By Hughie Southon
Like it or not we have no alternative but to trust David Moyes’ judgement!
The bed is made and he is now lying on it after deciding that he would go with what he has for the remainder of the season despite injuries to Gianluca Scamacca, new signing Danny Ings and Kurt Zouma.
We had revealed ahead of Deadline Day that the manager was hesitating on entering the loan market as has been the case virtually every year ahead of his time in charge of the squad.
Now with Newcastle United, Chelsea and Spurs on the immediate horizon he and he alone is responsible for his future.
Let’s make it clear that despite our own position being that a new manager is required we hope to God that we are wrong and that Moyes manages to turn things around.
At a time when there are no realistic candidates out there that has to be the hope but we can be excused for having serious worries.
We know the board was ready to bring loans in – money for fees was available – but the manager stayed true to form and decided against making any moves at all.
Whether we are pro or anti Moyes the simple truth is he now has nowhere to hide if it all goes pear shaped!
With every club other than Everton investing in their future it will be very surprising if we are not relegated, and Everton will not be pretty but very hard to beat under Dyche. I do not have an ounce of faith that Moyes can turn it around and its too late for anyone to come in and turn it round. The run of losses before the World Cup was the crucial one as a lot of these were against teams that we should be beating. My non-West Ham fans who I watch football with cannot understand how we have so many good players and play as badly as we do. Thats all down to one man and I don’t understand why the board can’t see this.
Agree. But the board has nowhere to hide either.
Agree the the sentiments above/below
The run of results and style was going south in Nov 21 and we haven’t recovered from it.
We should of changed manager in the WC break and have a fresh push.
I have a feeling we will struggle to stay up and if we do, the good players will have had enough anyhow.
I believe we can still sign out of contract players if the need arises but i wouldn’t hold your breath!
I´ve noticed over this past January window that the players Moyes has chosen to buy are probably not interested in playing for him, meaning he is the problem and not the club. I would also guess the current squad, and exodus of the academy players have the same feeling, hence the results we are seeing to-date.
When I watch the weekend matches I see the players being unresponsive, ignoring & even dismissive of their manager. All the youngsters are packing their bags and leaving in droves. That is going to hit hard in the future, it is not only this season which is lost. Rice we knew would leave, but now he will definitely leave without regrets because he’ll be glad to be out of it. How many years to find another Ashby or Longelo? I think they must feel nothing is changing or will, no adaptability, no fixing of problems. Given the exodus I think they are
voting with their feet which tells you a lot.
The problem goes far deeper than no new players being signed by “Dithering Dave” before the deadline. Let’s not forget that a further two highly-rated Academy products left the club yesterday, namely Ashby and Longelo. Arguably they could have been our full back pairing for the next ten years but have been allowed to leave for under £3.5m in total. They are not the first and are part of a growing trend. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing how good they are as they never get given meaningful game time. Moyes has become a one man wrecking ball to the Academy.
Agree with you that we have to run with David Moyes and hope for the best, however, you are not going to get much better candidates for Manager for a Team of our size and our position in the League. I think there are about three candidates who definitely could do better, if only because they know other formations and tactics.
Which 3 candidates do you think would take the job right now?
The problem goes deeper than Moyes shine a light on our illustrious owners who moved us to a stadium unfit for purpose and charge 4per cent interest on money they put into club. Compare and contrast to other owners