Moyes looks to have listened to the fans

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Hammers upside Paqueta

It is difficult to believe, given what we have seen so far this season, that David Moyes did not pay close attention to the comments of fans when the pressure was being piled on his position as manager last season.

The “Moyes Out” lobby’s main objection and that of others was his refusal to play what we all know as the West Ham Way.


Rather he has always been seen very much as a defensive coach whose teams last year always dropped deep in a bid to hold onto leads.

So it came as a huge surprise when the likes of initially Paqueta,  and then Mo Kudus, came in showing much greater creativity.

This is not a typical way forward for the manager down the years and his decision to restore Tomas Soucek to his more offensive midfield role was also good news.

All of these approaches were the sort of scenarios fans had mentioned one way or another and that Moyes adopted that approach may say an awful lot for the fans.

Tim Steidten has been a great appointment but first and foremost as the man in charge Moyes takes the credit – possibly along with those on the terraces,

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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