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This Iron’s chance is well overdue

By Hughie Southon

It’s time for Alphonse Areola!

David Moyes has made it clear for months that the France international was his natural choice as second goalkeeper at the club but thus far has failed to use him at Premier League level to any degree at all.

With Lukasz Fabianski perhaps not quite looking what he was even a season ago. it is surely time to give Areola his chance.

Whether Fab receives another contract offer remains to be seem although frankly it wouldn’t be a surprise despite him heading towards 40.

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As a result, one wonders when Areola cost around £10 million and several weeks was spent organising his hefty wages one wonders when his chance will come.

Fab certainly hasn’t been at his best this term but is not to be over criticised as a result given the form of the remainder of the defence.

However, it would be good to see whether the current Number Two really has what it takes at PL level. Seems to us his chance is long overdue.


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About Hugh5outhon1895

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

3 comments on “This Iron’s chance is well overdue

  1. Yes Hugh we should be seeing more of the signings and not as half a game subs either. I feel it’s time to see Kehrer, Emerson, Downes, Paqueta, Scamacca and Cornet all play. Play everyone in their proper position in plus Benrahma for example – because the current team are largely out of form. Also – subs based on the game for strategy, not pre-booked one for one. If we need goals, two up front why not?

    • Totally agree Pete, hopefully Mr Moyes has something up his sleeve to incorporate those players now into the match day/on field squad.
      Noble needs to show them how to sweep the dressing room again lol.

  2. To be fair Areola was inbetween the sticks at the start of the season when Fab was injured and he somewhat fluffed his chance didn’t he.

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