Moyes considers two up option

By Hughie Southon

David Moyes has not ruled out playing two up front!

The manager has long been criticised for sticking to his one-up policy which has drawn criticism that teams know what to expect from us every week.

Ings set to play at Brighton

But he was asked by reporters that despite realising he preferred to have another man in midfield rather than a second striker whether Ings needs a partner down the middle?

Moyes responded declaring: “Possibly yeah, I agree with that yeah.  It would mean there is someone else who I think gives us the best starting line-up then doesn’t start, so there are other alternatives, but I don’t know how many teams play with two up top.

Mind you that doesn’t mean to say we shouldn’t. I know Brentford do with Mbeumo and Toney but they have 5-3-2 so it changes their shape too. Overall, we could do it yeah.”

Encouraging words – let’s hope actions follow.


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

3 comments on “Moyes considers two up option

  1. Don’t be fooled by this garbage. He is too negative to go two up, he might do it when go 2-0 down with 5 mins remaining – actually no he wont do it then either lol lol It would be funny only he is playing with the future of our club.

  2. About time he climbed out of his little shell and looked at options.
    It hasn’t worked with a solitary front man as all he is doing is frustrating our best 2 x strikers.
    Think outside the box David
    And who cares if no one else does it,.what a silly remark

  3. So if it was that easy you’d wonder why the top teams don’t play with two up top? Whatever happens if you play an extra striker up top you become weaker defensively in midfield or defence. I think two up top only works if one of the strikers us more like an attacking midfielder. That being the case why not just play an attacking midfielder in behind the striker. Two up top worked well in macavennie Cottee era but macavennie was more like an attacking midfielder a bit like Bowen when he plays as a striker. Cottee was the poacher a bit like Ings. Not sure Antonio could play the macavennie role but could be worth a try. Personally I would play Bowen in behind Ings with Antonio on the right wing. Therefore utilise all three of them.

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