Fan’s view: Nothing has changed


Nothing has changed

There has been a mixed response for the Hammers from today’s game on the Claret and Hugh forums – relief at West Ham‘s win but with many aware that there needs to much improvement in the style and tactics  the squad and manager  are employing at the moment. In this piece regular C and H reader and follower Winchester Hammer gives his view on what he saw and claims nothing has changed from previous Irons perdormances!

By Winchester Hammer

I’m sorry to be a grouch, but let’s analyse the game properly and be honest with ourselves. It wasn’t that West Ham were good in the second half. It was that Forest were even worse.

The painfully slow build up. The passing back – even from attacking moves. The terrible lack of movement off the ball – none making themselves available to receive the ball, which is why they often have to pass backwards. It was shocking to watch. We can’t just carry on relying on JWP’s set plays.

West Ham have some really talented and experienced Premier League and international players. I just wonder what they’re doing in training all week. Sometimes they seem surprised they’ve been passed to. Only David Moyes can make a bunch of talented players seem so ordinary.

Unfortunately this win buys him more time, when, in actual fact, nothing has changed. It’s still garbage.

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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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  • Roman says:

    So so true.

  • WestSidePhil says:

    Long time since last post but after todays game the comments made on the site just summed up life watching West Ham under Moyes – it’s frustrating to see what could be ….but will never be under Moyes. 180 mile round trip is a tough ask to watch this as a season ticket holder of many years…as said this will sadly buy Moyes more time I suspect.

  • stubbo says:

    The trouble is these old managers thing coaching attacking is about ‘get it to the creative players’ or ‘get it wide and sling it in the box’.

    Modern attacking managers know that player movement is coached and choreographed. And it’s why Moyes can’t change…coaching modern players in movement patterns is a skill, and came after his time.

    Nothing will or can change until the club changes, and he goes.

  • Hammeroo says:

    That’s telling it like it is, Winchester!

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