Muddled Moyes a man of massive contradiction


David Moyes is a man of massive contradictions.

Only ten days ago, Moyes was praising the depth of Xavi Alonso’s squad following West Ham’s 2-0 defeat at The BayArena. The Hammers’ manager pointed out that Leverkusen’s options from the bench ultimately swung the first leg in their favour as his team tired.

However, following the return fixture at the London Stadium last Thursday, Moyes told reporters that he would rather work with a small squad. The Irons’ gaffer highlighted the problems of managing big squads, yet moments later complained that West Ham had played 12 more games than the likes of Fulham.

His statements were a muddled mess, each sentence seemingly contradicting the previous. This scattergun thinking pointed to an indecisive mind lacking a clear vision. When listening to Moyes, it’s hard not to conclude that he is confused.

It’s clear he doesn’t share the vision of Director of Football Tim Steidten, nor that of Sporting Director Mark Noble, who has been tasked with creating a pathway for West Ham’s academy players.

Confused and muddled: David Moyes seems like a man with a broken footballing philosophy

Moyes looks like a beaten man

Increasingly, David Moyes appears to be an isolated figure at the club, where large sections of the fanbase are beginning to turn away from him. His position hasn’t been helped by his own comments or those in the media who often portray Hammers supporters as deluded and lacking in gratitude.

Moreover, Moyes looks unhappy. He carries the demeanour of a man crushed by the disappointment created by his own achievements. The more I watch his spikey exchanges with the press, the more I can’t help but conclude that he really should have left on a high following our victory in Prague. At that point, he was the all-conquering hero who had provided West Ham with our first cherished trophy in 43 years. Now, he just looks like a beaten, unhappy man with a confused philosophy.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Agree completely

  • Ian says:

    No. Question about PRAGUE was. MOYES highpoint.
    It is always sad when someone , in whatever walk. of. life, ( particularly in sport) will want to carry on with no obvious new. goal. in mind. . therefore proceeds to unpick what they had achieved .

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