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Moyes admits he’s under pressure

By Hughie Southon
If we don’t want West Ham to recover quickly, whatever our opinion of David Moyes’ and the board’s position towards him, we can hardly call ourselves fans.
We all find ourselves on the horns of a dilemma and it’s probably entirely fair that GSBK have decided to give him what most believe will be another three games to turn things around.
The Hammers board hold the view that those who have decided his time should be up are being unfair towards a man who has brought the club great success over two years.
It’s an easy view to accept but those of us who think differently base our view on the type of football we are seeing and the Moyes tactics which show no sign of genuinely opening up oppositions and scoring goals.
He tried something different against Brentford which didn’t work because of the sloppiness we saw in midfield and at the back.
Now the manager himself has admitted the truth of the situation – that he is clearly under pressure,
He declared after the game when asked about whether or not he believes West Ham are firmly in a relegation battle: “I’m hoping it’s not the case.

 “But we’ve lost a few at home recently so we have to be aware that we have to pick up points.

“I don’t think it’s unfair. In the business we’re in if you don’t win in five games you’re going to be under pressure.

“I only want the best for West Ham, it’s been a great club for me and we’ve done well. I’m determined to keep it there and not get dragged down. I hope we can get away from where we are.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “Moyes admits he’s under pressure

  1. Google “Sunderland relegation 2017”. It’s happened before!

  2. Moyes is refusing to see what is obvious to everyone. The rot started last season. Since the beginning of April 2022 West Ham have won 5 Premier League games. Five games in nearly nine months, five games out of twenty-five played. And none of those wins were against top clubs – not even top half clubs. If he won’t go he’s gotta be pushed.

  3. I have not spent 60 years supporting my West Ham wanting anything but the best for the club. When we play well and win I still get emotional; always will. So here we are, and I would love it to change tomorrow. That we play well and win. But we won’t: DM won’t change, cannot see it, is floundering. He still repeats the same flaws, and even v Brentford, having dropped Antonio and Soucek, he brought them back on, to solve nothing. The empty words;- young energetic players running hard, what? Will only sign players to improve us, what? Either deluded or lying Mr Moyes. It’s done. Act now, Board, for arguably it is already late. The new Boss could do with the January window. Delay now means goodbye Prem footie I fear. Love you West Ham.

  4. How can the board not see that Scamacca has turned into the new Haller and Paqueta has turned into the new Vlasic?

    If the board want to waste their money then continue with Moyes, because he has an excellent record for turning world class players into average players.

  5. A question to my fellow Hammers fans……..

    Who would you prefer to have stayed on as West Ham boss?
    Avram Grant
    Sam Allardyce
    Slaven Bilic
    David Moyes (1st spell)
    Manuel Pellegrini
    Some of you have slaughtered each and every one of them since 2010…… David Moyes has done the best of all of them. He deserves more respect than you currently are showing him. Patience, lads!!

  6. The ‘rot’ as you put it was due to the Europa League cup run last season. Moyes went for it and the league form suffered.
    This season is different. Some of the new players haven’t settled in as we would’ve hoped. Aguerd and Cornet have been injured for long periods. Kehrer, Scamacca and Paqueta have each found the Prem hard going. Emerson has been in and out, not playing regularly and Downes just isn’t good enough for the top flight. (The only thing he has in common with Rice is that they were born in the same week!!) As a result, the regulars of recent seasons who formed a good unit haven’t played as much – Coufal, Johnson, Fornals, Lanzini and Antonio. Soucek has been lacking form – which happens sometimes.

  7. I suspect the main reason David Moyes continues to have support of the Board is that there is not exactly a queue of capable replacements with just the usual suspects waiting to inflict another failure on our long suffering club!

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