Opinion
How do we solve a problem like Moysie?
When David Moyes was announced to the West Ham faithful as interim manager until the end of the season you could say the reception was lukewarm at the most. There was only one brief, to keep The Hammers up. He’s fulfilled the task in hand with two games to go. So what now?
Stick or twist. In a game where loyalty is rarely acknowledged and managers and players are on a constant merry go round do we welcome Moyes or shoo him out of the back door down Pudding Mill Lane?
Next season is our Europa League season, Champions League the following according to the plan of relocating to Stratford. Special nights under the floodlights await. Footballing superstars doing battle on the pitch as managerial wizards wave their wands and sprinkle their magic on their teams.
It would seem wrong to relieve Moyes of the role after he’s achieved what was expected of him. A strong disciplinarian and straight talker the Scot has managed to work in difficult circumstances both on and off the pitch and given us another season of Premier League football.
Arnautovic is a different player to the Bilic era. Hernandez hasn’t had a look in due to three reasons in my opinion, firstly he’d play better in a better team and secondly Moyes doesn’t fancy him and finally I think his legs have gone!!
Andy Carroll probably signed he’s own death warrant when he had a recent strop and I’d be surprised if both were at the club next season. The goalkeeping situation has been strange, when being given the opportunity to shine both have fluffed their lines. I’d be surprised if both were still Hammers in August. Jordan Hugill looked like a panic buy if we were relegated but deserves a chance seeing as there’s similarities between him and Carroll.We need a box to box midfielder and hopefully Antonio comes
So do the board dispense of Moyes or does Moyes say goodbye to us with his head held high and reputation intact? I reckon Moyes will stay on the proviso that he has assurances regarding recruitment and a healthy budget. A majority of supporters disgruntled at the running of the club won’t accept a season like this again. This is why we have to try to keep our man. Rafa Benitez is still on the boards radar, there’s rumours that he’ll be available if Newcastle don’t cough up the funds that he requires to move the Tynesider’s forward. Out of the chip pan into the fire if he comes to our gaff. I’m sure Rafa could do better than us.
Good ole social media is always a good indicator of supporters feelings and if the board are keeping tabs then Moyes isn’t the man. I’m definitely a be careful for what you wish for kind of guy. Arnautovic probably kept us up when Bilic couldn’t lead he him out of the stable, if we’d carried on prior to Moyes then we’d be looking forward to Brentford Norwich and Millwall next season. Big Sam has made progress since taking over at Everton although supporters are slightly agrieved at his teams playing style, now there’s a surprise.
Whatever happens and whoever gets the job the board must put up and shut up. Our transfer business needs to be done early and targets signed prior to the season starting. The rumour mill has already started and picking bones from relegated teams isn’t the way forward apart from Butland and Shaqiri. Comments from the boardroom about 40 million pound strikers West Ham bound do nothing other than drive a bigger divide between us and them.
The next season is a clean slate and an opportunity for us to all move forward. Be it Moyes or whoever, we have to unite and start afresh. I’ll stick my head on the line and say next season top 7 with Moyes and a Cup Final. Aim big, spend big!!! All Hail The Moysiah!!!