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Moyes P45 a MUST after Hammers tribute game

By Hughie Southon

This won’t go down with many but I honestly feel it needs to be said:- the West Ham board – and David Sullivan in particular – is due some sympathy!

It’s been clear to me since the end of last season that David Moyes is a one trick manager and I expected nothing less than an average 22/23 campaign. This nobody could have expected.

I don’t like his ultra defensive approach , his regular one up formation and, having bought players, then using them in the wrong positions. Nor do I think he has ever been much good in the market anyway.

He was fired in part at Manchester United because of his hesitation in the transfer market, was fired at Real Sociedad and led Sunderland to a relegation from which they have never recovered.

Now we are getting or have been getting a repeat performance at our club and frankly I don’t think the board knows where to go particularly following the passing of the great David Gold.

The club is planning a massive tribute to the late co chairman ahead of the kick off against Everton and  after years of making decisions with his business partner this is a desperately sad and difficult  time for Sullivan.

So sacking the manager ahead of that is an awkward decision to put it mildly but it also runs the risk of Moyes being booed during such a sensitive few moments.

There is no question at CandH Towers that the man has to be fired but it is easy to understand why there remains a hesitation in view of the DG event.

My view is that Moyes will remain in charge for the Everton game but win, lose or draw he has to be handed his P45 following the game.

 

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Moyes P45 a MUST after Hammers tribute game

  1. All this – Moyes Out – is ok if we have a replacement. So who would want to come to us with lacklustre players and why, if they are a half decent manager risk getting relegated?

  2. Life has patterns and this piece spells out Moyes’ likely season future, just like Scrooge as shown by the ghosts of the past and present. He must be sacked after Everton regardless, or his future is relegation, for he has lost his way and any chance of fixing it.

  3. @numbersurfer. But what if our players are lacklustre because of David Moyes? I mean, it’s not just one or two players out of form, it’s practically the whole squad! Something is fundamentally wrong when so many quality players are no longer performing. What’s going on in the dressing room? It’s all gone terribly pear shaped and NOTHING Moyes is doing works. It surely would make more sense to change the manager. And it would probably be the cheapest option too.

  4. It’s quite simple. Sack Moyes now, this week and install Noble as care taker boss. We would have a man in place that loves the club for the tribute and also might fire our lack luster players up when mark gives them a rocket

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