West Ham Way not lost on Moyes


West Ham Way not lost on Moyes

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Claret and Hugh last night declared that David Moyes -whilst under pressure for his job from many last season- may have taken notice of Hammers fans wanting a return to the more attacking West Ham Way for which the club was once noted.

One CandH forum member Allen Cummings remarked, maybe¬† a touch cynically:¬† ” After 900 games as a manager David Moyes is suddenly listening to the fans?”
He added: “I think David Moyes knows his own mind by now – and makes his own decisions. The fans can have their say – and rightly so – but there are so many differing views – committed opinions – pet loves and pet hates – it’s a mish-mash of ideas and emotions which is a reasonable assessment”
However, responding, a committed member to the forum David Pope had this to say which is probably even more reasonable.
By David Pope
The loudest and biggest by far sentiment of our fans is to see a more stylish and faster-paced attacking style of football.

West Ham way not lost on Moyes

Of course David Moyes makes his own decisions but he cannot be ignorant of the history of our club and it cannot be lost on him the pride fans take from seeing a more stylish method of playing.
So I doubt he is so arrogant as to dismiss the desire of the fans and I have little doubt that Ms Brady and Mr Sullivan etc would love to be seen as running a club with a reputation for invention and flair.

Moyes not inflexible on West Ham Way

Imho, any manager who ‘knows his own mind’ and sticks rigidly to his views is a manager who has lost the ability to be flexible in his approach.
I don’t think David Moyes is inflexible or that he isn’t aware of the fans desire for more stylish tactics….I just think he’s taking a softly, softly approach to get there…rightly or wrongly.

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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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