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Moyes a Scapegoat ?

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Financial expert Kieran Maguire criticises West Ham‘s ownership for using David Moyes as a scapegoat. He argues that Moyes’ success in delivering a trophy, European qualification, and fan engagement over the past few years has deflected attention away from the board’s shortcomings.

Maguire highlights the unfulfilled promises made to fans regarding improvements after the move to the London Stadium. This, coupled with the lack of investment in the January transfer window, raises questions about the ownership’s commitment to the club’s ambitions.

Maguire suggests that Moyes’ dismissal serves as a convenient way for the board to divert criticism from their own decisions. He questions whether the lack of January signings, potentially due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns, ultimately contributed to the team’s struggles and Moyes’ exit.

While reports suggest West Ham is financially healthy, the club’s inactivity in the January window contradicts this narrative. This ambiguity fuels suspicion that the board might be prioritising financial prudence over ambition.

Maguire’s analysis provides a different perspective on Moyes’ departure. While the manager’s performance wasn’t without flaws, the blame might be shared with the board’s transfer policies and unclear financial direction.

Anyway, what is done is done. We should all now be looking forward to our new era

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  • Trevsheadwonthecup says:

    The clubs major problem is the owners. No ambition whatsoever. No matter how much some try to pretend otherwise. Whether it’s julen lopetegui or David Moyes there set up to fail and until they go nothing changes .

  • D.f.butcher says:

    I don’t think it would have mattered who we got as players moyes would still have deployed boring old moyesball.im a season ticket holder i dont own the club the owners are the ones who make decisions regardless of what I or anyone else thinks, we have to live with their judgements , i will always continue to support west ham come hell or high water, all I ask for is to be entertained by something i regard as football, we all have our opinions who should or shouldn’t be manager , we can only appoint one though , and thats not our decision

  • Mark Fletcher says:

    Couldn’t agree more, the poisonous jizz goblin’s only ambition is to get richer off the back of West Ham. Moyes overachieving on a small budget the last four years has spared them from the fans hatred. Moyes had definitely reached the end of the road with us, hopefully Sullivan & Brady are next ⚒

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