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Moyes splits opinion right down the middle with “he plays” decision

Who on earth would want David Moyes’ job at the moment given Zoumagate with opinion on the central defender’s inclusion on Tuesday night and likely appearance at Leicester City splitting opinion down the middle. Here two enthusiastic CandH followers give their views on the topic of the moment and they could hardly be more opposite.


By Johnham1

The manager has truly showed his colours here, he has no values or animal rights morals.

There is no question about it Zouma should not have played against Watford and should have have punished and suspended and Moyes should not have picked him until the appropriate investigations have been completed.

It is a sad reflection on the club.  Moyes should have signed Milenkovic during the summer, a far better defender and more technical ability.

He was a cheaper option  but no Moyes was not prepared to make the right call and he ended up signing a player I did not rate as highly as Milenkovic and who I have lost all respect for. I cannot bear to watch him play for the club.

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I am really wondering despite his brilliant achievements with the team over the last two seasons whether is he really the person to give 100-150m in the summer and trust he will sign the right players.

He will again go after Lingard and Phillips, just horrendously lazy recruitment showing absolutely no ambition.

By Eug

It is up to the club (Board) to make decisions regarding disciplinary actions. It is NOT up to Moyes to take these decisions. If the player is available, it is Moyes responsibility as Manager to select the best players available to him.

It is up to the club to suspend players for disciplinary measures. If the club has NOT suspended him the manager would be negligent in not selecting what he believes to be his best 11.

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7 comments on “Moyes splits opinion right down the middle with “he plays” decision

  1. Agree with Eug it is the club’s decision on the club’s position. He has been fined as per maximum allowed but DM is judged by the team’s performance. Sorry Johnham but your preference for a different choice of signing at c/b doesn’t really apply here: notwithstanding respect for animal rights views as a dog lover. Surely one for the board to decide?

  2. Respecting Eug’s comments, can agree that the club should have suspended him and as such have created the opportunity for this negative press, I don’t agree about Moyes though, he should be big enough and experienced enough to not only guage how the public would respond to this act of cruelty but more importantly should assess what signals it sends out to the other players in the squad that this kind of behaviour is a basically a misdemeanour punished by a two week fine and if the rumours are true attending an RSPCA course. It still baffles me how out of touch those leading our club are with reality for the majority of the population.

  3. I guess this story has taken the spotlight off of Boris for a bit. It’s all about perspective here, and as much as what Zouma has done is wrong, he hasn’t committed murder or crimes against humanity, he has owned up and apologised for what he did, he has been fined two weeks wages (a handsome amount).
    I’m not quite sure what some are after but it is similar to sharks when there is blood in the water…
    Allow Moyes to manage the team with all of the players at his disposal… The Cat isn’t dead… Let’s move on.

  4. I’m sorry Johnham1 but I totally disagree. Your opinion counts for nothing as far as recruitment is concerned. It’s not your job on the line. You continually slated the purchase of Dawson last year and look how that’s turned out. I trust the clubs’ judgement above yours The same applies with the Zouma affair.

  5. So the cat has to die for this to be a real issue. Good God.
    Dropping him for 1 game and we wouldn’t be talking about this now. It was Watford FFS

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