Why Moyes has it so wrong with Ward Prowse


Why Moyes has it so wrong with JWP

The contrast couldn’t have been more stark. In the first half, James Ward-Prowse played in two different positions and performed poorly. He initially started in the central attacking midfield position, although it’s more defensive in David Moyes’ version. This role prioritises pressing, work rate, and energy over traditional skills like passing, dribbling, and shooting.

Unsurprisingly, Ward-Prowse struggled in the attacking midfield role. As expected, the experiment failed, leading to him being switched to the left wing, where he is equally unsuited. Wingers typically excel in pace, trickery, and crossing, none of which are Ward-Prowse’s strengths.

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Why Moyes has it so wrong playing Ward Prowse in attack

However, when Moyes positioned JWP in a proper midfield role alongside Edson Alvarez, he thrived. Not only did he score a wonderful goal from a corner, but his all-around game was excellent. He played in a role that requires work rate, simple passing, and determination, and he excelled in it.

I hope Moyes learns from this experience. Ward-Prowse is a decent central midfielder who takes excellent corners. Playing him in attacking roles benefits neither the player nor the team.

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  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    Ha ha haaaaaaaa!

    “I hope Moyes learns from this experience”.

    You’re too funny.

  • Anonymous says:

    What has Moyes got right? that would be the easier question to ask, he simply does not see the mistakes he makes, and his faults! He is Embarrassing himself now!

  • Frustrated says:

    Dump Moyes he’s dumped enough talented players, young and old.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Agree with other comments, Moyes plays many players out of position like he doesn’t know what he’s doing. No tactical subbing worth anything and a manager getting away with it in spite of his shortcomings, not because of his insight. His out of position selections and completely blanking even his own signings, baffling. Ignoring the young players, short sighted and wasteful. He makes the same ridiculous errors over and over, and is rescued by the players.

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