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Moyes pleads for time

David Moyes has pleaded for time at West Ham, insisting the Hammers will improve once the summer signings have settled ahead of next season.

The Irons were poor again on Saturday and were beaten 2-0 by Leicester at the London Stadium.

It was the third defeat of the week, having been beaten by Crystal Palace in the league last weekend, and knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Blackburn Rovers on penalties in midweek.

All three defeats have taken place at the London Stadium, and the Hammers now go into the international break in 16th, just one point clear of the relegation zone.

It’s fair to say the likes of Gianluca Scamacca, Lucas Paqueta and Thilo Kehrer have all struggled since coming to east London, but Moyes feels they need time to settle.

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Speaking after the Foxes defeat, as per Football.London, Moyes said: “Nearly all teams have ups and downs, I could tell you stories about Everton. When you are growing and building it takes time. We bought in good players and those players take time to settle in. We just need to give ours time to settle in. First season is never easy, second is better.”

And he insists he retains a degree of support from the board, although there remain question marks over how long he will remain in the dugout if this form continues after the international break.

He added: “I’m really grateful for our club and the support they have given me. I don’t think i’ve done bad for them either. Brendan has been there as well and he knows how it works. We have done a lot of good things we just can’t find a way of scoring at the moment.”

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

11 comments on “Moyes pleads for time

  1. He has to go, he is talking utter rubbish, the fans deserve better; tfe players deserve better. The complete blame lies with the manager. He has to go tonight.

  2. Someone put him out of his misery, it’s painful to watch…. Well past his best before time to go

  3. Moyes is right the new players need time. We will be much better after the World Cup. Moyes also needs time. He’s earnt it for what’s he’s done over the last two seasons. I remember last season there was a large amount of Arsenal fans calling for Arteta to be sacked. We need to keep the faith and do do the board.

    • No offence but you are living in cuckoo land (one of Roy Keanes !!). In all serious how can you say he needs more time. Put aside the new players for a minute and I do not buy this more time for the players to gel. We have a squad full of attacking potential will never be used by Moyes, he will not change his approach to suit the team, its not the players that are the problem it is the manager. He continues to pick players out of form, he is biased to certain players and curtails flair players. His in game decisions are horrific. Rice was wrong tonight to say that it is nonsense, very disappointed to hear that from the club captain he must surely speak the truth as he knows that the manager’s decision are costing us. Moyes has to go and anyone that suggests he should be given more time is only prolonging the poor results and performances we have seen for the past 12 months. The club need to act very quickly now as this is the perfect time to make the change..

  4. We cant score even with a £33m striker and £50m playmaker. It says a lot about Moyes’s tactics doesn’t it? Just as worrying is how easy it is to score against us. Both failings are the sign of a side battling relegations That is West Ham sadly. 7 wins since last March is relegation form. Moyes out

  5. Get rid, he is delusional, perfect time to seek a quality replacement, of course he would like more time, who wouldn’t, earning big dollar and failing miserably

  6. Someone give him the pistol and tell him to do the honourable thing. RESIGN.

  7. How on earth does Clive compare a pep apprentice coach going for the champions of the Premier to moyes is just laughable. Arteta brought in new players and now they are going for the title against city. Moyes brought in players going backwards and boring the pants off supporters and is in a relegation form from Dec last season to now . His had enough chances get him gone and stop making excuses .

  8. A eunuch in a brothel stands more chance of scoring than we do.

  9. Absolutely dreadful. Players have been well below par throughout the team. Team lacks any sort of system. We set up not to lose rather then go out their to win. We have lost to some pretty awful sides with ease and have made them look world class. Moyes, sorry you have run your course but yet I know the other 2 idiots running the club will stick by ya until it is to late. We managed to ruin Haller, Anderson and I guess we will do the same with Scumacca.

  10. He’s been living on borrowed time for a while now, our form since the end of last season has been terrible! He ‘s spent lots of money for little return. We didn’t ruin Haller or Anderson, they never were suited to the Prem! Moyes’ inflexible tactics and playing style are our weakness. Bowen has had a serious drop in form but appears untouchable, Said blows too hot and cold. Scamacca scores goals but gets no service. The squad has good players, badly led by the manager! Hopefully by the time the season resumes we’ll have a new one!

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