Moyes impressed and opportunity knocks for kids

tonimartinez2David Moyes wants to see the Academy “boys ” getting some opportunities.

Several members of the Under 23 squad – including  Declan Rice and Toni Martinez  – have been training with the eight first team members not on international duty this week and the manager likes what he has seen.

With  the fans crying out for the kids to be handed their chances, the manager has made it clear that he shares the same view.

Commenting on their involvement he made it clear that he is hoping they will be involved permanently at Rush Green rather than at Chadwell Heath.

He said: ” They’ve trained with us every day since I’ve been here because the numbers are down and we wanted to train with decent size numbers.

The U23s have come up to Rush Green to train with us and I hope that’s the way it will stay.

I’ve been told about one or two and a couple of others have caught my eye. Really those young boys need to be given opportunities.”




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6 comments on “Moyes impressed and opportunity knocks for kids

  1. Ha… decent training and wanting to put the kids out. Complete opposite to Slaven!

  2. Good grief: the Academy is alive, and we may be taking a visit down memory lane if we start seeing our best U-23’s mixing in with the first team.
    We will have to start a Xmas money drive for the construction (or re-construction) of the old Cafe Cassettari, where Ted Fenton got the cheap, and the talk was all football.
    Moyes may just turn out to be a very timely acquisition (as long as he doesn’t over-do it with AC as his main weapon; Sakho and Martinez for Watford please!). Get well Nathan Holland-we need you, mate!

  3. I feel pretty upbeat at the minute about Moyes, I also read that Craig Bellamy said he was really impressed by Pearce as a coach when he managed the GB Olympic team, Bellamy is certainly not renowned for backing managers and he is a very difficult character to manage so perhaps even more reason to be positive, Moyes wasn’t the best at promoting youth when he was at Everton and time will tell how he proceeds with us but he is making all the right sounds at the minute and if he starts producing performances on the pitch then we will all have something to shout about COYI !!!

    • Craig Bellamy?? Lovely lad, every managers dream….
      No32, you talkabout performances, but would you take results over performance at this stage?
      Clean sheet on Sunday would be a start, but that may be unrealistic…

  4. Brilliant but , don’t let that fat pundit “ Paul Merson “ in on it . He thinks he runs West Ham with his outrageous comments . He is paid to comment on football games not , control the changing room or influence the players . Wasn’t he declared an Alcoholic back in 2003 ?

  5. It’s got to be the way forward rather than buying foreign journeymen with little or no passion for the team or West Ham the club. Cottee 17, Ferdinand 17, Lampard 18, Ashton 23 when they debuted for us and we know how well these West Hsm legends served us whilst they were here. If we don’t play the likes of Oxford, Rice, Martinez, Holland and co we will never realise their potential. Hopeful that Moyes will turn this around and bring the youngsters on……we live in hope.

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