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Moyes has big season ahead after fine words

David Moyes may have more to live up to in his first full season in charge than he did in saving the Hammers from relegation in the last one.

With a year to run on the contract handed him by the board he needs to be in a comfortable position by December to ensure a new deal is put in front of him at that time.

He’s had much to say of the future and is usually the case it all sounds great  but in a game which is about as unpredictable as it gets who knows?.

He has explained his hopes by saying: I can see shoots of improvement. The owners can see shoots of improvement too. I think they understand the way we would like to go and the ideas we have got.”

He added:“There is a great opportunity to improve a great club with big ambitions. But I’ve said it before, we have to try to promise less and deliver more.

“We can’t go out and say we’re going to sign all the top players. We have to sign good young players who are here for the future. Hopefully we can get those plans into place and start moving on now.”

And there’s the challenge. He has made great play in the past of knowing the Championship’s best players and we  anxiously await his first arrivals.

He has a big job on hand given this club’s history of under achievement after many promises. It’s time for the words to end and judge on actions.

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8 comments on “Moyes has big season ahead after fine words

  1. It is a shame we have no funds in the tank to let him have a go, he’s been left a worse hand than before Pellegrini took over, the money that man wasted is a disgrace.
    I would fancy we would be in much better shape if he was allowed to carry on from his first stint, I doubt we would have as many crocks and a huge debt to pay off.
    I hope we give this guy a few years to get on with it , Klopp was given 4 before he got his team together and although we won’t be Liverpool we should be aiming for top 10 consistently and then grow as a club.
    Then someone might be interested in buying us and investing serious cash.

    • Fully agree. I have said before that I believe we wouldn’t have been in a relegation battle this season if we had Moyes on instead of going for the “next level” Pellegrini. Hopefully Moyes does bring stability and in turn actually winning more games than we lose. That would be a good start.

    • You’ve hit the nail on the head , Dave . And I’m sure many agree with you .

    • Couldn’t have put it better.
      Going forward it needs to be remembered that it’s difficult to judge someone with one hand tied behind their back.

    • I couldnt agree more

  2. With the benefit of having Fabs available for three more months than Pelle, nd being able to recruit in the January window , we went up a whole place.
    We weren’t getting relegated when Pelle was sacked and picked up two good away wins in his last month.

  3. Genuinely, no disrespect to the man, but if he can spot the Championship’s best players how come we have got Hughill ?

  4. Because Hugill was one of the best strikers in the championship and at the time we bought him we needed a fourth choice back up striker in the Ajeti role. Had we been relegated we would have lost all our top strikers and would have needed Hugills goals. He got 15 goals last time out in the championship despite injury. And he works hard unlike 3 goal haller for 45 million.
    If Moyes had played Hugill as first choice striker then maybe you could have a pop, but he loaned him out. Can’t judge him on squad players. Can only judge him on the first team players he bought, Soucek and Bowen and they have been the best signings for as many years as I can remember.

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