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by Centre Half
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Bushey Murders
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Bushey Murders

John’s a massive West Ham fan.

Awful.
by Centre Half
Tue May 07, 2024 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tim Steidten - How should we assess his contribution?
Replies: 546
Views: 30058

Re: Tim Steidten - How should we assess his contribution?

One things for sure, with Moyes out the door and Lopetugi in a Head Coach role, looks like Tim’s power at the club has increased somewhat.
by Centre Half
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prospective West Ham manager, 2024/25-
Replies: 4360
Views: 213459

Re: Prospective West Ham manager, 2024/25-

I see we're in the "appoint an attacking foreign manager" stage of the perennial cycle then. Great, looking forward to Sean Dyche pitching up in 18 months when we discover that doing well at Shakhtar Donetsk doesn't help you not be 19th at Xmas. Nice jacket though I'm sure Whilst this cou...
by Centre Half
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

I don’t think you can blame Moyes tactics last night. There’s a time and a place for shutting up shop and last night was it.

My issue is much more the Villa and Newcastle games, particularly Villa when he decided to pull the shutters down at the 45 minute mark.
by Centre Half
Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: West Ham Utd v Tottenham: match thread
Replies: 961
Views: 42161

Re: West Ham Utd v Tottenham: match thread

We’ll be ahead and playing pretty well, only for Moyes to shut up shop again which leads to us conceding.
by Centre Half
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

The most important thing to being defensively solid is to have defenders that are of a good enough standard. You can coach all you like, but that’s the crux of it. So why when we haven’t got good defenders, and aren’t defensively solid, does he generally instruct us to sit back and defend for 40 mi...
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

I think the players are getting frustrated with the ‘shut up shop as soon as possible’ mentality.

Coufal in his post match interview said ‘we just let them play’, and it’s not the first time I’ve heard him make a comment like that, criticising our approach.
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

And that’s why it’s hard to really want him to stay. 3-1 up, playing great stuff, completely changes how we’re playing to protect a two-goal lead. Awful substitution that didn’t work in any way, with Paqueta basically not there once he went up front, Phillips abysmal in every aspect of play. We do ...
by Centre Half
Sat Mar 30, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

Exactly the same as the Villa game, unfortunately Moyes reverting to the shut out effectively cost us three points.

Our defenders are crap. Defending isn’t our strong suit. Why can’t he see that?
by Centre Half
Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍️ Welcome Lucas Paquetá
Replies: 6459
Views: 517809

Re: ✍️ Welcome Lucas Paquetá - Our Brazilian Magnifico

Bubbles Fortuna wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:52 pm Quite a bit different from:

"I want to play at the highest level, win trophies, Champion's League etc." whilst fluttering eye lids at Arteta.
Worse still, if you believe the rumours, dining with Arteta.
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: West Ham United v Aston Villa: match thread (17.03.24)
Replies: 1220
Views: 76725

Re: West Ham United v Aston Villa: match thread (17.03.24)

funky chicken wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:15 pm As well as he played on Thursday I thought Kudus had an absolute stinker in the 2nd half today. It felt like everything he touched turned to sh*t.
Apart from going on a mazy run to lay the ball on an absolute plate for Ward-Prowse.
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

Anyone who thinks Aston Villa are a pushover are deluded. Oh a losing Villa team upped the tempo second half while sitting in a CL spot. Do we expect teams to come and roll over? No. The team and Moyes were nothing less than desperately unlucky today. And we still drew. No ones saying they are a pu...
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

paulhs1 wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:52 pm Carry on playing with this set up until the end of the season and top 6 is on as is a long run in the Europa and a new contract
Tempted fate posting this.

He just couldn’t help himself in the second half could he.
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

Just got home. Farcical VAR decisions aside, the second half tactics need to be questioned today. We were so good in the first half. Unfortunately Moyes just can’t help himself and we reverted back to defending at the first available opportunity. 65 minutes is way too early in a game to bring subs o...
by Centre Half
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UEFA Europa League 2023-24
Replies: 1739
Views: 142975

Re: UEFA Europa League 2023-24

I really hope it’s Benfica. Ticks all the boxes:

Great city
Big famous historic club
Beatable team
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

I’m by no means Moyes out, but he can hardly be surprised that the fans get frustrated with his tactics when we turn out such passive, weak performances like that first half. Two defensive midfielders, not closing down, no pressing high, sitting in our final third and letting them pick passes and p...
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

I really dont think he has set up to sit back tho two defenders CB suited to the high press phillips who on paper is a great mop up and release player paq , bowen and kudus 3 of the best attackers the club has had at one time no? id argue the only way he could have been more positive from the off i...
by Centre Half
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3641196

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

The way we set up is bizarre. Surely he can see we are a much better team when we are on the front foot. How can you watch that first ten minutes against Brentford and then decide the way to approach Burnley at home is to sit back and be passive early on. Two games this week that I’ve no doubt we wo...