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Moyes: “Worst performance since I’ve been here.”

David Moyes refused to pull punches after the defeat in Wales describing it as the “worst performance in his time at West Ham.”

And he warned: ” I think the players have to take responsibility and reach the level they did six weeks ago.

We have the players who can do it but they will need to because we will need that between now and the end of the season.”

He was very unhappy with a performance which saw the team gifting goals to the rivals in the drop zone saying: “We should have saved the first, then it was two corners – one a simple cross to the back post which should have been cleared – and a penalty.”

He dismissed the idea that the Swansea defeat was critical saying: “It wouldn’t have mattered who we lost to today. We got after them at the start of the second half but then got caught by the third goal.”

He rued the loss of unwell Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins who was hit by a hamstring and remains worried about Wiston Reid who was stretchered off.

He said: “He was unconscious but we are more worried about a secondary injury to his knee.”


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13 comments on “Moyes: “Worst performance since I’ve been here.”

  1. Now the results of the penny pinching culture of the owners is there for all to see.If ever there is a reason to march on the 10th this it.

  2. Apart from losing 2 key central defenders and selling one that would have provided cover (although his new team in China let 8 goals in !!!) And then losing Reid , it seems Mr Moyes your up Shiite creek without A lot of paddles (central defenders) left ??? So how and your coaching staff gonna get over This??? “Put your boots on Pearce ” ?????????

  3. Not such a brilliant piece of business getting rid of Fonte after all. Moyes kept saying we had plenty of central defenders. With Reid possibly out for a while we suddenly look short. Who would have thought it?

  4. We haven’t got any capable defenders – & we haven’t had any for at least the last two seasons. The ones we have are always liable to concede a lot of goals. They really have no idea of how to defend. Every so often, they keep a clean sheet – & that tends to make one think that maybe they aren’t really that bad. But, then they return to type & concede 3/4/5 even to mediocre teams. We need a complete clear out & at least another 3/4 new defenders. Otherwise, we will continue to ship goals next season. How will we get them ? I don’t know !

  5. Six home games to save save our season,and then a complete overhaul in the Summer.Midfield is woeful or in todays case non existent, as we know and the defence needs a huge re vamp too.These problems have been there all season and the owners have not splashed the money and this is the result.

  6. Just a thought !! Maybe the recruitment policy which we all know is non existant will be considered the biggest factor when running a business or football club….you can do all the other things wrong and get away with it but if you continue to purchase ****e of all ages and not recruit quality then you are bound to get found out …..we’ve been crap all year and the manager knows exactly what’s needed but has nowhere to hide the deep set problems bequeathed to him by the previous manager and the board that’ll toss him under the bus if they get a whiff of a chance ….all the cracks are vast and the ship is sinking rapidly ….I can’t see us buying our way out in the summer either as the board clearly do not possess the financial clout that’s needed to run a successful premier league team……

  7. Well, Mr Moyes isn’t pulling any punches. Maybe it’s time to give Mr Moyes a taste of his own medicine: no punches being pulled.

    Mr Moyes you are a failing, flailing coach who is taking the Hammers along a parallel path to the Championship as you did at Sunderland. Relegation Alley. Apart from a touch of discipline and fleeting examples of organization, the team has performed as inconsistently and horribly as it did under Slaven Bilic’s regime.

    Of course it is not entirely your fault is it? No manager with real brand collateral would have touched our Club with a barge pole. But as you were pretty desperate and needy, you saw our Club as a last ditch chance to redeem and resurrect your derailed career. Or not. And, WHUFC has to pick up the tab for your indulgent experiment. Well, football is a game run by ‘chancers’ and in one sense you can’t be blamed for what is a sector disease. So, today you are not pulling your punches. Nor am I. Your coaching is despicable: one of your favoured words. It was a gloomy day indeed when you were appointed as coach. You have no imagination, your impose a boring, dour game on the fans.

    There is one matter on which I agree with your own prognosis: you could do it anywhere, at any club as you once claimed. Yes, I believe you…you could fail and flail, and reproduce the same failing,flailing, up imaginative and antediluvian coaching at any other club, anywhere.

    Simply can’t wait for you to find one ….anywhere but not here. If by some fluke of fate we survive thus season, and you can use that as a platform to get a job back at Preston, or wherever, I’ll not been churlish. I will be grateful to you. COYI

  8. Why was Kouyate not played at Centre Half when Reid went off?
    Why was Evra played at left wing back when Antonio on bench?

  9. Got rid of the slug because of dated football and needed to take the next step and ended up with the Scottish version of the slug playing the same old dour way 3 years down the line ! So glad we’ve progressed so much since the move to the rented athletics bowl 😆

    • Its a right royal mess GW ? If only they had found that watch 😂
      Its in the lap of the gods now mate 😉

  10. It should still be possible to scrape 8/9 points which might well save us but I don’t think we will. The problem is deep seated in the club & the present squad. Many bottom half sides (& top half) have had beatings this season then come back stronger. When Moyes came in with the same results the attitude, the defence & the results all improved. But only for a few weeks. We are now back to where we were in November. Remember 2011 when we got to about 30 points at the start of March then just sank without trace?

    I don’t think Moyes can turn it round again. If we lose to Burnley we could go for a short term panic change but I can’t really see the point. The annoying things is that although the squad is weak it should not be relegation fodder. Dunno about the West Ham Way I think we should spend more time working out the West Ham Weakness.

    • The weakness 64 is a midfield that can’t compete along with a defence that can’t defend !
      They haven’t addressed the problem that’s been evident for two seasons + lol! Lack of vision
      And lack of dosh ? Cowboys mate ! Chancers lol. 😈

  11. Exactly 64…..that weakness is buying players past their sell by date or players that are not international class we can’t get away with being linked to so many sub standard players that get found out and EXPOSED in the premier league…..off the top of my head I think an injection of cash to the sum of 120 million might be enough and that’s a big MIGHT ….to even begin to get a squad that’s capable of top ten finish in the premier, vast amounts invested will surely be needed each season if that is to be achieved….I very much doubt that will happen, as sad as it is …..That’s the predicament we find ourselves in and cannot for the life of me seeing that change unless investors are found that have very deep pockets ..

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