Moyes should play Mubama – the fans react

Claret and Hugh earlier posed the question as to how long it would be – given how thin we are on strikers – before we see David Moyes give a chance to youngster Divin Mubama. Here’s the response from several Hammers fans.

  • Rob Usher
  • I’m sorry to say but in my opinion he’s not good enough for the Premiership (yet) and if he is played upfront on his own, in the current set up, it will destroy his confidence. I think he should be loaned out, get some more experience and in the meantime either go into the transfer market for a proven goals corer (Championship) or play Kudus, bench Antonio.
  • David Pitchford

    Interesting that it is Everton coming up, because I remember a certain Wayne Rooney breaking through as a striker at the age of 17! Moyes seems to regard his stubborness as a virtue, when it is actually a serious weakness. The kids need a chance
  • Nicholas Johnson

    If he was at another club , Brighton Brentford Liverpool he’d get a shot , most other clubs like to bring the youngsters in, if he’s good enough play him ! I agree with Andrew Sawyer that there is nothing to lose 👍
Andrew Sawyer

Let’s be honest if Moyes played him and he done absolutely nothing we would be no worse off
  • hammerpete6

  • The worrying sign is the deja vu of young stars not getting any minutes at all. That means Moyes cannot reasonably suddenly start them so he is effectively starving them of the experience he demands they need to select them!! Yes and this is just the same as before, two years of no appearances at all, no minutes, no hope.

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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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  • Buster says:

    Not yet…….Mubama’s not ready to start the big games. When we’ve won the Europa Group Stage will be the time to let him loose in a dead rubber or against a lower league team in the FA Cup in January. Until then, it’ll be Kudus that starts whenever Antonio takes a rest.
    If Mubama gets the nod off the bench on Thursday with 20 to go and bangs in a couple – then it might be time to bring him on in Prem games instead of Ings.

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