Moyes’ transfer policy again comes under question

West Ham-David Moyes has a decision to make following injury news

Moyes’ transfer policy again comes under question

Manager David Moyes‘ transfer policy again comes under question with the departure of midfielder Conor Coventry

Moyes’ transfer policy again comes under question

The player has now moved to Charlton having played just one competitive first team game for West Ham since agreeing a professional contract in 2018 – a bizarre stat.

This is a player who became the Republic of Ireland’s all-time record holder for the most appearances at Under 21 level with 28 caps. That’s not to suggest he would have become a regular at West Ham had he be given the chance but that he was given no opportunities seems very odd indeed.

And as he left the club even his former skipper Declan Rice declared: “What a player, deserve all the things coming your way brother. Go smash it.”

When one bears in mind that David Moyes decided to spend £12 million on Flynn Downes  giving him 35 appearances before deciding he would let him leave finally using him as part of the James Ward-Prowse deal  really  does seem more than a little unfair on one of our own.

Ok, Conor isn’t good enough – we will never know now – but surely he should have been given more chances under the manager.

From what we saw of him he certainly had creative flair and on various occasions produced killer passes through opposition defences in pre-season games. Moyes spoke extremely well of him on occasions but at the end of the day allowed him to leave.

I think most of us would have liked him to have been given the chances Flynn Downes who cost a good few bob before being allowed to leave.


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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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  • D_J says:

    As said in the article- not good enough. We were all willing him to be I’m sure, but that’s the reality. The ‘killer passes’ bit is pretty laughable though. He is all sideways and backwards like Flynn Downes.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    I think the ‘ not good enough – we will never know now’ reference is very telling and indicative of Moyes approach. He either blows hot with a player, picking them even out of form, or blows cold and never gives them a chance. Too many have been called not good enough when it should have been never given a chance.

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