Moyes fan speaks out

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Moyes fan speaks out

West Ham Facebook follower Geoff Robin has joined what looks set to becoming a near never ending Moyes debate – well until a decision is made by the board. And in this piece explains how he now feels as a fan of the manager!

I am a fan of Moyes but I think it’s time for him to go.
The Good:
  • Two close relegation scares averted (mess not his on either occasion).
  • Changed us from a club of academy players mixed with the odd aged superstar  to a squad which is trying to hold onto next level assets and can attract them.
  • Won us a trophy
  • Three decent finishes
  • He’s managed the keepers well
The Bad:
  • Boring football
  • Late subs
  • Under-used players we just don’t/didn’t see much of (Cornet, Vlasic, Mubama,. academy players)
  • Loyal to a fault with others (Ings, Soucek)
  • Never found a striker that could play completely alone up top.
I appreciate what he has done for us and I wish him every success elsewhere.
Time to go.

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4 comments on “Moyes fan speaks out

  1. It’s funny how we all see things differently, who should be starting each game, their best positions or formations but we’re all united in our love for our great club. The latest thumping at the weekend looks to have firmly pushed many of the remaining Moyes supporters and those undecided into the much larger ‘get rid of’ group of supporters. I’d like to think Moyes looks back the the European glory and, like me, regrets his decision not to walk away then on a high. But I’m not sure he’s man enough to ever admit fault?
    I dream of waking to the news of our new head coach walking into the club and saying ‘You’re too old, too slow, not good enough etc’ as he looks around Moyes overused first choices and dated approach. He then says ‘wow you’re great and we can build a team around you few’ before looking shocked at the successful youth teams and smiling with glee as he works to integrate the best into our first team. No more playing because you always do, no more shifting every player out of their best positions on a whim. He recognises the great asset we desperately need to hold onto for our future recruitment and works with him to strengthen in the positions we all know and scream need it.
    I’ve never stopped being a proud hammer and never will but these seem such obvious and small changes I just need to see the board act now and make the dream a reality.

  2. While never a Moyes fan I think this post sums it up well. Fans are told to look at the ‘bigger picture’ …but we are in that as well as early improvements and winning a cup we were also close to relegation in order to win the Cup and more recently look deflated, sometimes clueless and more importantly there is never a Plan B ( just look at half time on Sunday).
    The dream in this post of coming in fresh and looking at the potential needs to be a reality.

  3. A fair summary. From my conversations with fellow supporters it seems that those who were firmly in the Moyes camp rarely, if ever, go to matches with their motivation being the final score. They don’t have to endure watching negative tactics, players fielded out of position and the same tired faces being produced every game, notwithstanding the lack of a centre-forward: Moyesball. Let’s not even mention the lack of transfer activity, much of it down to Moyes negating Steidten’s good work with his “final say” on transfers. Now that results have turned and the Irons are dropping like a stone down the Premiership, having also been outplayed and dumped out of the cup by Bristol City, it appears that they are turning on their “Moyesiah”. As for those old pros and pundits who reckon that Moyes should be offered a new contract as he is a “safe pair of hands”, I question whether he is now as his tactics have long since been found out and unless there is change we will be in a relegation struggle next season. Moyes has now reached his managerial sell-by date. Time for change.

  4. I looked on in disbelief on Sunday as to why we were playing Johnson on the left, when we had Cornet on the bench.

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