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Moyes admits two huge self inflicted errors

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David Moyes – in claiming that he changed the team yesterday because he can’t put players in danger by playing them so regularly – admitted two big self inflicted problems!

The first is that he has been doing exactly that for months and the second, and more dangerous to the club as a whole, that he has spent £200 million on arrivals who are no better than what he has – indeed worse.

To be saying this ahead of what he sees as a hugely important European game with two League games left is awful when we are not mathematically safe from relegation.

His comments follow those of Declan who put a recent defeat down to tiredness. a situation very clear to all of those who watch every game.

How, as just one example, can he continue to play Tomas Soucek who over the season merits a rating of three or four.

Why? Because he bought nobody good enough to replace him. Answered in one!

Manager David Moyes is responsible for buying players who can cover in the case of injuries. So let’s not use them as an excuse.

The recruitment strategy has clearly been poor. For Moyes to admit such a problem is an admission of failure. When backed so a large extent by a skipper that is indisputable.

And that may be the reason he is gone next season regardless of what happens in the Conference competition.

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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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