Mavropanos Slammed for Defensive Errors 


West Ham United‘s recent defeat to Fulham has sparked criticism, with pundits highlighting defensive blunders as a major factor in the loss.

Sloppy Mavrapanos

This defeat wasn’t an isolated incident. TalkSPORT pundit Peter Groves pointed out the similarities to West Ham’s previous away game against Fulham this season, suggesting a pattern of defensive frailties.

Groves lamented the overall performance, criticizing a lack of fight and determination from the West Ham players. He further emphasized the costly individual errors that directly led to Fulham’s goals.

The first goal conceded by West Ham was particularly poor.  Mavropanos  attempted to control a long ball in the penalty area instead of clearing it immediately. This hesitation allowed Andreas Pereira to capitalise and score.

Groves expressed his outrage at the Greek internationals decision, questioning a centre-back’s rationale for trying to control the ball in such a dangerous area. He emphasised the importance of clearing the ball as a basic defensive principle.

While Mavrapanos has generally improved his game, Groves highlighted a concerning trend where his mistakes seem to occur more frequently when partnered with Nayef Aguerd. This suggests a potential lack of defensive coordination between the two defenders

The coaching staff needs to address these issues to prevent similar costly errors in upcoming matches.

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  • Cubbie says:

    I think Mavropanos is being made a bit of a scalegoat for those around him . Zouma is no longer able to play to the standard required because of the terrible condition of his knees and Aguerd is just not good enough . The Greek is constantly pulled out of position or left high and dry by his defensive partners …. while I am writing ! what has Agbonna got to do to get selected ? He is far more solid than Zouma or Aguerd .. another Moyes master class in team selection I suppose .
    The first goal on Sunday should have been Fabrianski’s ball . Mavropasos should have had a call from the keeper .
    The joke of Moyesball is that dithering Dave relies on a tight defensive unit allowing teams to come on and then hit them on the counter attack. Problem with that is our defence is so bad everytime the opposition attacks they are likely to score . Shame Moyes didn’t think of that .
    It is a no Brainer …. Potter is available and was highly thought of before the clowns running Chelski got hold of him . Don’t allow Moyes to walk away unscathed and allow him to ruin another set of players . SACK HIM NOW … better late than never !!!!

  • NorfolkHammer says:

    Dino didn’t look fit so no surprise that he made a mistake, roll on end of the season & see the dinosaur leave

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