Moyes made last day transfer decisions? – no chance!

Having heard that David Moyes has twice scouted Kidderminster Harriers over recent days it should come as no surprise how careful the man is in all his areas of operation.

The reality is of course that there is far more at stake in the transfer  windows than there will be in any FA Cup game – however tough or comfortable they may appear on paper.

It’s been well known for a long time that the manager is extraordinarily careful in every area of his planning  so it makes little sense to believe that he would rush into a couple of last day attempts to get players in as many believed to be the case this time around.

The reality is that he knew who he did and didn’t want way back and, as his way,  to ensure that nothing escapes into the public arena, it wasn’t until the last hours of deadline day that bids  made for Kalvin Phillips and Darwin Nunez were made known.

No doubt had we known at the time and then missed out the club would have blamed the club for leaking. Instead they were accused of leaving it too late. The reality is they tried and failed. It happens

We need to think things through a little more carefully I reckon – before rushing to blame the board for so called penny pinching or the manager for “dithering.”

I believe Terry Westley came closest to the truth on CandH when saying Moyes was going for players of quality who can take and keep us in the top six and that good scouts keep poor players OUT of clubs.

Yes, I was as frustrated as many others but there is clearly a plan afoot in its very early stages. It’s going to take time and patience is required.

What I do know on reflection is that Moyes is no more likely to rush out on the last day of the window to sign players than Burnley are to win the league this season.



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2 comments on “Moyes made last day transfer decisions? – no chance!

  1. The flaw in this argument is that soon as a club bids for a player the other team leaks the information. It’s especially true if it is a derisory offer, which in Sullivan’s case it usually is.
    If we really want a player, I would of expected us to have made three or four bids, we didn’t. We are trying to buy other teams prized assets, Sullivan isn’t up to it.

    • The flaw in your argument is that Sullivan is no longer the banker in these deals but Kreitinsky is who added £10 million to an original £40m offer. Nor under Moyes do we know how many bids were made. Just guessing from an anti board POSITION. How do you know only one bid was made, how do you know how many agents wanted a cut, why would you call it derisory at 50m for an injured 26 yr old. How much is he worth to us given we have DR and TS. What wud you pay – £60, £70, £80m?

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