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The Moyes issue – fans react

As expected should we lose, war is raging on the forums over David Moyes and his position as manager after the defeat by Arsenal. Here we publish random reactions from Claeret and Hugh followers.


We are poor in possession, poor out of possession, pose no threat whatsoever are and sleepwalking towards the Championship.


Tactically, we have to lay the blame at the feet of Moyes. But tactics are a moot point when we have players – seasoned internationals, some of whom have just been in a World Cup – are unable to pass the ball to each other!


Dithering Dave has become Deluded Dave if he thinks we’re not in a relegation battle. If Moyes stays we’ll be relegated, so it’s down to the Board to take the required actions.


As it stands there definitely are not three teams worse than us. We do, however, have a squad capable of a lot more with the right leadership and direction. Can we trust the Board to do what’s necessary to arrest the decline – absolutely not!


Bowen at least has been honest in his comments, unlike Rice and Moyes who’ve simply buried their heads in the sand.

Injuries have not helped, I was up until the World Cup Moyes IN, but now, I see no difference in playing style or tactics, yes, only 1 game since but enough to convince me Moyes has lost something and I don’t want to get relegated which I now think will happen if Moyes stays. Nothing will convince me it was not a waste of £150 mil plus that’s on Moyes.

I think that blindly believing that he is in control and will turn it round is just fingers crossed stuff, as every indication is that we are unlikely to achieve 10th at best and more likely relegated. We look lost, slow with no real game plan, the players are not running as before, and he has bought all those players with seemingly no plan or pattern of play. We are at a major crossroads for the season, and if we get less than four points from the next two games, he must go. 


My usual message to the” Moyes Out” shouting is who comes in!!


Although given the injuries and all the turnover, is it too soon to lose Moyes?
You don’t simply become a bad manager overnight….

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “The Moyes issue – fans react

  1. Moyes has a system and philosophy and instead of recruiting players to fit that system he bought the opposite. If he couldn’t get the best out of Haller why buy Scamacca who is a very similar type of player. I understand theres alot of fanfare about Paqueta but Benrahma has better stats in the Premier league then Paqueta has in Ligue 1 minute over the last couple of seasons. Cornet looks promising but is injury prone, Downes would be the perfect replacement for Soucek in the centre but Moyes wont drop him snd insists on playing Downes in the bloody hole up top ? …. Its glaringly obvious that Scamacca needs support and Moyes is too scared or stubborn to play Antonio and him together…

  2. Downes isn’t good enough for the Prem……. He creates nothing. Doesn’t score goals, doesn’t beat players. He just plays short passes across midfield, losing possession often leaving the defence vulnerable. He’s a liability. Downes will only ever be a defensive midfielder with a biting ‘studs up’ tackle for which he will pick up a handful of yellow cards amounting to regular suspensions. It’s been commented that Downes has been signed to one day replace Rice, but the only thing they have in common is that they were born in the same week.

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