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Moyes head full of hopes for fans

David Moyes can’t wait to start making Champions League plans.
He has no Plan A or B at this point but if and when the moment comes he’s going to be on the highest of highs.
Myes has said on many occasions how he’s longing to see the fans back at the London Stadium – for them to be watching European football would see everybody’s dreams come true..

Speaking to reporters yesterday the 57-year-old said “At the moment all I’m thinking to myself is, you know: ‘If we can finish, if we keep going, how many points am I going to need in my head to get to a European football?’
“It would be great if I could give West Ham supporters European football. At the start of the season, we’d have snapped your hand off and walked away. 

Obviously, we’re seeing an even bigger prize not too far into the distance and we’ve got to try and keep hoping that we can reach that. 
But we’ve got, we’ve got a run of fixtures nearer the end of the season which may give us a better chance of picking up points. We’ve got to make sure we’re in it right to the end. Keep pushing.”

The Hammers have never qualified for the Champions League since its inception in 1992/1993 season or its predecessor the European Cup which started in 1955.

The Irons won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965, were knocked out in the semi-finals the following year in 1966

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They lost in the final of the 1976 European Cup Winners Cup to Anderlecht. They returned once more in 1981 but were knocked out at the quarter-finals.
They won the 1999 Intertoto Cup and played briefly in the UEFA cup in 1999/2000 and  2006/2007.

In more recent times they have qualified for  Europea League twice in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons with very little progression.

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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

2 comments on “Moyes head full of hopes for fans

  1. I can only imagine he is saying this to give the players a lift and get them thinking of CL because it is out of character with the rest of the seasons messages, a win against Arsenal would be an important one for belief, although the Utd performance was disappointing I personally wasn’t expecting us to get anything from that because like many teams we never do. Arsenal are still a good side but I feel we are better than them in most areas of the pitch, if we beat them and Leicester the belief will increase that’s the level we are at COYI!!!

  2. It’s really great to be able just to talk about CL or Europa and the tape is set. From the getgo top half finish would’ve been good enough for me. CL would obviously strengthen the coffers but we’d also need to increase our squad in the summer. Even if we didn’t get past the knockout stages that would be a great feat.

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