Moyes happy with season


West Ham‘s season remains more than a little debatable with David Moyes claiming he is happy with it so far. We are in a decent league position and are  progressing towards the last 16 in Europe.  But the discussion about the style and approach of the team remains a very big topic. Most of us old timers were brought up on what we love to call the West Ham Way. That was described by the first manager under which many of us supported the team, Ron Greenwood, thus: “People don’t support West Ham because they expect to win anything much but because they want to be entertained!

Ron wasn’t the easiest manager apparently but he had that right. It’s what brought me into the club as a fan along with many mates – entertainment first, winning things second. Those who remember Don Revie’s Leeds United will understand why that’s the case. Leeds bored the brains out of most despite winning no less than eight trophies in 13 years under the bloke.

Whilst it’s nice to win trophies here and there, West Ham fans have never been those who join  bandwagons so David Moyes’ comments he’s pleased with the current situation will create conversation. Being happy with the league position is one thing but I do wish the football we are seeing was a lot more exciting than the stuff we have been watching last season and this at PL and European level.

Moyes told he pre-Palace presser: “I’m pleased so far. I think we’re only one point behind where we were three years ago, when we finished seventh in the Premier League, and I would say we’re in a pretty good position at the moment.

We’re trying to get the Club at a consistently good level and I’ve said before that it can be a bit up and down. You can be up one year and down the next. We had a little bit of that last year but we made sure we made something special happen last year in winning a trophy. This year, we’re a little bit the same. We’ve brought in new players and we’re still getting them integrated, but thankfully we’ve got off to a stronger start in the Premier League

I’m really pleased with how the lads are performing. I think the players are doing a really good job. We’ve picked up some good wins and, while we want to play a bit better in some of the games, we’re really happy with the results. It gives us something to build on. I think we can play much better, which is a good thing. “

There’s probably another big debate in the offing on the back of that!

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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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