Moyes has a stand out record with youth!

MoyesmeetingDavid Moyes may or may not become the next Hammers boss but what is not in question is his successful blooding of young players.

He nurtured two England superstars by giving them their professional starts and while some Hammers fans see him as a Sam Allardyce clone – a boring replacement sghould that be the case, history shows he has an eye for talented youth.

Both Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley had their professional debuts under Moyes during his Everton reign.

Only last year Moyes revealed: “Let me tell you a story about Wayne. We were training at Everton’s old training ground, at Bellefield, and Wayne would train with us every day and he’d be kicking the balls everywhere. I’d be shouting at him: ‘Wayne!’ But he just wanted to kick them.

“Then we had a game one day and Wayne had the ball close to the byline and he chipped the goalie. All the staff were watching and you could see them all look up the line at each other.”They all had the same look on their face: ‘Did you see that? Did that really happen?’

“Everyone turned and looked. No-one shouted ‘What a goal!’ Maybe everyone was wondering whether he really mean it. But he did. From that moment we were all thinking: ‘Wow, what a player. What a player we have’.”

Moyes joined Everton from Preston North End in April 2002 giving Wayne Rooney his first professional debut later that year, he sold Wayne to Manchester United two years later for a record £25.6m when Rooney was just 18.

Ross Barkley also had his debut in 2010 at Everton under Moyes before suffering a broken leg. Moyes was reported ready to pay £20m to buy Barkley during his short stint as Manchester United manager.

Moyes and Allardyce differ greatly in their approach to youth development and should the appointment happen the youth issue is one that looks as if it will fall into very good hands.





About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Moyes has a stand out record with youth!

  1. That’s the tip of the iceberg,Everton had no choice but to play there young players and combined them with good older pro,s,
    Never heard Moyes after a game bemoan his unfortunate situation with limited money and resources,
    He never hid behind anyone even at Man Utd,he protected his players and stood by his boss,s this man has integrity something BFS has none of.
    If nothing else and people need security as on Wetpantsuntilisleep,he would do at least he would give youth a chance.

  2. I dont see him as a Sam clone but he would not be the most exciting option either. If he could improve us like he improved Everton and give the young players a chance it would be a very tempting choice for the Davids and much less risky than some of the more sexy options.

  3. Fair point.I want someone who runs the football club not just 90minutes first team when he can be bothered

  4. It makes me laugh when I read about exciting football. Winning is what matters. If Sam, as boring as his tactics are, was winning every game he’d be getting a new contract. Let’s not kid ourselves, winning with style is great but results=money=success. Moyes would be a step in the right direction but then again who wouldn’t be?

  5. I must be cracking up here,where does it saying anything about exciting football? I aint dismissing your point just cant find it anywhere,lol 😉

  6. Dainon17 said “he (Moyes) would not be the most exciting option”.

  7. Exciting option as a manager & playing exciting football are two different things arent they.Maybe not,lol 😉

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