West Ham’s dreary performance analysed


West Ham‘s dreary performance against Olympiacos is still causing much discussion among the fans and here Claret and Hugh‘s Facebook follower  Brian Neil Gay gives his view on a match which saw the team escape with a fortunate victory.

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Brian said: “It was like several players are not on each other’s wavelength. They need to spend some training time on one touch pass and move. It’s as if they are too afraid to get out of the defensive shape to offer up as an outlet, hence the man on the ball hesitates takes too much time and and ends up passing back or being robbed.

It’s a crying shame with the talent we have available. Moyes is fortunate that at least we have players that can make a moment of magic pay ie Paqeta, Bowen and Kudus on whom teams are already  tripling up .

We could start to use that to our advantage as that does create space. I think he’s still getting used to the pace of the PL games and what his team mates can and can’t do. I think it will click between him and the rest so that does bode well for the rest of the season.

Of course on another day Aguerd scores one or two of those headers, JWP gets a couple more assists and we win comfortably and it’s perfect in Moyes eyes! If I was JWP I’d be a little miffed that three perfect corner deliveries were not converted. He was certainly back to his set piece best.

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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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  • EddyT says:

    I think the balance was wrong should have started Divin up front and Jarrod in his normal position. Benrama was lack Lustre. Poor Divin got 5 minutes to show what he can do, ain’t good enough Moyes.

  • exsoulie says:

    At least the goal was quality but we do need a gaffer that can teach this squad how to play an attacking high press game without looking clumsy in possession.

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