The best case yet for keeping Moyes?


David Moyes may have been under pressure from us and others most of the season but Claret and Hugh follower Buster makes the best case for keeping him we have seen so far on our forums.

By CandH follower Buster

If David Moyes leaves this summer it’ll be because he wants to. The board won’t sack him.

Be careful what you wish for is my advice to Moyes’s critics. Ipswich Town are a good yardstick – even though they were not in the Premier League.

Ipswich were going nowhere in the Championship a few years ago. The had a good experienced manager in Mick McCarthy who’d spent six years worked with a Championship budget and keeping them safe as a mid-table team.

Their fans weren’t happy, they voiced their opinions and abused McCarthy, and just before the end of the season on his contract, he walked. Next season Ipswich finished rock bottom which devastated the diehards, and it’s just taken them four years to get out of League One.

Sometimes football fans don’t know when they’re better off. Allegedly, David Sullivan will sell out soon and the club might be in a better financial position to compete for a Champions League place. Look at what’s happened at Newcastle this season. If David Moyes has one year left, he will keep West Ham safe, and if things go well next Wednesday, there will be another season in the Europa League alongside Liverpool and Brighton. COYI

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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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  • West Aussie Hammer 1 says:

    Be careful for what you wish for? Well I don’t wish for backs to the wall tactics, one striker at least 100 metres from goal. We have just scraped in to stay in PL, that’s our bread and butter period. Yes it will be awesome to win this cup, of course, but we have been flat for most games with no change. Sadly it looks like we have lost our chance of Ange to the Spuds, that is a massive loss, you will see.

  • johnham1 says:

    Sorry i cannot see how you can compare what happened at Ipswich to our managerial situation at West Ham. Both situations are completely different. In the case of Ipswich they were mid table, in our case if results had gone against us in the second last week of the season we would have gone into the final PL weekend with the threat of relegation looming over us. Moyes did not keep us safe, he was the person who got it all wrong and got us in that situation. The major factor that kept us safe was the inability of other teams to get results. Moyes nearly brought the team down. We have a fantastic squad just waiting for the right manager like Potter to be appointed. McCarthy did his job at Ipswich they wanted more than that but Moyes did not do his job and as a result he has to go irrespective of what happens next wed, otherwise we will not attract the right players because of his style of play and other players will want to leave during the summer.

  • Pessimist says:

    If you want boring never get any better Football that will eventually see West Ham relegated, stick to Moyes like glue. If you want to stay awake and enjoy watching the Club and want it to improve get Mr Moyes out of the door and convince Celtic they need to go down instead.

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