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Two big Irons questions scaring us to death!


By Hughie Southon


The big question for me this morning is whether there are three teams worse than the Hammers in the Premier League. I’m no longer sure there are!

Nobody expected much from last night but anything other than a win against Brentford – and I’m certainly not confident – will surely see Moyes gone…or it should do. Will that happen?

My replacement would have been Thomas Frank – the Bees boss – but he has now signed a new five year deal with the club.

Moyes has given us a couple of great years and I thank him for that but  – and I don’t intend going into all the reasons again as I have declared them before – HE has been found out.

In admitting the manager is responsible in his post match comments before having another pop at the players the old proverb hit me via the lady in my house: A BAD WORK MAN ALWAYS BLAMES HIS TOOLS!

The other big question that needs answering is why they are playing so poorly and I have to start believing the manager has lost them via this archaic and unchanging system which every manager worth his salt worked out ages ago.

History repeats itself in his world – sacked at Old Trafford, sacked at Real Sociedad and sacked at Sunderland – it’s not rocket science is it?

He has never had a Plan B and his sell by date has passed.

No idea who replaces him …that’s not my job and it doesn’t matter anyway,

But it has to be over for this chump and I’m betting the Bees will do us on Friday with Leeds more than confident they can do the same.

And I do hope that after 60 years of supporting this club I am not described as a traitor for calling for a manager’s dismissal.

Ask yourselves iif any of the top clubs would even look in his direction! Err NOOOO!


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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

12 comments on “Two big Irons questions scaring us to death!

  1. 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. We can’t hesitate on that just because we haven’t got a successor lined up – courage and leadership needed

  2. Unfortunately I tend to agree.
    It’s the same old thing every game.
    Let’s get some sort of spark back….pleas
    It’s so predictable and pedestrian

  3. Absolutely spot on Hugh, should
    have gone 6 weeks ago,

  4. In my view everyone one from 10th down is in a battle of survival with only 7 points between them.
    We will have to recognise that this is a transitional season and wle will not qualify for Europe unless we win Europa Conference League. I think that is achievable given we have perfect record so far and euro competition seems to suit our new signings as they hopefully bed in to the rigours of Premier league.

  5. 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!

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

  7. Chump? Have some respect. I agree, his time is up. It’s stale, players are poor, it needs a new look, but have some respect for what he’s done. You just sound childish Hugh and you’re way too old to come across like that.

  8. Hugh wrote “Ask yourselves iif any of the top clubs would even look in his direction! Err NOOOO!” Well maybe not this season but the previous two seasons they certainly might have. And some of the other Prem clubs undoubtedly would have.

    It’s a tragedy that it’s come to this. David Moyes seems a very decent man. And he has a lot of respect in football circles. Maybe stubbornness is his achilles heel.

    I wonder if hesitancy will become the board’s achilles heel? I hope not!

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