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Moyes hands out the plaudits

David Moyes has again applauded Declan Rice for his part in the game against Leicester City after the Hammers made themselves safe with some help from other clubs.

And he was delighted for himself declaring he had that right as the job when he arrived was keep the club in the Premier League.

Speaking after the game he said: “We were as good as we’ve been with the ball at times. We passed it, we controlled it, we had good thought with our shape and what we wanted to do with the ball.

“I thought Declan Rice also had his best game as a young player up against the likes of Jamie Vardy, as that’s not an easy job. He did very well.

“I thought the boys dealt with the pressure which came with the game and needing to pick up the points,” he began. “There was a real focus about them.

““I’m going to enjoy it and why not? The job when I came in was to make sure we weren’t relegated.”

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“We’ve been hurting a bit since the Manchester City game, because we felt we didn’t play well even though it was against the champions. We felt we’re a lot better than that and on Saturday we bossed the game for periods and probably should have scored more goals.

We wanted to leave Leicester with the ball as there is an anxiousness about them in their stadium. We got it back off them and then we broke quickly with Manu and Marko and Arthur. We did a lot of good things.


“I’m also pleased because the supporters had a really good day as well. Of course, they want to see their team.”

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7 comments on “Moyes hands out the plaudits

  1. Come on Hugh – praise where praise is due. Moyes set the team up well yesterday,and hed them motivated for the task. I would rate him a 9 yesterday. Come on, you know you want to……

  2. I meant more generally. Remember when ratings were handed out for the manager as well as players? Much has been said about his defensive tactics. But he set up the team really well yesterday, with Lanzini and Mario supporting Marko. And he got everyone working really hard – we were always first to the ball. We all spend much time criticizing his errors. Let’s give him plaudits when he does something really well.

  3. But also remember when he didn’t. Stoke, Man City etc.

  4. i think youre right mikey. he identified the problem being lack of support for arnie and rectified it in the last game. they played some lovely football against leicester. i think he and his back room team have created a good team spirit. hes saying a lot of the right things. the way hes nurturing young declan is spot on in my opinion. keep the boys feet on the ground, let him know what hes doing wrong and where he can improve then heap the praise when he gets it right. the boys flourishing under moyes. credit where credits due. i think moysie could come good. cant judge him on half a season with an unbalanced squad full of someone elses players.

  5. It was imperative to get the set up right for this game and go for it ; he did and the team responded with some nice football . Couldn’t ask for more . Great to see the Lads togetherness and determination . A great day for all the fans as well . Hope he stays to build a stronger squad ( one that would be his ) and give us a bit more to be cheerful about next season and finally put the Spectre of Upton Park behind us . We definitely need to keep hold of Carroll though .

  6. Kevin, why did you have to sign off with that China Doll comment buddy? We just cannot have a player on £90k a week who plays 15 games every season. Bye bye.
    As for Moyes, he has delivered and kept us up. Thank you. Is he the right guy to rebuild the squad and ensure we aren’t faced with more of this shyte, no. We are a PL club due in no small part to just how bad others are, more than a big improvement under Moyes. Other than Man U and Jose, most PL clubs are looking to develop a fast paced passing game where you retain possession and hunt in packs. Sorry but that isn’t an ethos Moyes is capable of delivering. He is old school, a BFS type, and not what we need to build from the bottom up. With our owners records, we need a coach who can actually coach players to improve, and who has a proven track record of spending money wisely.

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