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Moyes… the break can only help

By Dave Langton

David Moyes is struggling.

The Hammers look to have been found out and they are making average teams, sometimes good teams, look absolutely superb. It always feels like the Irons are trying to climb a mountain of their own making.

But the upcoming break, because of the Qatarstrophe, can only give Moyes time to reflect and observe those games where the Hammers have struggled.

Thus far, the Hammers have mostly played the same way, with there being seven defensive outfield players on the pitch.

That has seen the Irons struggle and has seen the club fail to stick the ball in the back of the net as often as they should have.

We have seen the Hammers sign Gianluca Scamacca, an Italian thoroughbred who needs to have the leash taken off.

There is absolutely no reason for the Irons to continually ignore the prospect of playing him up front with Mikey Antonio. There could be a formation that allows the Hammers to get Scamacca, Antonio, and the wingers Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma on the pitch.

Get Lucas Paqueta in there too, and the Irons could well be flying.

A 4-2-3-1 formation isn’t exactly in vogue, but the break can only allow Moyes the chance to think and explore the alternatives available to him.

The system we have been using, quite simply, has not worked well enough.

If there is not to be a change, we’ll have to ask the question: What was he spending his time doing?


About Dave Langton

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.

One comment on “Moyes… the break can only help

  1. No more time should be given to hom, he will not change.I hear people saying he needs time to get these players to get, absolute rubbish. How can they gel when he stubbornly refuses to play attack minded players, refuses to drop players who continue to play poorly and who has proved over and over again he is tactically inept. If the club have any serious ambition he needs to be sacked after the game against Leicester win lose or draw his time is up before this gets really nasty.

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