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Moyes admits he’s feeling the heat

David Moyes admits he is feeling the pressure at West Ham.

The Irons are just one point above the relegation zone and go into Friday’s clash with Brentford on a run of four successive defeats.

We have long reported that Moyes needs to turn it around and fast if he is to keep his job, with the upcoming run of games likely to prove decisive; the Irons play Brentford on Friday, then Leeds next Wednesday, before taking on the Bees again in the FA Cup. After that, games against Wolves and Everton loom.

Moyes needs to find a way to start climbing the table if he is to maintain his role as manager and the Irons boss accepts that he is currently under pressure as he looks to find a way to get the Hammers back to winning ways.

Speaking ahead of the clash with the Bees, Moyes said, as per Football.London: “We’ve recently been used to being the top half of the table so we’re not happy in the position we’re in. We’re not daft, we know the position we are in. Most managers, if you lose a few games, you are under pressure.”

Moyes has also urged the home support to roar the Irons on as they return to the London Stadium for the first time since the World Cup.

He added: “The home crowd are vital no matter where you are, we’ve had that as well. We’ve got a stadium that can hold big numbers, over 60,000. We’ve got closer to getting filled more than ever before, last year or even this year. We’ve had some great nights, some big wins. That goes to bring more people in. We want to bring in more young West Ham supporters and the east end of London is a big West Ham area. I think the club have also made tickets affordable as well.”

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Moyes admits he’s feeling the heat

  1. Moyes is an idiot as it’s all his own doing. The rumour going around is that a number of players want out in the summer if he remains in charge. They are not happy with the football being played. Moyes is an idiot but I believe the bigger idiots are the board who have not done the right thing for everyone. I am not expecting a performance tonight based on moyes pressie so as fans we need to clearly show the board what we think tonight. We have 3 winnable games coming up after tonight and we need a new man in place for these games as Moyes will not change. After those games we have really tough fixtures and it may very well be too late at that stage to save us.

  2. We’ve played most if not all of the top teams away from home in the early part of the season so rest of the season should get slightly easier from here on in. Moyes could still turn it around in the league and win the Europa cup but parts of the crowd will have turned against him so it will be a difficult feat to achieve now without the full support of the crowd.

  3. True supporters get behind the team on the pitch tomorrow night. Lack of proper support will only benefit Brentford!

  4. Interesting contradictory report from Antony Martin at Hammers News:
    The Scot was speaking to the media yesterday ahead of our Premier League class with Brentford tonight.
    And Moyes responded when asked if he is feeling the pressure with his job on the line, as quoted by talkSPORT:
    “Am I under pressure? No, not at all. I’ve got great support from David Sullivan. I’d say your sources are not correct.”

    Hmm, as a keen reader of Hammers fan sites, I wonder which journalist has got it right?

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