of woe


Let it be said, David Moyes and Tim Steidten between them have done a magnificent job this summer.

After all the tales of woe earlier in the window regarding the relationship between the pair, things could hardly be better on the pitch of course.

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If this is what fall-outs produce at clubs we need a lot more of them. The appointment of a technical director was long overdue at the club and beyond the very fine signings the pair have made between them is another amazing stat.

For – courtesy of Hammers News -after signing five first team players for £120 million. selling  four and releasing one for £137 million the Hammers have made a profit of £17 million. As a reminder the players sold were Declan, Scamacca, Vlasic and Masuaku.

For a long time it looked very worrying as the Hammers failed to get moving in the summer window but with the manager, technical director and – let it be said – David Sullivan pushing hard from behind the scenes, it developed into a top window -certainly the best under this manager.

The other point that must be remembered is that the Hammers form depended by and large on Declan Rice last season and the atmosphere was fraught as we neared the end of it and his departure was clear.

Now, it has to be said on what we have seen so far, that Alvaraz is a more than adequate replacement and in Ward-Prowse a player  who gets forward really quickly and whose dead ball delivery is truly magnificent.

We as a website had much to say against Moyes and thus far we have been proved wrong so far.



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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Definitely have also been proved wrong here with results, far better than expected and we have done well in the market. Am still wary of the approach to sit with a low block most of the game, it’s ugly and full of risk, we have got away with it so far and long may that continue but we have been lucky too, Luton could have had a penalty on another day, Chelsea blew a penalty, we drew against a struggling Bournemouth side and haven’t been able to string passes together.

    On the upside we kept Paqueta and this is a side in transition so we have a lot of improvement in us, City and Liverpool next up which will be a stern test of what’s possible COYI !!!

  • johnham1 says:

    I think calling it a magnificent window is quite generous. For me a magnificent window would have been signing a quality LB and CF too. I would say the business we have done is very good. The big issue i have now is Moyes, will he change the team to accomadate soucek, for me this wud be horrific management as it is clear to me that alvarez starts ahead of siucek now. The second concern is that he will not integrate kudus into the team immediatley to play with Paqueta. My third concern is his refusal to play fornals and Cornet who with paqueta and kudus would be electric. Finally antonio is a game away from injury will moyes manage him correctly. We have made a terrific start so lets hope Moyes makes the right decisions.

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